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Friday, November 8, 2019

Emma Thompson Can’t Live Without Hannah Gadsby and Potato Scones by Kathryn Shattuck

The star of “Last Christmas” shares the movies, books and baked goods that top her list of essentials.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Ben Platt Unleashes His Inner Egomaniac in ‘The Politician’ by Kathryn Shattuck

The actor, singer and former “Dear Evan Hansen” star discovers that Ryan Murphy, Richard Linklater and Stephen Sondheim are speaking the language he wants to hear.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Jeffrey Wright on ‘The Goldfinch,’ ‘Westworld’ and James Bond by Kathryn Shattuck

While fans clamor to learn more about the next installments of the HBO series and spy film, this actor tries to just ride the wave.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Danielle Brooks Is Ready to Be a Love Interest by Kathryn Shattuck

She talks about playing the leading lady in “Much Ado About Nothing,” saying goodbye to “Orange Is the New Black,” and being a role model.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

They Say You Can’t Go Home Again. Laura Linney Just Did. by Kathryn Shattuck

She talks about revisiting Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” for a fourth time, and the potential impact of Georgia’s abortion bill on the production of Netflix’s “Ozark.”

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Matthew Broderick and Kenneth Lonergan Look to the Universe, Again by Kathryn Shattuck

The longtime friends and collaborators reunite for the West End debut of a 2009 comic drama, “The Starry Messenger.”

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Friday, March 22, 2019

A Word With: Cush Jumbo Still Has Hope. And You Should, Too. by Kathryn Shattuck

She talks about “The Good Fight,” her new baby, the craziness of art replicating life (and vice versa) — and why she still has hope.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

A Word With: Tim Daly, Sibling Bonds and the Stage by Kathryn Shattuck

Daly speaks about “Downstairs,” the play Theresa Rebeck wrote for him and his sister Tyne. He also discusses his life and his arts activism.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A Word With: Taye Diggs Has a New Title: Football Coach by Kathryn Shattuck

Mr. Diggs talks about his new CW series, “All American”; football and Colin Kaepernick; and a nagging question about identity.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

A Word With: Lily James Taps Her Inner Meryl to Become a Dancing Queen by Kathryn Shattuck

Ms. James talks about sharing the screen with Meryl Streep and Cher in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” and why the World Cup is greater art than the theater.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

A Word With: Sutton Foster and ‘Younger’ Embrace a Changed World by Kathryn Shattuck

Ms. Foster talks about the show’s decision to tap the brakes on romance and deal with some onscreen bad behavior during the #MeToo movement.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

A Word With: Jim Parsons Takes a Break From Sheldon to Play Dad by Kathryn Shattuck

Mr. Parsons talks about his new movie, “A Kid Like Jake,” his return to Broadway in “The Boys in the Band” and life beyond “The Big Bang Theory.”

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Ellen Burstyn Honors a Friendship With a Futurist by Kathryn Shattuck

Ms. Burstyn talks about “The House of Tomorrow” and her relationship with Buckminster Fuller, her coming directorial debut and her own #MeToo story.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

A Word With: For Neil Patrick Harris, It Takes an Adult to Make a Kids’ Show by Kathryn Shattuck

Mr. Harris talks about turning himself into the villainous Count Olaf in “A Series of Unfortunate Events” and about how he’s raising his own twins.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

A Word With: Gillian Jacobs Is Ready to Let Go of Her Fears by Kathryn Shattuck

Ms. Jacobs, of “Community” fame, talks about the adrenaline rush of “Kings” at the Public, the gift of empathy and her own #MeToo moments.

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Chloë Sevigny on Playing an Addict in ‘Downtown Race Riot’ by Kathryn Shattuck

Ms. Sevigny talks about starring in the new play, beating up stuffed animals for Pussy Riot and moving back to Manhattan.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

A Word With: Nick Kroll Still Isn’t Over Puberty. Just Ask His Therapist. by Kathryn Shattuck

Nick Kroll talks about Netflix’s “Big Mouth,” some lingering boyhood humiliations, the future of “Oh, Hello,” and why everyone likes the Rock.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Elisabeth Moss on Her Emmy Nomination and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Kathryn Shattuck

For her performance as Offred, the longtime TV actor has received her eighth Emmy nomination.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Claws’ and the 71st Annual Tony Awards by Kathryn Shattuck

Kevin Spacey makes his hosting debut at the Tony Awards. Niecy Nash stars as a nail salon owner moving uptown in “Claws.” And Lorde closes out Bonnaroo.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

What’s on TV Friday: ‘Fortitude’ and ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return’ by Kathryn Shattuck

“Fortitude,” which brought terror to Norway, moves to Amazon Prime and adds Dennis Quaid. And the “Mystery Science Theater 3000” reboot is on Netflix.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘La La Land’ and ‘In a World … ’ by Kathryn Shattuck

Love it or hate it, “La La Land” finally dances onto streaming services. And in “In a World … ,” Lake Bell writes herself a role worthy of her talents.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

What’s on TV Friday: Kate del Castillo in ‘Ingobernable’ and Lady Gaga on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ by Kathryn Shattuck

Ms. del Castillo is the first lady of Mexico in the thriller “Ingobernable,” on Netflix. And Lady Gaga opens a season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” on VH1.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Snapshot: Alison Wright, Exiled From ‘The Americans’ (Perhaps), Hits Broadway by Kathryn Shattuck

Ms. Wright discusses her characters on “The Americans” and “The Feud,” and her role in the Lynn Nottage play “Sweat.”

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Alicia Keys’s Very Own Masterpiece Theater by Kathryn Shattuck

Ms. Keys pays homage to New York in a PBS series, “Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special.”

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Surprise! Instant Xmas Carol’ and Lin-Manuel Miranda by Kathryn Shattuck

Conan O’Brien, Rashida Jones, Shaq and others serenade the holidays. And Lin-Manuel Miranda and Michael Phelps reminisce about their very good years.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Frozen’ and ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show — Now in Living Color!’ by Kathryn Shattuck

“Frozen,” the Disney blockbuster — and its song of empowerment, “Let It Go” — arrives on network television. And “The Dick Van Dyke Show” comes alive in color.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

A Word With: Nia Vardalos on Fame, That Greek Wedding and ‘Hamilton’ by Kathryn Shattuck

Ms. Vardalos is appearing at the Public Theater in “Tiny Beautiful Things” portraying Sugar, an advice columnist eventually revealed to be Ms. Strayed.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Hairspray Live!’ and ‘Shut Eye’ by Kathryn Shattuck

Unleash your dancin’ feet to “Hairspray Live!,” the latest musical spectacular from NBC. And Jeffrey Donovan plays a fake psychic who starts having real visions after a bonk to the hea…

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Back to Baltimore 1962, in ‘Hairspray Live!’ by Kathryn Shattuck

NBC broadcasts its production of the Tony-winning Broadway musical on Dec. 7.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

What’s on TV Tuesday: Lin-Manuel Miranda in ‘Drunk History,’ and Dolly Parton on ‘The Voice’ by Kathryn Shattuck

In “Drunk History,” Lin-Manuel Miranda presents a sloshed interpretation of the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. And Dolly Parton performs on “The Voice.”

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Monday, October 31, 2016

What’s on TV Monday: ‘People of Earth’ and ‘Conan’ at the Apollo Theater by Kathryn Shattuck

Conan O’Brien brings aliens to Beacon, N.Y., in “People of Earth,” starring Wyatt Cenac, and then his own late-night show, “Conan,” to Harlem.

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