WABC-7's "Broadway Backstage" TV Special Will Spotlight All My Sons, Pal Joey, Shrek and More
By Andrew Gans
As previously announced, Tom Wopat, who is currently playing Billy Flynn in the Tony-winning revival of Chicago, will join WABC-TV news anchor Michelle Charlesworth to host WABC-7's "Broadway Backstage: Fall Preview."
The 30-minute special will spotlight the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of A Man for All Seasons (including an interview with star Frank Langella), the current revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons (a chat with John Lithgow), the commercial transfer of The 39 Steps (chats with actor Sam Robards and dresser Renee Mariotti), the forthcoming limited engagement of Irving Berlin's White Christmas (footage of the recent ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Marquis Theatre box office), the Roundabout's upcoming revival of Pal Joey (star Christian Hoff talks about playing the title role), Shrek the Musical (including interviews with co-stars Brian d'Arcy James and Sutton Foster), the revival of The Seagull (which stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Peter Sarsgaard and Mackenzie Crook) and the comedy To Be Or Not to Be (chats with co-stars Jan Maxwell and David Rasche).
Tom Wopat received Tony nominations for his performances in A Catered Affair and in the Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun (opposite Bernadette Peters). He has also appeared on Broadway in I Love My Wife, City of Angels, Guys and Dolls, Chicago, 42nd Street and Glengarry Glen Ross. Perhaps best known for his seven-season run on "The Dukes of Hazzard," Wopat has released several albums with CBS and Capitol Records. His latest disc is entitled "Dissertation on the State of Bliss."
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