Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler's Tumultuous Love Story by WNYC

Historian Elizabeth Cobbs tells the true love story of founding father Alexander Hamilton and his remarkable wife, Elizabeth Schuyler, in her new novel, The Hamilton Affair, starting from…

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

David Yazbek Brings Broadway to Feinstein's in a Rare Performance by WNYC

David Yazbek, the musician, performer and legendary composer/lyricist for Broadway shows including The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, …

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mike Birbiglia, Gillian Jacobs Star as Comedians on the Edge of Success by WNYC

Comedian Mike Birbiglia directed, wrote and stars in the film “Don’t Think Twice”, along with Gillian Jacobs. It tells the story of a close-knit improv troupe based in New York City.…

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Jonathan Pryce Stars as Shylock in 'The Merchant of Venice' by WNYC

Shakespeare’s Globe brings their critically-acclaimed production of “The Merchant of Venice”, starring Jonathan Pryce, to the Lincoln Center Festival. The play combines humor and roman…

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Tony Roberts' Life in the Spotlight by WNYC

This is a rebroadcast of an interview that originally aired on December 17, 2015.  Tony Roberts discusses his memoir, Do You Know Me? The book spans his 55 years as a professional ac…

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Bonus Weekend Podcast: From the Stage to the Tonys by WNYC

The Tony Awards are this Sunday, and it would be hard to deny that this year has seen an explosion of new interest in theater. For our Bonus Weekend Podcast, we bring you three interviews wi…

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Adrienne Warren, Brandon Victor Dixon and George C. Wallace on 'Shuffle Along' by WNYC

Adrienne Warren (Gertrude Saunders/Florence Mills) and Brandon Victor Dixon (Eubie Blake), along with director and author George C. Wolfe talk about the hit Broadway musical “Shuffle Alo…

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Matthew Broderick Plays a Grieving Widower in 'Shining City' by WNYC

Matthew Broderick and Billy Carter talk about “Shining City,” along with director Ciaraìn O’Reilly, now at the Irish Repertory Theatre. Set in Dublin, the play explores themes of …

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne Star in Eugene O'Neill's Late Masterpiece by WNYC

Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne and Michael Shannon talk about the Roundabout Theatre Company Production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” now playing on Broadway.…

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Daveed Diggs and Leslie Odom, Jr. on 'Hamilton,' Isaac Mizrahi's Life in Fashion, Bill Charlap Performs Live by WNYC

Former U.S. State Department official J. Kael Weston talks about his book, The Mirror Test, which recounts the seven years he spent on the front lines of Afghanistan and Iraq. A new exhib…

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'Hamilton' Stars Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Director Thomas Kail by WNYC

“Hamilton” director Thomas Kail, along with stars Daveed Diggs (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson) and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Aaron Burr) talk about the hit Broadway musical which has g…

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Singer Gloria Estefan, from 'Miami Sound Machine' to 'On Your Feet!' by WNYC

Cuban-American singer, songwriter and actress Gloria Estefan has won 7 Grammy Awards and topped the charts with hits like "Anything for You" and "Rhythm is Gonna Get You." She talks about …

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Two Feuding Coworkers Fall for Each Other in 'She Loves Me' by WNYC

Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti and lyricist Sheldon Harnick talk about the Broadway revival of  “She Loves Me” now at Studio 54 through July 10th. The musical comedy follows …

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Steve Martin, Edie Brickell on 'Bright Star.' Jesse Tyler Ferguson is 'Fully Committed.' by WNYC

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell talk about their bluegrass-inspired musical, “Bright Star,” along with the show’s breakout star Carmen Cusack. Five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse …

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Joe Morton Stars as Comedian Dick Gregory in 'Turn Me Loose' by WNYC

Emmy-winning actor Joe Morton of “Scandal” fame, joins us to talk about the new off-Broadway show “Turn Me Loose” co-produced by musician John Legend. Morton stars as comedian a…

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson as 40 Characters Vying for the Perfect Table in 'Fully Committed' by WNYC

Five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson may be best known for his role as Mitchell on "Modern Family," but he's also on Broadway starring as nearly 40 characters in the comedy…

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell on ‘Bright Star’ and Bluegrass Collaborations by WNYC

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell discuss their new Broadway bluegrass-inspired musical, “Bright Star,” along with the show’s breakout star Carmen Cusack. Set in the Blue Ridge Moun…

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

How the Language of 'Hamilton' Mixes Rap with Sondheim by WNYC

The Broadway musical "Hamilton" was recently nominated for 16 Tony Awards - one for every category. There's no question that the show is a hit, and much of that has to do with the language,…

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The 2016 Tony Nominees, In Studio by WNYC

The 2016 Tony Nominations were just announced today, and we have been very lucky to have many of the nominees on our show to discuss their productions. Listen below for our in depth discuss…

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Savion Glover, Judith Jamison on Race, Dance and 'Shuffle Along' by WNYC

Dancer and choreographer Savion Glover and Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, talk about upcoming performances and a panel discussion at New …

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Bonus Weekend Podcast: Celebrating Shakespeare by WNYC

One week ago marked the 400th anniversary since the death of William Shakespeare, and we are bringing you three of our favorite Shakespeare related interviews from deep in our archives. In …

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Dancer, Choreographer Michelle Dorrance has a Modern Take on Tap by WNYC

Tap dancer, choreographer and artistic director Michelle Dorrance, who leads the Dorrance Dance company and was named a 2015 MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Fellow, discusses the world premi…

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Shakespeare's Timeless Love Story Brought to the Five Boroughs by WNYC

Director Lear de Bessonet, Artistic Producer Stephanie Ybarra and actor David Ryan Smith talk about The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” …

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Bonus Weekend Podcast: Anita Hill, Notorious RBG, Sandra Day O'Connor by WNYC

We dedicated yesterday’s Please Explain to understanding the politics behind the Supreme Court. While our Please Explain series takes a hard look at big topics, we knew that when it came t…

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Arthur Miller's 'Crucible,' with Saoirse Ronan, a Peek Behind the Broadway Curtain, Politicizing the Supreme Court by WNYC

Saoirse Ronan, Bill Camp and Sophie Okonedo star as Abigail Williams, Reverend John Hale and Elizabeth Proctor in a new production of Arthur Miller's, "The Crucible" on Broadway. Veteran Bro…

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Backstage at the Great American Musical with Producer Jack Viertel by WNYC

Jack Viertel worked as a Broadway producer for over 20 years and currently serves as the Artistic Director of the Encores! musical theater series. His book, The Secret Life of the Ameri…

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Saoirse Ronan, Bill Camp and Sophie Okonedo Star in 'The Crucible' by WNYC

Saoirse Ronan, Bill Camp and Sophie Okonedo star as Abigail Williams, Reverend John Hale and Elizabeth Proctor in a new production of Arthur Miller's, "The Crucible" on Broadway. This new p…

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Lourdes Lopez Brings Miami City Ballet's 'Heatscape' to Lincoln Center by WNYC

Miami City Ballet debuts this week at Lincoln Center under the direction of former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Lourdes Lopez, now artistic director of the Miami City Ballet. The…

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Women in 'Eclipsed' Trapped by the Brutality of the Liberian Civil War by WNYC

Danai Gurira is recognized for her role as Michonne on AMC's "The Walking Dead," but she's also a playwright. Her show "Eclipsed" stars Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and is now on Broadway…

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Michelle Williams Stars as a Woman Confronting Her Abuser in 'Blackbird' by WNYC

Actors Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams discuss the Broadway revival of “Blackbird.” Williams stars as Una, a young woman who confronts Ray (Daniels), 15 years after he sexually…

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Bel Canto Tenor Lawrence Brownlee Pays Tribute to Charlie Parker by WNYC

Bel canto tenor Lawrence Brownlee stars in the New York premiere of the acclaimed opera “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird” at the Apollo Theater (253 W 125th St) on April 1st and 3rd.…

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