"Theater Talk" Spotlights Spelling Bee May 20

News   "Theater Talk" Spotlights Spelling Bee May 20 The May 20 broadcast of "Theater Talk," the PBS chat show that features interviews with top theatre writers and performers, will spotlight 2005 Best Musical Tony Nominee The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Spelling Bee composer William Finn, director James Lapine and co-stars Dan Fogler, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Celia Keenan-Bolger will all be on hand to discuss the hit new musical. After a triumphant run Off-Broadway at Second Stage, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee recently reopened at Circle in the Square Theatre. The musical was nominated for six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (Rachel Sheinkin), Best Original Score (William Finn), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Dan Fogler), Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Celia Keenan-Bolger) and Best Direction of a Musical (James Lapine).

Hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins, "Theater Talk" airs Friday at 12:30 AM (Saturday morning) on WNET/Thirteen.

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