THEATER TALK to Honor Jerry Herman, Begin. Today
The newest THEATER TALK features A Tribute to Jerry Herman - occasioned by the 50th Anniversary of Herman's Hello, Dolly!, featuring anecdotes and performances by Lee Roy Reams, Klea Blackhurst and Fred Barton - and A Romance in Radio with actor Richard Seff reminiscing about his career in radio when the medium was at its peak and just beginning to lose ground to TV in the 1950s.
Hosted by Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins, THEATER TALK's Tribute to Jerry Herman and Romance in Radio episode premieres in the New York metropolitan area Friday, February 21 (2014) at 1 AM (Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, and continues on CUNY TV* Saturday 2/22 at 8:30 PM, Sunday 2/23 at 12:30 PM, and Monday 2/24 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM.
Barton and His Orchestra are headlining An Evening of Jerry Herman featuring Reams and other performers on March 1 at Pace University's Schimmel Center in Manhattan. Reams, Blackhurst and Barton bring their professional associations with songwriter Jerry Herman to THEATER TALK along with an intimate familiarity with Hello, Dolly!: Reams performed in the first Broadway revival in 1978 and directed & choreographed the second revival in 1995; Blackhurst played Dolly at Goodspeed Opera House last summer. The trio's performances on this show celebrate Herman's remarkable skill and showbiz panache.