PBS' "Theater Talk" Analyzes Recent Musicians Strike, March 21

News   PBS' "Theater Talk" Analyzes Recent Musicians Strike, March 21 The recent strike of the Broadway musicians — which temporarily closed 18 Broadway musicals — will be the focus of the March 21 broadcast of “Theater Talk,” the PBS talk show that offers interviews with top theatre celebrities and writers.

The New York Times’ Robin Pogrebin and Playbill On-Line’s Robert Simonson will be on hand to discuss the strike, which was recently settled after an all-night mediated session at Gracie Mansion. The program will also include a discussion of the life and work of Giacomo Puccini, whose La Bohème is currently playing the Broadway Theatre in a new production directed by “Moulin Rouge”’s Baz Luhrmann. Opera historian Mary Jane Phillips-Matz and La Bohème musical director Constantine Kitsopoulos will take part in the Puccini dialogue. With its three rotating casts, La Bohème plays the Broadway Theatre, which is located at Broadway and 53rd Street. The musical plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. For tickets, call (212) 239 6200.

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.