"Theater Talk," the New York City PBS talk show that offers interviews with top theatre celebrities and writers, will feature chats with dancers Elizabeth Parkinson, Keith Roberts and John Selya. All three star in the new Billy Joel musical Movin' Out, which features direction and choreography by Twyla Tharp. The program will also include an interview with Katherine Oliver, Mayor Bloomberg's new Commissioner of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting. Olivier will discuss how she and her office are trying to promote New York theatre. Movin' Out, a collaboration between pop legend Joel and choreographer Tharp, plays Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th Street. The bookless show moves seamlessly from Billy Joel hit to Billy Joel hit, using the lyrics and Tharp's rigorous, demanding choreography to trace a tale about five friends and lovers across three decades. The story follows the travails of Brenda, Eddie and Tony, names familiar to any owner of Joel's breakthrough 1977 album, "The Stranger." Tickets to Movin' Out may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100 or www.ticketmaster.com.
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.