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Stars of FALSETTOS and THIS DAY FORWARD to Visit THEATER TALK This WeekStars of FALSETTOS and THIS DAY FORWARD to Visit THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

This week THEATER TALK features creators and cast members of two new productions - Falsettos, a musical revival currently at the Walter Kerr Theatre through January 8 and This Day Forward, at THE VINEYARD through December 18. (more...)

Terrence McNally and More Set for Edward Albee Tribute on THEATER TALK This WeekTerrence McNally and More Set for Edward Albee Tribute on THEATER TALK This Week
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The latest episode of THEATER TALK, A Tribute to Edward Albee, draws on the reminiscences of those who knew the great writer at distinct periods of his life. (more...)

VIDEO: Harvey Fierstein Talks HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on 'Theater Talk'VIDEO: Harvey Fierstein Talks HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on 'Theater Talk'
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

November 25 - December 1 on Thirteen/WNET, WLIW/21, CUNY TV & NYCLife/25 Favorite guest Harvey Fierstein returns to THEATER TALK to bring co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins up to speed about HAIRSPRAY LIVE (more...)

Jennifer Holliday to Chat THE COLOR PURPLE, DREAMGIRLS on THEATER TALKJennifer Holliday to Chat THE COLOR PURPLE, DREAMGIRLS on THEATER TALK
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday makes her first appearance on THEATER TALK in a revelatory conversation about the creation of her career-making Broadway role as 'Effie' in the now-legendary Michael Bennett's production of Dreamgirls (1981-83), as well as her more recent 'major acting class' - the month-long rehearsal period with director John Doyle as he prepared her to take over the role of 'Shug Avery' in the current Broadway revival of The Color Purple. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Profile Unorthodox Shows OH, HELLO and SHEAR MADNESS This FridayTHEATER TALK to Profile Unorthodox Shows OH, HELLO and SHEAR MADNESS This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

This week THEATER TALK profiles two theatrical successes with unorthodox roots - the first, Oh, Hello on Broadway with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, started out as skits in clubs and on TV, became a play off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theater - and is now a full-scale big-stage production at the Lyceum on 45th Street. The second hit, Shear Madness, is a phenomenon that has played around the world for 37 years and arrived in New York just one year ago. (more...)

THEATRE TALK Welcomes Lisa Lampanelli, Jack Viertel, and THE RIDE this WeekTHEATRE TALK Welcomes Lisa Lampanelli, Jack Viertel, and THE RIDE this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

It's a THEATER TALK triple header three stories in one show. (more...)

SPAMILTON Company Set for Tonight's THEATER TALKSPAMILTON Company Set for Tonight's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini visits THEATER TALK to discuss his newest and perhaps most au courant theater parody Spamilton, the critically acclaimed 'skewering' - for which he is writer and director - of Hamilton, the biggest Broadway hit of our time. The cast of Spamilton, currently at The Triad Theatre, joins him and performs highlights of three numbers from the show. (more...)

SPAMILTON Company Set for This Week's THEATER TALKSPAMILTON Company Set for This Week's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini visits THEATER TALK to discuss his newest and perhaps most au courant theater parody Spamilton, the critically acclaimed 'skewering' - for which he is writer and director - of Hamilton, the biggest Broadway hit of our time. The cast of Spamilton, currently at The Triad Theatre, joins him and performs highlights of three numbers from the show. (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes Trio of Critics for 2016 Fall PreviewTHEATER TALK Welcomes Trio of Critics for 2016 Fall Preview
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Journalists Jesse Green (the theater critic at New York Magazine), Michael Musto (Out, The Advocate, Paper & LogoTV) and Patrick Pacheco (ArtInfo.com and the Los Angeles Times) are back once again with THEATER TALK co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins for a preview of the Fall 2016 theater season which, due to a heavy number of revivals, Riedel introduces as 'Broadway 1991.' (more...)

THEATER TALK to Host Fall Preview 2016 with Critics Pacheco, Musto & GreenTHEATER TALK to Host Fall Preview 2016 with Critics Pacheco, Musto & Green
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Journalists Jesse Green (the theater critic at New York Magazine), Michael Musto (Out, The Advocate, Paper & LogoTV) and Patrick Pacheco (ArtInfo.com and the Los Angeles Times) are back once again with THEATER TALK co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins for a preview of the Fall 2016 theater season which, due to a heavy number of revivals, Riedel introduces as 'Broadway 1991.' (more...)

THEATER TALK Airs Edward Albee Tribute TodayTHEATER TALK Airs Edward Albee Tribute Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

THEATER TALK pays tribute to playwright Edward Albee with a compilation episode that includes highlights from two of the playwright's interviews on the series, one from 2003, the other from 2007. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Air Edward Albee Tribute This FridayTHEATER TALK to Air Edward Albee Tribute This Friday
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

THEATER TALK pays tribute to playwright Edward Albee with a compilation episode that includes highlights from two of the playwright's interviews on the series, one from 2003, the other from 2007. (more...)

Critics Crisis: New York Post's Elisabeth Vincentelli Let Go After Deadline Dismisses Jeremy GerardCritics Crisis: New York Post's Elisabeth Vincentelli Let Go After Deadline Dismisses Jeremy Gerard
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2016

Vincentelli had been the NY Post's first-string drama critic since replacing the late Clive Barnes in 2009. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Air Tony Awards Wrap-Up This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Air Tony Awards Wrap-Up This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

An all-new THEATER TALK features its annual TONY Wrap-Up, with journalists Jesse Green (New York Magazine), Michael Musto (Out.com) and Patrick Pacheco (Los Angeles Times); an AndrewAndrew report from the TONY Red Carpet; and a discussion about Turn Me Loose: A Play About Comic Genius Dick Gregory, now Off-Broadway. (more...)

THEATER TALK Celebrates 2016 Tony Awards with Pair of Shows This WeekendTHEATER TALK Celebrates 2016 Tony Awards with Pair of Shows This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Two new editions of THEATER TALK bookend a TONY Award Weekend that also features a marathon of encore THEATER TALK programs dedicated to this season's TONY nominees. Celebrating the end of the successful 2015-16 theater season and the upcoming TONY Awards ceremony on June 12 are TONY Predictions with journalists Jesse Green (New York Magazine), Michael Musto (Out.com) and Patrick Pacheco (Los Angeles Times); and The Critics, Spring 2016 with Ben Brantley (The New York Times), Peter Marks (The Washington Post) and Elisabeth Vincentelli (New York Post). (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Gabriel Byrne, Robin Wagner & David Rockwell This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Welcome Gabriel Byrne, Robin Wagner & David Rockwell This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2016

The newest edition of THEATER TALK presents an interview with actor Gabriel Byrne, TONY nominee for Best Actor in A Play for his powerful performance as the alcoholic James Tyrone in the Roundabout Theatre revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night at the American Airlines Theatre. Also we talk to famed scenic designers Robin Wagner (A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls, 42nd Street, The Producers) and David Rockwell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray) - the former the winner of three TONY Awards, the latter nominated for his design of this season's Roundabout revival of She Loves Me. (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes SHUFFLE ALONG's Adrienne Warren, George C. Wolfe & Brandon Victor Dixon This WeekendTHEATER TALK Welcomes SHUFFLE ALONG's Adrienne Warren, George C. Wolfe & Brandon Victor Dixon This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

An all-new edition of THEATER TALK shines the spotlight on Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, nominated for 10 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) at the Music Box Theatre - librettist/director George C. Wolfe (nominated for Best Book and Best Director of a Musical), Adrienne Warren (nominated as Best Featured Actress in a Musical in dual roles as Gertrude Saunders and Florence Mills) and Brandon Victor Dixon (nominated as Best Featured Actor in a Musical as composer Eubie Blake). (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes BLACKBIRD's Jeff Daniels This WeekendTHEATER TALK Welcomes BLACKBIRD's Jeff Daniels This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The new edition of THEATER TALK presents an interview with actor Jeff Daniels, now appearing opposite Michelle Williams in the revival of David Harrower's gripping play, Blackbird, on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Celebrate Broadway's THE CRUCIBLE This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Celebrate Broadway's THE CRUCIBLE This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

The newest edition of THEATER TALK features the director and two cast members of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, the critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated Best Revival Of A Play now at the Walter Kerr Theatre - director Ivo Van Hove, Ben Whishaw, and Sophie Okonedo (also Tony-nominated as Best Actress in a Leading Role). The revival received a total of 4 Tony nominations. (more...)

Ben Platt & Alana Arenas Will Receive Equity Foundation's Clarence Derwent Award; Bill Camp and Lois Smith Win Richard Seff AwardBen Platt & Alana Arenas Will Receive Equity Foundation's Clarence Derwent Award; Bill Camp and Lois Smith Win Richard Seff Award
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Actors' Equity Foundation's 2016 Clarence Derwent Awards for most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene have gone to Alana Arenas (Head of Passes) and Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen). The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, president of the Foundation, which administers the awards. (more...)

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