Exclusive Broadcast Premiere Monday, June 8 at 8 p.m. on WLIW21 with August: Osage County’s John Cullum and Mamma Mia’s Judy McLane LIVE in the studio!
Broadway’s most prominent female director and four of the top leading ladies of the theater share insights into the productions that first brought them fame, as well as the exciting challenges and nuances of their newest shows on Broadway in the exclusive broadcast premiere of Broadway Profiles: The Women of Broadway Monday, June 8 at 8 p.m. on WLIW21. Actress Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde the Musical) hosts this new one-hour special, featuring exclusive interviews with Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (The Drowsy Chaperone, Shrek the Musical); Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens, Blithe Spirit); Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (August: Osage County, “Roseanne”); Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor (The Lion King), who’s currently working on the new Broadway musical Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark with U2’s Bono and The Edge; and Charlotte d’Amboise (Chicago, A Chorus Line). The special also features footage of the women in action, including behind-the-scenes at rehearsals and opening nights of past, recent and upcoming Broadway shows. Preview video.
During the broadcast premiere of Broadway Profiles: The Women of Broadway, two-time Tony Award winner John Cullum (Beverly Weston from August: Osage County) and Judy McLane (Tanya from Mamma Mia) will be live in the WLIW21 studio sharing stories about their Broadway experiences. Tune in for details on great seats and behind-the-scenes experiences at two of Broadway’s biggest productions: Mamma Mia’s eighth anniversary cast party, and a Q&A and meet-and-greet with Phylicia Rashad and the cast of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County..