Stritch, who is currently playing to sell-out crowds at the Cafe Carlyle, will discuss many key life issues. The program will also feature a preview of the new musical The Color Purple, which is set to begin previews at the Broadway Theatre Nov. 1.
Elaine Stritch triumphed with her one-woman Broadway show Elaine Stritch at Liberty. That musical evening traced Stritch's career, which includes roles in Company, The Little Foxes, Bus Stop, A Delicate Balance, Sail Away and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The show received a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event as well as two Drama Desk Awards — Outstanding Solo Performance for Stritch and Outstanding Book of a Musical for Stritch and John Lahr. George C. Wolfe directed the Broadway run. The actress also received an Emmy Award for the television broadcast of At Liberty.
Hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins, "Theater Talk" airs late Friday nights at 1 AM on WNET/Thirteen. The program will re-air Oct. 24 at 5 AM. CUNY-TV (Channel 75) will also offer rebroadcasts of the program on Oct. 29 at 1:30 PM, Oct. 30 at 12:30 PM and Oct. 31 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM.
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