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Amanpour: Susan Glasser, Fintan O'Toole, Bartlett Sher and John Green


Susan Glasser, staff writer for The New Yorker, and Fintan O'Toole, writer for the Irish Times, join Bianna Golodryga to discuss U.S. politics and President Biden's foreign policy challenges. Then director Bartlett Sher talks about how his film “Oslo” brings to life the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the power of human connection. Our Walter Isaacson speaks to The New York Times opinion editor Kathleen Kingsbury about navigating the changing media landscape in a world of polarization, cancel culture, disinformation. And finally, author John Green explains his book of essays "The Anthropocene Reviewed" and why he aims to write with vulnerability.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


28 May 2021

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Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott and Bartlett Sher, “Oslo”

Washington Post Live

Co-stars Ruth Wilson and Andrew Scott and renowned director Bartlett Sher join Washington Post chief film critic Ann Hornaday for a conversation about bringing the film, "Oslo" to life on the big screen.


24 May 2021

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#228 BARTLETT SHER, Director


SHOWS: South Pacific, The Light In The Piazza, To Kill A MockingbirdThere is not a genre that Tony Award winning director Bartlett Sher has not explored in his varied, celebrated career. His directorial credits include the original productions of The Light In The Piazza, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Bridges of Madison County, Oslo, and To Kill A Mockingbird, as well as acclaimed revivals of Awake and Sing, South Pacific, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Golden Boy, The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof, and My Fair Lady.Bart pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he investigates pre-existing texts, what it was like discovering theatrical mentors, and why the strongest directors are those that explore the world in which they live.Also, Bart shines the spotlight on Kelli O'Hara, Danny Burstein, and Lauren Ambrose!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 7mins

10 Aug 2020

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Bartlett Sher

Len Berman and Michael Riedel In The Morning

Nominated - Best Director - My Fair Lady


3 May 2018

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Bartlett Sher: A Reason to Sing

What It Takes

Going to see live theater, Bartlett Sher believes, is a unique experience... one that’s not just entertaining, but also has the power to change your view of the world. Sher is one of the most creative, thought-provoking Broadway directors working today (he directed the 2017 Tony award-winning best play, "Oslo"). Sher talks here about how a childhood trauma steered him toward the stage, and about finding new relevance in classic, beloved musicals like “South Pacific” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” His most recent production is "My Fair Lady."


12 Mar 2018

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Bartlett Sher and Rachel Chavkin

SDCF Podcast Series

On May 2nd, 2016, directors Rachel Chavkin and Bartlett Sher visited Emerson College and engaged in a conversation about their craft with a group of Boston-based directors. In this one-on-one discussion, Chavkin and Sher speak about the broad spectrum of their work—from preparing for meetings with designers, to the actor-audience relationship, to how space informs their approach on a given piece. Chavkin and Sher also engage in a layered discussion on form as they compare their experiences working in devised theater, in opera, with revivals, on Broadway, and beyond. Listen in to hear more about the work, philosophies, and experiences of these two artists.

1hr 33mins

12 Sep 2016

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79 – Bartlett Sher

The Producer's Perspective Podcast with Ken Davenport

Bartlett Sher is an American theatre director. He has been nominated for nine Tony Awards, winning a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical as well as a Drama Desk Award for his direction of the 2008 Broadway revival of South Pacific. He served as associate artistic director at Hartford Stage in Connecticut and company director at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. He was artistic director at Intiman Theatre in Seattle and in 2008 was named resident director at Lincoln Center Theater in New York City.Bart took some time out from his rehearsals of the now running Oslo to chat with me about the role of the Director in modern productions and . . . How directing on Broadway wasn’t even in his game plan. How directing a show is like conducting an orchestra. What his rehearsal process is really like (and why it scares choreographers like this one). What he looks for from actors when he’s auditioning. Why it’s hard to find a good producer. Keep up with me: @KenDavenportBwaywww.theproducersperspective.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


4 Jul 2016

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Bartlett Sher adds another Drama Desk Award to the shelf Best Director Musical.

Keith Price's Curtain Call

Tony and 2x Drama Desk Award Winning Director, Bartlett Sherr, not only talks to me on the red carpet, but I also got a few minutes with him after he won. What an amazing guy he is. I think that I get why people really like him so much. Working with him must be special. Subscribe to the Podcast on Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/keith-prices-curtain-call/id1114172032?mt=2About Bartlett Sher: http://www.lct.org/shows/people/bartlett-sher/Follow @bartlett_sher @kpcurtaincall @comedydaddy on TwitterLike "Keith Price's Curtain Call" on FB


10 Jun 2016

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SDCF Podcast Series Replay: Bartlett Sher and Julie Taymor, Moderated by Anne Bogart

SDCF Podcast Series

SDCF Podcast Series Replay re-releases podcasts that seem especially relevant this season. This 2014 podcast features directors Bartlett Sher and Julie Taymor, and is moderated by Anne Bogart.

1hr 33mins

4 Mar 2016

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Bartlett Sher (#111) July, 2006

ATW - Downstage Center

As "The Light In The Piazza" prepares for its national tour, director Bartlett Sher talks about the experience of living with and working on the show for more than three years, explains his approach to "Awake And Sing" and why he felt it belonged in the same theatre where its premiered 70 years ago, and professes his amazement at the enthusiastic response in the Seattle community to the Intiman Theatre (where Sher is artistic director) receiving the 2006 Regional Theatre Tony Award. Original air date - July 21, 2006.


24 Jul 2006