"Working in the Theatre" Broadcast, with Bosco, Cullum, Seldes and Shelley, Premieres Feb. 1

News   "Working in the Theatre" Broadcast, with Bosco, Cullum, Seldes and Shelley, Premieres Feb. 1 The American Theatre Wing's "Working in the Theatre" series continues Feb. 1 with a program entitled "Stage Veterans 2009."
John Cullum
John Cullum

The program premieres on CUNY TV at 5 PM with additional broadcasts scheduled for Feb. 6 at 9 AM, 2 PM and 7:30 PM, and Feb. 7 at 11 AM. The program will become available as streaming audio and podcast from americantheatrewing.org beginning Feb. 4. The broadcast features interviews with award-winning theatre veterans Philip Bosco, John Cullum, Marian Seldes and Carole Shelley. Variety's Gordon Cox moderates.

The foursome, according to press notes, "discuss the breaks that got each of their careers started; how they handle the situation on stage when they – or their co-stars – forget their lines; how they feel about serving as understudies; the audition process; their successes and failures; and they [will] share stories of working with such other legends as Sir John Gielgud, Joseph Papp, Morris Carnovsky, Lee J. Cobb, George C. Scott, Geraldine Page, George Cukor, Myron McCormick and Ruth Gordon."

The program also includes a short tribute to the late Robert Prosky. Gail Yancosek produces.

The American Theatre Wing is best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards. Theodore S. Chapin is chairman of the board of directors of the American Theatre Wing, and Howard Sherman is executive director.