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CONSTELLATIONS' Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson Set for THEATER TALK This Weekend

On an all-new THEATER TALK, actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson (2015 Golden Globe winner for Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama) discuss their roles in the Broadway play Constellations and the close working relationship they have developed while starring in this unconventional and critically-acclaimed two-person drama by Nick Payne.

Also on the program, conductor/arranger Fred Barton previews his American Showstoppers concert, celebrating prolific songwriter Irving Berlin (1888-1989). Barton is joined by two of the performers appearing in the show -- Tony-winning Broadway favorite Karen Ziemba and newcomer Bruce Landry. The duo performs Berlin's masterpiece of counterpoint, "You're Just In Love", introduced by Ethel Merman and Russell Nype in Berlin's 1950 musical, Call Me Madam.

This THEATER TALK episode, co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins, premieres in the New York metropolitan area today, Feb. 27 (2015) at 1 AM (Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, and continues on CUNY TV* Saturday 2/28 at 8:30 PM, Sunday 3/1 at 12:30 PM, and Monday 3/2 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM.

THEATER TALK is jointly produced by the 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 100+ 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 CUNY TV Foundation and The Friends of THEATER TALK.

*CUNY TV, the City University of New York television station, is broadcast in the New York metropolitan area on digital Ch. 25.3, and cablecast in THE FIVE boroughs of New York City on Ch. 75 (Time Warner; Optimum/Brooklyn), Ch. 77 (RCN), and Ch. 30 (Verizon FiOS). The show is available online anytime at and and via iTunes podcasts.

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