Arguably the most powerful man in the American theatre will be the guest on the Feb. 15 edition of PBS' popular "Theater Talk." That personage is Gerald Schoenfeld, the longtime head of the Shubert Organization. He will talk to hosts Michael Riedel, of the New York Post, and Susan Haskins, about how he and his late business partner Bernard Jacobs gained control of the once family-owned Shubert outfit, as well as address questions about the financial survival of Broadway, as well as the escalating price of theater tickets.
The show airs Feb. 15 at midnight on Channel 13 in New York City. It will also air on Boston’s WGBH and on Cablevision’s Metro Arts Thirteen (check local listings for schedule).
"Theater Talk" is now in its fifth season. This year, the program will be seen on Thirteen/WNET, WGBH/Boston (PBS affiliate), CCIT in Hartford, and as part of MetroArts/Thirteen on Cablevision’s Metro channels.
Future "Theatre Talk" episodes will feature Shubert Organization chairman Gerald Schoenfeld (Feb. 15).