Theater Talk: “Oh, Hello on Broadway” and “Shear Madness”

Theater Talk: “Oh, Hello on Broadway” and “Shear Madness”

Actor/comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney discuss their popular comedy "Oh, Hello on Broadway," which features two 70-something, down-on-their-luck bachelor characters that John & Nick have been developing over the years in clubs, on TV and Off-Broadway. Next, we host a conversation on "Shear Madness" with its creators Marilyn Abrams and Bruce Jordan (also director of the production), plus the show's NYC leading man, Jordan Ahnquist. Thirty-seven years ago, Marilyn and Bruce acquired the rights to a gravely serious German play "Scherenschnitt," in which the audience helps solve a murder mystery. They adapted it, initially for themselves to star in, keeping the crime and the audience participation, but adding campy characters, improv and constantly-updated topical jokes. The result is "Shear Madness," now the longest-running play in the USA with productions staged all over the world. Taped: 10-14-16 Theater Talk is a series devoted to the world of the stage. It began on New York television in 1993 and is co-hosted by Michael Riedel (Broadway columnist for the New York Post) and series producer Susan Haskins. The program is one of the few independent productions on PBS and now airs weekly on Thirteen/WNET in New York and WGBH in Boston. Now, CUNY TV offers New York City viewers additional opportunities to catch each week's show. (Of course, Theater Talk is no stranger to CUNY TV, since the show is taped here each week before its first airing on Thirteen/WNET.) The series is produced by Theater Talk Productions, a not-for-profit corporation and is funded by contributions from private foundations and individuals, as well as The New York State Council on the Arts. Watch more Theater Talk at www.cuny.tv/show/theatertalk

John Mulaney Bonds With Stephen Over Their Time As Altar Boys

John Mulaney Bonds With Stephen Over Their Time As Altar Boys

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Theater Talk: "The Encounter" and "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"

Theater Talk: "The Encounter" and "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"

Simon McBurney, creator/director and star of "The Encounter," discusses his engrossing and technically immersive solo show on Broadway, based on the true experience in 1969 of a National Geographic photographer, Loren McIntyre, lost in the Brazilian jungle. McIntyre became totally dependent for survival on a tribe of indigenous people there, the Mayoruna, who were in the process of fleeing the forces of civilization encroaching on their homeland in search of oil and other sources of wealth. McIntyre, caught up in the lifestyle and beliefs of the Mayoruna, joined them in their nomadic quest to find the "beginning of time" and redemption, a story that McBurney acts out in this remarkable show. Next, we talk to British playwright/screenwriter Christopher Hampton, who adapted "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" from the scandalous 1782 epistolary novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Like the novel, Hampton's play became a huge and unexpected success when it premiered in 1985. Hampton is now overseeing its third Broadway production, starring Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer. Taped: 09-09-16 Theater Talk is a series devoted to the world of the stage. It began on New York television in 1993 and is co-hosted by Michael Riedel (Broadway columnist for the New York Post) and series producer Susan Haskins. The program is one of the few independent productions on PBS and now airs weekly on Thirteen/WNET in New York and WGBH in Boston. Now, CUNY TV offers New York City viewers additional opportunities to catch each week's show. (Of course, Theater Talk is no stranger to CUNY TV, since the show is taped here each week before its first airing on Thirteen/WNET.) The series is produced by Theater Talk Productions, a not-for-profit corporation and is funded by contributions from private foundations and individuals, as well as The New York State Council on the Arts. Watch more Theater Talk at http://www.cuny.tv/show/theatertalk

Theater Talk: Jennifer Holliday

Theater Talk: Jennifer Holliday

Actress Jennifer Holliday talks about her return to Broadway, playing in the Tony Award-winning revival of The Color Purple. Holliday also reminisces about appearing in the original production of Dreamgirls directed by her mentor Michael Bennett, beginning when she was 19 years-old. She won the Best Actress Tony Award for Dreamgirls and became a star, but as she explains to us, the undertow from that heady experience led to years of struggle with depression and obesity. Eventually Holliday overcame those problems and dropping over 150 pounds (a weight loss she has sustained for more than 20 years), and she now continues her remarkable career, co-starring in The Color Purple as the lithe and sexy "Shug Avery." Taped: 10-14-2016 Theater Talk is a series devoted to the world of the stage. It began on New York television in 1993 and is co-hosted by Michael Riedel (Broadway columnist for the New York Post) and series producer Susan Haskins. The program is one of the few independent productions on PBS and now airs weekly on Thirteen/WNET in New York and WGBH in Boston. Now, CUNY TV offers New York City viewers additional opportunities to catch each week's show. (Of course, Theater Talk is no stranger to CUNY TV, since the show is taped here each week before its first airing on Thirteen/WNET.) The series is produced by Theater Talk Productions, a not-for-profit corporation and is funded by contributions from private foundations and individuals, as well as The New York State Council on the Arts. Watch more Theater Talk at http://www.cuny.tv/show/theatertalk

Theater Talk: Harvey Fierstein on "Hairspray LIVE!"

Theater Talk: Harvey Fierstein on "Hairspray LIVE!"

Beloved writer/actor/Theater Talk guest Harvey Fierstein returns to the program as he begins preparation for the upcoming televised musical "Hairspray LIVE!" airing on NBC, December 7, 2016. Fierstein will star as "Edna Turnblad," the role he won a Tony Award for on Broadway (a character first played by the late actor DIVINE in the original 1988 John Waters cult film and reinterpreted by John Travolta in the 2007 movie musical). Even before being cast in this TV adaptation, Harvey was hired to adapt the Broadway book into a teleplay (after his successful script adaptation of "The Wiz Live!" for NBC last year). Fierstein also recounts behind-the-scenes tales of the stage productions of "Hairspray," "La Cage aux Folles" and his biggest flop, "Legs Diamond" with the great Peter Allen. Taped: 09-09-16 Theater Talk is a series devoted to the world of the stage. It began on New York television in 1993 and is co-hosted by Michael Riedel (Broadway columnist for the New York Post) and series producer Susan Haskins. The program is one of the few independent productions on PBS and now airs weekly on Thirteen/WNET in New York and WGBH in Boston. Now, CUNY TV offers New York City viewers additional opportunities to catch each week's show. (Of course, Theater Talk is no stranger to CUNY TV, since the show is taped here each week before its first airing on Thirteen/WNET.) The series is produced by Theater Talk Productions, a not-for-profit corporation and is funded by contributions from private foundations and individuals, as well as The New York State Council on the Arts. Watch more Theater Talk at www.cuny.tv/show/theatertalk

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