According to Lincoln Center's new LCT3 project at its slogan, it takes "New Audiences for New Artists." It also takes new critics, hence the establishment of Theater Talk's New Theater Corps in 2005, a way for up-and-coming theater writers and eager new theatergoers to get exposure to the ever-growing theater scene in New York City. Writers for the New Theater Corps are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the off-off and off-Broadway theater scene, learning and giving back high-quality reviews at the same time. Driven by a passion and love of the arts, the New Theater Corps aims to identify, support, and grow the arts community, one show and one person at a time.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Michael Riedel: LIVE

Admittedly, I'm too young to have seen the game show "What's My Line?" but I'd like to call attention to the live adaptation of the concept, now making its East Coast premiere for one reason: Michael Riedel, the co-host of Theater Talk, will be one of the celebrity guests. This week's debut features host J. Keith van Straaten, along with BETSY PALMER (Longtime regular panelist on TV's "I've Got a Secret" and recurring panelist on original "What's My Line?"), MICHAEL RIEDEL (co-host of "Theater Talk" on PBS) STEPHANIE D'ABRUZZO (Tony-nominated star of Avenue Q), and BARRY SALTZMAN (Los Angeles stage actor and most frequent panelist on Los Angeles production of "What's My Line? - Live On Stage").

The show runs Monday nights through April 28th, and is $25.00 (212-239-6200). Check it out at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street): more information at We'll have a full report for you tomorrow:
“What’s My Line? – Live On Stage” follows the format of the classic TV game show that premiered on CBS in 1950: Four celebrity panelists try to guess the occupation of a guest, asking only yes-or-no questions. This stage show, however, is not broadcast; the only audience is the folks who show up in the 199-seat theatre. It’s a real game with real people with real occupations and genuine celebrities --the show is not scripted and runs approximately 75 minutes, with no intermission.

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