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Boublil & Schonberg to Chat MISS SAIGON Revival on THEATER TALK This WeekBoublil & Schonberg to Chat MISS SAIGON Revival on THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

This week, THEATER TALK welcomes Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, creators of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon. (more...)

Will Berkshire Theatre Group's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Arrive on Broadway?Will Berkshire Theatre Group's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Arrive on Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh to Chat THE PRESENT on THEATER TALK This WeekCate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh to Chat THE PRESENT on THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

This week, THEATER TALK welcomes actors Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, now appearing on Broadway in the acclaimed Sydney Theatre Company production of The Present - an adaptation by Andrew Upton of Anton Chekhov's first play Platonov. The charismatic and articulate duo provides a master class in acting techniques and playing Chekhov in this rewarding episode of the series. (more...)

John Kander, Karen Ziemba & More on This Week's THEATER TALKJohn Kander, Karen Ziemba & More on This Week's THEATER TALK
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

This week THEATER TALK spotlights the creators of the new original musical Kid Victory, currently at the Vineyard Theatre – librettist/lyricist Greg Pierce, composer/co-librettist John Kander, and one of the show's stars, Karen Ziemba. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Encore Chazz Palminteri's A BRONX TALE Interview This FridayTHEATER TALK to Encore Chazz Palminteri's A BRONX TALE Interview This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

This week, THEATER TALK reprises its entertaining 2008 interview with Palminteri, who shares with co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins the back story of how A Bronx Tale came to be. (more...)

Tina Fey's MEAN GIRLS Gears Up for NYC Developmental Lab; Casting UnderwayTina Fey's MEAN GIRLS Gears Up for NYC Developmental Lab; Casting Underway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Michael Riedel of the New York Post reported today that the stage adaptation of Tina Fey's 2004 hit film, Mean Girls, is prepping for an upcoming developmental lab this spring. (more...)

Shirley Jones Will Be Inducted Into the Bucks County Playhouse Hall of FameShirley Jones Will Be Inducted Into the Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Theater, television and film icon, Shirley Jones, will be inducted into the Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame during the Playhouse's third Oscar Hammerstein Festival, April 22-23, 2017. (more...)


by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 23, 2017

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THEATER TALK's 2015-16 Wrap-Up Nominated for 2017 NY Emmy AwardTHEATER TALK's 2015-16 Wrap-Up Nominated for 2017 NY Emmy Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

THEATER TALK has been nominated for a 2017 NY EMMY Award as the Best Interview/ Discussion Program for its episode, 'Talk to Remember.' (more...)

Matthew Broderick, Wallace Shawn Set for This Week's THEATER TALKMatthew Broderick, Wallace Shawn Set for This Week's THEATER TALK
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Beginning February 24 on Thirteen, WLIW/21, CUNY TV* and WNYE/25 THEATER TALK guests playwright/actor Wallace Shawn, actor Matthew Broderick, and director Scott Elliott discuss the New York City premiere of Shawn's play Evening at the Talk House (more...)

Agatha Christie Classic MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS on 'Track' for Broadway?Agatha Christie Classic MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS on 'Track' for Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

As BWW announced last month, New Jersey's McCarter Theatre Center announced the World Premiere production of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, running March 14 - April 2, 2017. (more...)

JITNEY Director, Stars to Stop by THEATER TALK This WeekJITNEY Director, Stars to Stop by THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

This week on THEATER TALK the guests are director Ruben Santiago-Hudson with actors John Douglas Thompson and Brandon J. Dirden from the powerful ensemble cast of August Wilson's Jitney, now at the Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. (more...)

Attorney John Breglio to Chat 'I WANNA BE A PRODUCER' Book on THEATER TALK This WeekAttorney John Breglio to Chat 'I WANNA BE A PRODUCER' Book on THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On this week's THEATER TALK, John Breglio, one of Broadway's most prominent go-to theatrical attorneys, who later added Broadway producer to his resume - talks about his new book, I Wanna Be A Producer: How to Make A Killing on Broadway...or Get Killed. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Encore Elaine Stritch's 88th Birthday Bash This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Encore Elaine Stritch's 88th Birthday Bash This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

In a notable episode from 2013, Broadway diva Elaine Stritch stopped by THEATER TALK to celebrate her 88th birthday. (She was born February 2, 1925.) This was the late performer's final of six appearances on THEATER TALK before her death. (more...)

NYC Critics to Preview Spring 2017 Season on This Week's THEATER TALKNYC Critics to Preview Spring 2017 Season on This Week's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

In a fast-moving half-hour, journalists Jesse Green (theater critic at New York Magazine), Michael Musto (Out, LogoTV, The Village Voice) and Patrick Pacheco (ArtInfo.com, NY1 On Stage) look ahead to the Spring 2017 theater season with THEATER TALK co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins, now celebrating the 25th anniversary of the popular TV talk show devoted to the stage. (more...)

BWW Review: The 7th ANNUAL CLIVE BARNES AWARDSBWW Review: The 7th ANNUAL CLIVE BARNES AWARDS
by Marsha Volgyi - Jan 13, 2017

I had the pleasure of attending the 7th Annual Clive Barnes Awards on January 9, 2017 at the Walter Reade Theater of Lincoln Center. Last year, I also attended this ceremony, which supports artists from both the theater and dance worlds through financial gifts and accolades in memory of the indefatigable Mr. Barnes. Interestingly enough, I believe that having the privilege to be there again allowed me to see how much this foundation impacts the nominees and the winners. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Nathan Lane to Star in Broadway Revival of ANGELS IN AMERICA?Rialto Chatter: Nathan Lane to Star in Broadway Revival of ANGELS IN AMERICA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

If reviews for the London production are positive, there's a good chance the production and Lane will make their way back to Broadway next season. (more...)

THE ROYALE's Khris Davis, NYC Ballet's Indiana Woodward Top 2017 Clive Barnes AwardsTHE ROYALE's Khris Davis, NYC Ballet's Indiana Woodward Top 2017 Clive Barnes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Clive Barnes Foundation announced today, Monday, January 9, 2017, that Khris Davis (The Royale) has won the Seventh Annual Clive Barnes Award for Theater and that Indiana Woodward (New York City Ballet) has won the Seventh Annual Clive Barnes Award for Dance. (more...)

Will THE BAND'S VISIT Visit Broadway This Season?Will THE BAND'S VISIT Visit Broadway This Season?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

In his latest column, MIchael Riedel of the New York Post has speculated on a Broadway future for 'The Band's Visit,' the critically acclaimed new show currently running at the Atlantic Theater, (more...)

7th Annual Clive Barnes Theatre Award Nominees Continue to Shine Bright; Ceremony Set for January7th Annual Clive Barnes Theatre Award Nominees Continue to Shine Bright; Ceremony Set for January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Clive Barnes Foundation recently announced the nominees for the seventh annual Clive Barnes Awards. This year's nominees continue to shine in their respective fields. (more...)

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