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Theater Talk focuses on the exciting world of the New York stage. Hosted by series producer Susan Haskins and a revolving team of co-hosts including Jesse Green of The New York Times, Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New Yorker, Adam Feldman of Time Out New York, Donna Hanover of Arts in The City, Michael Musto of NewNowNext.com, Jan Simpson of Broadway and Me and Jason Zinoman of The New York Times, the series (produced at CUNY TV and airing across the country on stations in over 60 urban markets) features interviews with the most interesting artists working in the theater, plus provocative "round tables" with the theater world's most influential critics and reporters discussing what's going on and worth seeing on Broadway, Off Broadway and beyond.

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Theater Talk focuses on the exciting world of the New York stage. Hosted by series producer Susan Haskins and a revolving team of co-hosts including Jesse Green of The New York Times, Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New Yorker, Adam Feldman of Time Out New York, Donna Hanover of Arts in The City, Michael Musto of NewNowNext.com, Jan Simpson of Broadway and Me and Jason Zinoman of The New York Times, the series (produced at CUNY TV and airing across the country on stations in over 60 urban markets) features interviews with the most interesting artists working in the theater, plus provocative "round tables" with the theater world's most influential critics and reporters discussing what's going on and worth seeing on Broadway, Off Broadway and beyond.

iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Technical problems persist

By Kerr Lockhart - May 21 2012
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The show is great, indispensable, but I have not been able to enjoy it on my iPod since the begining of the 2011-12 season, and now the 5/12/12 episode won't download at all. Pretty hard to enjoy the show when technical problems persist.

Great Show, I cant subscribe though...

By Starcam444 - Mar 27 2012
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I tried to subscribe, but when I reset my I Pad I tried to but couldnt subscribe. Probaly something I'm doing. I have been a fan of Theater Talk for years, as an actor it is like having a class, a good class for free. I am not a great fan of the big audience in a show. Basically one on one talking about the craft. If you want to watch actors, writers, directors, producers and not really care about who they are dating or stuff like that. This is for you. Thank You....

iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
10
3
0
0
3

Technical problems persist

By Kerr Lockhart - May 21 2012
Read more
The show is great, indispensable, but I have not been able to enjoy it on my iPod since the begining of the 2011-12 season, and now the 5/12/12 episode won't download at all. Pretty hard to enjoy the show when technical problems persist.

Great Show, I cant subscribe though...

By Starcam444 - Mar 27 2012
Read more
I tried to subscribe, but when I reset my I Pad I tried to but couldnt subscribe. Probaly something I'm doing. I have been a fan of Theater Talk for years, as an actor it is like having a class, a good class for free. I am not a great fan of the big audience in a show. Basically one on one talking about the craft. If you want to watch actors, writers, directors, producers and not really care about who they are dating or stuff like that. This is for you. Thank You....
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CUNY TV's Theater Talk

Latest release on Jul 03, 2018

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Theater Talk focuses on the exciting world of the New York stage. Hosted by series producer Susan Haskins and a revolving team of co-hosts including Jesse Green of The New York Times, Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New Yorker, Adam Feldman of Time Out New York, Donna Hanover of Arts in The City, Michael Musto of NewNowNext.com, Jan Simpson of Broadway and Me and Jason Zinoman of The New York Times, the series (produced at CUNY TV and airing across the country on stations in over 60 urban markets) features interviews with the most interesting artists working in the theater, plus provocative "round tables" with the theater world's most influential critics and reporters discussing what's going on and worth seeing on Broadway, Off Broadway and beyond.

Rank #1: "Matilda, The Musical"

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Theater Talk devotes this episode to "Matilda," Broadway's hit new musical. Our guests are librettist Dennis Kelly, composer/lyricist Tim Minchin and actor Bertie Carvel, who plays the terrifying Miss Trunchbull.

May 05 2013

26mins

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Rank #2: "Fun Home"

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“Fun Home,” (12 Tony Award Nominations!) writer/lyricist, Lisa Kron (Best Book of a Musical & Score), composer Jeanine Tesori (Best Original Score) and Alison Bechdel (author of graphic novel) whose bestselling book this heart-breaking musical is based.

May 24 2015

26mins

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Rank #3: The Tribute Artist / Almost, Maine

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Theater Talk has writer/actor Charles Busch & actress Julie Halston discussing Busch’s new play "The Tribute Artist." Also, actor/playwright John Cariani & director Jack Cummings III discuss their revival of Cariani’s romantic comedy "Almost, Maine."

Feb 09 2014

26mins

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Rank #4: "The Encounter" and "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"

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Theater Talk's guests are "The Encounter" conceiver/director/performer Simon McBurney, and British playwright Christopher Hampton who adapated "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" from the scandalous 1782 epistolary novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.

Nov 06 2016

26mins

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Rank #5: Elaine Stritch's 88th Birthday Bash!

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We celebrate the 88th birthday of the great star Elaine Stritch. Joining us along with Stritch are her close friends, music director Rob Bowman, and actor Hunter Ryan Herdlicka. Stritch shares stories about Stephen Sondheim, Tina Fey, and others.

Feb 17 2013

26mins

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Rank #6: "Mothers and Sons" / Tyne Daly & Terrence McNally

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Theater Talk welcomes actress Tyne Daly and playwright Terrence McNally discussing the new play "Mothers and Sons," about a mother who lost her son to AIDS, 20 years earlier. The play asks us how far have we come and how far do we have to go.

Apr 13 2014

26mins

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Rank #7: Holiday Critics 2016

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Theater critics Jesse Green, Linda Winer and Elisabeth Vincentelli review the fall season, plus, Bryce Pinkham and Lora Lee Gayer from HOLIDAY INN bring us a "White Christmas," accompanied by Justin Hornback on piano.

Dec 25 2016

26mins

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Rank #8: “Dear Evan Hansen” Actors

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“Dear Evan Hansen” stars Ben Platt, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Rachel Bay Jones discuss the process of creating this original new Broadway musical and the powerful sentiments that infuse it and have led to its success. With guest co-host Jesse Green.

Apr 02 2017

26mins

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Rank #9: The Curious Incident

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Director Marianne Elliott and playwright Simon Stephens discuss their acclaimed play, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" with Broadway-newcomer Alex Sharp who plays the lead role.

Nov 09 2014

26mins

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Rank #10: "War Paint" Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole & Michael Greif

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Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, and director Michael Greif talk about their new Broadway musical "War Paint" that chronicles the amazing careers of cosmetic-industry-pioneers and moguls, Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein.

Apr 23 2017

26mins

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Rank #11: The Return of "Love Letters"

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Actor Brian Dennehy and playwright A.R. Gurney discuss Gurney's world-famous play, "Love Letters," now in an all-star revival on Broadway.

Nov 02 2014

26mins

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Rank #12: George C. Wolfe / Holland Taylor

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Theater Talk welcomes director George C. Wolfe, who discusses working with Nora Ephron on her play "Lucky Guy." Next up, playwright/actor Holland Taylor talks about her play "Ann," based on the life of the magnetic Texas governor Ann Richards.

Jun 02 2013

26mins

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Rank #13: "Gore Vidal's The Best Man" revisited

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In a "Theater Talk" classic, writer Gore Vidal talks about “The Best Man,” his 1960 political drama, revived on Broadway in 2000 when the interview was recorded. The play, “Gore Vidal’s The Best Man” is currently being revived on Broadway.

Apr 29 2012

26mins

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Rank #14: Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh in “The Present"

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Actors Richard Roxburgh and 2-time Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett make their Broadway debuts in Sydney Theatre Company's production of "The Present," a riveting comic drama, loosely adapted by Andrew Upton from Anton Chekhov's first play, “Platonov."

Mar 19 2017

26mins

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Rank #15: Satchmo at The Waldorf

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Theater Talk welcomes WSJ critic, author & playwright, Terry Teachout and actor John Douglas Thompson as they discuss Teachout's new Play, 'Satchmo at The Waldorf' about the last years of jazz legend Louis Armstrong.

Mar 30 2014

26mins

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Rank #16: August Wilson's JITNEY

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Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson, along with actors John Douglas Thompson and Brandon J. Dirden discuss Manhattan Theatre Club's revival of “Jitney” - the first of 10 plays in the late August Wilson’s The Pittsburgh Cycle.

Feb 19 2017

26mins

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Rank #17: Actor/writer Jesse Eisenberg on "The Revisionist"

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Writer/performer Jesse Eisenberg sits down with Theater Talk to talk about his Off-Broadway play "The Revisionist," in which he co-stars with Vanessa Redgrave. We also pay tribute to actor and friend of the show Richard Griffiths who died in late March.

Apr 14 2013

26mins

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Rank #18: "Smash" Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan

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Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan discuss their careers bringing musical theater to film and television, most notably, their innovative new NBC TV series "Smash," the show about the making of a Broadway musical.

Apr 01 2012

25mins

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Rank #19: 2014 Fall Season Preview

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Jesse Green of New York Magazine, Michael Musto of Out.com & Gawker plus Patrick Pacheco of The Los Angeles Times discuss the upcoming season on and off Broadway.

Oct 12 2014

26mins

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Rank #20: "Venus in Fur" and "Carrie"

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Actors Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy discuss their roles in the play "Venus in Fur". Also, a conversation with "Carrie" composer Michael Gore and librettist Lawrence D. Cohen, joined by Marin Mazzie, star of the Off-Broadway revival.

Apr 08 2012

26mins

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Comedy legend Renée Taylor; plus Critics John Simon, Justin Brown & Matt Windma

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Comedy legend Renée Taylor; plus Critics John Simon, Justin Brown & Matt Windma

Jul 03 2018

26mins

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Ethan Mordden on “Carousel” and “Chicago”

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Historian Ethan Mordden, author of “All That Jazz: The Life and Times of the Musical CHICAGO" and many works including the "Rodgers & Hammerstein" book, shares his considerable knowledge & insights into the classic musicals "Chicago" and "Carousel."

Jun 26 2018

26mins

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TONY Wrap-Up and Season Celebration

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Theater Talk's team Adam Feldman, Jesse Green, Julie Halston, Michael Musto, Patrick Pacheco, Jan Simpson, Elisabeth Vincentelli & Jason Zinoman join Susan Haskins after the Tonys to evaluate the ceremony, make sense of the upsets, & celebrate the season.

Jun 17 2018

26mins

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Spring 2018 Critics Forum

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Ben Brantley and Jesse Green of The New York Times, Peter Marks of The Washington Post and Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal review the new Broadway shows of the spring season.

Jun 11 2018

26mins

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2018 TONY Predictions Gala

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Esteemed Theater Talk regulars Jesse Green, Michael Musto, Patrick Pacheco and Elisabeth Vincentelli gather with co-hosts Adam Feldman and Susan Haskins to predict who will win the coveted 2018 TONY Awards and why.

Jun 05 2018

26mins

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“Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women"

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Actresses Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf and Alison Pill discuss working together with director Joe Mantello to create the magnificent revival of ”Edward Albee's Three Tall Women,” now on Broadway. Jesse Green of The New York TImes and Susan Haskins co-host.

May 22 2018

26mins

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“Mean Girls” and “Randy Writes A Novel"

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Tony-nominated actors Taylor Louderman and Grey Henson from the new Broadway musical “Mean Girls” have a fabulous time with Julie Halston, Michael Musto & Susan Haskins. Next, Lane Binkley interviews Randy, witty Australian star of “Randy Writes a Novel."

May 15 2018

26mins

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“My Fair Lady” Lincoln Center Theater revival

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From Lincoln Center Theater's stunning revival of "My Fair Lady" are actors Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, and Allan Corduner, director Bartlett Sher, and LCT Producing Artistic Director André Bishop. NYTimes' Jesse Green and Susan Haskins co-host.

May 08 2018

26mins

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"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"

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"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" director John Tiffany and movement director Steven Hoggett discuss creating the blockbuster show with playwright John Thorne and J.K. Rowling. Gordon Cox of Variety co-hosts with Susan Haskins.

May 01 2018

26mins

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"Frozen" songwriters; Charlotte St. Martin

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“Frozen” composer-lyricists Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez talk about writing a dozen new songs for the new Broadway musical adaptation. Then, Charlotte St. Martin, talks about the numerous responsibilities as President of The Broadway League.

Apr 24 2018

26mins

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Isaac Butler and the Angels of “Angels in America"

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Theater Talk discusses "Angels in America" with original & current revival Angels/actors Ellen McLaughlin and Amanda Lawrence, and Isaac Butler, co-author of the new book, "The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America."

Apr 17 2018

26mins

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"Harry Clarke" David Cale, Billy Crudup and Leigh Silverman

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Playwright David Cale, actor Billy Crudup, and director Leigh Silverman of Cale's riveting, one-man thriller “Harry Clarke” now Off-Broadway, produced by (and available at) audible. Jason Zinoman of The New York Times co-hosts with Susan Haskins.

Apr 10 2018

26mins

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“The 24 Hour Plays” and Writing Negative Reviews

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Actors Richard Kind & Gideon Glick join Roundabout Underground Artistic Producer Jill Rafson talk about the The 24-Hour Plays Off-Broadway. Jesse Green & Jason
Zinoman from The New York Times discuss The Agony and Ecstasy of Writing Negative Reviews.

Apr 03 2018

26mins

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Estelle Parsons and Patricia Bosworth on The Actors Studio

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Actor Estelle Parsons and actor/author Patricia Bosworth discuss the art of acting and their formative years of training at the legendary Actors Studio in the 1950's. Guest host is Jesse Green, Co-Chief Theatre Critic of The New York Times.

Mar 27 2018

26mins

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"Good for Otto"

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"Good for Otto" playwright David Rabe, actors Ed Harris and Amy Madigan and The New Group artistic director Scott Elliott discuss the new play about a community mental health center, with co-hosts Tony-winning playwright Warren Leight and Susan Haskins.

Mar 20 2018

26mins

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“The Band’s Visit” Actors; Ted Chapin on Lyrics & Lyricists

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From "The Band’s Visit," actors Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk and John Cariani, discussing working on the powerful musical hit. Then, multi-faceted producer Ted Chapin reveals his plans for the 92Y longtime series "Lyrics & Lyricists."

Mar 13 2018

26mins

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“Jerry Springer – The Opera” and “The Amateurs”

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Writer/composer Richard Thomas and actors Terrence Mann & Will Swenson from Thomas’ controversial work "Jerry Springer -The Opera"; then "The Amateurs"playwright Jordan Harrison, director Oliver Butler and actor Michael Cyril Creighton.

Mar 06 2018

26mins

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John Lithgow - Stories By Heart

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Master actor John Lithgow discusses his one-man show Stories by Heart, which he developed over 10 years touring the country and now on Broadway. The play is dedicated to his father, who was also an actor/director.

Feb 20 2018

26mins

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“Hello, Dolly!” and Off-Broadway Spring Preview

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“Hello, Dolly!” actors Kate Baldwin, Tony Award-winner Gavin Creel & Broadway newcomer Charlie Stemp; plus Adam Feldman, Michael Musto, Patrick Pacheco & Elisabeth Vincentelli discuss highly-anticipated off-Broadway shows with Jesse Green & Susan Haskins.

Feb 13 2018

26mins

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Broadway Spring 2018 Season Preview

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Adam Feldman, Michael Musto, Elisabeth Vincentelli and Patrick Pacheco plus co-hosts Jesse Green and Susan Haskins discuss the upcoming spring season on Broadway, including "Harry Potter..." “Angels in America” “Mean Girls" "Carousel" and "My Fair Lady."

Feb 06 2018

26mins

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iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
10
3
0
0
3

Technical problems persist

By Kerr Lockhart - May 21 2012
Read more
The show is great, indispensable, but I have not been able to enjoy it on my iPod since the begining of the 2011-12 season, and now the 5/12/12 episode won't download at all. Pretty hard to enjoy the show when technical problems persist.

Great Show, I cant subscribe though...

By Starcam444 - Mar 27 2012
Read more
I tried to subscribe, but when I reset my I Pad I tried to but couldnt subscribe. Probaly something I'm doing. I have been a fan of Theater Talk for years, as an actor it is like having a class, a good class for free. I am not a great fan of the big audience in a show. Basically one on one talking about the craft. If you want to watch actors, writers, directors, producers and not really care about who they are dating or stuff like that. This is for you. Thank You....