"Theater Talk" Spotlights Walt Disney Jan. 12

News   "Theater Talk" Spotlights Walt Disney Jan. 12 The Jan. 12 broadcast of "Theater Talk," the PBS chat show that offers interviews with top theatre practitioners, will welcome biographer Neal Gabler.

Gabler will be on hand to discuss his new biography, "Walt Disney: The Triumph of American Imagination." Gabler, according to press notes, will explain "how and why — 100 years after Disney's death — the sensibility (and international corporation) of this brilliant artist and entrepreneur still has a profound influence on virtually all aspects of American entertainment, including Broadway." Disney's Broadway offerings have included Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aida, Tarzan and Mary Poppins; the latter is a joint production with Cameron Mackintosh.

Hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins, "Theater Talk" airs on WNET/Thirteen at 12:30 AM ET and will be repeated Jan. 15 at 5 AM. "Theater Talk" can also be seen on CUNY-TV (Channel 75).

For more information, visit www.theatertalk.org.

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