Michael Riedel News

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER's Steven Lutvak Set for THEATER TALK this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

This week's guest on THEATER TALK is Steven Lutvak, composer and co-lyricist (with librettist Robert L. Freedman), of the new hit musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Lutvak performs songs from the show for co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins and explains the musical settings and how they were conceived. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE STANDBYS Is Fascinating
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 10, 2014

'The Standbys' tells the fascinating story of three talented individuals who work as standbys. They are always ready to go onstage and assume a lead role in a moment's notice. (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS' Terrence McNally and Tyne Daly Set for THEATER TALK this Weekend
by TV News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

On the newest THEATER TALK, actress Tyne Daly and playwright Terrence McNally discuss the new play Mothers and Sons, McNally's latest work on Broadway, now at the Golden. Hosted by Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins, THEATER TALK's Mothers and Sons episode premieres in the New York metropolitan area Friday, April 11 (2014) at 1 AM (Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, and continues on CUNY TV* Saturday 4/12 at 8:30 PM, Sunday 4/13 at 12:30 PM, and Monday 4/14 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Leads, Director and Woodie King Jr. Set for THEATER TALK, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

The newest THEATER TALK features first, three artists closely involved with the success of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder - actors Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham and director Darko Tresnjak - followed by Woodie King, Jr. Founder, Artistic Director and guiding spirit of off-Broadway's New Federal Theatre, now celebrating 44 years as a home to minority and women writers, directors and actors. (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Leads, Director and Woodie King Jr. Set for THEATER TALK, Beg. 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

The newest THEATER TALK features first, three artists closely involved with the success of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder - actors Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham and director Darko Tresnjak - followed by Woodie King, Jr. Founder, Artistic Director and guiding spirit of off-Broadway's New Federal Theatre, now celebrating 44 years as a home to minority and women writers, directors and actors. (more...)

SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF's John Douglas Thompson and Terry Teachout to Visit THEATER TALK, 3/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

An all-new THEATER TALK features John Douglas Thompson and Terry Teachout, the cast and writer, respectively, of the new off-Broadway play, Satchmo at The Waldorf, now at the Westside Theatre Upstairs. A dramatization of the last years of jazz legend Louis Armstrong (1901-1971), the play was written after Teachout immersed himself in his subject for his 2009 biography, Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong. (more...)

Cast of Off-Broadway's HELLMAN V. MCCARTHY Set for THEATER TALK this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

An all-new THEATER TALK features the cast of Brian Richard Mori's Hellman v. McCarthy, a dramatization of "the greatest literary feud in modern history" between the eminent writers Mary McCarthy and Lillian Hellman. It began when McCarthy, who was appearing on The Dick Cavett Show, January 25, 1980, said of Hellman, "Every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.'" (more...)

Musical Version of PRETTY WOMAN Eyes Broadway Run
by Movies News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

A musical version of the hit film PRETTY WOMAN may be heading to the Broadway stage. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/8-3/9/2014
by - Mar 09, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 9, 2014 - Sunday, March 9, 2014. (more...)

Rupert Holmes to Headline New York Theatre Barn's Master Class Benefit, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 09, 2014

Tony Award-winning Rupert Holmes will headline the second annual master class benefit event for the New York-based non-profit theatre company New York Theatre Barn called A Conversation with Rupert Holmes: From Platinum Piña Coladas to Tony-winning Playwright on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 2pm at the SVA Theatre in New York City. All proceeds will support New York Theatre Barn's convention-defying process for new musical development and its ongoing operations. This event follows on the heels of 2013's sold-out benefit event starring living legend Barry Manilow, and will be hosted by The New York Post theater columnist Michael Riedel. (more...)

Rapper Common Heading to Broadway in THE GREAT WHITE HOPE?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Rapper Common (formerly known as Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr.) may be heading to the Broadway stage as boxer Jack Jefferson in Howard Sackler's play 'The Great White Hope.' (more...)

Marc Kudisch and Alice Ripley Lead Reading of 'The Shining' Musical Parody REDRUM; Coming to the Stage Next?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014


THEATER TALK to Celebrate HELLO, DOLLY!'s 50th Anniversary this Weekend
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

THEATER TALK celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Hello, Dolly! with a trio of guests, each with a different association with the long-running show. Actress Sondra Lee was the production's original Minnie Fay; Lee Roy Reams was Cornelius in the 1978 revival and directed the second revival in 1995; and dancer Marge Champion, married to the show's director-choreographer Gower Champion, was present at the show's creation. The 1964 mega-hit was a musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker, with a book by Michael Stewart, score by 26-year-old Jerry Herman and produced by the notorious David Merrick. The show's original cast included: Carol Channing, David Burns, Charles Nelson Reilly, Eileen Brennan and Ms. Lee. It ran for a record-breaking 2,844 performances from Jan. 15, 1964 to Dec. 27, 1970 and won 10 Tony Awards, a record it held for 35 years. (more...)

Michael Riedel & More At IMUS ON BROADWAY Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 24, 2014

Controversial long-running radio personality Don Imus will return to New York for the fourth annual IMUS ON BROADWAY event next week, with a host of Broadway shows lined up for performances as well as an appearance by theatre gossip columnist Michael Riedel. (more...)

THEATER TALK Honors Jerry Herman, Beg. Today
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

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. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Honor Jerry Herman, Begin. Today
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

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. (more...)

Glenn Close Coming Back to Broadway in A DELICATE BALANCE?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

According to the New York Post, stage and screen star Glenn Close might be heading back to Broadway soon! Michael Riedel writes that Close will star in Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning A Delicate Balance. The production will be helmed by Simon McBurney and is aiming for a run next season. (more...)

Michael Riedel & More At IMUS ON BROADWAY, 2/24
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 18, 2014

Controversial long-running radio personality Don Imus will return to New York for the fourth annual IMUS ON BROADWAY event next week, with a host of Broadway shows lined up for performances as well as an appearance by theatre gossip columnist Michael Riedel. (more...)

Shirley Bassey to Make Broadway Return in AFTER MIDNIGHT?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Music legend Shirley Bassey, perhaps best known in the U.S. for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films may be making a return to Broadway in the new musical AFTER MIDNIGHT. (more...)

THEATER TALK Sets Spring Season Preview for this Weekend
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Theater critics Adam Feldman (Time Out New York) and Jesse Green (New York Magazine), along with journalist Michael Musto (Out.com), join co-hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins for a Spring Season 2014 Preview of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions scheduled to open before the Tony® Award nominations are announced in June. (more...)

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