Tony Roberts to Discuss CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at NYOTR Convention
Film, Broadway and Radio star Tony Roberts will discuss his career with Elliott Forrest (Peabody Award winning Broadcaster and Producer) including his time on "CBS Radio Mystery Theater" The 2012 NY Old Time Radio Convention will take place at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Newark, NJ on Oct. 13-14.
Featured guests include Curtiss Cook, best known for his roles in Shutter Island and Arbitrage; Simon Jones from "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," Bobby Ramsen, Mary Murphy, Renee-Marie Brewster, and more!
For more special guests, visit http://nyotr.com/convention/special-guests/.
The NY Old Time Radio Convention conjures the wonder of radio's Golden Age for contemporary ears.
Weekend event includes a variety of classic radio show re-creations from three award winning theatre troupes, including "Suspense," "The Lone Ranger," and "Quiet, Please."
Saturday evening Gary Yoggy will direct a live-recreation of the 1952 Edgar Bergen Show episode in which Charlie McCarthy (better known as ventriloquist Edgar Bergen's dummy) married Marilyn Monroe, starring Erika Smith an internationally renowned Marilyn Monroe look-alike and tribute artist!
In addition to educational panels, entertaining re-creations and the mouth watering banquet dinner, dealer rooms will open. Attendees can add to their collections the interesting, unusual and rare items often found at nostalgia events!
For a full schedule of events, visit: http://nyotr.com/convention/schedule/
New York Old Time Radio's mission is to foster an appreciation of the Golden Age of Radio.
Whether terrified by Inner Sanctum's squeaking door and The Shadow's bone-chilling laugh, or amused by the side-splitting antics of Jack Benny and Fibber McGee and Molly, listeners around the globe have long found exhilaration in radio. The Golden Age of Radio constitutes a vital part of America's cultural and creative history. It was the primary form of entertainment and news for the 'Greatest Generation' – those that survived the depression and fought World War II. New York Old Time Radio believes that listening to old-time radio shows is a legitimate means of increasing cultural and historical literacy.
Tony Roberts is an extraordinarily talented film, theater, television and radio star. His frequent Broadway appearances have earned him two Tony Award nominations. Tony’s voice sounds so strong and perfect that fans enjoy listening to him speak regardless of what he says. Thankfully, he has steadily worked on wonderful projects including 6 Woody Allen films where he had audiences in stitches with repeated updates on the phone number where he can be reached for the next 10 minutes (Play It Again Sam) or sharing the hilarious incident of being mugged while performing Shakespeare in the Park, “two guys with leather jackets stole my leotard” (Annie Hall).
His father Ken Roberts worked as an actor and announcer on many popular programs during the Golden of Radio including The Shadow, Easy Aces and It Pays to Be Ignorant.
Tony Roberts illustrious career includes working with Himan Brown as regular performer on CBS Radio Mystery Theater.