Patrick Healy, New York Times reporter on the theater beat, is set to return to THEATER TALK in an all-new interview about the contentious SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK lawsuit between the show's producers and its ousted director Julie Taymor. He also helps begin THEATER TALK's coverage of the 2012 Tony Award competition by speculating about the Best Musical race between NEWSIES and ONCE.
The all-new interview premieres Friday, April 13, 2012 at 1 a.m. on Thirteen, followed by airings on CUNY TV* Saturday (8:30 PM), Sunday (12:30 PM) and Monday (7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM).
Co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins, THEATER TALK's interview with Healy is paired with a tribute to the late producer and Circle in the Square Theatre founder Theodore Mann, who died in February 2012. THEATER TALK remembers him with highlights of its interview with the Off-Broadway pioneer, first aired when he visited the show in 2010 to talk about his book, Journeys in the Night: Creating A New American Theatre with Circle in the Square, published by Applause Books.
THEATER TALK is jointly produced by not-for-profits Theater Talk Productions and CUNY TV. The program is taped in the Himan Brown TV and Radio Studios at The City University of New York (CUNY) TV in Manhattan, and is distributed to 60+ participating public television stations nationwide. THEATER TALK is made possible in part by The New York State Council on the Arts, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The TDF/TAP Plus Program, The CUNY TV Foundation and The Friends of THEATER TALK.
*CUNY TV, the City University of New York television station, is carried in New York City's five boroughs – on Channel 75 on Time Warner and Cablevision, Channel 77 on RCN, and on Channel 30 on Verizon FiOS. The show is available online anytime at www.cuny.tv and www.theatertalk.org, and via audio-only iTunes podcasts.]