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News Billy Elliot's Hall Guests on "Theater Talk" Jan. 16 "Theater Talk," the PBS talk show that offers interviews with top theatre practitioners, will welcome Billy Elliot — The Musical librettist/lyricist Lee Hall Jan. 16.

Hall will discuss creating the "Billy Elliot" screenplay on which the musical is based. The half-hour program will also include a segment from the musical's second-act opener, "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Thatcher."

Directed by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot, with a score by Elton John, currently plays Broadway's Imperial Theatre.

This episode of "Theater Talk" debuts Jan. 16 at 1 AM (Saturday morning) on WNET/Thirteen with rebroadcasts scheduled on CUNY TV Channel 75 for Jan. 17 at 8:30 PM, Jan. 18 at 12:30 PM and Jan. 19 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM.

"Theater Talk" is hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins. For more information visit


Playbill Radio broadcasts an audio version of "Theater Talk" every Saturday at 7 PM, Monday at 11 PM and Tuesday at 2 PM.

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