The third season of the acclaimed television series, which spotlights women in the arts, will be hosted by Newsday theatre critic Linda Winer. The new season kicks off Friday, Sept. 9 with an interview with Tony-Award winning actress Angela Lansbury. Each interview will be offered several times: Fridays at 10 AM, 3 PM and 8:30 PM and Sundays at noon. The complete line-up for this year's "Women in Theatre" season follows:
Angela Lansbury, Sept. 9 and 11
Joanne Woodward: Sept. 16 and 18
Anna Deavere Smith: Sept. 23 and 25
Jane Greenwood: Sept. 30 and Oct. 2
Anne Bogart: Oct. 7 and 9
Tina Howe: Oct. 14 and 16
Lynn Nottage: Oct. 21 and 23
Peggy Eisenhauer: Oct. 28 and 30
Barbara Cook: Nov. 4 and 6
Jeanine Tesori: Nov. 11 and 13
Ellen Stewart: Nov. 18 and 20
Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Artistic Director Martha Lavey and actors Joan Allen and Lois Smith): Nov. 25 and 27
Audra McDonald: Dec. 2 and 4
In a statement, host Winer had this to say about the three-year-old series: "It is an honor and a privilege to talk to so many terrific, talented women in theatre who have not been asked enough questions and have so much to say. It is wonderful to have a living archive, now numbering more than 40 extraordinary women over three years, as a record of these women's many accomplishments."
"Women in Theatre" is produced by Betty Corwin, Ruth Mayleas and Harriet Slaughter. CUNY-TV airs on Channel 75; visit www.cuny.tv for more information.