Richard III's Dinklage and Playbill On-Line's Simonson Featured on "Theater Talk"

News   Richard III's Dinklage and Playbill On-Line's Simonson Featured on "Theater Talk" "Theater Talk," the PBS chat show featuring interviews with top theatre writers and performers, will feature a chat with actor Peter Dinklage Oct. 15.

Dinklage, the star of the indie hit "The Station Agent," is currently starring in the title role of Richard III at the Public Theater. Dinklage's many Off Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway credits include I Wanna Be Adored, Imperfect Love, Marking, Hollywood, Pericles and Evolution. He will also be seen in the upcoming films "The Baxter," "Little Fugitive" and the Renaissance-set "The Dwarf."

The broadcast will also offer an encore presentation of a discussion of the new book "On Broadway, Men Still Wear Hats." Playbill On-Line editor-in-chief Robert Simonson will be on hand to discuss his tome, and he will be joined by one of the book's subjects, restauranteur Angus McIndoe.

"On Broadway, Men Still Hats" is a collection of 18 offbeat profiles of Times Square characters who make their living in the New York theatre, but not on the stage. Among those depicted are controversial New York Post columnist Michael Riedel; influential entertainment lawyer John Breglio, whose clients included Bernadette Peters and Stephen Sondheim; ubiquitous Broadway photographer and party habitue Aubrey Reuben; Glasgow-born restauranteur Angus McIndoe, who owns and run own of the best-frequented watering holes in the theatre district; Nathan Lane's dresser, Kenneth Brown; tireless prop locating "merchandising" man George Fenmore; internet reviewer and independent play publisher Martin Denton; Arnold and Mark Rubin, who sell hats to nearly every Broadway musical's costume designer; and legendary nonagenarian independent agent Robby Lantz.

The final segment of the Oct. 15 "Theater Talk" will reexamine last spring's brawl between Fiddler on the Roof director David Leveaux and "Theater Talk" host Michael Riedel.

Hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins, "Theater Talk" airs late Friday nights at midnight on WNET/Thirteen. Visit www.theatertalk.org for more information.