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This edition: Performance (Fall 1985)

Episode Details

Original tape date: September 1, 1985.

The panel of Broadway actors - Matthew Broderick (Biloxi Blues), Jim Dale (Joe Egg), Charles S. Dutton (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), Rosemary Harris (Pack of Lies), Glenda Jackson (Strange Interlude), and theatrical agent Lionel Larner - discuss how they left their various layman jobs to begin performing, their audition experiences, how they became involved in their current productions, what they look for in an agent, how they obtained one, and the role of an agent.

Guest List

Matthew Broderick Actor, “Biloxi Blues”

Jim Dale Actor, “Joe Egg”

Jean Dalrymple Moderator

Charles S. Dutton Actor, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Rosemary Harris Actress, “Pack of Lies”

Glenda Jackson Actress, “Strange Interlude”

Lionel Larner Casting Director

Isabelle Stevenson Host, American Theater Wing