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Stars of FALSETTOS and THIS DAY FORWARD to Visit THEATER TALK This WeekStars of FALSETTOS and THIS DAY FORWARD to Visit THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

This week THEATER TALK features creators and cast members of two new productions - Falsettos, a musical revival currently at the Walter Kerr Theatre through January 8 and This Day Forward, at THE VINEYARD through December 18. (more...)

Terrence McNally and More Set for Edward Albee Tribute on THEATER TALK This WeekTerrence McNally and More Set for Edward Albee Tribute on THEATER TALK This Week
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The latest episode of THEATER TALK, A Tribute to Edward Albee, draws on the reminiscences of those who knew the great writer at distinct periods of his life. (more...)

VIDEO: Harvey Fierstein Talks HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on 'Theater Talk'VIDEO: Harvey Fierstein Talks HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on 'Theater Talk'
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

November 25 - December 1 on Thirteen/WNET, WLIW/21, CUNY TV & NYCLife/25 Favorite guest Harvey Fierstein returns to THEATER TALK to bring co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins up to speed about HAIRSPRAY LIVE (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book ShopJennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Dress Circle Publishing will celebrate their new book THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - with a special event at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 4oth Street in Manhattan) on Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

She's Got the Beat: Gwyneth Paltrow Sets Her Sights on Broadway with Go Go's MusicalShe's Got the Beat: Gwyneth Paltrow Sets Her Sights on Broadway with Go Go's Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Michael Riedel of The New York Post has reported that Gwyneth Paltrow, media entrepreneur and Oscar-winner for Shakespeare in Love, has set her sights on Broadway and is aiming to bring a musical inspired by the songs of the 80's rock group. The Go Go's to New York in the summer of 2017. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday to Chat THE COLOR PURPLE, DREAMGIRLS on THEATER TALKJennifer Holliday to Chat THE COLOR PURPLE, DREAMGIRLS on THEATER TALK
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday makes her first appearance on THEATER TALK in a revelatory conversation about the creation of her career-making Broadway role as 'Effie' in the now-legendary Michael Bennett's production of Dreamgirls (1981-83), as well as her more recent 'major acting class' - the month-long rehearsal period with director John Doyle as he prepared her to take over the role of 'Shug Avery' in the current Broadway revival of The Color Purple. (more...)

The Boss on Broadway? Bruce Springsteen Open to Idea of Musical Based on His Life!The Boss on Broadway? Bruce Springsteen Open to Idea of Musical Based on His Life!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 16, 2016

From Asbury Park to Broadway? According to today's New York Post, The Boss, Bruce Springsteen is very open to the idea of turning his recent critically acclaimed memoir into a Broadway musical! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Release of UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Release of UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 15, 2016

THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 from DRESS CIRCLE PUBLISHING - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer JENNIFER ASHLEY TEPPER - is released today, November 15 at www.dresscirclepublishing.com. (more...)

New Sondheim Musical BUNUEL to Arrive on Broadway in 2018? Joe Mantello Boards as DirectorNew Sondheim Musical BUNUEL to Arrive on Broadway in 2018? Joe Mantello Boards as Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

With producer Scott Rudin on board, Riedel predicts that with favorable reviews, the musical will certainly head to Broadway for a Spring 2018 premiere, just in time for Sondheim's 88th birthday (more...)

Stars of SPAMILTON and More Among 7th Annual Clive Barnes Award Nominees; Michael Riedel to Host!Stars of SPAMILTON and More Among 7th Annual Clive Barnes Award Nominees; Michael Riedel to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Clive Barnes Foundation has announced the nominees for the seventh annual Clive Barnes Awards.  (more...)

THEATER TALK to Profile Unorthodox Shows OH, HELLO and SHEAR MADNESS This FridayTHEATER TALK to Profile Unorthodox Shows OH, HELLO and SHEAR MADNESS This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

This week THEATER TALK profiles two theatrical successes with unorthodox roots - the first, Oh, Hello on Broadway with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, started out as skits in clubs and on TV, became a play off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theater - and is now a full-scale big-stage production at the Lyceum on 45th Street. The second hit, Shear Madness, is a phenomenon that has played around the world for 37 years and arrived in New York just one year ago. (more...)

New Details Emerge for Mel Brooks' Re-Vamped YOUNG FRANKENSTEINNew Details Emerge for Mel Brooks' Re-Vamped YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Michael Riedel of The New York Post has reported on a number of new details for the previously announced revival of Mel Brooks' musical comedy, 'Young Frankenstein.' (more...)

THEATRE TALK Welcomes Lisa Lampanelli, Jack Viertel, and THE RIDE this WeekTHEATRE TALK Welcomes Lisa Lampanelli, Jack Viertel, and THE RIDE this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

It's a THEATER TALK triple header – three stories in one show. (more...)

SPAMILTON Company Set for Tonight's THEATER TALKSPAMILTON Company Set for Tonight's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini visits THEATER TALK to discuss his newest and perhaps most au courant theater parody Spamilton, the critically acclaimed 'skewering' - for which he is writer and director - of Hamilton, the biggest Broadway hit of our time. The cast of Spamilton, currently at The Triad Theatre, joins him and performs highlights of three numbers from the show. (more...)

SPAMILTON Company Set for This Week's THEATER TALKSPAMILTON Company Set for This Week's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini visits THEATER TALK to discuss his newest and perhaps most au courant theater parody Spamilton, the critically acclaimed 'skewering' - for which he is writer and director - of Hamilton, the biggest Broadway hit of our time. The cast of Spamilton, currently at The Triad Theatre, joins him and performs highlights of three numbers from the show. (more...)

Who Will Play Host to Harry? Broadway Bidding Wars Begin for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILDWho Will Play Host to Harry? Broadway Bidding Wars Begin for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Michael Riedel of the New York Post has reported that bidding wars for the Broadway transfer of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I &II have begun among theater owners.  (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes Trio of Critics for 2016 Fall PreviewTHEATER TALK Welcomes Trio of Critics for 2016 Fall Preview
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Journalists Jesse Green (the theater critic at New York Magazine), Michael Musto (Out, The Advocate, Paper & LogoTV) and Patrick Pacheco (ArtInfo.com and the Los Angeles Times) are back once again with THEATER TALK co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins for a preview of the Fall 2016 theater season which, due to a heavy number of revivals, Riedel introduces as 'Broadway 1991.' (more...)

Stephen Schwartz's SCHIKANEDER Coming to Broadway Next? Hugh Jackman to Star?Stephen Schwartz's SCHIKANEDER Coming to Broadway Next? Hugh Jackman to Star?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

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THEATER TALK to Host Fall Preview 2016 with Critics Pacheco, Musto & GreenTHEATER TALK to Host Fall Preview 2016 with Critics Pacheco, Musto & Green
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Journalists Jesse Green (the theater critic at New York Magazine), Michael Musto (Out, The Advocate, Paper & LogoTV) and Patrick Pacheco (ArtInfo.com and the Los Angeles Times) are back once again with THEATER TALK co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins for a preview of the Fall 2016 theater season which, due to a heavy number of revivals, Riedel introduces as 'Broadway 1991.' (more...)

Upcoming Theater Book Releases for October 2016Upcoming Theater Book Releases for October 2016
by - Oct 1, 2016

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for October 2016. (more...)

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