LuPone, Merkerson, Ahrens, Parsons, Caldwell and More to Be Featured in "Women in Theatre" TV Season

News   LuPone, Merkerson, Ahrens, Parsons, Caldwell and More to Be Featured in "Women in Theatre" TV Season
 
CUNY-TV's "Women in Theatre" season, hosted by Newsday theatre critic Linda Winer, will kick off April 7 with an interview with Tony and Olivier Award-winning actress Patti LuPone, who is back on Broadway in the hit revival of Sweeney Todd.
Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The "Women in Theatre" season boasts a total of 13 interviews, including the series' first with a man, playwright Edward Albee, who speaks about the women in his award-winning plays. Each interview will be offered several times on CUNY-TV Channel 75: Fridays at 10 AM, 3 PM and 8:30 PM and Sundays at noon. The complete line-up for this year's "Women in Theatre" season follows:
Patti LuPone, April 7 and 9
S. Epatha Merkerson, April 14 and 16
Edward Albee, April 21 and 23
Tina Packer, April 28 and 30
Lynn Ahrens, May 5 and 7
Rosemarie Tichler, May 12 and 14
Margot Harley, May 19 and 21
Carrie Robbins, May 26 and 28
Emily Mann, June 2 and 4
Kia Corthron, June 9 and 11
Estelle Parsons, June 16 and 18
Guerrilla Girls on Tour (advocacy organization), June 23 and 25
Zoe Caldwell, June 30 and July 2

In a statement, host Winer had this to say about the four-year-old series: "It is an honor and a privilege to talk to so many terrific, talented women in theatre who have not been asked enough questions and have so much to say. It is wonderful to have a living archive, now numbering 52 extraordinary women over four years, as a record of these women's many accomplishments."

"Women in Theatre" is produced by Betty Corwin, Ruth Mayleas and Harriet Slaughter. CUNY-TV airs on Channel 75; visit www.cuny.tv for more information.

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