The program will feature an interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, who is currently represented on Broadway with the revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Albee will receive a Special 2005 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. The A&E program will also include interviews with current Tony nominees John Lithgow (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Sutton Foster (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Marc Kudisch (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as well as a chat with theatre veteran Elizabeth Ashley, who will reflect on her career.
Theatre critics and columnists Michael Riedel, Peter Filicia and Melissa Bernardo will comment on the season just ended and offer their predictions for the various Tony races. A final segment will pay tribute to the late stage and screen star John Raitt, whose Broadway credits included Carousel, Carnival in Flanders and The Pajama Game.
Hosted by Elliott Forrest, "Breakfast with the Arts" airs from 8-10 AM ET on A&E. Check local listings or visit www.aetv.com for more information.