DAVID JAVERBAUM on “An Act of God,” Cagney, and 2015 Critics Panel • WATCH VIDEOS

On June 11, 2015 by Theater Talk Web

We focus on two productions beginning the 2015-16 theater season – “An Act of God,” a new comedy at Studio 54 by 13-time Emmy-winning writer David Javerbaum, which stars Jim Parsons as God, AND “Cagney,” The York Theatre Company’s new bio-musical on the life of the famed movie star.

First Javerbaum discusses bringing God’s words to the stage in “An Act of God,” which follows their successful collaboration on the best-selling book, “The Last Testament: A Memoir by God,” as well as the popular Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod

Next up is the creative team from “Cagney,” including its co-composer/lyricist and star, Robert Creighton, plus the show’s director Bill Castellino, and The York Theatre Company’s Producing Artistic Director James Morgan. They share intriguing biographical elements from Cagney’s life. Morgan also talks about his 40-year association with The York and the Off-Broadway theater’s unique niche in New York City, as a production company entirely devoted to musicals.

Taped 5-15-2015

Theater critics Ben Brantley of “The New York Times,” Peter Marks of The “Washington Post,” John Simon of the “Westchester Guardian,” and Terry Teachout of “The Wall Street Journal,” discuss “Skylight, Fun Home, Finding Neverland, The King and I, On The Twentieth Century” and “Something Rotten!”

Taped: 05-01-15

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