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THEATER TALK to Welcome LOVE LETTERS' Brian Dennehy & A.R. GurneyTHEATER TALK to Welcome LOVE LETTERS' Brian Dennehy & A.R. Gurney
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The new, all-star limited-engagement Broadway run of A. R. Gurney's beloved two-hander, Love Letters about the times in which people shared their intimate thoughts in letters, brings actor Brian Dennehy and the playwright to THEATER TALK, offering their views on the continuing popularity of the piece – written in 1988 and performed world-wide ever since. (more...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Theater Talk to Encore Its ELAINE STRITCH 88TH BIRTHDAY BASH Tomorrow as TributeTheater 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...)

Cast of HERE LIES LOVE Set for THEATER TALK this WeekendCast 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...)

This Week's THEATER TALK to Feature Authors James Shapiro and Carolyn Quinn, 6/20 - 6/23This 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, 6/13THEATER 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 8CUNY TV to Host 7-Hour Tony Awards Marathon, June 8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 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...)

CUNY TV to Celebrate Arthur Gelb in Rebroadcast of 1999 Interview, 5/30CUNY 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...)

Critics Ben Brantley, Peter Marks and Terry Teachout Set for THEATER TALK, Beg. 5/30Critics 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...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Jesse Green, Michael Musto & Patrick Pacheco for Tony Predictions this WeekendTHEATER TALK to Welcome Jesse Green, Michael Musto & Patrick Pacheco for Tony Predictions this Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2014

The annual Tony® Awards ceremony celebrating "Broadway's best" arrives on June 8, and THEATER TALK, in its time-honored tradition, reconvenes its opinionated panel of journalist-critics Jesse Green (New York Magazine), entertainment columnist Michael Musto (Out.com), and Patrick Pacheco (The Los Angeles Times) to share their instincts and insights about this year's nominations and who will win. Tony Predictions 2014, co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins, premieres Friday, May 23 (2014) at 1 AM (Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, and repeats in the New York metro area on CUNY TV* Saturday 5/24 at 8:30 PM, Sunday 5/25 at 12:30 PM, and Monday 5/26 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Tony Nominees from A RAISIN IN THE SUN & ALADDIN this WeekendTHEATER TALK to Welcome Tony Nominees from A RAISIN IN THE SUN & ALADDIN this Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2014

An all-new THEATER TALK celebrates Tony® Award nominees from A Raisin in the Sun and Aladdin, all moving toward the June 8 awards ceremonies with considerable momentum. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil Appear on THEATER TALK TodayBEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil Appear on THEATER TALK Today
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

It's a Beautiful week for an all-new THEATER TALK with the Tony-nominated Jessie Mueller (Best Actress in a Musical) and real-life songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, celebrating the success of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical currently running on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil to Appear on THEATER TALK, Beg. 5/9BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil to Appear on THEATER TALK, Beg. 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

It's a Beautiful week for an all-new THEATER TALK with the Tony-nominated Jessie Mueller (Best Actress in a Musical) and real-life songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, celebrating the success of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical currently running on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. (more...)

Actors' Equity Foundation's 2014 Richard Seff Award to Go to Peter Maloney and Mare WinninghamActors' Equity Foundation's 2014 Richard Seff Award to Go to Peter Maloney and Mare Winningham
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Peter Maloney and Mare Winningham are the recipients of the annual Richard Seff Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation to a veteran male and female character actor for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, president of the Foundation, which administers the award. (more...)

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