"Theater Talk" Welcomes Catered Affair's Fierstein April 11

News   "Theater Talk" Welcomes Catered Affair's Fierstein April 11
 
The April 11 broadcast of "Theater Talk" — the PBS chat show that offers interviews with top theatre practitioners — will feature Tony Award-winning actor-playwright Harvey Fierstein.
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Fierstein will be on hand to discuss his new musical A Catered Affair, which officially opens at the Walter Kerr Theatre April 17. Fierstein not only stars in Affair, but he co-wrote the musical with composer John Bucchino.

Fierstein, who was last on Broadway in the revival of Fiddler on the Roof, stars in the small cast of Affair opposite Tony winner Faith Prince as Aggie Hurley (mother of the bride), Tom Wopat as Tom Hurley (father of the bride), Leslie Kritzer as Janey Hurley (the bride) and Matt Cavenaugh as Ralph Halloran (the groom). Also in the company are Philip Hoffman (Mr. Halloran and Sam), Katie Klaus (Alice and Army Sergeant), Heather MacRae (Delores and the Caterer), Lori Wilner (Mrs. Halloran) and Kristine Zbornik (Myra and the Dress Saleswoman). Jennifer Allen, Britta Ollmann and Matthew Scott are understudies.

Harvey Fierstein won two 1983 Tony Awards — Best Actor in a Play and Best Play — for his groundbreaking opus Torch Song Trilogy. He also won a Best Book of a Musical Tony in 1984 for Jerry Herman’s La Cage aux Folles, and a Best Actor in a Musical Tony for Hairspray. Fierstein's other plays include Safe Sex, Spookhouse and Forget Him. His film credits include "Independence Day," "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Bullets Over Broadway," "The Times of Harvey Milk" and "Torch Song Trilogy." He wrote and starred in HBO’s "Tidy Endings," which brought him an ACE Award. Fierstein also published the children's book "The Sissy Duckling."

This episode of "Theater Talk" will air at 12:30 AM ET on WNET/Thirteen.

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

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