"Theater Talk" Remembers Betty Comden Sept. 21

News   "Theater Talk" Remembers Betty Comden Sept. 21 The Sept. 21 broadcast of "Theater Talk," the PBS chat show that features interviews with top theatre practitioners, pays tribute to the late lyricist and librettist Betty Comden.
Betty Comden at the opening of The Public Theater revival of On the Town.
Betty Comden at the opening of The Public Theater revival of On the Town. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

"Remembering Betty Comden" will make its premiere at 12:30 AM ET on PBS/Thirteen. Lyricist Susan Birkenhead will chat about her late friend, and the 30-minute program will also feature excerpts from interviews with Comden in 1993, 1994 and 1997; the latter also featured Comden's writing partner Adolph Green. Excerpts from Comden and Green performing their own songs will also be included. Betty Comden, the award-winning lyricist and librettist who — with writing partner Adolph Green — created such iconic New York musicals as Bells Are Ringing, Wonderful Town and On the Town, died Nov. 23, 2006. She was 89.

"Remembering Betty Comden" will be rebroadcast on PBS/Thirteen Sept. 24 at 5 AM and on CUNY-TV on Sept. 29 at 1:30 PM, Sept. 30 at 12:30 PM and Oct. 1 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM.

"Theater Talk" is hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins. For more information, visit www.theatertalk.org.