The series, which offers a glimpse behind the "imaginary curtain" of several New York shows, kicks off Feb. 9 with "The Play's The Thing." Hosted by Emmy-winning TV journalist Roma Torre, the 8 PM panel will feature playwrights Terrence McNally, A. R. Gurney and Julia Jordan discussing their craft. McNally's The Stendhal Syndrome opens at Primary Stages in February; Jordan's Boy plays Primary Stages in April; and Gurney's Big Bill is set for the Mitzi E. Newhouse in February. On Feb. 15 Torre will host an evening devoted to the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Anna in the Tropics, which is currently playing Broadway's Royale Theatre. Playwright Nilo Cruz will be joined by Anna co-stars Jimmy Smits, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Priscilla Lopez, Victor Argo, Vanessa Aspillaga, John Ortiz and David Zayas. The discussion begins at 7:30 PM.
The final offering in the series is set for March 15 at 8:15 PM and will celebrate the new revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Alfred Molina, who portrays Tevye in the revival of the classic musical, will be joined by Fiddler director David Leveaux as well as the show's creators, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Torre will host a discussion about the new interpretation of the famed musical.
Tickets for each of the Broadway Talks evenings are priced at $25. The 92nd Street Y is located in Manhattan at 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue. (The Feb. 9 discussion will be held at the Kaye Playhouse, 695 Park Avenue.) For more information call (212) 415-5500 or visit www.92Y.org.