January 19, 2012
Alice Walker & Marsha Norman on their influences & the colorful work that's now a musical.
November 24, 2010
Tom Hanks joins a live studio audience for an intimate and revealing conversation about his life and career.
November 17, 2010
An actor with an incredible range, Lithgow entertains the audience with tales from his diverse roles.
November 10, 2010
Heaton tells stories from her time as a struggling actress to the set of Everybody Loves Raymond.
November 3, 2010
Conway give viewers a glimpse behind the scenes of some of his most famous shows.
May 20, 2008
Marvin Hamlisch's life in music is notable for its great versatility as well as substance.
May 16, 2008
Tony Award-winning author Bob Martin discussed his Broadway debut with "The Drowsy Chaperone."
May 14, 2008
Newsweek magazine has called Chita Rivera "the greatest musical dancer ever."
May 12, 2008
Adam Guettel is a Tony Award-winning musical theater composer and lyricist.
BackStage with℠ is a series of dynamic interviews with masters in the performing arts, offering revealing insights and inspirational motivation into the creation of groundbreaking Broadway musicals.
Scott Simon is one of America’s most admired writers and broadcasters, and is host of Backstage With.
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