In memory of Adolph Green — who died in his Manhattan home Oct. 23 — "Theater Talk," the acclaimed PBS talk show that offers interviews with top theatre celebrities and writers, will rebroadcast its 1996 interview with Green and his writing partner Betty Comden on Friday, Nov. 1.
Comden and Green created such musicals as On the Town, Bells Are Ringing, Subways Are for Sleeping and On the 20th Century. They also penned the screenplays for the films "Singin' in the Rain" and "The Bandwagon," and their lyrics were heard in Wonderful Town and Will Rogers Follies. The "Theater Talk" program will include clips from their specialty act, A Party with Betty Comden and Adolph Green, in which the team perform songs from Bells Are Ringing, On the Town, Good News and Peter Pan.
"The New York Times" writer Mel Gussow will also be part of this week's "Theater Talk" broadcast.
Hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins, "Theatre Talk" airs late Friday nights at midnight on WNET/Thirteen.
—By Andrew Gans