Broadway Talks Back

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


22827. Broadway Talks Back. October 14, 1946. Mutual net. Sustaining. A talk show about the New York Theatre scene. A discussion of the newly opened "The Ice Man Cometh," by Eugene O'Neill. With Eddie Dowling, a co-producer of the show, and two theatre critics, Howard Barnes and John Chapman. Eddie Dowling, Howard Barnes, John Chapman, Barrett H. Clark (moderator), Jay Jackson (announcer), Gertrude Berg (producer), Vera Eichel (producer), Roger Bower (director). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22828. Broadway Talks Back. October 21, 1946. Mutual net. Sustaining. "Lady Windemere's Fan" is discussed. The show's format is similar to "Author Meets The Critics" for the theatre. Cornelia Otis Skinner (in the cast), Oscar Wilde (author), Oscar Kronenberger (drama critic of P.M. and Time), Joseph Wood Crutch (drama critic of "The Nation"), Howard Young (producer of the play), Russell Lewis (producer of the play), Barrett H. Clark (moderator), Gertrude Berg (producer), Vera Eichel (producer), Roger Bower (director), Jay Jackson (announcer). 29:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22829. Broadway Talks Back. October 28, 1946. Mutual net. Sustaining. "The Duchess of Malfi", a revival of the Shakespearean era play, is debated. Critics Joseph Shipley ("The New Leader") and John Gassner discuss the drama with John Carradine (in the cast), and Miss Jean Dalyrimple. Joseph Shipley, John Carradine, Jean Dalyrimple (producer), W. H. Auden (adaptor), John Gassner (drama critic of "The Forum"), Barrett H. Clark (host), John Webster (author), Jay Jackson (announcer), Gertrude Berg (producer), Vera Eichel (producer), Roger Bower (director). 29:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22830. Broadway Talks Back. November 5, 1946. Mutual net. Sustaining. "The State of The Union" is discussed. Critics Russell Maloney and John Chapman confront the authors Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse. Russell Maloney (The Atalntic Monthly), John Chapman (The Daily News), Howard Lindsay (author), Russell Crouse (producer), Barrett H. Clark (moderator), Gertrude Berg (producer), Vera Eichel (producer), Roger Bower (director), Jay Jackson (announcer). 28:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22831. Broadway Talks Back. November 11, 1946. Mutual net. Sustaining. A discussion of the revival of, "Playboy of the Western World". Two not-too-enthusiastic critics debate one of the producers and a leading actress in the play. Eithne Dunne (actress), William Hawkins (The World-Telegram and Sun), Barrett H. Clark (host), John Gassner (Forum Magazine), Norris Holton (member of the board of directors of "Theatre Inc.", producer of the revival), Phillip Clarnet (a play-goer), Gertrude Berg (producer), Vera Eichel (producer), Roger Bower (director), Carl Caruso (announcer). 29:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

27239. Broadway Talks Back. November 18, 1946. Mutual net. Sustaining. The play, "A Flag Is Born," is discussed by Ruth Chatterton, Luther Adler, Kay Norton, and two critics. The plan eventually ran a week over three months. Barrett H. Clark (moderator), Jay Jackson (announcer), Ruth Chatterton, Luther Adler, Kay Norton, George Friedley (The Morning Telegraph), Joseph Shipley (The New Leader), Gertrude Berg (producer), Vera Eichel (producer), Roger Bower (director). 29:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

27240. Broadway Talks Back. November 25, 1946. Mutual net. Sustaining. The play discussed is Maxwell Anderson's "Joan of Lorraine." One member of the audience (Charlton Heston!) asks about racial discrimination in the play during the Washington D. C. tryouts! Critics Rosalind Gilder and Nathaniel Benchley, actors Sam Wanamaker and Allen Anderson. Allen Anderson, Barrett H. Clark (moderator), Charlton Heston, Jay Jackson, Nathaniel Benchley, Rosalind Gilder, Sam Wanamaker. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22832. Broadway Talks Back. December 2, 1946. Mutual net. Sustaining. "John Gabriel Borkman," by Ibsen is discussed. This revival closed after twenty-one performances. Barrett H. Clark (host), Louis Kronenberger (drama critic for P. M. and Time), Joseph Wood Krutch (drama critic for "The Nation"), Gertrude Berg (producer), Vera Eichel (producer), Roger Bower (director), Jay Jackson (announcer), Margaret Webster, Philip Bourneuf. 29:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80123. Broadway Talks Back. December 9, 1946. Mutual net. Sustaining. The playwright meets his critics. "Christopher Blake" is the Broadway play that's discussed. Moss Hart reviews Mr. Chapman's review of his play...most harshly and with caustic wit. Mr. Hart is a pleasure to hear. Barrett H. Clark (host, referee), John Chapman (drama critic, The New York Daily News), John Beaufort (drama critic, The Christian Science Monitor), Moss Hart (playwright, stage director), Jay Jackson (announcer), Gertrude Berg (producer), Roger Bower (director), Vera Eichel (producer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22833. Broadway Talks Back. December 16, 1946. Mutual net. Sustaining. A discussion of "Park Avenue," a comedy. Critics William Hawkins and Robert Coleman (who weren't exactly in love with the show) debate actor Raymond Walburn and composer Arthur Schwartz. An interesting and lively discussion with theatrical insights. William Hawkins (World Telegram), Robert Coleman (New York Daily Mirror), Raymond Walburn, Arthur Schwartz, Barrett H. Clark (moderator), Jay Jackson (announcer), Gertrude Berg (producer), Vera Eichel (producer), Roger Bower (director). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22834. Broadway Talks Back. December 23, 1946. Mutual net. Sustaining. Four theatre critics name their favorite plays of the season and defend their choices. The system cue has been deleted. John Chapman (The Daily News), George Friedley (The Morning Telegraph), Joseph Shipley (The New Leader), John Gasner (Forum Magazine), Barrett H. Clark (moderator), Gertrude Berg (producer), Vera Eichel (producer), Roger Bower (director), Carl Caruso (announcer). 29:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

27241. Broadway Talks Back. December 30, 1946. Mutual net. Sustaining. A discussion of the new play, "Wonderful Journey," with the producer of the show, two actors from the play, and the critics. The play closed after nine performances. The system cue has been deleted. Barrett H. Clark (moderator), Carl Caruso (announcer), Eric Bentley (Harper's Magazine), George Freedley (Morning Telegraph), Theron Bamberger (producer), Philip Loeb (cast member), Sidney Blackmer (cast member), Gertrude Berg (producer), Vera Eichel (producer), Roger Bower (director). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

27242. Broadway Talks Back. January 6, 1947. Mutual net. Sustaining. A discussion of the new play, "Temper the Wind." An actress in the play and the authors face the critics. The play closed shortly after this broadcast, after thirty-five performances. The system cue has been deleted. Barrett H. Clark (moderator), Carl Caruso (announcer), Louis Kronenberger (P. M.), George Freedley (Morning Telegraph), Blanche Yurka (cast member), Edward Mabley (playwright), Leonard Mins (playwright), Gertrude Berg (producer), Vera Eichel (producer), Roger Bower (director). 29:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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