Theater Talk Welcomes AMERICAN IDIOT 8/6

Theater Talk Welcomes AMERICAN IDIOT 8/6

Theater Talk, the series devoted to the world of the stage, is co-hosted by Michael Riedel, Broadway columnist for the New York Post and series producer Susan Haskins.

This Week...
American Idiot:
from MTV to Broadway
on Thirteen:
Friday, August 6th at 12:30 AM

on CUNY TV:
Saturday, August 7th at 8:30 PM
Sunday, August 8th at 12:30 PM and
Monday, August 9th at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM

We sit down with Billie Joe Armstrong, composer and lyricist of the acclaimed new musical American Idiot, based on the best-selling album he created with his band Green Day. Armstrong is joined by director Michael Mayer, who had the vision to transform the CD rock opera into a popular musical on Broadway.

Coming Next Week...
Free for All: Joe Papp, The Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told
on Thirteen:
Friday, August 13th at 12:30 AM

on CUNY TV:
Saturday, August 14th at 8:30 PM
Sunday, August 15th at 12:30 PM and
Monday, August 16th at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, & 7:30 PM

We discuss the legacy of NYC's Public Theater and its founder, Joseph Papp with actor Jerry Stiller; Lincoln Center Executive Producer (and former Papp lieutenant) Bernard Gersten and critic Kenneth Turan, the author of the just-released book Free For All: Joe Papp, The Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told, an oral history of the ground-breaking not-for-profit institution.

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