Thirteen/WNET New York's "EGG the arts show," will feature some theatrical notables in its upcoming season on PBS. Metamorphoses creator Mary Zimmerman, The Goat playwright Edward Albee and Othello actor Liev Schreiber are among those spotlighted in the series which will debut in September.
A national television series which showcases the diversity of art across America, every "EGG" episode is filled with its "trademark quirkiness, whimsy, wit and curiosity," according to show spokesperson Karen Sager.
The episode "Slippery When Wet" which will focus on water in art will feature the damp Metamorphoses. The Broadway production by Mary Zimmerman that boasts a 27-foot pool as the centerpiece for the setting of the new take on Ovid's classic.
The works of playwright Edward Albee will be profiled in "EGG"'s "Family" episode. The scribe's depictions of the dysfunctional families in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Three Tall Women, and The Goat will be explored in the series.
"Inspiration" will see actor Liev Schreiber who garnered raves for his portrayal of the villainous Iago in William Shakespeare's Othello. The thespian will reveal the process he used to develop the character. Past shows have featured segments on the likes of Julie Taymor, David Mamet, Arthur Miller, Elaine Stritch, August Wilson, Kenneth Lonergan, William Ivey Long, Richard Maxwell and Reverend Billy. Productions noted include Roger Guenveur Smith's A Huey P. Newton Story, Collective Unconscious' Charlie Victor Romeo, Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann's Urinetown, The Bat Theatre Company's production of Anne Nelson's The Guys.
"EGG the arts show" is brought to you by executive producer Jeff Folmsbee and series producer Mark Mannucci — the same team behind "The First Ten Awards," PBS's portion of the Tony Award broadcast.
For more information and airtimes of PBS' "EGG the arts show," visit www.pbs.org/wnet/egg.