This edition: Critics (Fall 1999)
Original tape date: October 28, 1999.
In this edition, Pia Lindstrom and Harvey Sabinson host a panel of theater critics. Their discussion focuses on the various circumstances that critics must face when working in different fields.
The panel of theatre critics -- New York Post's Clive Barnes, Variety's Charles Isherwood, New York Times' Peter Marks, NY1's Roma Torre, and Newsday's Linda Winer -- discuss the difference between television and print media, writing styles, the change in opening night review deadlines, audience reactions, unbiased reviews, reading plays prior to attending plays, how the quality of a show influences the quality of a review, returning to a show for a subsequent viewing, and the job market for critics.
Clive Barnes Critic, New York Post
Charles Isherwood Theater Critic, The New York Times
Pia Lindström Moderator
Peter Marks Culture Reporter, New York Times
Harvey Sabinson Exexcutive Director, League of American Theaters and Producers
Roma Torre Critic/Reporter, NY 1 News
Linda Winer Critic, Newsday