Tune in to MSNBC-TV to meet the real life people who inspired the characters in STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Robert Harling's award-winning play, which just opened on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre this week. The segment features Today Show host Bob Dotson as he travels to Louisiana to interview the real life 'Steel Magnolias' and will air on MSNBC-TV between 8:00am and 10:00 this Sunday, April 10 am (Channel 43 on Time Warner Cable; check listings for times outside Manhattan).
STEEL MAGNOLIAS stars Delta Burke as Truvy, Christine Ebersole as M'Lynn, Rebecca Gayheart as Shelby, Marsha Mason as Ouiser, Lily Rabe as Annelle and Frances Sternhagen as Clairee. This production, which marks the Broadway premiere of the play, is directed by Jason Moore.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS follows the lives of six indomitable Southern women as they share their personal triumphs, tragedies, beauty tips, recipes, and more than the occasional piece of scandalous gossip in Truvy's beauty shop in Chinquapin, Louisiana.
Set design is by Anna Louizos, costume design is by David Murin, lighting design is by Howell Binkley, sound design by Ken Travis and hair design is by Bobby H. Grayson.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS is produced on Broadway by Roy Gabay, Robyn Goodman, Danzansky Partners, Ergo Entertainment, Ruth Hendel, Sharon Karmazin, Susan Dietz/Ina Meibach, Michael Galvis/Billy Huddleston, and Elsa Daspin Suisman/Martha R. Gasparian.
Tickets for STEEL MAGNOLIAS on sale through Telecharge.com online and by phone at (212) 239-6200, and in person at the Lyceum Theatre box office.
Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, matinees Wednesdays at 2pm, Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 3pm.