THEATER TALK, the lively TV series devoted to the world of the stage - hosted by Michael Riedel, Broadway columnist for the New York Post, and series producer Susan Haskins - returns for its 18th New York television season with a preview of Broadway's most anticipated fall shows on Friday, October 15 (2010) at 12:30 a.m. on Thirteen.
In the premiere, the series' panel of theater experts, Jesse Green of New York Magazine, Michael Musto of the Village Voice and Patrick Pacheco of the Los Angeles Times, look ahead to the new Broadway season with insightful and witty banter that has made their group appearances some of the series' most popular episodes.
Among the shows to be discussed are Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Driving Miss Daisy, Pee-Wee's Playhouse, The Scottsboro Boys, La Bête, and Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice.
The Broadway Fall Preview episode will repeat on CUNY TV beginning Saturday, Oct. 23 at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 24 at 12:30 p.m., and Monday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. All new programs premiere Friday nights on Thirteen and then repeat on CUNY TV the following Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
Following the program premieres on Thirteen, theater fans may watch current or past episodes of THEATER TALK online at www.cuny.tv/series/theatertalk and clicking in the Online Program
Archive box, or by accessing the series via audio-only iTunes podcasts.
A unique forum for theater artists, THEATER TALK is jointly produced by the not-for-profit Theater Talk Productions and CUNY TV. The series is taped at The City University of New York (CUNY) TV studios in Manhattan and are distributed nationally to participating public television stations nationwide. The series is funded by contributions from private foundations and individuals, as well as The New York State Council on the Arts, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The CUNY TV Foundation, and the Friends of THEATER TALK.