The half-hour program will feature an interview with the late Coleman that was conducted in 1998. During the conversation, Coleman discussed how he wrote music for what would become some of Broadway's biggest hits. Performance clips will also be shown, including the "Big Spender" number from the recent press preview of the Sweet Charity Revival.
Cy Coleman won Tony Awards for his scores to The Will Rogers Follies, City of Angels and On the Twentieth Century. He was also Tony nominated for his scores for The Life, Barnum, I Love My Wife, Seesaw and Little Me. Some of Coleman's other Broadway musicals include Wildcat and Welcome to the Club.
The Jan. 28 "Theater Talk" will also spotlight the recent PBS documentary "Broadway: The American Musical." An outtake from that series — Fred Ebb singing his "Razzle Dazzle" lyrics — will also be seen.
Hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins, "Theater Talk" airs late Friday nights at midnight on WNET/Thirteen.
Visit www.theatertalk.org for more information.