April 9 "Theater Talk" Panel to Feature Wilson, Murray, Grief

News   April 9 "Theater Talk" Panel to Feature Wilson, Murray, Grief "Theatre Talk," the popular PBS program hosted by producer Susan Haskins and New York Post columnist Michael Riedel, is usually taped in a studio at CUNY, with only a few technicians as audience. Things will be different, however, on April 9, when followers of the show will be able attend a series of shows taped before a live audience at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

"Theatre Talk," the popular PBS program hosted by producer Susan Haskins and New York Post columnist Michael Riedel, is usually taped in a studio at CUNY, with only a few technicians as audience. Things will be different, however, on April 9, when followers of the show will be able attend a series of shows taped before a live audience at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

The show will take place on April 9 at 7 PM. Scheduled guests include the critics Clive Barnes and Linda Winer. They, along with four Lortel Awards nominees (the nominations were announced April 3) will discuss the state of Off-Broadway theatre. The other panelists include Jitney author August Wilson, Dogeaters director Michael Grief, The Play About the Baby star Brian Murray and producer David Stone.

The show will air on PBS on April 20 on PBS stations WNET/Thirteen and WGBH in Boston, and will subsequently be broadcast in an expanded version on CUNY/Channel 75, by special arrangement with WNET.

The program will be the first to air in "Theater Talk’s" new timeslot, Fridays at midnight on WNET/Thirteen, following "Charlie Rose."

For more information, please call (212) 431-0974. —By Robert Simonson