By Andrew Gans
18 Jun 2002
This season's production of Clare Boothe Luce's The Women will be broadcast on PBS stations across the country thanks to the network's "Stage on Screen" series.
Hosted by "Seinfeld" star and theatre veteran Jason Alexander, the classic play about a group of "gold-diggers, schemers, gossips and social climbers" was recorded live at the American Airlines Theatre in January starring Kristen Johnston, Rue McClanahan, Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Tilly, Mary Louise Wilson and Jennifer Coolidge. Luce's 1936 comedy, which was produced by The Roundabout Theatre Company and directed by Scott Elliott, will be broadcast in the metropolitan area on WNET on June 18 at 8 PM. Air dates for eight other cities follow:
Los Angeles (KCET) June 18 at 9 PM
Chicago (WTTW) June 18 at 9 PM
Philadephia (WHYY) June 18 at 9 PM
San Francisco (KQED) June 22 at 8 PM
Boston (WGBH) June 22 at 8 PM
Dallas (KERA) June 18 at 8 PM
Atlanta (GAPTV) June 18 at 9 PM
Detroit (WTVS) June 18 at 9 PM
Previous "Stage on Screen" broadcasts include Nathan Lane in The Man Who Came to Dinner, Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, an original made-for-TV version of A.R. Gurney's Far East and Tantalus: Behind the Mask, a documentary about the mounting of that epic production.