Elaine Stritch stops by THEATER TALK to celebrate her 88th birthday. Joining her in the festivities are two of her best friends, music director Rob Bowman and actor Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (who recently appeared with Stritch in the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music).
The Elaine Stritch Birthday Bash premieres at 1 a.m. on Friday, February 15 (early Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, followed in New York City on CUNY TV* Saturday at 8:30 PM, Sunday at 12:30 PM, and Monday at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. After its initial broadcast, the interview may be viewed online at http://www.cuny.tv/show/theatertalk/PR2001613.
The legendary Stritch - who triumphed on Broadway in shows including Sail Away, Company, and At Liberty, and recently played a pivotal role on TV's 30 Rock - has her say about Barbara Walters, New York City, Stephen Sondheim, Tina Fey, Bela Lugosi, Judy Garland, and the gift basket that Alec Baldwin sent her after her hip operation. Topping off the celebration, Stritch is presented with a birthday cake by Theater Talk's co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and executive producer Susan Haskins.
THEATER TALK is the weekly series dedicated to the world of the stage. The program is jointly produced by the not-for-profits Theater Talk Productions and CUNY TV. It 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 markets 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 Channel 30 on Verizon FiOS.