"Women in Theatre" TV Season to Feature Cook, Lansbury, McDonald and Woodward

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Fifteen female directors, designers, composers, actors, playwrights or producers comprise the upcoming season of CUNY-TV's "Women in Theatre."

The third season of the acclaimed television series, which spotlights women in the arts, will be hosted by Newsday theatre critic Linda Winer. The new season kicks off Friday, Sept. 9 with an interview with Tony-Award winning actress Angela Lansbury. Each interview will be offered several times: Fridays at 10 AM, 3 PM and 8:30 PM and Sundays at noon. The complete line-up for this year's "Women in Theatre" season follows:
Angela Lansbury, Sept. 9 and 11
Joanne Woodward: Sept. 16 and 18
Anna Deavere Smith: Sept. 23 and 25
Jane Greenwood: Sept. 30 and Oct. 2
Anne Bogart: Oct. 7 and 9
Tina Howe: Oct. 14 and 16
Lynn Nottage: Oct. 21 and 23
Peggy Eisenhauer: Oct. 28 and 30
Barbara Cook: Nov. 4 and 6
Jeanine Tesori: Nov. 11 and 13
Ellen Stewart: Nov. 18 and 20
Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Artistic Director Martha Lavey and actors Joan Allen and Lois Smith): Nov. 25 and 27
Audra McDonald: Dec. 2 and 4

In a statement, host Winer had this to say about the three-year-old series: "It is an honor and a privilege to talk to so many terrific, talented women in theatre who have not been asked enough questions and have so much to say. It is wonderful to have a living archive, now numbering more than 40 extraordinary women over three years, as a record of these women's many accomplishments."

"Women in Theatre" is produced by Betty Corwin, Ruth Mayleas and Harriet Slaughter. CUNY-TV airs on Channel 75; visit www.cuny.tv for more information.

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