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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...)

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...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome LOVE LETTERS' Brian Dennehy & A.R. GurneyTHEATER TALK to Welcome LOVE LETTERS' Brian Dennehy & A.R. Gurney
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The new, all-star limited-engagement Broadway run of A. R. Gurney's beloved two-hander, Love Letters about the times in which people shared their intimate thoughts in letters, brings actor Brian Dennehy and the playwright to THEATER TALK, offering their views on the continuing popularity of the piece written in 1988 and performed world-wide ever since. (more...)

Will Chita Rivera-Led THE VISIT Make It to Broadway in 2015?Will Chita Rivera-Led THE VISIT Make It to Broadway in 2015?
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 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...)

David Byrne & Cast of HERE LIES LOVE to Host Panel at Apple Store in SoHo this WeekendDavid Byrne & Cast of HERE LIES LOVE to Host Panel at Apple Store in SoHo this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The Apple Store in SoHo (103 Prince Street) will host a special afternoon with composer/creator David Byrne along with the cast of the hit off-Broadway musical Here Lies Love on Saturday afternoon, October 25th from 2 to 3 p.m. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Sting, Stars of THE LAST SHIP & TAIL! SPIN! this WeekTHEATER TALK to Welcome Sting, Stars of THE LAST SHIP & TAIL! SPIN! this Week
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

New. Ranging from a serious new Broadway musical to a cheeky, Off-Broadway revue, the latest THEATER TALK celebrates The Last Ship and Tail! Spin! with key creative talents from both shows, including composer/lyricist Sting, librettist John Logan, and actor Michael Esper from The Last Ship, plus actors Rachel Dratch and Nate Smith and playwright Mario Correa from Tail! Spin!. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Look at BILLY & RAY, Tribute Marian Seldes This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Look at BILLY & RAY, Tribute Marian Seldes This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The new THEATER TALK illuminates the fascinating and contentious collaboration between director and co-writer Billy Wilder and writer Raymond Chandler while preparing the screenplay for Double Indemnity, the classic film noir adaptation of a James M. Cain mystery, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray. Interviewed about the new play, Billy & Ray, now playing, are director Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman, Beaches) and playwright Mike Bencivenga. (more...)

Kevin Spacey Praises His Inspirational Acting Teacher, Marian SeldesKevin Spacey Praises His Inspirational Acting Teacher, Marian Seldes
by Movies News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

In today's New York Post, Michael Riedel turns his column over to Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey, who in 1979, was a student of Ms. Seldes at the Juilliard School of Drama. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Nathan Lane Gives a Master Class in IT'S ONLY A PLAYBWW Reviews: Nathan Lane Gives a Master Class in IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by Michael Dale - Oct 10, 2014

Terrence McNally updates his wickedly funny 1980s comedy set at a Broadway opening night party. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Guthrie Celebrates Artistic Director Joe Dowling in New YorkPhoto Flash: The Guthrie Celebrates Artistic Director Joe Dowling in New York
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The Guthrie Theater held a cocktail party in New York City this week to celebrate Joe Dowling and his final season at the theater. He leaves in June 2015 after 20 years and as the longest Artistic Director in the theater's history. The party was held at the home of Frank and Frances Wilkinson, board members of the Guthrie Theater. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Jesse Green, Michael Musto and Patrick Pacheco to Join Co-Hosts For THEATER TALK's Fall 2014 Preview This WeekendJesse Green, Michael Musto and Patrick Pacheco to Join Co-Hosts For THEATER TALK's Fall 2014 Preview This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Theater journalists Jesse Green (drama critic at New York Magazine), Michael Musto (MUSTO! The Musical/Out.com) and Patrick Pacheco (NY1) are back once again with Theater Talk co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins for a preview of the fall theater season, weighing in on casts, creators, opinion, gossip and heresay with their typical flair. (more...)

13th Street Rep's THEATER BOYS Cast Album Out 10/1813th Street Rep's THEATER BOYS Cast Album Out 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Famed gossip columnist Liz Smith -- "the Grande Dame of Dish" -- has won countless honors, including an Emmy Award, in her long career. But she's never before been depicted on the stage. In "Theater Boys" -- the new musical comedy by ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa, now playing at the 13th Street Repertory Theater -- she's not only a character in the show, she's the subject of a whole song about her, a rousing fast-boogie simply titled "Liz Smith." That song will also be heard on the show's cast album (sung by Ricky Schroder and the ensemble), being released October 18th. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Harvey Weinstein Dump a Bucket of Ice on Michael Riedel at FINDING NEVERLANDBWW TV: Watch Harvey Weinstein Dump a Bucket of Ice on Michael Riedel at FINDING NEVERLAND
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 29, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, in reaction to a piece written by New York Post journalist Michael Riedel criticizing the new musical Finding Neverland, the producers of the show found out that Riedel had not seen the show and had been writing speculatively. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/29/14 - THE LAST SHIP Sets Sail, 'BOGEYMAN' Opens and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/29/14 - THE LAST SHIP Sets Sail, 'BOGEYMAN' Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 29, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE LAST SHIP sets sail on Broadway, STALKING THE BOGEYMAN opens at New World Stages, CHICAGO welcomes a new 'Mama', Kevin Spacey performs in D.C. and more! (more...)

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