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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...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/27-9/28/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/27-9/28/2014
by - Sep 28, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 28, 2014 - Sunday, September 28, 2014. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Producer Harvey Weinstein Wins 'Riedel Challenge'FINDING NEVERLAND Producer Harvey Weinstein Wins 'Riedel Challenge'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

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...)

Harvey Weinstein vs. Michael Riedel Update - FINDING NEVERLAND Producer 'Wins', Ice Bucket EnsuesHarvey Weinstein vs. Michael Riedel Update - FINDING NEVERLAND Producer 'Wins', Ice Bucket Ensues
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

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...)

West End's KING CHARLES III Heading to Broadway This Spring?West End's KING CHARLES III Heading to Broadway This Spring?
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The hot West End production of Mike Bartlett's KING CHARLES III will be heading to Broadway this spring. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: MAD MEN's John Slattery and Jon Hamm Headed for Broadway?Rialto Chatter: MAD MEN's John Slattery and Jon Hamm Headed for Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - Sep 23, 2014

The New York Post writes that John Slattery is looking for his next project now that AMC's MAD MEN is over. And it's a play. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Celebrate 50 Years of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Celebrate 50 Years of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

September 22, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the beloved Broadway musical Fiddler On The Roof - music and lyrics by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, book by Joseph Stein, produced by Harold Prince and directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. To celebrate the classic show, THEATER TALK welcomes critic and dramaturg Alisa Solomon of the Columbia University Journalism School to discuss her new book, Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Jarrod Spector Participate in Reading for Hot New Musical BANDSTANDLaura Osnes, Jarrod Spector Participate in Reading for Hot New Musical BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Laura Osnes, Jarrod Spector and Beth Leavel participated this week in a reading of a hot new musical called BANDSTAND (more...)

THEATER TALK to Pay Tribute to Joan Rivers This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Pay Tribute to Joan Rivers This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

In tribute to Joan Rivers, THEATER TALK will repeat its Spring 2013 Critics' Panel, where the brilliant Ms. Rivers, not only a great entertainer but theater critic for the Beverly Hills Courier, appeared with Ben Brantley of The New York Times and Peter Marks of The Washington Post to assess new shows that had just opened that spring on Broadway. (more...)

Michael Kors Names THEATER TALK One of His Top Three DVR ShowsMichael Kors Names THEATER TALK One of His Top Three DVR Shows
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

In September's VANITY FAIR Magazine's feature, 'My Stuff,' MICHAEL KORS, superstar fashion designer/entrepeneur (and astute former 'Project Runway' judge), tells VF's readers that his favorite movie is 'All About Eve;' his favorite gadget is his Black Mercedes S550; his stationary is Cartier, his three muses are Jackie Kennedy, Lauren Hutton and Ali McGraw; and one of his 'Top three DVR shows' is THEATER TALK (along with Mad Men and Big Cat Diary). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Patrick Page Brings IT'S GOOD TO BE BAD to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Patrick Page Brings IT'S GOOD TO BE BAD to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 28, 2014

After a 54 Below debut in January that the New York Post's Michael Riedel called 'sensational', 'mesmerizing' and 'it brought down the house!', Patrick Page, recently of Casa Valentina, and Broadway's leading bad guy returned for an encore performance at 54 Below. (more...)

Shubert Organization's New Broadway Theatre Unlikely? Luxury Apartment Building in the WorksShubert Organization's New Broadway Theatre Unlikely? Luxury Apartment Building in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Currently, the Shubert Organization owns seventeen Broadway theatres in New York City, but as BroadwayWorld previously reported, that number could soon become EIGHTEEN. Last week Michael Riedel reported that the 'Shuberts plan to build a state-of-the-art, 1,500-seat Broadway theater between West 45th and 46th streets - sandwiched between Frankie & Johnnie's steakhouse and the Shuberts' Imperial Theatre.' (more...)

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