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This edition: "Jerry Springer - The Opera" and "The Amateurs"

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 9, 2018.

First aired: March 5, 2018.

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 in a production at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

Next, playwright Jordan Harrison, director Oliver Butler and actor Michael Cyril Creighton discuss their production of Harrison’s play at The Vineyard Theatre, The Amateurs, about a theatre troop fleeing The Black Death in the middle ages and these players’ contribution to the modern dramatic concepts of character and individuality

Guest List

Oliver Butler Director, “The Amateurs”

Michael Cyril Creighton Actor, “The Amateurs”

Jordan Harrison Playwright, “The Amateurs”

Terrence Mann Actor, “Jerry Springer - The Opera”

Michael Musto Entertainment Journalist, Out, The Advocate, Paper & LogoTV

Will Swenson Actor, “Jerry Springer - The Opera”

Richard Thomas Composer-Lyricist, “Jerry Springer - The Opera”