It seems the public can't get enough of Elaine Stritch, the Broadway veteran who is currently playing to sell-out crowds at the Neil Simon Theatre in her one-woman show, Elaine Stritch At Liberty. Due to popular demand, "Theatre Talk" — the acclaimed PBS talk show that features interviews with top theatre personalities — will rebroadcast its interview with Stritch and her director, George C. Wolfe, on March 25 at 10:30 PM.
Hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins, the program will feature interviews with Stritch and Wolfe as well as clips from Stritch's theatrical tour de force, which began life at Wolfe's Public Theater Off-Broadway.
The March 29 episode of "Theatre Talk" (12:30 AM) will also be a repeat airing, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman's interview with the much-honored theatre caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. During his visit to Hirschfeld's studio, the two artists compare their approaches to their work. Hirschfeld also reminisces about his time spent living in Paris in the 1920s as well as his 78 years drawing theatrical personalities.
A brand-new episode of "Theatre Talk" will air April 5 (at midnight) with special guests Bea Arthur and theatre critic Michael Feingold. Arthur, a Tony winner for her work in Broadway's Mame, will discuss her current Broadway hit, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends, which is now playing the Booth Theatre.
"Theatre Talk" airs on WNET/Thirteen.