Theater Talk

Theater Talk: The Critics Wrap Up the 2017-18 Broadway Season!
by Theater Talk - June 25, 2018

On this episode, team of commentators Adam Feldman of Time Out New York, Jesse Green of The New York Times, actor Julie Halston, Michael Musto of, Patrick Pacheco of OnStage, Jan Simpson of BroadwayRadio, Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Times, and Jason Zinoman of The New York Times join Susan Haskins in the studio the day after the TONYs to evaluate the ceremony, make sense of the upsets, celebrate the season past and enjoy a performance by the fab duo Theater Talk's Musical Director, Tyrik Washington and Tyrik Washington, Jr.

Theater Talk: Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf and Alison Pill Unite to Discuss THREE TALL WOMEN
by Theater Talk - May 21, 2018

Actors Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf and Alison Pill discuss working together with director Joe Mantello to create the magnificent revival of "Edward Albee's Three Tall Women," now on Broadway at The Golden Theatre. Jesse Green of 'The New York TImes' and Susan Haskins co-host.

Theater Talk: Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton & More Talk MY FAIR LADY!
by Theater Talk - May 21, 2018

This episode focuses on Lincoln Center Theater's stunning revival of My Fair Lady with the production's director, Bartlett Sher; Lincoln Center Theater's Producing Artistic Director, Andre Bishop; as well as actors Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, and Allan Corduner, who star as "Eliza Doolittle," "Henry Higgins" and "Colonel Pickering," respectively. Jesse Green, Co-Chief Theater Critic of The New York Times co-hosts with Susan Haskins.

Theater Talk: John Tiffany & Steven Hoggett on the Magic of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Theater Talk - May 10, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child director John Tiffany and movement director Steven Hoggett discuss creating the blockbuster show with playwright John Thorne and J.K. Rowling. Gordon Cox of Variety co-hosts with Susan Haskins.

Theater Talk: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Tell All About FROZEN's New Songs!
by Theater Talk - April 30, 2018

Academy Award-winning composer-lyricists Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez discuss transforming their 2013 mega-hit, Disney Animation's Frozen, to a new Broadway musical adding a dozen new songs. Elisabeth Vincentelli (The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Three on the Aisle podcast) co-hosts with Susan Haskins.

Theater Talk: Billy Crudup, David Cale & Leigh Silverman Talk HARRY CLARKE
by Theater Talk - April 16, 2018

In this episode, playwright David Cale, actor Billy Crudup and director Leigh Silverman discuss their production Cale's riveting play, HARRY CLARKE, on THEATER TALK with Jason Zinoman of 'The New York Times' and Susan Haskins-Doloff.

Theater Talk: Estelle Parsons and Patricia Bosworth on The Actors Studio!
by Theater Talk - April 9, 2018

On this episode, actor Estelle Parsons and actor/author Patricia Bosworth discuss the art of acting and their formative years of training at the legendary Actors Studio in the 1950's. Guest host is Jesse Green, Co-Chief Theatre Critic of The New York Times.

Theater Talk: Scott Elliott, Ed Harris and Amy Madigan on the New Group's GOOD FOR OTTO
by Theater Talk - March 26, 2018

On this episode, playwright David Rabe, producer/director Scott Elliott, Ed Harris and Amy Madigan discuss The New Group production of David Rabe's new work 'Good for Otto.' The play, in which Harris and Madigan play psychologists, is set in a community mental health center, and is now playing at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Guest host is producer/playwright Warren Leight.

Theater Talk: Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk and John Cariani Discuss THE BAND'S VISIT
by Theater Talk - March 19, 2018

Ono this episode, The Band's Visit's actors Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk and John Cariani discuss working on the powerful musical hit with co-hosts Jesse Green and Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Times and series producer Susan Haskins.

THE UNITY OF COMMUNITY at Community Theatre
by Monica Moore - March 14, 2018

There's no natural light. It's all 'created'. Words and music notes are taken off the pages and placed in a space that manifests the power to interpret and share with others. The colours, sounds, moods and emotions are all man-made. It's glorious!

Theater Talk: Terrence Mann, Will Swenson & More on the Outrageous JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA
by Theater Talk - March 5, 2018

On this episode,  writer/composer Richard Thomas visits with actors Terrence Mann and Will Swenson from Thomas' controversial work Jerry Springer -The Opera, which created a sensation in the UK 13 years ago, but was considered so outrageous that it only now premieres in NYC. They discuss the spectacular production by The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center, with Michael Musto of and Susan Haskins. Next, playwright Jordan Harrison, director Oliver Butler and actor Michael Cyril Creighton talk about their production of Harrison's highly-original and thought-provoking play, The Amateurs, at the Vineyard Theatre, about a theater troop fleeing The Black Death in the Middle Ages and how these actors contributed to the modern dramatic concepts of character and individuality.

Theater Talk: John Lithgow Tells Stories of STORIES BY HEART
by Theater Talk - February 27, 2018

Master actor John Lithgow discusses his one-man show Stories by Heart, which he developed over 10 years touring the country and is now presenting on Broadway. The play is dedicated to his father, who was also an actor/director, and he talks about it with Jesse Green, Co-Chief Theater Critic of The New York Times, Donna Hanover of Arts in The City and Theater Talk producer Susan Haskins.

Theater Talk: Kate Baldwin, Gavin Creel & Charlie Stemp on HELLO, DOLLY!'s New Leading Lady!
by Theater Talk - February 19, 2018

In this epsiode, 'Hello, Dolly! 'actors Kate Baldwin (Irene Molloy), Tony Award-winner Gavin Creel (Cornelius Hackl) and Broadway newcomer Charlie Stemp (Barnaby Tucker) discuss working with director Jerry Zaks on the revamping of the massive hit after the departure of Bette Midler and the arrival of Bernadette Peters with co-hosts Adam Feldman of Time Out New York and Theater Talk producer Susan Haskins.

Theater Talk: Preview What's to Come in the 2018 Spring Season!
by Theater Talk - February 13, 2018

On the latest episode of Theater Talk, Adam Feldman (Time Out New York), Michael Musto (, Elisabeth Vincentelli (3 on the Aisle) and Patrick Pacheco (L.A. Times) plus co-hosts Jesse Green (The New York Times) and Susan Haskins discuss the upcoming spring season on Broadway, including 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,' 'Angels in America,' 'Three Tall Women,' 'The Iceman Cometh,' 'Lobby Hero,' new musical adaptations of 'Mean Girls' and 'Frozen,' and classic musical revivals of 'Carousel' and 'My Fair Lady.'

Theater Talk: Daniel Breaker, Bryan Terrell Clark and Mandy Gonzalez Discuss the Power of HAMILTON
by Theater Talk - January 29, 2018

On the latest episode of Theater Talk, actors Daniel Breaker, Bryan Terrell Clark and Mandy Gonzalez, now appearing in Broadway's biggest hit as Aaron Burr, George Washington, and Angelica Schuyler, respectively, discuss coming into this groundbreaking show as replacements and making their roles their own. Beloved actress/entertainer Julie Halston joins Susan Haskins as co-host.

Theater Talk: Mark Rylance & Claire van Kampen Explain FARINELLI AND THE KING
by Theater Talk - January 22, 2018

Actor Mark Rylance (Academy Award and 2-time Tony Award winner) and playwright Claire van Kampen discuss her new play in which he stars, Farinelli and the King, with co-hosts playwright Warren Leight and Susan Haskins. Also, co-host Michael Musto goes backstage at The Oscar Hammerstein Awards for a conversation with this year's honorees, the legendary songwriting team of Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks; I Do, I Do; 110 in The Shade).

Theater Talk: What Did They Like the Best? The Critics Panel Reviews the Shows of the Fall Season!
by Theater Talk - January 15, 2018

Theater critics Joe Dziemianowicz (Daily News), Adam Feldman (Time Out New York) and Elisabeth Vincentelli (3 on The Aisle) review new shows of the 2017 fall season, both Off-Broadway and on, with co-hosts Jesse Green (Co-Chief Theater Critic for The New York Times) and producer Susan Haskins, cluing you in on what not to miss and what you are sorry that you already did miss.

Theater Talk: Amy Schumer Chats METEOR SHOWER, Her Own Theatre Company and More
by Theater Talk - December 29, 2017

Amy Schumer, currently starring in METEOR SHOWER on Broadway, stopped by Theater Talk to chat about her exciting new adventure on stage. Check out the interview below!

Theater Talk: Chatting with the Creative Team of THE BAND'S VISIT
by Theater Talk - December 21, 2017

In this episode, The Band's Visit songwriter David Yazbek and book writer Itamar Moses discuss their work on the celebrated new musical based on a popular 2007 Israeli film about an Egyptian police band stranded in a small town in the Negev Desert. Co-hosted by Jesse Green of The New York Times and Susan Haskins-Doloff.

Theater Talk: Julie Taymor Celebrates THE LION KING's Birthday!
by Theater Talk - November 27, 2017

Director Julie Taymor joins Susan Haskins-Doloff and guest co-host Donna Hanover of Arts in the City to look back at creating her masterpiece of musical theater, The Lion King (the most lucrative production in history), and reflect on how she herself responds to the work now, 20 years after it opened. The three are then joined by writer David Henry Hwang to discuss Taymor's new production of Hwang's Tony Award-winning play, M. Butterfly, which he has significantly rewritten for this Broadway revival. Also on the show, Jelani Remy, now playing the adult Simba in the The Lion King on Broadway, performs Endless Night, a song from the show with lyrics by Taymor.

Theater Talk: Nia Vardalos & Marshall Heyman Talk TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
by Theater Talk - November 20, 2017

'Tiny Beautiful Things' writer/actor Nia Vardalos and co-conceiver Marshall Heyman discuss their theatrical adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's bestselling book, with co-hosts Susan Haskins and Tony-winning playwright Warren Leight. Next, Scott Alan Evans, executive artistic director of The Actors Company Theatre (TACT), Trustee at The No l Coward Foundation Geoffrey Johnson, and actress Kristine Nielsen discuss the never-produced No l Coward play 'Salute to the Brave,' with co-hosts Susan Haskins and Donna Hanover.

Theater Talk: Spotlight on TACT's SALUTE TO THE BRAVE
by Theater Talk - November 13, 2017

This episode of Theater Talk focuses on the world premiere of No l Coward's SALUTE TO THE BRAVE at The TACT Theatre Company. The guests are The Actor's Company Theatre's Executive Director, Scott Alan Evans who is directing and producing the play; Geoffrey Johnson, a former colleague of Coward's and now a Trustee of the No l Coward Foundation; and actor Kristine Nielsen, who appears in the production, as well as in the recent Broadway revival of Coward's PRESENT LAUGHTER.

Theater Talk: Chattin' with Michael Musto, Murray Hill, Bridget Everett & More!
by Theater Talk - November 6, 2017

Cabaret favorites Murray Hill, Bridget Everett with producer Daniel Nardicio of Club Cumming talk about developing and bringing their style of entertainment to audiences in NYC, as well as around the world, as they prepare for Musto Duets Deux, a benefit for Gays Against Guns starring guest co-host Michael Musto at the popular new hot spot that Nardicio owns with actor Alan Cumming.

Theater Talk: What's New This Fall? Catch a Season Preview!
by Theater Talk - October 30, 2017

In this episode of THEATER TALK, preview the 2017 fall theater season with Michael Musto (, Patrick Pacheco (L.A. Times), Elisabeth Vincentelli (The New York Times, The New Yorker, Newsday), guest co-host Jesse Green (The New York Times) and executive producer/co-host Susan Haskins-Doloff. The productions they discuss include 'SpongeBob SquarePants,' 'The Band's Visit,' 'Once on this Island,' 'M. Butterfly,' Junk,' 'Meteor Shower,' 'The Parisian Woman,' 'Farinelli and the King, John Leguizamo's Latin History For Morons, Time and the Conways, Torch Song, The Wolves, Oedipus el Rey and more.

Theater Talk: Flashback with the Late Thomas Meehan
by Theater Talk - August 23, 2017

In this episode of THEATER TALK, the late Thomas Meehan (1929-2017) and Gary Beach chat about THE PRODUCERS (taped in 2001).

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