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THEATER TALK to Spotlight Tony Nominated THE HUMANS This FridayTHEATER TALK to Spotlight Tony Nominated THE HUMANS This Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The newest edition of THEATER TALK spotlights the acclaimed new American play, THE HUMANS by Stephen Karam, which has just been nominated for six Tony Awards, including one for Best Play. (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes Frank Langella Back This WeekendTHEATER TALK Welcomes Frank Langella Back This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Favorite guest Frank Langella returns to THEATER TALK to discuss his spellbinding, critically acclaimed performance as André, a man in the early-to-mid-stages of dementia, in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Florian Zeller's The Father, directed by Doug Hughes.  Revealing that he's “never been so frightened of a part…we're all frightened of this; it terrifies; there's no way back from this disease,” he also tells co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins that his brother is in the early stages of the disorder. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death This WeekTHEATER TALK to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death This Week
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro returns to THEATER TALK for a timely Shakespeare 400th Death-Day Anniversary Special, culled from two previous Shapiro appearances on the series and merged to celebrate Shakespeare's 452nd birthday next week and acknowledge the 400th anniversary of his death on April 23, 1616. Shapiro discusses two of his books in separate segments, Shakespeare in America – An Anthology from the Revolution to Now (with Shapiro as Editor, published by the Library of America) and The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 (published by Simon and Schuster). (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira & Liesl Tommy This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Welcome ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira & Liesl Tommy This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

An all-new THEATER TALK presents playwright Danai Gurira, actress Lupita Nyong'o and director Liesl Tommy discussing their collaboration on Eclipsed, Gurira's powerful drama about young women kidnapped and used as 'wives' by warlords in the Liberian civil war. The play explores the women's strategies to survive and their struggle to find a way out of their situation for all the women in their country. (more...)

Ethan Mordden to Chat New Book 'ON SONDHEIM' on This Week's THEATER TALKEthan Mordden to Chat New Book 'ON SONDHEIM' on This Week's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

An all-new THEATER TALK presents prolific author Ethan Mordden, back on the series to talk about his new book On Sondheim - An Opinionated Guide, published by Oxford University Press. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Bartlett Sher and Danny Burstein Set for This Week's THEATER TALKFIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Bartlett Sher and Danny Burstein Set for This Week's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Co-hosted by Susan Haskins and guest host Jesse Green, THEATER TALK spotlights the acclaimed Broadway 2015 revival of the musical Fiddler on the Roof, now at the Broadway Theatre, with director Bartlett Sher and star Danny Burstein. (more...)

James Grissom to Chat Tennessee Williams Book FOLLIES OF GOD on THEATER TALK This WeekJames Grissom to Chat Tennessee Williams Book FOLLIES OF GOD on THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

An all-new THEATER TALK presents an interview with writer James Grissom. In 1982 at age 20, Grissom met playwright Tennessee Williams. He became the famous writer's confidant, took copious notes of their conversations, and - encouraged by Williams (who died the year after they met) - went on to interview many of the great actresses who had worked with the master dramatist about their impressions of him and the impact of his work. Grissom then compiled their insights about one of the most gifted and complex American playwrights into his wonderful book, FOLLIES OF GOD - Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog, now published by Alfred A. Knopf. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Stars of THE COLOR PURPLE This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Welcome Stars of THE COLOR PURPLE This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

An all-new THEATER TALK showcases the acclaimed Broadway revival of the musical The Color Purple, based on the novel by Alice Walker, now at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.  Guests are director John Doyle and the show's powerful leading ladies – Jennifer Hudson (“Shug”), Cynthia Erivo (“Celie”) and Danielle Brooks (“Sofia”). (more...)

Green, Musto and Pacheco to Join THEATER TALK for Spring Preview This WeekGreen, Musto and Pacheco to Join THEATER TALK for Spring Preview This Week
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Theater critic Jesse Green (New York Magazine) and theater journalists Michael Musto (Out.com) and Patrick Pacheco (NY1 News) join co-hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins for the annual Spring Season Preview of upcoming Broadway and Off-Broadway productions on an all-new THEATER TALK. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome James Shapiro & Jeffrey Lyons This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Welcome James Shapiro & Jeffrey Lyons This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

An all-new episode of THEATER TALK features portraits of times and personalities - William Shakespeare in the year 1606, and New York nightlife newspaper columnist Leonard Lyons in the 40-year period between 1934 and 1974. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Celebrate Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th YearTHEATER TALK to Celebrate Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

An all-new THEATER TALK presents an interview with the artistic leadership of New York's Roundabout Theatre Company - Artistic Director Todd Haimes, Associate Artistic Director Scott Ellis, and the Director of Artistic Development and Casting Jim Carnahan. The trio charts the history and producing philosophy of the institution, now a mind-boggling -- to those who remember its modest beginnings in 1965 -- 50 years old. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Remember Alan Rickman This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Remember Alan Rickman This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

THEATER TALK remembers actor Alan Rickman -- who died this week at age 69 -- with CUNY TV rebroadcasts of a 2012 interview about Theresa Rebeck's play SEMINAR, in which the actor starred at the Golden Theatre. (more...)

Novelist John Irving to Appear on THEATER TALK This WeekNovelist John Irving to Appear on THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

An all-new THEATER TALK presents a revealing interview with writer John Irving in celebration of the publication of his latest novel, Avenue of Mysteries. (more...)

Critic Charles Isherwood & More to Give Year-End Review on THEATER TALK This WeekendCritic Charles Isherwood & More to Give Year-End Review on THEATER TALK This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Sharing a mid-term evaluation of the Fall 2015 theater season on an all-new THEATER TALK are critics Jesse Green (New York Magazine), Charles Isherwood (The New York Times) and Elisabeth Vincentelli (the New York Post). (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome 'MATTRESS' & 'KING CHARLES' Casts This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Welcome 'MATTRESS' & 'KING CHARLES' Casts This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Celebrate the Holidays with The Royals - on an all-new episode of THEATER TALK, featuring interviews with a plucky princess, a mean queen and a smitten prince from The Princess and The Pea-based musical One Upon A Mattress, as well as a trio of woebegone Windsors - Charles, "Wills," and Harry - from Broadway's King Charles III.  (more...)

THEATER TALK to Feature Off-Broadway's NEW YORK ANIMALS & FIRST NOEL This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Feature Off-Broadway's NEW YORK ANIMALS & FIRST NOEL This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

An all-new episode of THEATER TALK features interviews about and performances from two Off-Broadway productions - one of them celebrating the upcoming Christmas holiday.  (more...)

Actors Kelley Curran and Thomas Jay Ryan Honored with 2015 Joe A. Callaway AwardActors Kelley Curran and Thomas Jay Ryan Honored with 2015 Joe A. Callaway Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Kelley Curran and Thomas Jay Ryan have been selected to receive the 2015 Joe A. Callaway Award presented by the Actors Equity Foundation. (more...)

Actors Equity Foundation Announces Winner of St. Clair Bayfield AwardActors Equity Foundation Announces Winner of St. Clair Bayfield Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Andy Grotelueschen has received the annual St. Clair Bayfield Award presented by the Actors Equity Foundation for his performance as Launce in the Fiasco Theater's production of Two Gentlemen of Verona. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, President of the Foundation, and Joan Glazer, Managing Director. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Feature 'Best of 2015' This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Feature 'Best of 2015' This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

THEATER TALK presents "The Best of 2015," featuring some favorite interviews from the past year. Up first, is the creative team from Hand to God, the hit Broadway comedy about a teen attending a Christian puppet-making workshop in Texas, whose sock-puppet seems to be possessed by Satan. Guests are playwright Robert Askins, director Moritz von Stuelpnagel and actor Steven Boyer (along with the outspoken puppet, Tyrone). (more...)

THEATER TALK To Welcome Andrew Lloyd Webber This WeekTHEATER TALK To Welcome Andrew Lloyd Webber This Week
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

An all-new THEATER TALK presents a warm, informative interview with composer-producer Andrew Lloyd Webber about his new musical School of Rock – the Broadway adaptation of the 2003 Jack Black film, with an original score by Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, and book by Julian (Downton Abbey) Fellowes. (more...)

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