Richard Hake

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Broadway Dramas Get a Start Off-Broadway

Monday, April 23, 2012

It's not a new trend, but this year many plays and dramas are seeing their full casts transfer from off-Broadway to the Broadway stage. Watch scenes from some of the season's offeri...

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Tribeca Film Festival: Why It’s Worth Checking Out

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival kicks off on Thursday and Downtown Manhattan is preparing to once again host the festival’s stars, filmmakers and their fans. Get festival high...


17 Tall Ships, 10 Warships to Sail Into NY Harbor

Sunday, April 15, 2012

For the first time in 12 years, tall ships will sail into New York Harbor next month to mark Fleet Week, the bicentennial of The War of 1812 and to commemorate the writing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

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Revivals and Movie Musicals Take Over Broadway

Friday, April 13, 2012

Chances are if you see a Broadway musical, it's something you've already seen. The selections include many Off-Broadway transfers, revivals and movies made into stage musicals. WNYC...

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The Real 'Newsies'

Monday, April 02, 2012

WNYC News host and reporter Richard Hake joins us for a look back at the historical events that form the basis of the new Broadway musical 'Newsies.'

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NY Shoppers Get Sales Tax Break

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Starting Sunday, New York shoppers will get a tax break.


Look | 'Newsies' Musical Opens on Broadway

Friday, March 30, 2012

"Newsies," a new Disney musical starring Jeremy Jordan, opened on Broadway Thursday night at the Nederlander Theatre. Check out a slideshow of real newsboys selling papers in New York...

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Preservationists Push Historic Designation for South Village

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The area known as South Village is made up mostly of 19th century merchant houses, turn of the century tenements and small theatres that have produced some of New York's most influential artists.


Look | Inside the Indoor Pop-Up Park

Monday, February 06, 2012

Spring returns to New York City earlier this year in Little Italy as Openhouse Gallery presents its second annual Park Here, the Indoor Pop-up Park — a  free space that simulates the outdoors with 75 degree conditions, lush grass, trees, flowers and space to eat lunch, relax and play.


WNYC Host Richard Hake Makes Broadway Debut in ‘Mary Poppins’

Friday, December 30, 2011

“Mary Poppins” just celebrated a fifth year on Broadway with over 2,130 performances. The producers of the show gave WNYC host Richard Hake a unique opportunity to experience the ...


Up, Down, All Around

Friday, August 05, 2011

Richard Hake fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Rebecca Charles of Pearl Oyster Bar gives us a primer on how to prepare and enjoy summer seafood! Then, we’ll look at the personalities and events that dominated prohibition-era New York. Jane Borden talks about trying to adapt southern hospitality to New York City and her transformation into a “hipster-debutante.” Plus, Please Explain is all about roller coasters!

Chaos and Order

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Guest host Richard Hake fills in for Leonard. He’ll speak with Peter Elkind and Jennifer Reingold from Fortune magazine about a scandal at Pfizer, the world’s largest drug company. Charles Lachman tells us about President Grover Cleveland’s sex scandal and the child he fathered out of wedlock. Graphic designer and typographer Paul Shaw talks about the use of Helvetica in New York’s subway system. Plus, Our latest Backstory segments look at the brutal government crackdown in Syria, and at a large dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

A Royal Tea: Afternoon Tea With An Expert

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

With the eyes of the world scrutinizing the royal couple's every move, there’s a British tradition they may want to enjoy to get away from it all. That of course is Afternoon Tea.

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Spring Theater: Drag Queens, Wizards and Tigers, Oh My

Friday, April 08, 2011

Theater critics Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Post and Adam Feldman of Time Out New York agree that this spring is the best theater season they've seen on Broadway in a long t...


Manhattan Street Grid System Turns 200

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Today marks the bicentennial of the Manhattan street grid system, a latice-work of streets created during a time when the city's population exploded and the streets needed to be ordered in a "regular way," according to NYU professor and curator of an upcoming museum exhibit, Hilary Ballon.

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Snapshot | Jeep in Reverse Mounts Town Car, Upper East Side

Friday, March 04, 2011

At 96th Street and 3rd Avenue on what's normally a leisurely walk from the subway at the end of a work week, there was quite a commotion. How did this jeep get on top of the town car? Fortunately the drivers of both vehicles didn't seem injured. Nonetheless, emergency medical technicians were checking them out in an ambulance.


Top Albany Lobbyist Implicated in New York State Pension Fund Pay-to-Play Scandal

Thursday, December 09, 2010


One of Albany's most powerful lobbyists has been implicated in Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's investigation of the New York State pension fund. Patricia Lynch and her firm, Patricia Lynch Associates, is accused of arranging contributions to former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi's campaign account among other charges. While admitting no wrongdoing, the firm is agreeing to pay a $500,000 fine. Lynch is also agreeing to a five-year ban on lobbying the state comptroller's office. Here with the details is Jimmy Veilkind, political reporter with the Albany Times-Union.


Blumenthal, McMahon Spar in First Connecticut Senate Debate

Tuesday, October 05, 2010


The candidates for U.S. Senate in Conneticut are butting heads over the economy and character. In a debate last night in Hartford, Repubican Linda McMahon portrayed herself as an entrepreneur who has created more than 600 jobs. Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Richard Blumenthal promoted his career in public service working as the state's Attorney General. Colin McEnroe, host of "The Colin McEnroe Show" on WNPR and a columnist for The Hartford Courant, watched the debate.

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On The Importance of Civility Following the Death of a Rutgers University Student

Friday, October 01, 2010

This week's death of a Rutgers University freshman left many shocked and angry. The young man, Tyler Clementi, 21,  killed himself by jumping from the George Washington bridge after his roommate allegedly put a live video feed of Tyler having sex with another man on the Internet.  The suicide occurred days before students were set to immerse themselves in a program designed to encourage greater civility.


At the Museums: Women, Represent!

Friday, September 17, 2010


For years, some of New York's most prestigious art museums have gotten heat for not featuring enough female artists. A searing 2007 report by Jerry Saltz in New York Magazine revealed that women often made up less than 15 percent of a museum's permanent collection on display. Since then, there has been a move to make up for this imbalance. In fact, this week, a number of local arts institutions have female-heavy rosters.

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