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Always wondered what goes on behind the scenes on Broadway? Famed New York Post theater columnist, Michael Riedel's got the dirt. Grab a glass of wine, make a martini, break out the charcuterie board and prepare to smile. Join us for a conversation with Michael and Sarasota Magazine's Mr. Chatterbox, Robert Plunket. 


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Singular Sensation is the extraordinary story of a transformative decade on Broadway, featuring gripping behind-the-scenes accounts of shows such as Rent, Angels in AmericaChicagoThe Lion King, and The Producers—shows that changed the history of the American theater.


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Michael Riedel has been the theater columnist for the New York Post since 1998. New York magazine has called his column a “must-read” for the theater world. Michael began his radio career as regular on the Imus in the Morning show in 2011. In 2017 WOR, New York’s oldest and highest-rated station, asked him to cohost its morning show with well-known sportscaster Len Berman. The Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning show is the highest-rated morning radio program in the New York City area. Michael’s book Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway won the Marfield Prize for arts writing in 2015 and is widely considered to be the successor to William Goldman’s celebrated 1967 book about Broadway, The Season. A graduate of Columbia University, Michael lives in the West Village.

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