The May 2 telecast will feature an interview with award-winning actress Elizabeth Ashley, who is currently starring in Mathew Barber’s Enchanted April at the Belasco Theatre. On May 9, Harvey Fierstein, likely to be Tony-nominated for his performance in Hairspray, will sit down for a chat about his role in the season’s biggest hit. A Day in the Death of Joe Egg co-stars — Eddie Izzard and Victoria Hamilton — will guest on the May 16 broadcast, and that program will also feature a conversation with The New York Times’ Robin Pogrebin and Playbill On-Line’s Robert Simonson. The end of the month (May 23) will feature a trio of Man of La Mancha folk — composer Mitch Leigh and actors Brian Stokes Mitchell and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio — discussing the revival now playing the Martin Beck Theatre. On May 30, Nine stars Antonio Banderas and Chita Rivera will discuss their work in another revival, Maury Yeston’s Tony-winning musical.
Hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins, "Theatre Talk" airs late Friday nights at midnight on WNET/Thirteen. Check local listings for air times in Boston, Hartford and Washington, D.C.