Thursday, January 4, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's 'The Children' by WNYC

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook, and Deborah Findlay talk about starring in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of The Children. In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of re…

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Friday, December 22, 2017

The Irish Repertory Theatre's Stage Adaption of James Joyce’s 'The Dead' by WNYC

Actors Melissa Gilbert and Rufus Collins, along with director Ciaran O'Reilly discuss the Irish Repertory Theatre stage adaption of James Joyce’s “The Dead,” playing at the American …

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Bombs Left Behind, Mark Rylance on Broadway, Errol Morris & Peter Sarsgaard, Flynn's Guilty Plea by WNYC

Senior ProPublica reporter Abrahm Lustgarten discusses his investigation into sites contaminated by U.S. military operations. Mark Rylance and Claire Van Kampen on Shakespeare’s Globe Pro…

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Monday, December 4, 2017

From 'Meteor Shower' To 'Little Shop Of Horrors': Broadway Man Jerry Zaks by WNYC

Director Jerry Zaks and National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene director Zaimen Mlotek join us to discuss "Broadway: A Jewish American Legacy", a gala concert event on Dec. 18 featuring appeara…

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Broadway Man Jerry Zaks, Zac Posen Hits The Kitchen, Patti Smith On Sam Shepard, The Complex Humanitarian Crisis In Lake Chad by WNYC

Jerry Zaks and Zalmen Mlotek on Yiddish theater and Zaks' career on Broadway. Zac Posen shares his passion for cooking. Patti Smith remembers her late friend Sam Shepard. Ben Staub ex…

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Richard Nelson & John Magaro On The Public Theater's 'Illyria' by WNYC

Director/writer Richard Nelson joins us to discuss his new play, “Illyria,” which is running at the Public Theater through Dec. 10. He’s also joined by John Magaro who stars as Joseph…

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Joseph Stiglitz, Joseph Papp In The Public Theater's 'Illyria,' Love & Oppression In NYC, How 1917 Changed The World by WNYC

Joseph Stiglitz on anti-globalization in the era of Trump. Richard Nelson and John Magaron on their new play “Illyria." Khary Lazarre-White with his debut novel, Passage. Arthur Herma…

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Russia's Ties to Trump. John Hodgman. 'The Band's Visit' Performs Live! by WNYC

Talking to the stars and creators of "The Band's Visit," and a live performance from the musicians of the show. Comedian and author John Hodgman joins us to talk about his new book Vacation…

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

LIVE FROM THE GREENE SPACE! David Yazbek, Itamar Moses & 'The Band's Visit,' Gary Oldman & Kristin Scott Thomas, Julie Taymor & David Henr by WNYC

David Yazbek, Itamar Moses, Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk, and Ari’el Stachel discuss their Broadway show "The Band's Visit." John Banville with his new novel, Mrs. Osmond. Gary Oldman, …

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Live Performances From The Hit Musical 'The Band's Visit' by WNYC

Three-time Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek joins us to discuss the new Broadway production of his musical “The Band’s Visit.” He’s also joined by NY Dram…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Comedy, Clowning & Slapstick In Theatre For A New Audience's New Show by WNYC

Jos Houben and Marcello Magni join us to discuss a double-bill of comic one-acts at Theatre for a New Audience: “Marcel” and “The Art of Laughter.” In the 1970’s Marcello, Jos an…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

John Leguizamo On Returning To Broadway by WNYC

Actor and comedian John Leguizamo has returned to Broadway with his new show “Latin History for Morons” at Studio 54. The 90-minute solo play explores how Latinos have been marginaliz…

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Patti Lupone, Alan Cumming, Stephen Sondheim by WNYC

Hal Prince is a Broadway legend whose career spans 70 years. He has won 21 Tony Awards as a producer and director for productions that include: “Cabaret,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “S…

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Weekend: Art Garfunkel, The 'Prince of Broadway,' Tech vs Poverty by WNYC

Grammy Award-winning singer, musician and songwriter Art Garfunkel joins us to discuss his memoir What Is It All But Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man. Hal Prince is a Broadway legend…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Celebrating The 'Prince of Broadway' by WNYC

Hal Prince is a Broadway legend whose career spans 70 years. He has won 21 Tony Awards, including eight for directing, eight for producing the year's Best Musical, two as Best Producer of a …

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Michael Moore Makes His Broadway Debut by WNYC

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore comes to Broadway with his new one-man show, “The Terms of My Surrender.” Like Moore’s films, the show features his wry, satirical humor …

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Betsy DeVos' Crusade Against Public Schools, Richard “Crazy Legs” Conlon & Grand Mixer DXT, Bach Live! Michael Moore Makes His Broadway Debut by WNYC

Alexandria Neason looks at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ war on public schools. Richard “Crazy Legs” Conlon and Grand Mixer DXT discuss breakdancing and the upcoming “B-Boy Roy…

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Mint Theater Packs Four Teresa Deevy Plays Into One Show by WNYC

Jonathan Bank, the Mint Theater’s producing artistic director, joins us to discuss directing Teresa Deevy’s collection of four plays presented as, “The Suitcase Under the Bed.” This…

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Tina Howe Returns To Theater With 'Singing Beach' by WNYC

Tony Award-nominee and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Tina Howe discusses her first full-length play in almost eight years, “Singing Beach.” It tells the story of a Massachusetts-base…

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Using Foster Care As Punishment, Tina Howe Returns To Theater, The Biggest Con In Wine History, Richard Dawkins by WNYC

The New York Times' Stephanie Clifford and Jessica Silver-Greenberg on how the city uses foster care as punishment. Tina Howe on her play, “Singing Beach.” Peter Hellman investigate…

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Friday, August 4, 2017

A New Festival Promotes Independent Theater by WNYC

"Corkscrew Theater Festival" is a theater festival launching this year that aims to increase production opportunities for early-career artists. We hear from its artistic director Thomas Ka…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

10 Shows, One Theater Company by WNYC

Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper, Toronto’s acclaimed theater company, joins us to discuss their 10 shows in repertory at the Signature Center. The productions inc…

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How Terror Groups Think; Steve Bannon's Ascent; Photographing The World's Most Vulnerable Animals; 10 Shows, One Theater Company by WNYC

Former FBI special agent Ali Soufan explains how terror organizations grew following Osama bin Laden's death. Soulpepper artistic director Albert Schultz, composer Mike Ross and actress Mi…

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Big Brother on Broadway, a World of Pure Imagination, Journalists Report from the Ruins of Raqqa by WNYC

Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde, and Reed Birney talk about their starring roles in the Broadway premiere of the new stage adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984.” Christian…

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George Orwell's Dystopian Nightmare Comes to Broadway by WNYC

Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde and Reed Birney join us to discuss their starring roles the Broadway premiere of the new stage adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. Sturridge pl…

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

West Virginia's High Overdose Death Rate, 'Come From Away,' Trombonist Carol Jarvis, The Battle That Changed The Vietnam War by WNYC

New Yorker staff writer Margaret Talbot on how residents of West Virginia -- the state with the highest overdose death rate in the country -- are trying to push back against an opioid epi…

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A New Musical About A Canadian Town That Welcomed 9/11 Passengers by WNYC

Tony Award nominees, actress Jenn Colella, director Chris Ashley and choreographer Kelly Devine join us to discuss their Broadway play, “Come From Away,” which has received 7 Tony nomina…

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Al Franken, Barry Sonnenfeld, 'Dear Evan Hansen' by WNYC

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken on his life in comedy and politics. Director and producer Barry Sonnenfeld joins us to discuss the second season of his critically acclaimed Netflix series, “A Se…

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Ben Platt, Steven Levenson On 'Dear Evan Hansen' by WNYC

Ben Platt joins us to discuss his starring role in the new Tony-nominated musical, “Dear Evan Hansen,” along with Steven Levenson, who wrote the book. It tells the story of Evan Hansen, …

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Resisting Deportation, Cynthia Nixon, Marriage Equality's Long Fight, 'Dear Evan Hansen' by WNYC

New York Times Magazine contributing writer Marcela Valdes and immigrant rights activist Erika Andiola on how Arizona activist groups hope to take their resistance strategies nationwide.…

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Day Of Theatre! 'Present Laughter', 'Oslo', Dianne Wiest On 'Happy Days', Andy Karl On 'Groundhog Day' by WNYC

Actors Kristine Nielsen, Cobie Smulders and Kate Burton join us to discuss their roles in Noël Coward’s “Present Laughter." The play follows a narcissistic actor, Garry Essendine, who…

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