Brave the storm and come and hear the story of Ahrens and Flaherty’s beautiful musical, ‘Once On This Island.’ With its current Broadway revival this show has gained a new life, so come and listen to the boys this week as they talk all about how Michael Arden’s production has reinvigorated the gender roles and turned ‘Once On This Island’ into a much more feminist piece, they have some cheery chat about how different societies deal with death and give their thoughts about this year’s Tony nominations!
This Week: Individuals, and shows, who should have been nominated for the 2017-2018 Tony Award nominations. 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. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: https://bit.ly/2i7nWC4
The actor, nominated for a Tony Award for his leading role in “Angels in America,” compares the Tonys and the Oscars, talks up the timeliness of “Angels” and reveals what is, for him, “the greatest privilege in playing this part.”
We are in the gorgeous new home of Musical Director & Conductor Dan Micciche! Dan is breathing rarified air, having been both a performer on Broadway (Mary Sunshine in “Chicago”) and musical director for a National Broadway Tour (“Wicked.”) Dan is a man who knows what he wants and just goes for it. He tells us his incredible stories about how he got his equity card and first Broadway show, as well as how important his mentors have been to him in his career. We talk Boston Conservatory, life on the road, the power that comes from asking for what you want, the connection between a conductor and the actors, apartment hunting in New York City, magical boyfriends, and open mic nights at The West End Lounge.
The Factory is a theatre company like no other. No sets, no props, no blocking, no set cast, no auditions, open rehearsals…you name the theatrical convention and they are tearing it down.