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Feb
12

A Tribute to Beloved Critic HOWARD KISSEL


Howard Kissel

Howard Kissel (1942-2012) at The Players Club

on CUNY TV:
Sat., March 3rd 
at 8:30 PM
Sun., March 4th at 12:30 PM and
Mon., March 5th at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM

We pay tribute to our beloved colleague, the late critic Howard Kissel with a rebroadcast of our award-winning 2009 program, “A Walk through The Players Club.” On this show Kissel, a writer, actor and frequent contributor to our program, guided us through The Players Club, a landmark of the American theater and shared stories with us about the people and events connected with it.

Located on New York City’s Gramercy Square, The Players Club was once the home of Edwin Booth, the greatest American actor of the 19th century. Booth then founded The Player’s club there, along with Mark Twain, Joseph Jefferson and General William T. Sherman, as a place where, in Booth’s words, “actors could mingle with gentlemen.” Kissel and the Players Club’s Executive Director,Joseph Martello, showed us some of the wonderful artifacts that are preserved there, including Booth’s death bed and the Yorick skull from Booth’s Broadway Hamlet (produced in 1866, just one year after his brother assassinated the president). Youtube Preview

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