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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, a Secret YouTube Clip, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 6, 2017

This Week: Merrily We Roll Along, a secret YouTube clip, a magazine from the past, celebrating the orchestrator, and there WILL be trumpets! Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Ben Rimalower
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 27, 2017

This Week: Hide the children because this episode gets a bit naughty with acclaimed writer and director Ben Rimalower (PATTI ISSUES, BAD WITH MONEY). The gents discuss Patti LuPone as a gateway drug, Ben's Top 5 Divas, the joy of ranking cast albums, the best auditions ever seen, what was Ben's most controversial Playbill article, what it's like to have Patti in the audience, INTO THE LIGHT returns, a lengthy discussion about length, what shows need to come back, a case for why THE WIZ movie is better than THE WIZ stage play, and Rob does Robert Goulet in FIDDLER. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with GREASE's Original Sandy, Carole Demas
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 24, 2017

Rob and Kevin go together with Broadway's original Sandy, Carole Demas, on this week's fascinating episode. Carole looks back not only on her time with Grease, and what it was like to create one of Broadway's most iconic heroines, but also Carole discusses the resilience she created within herself when she was let go from both the revival of NO, NO, NANETTE and Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Sing Out Louise' and Part 2 of Peter Filichia's 100 on 'Behind the Curtain'
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 20, 2017

Listening devices, Mrs. Lovett vs. Joanne, the role of the prompter, the top ten most produced high school plays and musicals, the soothing voices of NPR, a book that foretold the podcast, and Rob and Kevin debate the greatest musical episodes! (more...)

Matt Pfieffer Reimagines GODSPELL with Gender-Blind Cast at Villanova Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Villanova Theatre will kick off the 2017-2018 season with the iconic musical Godspell, directed by Philadelphia favorite Matt Pfeiffer, who took home the Barrymore Award for Best Direction of a Play two years in a row. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Nominated Leading Man Ron Husmann
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 17, 2017

One of Broadway's greatest leading men, Ron Husmann, joins Rob and Kevin in a telephone discussion about his incredible Broadway career that started with FIORELLO and was a whirlwind of big shows, big stars, and big hurdles. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with All Black GUYS AND DOLLS and Peter Filichia's 100 Greatest Musical Episodes
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 13, 2017

This Week: Kevin passes the football, Rob is confused by the meaning of NFL, celebrating the all-black revival of GUYS AND DOLLS, who wanted to be Broadway's second PHANTOM, and Peter Filichia ranks the greatest musical theatre moments in history. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with the King of Obscure Showtunes, Michael Lavine
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 10, 2017

If you are in the musical theatre business, chances are you have thanked heaven for the brilliance of Michael Lavine. While any one of us could easily go and pick up the scores to MY FAIR LADY, CAROUSEL, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, or HAMILTON, what do we do when we need a song cut from one of those shows? Or, the whole score of a musical that closed on opening night? What if we want to see the cut songs from OKLAHOMA? We go to Michae Lavine, who owns one of the world's largest private collections of musical theatre music. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Nominated Choreographer Patricia Birch
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 9, 2017

The musical theatre of the 1970s offered audiences the most diverse style of musical entertainment. There were traditional golden age shows, concept shows, revivals, nostalgia crazes, social commentary shows, and Pat Birch was involved in every genre. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Creeps on Jason Robert Brown and Talks MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 4, 2017

This Week: Looking back on THE LAST FIVE YEARS, celebrating HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, creeping on JRB, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG opens this Friday, international Sondheim, back to Bacall, a sneak peak of a bygone Broadway, teaching Bacall to dance, the librettos of Doc Simon, secrets of A CHORUS LINE, the importance of the libretto, Sid Caesar, the grittiness of Charity, what its like to show doctor, musicals that have other, unaccredited creators, the loss of obscurity, is Joshua Harmon the new Neil Simon, the 'boulevard comedy' and a demand for humor in the theatre. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Visits with the Legendary Tony Roberts
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 29, 2017

Everyone step to the rear and let Tony Roberts take the day. One of America's most beloved character actors drops by Shetler Studios to look back on his career with Rob and Kevin. While Tony's film career includes such movies as ANNIE HALL, PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM, and SERPICO, we will discuss his amazing theatre career, which includes HOW NOW, DOW JONES, SUGAR, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, DON'T DRINK THE WATER, XANADU, and VICTOR/VICTORIA. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' on Tim Curry, Christine Pedi, Charles Strouse, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 25, 2017

This Week: Happy Halloween! To celebrate the spookiness of the season, Rob and Kevin reveal their costumes, Mrs. Garrett pulls a Patty Duke, Tim Curry can't find his tambourine, Charles Strouse gets spooky, Big Daddy Whiz goes to the pumpkins, Rob meets Christine Pedi, Liza Minnelli has a pokerface, Rob plays Daddy Warbucks, and Christine Pedi wants to save the Cafe Edison! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Visits with the Legendary Ken Page
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 23, 2017

Even if your feet's too big come to the heavyside layer and join Rob and Kevin as they sit down with the incredible star of THE WIZ, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN, CATS, and the iconic THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, the warm and wonderful Ken Page. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Yale Rep to Present Nambi E. Kelley's Stage Adaptation of NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre presents NATIVE SON, the critically acclaimed new play by Nambi E. Kelley adapted from the iconic American novel by Richard Wright, directed by Seret Scott, November 24 December 16 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, November 30. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses CENTER STAGE, 'Broadway Bound' Concert at 54 Below, and David Letterman
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 19, 2017

This Week: Life post-Merrily We Roll Along, Kevin gets to watch THE WORLD GO ROUND, Rob brings back 24 BROADWAY BOUND musicals, Rob breaks the rules that Kevin follows, Van Johnson sees red, Letterman loves La Cage, the joys of My Mama's Attic, Kevin is a dancer and a dancer dances, celebrating CENTER STAGE, and Donna Murphy hits the barre. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Broadway Alum and Big Screen Chava, Neva Small
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 16, 2017

Everyone's favorite little bird, little Chavala, Neva Small, sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on her fabulous career both onstage and on the screen. Neva takes us back to the filming of the immortal FIDDLER ON THE ROOF film, as well as how her career as a child actress led to her Broadway appearances in SOMETHING MORE, HENRY, SWEET HENRY, THE IMPOSSIBLE YEARS, FRANK MERRIWELL, and SOMETHING'S AFOOT. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with 'Musical Theater Today' Founders, Ben Van Buren and Lucas Tahiruzzaman Syed
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 12, 2017

This Week: Rob and Kevin sit down with Ben Van Buren and Lucas Tahiruzzaman Syed, the co-founders and editors of Musical Theater Today, a new, yearly periodical inspired by the extraordinary variety of artists, institutions, and audiences engaged in the musical theatre world. Ben and Lucas not only discuss the genesis of the book but discuss some of its contributors and its most fascinating articles. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Announces the Cast of WOMAN OF THE YEAR at 54 Below & Goes Back to Rydell High
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 8, 2017

Rob announces his cast for Woman of the Year at Feinstein's/54 Below, Joyce DeWitt is a goddess, Rob gets starstruck over Janet Wood, Angela Bower is Miss Mannerly, who's nice vs who isn't, Judith Light takes out the ladies who lunch, the genius of John Kenrick, the definitive musical theatre website, greasing the lightning again, Sandy's cousin needs a girlfriend, and the class of Rydell High needs social security. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony Winner Cady Huffman
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 5, 2017

Well, we've got her, so we are going to flaunt her. The wonderful, Tony Award-winning Cady Huffman swings by Shetler Studios to look back on her career, including such shows as LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, BIG DEAL, THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, STEEL PIER, THE PRODUCERS, THE NANCE, and many others! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes the Legendary Tovah Feldshuh
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 19, 2017

Come down from your balcony, Golda, because Tovah Feldshuh is sitting down with Rob and Kevin to look back on her incredible career in theatre, film, and television. Tovah dissects not only her process, but, her collaborations with countless directors, writers, and fellow actors. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' on CELEBRATION, MERMAN's APPRENTICE, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 15, 2017

Rob and Kevin sing from Sunset Boulevard, the insanity of recitative, Rob and Kevin try to speak with the young kids, Kevin advocates for Lil Abner, the brilliance of Jones & Schmidt, how J&S really led the musical theatre revolution, the saga of Grover's Corners, Ethel Merman plays teacher, David Merrick sings, and the brilliance of musicals within musicals. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes FUNNY GIRL and Nightclub Star, Mimi Hines
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 13, 2017

No one is going to rain on your parade today because the wonderful survivor of over sixty years of show business, Mimi Hines, joins Rob and Kevin for one of their most intimate and revealing interviews to date with the star of FUNNY GIRL and countless television specials, late night talk shows, and nightclub acts. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Color Blind Casting, Alka Seltzer, & NO PAY, NUDITY
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 1, 2017

This Week: Rob and Kevin discuss color blind casting in musical theatre and what can musical theatre programs across the country to do to help lead the cause, our guests send us swag, celebrating the great Kafritz & Mamie Eisenhower, Alka Seltzer's greatest commercial, spilling the tea on Weekend at Bernies, Nathan Lane can't get work, Donna Murphy goes to acting school, and the follies of the AEA. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Forgotten (and Potential) Tony Categories with Bryan Hobgood
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 7, 2017

This week Rob, Kevin, and Tony Award historian Bryan Hobgood discuss categories that used to be part of the Tony Awards ceremony but have since been removed....plus, categories that we want to see added for future shows! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Tony Nominated Musicals with Bryan Hobgood
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 5, 2017

5,6,7,8.....TONY! Rob and Kevin welcome back Tony Awards historian Bryan Hobgood to discuss the 2016-2017 Tony Award Nominations! This week's episode focuses on this season's musical works. From COME FROM AWAY to GROUNDHOG'S DAY. HELLO, DOLLY to SUNSET BOULEVARD. Josh Groban to Ben Platt, and everything in between that sings, is discussed, dissected, and dismantled. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Theatre 503 To Host UK Premiere of Popular American Comedy BOOM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Written in 2008 and premiering at the Ars Nova Theater in New York, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's comedy BOOM quickly became the most produced play in the US between 2009 - 2010 and until now, has never before been professionally staged in the UK. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses WOOP WOOP and THE MADWOMAN OF CENTRAL PARK WEST
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 14, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob goes to Central Park West and Kevin goes to WOOP WOOP. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-winning Lighting Designer, Ken Billington
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 11, 2017

Curtain up! Light the lights....literally, because this week's guest is Tony Award winning lighting designer Ken Billington, Ken swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his over one hundred Broadway credits including SWEENEY TODD, CHICAGO, and ON THE 20TH CENTURY. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks to One of Broadway's Funniest Actors, ANASTASIA's John Bolton
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 31, 2017

One of Broadway's funniest guys, John Bolton, sits down with Rob and Kevin to discuss his incredibly wild and varied career. From DAMN YANKEES to CONTACT, SPAMALOT to A CHRISTMAS STORY, to this year's smash hit, Anastasia, John looks back on it all and offers us a glimpse into what it is like being a contemporary character actor. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Gershwin, Liza, JRB, and that Doggie in the Window
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 26, 2017

This Week: Singing Sunday, praising Broadway Briefing, the fight for Casting Directors, Kevin has a kiki with the Giants, Jason Robert Brown's odd writing spaces, putting a twist on a Gershwin classic, Fred Ebb teaches Liza how to sell a song, and the bitterness of 'How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?' (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with FOREVER PLAID's Jason Graae
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 24, 2017

Put on your plaid jacket because original FOREVER PLAID cast member, Jason Graae, is sitting down with Rob and Kevin to talk about his career in theatre, cabaret, and the land of voice over. Jason's numerous credits include over 45 recordings, the original casts of DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP?, STARDUST, AND A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, and, a personal favorite, the voice of the Lucky Charms leprechaun! (more...)

Carmen Cusack to Return for BRIGHT STAR at the Ahmanson This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Center Theatre Group has announced that Carmen Cusack will reprise her Tony- nominated role as Alice Murphy in 'Bright Star' at the Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Michelle Hurd Joins FOX's LETHAL WEAPON as Recurring Guest Star
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Michelle Hurd has joined FOX's LETHAL WEAPON as a recurring guest star. Hurd will portray “Gina Santos,” who is brought in as Chief, above Avery (Kevin Rahm), to take some control of the division. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Shower Playlists, Dueling Carol Channings, and Beat Boxing
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 19, 2017

The return of Freddie Martinez, Kevin's strange obsession Rob's shower playlist, Kevin abuses the word 'kiki,' the correct way to listen to a cast recording is debated, Kevin is attacked by a Fantastick mosquito, Bert from Mary Poppins becomes a theatre cat, Rob celebrates being a Quilter, Carol Channing is The King of Siam, Rob breaks out a Yul Brenner & Rob & Kevin have dueling Channings, plus the beat boxing of John Bucchino and Friends. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Broadway's Jekyll and Hyde, Robert Cuccioli
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 17, 2017

This is the moment because Broadway's very own Dr. Jekyll AND Mr. Hyde, Robert Cuccioli, sits down with Rob & Kevin to look back on his career as both an actor and a director. Robert discusses such projects as AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND, ROTHSCHILD & SONS, LES MISERABLES, plus his unyielding love of Shakespeare. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' on Broadway Bitmojis, Elvis Impersonators, THE GOLDEN GIRLS, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 12, 2017

Broadway bitmojis, Rob tries out a new impression, the great MADWOMAN OF CENTRAL PARK WEST debate of 2017, ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS, Jim Brochu in ZERO HOUR, which episodes of THE GOLDEN GIRLS make Rob & Kevin reach for the hanky, Bea Arthur shows shade at Jerry Herman, Rob sings a theme song, The Public Theatre controversy, has America created its own blacklist, Don Quixote sings about the wind, and a Robert Viagas book that reflects our ideas of collaboration. (more...)

Will Merrick to Lead Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's BOOM at Theatre 503
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Written in 2008 and premiering at the Ars Nova Theater in New York, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's comedy BOOM quickly became the most produced play in the US between 2009 - 2010 and until now, has never before been professionally staged in the UK. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Nominated Composer Larry Grossman
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 7, 2017

Yes, mama, there's a rainbow but stop looking at it long enough to listen to Tony nominated composer Larry Grossman discuss what it was like not only working on MINNIE'S BOYS, GOODTIME CHARLEY, GRIND, A DOLL'S LIFE, and SNOOPY, but to discuss what it was like working with Bing Crosby, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, and the Muppets!  (more...)

Photo Flash: BOOM Makes a Splash at Theatre503
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Written in 2008 and premiering at the Ars Nova Theater in New York, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's comedy BOOM quickly became the most produced play in the US between 2009 - 2010 and until now, has never before been professionally staged in the UK. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE Sequel, James McMullen's Posters
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 31, 2017

Thanking the Sound Gods, onstage mistakes, the Holy Grail of Broadway impressions is found within Robbie Rozzelle, Gwen Verdon wants to go to the movies, the joys of a second whorehouse, Tommy Tune does double duty, praising the poster, Lincoln Center's greatest weapon, and much more! (more...)

Matt Pfieffer Reimagines GODSPELL with Gender-Blind Cast at Villanova Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Villanova Theatre will kick off the 2017-2018 season with the iconic musical Godspell, directed by Philadelphia favorite Matt Pfeiffer, who took home the Barrymore Award for Best Direction of a Play two years in a row. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Remembers the Late Thomas Meehan, Discusses SMILE, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 24, 2017

This Week: Mourning Thomas Meehan, celebrating the great bookwriters of yesterday and today, Michael Jackson wants to be David Merrick, Larry Hart meets Larry Hart, Diane Sawyer snoops around Smile, Ariel wants to go to Disneyland, and the puzzlement of the 1986-1987 Broadway season.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks with Tony-Nominated Director Susan H. Schulman
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 20, 2017

THE SECRET GARDEN. LITTLE WOMEN. VIOLET. The revivals of SWEENEY TODD and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. All that, and much more, were directed by Susan H. Schulman, one of the very first female directors of musical theatre. At a time when women were rejected from Yale's graduate directing program and told to become actresses not directors, Susan triumphed in New York, and abroad! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' on What Would be in a 'Not Since CARRIE' Sequel and More
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 16, 2017

Praising the bible of Musical Theatre geekdom, Where in the World is Ken Mandelbaum, the Beckettian podcast from last week, praising Yma Sumac (or, Amy Camus), what would go in a 'Not Since Carrie 2, and more! (more...)

Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Winning Designer Clint Ramos
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 14, 2017

One of Broadway's most acclaimed designers, Clint Ramos, joins Rob and Kevin, via phone, to discuss his illustrious career, which includes collaborating on such recent productions as SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, IN TRANSIT, ECLIPSED, VIOLET, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, KID VICTORY, and countless others. (more...)

'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Barbara Cook
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 10, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Celebrating Barbara Cook. (more...)

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