"Theater Talk" to Welcome Playwright Edward Albee Oct. 26

News   "Theater Talk" to Welcome Playwright Edward Albee Oct. 26
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee will be the special guest on the Oct. 26 broadcast of "Theater Talk," the PBS chat show that features interviews with top theatre practitioners.

Albee will be on hand to discuss Peter and Jerry, which is currently playing Off-Broadway's Second Stage, as well as The American Dream and The Sandbox, which will be seen at the Cherry Lane Theatre later this season.

Albee will also take part in a "Theater Talk" tribute to the late George Grizzard, who created the role of Nick in Albee's Who's Afraid of Virigina Woolf?

Albee won Best Play Tony Awards for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?. He was also Tony nominated for The Ballad of the Sad Café, Tiny Alice, A Delicate Balance and Seascape. Albee is also the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes, the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts.

Four major Edward Albee productions will be seen during the 2007-08 season, during which the playwright will turn 80 (on March 12, 2008). The season has been dubbed "The Albee Season" and will include Peter and Jerry at Second Stage; Me, Myself and I at the McCarter Theatre in New Jersey; The Sandbox and The American Dream at the Cherry Lane Theatre; and Occupant at the Signature Theatre Company.

Hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins, "Theater Talk" airs in the metropolitan New York City area on WNET/Thirteen at 12:30 AM. For more information, visit www.theatertalk.org.

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