"Razzle Dazzle" details Broadway's gritty history

"Razzle Dazzle" details Broadway's gritty history

In the 1970s, interest in live theater hit an all-time low and Broadway's dilapidated theaters almost turned out the lights for good. The whole story is chronicled in a new book, "Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway," published by Simon and Schuster, a division of CBS. Michael Riedel, the author of the book and New York Post's theater columnist, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the revival of Broadway.

This Week on Broadway for October 25, 2015: Michael Riedel and Razzle Dazzle

This Week on Broadway for October 25, 2015: Michael Riedel and Razzle Dazzle

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere chat with Michael Riedel about his new book, Razzle Dazzle. We review The Bandstand @ Paper Mill, Romance Language, Trip of Love, and talk about Elizabeth Broadhurst in Oh, Kay! Also, Matt Tamanini reports in on a Television and Film update.

Theater Talk: “Razzle Dazzle”

Theater Talk: “Razzle Dazzle”

A discussion of co-host Michael Riedel’s new book “Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway” (just released by Simon & Schuster) with Riedel, producer Albert Poland (a key character in the book) and critic Jesse Green of New York Magazine. Taped: 09-18-15

Michael Riedel Takes Broadway.com Behind the Battle for the Main Stem

Michael Riedel Takes Broadway.com Behind the Battle for the Main Stem

Michael Riedel takes Imogen Lloyd Webber on a tour of the Main Stem as he discusses his new book, RAZZLE DAZZLE: THE BATTLE FOR BROADWAY, including a conversation with Philip J. Smith, Chairman & Co-CEO of The Shubert Organization.

Dave's Gone By Interview (6/11/11) -- MICHAEL RIEDEL

Dave's Gone By Interview (6/11/11) -- MICHAEL RIEDEL

Dave Lefkowitz interviews New York Post theater journalist Michael Riedel Topics include: theater, Broadway, 2011 Tony Award nominations, New York Post. Segment originally aired June 11, 2011 as part of the 2011 Tony Award Special of the "Dave's Gone By" radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz. SORRY! Technical difficulties added slight audio hiccups to some of the interviews in this episode. Please Note: Interview segments extracted from "Dave's Gone By" may have music and other elements removed for timing and media re-posting considerations. For the full interview with all elements, please visit the audio of the complete original broadcast. Complete Original Broadcast: http://www.totaltheater.com/?q=node/4311 All content (c)2011 TotalTheater Productions. More information on Dave's Gone By: http://www.davesgoneby.com

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