‘Jerry Springer – The Opera’ & ‘The Amateurs’

On February 26, 2018 by Theater Talk Web


First, we welcome writer/composer Richard Thomas with actors Terrence Mann and Will Swenson from Thomas’ controversial work Jerry Springer -The Opera, which created a sensation in the UK 13 years ago, but was considered so outrageous that it only now premieres in NYC. They discuss the spectacular production by The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center, with Michael Musto of NewNowNext.com and Susan Haskins.

Next, playwright Jordan Harrison, director Oliver Butler and actor Michael Cyril Creighton talk about their production of Harrison’s highly-original and thought-provoking play, The Amateurs, at the Vineyard Theatre about a theater troop fleeing The Black Death in the Middle Ages and how these actors contributed to the modern dramatic concepts of character and individuality.

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