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Guest Picks: Santino Fontana

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Santino Fontana was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his role as Moss Hart in "Act One." (A role he shares with Tony Shalhoub.) He also told us that he's a fan of soup. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Tony Shalhoub

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Tony Shalhoub was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his Tony-nominated performance as Moss Hart in "Act One." (A role he shares with Santino Fontana.) He also told us what he listens to when he's feeling nostalgic. 

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Guest Picks: Brian Yorkey

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Brian Yorkey, the lyricist and book writer for "If/Then," was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about the new Broadway musical. he also told us what he's listening to and what he's a fan of that you might not expect.

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Guest Picks: Michael Greif

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Michael Greif was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about directing the new Broadway musical, "If/Then." He also told us what he's been reading, listening to, and watching recently.

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Guest Picks: Anna Chlumsky

Friday, April 11, 2014

Anna Chlumsky was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her role in HBO's Veep. She also told us about the song that's become her personal anthem. Find out what else Anna Chlumsky's reading, watching and hearing...

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Guest Picks: Bob Saget

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Comedian Bob Saget was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about how he got into comedy, an incident with a donkey on the set of Full House, and his infamous routine in the film The Aristocrats. He also told us that he's a foodie. Find out what else Bob Saget told us about books, music and meatloaf. 

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Guest Picks: Barbara Ehrenreich

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Barbara Ehrenreich was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her book, Living With a Wild God. She also told us what she's been reading and watching (rock climbing, anyone?) and what her favorite comfort food is...

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Guest Picks: Kathleen Chalfant

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Kathleen Chalfant was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in the off-Broadway play "Tales from Red Vienna." She also told us what she's been reading recently. Find out what else Kathleen Chalfant's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Nina Arianda

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Nina Arianda was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in the off-Broadway play, "Tales of Red Vienna." She also told us about her love of blue M&M's. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Susan Minot

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Susan Minot was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her latest novel, Thirty Girls. She also told us that she's a fan of popcorn. Find out what else she's a fan of! 

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Guest Picks: Arliss Howard

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Actor Arliss Howard was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in Craig Lucas's play, Ode to Joy. He also told us that he's a fan of Red Angus cattle. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Kathryn Erbe

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Actor Kathryn Erbe was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in Craig Lucas's new play, Ode to Joy. She also told us that a fan of Beck, the Beastie Boys and Pema Chodron. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Craig Lucas

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Playwright and director Craig Lucas talked about his latest play, Ode to Joy. He also told us about his love of Harold Bloom and tree peonies. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Lorrie Moore

Friday, March 14, 2014

Lorrie Moore talks to Leonard Lopate about her new book of short stories, Bark, her first in 15 years.

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Guest Picks: Dominic Rowan

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dominic Rowan was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about starring as Torvald in BAM's production of Ibsen's classic play, A Doll's House. He also told us what about his love of Medieval art. Find out what else he's a fan of! 

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Guest Picks: Hattie Morahan

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hattie Morahan was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about starring as Nora in a new production of Ibsen's A Doll's House at BAM. She also told us about her delicious-sounding dinner of comfort food. 

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Guest Picks: Jeremy Shamos

Friday, March 07, 2014

Jeremy Shamos stars in Dinner with Friends, now playing at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. He also told us what he's been reading and listening to recently.

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Guest Picks: Donald Margulies

Friday, March 07, 2014

Playwright Donald Margulies was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about the revival of Dinner with Friends at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. He also told us how he likes his rice pudding. Find out what else he's a fan of! 

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Guest Picks: Darren Pettie

Friday, March 07, 2014

Darren Pettie stars in the Roundabout Theatre's revival of Dinner with Friends, which is playing at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. He told what's he always listening to. 

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Guest Picks: Ezekiel Emanuel

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel was here on March 4, 2014, to talk about the Affordable Care Act and why health care reform is a political minefield. he also let us know that he loves baking, good food, and theater.

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