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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

    SUMMER RERUN: George S. Irving

    SUMMER RERUN: George S. Irving

    Revisit our episode with Tony Award winner George S. Irving
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    • 59 min
    SUMMER RERUN: Randy Graff

    SUMMER RERUN: Randy Graff

    Revisit our first episode with Tony Award winner Randy Graff.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    PODCAST CROSSOVER: Backstage Babble's Charles Kirsch Interviews Rob & Kevin

    PODCAST CROSSOVER: Backstage Babble's Charles Kirsch Interviews Rob & Kevin

    To celebrate Behind The Curtain's over 500 episodes, Backstage Babble's Charles Kirsch turned the tables on Rob and Kevin and made them the guests of honor.
    The boys look back on how they met, their favorite guests, their oddest interviews, and why they are passionate about preserving the oral histories of Broadway's hardest workers.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    LAINIE KAZAN, Actress

    LAINIE KAZAN, Actress

    SHOWS: Funny Girl, Seesaw (Detroit), My Favorite Year

    Lainie Kazan has done it all. Broadway, Off-Broadway, Movies, Television, Recordings, Nightclub Owner, Playboy Model, Fashionista, and provided audiences with indelible memories in such shows as Bravo, Giovanni, Seesaw (Detroit), My Favorite Year, TV shows like The Nanny, and movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding!

    Lainie pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she won the role of understudying Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, what it was like out of town with Seesaw, and why she decided to become one of the first female club owners in a male-dominated field.

    Also, Lainie shines the spotlight on Peter O'Toole, Barbra Streisand, and Michael Bennett!

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    JOHN RUBINSTEIN, Actor- Part One

    JOHN RUBINSTEIN, Actor- Part One

    SHOWS: Pippin, Getting Away With Murder, Wicked

    In Part One of our interview with John Rubinstein we hear how the man who has appeared in Pippin, Children of a Lesser God, Fools, Hurlyburly, M Butterfly, Ragtime, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, not to mention The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Crazy Like a Fox, Feud, and so many more, has sustained a career as an actor, director, writer, and educator for over fifty years!

    John pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he befriended Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin, what it was like collaborating with Bob Fosse, and why he is such an advocate for Los Angeles theatre.

    Also, John shines the spotlight on Arthur Rubinstein, Stephen Schwartz, and Ben Vereen!

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    CRAIG CARNELIA, Songwriter

    CRAIG CARNELIA, Songwriter

    SHOWS: Working, Is There Life After High School, Sweet Smell of Success

    Craig Carnelia, the man who has given the world such songs as Just A Housewife and The Mason from Working, The Kid Inside from Is There Life After High School, What You’d Call a Dream from Diamonds, At The Fountain, and One Track Mind from Sweet Smell of Success, and of course, Flight, joins Rob and Kevin to look back on these incredible songs.

    Craig pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he had an epiphany at No Strings, what it was like being in the room with Marvin Hamlisch, and why his new works emphasize social awareness.

    Also, Craig shines the spotlight on Wally Harper, Stephen Schwartz, and Hal Prince!

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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
347 Ratings

347 Ratings

LA BREEZY ,

Inside the Minds Of

What a wonderful way to get to know your favorite theater actors. Each Podcast is like a stage personal stage performance. Thanks

a fan who saw you in Durham ,

The Best

The most recent episode with Jules and Peggy was a true gift. Beautiful interview with thoughtful and wonderfully collaborative leaders in the field. Who knew that lighting could be so interesting? Thank you.

99b@nanamuffins ,

Behind the Curtain

If you love Broadway, this podcast is awesome. The hosts are super. Lee Roy teams is a true treasure. Thank you for Gavin on occasionally. He deserves a Kennedy center award.

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