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Theater Talk Productions, Inc

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Works: 13 works in 106 publications in 1 language and 107 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Drama  History  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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Theater talk ( visu )
93 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Theater talk hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins welcome playwright David Auburn. Auburn discusses his new play Proof, about the relationship between a brilliant, deranged mathematician and his daughter
Theater talk ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Theater talk's co-hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins observe the program's tenth anniversary with a selection of excerpts from the show's archives, dating back to the first broadcast in 1996. They also speak with columnist Michael Musto, critic Jeremy McCarter, and playwright Paul Rudnick about the show
Theater talk ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Concludes with a performance of "Work the wound" from Passing strange, by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
Theater talk ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Stars Chita Rivera and Antonio Banderas discuss their roles in the Broadway revival of the musical Nine with Theater talk co-hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins. Composed by Maury Yeston, Nine is based on Federico's Fellini's 1963 motion picture 8 1/2. Rivera and Banderas discuss their reinterpretation of the roles of Liliane La Fleur and Guido Contini, for the revival directed by David Leveaux, which were established by Liliane Montevecchi and Raul Julia, respectively, in the original 1982 Broadway production. The performers speak about their reasons for working in the Broadway theater, and about their attitudes toward success
Theater talk ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Stephen Adly Guirgis, discusses his play Our lady of 121st St., which has received acclaim during its Off-Broadway run at the Union Square Theatre. The play concerns a group of people who come together for the funeral of their high school teacher Sister Anne. Guirgis speaks about his structuring of the work as a series of seemingly independent scenes, how director Philip Seymour Hoffman helped shape the play, his approach to character development, and how he feels about being successful as a writer
Theater talk ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Librettist Peter Stone discusses the musical 1776, for which he wrote the book, with Theater talk co-hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins. Among the topics covered: the historical research required to write a play set in 18th century America; Mr. Stone's collaboration with composer Sherman Edwards; and the political censorship imposed on the film version of 1776 at the behest of then-President Richard Nixon. Mr. Stone also discusses his work on the Broadway musical Titanic
Theater talk ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Film historian and professor Jerry W. Carlson discusses the stage version of Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film The 39 steps. Carlson examines the film and its place in Hitchcock's body of work, and also looks at the director's relationship with the stage. Includes brief excerpts from the movie and the stage version
Theater talk ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Theater Talk co-hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins moderate this panel discussion of issues facing the professional theater in New York. In the first portion of the program, topics include economic aspects of theatrical production, the influence of corporate financing, the playwright's role in the production process, the power of critics, and the demarcation of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway productions. In the second portion, during which audience members pose questions for the panel, there is further discussion of financial sources, and the question of attracting young people to the theater is examined
Theater talk ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, domestic partners who collaborated on the music and lyrics of the Broadway musical Hairspray, discuss their involvement in a California political controversy concerning Proposition 8, a ballot proposal which prohibited the right of same-sex couples to marry. After the proposal passed Shaiman learned that Scott Eckern, the artistic director of Sacramento's California Musical Theater, supported the measure with a financial contribution. Because Eckern's theater recently produced Hairspray, Shaiman announced that he would no longer permit his work to be performed at the CMT, and when a number of his colleagues followed suit, Eckern resigned. Shaiman and Wittman examine various aspects of the controversy with interviewers Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins
Theater talk ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In a segment taped at The Joseph Papp Public Theater, Suzan-Lori Parks' 365 Plays/365 Days project is examined. For one year Parks wrote a short play every day, then the pieces were produced by a number of different theater companies at the Public Theater and elsewhere. Representatives of several of these companies are interviewed as excerpts from the plays are shown
Theater talk ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In anticipation of the Tony Awards, Theater talk co-hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins interview a number of theater critics and professionals (actors, directors, etc.) and discuss the 2006-7 Broadway season. Interviewees express their opinions about the season's major productions and offer predictions about which shows and individuals might win Tonys
Theater talk ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Playwright, librettist and screenwriter Arthur Laurents speaks about his life in the theater with Theater talk hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins. Laurents discusses his decision to work with choreographer Jerome Robbins, whom he admired artistically but disliked personally, on the musical Gypsy; his friendliness toward the show's mercurial producer David Merrick; his involvement, as director, with the show La cage aux folles, and his work with Harvey Fierstein who wrote the book; his self-acceptance as a gay man; his work with Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim on the musical Do I hear a waltz?; his belief in giving his colleagues his honest opinion about their work; his unsuccessful musical Nick & Nora, which he felt was treat unsympathetically by the press; the presence of shows on Broadway which are "not good"; and his desire to concentrate on writing plays rather than musicals
Theater talk ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Playwright, librettist, and screenwriter Arthur Laurents speaks about his life in the theater and motion pictures with Theater talk co-hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins. Laurents discusses his early career writing for radio; his work in Hollywood on such movies as The way we were, directed by Sydney Pollack; his involvement in left wing politics; his writing of the the libretto for the musical Gypsy, in which he focused his story on the mother character; and his work with choreographer Jerome Robbins -- whom he came to dislike -- on such shows as West Side story and Gypsy
 
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