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by Behind the Curtain - Sep 9, 2018
One of the industry's most beloved artists, Lucie Arnaz, swings by Shetler Studios to talk to Rob and Kevin about her fifty plus year stage career. From her roots on CBS' Here's Lucy, starring her mother Lucille Ball, to her celebrated concert career, Lucie has been entertaining audiences in such shows as Seesaw, My One and Only, Lost in Yonkers, Social Security, Once Upon a Mattress, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, I Do! I Do! and, the musical for which she received her Tony Award nomination, They're Playing Our Song!
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 24, 2018
Sit down, John... because Michael McCormick, one of Broadway's busiest character actors, sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on a career that has had him appear in such musicals as Oliver, La Bete, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, 1776, Kiss Me Kate, Marie Christine, Gypsy, Curtains, Hello, Dolly and many more!
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 17, 2018
Theatre historian Ethan Mordden pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he fell in love with musical theatre, what musicals are deserving of a second look, and why Bob Fosse is the most iconic choreographer in musical theatre history.
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 10, 2018
He has kept audiences in stitches for over forty years and today its Rob and Kevin's turn as Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch, the man behind the quips heard at the Tonys, Oscars, and Emmys swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his career as a writer, actor, and activist!
by Behind the Curtain - May 6, 2018
For over forty years, Jim Morgan has been one of the most recognizable names in the New York theatre. For twenty years, Jim has served as the artistic director of the acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company, The York Theatre.
Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Long-time Daddy Warbucks, Stage and Screen Star Conrad John Schuck
by Behind the Curtain - May 20, 2018
The sun won't come out tomorrow because it is here now and its name is Conrad John Schuck. One of the entertainment industry's most recognizable character actors, whose on-screen credits include MASH, McMillan & Wife, Star Trek, and The Golden Girls (Gil Kessler for Mayor), Conrad first got started on stage as a resident player at ACT which was then followed by countless theatre credits, most notably as Daddy Warbucks in Annie, for which he currently holds the record as the actor who has played that role the most!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018
For our 87th show, it's May, it's May, the lusty month of May and we are doing our usual irreverent and wacky May show, where, as Cole Porter once said, anything goes. We have an amazing cast plus two great guest stars. You'll hear some very rare songs from shows like The Grass Harp, Grover's Corners, Personals, Bring Back Birdie, A Broadway Musical, plus some rare cut songs from shows, plus some classics, both from shows and The Great American Songbook.
BWW Review: AAA CERCASI AMORE (PERSONALS) per la prima volta in Italia, l'amore ai tempi dei social network
by Sara Crescente - May 15, 2018
Dal 10 al 13 maggio, al teatro Portaportese di Roma, e andato in scena per la prima volta in Italia l'adattamento di AAA CERCASI AMORE (PERSONALS), un musical originariamente prodotto e composto da Marta Kauffman, David Crane (produttori della fortunata serie televisiva 'Friends'), Stephen Schwartz, Joel Philip e Seth Friendman, Alan Menken, Michael Skloff e William Dreskin. Lo spettacolo, adattato in italiano da Alessia Tona, Ilaria Gianani e Gianfranco Vergoni, racconta in una serie di sketch divertenti come viene vissuto e cercato l'amore nell'era dei social media.
by Behind the Curtain - May 14, 2018
You can dance with any girl at all but why would you when the lovely Helen Gallagher is right here and ready to look back on her amazing journey which includes the original productions of Billion Dollar Baby, Brigadoon, High Button Shoes, the 1952 Pal Joey (for which she won a Tony Award), Make a Wish, Hazel Flagg, The Pajama Game, Sweet Charity, and the 1971 No, No, Nanette for which she won her second Tony Award.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018
Classic Stage Company presents a new production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of The Transport Group, beginning performances Friday, April 13. The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE will feature Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), and more.
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 26, 2018
Deborah's passion not only extends into the literary world, where she wrote Sing Out Louise: 150 Stars of the Musical Theatre Remember 50 Years of Broadway, The Night and the Music: Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook and Julie Wilson Inside the World of Cabaret, and On the Sunny Side of the Street: The Life and Lyrics of Dorothy Fields, she served for ten years as the Artistic Director of the 92nd Street Y's Lyrics and Lyricists Series and is now the Artistic Director of the Classic American Songbook Series at Feinstein's/54 Belo.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018
5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) continues its 2017-2018 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell (based on the Victor Hugo Novel and songs from the Disney film), musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Michelle Elkin and directed by Misti B. Wills. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME opens on Friday, April 20, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2018at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018
Lambert Jackson presents its debut show There's Nothin' Like a Dame - 100 Years of Women in Musical Theatre a one-night celebration of women in musical theatre. Louise Dearman, Ria Jones, Alexia Khadime and Rachel Tucker come together to perform songs from some of the most famous female roles over the past century.
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 27, 2018
David Shire's melodies have earned him an Oscar, a Grammy, countless Emmy and Tony nominations, as well a special place in the hearts of audiences spanning as far back as 1960. David drops by Shetler Studios to look back on his career and revisit not only such films as The Conversation, The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three, All The President's Men, Return to Oz, Zodiac, Norma Rae, and Saturday Night Fever, but to explore his collaboration with Richard Maltby Jr that produced such musicals as Starting Here, Starting Now, Baby, Take Flight, Big, Closer Than Ever, Love Match, How Do You Do, I Love You, and The Sap Of Life.
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 17, 2018
A dancer's life on Broadway can be limited, but, if you are Harvey Evans, your abilities have no boundaries. From his first Broadway credit in 1957's New Girls In Town, Harvey's incredible resume includes the original Broadway productions of West Side Story, Redhead, Gypsy, Hello Dolly, Anyone Can Whistle, George M, Our Town, The Boyfriend, Follies, Sextet, Barnum, Sunset Boulevard, and The Scarlet Pimpernel!
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 10, 2018
She might have once been a drowsy chaperone but the brilliant artist who created her, Beth Leavel, is an energetic life force whose passion for the art of musical theatre is infectious. Beth drops by Shetler Studios to sit down with Rob and Kevin and discuss her incredible career which not only boasts a Tony Award but featured her gracing the Broadway stages of such shows as 42nd Street, Crazy for You, The Civil War, Show Boat, Mamma Mia, The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf, Baby It's You, Bandstand, and the upcoming The Prom.
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 9, 2018
It may not be Halloween but we got the one and only Eve Harrington, Penny Fuller, with us in today's episode! Penny has been an Emmy Award-winning familiar face on TV with such credits as The Bob Newhart Show, The Love Boat, One Day At A Time, Matlock, and Judging Amy but the theatre is her home with appearances in the original Barefoot in the Park, Cabaret, Applause, Rex, The Dinner Party, and the most recent revival of Sunday in the Park with George.
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 30, 2018
Stop the presses.......literally! One of Broadway's most respected press agents, Joshua Ellis, has the spotlight shifted from his glittering clientele and focused firmly on him in this delightful interview. Today, we cover some of the 100 plus shows Joshua has worked on including Into the Woods, 42nd Street, Lena Horne: The Lady and her Music, The King and I, Morning's at Seven, and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 23, 2018
Get out your tap shoes, Francis, because four-time Tony nominated choreographer, Randy Skinner, is here to waltz us all back in time for an intimate retrospective of his career. From working at the famed Kenley Players to being the keeper of the 42nd Street flame, Randy's career includes turns (both onstage and off) with 42nd Street, Babes in Arms, Ain't Broadway Grand, State Fair, Do Re Mi, George M, Lone Star Love, White Christmas, Of Thee I Sing, No No Nanette, On Your Toes, Dames at Sea, and many more!
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 17, 2018
One of Broadway's busiest and most respected set designers, Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty, swings by Shetler Studios to sit down with Rob and Kevin and review his portfolio which includes over 100 Broadway credits including the set designs for Ain't Misbehavin, Talley's Folly, Baby, The Most Happy Fella, Chicago, Once Upon a Mattress, Wonderful Town, and so many shows over at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018
36 years ago, on April 2, 1982, Argentine forces invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands in an attempt to establish the sovereignty it claimed over them. On April 5th, just three days later, Britain responded and the ensuing 74-day conflict claimed 904 lives, including 3 civilians, as well as wounded thousands more.
by Behind the Curtain - Jan 3, 2018
Looking back at Cole Porter's Happy New Year. The joys of resolutions. Discussing Applause and the length of those songs. Fangirling on social media. Saraving Under The Influence. The backstage saga of Kwamina. Richard Adler and Sally Anne Howes have some 'creative differences.' Party lines are not so fun. Finding a Law and Order with a laugh track. Charlotte Rae wants to love Little Miss Pioneer. Lainie Kazan gets dumped for Katherine Helmond while Jean Stapleton stands by. George S. Irving sings a solo and 142 Tickets on the Aisle.
by Behind the Curtain - Jan 29, 2018
Come spend a moment in the woods with one of Broadway's finest artists, Joanna Gleason, who not only won a Tony Award for her magnificent portrayal of The Baker's Wife in INTO THE WOODS, but also starred in such Broadway hits as I LOVE MY WIFE, SOCIAL SECURITY, and DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS.
Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes the Legendary Director/Choreographer Kathleen Marshall
by Behind the Curtain - Jan 22, 2018
Brush Up Your Marshall because we have three-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, Kathleen Marshall, to discuss all things theatre, dance, and musical theatre history! From an actress in the chorus of the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera to associate choreographer, from reality TV show judge to Artistic Director, Kathleen has held every job imaginable and is still raring to do more! Her Broadway credits include KISS ME KATE, WONDERFUL TOWN, GREASE, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, and so many more!
Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Richard Skipper about Carol Channing's 97th Birthday Celebration
by Behind the Curtain - Jan 17, 2018
Wave your little hand and say Hello, Skipper because the expert on all things Dolly, Richard Skipper, swings by Shetler Studios to celebrate Dolly, both Carols (Channing and Burnett), and look back on the career of Ms. Channing and to reveal what he is planning for Richard Skipper Celebrates Carol Channing's 97th Birthday at The Laurie Beechman on January 31st, 2018, at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018
This February, The Human Race Theatre Company (HRTC) is heating up the Loft Theatre with the hottest play in the country, Sex with Strangers. Failed novelist Olivia meets Ethan, a celebrated (and much younger) writer made famous by his sexcapade tell-all blog, at a snowbound bed and breakfast, and their mutual attraction quickly gets hot and heavy. As a weekend tryst develops into a long-term romance, their personal and professional lives collide. Ethan seeks legitimacy, dismissing his bad boy reputation as nothing more than an invented character. Olivia has her doubts, but craves the literary fame Ethan can offer her. Ambition, identity and trust are in play when online personals clash with real world expectations in this smart, steamy take on modern love.
Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Grammy-Winning Cast Album Producer Thomas Z. Shepard
by Behind the Curtain - Jan 14, 2018
COMPANY. SWEENEY TODD. MERRIL WE ROLL ALONG. 42ND STREET. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Those original cast recordings and so many others were produced by the 12 time Grammy Award winning producer who revolutionized how a cast album gets produced, Thomas Z. Shepard. A protege of the great Goddard Lieberson, Thomas walked into Columbia's studios in 1960 and helped bring so many of our favorite original cast recordings to life.
by Behind the Curtain - Jan 10, 2018
The wonderful Ilana Levine of the uplifting podcast Little Known Facts, drops by Shetler Studios to discuss her show, the inspiration behind the podcast, and what it was like learning from Robert Altman, Alan Alda, Cynthia Nixon, John Slattery, Neil Simon, Kristin Chenoweth, and countless others.
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 4, 2018
It Takes Two...well, almost two...... glorious hours to look back on the career of Broadway's favorite neurotic, Chip Zien. One of entertainment's most recognizable character actors sits down with Rob and Kevin to discuss his collaborations with Stephen Sondheim, Bill Finn, James Lapine, and what it was like to create such roles as FALSETTOS Marvin and Dr. Mendel, and INTO THE WOODS' The Baker.
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 26, 2018
Grab your good friend Sweeney and snag a comfy seat on the 20th Century as Rob and Kevin speak to one of the most celebrated choreographers of the 1970s, Larry Fuller. Joining us via phone from his new home in Palm Springs, California, Larry looks back on a career that included appearances in the original productions ofTHE MUSIC MAN, DONNYBROOK, KEAN, BRAVO GIOVANNI, and FUNNY GIRL, plus choreographing the original productions of Hal Prince's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (film, ON THE 20TH CENTURY, SWEENEY TODD, EVITA, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, and A DOLL'S LIFE.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018
Playwrights' Arena, the only theater created and dedicated to producing bold new works for the stage written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights, will be celebrating its 26th Anniversary with their annual fundraising gala, HOT NIGHT IN THE CITY. The event will be held at Barnsdall Gallery Theater, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, starting at 7:30 PM (with a VIP reception beginning at 6 PM). For tickets go to www.playwrightsarena.org or call 800-838-3006.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
Under the direction of Luke Tudball ( SINGLEMARRIEDGIRL, Love,Sex, Anarchy, Swing/Fish Tacos, Personals ), Greyson Matters, is set for an industry staged reading at 7p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Jacob Krueger Studios, 247 W. 35th St. Manhattan, 6th Floor.
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 19, 2018
In this week's episode let us all say Solla Sollew because three-time Tony nominee Kevin Chamberlin swings by Shetler Studios to look back on a varied career that includes the Broadway productions of My Favorite Year, Seussical, Dirty Blonde, The Addams Family, Triumph of Love, Disaster, and the hit Disney television show Jessie.
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 12, 2018
We're gonna whomp, and stomp, and whoop it up all night with the legendary director/choreographer Jeff Calhoun. From his days as a hoofer in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, MY ONE AND ONLY, and THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS film, to helming the Broadway revivals of GREASE, Deaf West's BIG RIVER, JEKYLL AND HYDE and the original Broadway companies of BROOKLYN, BONNIE AND CLYDE, and NEWSIES, Jeff tells all to Rob and Kevin.
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 5, 2018
The musical theatre goddess that is Debbie Gravitte swings by Shetler Studios to tell Rob and Kevin about her amazing career that got started doing Annie Get Your Gun with Gower Champion all the way up to her filling Eydie Gorme's shoes in the 50th Anniversary concert of Golden Rainbow! In between, there is Perfectly Frank, Zorba, Swing, Jerome Robbins Broadway (for which she won the Tony Award), They're Playing Our Song, and so much more!
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 20, 2018
While Robert Sher's career has been most significant for producing the Grammy nominated cast recordings of such Broadway musicals as Nice Work If You Can Get It, Sugar Babies, and the most recent revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, today we are celebrating Robert's passionate work to preserve many of the musical theatre's most obscure gems and for those scores to be elevated in the minds, and iTunes, of those who love musicals.
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 12, 2018
He might have written 'Fifty Percent' but today we get one hundred percent of the Emmy Award winning composer, Billy Goldenberg, who has worked with everyone from Bea Arthur to Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley to Mike Nichols, Diana Ross to Steven Spielberg.
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 8, 2018
Brace yourselves because the infamous Assassin of Broadway, Michael Riedel, sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on his career and to celebrate the great legends that fascinated him when he first began in this business. Michael also discusses his incredible book, 'Razzle Dazzle: The Battle For Broadway,' which is required reading for anyone who loves the theatre, plus lets loose with gossip from the Great White Way.
Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' on ANGELS IN AMERICA, A CHORUS LINE Documentary, Merman as a Critic, Stritch in a Sitcom, and More!
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 4, 2018
Merman becomes a critic, discussing the new Angles in America, praising Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane takes on Peter Sellars, Stritch goes multi-cam, Lucy plays Dolly, Madeline Kahn takes a walk, Elaine conquers the West End, the legacy of Elaine Stritch, accentuating the positive, being on the line (for real), how a revival comes to life, the A Chorus Line legacy, the secret passageways of Broadway, loving Michael Bennett, Freddie Martinez makes a comeback, and Rob brings out new impressions.
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 29, 2018
Are you willing to ride? If so, then you will get to hear the enchanting Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba look back on her incredible career which includes show-stealing turns in And The World Goes Round, Crazy For You, Steel Pier, Contact, Curtains, The Prince of Broadway, and so many more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018
In response to the recent passing of U.S. Senate Bill S.1693, the C*nt Collective presents Missed Connections: A Craigslist Cabaret, in support of the Sex Workers Project. The evening will feature devised works by sex workers and their allies, memorializing the now-defunct Missed Connections section of Craigslist. Hosted at the Museum of Sex, the event will take place on April 30 from 7-11 p.m.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 24, 2018
Casting is announced for two REPRISE 2.0 productions with two Tony Award leading actress nominees: Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde - Tony Nomination, Hairspray, Anger Management) is to play Charity in Sweet Charity, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall from June 20 to July 1, and Carmen Cusack (Bright Star - Tony Nomination, Wicked) is to play Victoria Grant in Victor/Victoria directed by Richard Israel and choreographed by John Todd from September 5 to 16 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse.
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 22, 2018
The wry, witty, and sophisticated Tony nominee Jane Summerhays swings by Shetler Studios to look back on her incredible career in such musicals as A Chorus Line, Me and My Girl (for which she was nominated for the Tony), Lend Me A Tenor, The Wild Party, and what it was like to learn from artists like Barbara Cook, Wally Harper, and Mabel Mercer.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018
Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Jeff Griffin, and Transport Group, under the leadership of Jack Cummings III (Artistic Director) and Lori Fineman (Executive Director), present a new production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of The Transport Group, now in previews at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 20. Opening night is Thursday, May 3. The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE will feature Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), Nathan Darrow (John Buchanan), Hannah Elless (Nellie Ewell), Elena Hurst (Rosa Gonzales), Marin Ireland (Alma Winemiller), Tina Johnson(Mrs. Bassett), Gerardo Rodriguez (Papa Gonzales), T. Ryder Smith (Reverend Winemiller), Ryan Spahn (Archie Kramer),Jonathan Spivey (Roger Doremus), and Barbara Walsh (Mrs. Winemiller).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018
5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) continues its 2017-2018 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell (based on the Victor Hugo Novel and songs from the Disney film), musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Michelle Elkin and directed by Misti B. Wills. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME opens on Friday, April 20, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 2, 2018
Two-time Tony Award-winning orchestrator, Michael Starobin, swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his illustrious career with Rob and Kevin. As an orchestrator, Michael created those magical charts for such shows as Sunday in the Park with George, Falsettos, the 1992 Guys and Dolls revival, Next to Normal, Once on this Island, Legs Diamond, Carrie, Romance/Romance, and Rags!
Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' on A CHORUS LINE Holograms, Sondheim in the Woods, 'Give Me Fat Boy's Famous Arrow,' and More
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 18, 2018
The genius of 'Give Me Fat Boy's Famous Arrow,' holograms of Cassie and Sheila, altering original staging, Kevin throws some Dolly shade, Whatever Happened To Baby Vanjie, a Better sing along, revisiting The Madwoman of Central Park West, Rob sings a solo, Wakefield Poole makes Broadway history, how a porno funded A Chorus Line, Sondheim goes for a walk in the woods, James Lapine buys an armchair, and Lil Marty stars in Anyone Can Whistle Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018
Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) announced today that the theatre company's 2018 gala fundraiser, A Twist of Limelight, will star Tony Award-nominated actress Carmen Cusack (Bright Star, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables) in a special performance.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018
Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) announced today that the theatre company's 2018 gala fundraiser, A Twist of Limelight, will star Tony Award-nominated actress Carmen Cusack (Bright Star, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables) in a special performance. All proceeds of the evening will support upcoming productions by Bay Area Musicals! The gala will be held at San Francisco's Alcazar Theatre on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Tickets to this one-night-only event range from $45.00 - $175.00 and are available now at www.bamsf.org/twist-of-limelight.
Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' on Nathan Lane vs. Faith Prince, Victoria Clark, and the Brilliance of Nicholas Hytner
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 11, 2018
Kevin and Rob have a dialect-off, Rob redecorates, Kevin sweats it out, Rob reveals some upcoming 54 Below shows, Kevin goes to the Catskills, Rob introduces to the Kutcher Emcee, the merits of talkbacks, Nathan Lane vs. Faith Prince, Victoria Clark needs a hug, Jackie Mason tackles Rodney Dangerfield, Jackie Mason goes into Les Miz, four books that praise the National Theatre, the brilliance of Nicholas Hytner, and more!