(image courtesy of <i>Katie</i>)
(image courtesy of Katie)
Katie Couric's popular new talk show, Katie — the No. 1 new syndicated talk show of the 2012-13 season — is back for a second season, the first episode set to air on Monday, September 9. What does that mean for Broadway? It means another round of epiosdes of televised chats and performance opportunities with one of America's most beloved daytime personalities.

Throughout Couric's inaugural season, she hosted Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike stars Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, Holland Taylor from Broadway's one-woman show Ann, and a performance by the cast of Motown The Musical.

With a new Broadway season upon us, a whole new slew of Broadway stars will make their way over to Katie's ABC studio in short order. Not only does that mean more opportunities to see Broadway performances from the comfort of your couch, but New Yorkers and tourists alike can reserve free tickets for the live tapings and see their favorite performers live onstage…and from much closer than the balcony of a Broadway theater.

To reserve tickets to a live taping of Katie, click here.

Take a look at some of the best Broadway appearances from season one: