Last June, theatre columnists Jesse McKinley and Patrick Pacheco appeared on the popular PBS show, "Theater Talk," to predict the Tony Awards. Now, that same duo is back to scrutinize the 2000-2001 New York theatre season. They join "Theatre Talk" hosts Michael Riedel, theatre columnist and reporter of The New York Post, and Susan Haskins.
McKinley is the author of the "On Stage and Off" column, which appears in The New York Times every Friday. Pacheco writes the Thursday theatre column in New York Newsday.
The show airs Oct. 12 at midnight on Channel 13 in New York City.
Future guests will include:
• Oct. 19: Playwright Neil Simon (The Dinner Party) and producer Emanuel Azenberg.
• Oct. 26: Playwright Gore Vidal (The Best Man).
• Nov. 2: Playwright David Auburn (Proof) and director Daniel Sullivan; Playbill On-Line editor Robert Simonson and Time Out New York theatre editor Jason Zimoman. Other expected guests include director Jonathan Kent, playwright Warren Leight and actress Marion Seldes.
"Theatre 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.
For additional information on Theater Talk, visit their Website at www.theatertalk.playbill.com .
--By Robert Simonson