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Michael Riedel

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Listener Mail and Michael Riedel on Covering Broadway

The Press Box

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are answering your Listener Mail! They weigh in on the new Anthony Bourdain book (17:15), discuss the journalistic use of the word “slap” (23:00), and touch on the potential repackaging of retired or aging NFL quarterbacks on our televisions screens (25:58). Then longtime theater columnist Michael Riedel joins to discuss his new book, ‘Singular Sensation,’ as well as his thoughts on Broadway post-pandemic (32:15). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David ShoemakerGuest: Michael Riedel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 11mins

15 Apr 2021

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Special Interview- An Interview with Theater Columnist, Michael Riedel

The Front Row Network

The Front Row is pleased to welcome Michael Riedel to the podcast. Riedel has been the columnist for the New York Post since 1998. His new book, "Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway" focuses on the Broadway theater in the 1990s.  In this interview, Riedel discusses the formative decade that brought and end to Broadway's "British Invasion". He also recounts the advent of Rent, the resurrection of the classic America Musical Comedy and how 9/11 affected the theater community. Please join the Front Row's Brandon Davis for this delightful conversation.


10 Feb 2021

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Ep116 - Michael Riedel: theater critic, broadcaster, and columnist

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales

Michael Riedel is an American theater critic, broadcaster, and columnist. He has been a controversial yet very influential Broadway columnist in the NY post for over 20 years. Michael is also the co-host of “Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning” on 710 WOR in New York City, weekdays from 6-10am. Michael’s book Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway won the 2015 Marfield Prize for arts writing and is widely considered to be the successor to The Season, William Goldman's classic 1967 book about Broadway. His next book, Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway, arrived November 10, 2020. Get the book here: https://amzn.to/3jXpHhz.During our conversation, Michael shares how he carved a unique path for himself as both a critic and columnist - how he managed to be a reporter, as well as get his opinion out there. Being a traditional critic, seeing show after show and writing reports, never appealed to him. Rather, he enjoyed hanging out with theater people and getting to know them, “collecting the gossip, and putting it all together”. After life as a columnist, or a “sprinter” in his words, Michael opens up about the initial doubts and panic he had about writing his first book. And that it was during all of the research and interviews when he discovered the narrative he wanted to share, and found joy in putting together all the pieces of the puzzle. Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway has since received interest from TV networks. Michael also takes us through the inspiration and story behind his newest book "Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway", chronicling Broadway through the 90’s and its recovery after September 11th, 2001 - illustrating how Broadway rallied and “showed the world that New York could not be brought to its knees”. In this episode, we talk about:  The story behind Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway, and the forward he added in light of COVID-19 How Rent ushered in a new era of broadway after years of British dominance  Fixing Alan Rickman’s air conditioner while working for Elizabeth I. McCann  Maintaining friendships and relationships with people you’ve written about  How he conducted interviews for his newest book  Seeing The Lion King for the first time, recalling “pandemonium” in the theater  His writing process Connect with The Theatre Podcast: Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheTheatrePodcast Twitter & Instagram: @theatre_podcast Facebook.com/OfficialTheatrePodcast TheTheatrePodcast.com Alan's personal Instagram: @alanseales Email me at feedback@thetheatrepodcast.com. I want to know what you think. A very special thanks to our patrons who help make this podcast possible!Cheryl Hodges-Selden, Paul Seales, David SealesIf you would like to see your name in this show notes or get a shout out on the pod itself, visit ttp.fm/patreon to become a member and show your support! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 14mins

10 Nov 2020

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#414 - Singular Sensation (feat. Michael Riedel)

The Ensemblist

Famed New York Post columnist Michael Riedel has released a new book - Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway. The book gives an inside look into the biggest stories on Broadway from the 1990s to the early 2000s: Rent, The Lion King, Sunset Boulevard, Titanic, Chicago and The Producers to name a few. We spoke this week about what makes a great theatre story and why he loves shining insight into the Broadway lore we think we knew. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


9 Nov 2020

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Tell Me More | Episode 55: Michael Riedel on ‘Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway’


On today’s episode of “Tell Me More,” Matt speaks with New York Post theatre columnist and New York Times Best Selling author Michael Riedel. For many, Riedel is the snarky, sharp-tongued gossip columnist who has skewered Broadway for decades. However, as he did in his first book about the American read more


6 Nov 2020

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The Razzle Dazzle of Michael Riedel (Live From the Comedy Cellar)

The Nightfly with Dave Juskow

I'd been waiting to talk to this week's guest for some time. Michael Riedel, the theatre critic for the New York Post and one half of "Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning" on 710 WOR, joins me today down at the Comedy Cellar. I dare you to find another podcast where two men talk about their love of Broadway, James Bond and the TV Show Columbo. If you are an avid listener of The Nightfly podcast, where I describe old TV shows and movie plot lines, then you will realize I have met my match. Michael and I had a great time as we sat talking in the restaurant about his many meetings with Roger Moore, his extensive research on writing his 2015 book, "Razzle Dazzle" and old New York stories. One of my "white whales" I've been waiting to have on for a long time delivers today on an all new podcast. Hope you like. :) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

2hr 12mins

18 Feb 2020

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Michael Riedel

Mark Simone

Trump and Cohen


25 Jul 2018

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Our Favorite Things #117: Michael Riedel vs Amy Sedaris & A Very Special Message from Kevin


This Week: Amy Sedaris goes after Michael Riedel & Kevin shares an important message. This week's episode is dedicated to Floyd Thomas. Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


26 Apr 2018

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#115 MICHAEL RIEDEL, Journalist


Brace yourselves because the infamous Assassin of Broadway, Michael Riedel, sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on his career and to celebrate the great legends that fascinated him when he first began in this business. Michael also discusses his incredible book, Razzle Dazzle: The Battle For Broadway, which is required reading for anyone who loves the theatre, plus lets loose with gossip from the Great White Way. Michael pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he came to write Razzle Dazzle , what it means to be a modern day Walter Winchell, and why a fishbowl of napkins and matchbooks made him the most feared man on Broadway. Also, Michael shines the spotlight on a sweaty Alan Rickman, an outrageous Dorothy Loudon, and a supportive Gerald Schoenfeld! Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 26mins

9 Apr 2018

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Mark Simone

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30 Mar 2018