WABC-7's "Broadway Backstage" TV Special, Hosted by Chicago's Wopat, Airs Oct. 25

News   WABC-7's "Broadway Backstage" TV Special, Hosted by Chicago's Wopat, Airs Oct. 25
Tom Wopat, who is currently playing Billy Flynn in the Tony-winning revival of Chicago, and WABC-TV news anchor Michelle Charlesworth co-host WABC-7's "Broadway Backstage: Fall Preview" Oct. 25.
Tom Wopat
Tom Wopat

The annual television special airs on the New York City channel at 7:30 PM ET; check local listings.

The 30-minute special spotlights the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of A Man for All Seasons (including an interview with star Frank Langella), the current revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons (a chat with John Lithgow), the commercial transfer of The 39 Steps (chats with actor Sam Robards and dresser Renee Mariotti), the forthcoming limited engagement of Irving Berlin's White Christmas (footage of the recent ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Marquis Theatre box office), the Roundabout's upcoming revival of Pal Joey (star Christian Hoff talks about playing the title role), Shrek the Musical (including interviews with co-stars Brian d'Arcy James and Sutton Foster), the revival of The Seagull (which stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Peter Sarsgaard and Mackenzie Crook) and the comedy To Be or Not To Be (chats with co-stars Jan Maxwell and David Rasche).

Tom Wopat received Tony nominations for his performances in A Catered Affair and in the Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun (opposite Bernadette Peters). He has also appeared on Broadway in I Love My Wife, City of Angels, Guys and Dolls, Chicago, 42nd Street and Glengarry Glen Ross. Perhaps best known for his seven-season run on "The Dukes of Hazzard," Wopat has released several albums with CBS and Capitol Records. His latest disc is entitled "Dissertation on the State of Bliss."

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