Broadway is booming, much of its success fueled by out-of-town audiences who join with New Yorkers in their collective anticipation of each new season's plays and musicals. Tapping into, and even influencing, this enthusiasm is this remarkable public television series. Co-hosted by Michael Riedel, the influential Broadway columnist for the New York Post, and series producer Susan Haskins, it is a unique forum for the New York theater scene, featuring conversations with the actors, directors, playwrights and other artists whose work makes live theater so exciting. Video excerpts highlight the in-depth interviews with these outspoken personalities about their shows. In addition to featuring each season's current crop of plays and musicals, the series also showcases authors and historians discussing theater legends and masterpieces, as well as New York's top critics and reporters on the latest productions (with insightful, blistering or hilarious comments virtually guaranteed).
Theater Talk Previous Broadcasts
Fall Season Preview 2012 (Episode #604)
KQED Life: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
Fall Season Preview 2012. Theater journalists Jesse Green of New York Magazine, Michael Musto of the Village Voice and Patrick Pacheco of the LA Times, discuss what to look forward to in the new season on Broadway.
Lewis Black and Nancy Giles (Episode #538)
KQED Life: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
Comedian/playwrights and political commentators Lewis Black and Nancy Giles review the Broadway shows Clybourne Park and The Columnist, and discuss the current state of the nation.
Christopher Bram On Eminent Outlaws (Episode #602)
KQED Life: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
Writer Christopher Bram on his book Eminent Outlaws: Gay Writers Who Changed America.
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KQED Science Site Relaunches
All of KQED's science and environment content is now aggregated in one place on KQED.org. Find everything from Astronomy to Zebras!
Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
Enjoy films from present and past seasons of KQED's short independent film series, divided into Animation, Comedy, Drama, and Suspense.