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
Charles Strouse, Part 2 (Episode #131)
KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
A conversation between the late theater caricaturist AL HIRSCHFELD and cartoonist ART SPIEGELMAN - taped in 2001.
Charles Strouse, Part 1 (Episode #130)
KQED Life: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
A conversation between the late theater caricaturist Al Hirschfeld and cartoonist Art Spiegelman - taped in 2001 at Hirchfeld's studio.
Fall Season Preview 2012 (Episode #604)
KQED Life: Sun, Dec 16, 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.
Scandalous (Episode #608)
KQED Life: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
Kathie Lee Gifford joins us to discuss the new Broadway musical Scandalous, for which she wrote the book and lyrics. Joining her are Carolee Carmello, George Hearn and Roz Ryan who star in the show, which is based on the life of the notorious 20th century evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson.