Producer McCann and Journalists Simonson and Sommers on May 10 "Theatre Talk

News   Producer McCann and Journalists Simonson and Sommers on May 10 "Theatre Talk The 2002 Tony nominations are the subject of the May 10 broadcast of "Theatre Talk," the acclaimed PBS talk show that features interviews with top theatre celebrities and critics.

The 2002 Tony nominations are the subject of the May 10 broadcast of "Theatre Talk," the acclaimed PBS talk show that features interviews with top theatre celebrities and critics.

Those discussing about this year's nominations — which include 11 noms. for Thoroughly Modern Millie and ten each for Into the Woods and Urinetown — are Playbill On-Line Senior Editor Robert Simonson and Michael Sommers, Chief Drama Critic of the Star Ledger and President of The New York Drama Critics Circle.

The Managing Producer of the Tony Awards, Elizabeth McCann — who has produced Piaf, Crimes of the Heart, Mass Appeal and Copenhagen on Broadway — will then give her opinion on the theatrical press and how journalists and critics affect the Broadway community.

Hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins, "Theatre Talk" airs Friday nights at midnight on WNET/Thirteen. The program also runs Sunday mornings at 10 AM on WGBH in Boston.

—By Andrew Gans