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CURIOUS INCIDENT's Alex Sharp and NYC Ballet's Russell Janzen Win 2015 Clive Barnes AwardsCURIOUS INCIDENT's Alex Sharp and NYC Ballet's Russell Janzen Win 2015 Clive Barnes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The Fifth Annual Clive Barnes Award winners were announced today. The theater award goes to Alex Sharp, breakout star of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME and the dance award goes to Russell Janzen of New York City Ballet. (more...)

Rob McClure Presents 5th Annual Clive Barnes Theatre Awards TodayRob McClure Presents 5th Annual Clive Barnes Theatre Awards Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The Fifth Annual Clive Barnes Awards take place today, January 26 at 3pm at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The Fifth Annual Clive Barnes Awards take place today, January 26 at 3pm at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Producer Harvey Weinstein Parts Ways with Broadway Press Agent Over 'Creative Differences'FINDING NEVERLAND Producer Harvey Weinstein Parts Ways with Broadway Press Agent Over 'Creative Differences'
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 23, 2015

Producer Harvey Weinstein has parted ways with well-known Broadway press agent Rick Miramontez on the highly anticipated upcoming musical FINDING NEVERLAND. (more...)

Rob McClure to Present 5th Annual Clive Barnes Theatre Award; Ceremony Held Next WeekRob McClure to Present 5th Annual Clive Barnes Theatre Award; Ceremony Held Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The Fifth Annual Clive Barnes Awards will take place this Monday, January 26 at 3pm at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Julie Halston & Elizabeth Ashley Set for THEATER TALK This WeekendJulie Halston & Elizabeth Ashley Set for THEATER TALK This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

An all-new THEATER TALK features two actresses giving broad, touching performances in the revival of Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It With You - Elizabeth Ashley (as Russian Countess Olga Katrina, reduced to serving tables) and Julie Halston (as alcoholic actress Gay Wellington) - talking about their run in the play, continuing through Feb. 22 at the Longacre Theatre, and the sheer enjoyment they have being in a classic American comedy that brings gales of laughter over the footlights. They also share tips on playing comedy and the Zen of applying stage makeup. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Kaufman & Hart's ONCE IN A LIFETIME Coming Back to Broadway?Rialto Chatter: Kaufman & Hart's ONCE IN A LIFETIME Coming Back to Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - Jan 14, 2015

Once in a Lifetime, the first of eight collaborations from Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, might be heading back to the stage, according to the New York Post. MIchael Riedel writes that he 'hears rumblings of a possible revival.' The duo is currently represented on Broadway with their 1936 play, You Can't Take It With You. (more...)

Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson to Make Broadway Debut in THE COLOR PURPLE Revival!Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson to Make Broadway Debut in THE COLOR PURPLE Revival!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

According to the New York Post, Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson will soon make her Broadway debut in an upcoming revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Produced by Oprah Winfrey, who also produced the original 2005 production, this version of the show started at London's Menier Chocolate Factory, directed by John Doyle. Michael Riedel writes that Winfrey called Hudson personally to ask her to play Celie in the musical. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Theatre Critics this WeekTHEATER TALK to Welcome Theatre Critics this Week
by TV News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Closing out 2014 with praise, barbs and divergent opinion about the Fall 2014 theater season are critics Jesse Green (New York Magazine), Charles Isherwood (The New York Times) and Elisabeth Vincentelli (the New York Post) back as guests on an all-new THEATER TALK with co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Tennessee Williams Biographer John LahrTHEATER TALK to Welcome Tennessee Williams Biographer John Lahr
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

THEATER TALK explores the life and art of playwright Tennessee Williams in an all-new episode featuring critic and biographer John Lahr, author of the acclaimed new work, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh (W.W. Norton). The interview is co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins. (more...)

Richard Zoglin and Dick Cavett Set for THEATER TALK this WeekRichard Zoglin and Dick Cavett Set for THEATER TALK this Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

An all-new THEATER TALK features critic and author Richard Zoglin on his new bestseller, HOPE: Entertainer of the Century (Simon & Schuster), a comprehensive biography of the incomparable comedian, stage, film & TV star Bob Hope. Joining Zoglin is writer and iconic talk show host Dick Cavett, who shares his own memories and anecdotes about Hope with co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins. (more...)

Harrison Ball, Christopher Bloom & More Nominated for 5th Annual Clive Barnes Awards; Full List!Harrison Ball, Christopher Bloom & More Nominated for 5th Annual Clive Barnes Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

This year's nominees for dance are Harrison Ball of New York City Ballet, Christopher Bloom of Ballet Hispanico, Russell Janzen of New York City Ballet, and Bevon Teuscher of American Ballet Theatre. (more...)

Producer Says Chita Rivera-Led THE VISIT Headed to Broadway This SpringProducer Says Chita Rivera-Led THE VISIT Headed to Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

According to the New York Post, John Kander and Fred Ebb's The Visit, which has been long-rumored for a Broadway run might be on its way to New York in 2015. Michael Riedel writes that book writer Terrence McNally, whose IT'S ONLY A PLAY is currently selling out the Schoenfeld Theatre, might be in the position to acquire funding from the play's producers and a theatre from the Shubert Organization. (more...)

Joy Behar and Playwright Bob Callely Set for THEATER TALK, Beginning TodayJoy Behar and Playwright Bob Callely Set for THEATER TALK, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

An all new THEATER TALK puts the spotlight on two off-Broadway shows - Me, My Mouth & I, starring comedienne Joy Behar, now at the Cherry Lane Theatre, and playwright Bob Callely, whose new play On A Stool At The End Of The Bar is currently at 59E59 Theaters. (more...)

Joy Behar and Playwright Bob Callely Set for THEATER TALK, Beginning 11/28Joy Behar and Playwright Bob Callely Set for THEATER TALK, Beginning 11/28
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

An all new THEATER TALK puts the spotlight on two off-Broadway shows - Me, My Mouth & I, starring comedienne Joy Behar, now at the Cherry Lane Theatre, and playwright Bob Callely, whose new play On A Stool At The End Of The Bar is currently at 59E59 Theaters. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome SIDE SHOW's Creative Team this WeekTHEATER TALK to Welcome SIDE SHOW's Creative Team this Week
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Prior to the show's opening on Broadway at the St. James Theatre, the creative team behind the innovative revival of the musical Side Show - director Bill Condon, composer Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), librettist/ lyricist Bill Russell and scenic designer David Rockwell - visited THEATER TALK to share stories about the remarkable revitalization the 1997 musical has experienced under the stewardship of Condon on its return this fall to Broadway. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz to Direct Broadway-Bound Musical HAZEL Based on 1960's TV ComedyLucie Arnaz to Direct Broadway-Bound Musical HAZEL Based on 1960's TV Comedy
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 13, 2014

HAZEL, an NBC comedy which aired from 1961 - 1966 and followed a live-in maid who lovingly wreaked havoc on the home of the Baxter family, is now a Broadway-bound musical. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome THE BELLE OF AMHERST's Joely Richardson, Steve Cosson & MoreTHEATER TALK to Welcome THE BELLE OF AMHERST's Joely Richardson, Steve Cosson & More
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

An all-new THEATER TALK features actor Joely Richardson, currently giving a luminous performance as Emily Dickinson in a revival of William Luce's The Belle of Amherst at The Westside Theatre, and the production's director, Steve Cosson, in a discussion about the reclusive 19th-century poet, and the legacy of actor Julie Harris who opened and toured the play for many years. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Creators of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIMETHEATER TALK to Welcome Creators of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The creators behind the dazzling Broadway debut of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time pay a visit to THEATER TALK to discuss the gestation of the work, based on the best-selling novel by Mark Haddon and winner of London's Olivier Award for the National Theatre production that opened in 2013. (more...)

Encores! THE BAND WAGON Traveling to Broadway?Encores! THE BAND WAGON Traveling to Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - Nov 4, 2014

According to the New York Post, director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall could be "shepherding" Encores! THE BAND WAGON to Broadway before the Tony Awards cutoff. (more...)

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