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Green Day's Secret Love Affair With Broadway

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Director Michael Mayer discuss the Broadway musical, American Idiot, which was based on the band's music. Watch the video.


American History Re-Mixed At The Public Theater

Friday, April 02, 2010

The new rock musical "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" takes a School House Rocks-approach to the U.S. president. Watch the video.


Mullally Quits Play: Should The Show Go On?

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Broadway revival of "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" is now postponed indefinitely due to her sudden departure. WNYC recently spoke to her about the show.  Watch the video.


Thorny Questions In 'The Book Of Grace'

Friday, March 19, 2010

Suzan-Lori Parks' new play tells the story of a step-mother trying to repair her family at odds. Read more.

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Lawrence Wright's Journey From Gaza To The Stage

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses his latest play, "The Human Scale." Watch the video.


Jell-O Pudding Shots With Radiohole

Monday, March 15, 2010

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the theater company's latest show, "Whatever, Heaven Allows," at P.S. 122. Watch the video.

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Dream Interpretation: Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd Tell War Stories

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Your dreams can be part of a new song-cycle, devoted to stories about war. Contribute here.

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Date With Death Bear

Monday, January 18, 2010

Dreams die. Love hurts. One performance artist wants to take your pain away — and he makes house calls.  Watch the video.

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Geoffrey Rush. Maya Lin. Mikhail Baryshnikov. And Then Some.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Check out this revolving door of cultural luminaries; it's a chance to remember some of the highlights of 2009's best theater, film and books. 


The Best Stories of the Year, courtesy of Studio 360.

Friday, December 25, 2009

A studio visit with composer Marvin Hamlisch.  A retirement home for former entertainers. A debate about race in the theater. Those were some of the top stories from Kurt Andersen, and Studio 360, this year.


Weekend Roundup, Dec. 18-20

Friday, December 11, 2009

A selection of events for the weekend of Dec. 18 to 20.


Arts & Culture Weekend Roundup, Dec. 11-13

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A selection of cultural events to populate the weekend.


Verdict in on Mamet's Race

Thursday, December 10, 2009

"At the end of the play, we left the theater knowing almost nothing about the characters internal lives or even their back stories." 


Love Makes 'Brief Encounter' At St. Ann's Warehouse

Monday, December 07, 2009

Boy meets girl at train station. Boy and girl fall in love on the spot. Boy and girl are already in other relationships. Tortured affair ensues.


What Made Your Year?

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Tell us, and each other, what made your year. Name the best music, film, food, book or cultural experience you had in 2009.  We're reading your choices on WNYC all month long. 


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Deaf Actors Demand Equal Stage Time

Friday, November 27, 2009

Should deaf characters only be played by deaf actors?  Some deaf actors are protesting a new play that features a hearing actor performing a deaf character.  WNYC's Janaya Williams reports.