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Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends collects the wit, wisdom, and anecdotes of musical theatre's greatest artists from the Golden Age to Now. From actors to directors, designers to playwrights, press agents to general managers, this podcast is a celebration of the giants who helped shape the American Musical Theatre. Hosts: Robert W. Schneider & Kevin David Thomas

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Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends collects the wit, wisdom, and anecdotes of musical theatre's greatest artists from the Golden Age to Now. From actors to directors, designers to playwrights, press agents to general managers, this podcast is a celebration of the giants who helped shape the American Musical Theatre. Hosts: Robert W. Schneider & Kevin David Thomas

    NICK WYMAN, Actor

    NICK WYMAN, Actor

    Shows: Very Good Eddie, My Fair Lady, Network
    Born in Portland, Maine, Nick Wyman has had a 45-year career of film, television, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. 
    After serving on Actors' Equity's governing council for twenty years, Nick was elected National President of the union and served for five years. He has served on the board of trustees of the Actors Fund and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and has been a trustee for twenty years of the Equity-League Pension & Health Funds.
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    • 57 min
    DAVID LOUD, Music Director

    DAVID LOUD, Music Director

    SHOWS: Merrily We Roll Along, She Loves Me, Curtains

    David Loud occupies a unique place in Broadway history: in addition to his distinguished body of work as a music director and vocal arranger, he has also originated three roles as an actor. He most recently served as Music Director for the Broadway premiere of The Visit, starring Chita Rivera and Roger Rees. Other credits include the original Broadway productions of The Scottsboro Boys, Sondheim on Sondheim, Curtains, Ragtime, A Class Act, Steel Pier, and revivals of Porgy and Bess, She Loves Me, Company, and Sweeney Todd. He originated the role of Manny in Terrence McNally’s Master Class (starring Zoe Caldwell), played Sasha (the conductor) in Curtains, and made his Broadway debut in Harold Prince’s original 1981 production of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along.
    Off-Broadway, David created the vocal and dance arrangements for Kander & Ebb’s And the World Goes ‘Round. He has created arrangements for Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Audra MacDonald, Victoria Clark, Paulo Szot, Liz Callaway, Betty Buckley, and Barbara Cook. He conducted the incidental music for Mike Nichols’s revival of Death of a Salesman and collaborated with Wynton Marsalis and John Doyle on A Bed and a Chair, a jazz interpretation of Sondheim’s music. Other recent projects include The Land Where the Good Songs Go, a concert of Jerome Kern songs at Merkin Concert Hall; First You Dream, a concert of Kander & Ebb songs that was broadcast on PBS; and three programs in the 92nd Street Y’s Lyrics and Lyricists series: On A Clear Day: The Musical Vision of Burton Lane, Taking a Chance on Love: The Music of Vernon Duke, and A Good Thing Going: The Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince Collaboration. He is a graduate of Yale University and has been on the faculty of the Yale School of Drama and Fordham University.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    JOHN RUBINSTEIN Pt. 2, Actor

    JOHN RUBINSTEIN Pt. 2, Actor

    Shows: Pippin, Fools, Getting Away With Murder
    Celebrated actor John Rubinstein is back to talk about Fosse, Pippin, Mike Nichols, Neil Simon, Stephen Sondheim, and so much more in the conclusion of our interview.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    VIRGINIA SEIDEL, Actress

    VIRGINIA SEIDEL, Actress

    The delightful and darling Virginia Seidel looks back on her career which includes sharing the stage with Dorothy Lamour, Ethel Merman, Ray Milland, Leland Palmer, Douglas Fairbanks, John Raitt, and Sylvia Sims!
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    • 56 min
    STEVE ROSS, The Crown Prince of Cabaret

    STEVE ROSS, The Crown Prince of Cabaret

    The “Crown Prince of New York Cabaret” is what Steve Ross was dubbed many years ago. He hasn’t lost his title. In fact, the only change today would be dropping “New York.” In the past decade alone Steve has performed around the country and around the world in every kind of venue – from Rio de Janeiro to Sydney, from Carnegie Hall to Lincoln Center and from cabarets to theaters.

    An articulate man with a keen knowledge of the Great American Songbook’s music and history, Steve has hosted radio series and outdoor concerts.

    This week Steve talks to Rob and Kevin about Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, and so many more!

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    RUPERT HOLMES, Songwriter

    RUPERT HOLMES, Songwriter

    Shows: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Curtains, The Nutty Professor

    Tony Award winning composer, lyricist, librettist Rupert Holmes drops in to discuss his incredible career as well as his new musical, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, which is about to open at The Ogunquit Playhouse.....and a sneak peek at a new Broadway bound musical.

    Rupert pulls back the curtain to reveal why Gilbert and Sullivan are at the foundation of his creations, how Joe Papp lured him to the world of musical theatre, and who might be the murderer in the infamous The Mystery of Edwin Drood Music Video.

    Plus: Marvin Hamlisch, John Kander, Cleo Laine, and so many more!
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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So great

Sometimes this podcast has sound issues but when it doesn’t it soars to greatness.
If you love all things theater and love theater history this is the show for you!

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The Best Thing Ever!!

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