D'Abruzzo, Palmer, Riedel and Saltzman Are Panelists for Live "What's My Line?" March 24

News   D'Abruzzo, Palmer, Riedel and Saltzman Are Panelists for Live "What's My Line?" March 24 A live stage version of the classic television show "What's My Line?" begins performances at Off-Broadway's Barrow Street Theatre March 24.
Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Stephanie D'Abruzzo

What's My Line? – Live On Stage, which has been a hit in Los Angeles, will play Monday nights at 8 PM through April 28. Panelists for the premiere performance include Betsy Palmer (panelist on TV's "I've Got a Secret" and recurring panelist on the original "What's My Line?"), Michael Riedel (New York Post columnist and "Theater Talk" co-host), Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q Tony nominee) and Barry Saltzman (actor and frequent panelist for the L.A. staging of What's My Line?). J. Keith van Straaten hosts.

The 75-minute stage version of "What's My Line" features live music and performances as well as a weekly mystery guest. In Los Angeles mystery guests have included Larry King, Drew Carey and Shirley Jones.

What's My Line?, according to press notes, follows the basic format of the TV game show: "Four celebrity panelists try to guess the occupation of a guest, asking only yes-or-no questions. The guests are all regular folks with unusual occupations — plus an appearance by a special celebrity mystery guest. This stage show, however, is not broadcast; the only audience is the folks who show up in the 199-seat theatre. It's a real game with real people with real occupations and genuine celebrities — the show is not scripted and runs approximately 75 minutes, with no intermission."

The Barrow Street Theatre is located in Manhattan at 27 Barrow Street at Seventh Avenue, south of Christopher Street. Tickets, priced $25, are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com. For more information visit www.whatsmyline.org.