Nine Stars Featured on May 30 “Theater Talk”

News   Nine Stars Featured on May 30 “Theater Talk” Nine’s Antonio Banderas and Chita Rivera will be featured on the May 30 edition of “Theater Talk,” the PBS talk show that offers interviews with top theatre celebrities and writers.

Banderas and Rivera will discuss their roles in the current revival of Maury Yeston’s Nine at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. Both Banderas and Rivera received 2003 Tony Award nominations for their performances as, respectively, Guido Contini and Liliane La Fleur. Banderas, best known for his work in such films as “Evita,” “The Mask of Zorro,” “Philadelphia” and “Mambo Kings,” is currently making his Broadway debut in Nine. A member of Spain’s prestigious National Theater of Spain acting company from 1981-1986, the actor studied at the School of Dramatic Art in Malaga. Rivera, a two-time Tony Award winner for her work in Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Rink, recently received the Kennedy Center Honor in Washington, D.C. Her numerous theatrical credits also include Chicago, Bye Bye Birdie, Jerry’s Girls, Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven, Mr. Wonderful, Born Yesterday, The Rose Tattoo and Call Me Madam.

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. or visit www.theatertalk.org for more information.