Theatre Talk" to Begin Taping a Series of Live Programs, April 9

News   Theatre Talk" to Begin Taping a Series of Live Programs, April 9 "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. That will change for a short time beginning April 9, when followers of the show will be able attend a series of shows taped before a live audience at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

"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. That will change for a short time beginning April 9, when followers of the show will be able attend a series of shows taped before a live audience at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

The first show will take place on April 9 at 7 PM. Scheduled guests include the critics Clive Barnes and Linda Winer. They, along with four Lortel Awards nominees (the nominations will by announced April 3) will discuss the state of Off-Broadway theatre. The show will then air on PBS on April 20 on PBS stations WNET/Thirteen and WGBH in Boston, and will subsequently be broadcast in an expanded version on CUNY/Channel 75, by special arrangement with WNET.

The program will be the first to air in "Theater Talk’s" new timeslot, Fridays at midnight on WNET/Thirteen, following "Charlie Rose."

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—By Robert Simonson