Susan Haskins News

Denzel Washington & Woodie King, Jr. Set for THEATER TALK this Weekend
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

On the new THEATER TALK, Denzel Washington, star of the hit Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, gets together with an old friend, Woodie King, Jr., the Founder and Artistic Director of the New Federal Theatre. They look back at their first experiences seeing Hansberry's ground-breaking play, as well as their work together when Washington first appeared at the New Federal Theatre in 1981, in Laurence Holder's When Chickens Come Home to Roost. (more...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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 TonyŽ Award nominations are announced in June. (more...)

Pace University to Present AN EVENING OF JERRY HERMAN with Fred Barton Orchestra, Beth Leavel & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

On Saturday evening, March 1st at 7:30pm Pace University will present American Showstoppers, with the 13 piece Fred Barton Orchestra, AN EVENING OF JERRY HERMAN. The evening is directed and choreographed by Scott Thompson and produced, orchestrated and hosted by Fred Barton. (more...)

THE TRIBUTE ARTIST and ALMOST, MAINE Cast Members Set for THEATER TALK, Now thru 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

The newest THEATER TALK features two new Off-Broadway productions that showcase their writers as performers: The Tribute Artist by Charles Busch and Almost, Maine by John Cariani. Joining Charles Busch on the show is his current co-star and frequent sidekick, actress Julie Halston, celebrating the premiere production of the new play at 59E59 Theaters. Later, John Cariani - whose Almost, Maine was first produced in 2002, and is now one of the most frequently produced plays of the past decade - is accompanied by director, Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of Transport Group, who is helming the revival of the play, now at The Gym at Judson. (more...)

Theatre Critic Jacques le Sourd Passes Away After Heart Attack
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

According to Theater Talk's Susan Haskins, Broadway theatre critic Jacques le Sourd just passed away from a heart attack in England. Theatre Talk, a show on which le Sourd was a frequent guest, just tweeted: 'We mourn a wonderful friend and colleague and a marvelous theater critic.' (more...)

THE TRIBUTE ARTIST and ALMOST, MAINE Cast Members Set for THEATER TALK, 2/7-10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

The newest THEATER TALK features two new Off-Broadway productions that showcase their writers as performers: The Tribute Artist by Charles Busch and Almost, Maine by John Cariani. Joining Charles Busch on the show is his current co-star and frequent sidekick, actress Julie Halston, celebrating the premiere production of the new play at 59E59 Theaters. Later, John Cariani - whose Almost, Maine was first produced in 2002, and is now one of the most frequently produced plays of the past decade - is accompanied by director, Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of Transport Group, who is helming the revival of the play, now at The Gym at Judson. (more...)

Jeremy Gerard Set for THEATER TALK this Week
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

This week's guest on THEATER TALK is journalist Jeremy Gerard, author of the new book, Wynn Place Show, subtitled A Biased History of the Rollicking Life & Extreme Times of Wynn Handman and the American Place Theatre (Smith and Kraus Publishers). Gerard tells co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins about the remarkable place in theater history occupied by Handman, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of The American Place Theatre and, at age 91, still one of New York's most sought-after acting teachers. (more...)

John Hodgman Chats I STOLE YOUR DAD on THEATER TALK Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

Humorist John Hodgman goes 'legit' on THEATER TALK, talking about his upcoming one-man show, I Stole Your Dad, at the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival, opening January 10. He takes series co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins on a wild ride of non-sequiturs and witty anecdotes, also sharing riveting true-tales and sage observations during the course of the interview. (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes John Hodgman, Begin. 1/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

Humorist John Hodgman goes "legit" on THEATER TALK, talking about his upcoming one-man show, I Stole Your Dad, at the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival, opening January 10. He takes series co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins on a wild ride of non-sequiturs and witty anecdotes, also sharing riveting true-tales and sage observations during the course of the interview. (more...)

John Hodgman to Chat I STOLE YOUR DAD on THEATER TALK, 1/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Humorist John Hodgman goes "legit" on THEATER TALK, talking about his upcoming one-man show, I Stole Your Dad, at the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival, opening January 10. He takes series co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins on a wild ride of non-sequiturs and witty anecdotes, also sharing riveting true-tales and sage observations during the course of the interview. (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT's Stephen Fry Set for THEATER TALK, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

THEATER TALK welcomes actor, writer, producer and beloved British television personality Stephen Fry, now appearing on Broadway as Malvolio in the Shakespeare Globe's production of Twelfth Night, beginning today, December 27 (2014) at 1 AM (early Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, followed by repeats on CUNY TV* on Saturday 12/28 at 8:30 PM, on Sunday 12/29 at 12:30 PM, and on Monday 12/30 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. THEATER TALK is co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins. (more...)

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