'Theater Talk' Examines the Post-WTC Broadway Crisis, Sept. 28

News   'Theater Talk' Examines the Post-WTC Broadway Crisis, Sept. 28 "Theater Talk," the popular PBS theatre-based talk show, will discuss the World Trade Center tragedy and its effect of the New York theatre world on its Sept. 28 show.

"Theater Talk," the popular PBS theatre-based talk show, will discuss the World Trade Center tragedy and its effect of the New York theatre world on its Sept. 28 show.

Invited to weigh in on the topic are League of American Theatres and Producers President Jed Bernstein, the New York Times' Peter Marks, producer Tom Viertel and Virginia Louloudes, executive director of The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York. Acting as hosts, as always, are "Theater Talk" producer Susan Haskins and New York Post columnist Michael Reidel.

Since the terrorist attack, attendance on and off Broadway has plummeted, as theatregoers have stayed home. The crisis has caused producers and unions to cut costs and launch a major ad campaign. Last week, four Broadway shows closed as a result of the downturn, with one other, Kiss Me, Kate, saved at the eleventh hour.

Theater Talk will officially return for its sixth season on Thirteen/WNET, Friday, Oct. 12 at midnight. For more information, please visit www.theatertalk.playbill.com.

—By Robert Simonson