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Monday, April 5, 2021

Cy Coleman (1929-2004) by Theater Talk

An interview with the legendary lyricist CY COLEMAN (1929-2004)

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:54PM

Martin Gottfried (1933-2014) by Theater Talk

Director Richard Maltby and Author Martin Gottfried on FOSSE

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:54PM
Saturday, April 3, 2021

"The Boy's in The Band" Remembered with Crowley, Luckinbill and Musto by Theater Talk

Actor Laurence Luckinbill, writer/commentator Michael Musto and the late playwright Mart Crowley discuss the iconic original production of Crowley’s classic play “The Boys in The Band,…

SOURCE: YouTube at 06:12PM

KATHLEEN CHALFANT’s WIT interview in 1999 on Theater Talk by Theater Talk

Actor Kathleen Chalfant discusses her award-winning performance in Margaret Edson’s WIT on “Theater Talk” in 1999. (includes clips from Broadway’s “Wit” and “Footloose.”) #S…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:03PM

Critic BEN BRANTLEY of The New York Times on Theater Talk in 2001 by Theater Talk

We welcome Ben Brantley of The New York Times, in 2001 for his first appearance on Theater Talk.

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:03PM

Actor BRIAN COX on Theater Talk in 1998 by Theater Talk

A conversation with master actor Brian Cox, on “Theater Talk” in 1998, when he was appearing on Broadway in Yasmina Reza’s play, ART. Cox had also recently appeared Off-Broadway in Con…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:03PM
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

JOE ALLEN (1933-2021) by Theater Talk

Never before seen Theater Talk conversation between Michael Riedel and restauranteur Joe Allen at his namesake restaurant.

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:33AM
Thursday, December 3, 2020

David Ives and Mark Waldrop by Theater Talk

Playwrights David Ives (Mere Mortals and All In The Timing) and Mark Waldrop director and writer of When Pigs Fly and Whoopdeedoo.

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:54PM
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Peter Stone by Theater Talk

(1997) Librettist Peter Stone who wrote the books for the Broadway hits 1776 and TITANIC.

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:03PM

Patrick Pacheco and David Patrick Stearns by Theater Talk

(1997) Broadway Fall Season Preview with critics David Patrick Stearns of USA Today and Patrick Pacheco of Newsday.

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:03PM
Monday, November 9, 2020

Remembering Gerald Schoenfeld, also Peter Bartlett and David Pittu on “What’s That Smell?” by Theater Talk

(From 2008) A discussion of “What’s That Smell? The Music of Jacob Sterling” with the inimitable Peter Bartlett and the mockumentary show's creator, actor David Pittu. Also, a look bac…

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:42PM
Monday, November 2, 2020

De Shields, Mamet, Nathan Lane, Musto, Shangilia Choir & more by Theater Talk

(From 2008) Actor ANDRE De SHIELDS of The Classical Theatre of Harlem's Black Nativity is joined by his co-stars The Shangilia Youth Choir of Nairobi Kenya. Shanilia sings "Welcom to Kenya" …

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:54PM
Friday, October 16, 2020

"Rev. Billy" Talen, Savitri D and Stephen Massicotte by Theater Talk

Performance artist Bill Talen and his producing partner Savitra D' discuss their Church of Stop Shopping and the new documentary film, What Would Jesus Buy? chronicling Rev. Billy's and the …

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:12AM
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Edward Albee on George Grizzard by Theater Talk

The master playwright discusses his new production "Peter and Jerry" at Second Stage, as well as his early years as a playwright. He also pays tribute to actor George Grizzard who played Nic…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:06AM
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Charles Busch, Doug Hughes and Theresa Rebeck by Theater Talk

Director Doug Hughes and writer Theresa Rebeck discuss their production of Rebeck's new play, "Mauritius". Also, writer/performer Charles Busch discusses the revival -in which he stars - of …

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:18PM
Sunday, October 4, 2020

Remembering Betty Comden by Theater Talk

A tribute to the Broadway legend with Tony-nominated lyricist and friend of Betty Comden, SUSAN BIRKENHEAD. The show features highlights from Comden's interviews on THEATER TALK in 1993, 199…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:36PM
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

2007 Tony Wrap-up and Douglas Carter Beane on “Xanadu” by Theater Talk

Jesse Green, Michael Musto and Patrick Pacheco join Riedel & Haskins to wrap up the 2007 Tony awards. Next up, writer Douglas Carter Beane discusses his libretto for the Broadway version of …

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:32PM
Thursday, August 6, 2020

Critic Eric Bentley (1916-2020) first appearance on THEATER TALK in 1998 by Theater Talk

The late Eric Bentley shares his thoughts on the value of theory in the real world of the theater. The prominent critic and scholar also talks about Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams and …

SOURCE: YouTube at 07:36PM

Composer Maury Yeston and Critic Eric Bentley on THEATER TALK by Theater Talk

#420: The composer/lyricist of TITANIC Maury Yeston (repeated from the 96-97 season #207) and critic Eric Bentley.

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:18AM
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Remembering Larry Kramer (1934-2020) by Theater Talk

Here is a highlight of a longer interview with the great LARRY KRAMER in which we discuss his play THE NORMAL HEART

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:18PM
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Actors Dawn Bradfield & Brian O'Byrne, plus Jac Venza on Theater Talk (5/28/99) by Theater Talk

Tony-nominated actors Dawn Bradfield & Brian O'Byrne discuss appearing in Martin McDonagh's play "Lonesome West." Next up, TV-producer Jac Venza discusses producing part of the 1999 Tony Awa…

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:18PM
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All that Chat

Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54