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Tony Kushner

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American Icons: Moby-Dick

Friday, December 30, 2011

In this Peabody Award-winning show, Kurt Andersen sets sail in search of the great white whale.

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Plays with Politics

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner talks about his two plays currently in production in New York and the interplay of politics and his art.

On Stage Now:

"The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures" at the Public Theater.

"The Illusion" at Signature Theatre Company.

Listen to WNYC's Andrea Bernstein's March 2011 interview with Tony Kushner.

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Plays with Politics

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The thought of Israel being destroyed is monstrous. I believe that being willing to speak out loud when one feels critical of the policies of the Israeli government you are actually making the state more secure, not less, I believe that about the American government as well. I believe that silence in the face of government misbehavior endangers the health of any democracy.

—Award winning playwright Tony Kushner on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Tony Kushner's Family Values

Friday, May 06, 2011

Tony Kushner may be the most ambitious playwright of our age.  His Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America grappled with being gay, American politics, and the AIDS crisis.  And he continues to think big: his new play is called The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures.  It's swarming with outspoken, esoteric, funny...

Slideshow: Scenes from Tony Kushner's new play

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“The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures”

Friday, April 08, 2011

Playwright Tony Kushner and Linda Emond, who plays Empty, talk about Kushner’s new play, “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.” The play explores revolution, radicalism, marriage, sex, prostitution, politics, real estate, unions of all kinds and debts both unpaid and unpayable. It’s playing at the Public Theater through June 12.

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Tony Kushner On His New Play, Unions, Forgiveness and Mark Ruffalo

Friday, March 11, 2011

Kushner recently sat down with WNYC's Andrea Bernstein to talk about "Angels in America," his new play, dubbed “iHo,” writing the screenplay for Stephen Spielberg’s Munich, unions, cheating, forgiveness and much more.

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Tony Kushner on Yiddish Literature

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sholem Aleichem was one of the greatest humorists yiddish literature and his work became the basis for the musical "Fiddler on the Roof". This year marks the 100th anniversay of his book Wandering Stars, a love story set in the world of Yiddish Thaeter. Tony Kushner joins us along ...

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Theater for the Real World

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

How can theater be relevant to big issues in the real world? John Walter is director of a new documentary, "Theater of War,' which features playwright Tony Kushner and and the Public Theater’s Oskar Eustis as two of its subjects. It opens Dec. 24 at Film ...

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Moby Dick

Saturday, November 05, 2005

In this Peabody Award-winning show, Kurt Andersen sets sail in search of Moby-Dick. Herman Melville’s white whale survived his battle with Captain Ahab only to surface in the works of contemporary filmmakers, painters, playwrights and musicians. Kurt Andersen explores the influence of this American icon with the help of Ray ...

Special Guest: Tony Kushner

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Kurt Andersen and the playwright Tony Kushner talk about knowing when a work of art is finished. The author of Angels in America, Kushner spent several years re-writing his play Homebody/Kabul, continuing to revise throughout its two separate runs. 

Tony Kushner is one of the greatest living ...

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Kushner, Quixote, Zoo Story

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Kurt Andersen and the playwright Tony Kushner talk about knowing when a work of art is finished. The author of Angels in America, Kushner spent several years re-writing his play Homebody, Kabul, continuing to revise throughout its two separate runs.

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Tony Kushner

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America) says that Moby-Dick had the single greatest impact on his own writing.

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Special Guest: Tony Kushner

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Tony Kushner is one of the greatest living American playwrights. His plays like Angels In America, Homebody/Kabul, and Caroline, or Change, have earned him numerous accolades including a Pulitzer and multiple Tony nominations and awards. In December of 2003 HBO presented a 6 hour version of Angels in ...

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Kushner, Quixote, Zoo Story

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Kurt Andersen and the playwright Tony Kushner talk about knowing when a work of art is complete.

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Now Playing: Homebody/Kabul

Saturday, December 08, 2001

Tony Kushner traces the bloody invasions of Afghanistan in his newest play, Homebody/Kabul, opening December 19 at the New York Theatre Workshop.

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