"Theatre Talk," the popular PBS program hosted by producer Susan Haskins and New York Post columnist Michael Riedel, is usually taped in a studio at CUNY, with only a few technicians as audience. Things were different, however, on April 9, when followers of the show were able to attend a show taped before a live audience at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
That show, titled "The State of Off-Broadway 2001," will air on Channel Thirteen/WNET on Friday, April 30 at midnight.
Guests include the critics Clive Barnes and Linda Winer, and four Lortel Awards nominees: Jitney author August Wilson, Dogeaters director Michael Grief, The Play About the Baby star Brian Murray and producer David Stone.
The program will be the first to air in "Theater Talk’s" new timeslot, Fridays at midnight on WNET/Thirteen, following "Charlie Rose."
—By Robert Simonson