Chenoweth, Menzel, Wittman Chat and Shaiman Sings on "Best of Theater Talk," June 17

News   Chenoweth, Menzel, Wittman Chat and Shaiman Sings on "Best of Theater Talk," June 17
 
Wicked's witches Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel and Hairspray's songsters Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman will appear on "The Best of Theater Talk," June 17 at midnight (ET) on Thirteen. Check your local listings.
Scott Wittman (left) and Marc Shaiman embrace at the 2003 Tony Awards
Scott Wittman (left) and Marc Shaiman embrace at the 2003 Tony Awards

The episode will reair portions of Wicked's leading ladies Chenoweth and Menzel discussing the creation of their roles in the Stephen Schwartz Broadway musical. "Theater Talk" will air clips of the show Chenoweth is set to leave June 18 while Menzel stays on in the role that earned her a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

Partner Shaiman and Wittman, the respective composer-lyricist and lyricist of Hairspray chat about topics including The Boy From Oz's focus Peter Allen, their kiss at the 2003 Tony Awards, Fred Ebb's opinion of their stage musical and Broadway flop Bobbi Boland. Shaiman will also performs his tune "Fat As I Am."

The two stage duos as well as Bruce Vilanch as Edna Turnblad on tour performing "Welcome to The Sixties" from the show will air on the talk show.

"Theater Talk" is hosted by Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins. The half-hour show airs late Friday nights at midnight on WNET/Thirteen. Check local listings for air times in Boston, Hartford and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.theatertalk.org.

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