"Theater Talk" Celebrates the Tony Awards with Two Specials

News   "Theater Talk" Celebrates the Tony Awards with Two Specials "Theater Talk" — the PBS chat show that offers interviews with top theatre practitioners — will celebrate the upcoming 62nd Annual Tony Awards with two different programs.

"Critics Cavalcade" will premiere on PBS/Thirteen June 11 at 12:30 AM ET. The half-hour broadcast will boast 16 New York theatre critics and writers discussing their favorite performances/productions from the 2007-2008 theatre season.

Expect commentary from Melissa Rose Bernardo of Entertainment Weekly, Michael Feingold of The Village Voice, Adam Feldman of Time Out/New York, John Heilpern of The New York Observer, Barbara Hoffman of the New York Post, Charles Isherwood of The New York Times, Mike Kuchwara of The Associated Press, Jacques le Sourd of Gannett News Service, Jeremy McCarter of New York Magazine, Michael Musto of The Village Voice, Patrick Pacheco of The LA Times, Aaron Riccio of The New Theater Corps, John Simon of Bloomberg News, Michael Sommers of The Star Ledger, Matt Windman of AM New York and Linda Winer of Newsday.

Also offering their opinions will be "Theater Talk" co-hosts Michael Riedel (of the New York Post) and producer Susan Haskins.

The "Cavalcade" will also feature a performance from Passing Strange: Tony nominees Stew and Heidi Rodewald will offer "Work the Wound" from their Tony-nominated Best Musical.

The "Tony Awards Predictions Special" will debut June 13 at 1:30 AM (Saturday morning) on PBS/Thirteen. Among those offering their Tony predictions will be Jesse Green of New York Magazine, Michael Musto of The Village Voice and Headline News, Patrick Pacheco of The LA Times and hosts Riedel and Haskins. Both the "Cavalcade" and the "Predictions Special" will air from 7-8 PM ET on CUNY TV (Channel 75) on June 15.

For more information visit www.theatertalk.org.

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Playbill Radio will air the "Predictions Special" June 14 at 9 PM and June 15 at 6 PM.