Theater Talk: Denzel Washington/Woodie King, Jr.
Theater Talk welcomes actor Denzel Washington, now starring on Broadway in "A Raisin in the Sun," and Woodie King, Jr., Founder and Artistic Director of the New Federal Theatre, talking about the ongoing impact of this classic play (first produced in 1959). They also reminisce about their early days working together at King's theater where Denzel first achieved major success in the play "When Chickens Come Home to Roost," playing Malcolm X a character he was to recreate ten years later in Spike Lee's film biography of the influential activist.
Theater Talk is a series devoted to the world of the stage. It began on New York television in 1993 and is co-hosted by Michael Riedel (Broadway columnist for the New York Post) and series producer Susan Haskins.
The program is one of the few independent productions on PBS and now airs weekly on Thirteen/WNET in New York and WGBH in Boston. Now, CUNY TV offers New York City viewers additional opportunities to catch each week's show. (Of course, Theater Talk is no stranger to CUNY TV, since the show is taped here each week before its first airing on Thirteen/WNET.)
The series is produced by Theater Talk Productions, a not-for-profit corporation and is funded by contributions from private foundations and individuals, as well as The New York State Council on the Arts.
Watch more Theater Talk at www.cuny.tv/show/theatertalk