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THEATER TALK Added to THIRTEEN's Sunday Arts LineupTHEATER TALK Added to THIRTEEN's Sunday Arts Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Beginning on October 4, 2015, Theater Talk, the weekly program devoted to the world of the stage, will have an additional weekly airing on THIRTEEN/WNET, Sundays at 11:30 AM, right before NYC Arts. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Ben Yagoda & Margot Harley This WeekTHEATER TALK to Welcome Ben Yagoda & Margot Harley This Week
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

On an all-new THEATER TALK, journalist Ben Yagoda discusses the history of the record industry in his new book, The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of Great American Song (Riverhead Books), and Margot Harley, Co-Founder and Producing Director of The Acting Company, shares rich stories of the company's history upon her retirement after 43 years of inspired artistic leadership. (more...)

HEDWIG's Taye Diggs & Rebecca Naomi Jones Visit THEATER TALK This WeekendHEDWIG's Taye Diggs & Rebecca Naomi Jones Visit THEATER TALK This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

An all-new THEATER TALK looks at a major cast change for a hit Broadway musical plus a new illustrated history of Black performers and shows on Broadway.  This week's episode boasts a cast of famous names that includes actors Taye Diggs and Rebecca Naomi Jones - the new leads in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway - in addition to producer Stewart Lane, author of the new book Black Broadway, accompanied by director Kenny Leon and performer Melba Moore, all with rich Broadway histories. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Re-Air 2012 Interview with Roger Rees This WeekTHEATER TALK to Re-Air 2012 Interview with Roger Rees This Week
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

THEATER TALK honors the late actor/director Roger Rees with an encore presentation of its 2012 interview featuring Rees and his husband, Rick Elice, discussing their three decades as life-partners, as well as their collaboration with Alex Timbers on the multi-Tony® winning play, Peter and the Starcatcher. (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes Tommy Tune This WeekTHEATER TALK Welcomes Tommy Tune This Week
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

An all-new THEATER TALK welcomes 10-time Tony® Award winner Tommy Tune, recipient of a Tony Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's June ceremony. Tune visited THEATER TALK the afternoon after the awards, still aglow with his natural effervescence and warmth, and the conversation moved smoothly from an acknowledgement of his special award to an entertaining chronicle of his roots and love for musicals. (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes Acting Coach & Producer Wynn Handman This WeekTHEATER TALK Welcomes Acting Coach & Producer Wynn Handman This Week
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

A special on-location THEATER TALK features a warm and revealing interview with legendary acting coach and off-Broadway producer Wynn Handman, former Artistic Director and Co-Founder of The American Place Theatre, a home to some of the most significant playwrights and performers of the late 20th century. In his office and classroom, Handman speaks with former student and THEATER TALK co-host Susan Haskins about his notable career. With a roster of actors he mentored that includes Richard Gere, Dustin Hoffman, and Denzel Washington, Handman shares how he created a home for plays that were “an alternative to Broadway.” (more...)

THEATER TALK Airs Tonys Wrap-Up This WeekTHEATER TALK Airs Tonys Wrap-Up This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

This week, an all-new THEATER TALK features its annual Tony® Awards Wrap-Up plus 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 12 (2015) at 1 AM (Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, and repeats in the New York metro area on CUNY TV* Saturday 6/13 at 8:30 PM, Sunday 6/14 at 12:30 PM, and Monday 6/15 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. (more...)

HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Josh Grisetti Receive 2015 Derwent Awards TodayHAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Josh Grisetti Receive 2015 Derwent Awards Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The Actors' Equity Foundation's 2015 Clarence Derwent Awards for most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene have gone to Phillipa Soo (Hamilton) and Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You).  (more...)

THEATER TALK to Host 8-Hour Tony Awards Marathon Next SundayTHEATER TALK to Host 8-Hour Tony Awards Marathon Next Sunday
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2015

On TONY Awards Sunday (June 7), CUNY TV will present 8 hours of interviews related to this year's nominated musicals, plays, and individuals - from 12 noon right up till Tony time (8 p.m. on CBS). Included in the mix is the premiere at 7 p.m. of an all-new episode of THEATER TALK, Critics Review the Broadway Season, with Ben Brantley of The New York Times, Peter Marks of The Washington Post, John Simon of the Westchester Guardian, and Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal. (more...)

AN ACT OF GOD's David Javerbaum, York's CAGNEY Crew and More Set for THEATER TALK Next WeekAN ACT OF GOD's David Javerbaum, York's CAGNEY Crew and More Set for THEATER TALK Next Week
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2015

This week's THEATER TALK focuses on two productions beginning the 2015-16 theater season – An Act of God, a new comedy by 13-time Emmy Award winner David Javerbaum with Jim Parsons in the title role, and Cagney, The York Theatre Company's new musical based on the life of the beloved actor James Cagney. (more...)

Tony Predictions Edition of THEATER TALK Set for This WeekendTony Predictions Edition of THEATER TALK Set for This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2015

The annual Tony® Awards ceremony celebrating “Broadway's best” will be on June 7, and THEATER TALK, for the 23rd consecutive season, convenes a panel of journalist-critics to give their award predictions. This year, Jesse Green (New York Magazine), entertainment columnist Michael Musto (Out.com), Patrick Pacheco (The Los Angeles Times) and Elisabeth Vincentelli (New York Post), explain who will win the Tonys and why the winning candidates will triumph over all the others. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome FUN HOME's Alison Bechdel, Lisa Kron & Jeanine Tesori This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Welcome FUN HOME's Alison Bechdel, Lisa Kron & Jeanine Tesori This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

An all-new THEATER TALK welcomes the key creative artists behind the new musical hit Fun Home – composer Jeanine Tesori, librettist/lyricist Lisa Kron, and author Alison Bechdel, who wrote and drew the bestselling graphic memoir that inspired the production. The show, now selling out at Circle in the Square, deals with the true story of Bechdel's relationship with her demanding father, her coming out in college as a lesbian that led her to learn of her father's closeted homosexuality, and his suicide, which followed this revelation. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome SKYLIGHT's Tony Nominees This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Welcome SKYLIGHT's Tony Nominees This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2015

In an all-new THEATER TALK, the Tony®-nominated stars of David Hare's romantic drama Skylight - Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan - talk about the acclaimed revival, in which they performed previously on the West End and have followed to Broadway this Spring.  They share Skylight Tony nominations with fellow actor Matthew Beard, as well as playwright Hare, director Stephen Daldry, and Natasha Katz for Best Lighting. (more...)

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU's Julie Halston and SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Brad Oscar Win 2015 Richard Seff AwardYOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU's Julie Halston and SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Brad Oscar Win 2015 Richard Seff Award
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Julie Halston (You Can't Take It With You) and Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!) are the recipients of the annual Richard Seff Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation to veteran female and male character actors for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production.  (more...)

HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Josh Grisetti Receive 2015 Derwent AwardsHAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Josh Grisetti Receive 2015 Derwent Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Actors' Equity Foundation's 2015 Clarence Derwent Awards for most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene have gone to Phillipa Soo (Hamilton) and Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You).  (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Dame Helen Mirren This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Welcome Dame Helen Mirren This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2015

An all-new THEATER TALK welcomes back show favorite and leading lady Helen Mirren, currently starring on Broadway as Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's new play The Audience – now rivaling big musicals for its more-than-million-dollar weekly grosses at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Mirren's latest theatrical triumph returns her to the world of royalty, specifically that of Queen Elizabeth II, one that she previously assumed in her Oscar® winning role in the 2006 film, The Queen, also written by Morgan. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome SKYLIGHT's David Hare & Stephen DaldryTHEATER TALK to Welcome SKYLIGHT's David Hare & Stephen Daldry
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

In an all-new THEATER TALK, David Hare and Stephen Daldry - author and director of Skylight - talk about the Broadway revival of Hare's romantic drama. The play, which is about the passionate relationship between a rich businessman and a poor schoolteacher who has consigned herself to public service, first ran on Broadway in 1996 and is considered one of Hare's best and a classic of modern British drama. (more...)

Casts of Broadway's THE VISIT & IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Set for THEATER TALK This WeekCasts of Broadway's THE VISIT & IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Set for THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

First The Visit, a haunting musical drama, based on the 1958 play by Friedrich Durrenmatt, which originally starred the legendary acting team of Lynn Fontanne as the world's wealthiest woman and Alfred Lunt as the disloyal former lover on whom she seeks revenge. Broadway favorites Chita Rivera and Roger Rees star in this stirring adaptation and appear on THEATER TALK to discuss their roles in it. Joining them are The Visit's innovative director, John Doyle, and composer, John Kander, who wrote the score with lyricist Fred Ebb (the pair's last collaboration before Ebb's death). (more...)

WOLF HALL's Hilary Mantel and More Set for THEATER TALK This WeekendWOLF HALL's Hilary Mantel and More Set for THEATER TALK This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

THEATER TALK focuses on Wolf Hall, a two-part British theatrical spectacle -- based on the best-selling historical novels by Dame Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies -- about the rise of Thomas Cromwell, a blacksmith's son, to become the trusted confidante of King Henry VIII. The plays, a hit in London, just opened on Broadway to critical raves. Appearing with Dame Hilary on THEATER TALK are director Jeremy Herrin and actors Ben Miles (Thomas Cromwell) and Nathaniel Parker (Henry VIII). (more...)

HAND TO GOD's Steven Boyer & More Set for THEATER TALK This WeekendHAND TO GOD's Steven Boyer & More Set for THEATER TALK This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

This week's THEATER TALK looks at the outrageous, funny and incisive new play, Robert Askin's Hand to God, which just opened to critical acclaim at Broadway's Booth Theatre, and 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company, a New York theatrical home for Sabbath-Observant Jews. (more...)

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