Bergen, who has also been seen on Broadway in Hurlyburly, talks to Smith about her career on stage and screen as well as overcoming a mild stroke. Here is a preview of the interview before the entire episode airs June 14 on NBC.
The 1960 play The Best Man "is set at the national convention where two candidates are vying for their party's nomination during the primary season." Expect "an inside look at the dirt-digging, double-dealing, triple-crossing chicanery of presidential electioneering and what could be more fun in a presidential campaign season than these theatrical fireworks." Bergen continues her run with The Best Man through July 8.
"Rock Center With Brian Williams" airs Thursdays at 10 PM ET.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.