"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.

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.

6-year-old theater critic meets professional Broadway critic

6-year-old theater critic meets professional Broadway critic

Unlike the Peter Pan of Harvey Weinstein’s musical, “Finding Neverland,” 6-year-old Iain, of @IainLovesTheatre, loves wearing a tie, a serious expression — and talking about theater. After a night out on Broadway with New York Post theater columnist Michael Riedel, the two went to the famous Theater District hangout Sardi’s and reviewed the show together. Check out more videos at: nypost.com/videos Subscribe to our channel here: youtube.com/user/NYPost CREDITS Director - Alex Mamlet Camera - Steven Greenstreet, Pete Demas, Jason Zucker Editors - Jason Zucker

'Clever Little Lies,' & 'Razzle Dazzle,' pt 2

'Clever Little Lies,' & 'Razzle Dazzle,' pt 2

We welcome actress Marlo Thomas, star of “Clever Little Lies,” the new off-Broadway comedy written by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro. Also, part two of the discussion of co-host Michael Riedel's new book, “Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway” with Riedel, producer Albert Poland (a key presence in the book) and Jesse Green, theater critic of New York Magazine and Vulture. Original tape date: September 18, 2015. First aired: October 24, 2015.

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