Michael Riedel News

Four Choreographers Set New Song by Joel B. New at The Choreography Lab, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The July installment of New York Theatre Barn's Choreography Lab will take place on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6pm at ART/NY's Spaces @ 520. (more...)

Andy Monroe and Amanda Yesnowitz Headline NYTB's New Works Series, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The July installment of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series features selections from new musicals written by Andy Monroe (The Kid) and Amanda Yesnowitz (the Broadway bound Somehwere in Time), on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Daryl Roth Theatre's D-Lounge. The monthly New Works Series, now in its 7th year at the Daryl Roth Theatre, is the core of New York Theatre Barn's new work development process for emerging writers and new musicals. (more...)

Theater Talk to Encore Its ELAINE STRITCH 88TH BIRTHDAY BASH Tomorrow as Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Theater Talk's previously scheduled encore of 'Elaine Stritch 88th Birthday Bash,' will now serve as a tribute to the great entertainer. It will air tomorrow, Friday night (Saturday morning), at 1 am on Thirteen. Thirteen will rebroadcast the show on Saturday at 6:30 AM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Muppets Take Broadway? Watch Performances with Minnelli, Vereen, Merman & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Disney might bring the beloved characters from 1984's THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN to the Great White Way. The New York Post's Michael Riedel reports that the Walt Disney Company, which has had the rights to the Muppets since 2004, is 'exploring the possibility' of a Muppet musical coming to one of Jujamcyn's five theaters. Over the years, the Muppets welcomed plenty of Broadway guests and featured many Broadway tunes. In honor of today's news, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of some of our favorites! (more...)

Disney to Bring Kermit, Miss Piggy & THE MUPPETS to Broadway?
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 16, 2014

Disney may be bringing the beloved characters from 1984's THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN to the Great White Way. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/9/14 - PIPPIN Hits 500, LET IT BE Back in London and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 09, 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: PIPPIN celebrates its 500th performance on the Great White Way, LET IT BE lands back in the West End and more! (more...)

47th Annual National Critics Institute Kicks Off at the O'Neill Center With Chris Jones, Michael Riedel, Linda Winer and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

With new leadership, extensive new financial support from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and a curriculum retooled to reflect the new realities of arts journalism, the Eugene O'Neill Center's venerable National Critics Institute (NCI) is underway for its 47th summer. (more...)

Cast of HERE LIES LOVE Set for THEATER TALK this Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The newest THEATER TALK celebrates Here Lies Love, the audience-immersive "poperetta" at The Public, with composer/lyricist David Byrne, and the show's two stars, Jose Llana and Ruthie Ann Miles, who portray real-life Philippine political figures Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. (more...)

THE KING AND I Revival Still Seeking a Leading Lady?
by Louisa Brady - Jun 20, 2014

Though it had previously seemed inevitable that O'Hara would appear as Anna next spring on Broadway, it is impossible to know for certain yet. (more...)

This Week's THEATER TALK to Feature Authors James Shapiro and Carolyn Quinn, 6/20 - 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

This week, THEATER TALK welcomes authors with two unique takes on American culture - James Shapiro, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, whose new book is Shakespeare in America, an anthology of writing about the Bard's impact on U.S. history; and Carolyn Quinn, author of Mama Rose's Turn: The True Story of America's Most Notorious Stage Mother, whose book illuminates the life of the character central to one of America's greatest musicals, Gypsy. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Feature Joan Marcus, Tony Wrap-Up, Red Carpet Special, 6/13
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

This week, THEATER TALK features its annual Tony Wrap Up, an interview with legendary theater photographer Joan Marcus - honored with a special TONY this year - and an AndrewAndrew report from the TONY Red Carpet. Co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins, this episode premieres Friday, June 13 (2014) at 1 AM (Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, and repeats in the New York metro area on CUNY TV* Saturday 6/14 at 8:30 PM, Sunday 6/15 at 12:30 PM, and Monday 6/16 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. (more...)

CUNY TV to Host 7-Hour Tony Awards Marathon, June 8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

On Tony Awards Sunday -- June 8 -- CUNY TV will present 7-1/2 hours of glorious Broadway interviews related to this year's nominated musicals, plays, and individuals - from 12:30 p.m. right up till Tony time (8 p.m. on CBS). (more...)

Jennifer Hudson Will Perform Song from FINDING NEVERLAND at the Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Earlier today, The New York Post's Michael Riedel reported that the highly anticipated new musical FINDING NEVERLAND, which tells the story of J.M. Barrie and the creation of 'Peter Pan,' has received a coveted performance slot in this Sunday's Tony Awards, to be broadcast live on CBS. Now, Jennifer Hudson has just announced via Twitter that she will sing from the new musical. She writes: 'So excited ! I'll be performing a song from the upcoming musical Finding Neverland @TheTonyAwards ! Tune in this Sun at 8/7c. #TonyAwards' (more...)


by Caryn Robbins - Jun 04, 2014


Plans for Historic BROADWAY 4D Project Are a 'No-Go'
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Plans for the highly anticipated Broadway 4D have been scratched, as those behind the project were unable to raise the $80 million necessary to complete major renovations to 42nd Street's historic Times Square Theater (more...)

CUNY TV to Celebrate Arthur Gelb in Rebroadcast of 1999 Interview, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Arthur Gelb, the much beloved Managing Editor of The New York Times, a champion of theater coverage there as early as the 1950s and beyond, and co-author, with his wife Barbara, of a massive three-volume biography of American playwright Eugene O'Neill, is celebrated in the CUNY TV rebroadcast of a 1999 THEATER TALK interview, co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins, airing Friday, May 30 (2014) at 9:30am, 2:30pm, and 7:30pm. Mr. Gelb passed away on May 20. (more...)

Aretha Franklin Wants to Star in Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin wants to try her hand at musical theater by making her Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated production of AFTER MIDNIGHT. (more...)

Critics Ben Brantley, Peter Marks and Terry Teachout Set for THEATER TALK, Beg. 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

With Tony Awards fever growing ever hotter -- the Tony telecast is June 8 -- THEATER TALK assembles a panel of key critics to share their opinions about the just-concluded theater season. Ben Brantley of The New York Times, Peter Marks of The Washington Post and Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal speak candidly about the highs and lows of what they have seen "on the aisle" in Critics Spring Review, co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins. This episode premieres Friday, May 30 (2014) at 1 AM (Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, and repeats in the New York metro area on CUNY TV* Saturday 5/31 at 8:30 PM, Sunday 6/1 at 12:30 PM, and Monday 6/2 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. (more...)

AFTER MIDNIGHT to Open TONYS, Sting, Carole King to Perform? More Tony Details!
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2014

Michael Riedel has revealed details into what's ahead for Broadway's biggest night - the 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, which will be broadcast live from New York's Radio City Music Hall on June 8th on CBS. (more...)

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