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VIDEO: First Look - Jennifer Hudson & Iggy Azalea in Music Video for 'Trouble'VIDEO: First Look - Jennifer Hudson & Iggy Azalea in Music Video for 'Trouble'
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson act out a game of cops and robbers in the hot, new music video for their joint single 'Trouble'! (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS' Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson Set for THEATER TALK This WeekendCONSTELLATIONS' Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson Set for THEATER TALK This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

On an all-new THEATER TALK, actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson (2015 Golden Globe winner for Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama) discuss their roles in the Broadway play Constellations and the close working relationship they have developed while starring in this unconventional and critically-acclaimed two-person drama by Nick Payne. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Maslon, Maltby & Meehan This WeekTHEATER TALK to Welcome Maslon, Maltby & Meehan This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Audiences have long known their preferences for great American musicals and their respective songwriters, yet few know about the librettists whose narrative structures for musicals (known as 'books') hold the shows together. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome BETWEEN RIVERSIDE & CRAZY's Creative Team, 2/13THEATER TALK to Welcome BETWEEN RIVERSIDE & CRAZY's Creative Team, 2/13
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

In an all new THEATER TALK, three of Theater Talk's favorite guests are welcomed back to the show – playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, actor Stephen McKinley Henderson and director Austin Pendleton. The trio discusses their collaboration on Guirgis' new play, Between Riverside and Crazy at the Second Stage Theatre, about the off beat world of an aging police officer whose career was cut short in a shooting. In a freewheeling conversation, they also talk about the inspirations for their successful careers, as well as the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, who got his first break from Pendleton and later was Guirgis' mentor and collaborator. (more...)

Playwright Ayad Akhtar, Creators of BROOKLYNITE Set for THEATER TALK This WeekPlaywright Ayad Akhtar, Creators of BROOKLYNITE Set for THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

An all-new THEATER TALK focuses on two very different New York productions, both dealing with issues of identity: the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced, now at the Lyceum Theatre, and the off-Broadway musical Brooklynite, currently in previews at The Vineyard. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS' Harvey FiersteinKINKY BOOTS' Harvey Fierstein
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 2, 2015

As Kinky Boots continues its national tour, which sets down roots in Nashville for a week's worth of performances at TPAC starting Tuesday, February 3, Harvey Fierstein talks about the journey of the musical and his collaboration with Cyndi Lauper and Jerry Mitchell… (more...)

Industry Insight: Press Agent Switcheroo for HONEYMOON IN VEGASIndustry Insight: Press Agent Switcheroo for HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Now according to the New York Post, similar drama is going down at Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas. Michael Riedel revealed that Miramontez's O&M will soon take over tor the musical, which has been recently struggling at the box office, after press firm Boneau/Bryan-Brown resigned from the project. He writes: 'It didn't take Miramontez long to recover from Harvey's lashing. This week he joined 'Honeymoon in Vegas' after the veteran p.r. firm Boneau/Bryan-Brown resigned.' (more...)

Critics Set for THEATER TALK's Spring 2015 Preview This WeekCritics Set for THEATER TALK's Spring 2015 Preview This Week
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Theater critic Jesse Green (New York Magazine) and theater journalists Michael Musto (Out.com) and Patrick Pacheco (NY1 News) join co-hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins for a “Spring Season 2015 Preview” of Broadway productions on an all-new THEATER TALK. (more...)

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...)

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