THEATER TALK Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Vineyard Theatre This Weekend
THEATER TALK celebrates the 30th anniversary of Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre - home to notable productions including Pulitzer Prize winners Three Tall Women by Edward Albee and How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, and the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q - in an all-new episode premiering at 1 a.m. on Friday, April 5 (2013; early Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, and continuing 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.
The show's guests include actors Linda Lavin and Colman Domingo and Vineyard Artistic Director Douglas Aibel. Lavin, who starred in the Vineyard's production of The Lyons, which transferred to Broadway, is an advocate for Aibel and the Vineyard's trust in the artists, to "give people the space to do what they were hired to do." Domingo, a standout member of the ensemble of Kander and Ebb and Stroman's The Scottsboro Boys, another acclaimed transfer, was also able to present his one-man show, A Boy and His Soul, at the Vineyard.
THEATER TALK is co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and executive producer Susan Haskins. The program will be posted for viewing online beginning April 9 at http://www.cuny.tv/show/theatertalk/PR2001756 .
THEATER TALK is the weekly series dedicated to the world of the stage. The series 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.