"Theater Talk" Welcomes Hairspray's Wendt and Cry-Baby Composers May 9

News   "Theater Talk" Welcomes Hairspray's Wendt and Cry-Baby Composers May 9 The May 9 broadcast of "Theater Talk" — the PBS chat show that offers interviews with top theatre practitioners — will focus on the musicals inspired by the movies of John Waters, Hairspray and Cry-Baby.

George Wendt, who is currently starring as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray at the Neil Simon Theatre, will be on hand to discuss his work in the Tony-winning musical.

The half-hour program will also welcome the composers of Cry-Baby, David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger. The new musical, which features direction by Mark Brokaw and choreography by Rob Ashford, recently opened at the Marquis Theatre.

This episode of "Theater Talk" will air at 12:30 AM ET on WNET/Thirteen. For a sneak peek, visit the "Theater Talk" YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn7qkkKirmQ.

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