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Guest Picks: John Cameron Mitchell

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

John Cameron Mitchell was on The Leonard Lopate Show with Denis O'Hare to talk about his new performance adapting Nabokov for a reading. He also told us about his favorite Broadway play this season and his love of Barry Manilow. Find out what else he's a fan of! 

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Lopate's Conversations with Tony Winners Audra McDonald, Neil Patrick Harris & more

Monday, June 09, 2014

Leonard Lopate's conversations with the actors and directors who took home the night's biggest awards.

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Tributes: Don Zimmer

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Don Zimmer was a big man, physically, but he had a huge presence in the world of baseball for over 60 years, as a player, manager, coach, and adviser.  He was married on a baseball diamond in 1951, and, some would say, he never left the field – between playing infield with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the Mets (where he was an original member), and then as Yankee manager Joe Torre’s right-hand man and bench coach on four World Series championship teams.  He died recently at the age of 83.  And you can hear his conversation with Leonard Lopate from April 2001. 

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Guest Picks: Audra McDonald

Thursday, June 05, 2014

5-time Tony winner Audra McDonald was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her role as Billie Holiday in Broadway's "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill." She also told us that she loves peanut butter cups. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Our Interviews with This Year's Tony Nominees

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Ahead of the Tony Awards tonight, hear conversations with Neil Patrick Harris, Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald, and other Tony nominees who passed through the Lopate studio this year.

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Guest Picks: Anika Noni Rose

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Anika Noni Rose was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her Tony-nominated portrayal of Beneatha in the Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun." She also told us that she loves to surf. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Alisa Weilerstein

Monday, June 02, 2014

Alisa Weilerstein was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her upcoming performance as part of the New York Philharmonic's Biennial. She also told us that she's a fan of Venezuelan baseball. Find out what else the cellist is a fan of! 

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Guest Picks: Sebastian Junger

Friday, May 30, 2014

Author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger was on the Lopate Show May 30, 2014, to talk about his documentary "Korengal," about American soldiers fighting the war in Afghanistan. He relies on whiskey for comfort.

 

What have you read or seen over the past year that moved or surprised you?

     Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

 

What are you listening to right now?

     Them Crooked Vultures

 

What’s the last great book you read?

     The Secular Conscience by Austin Pacey

 

What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?

     Competitive distance running

 

What’s your favorite comfort food?

     Whiskey

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Guest Picks: Thomas Schumacher

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Producer Thomas Schumacher was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about bringing Aladdin to the Broadway stage. He also told us about his unusual pets!

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Guest Picks: James Monroe Iglehart

Thursday, May 29, 2014

James Monroe Iglehart was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his Tony-nominated portrayal of Genie in the Broadway musical, "Aladdin." He also told us what he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Jan Glier Reeder

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Jan Reeder, Consulting Curator for the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discussed the exhibition "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on May 28, 2014. She shared a few of her favorite things with us.

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Guest Picks: Harold Koda

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Harold Koda, Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was here to talk about the exhibition "Charles James: Beyond Fashion." His Guest Picks reveal his wide range of interests.

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Video: Jane Austen and George Eliot Changed Adelle Waldman's Life

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

When Adelle Waldman was a guest on the Lopate Show to discuss her novel The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. she talked about some favorite books and why Philip Roth's Sabbath's Theater blew her away.

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Tributes: Arthur Gelb

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Arthur Gelb was one of those quintessential success stories: he rose from being a copy boy in 1944 to managing editor of The New York Times.  In the many years before he retired in 1989, Gelb was a passionate presence at the paper – writing for the culture pages, developing daily stand-alone sections like Sports-Monday, Science Times, Dining, Home, and Weekend.  He admitted, at one point, that “I’m not sure I would have wanted to work for me when I was an editor.  I was well aware that not every reporter was eager to chase down the countless (if sometimes dubious) leads I proposed – and some eyed me as though I were some kind of madman.”  He died at the age of 90.  But you can still hear Leonard’s conversation with Gelb in 2003.

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Recipe: Sheer Berenj (Rice Pudding)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The familiar sweet creaminess of rice pudding, made extra special with fragrant rose water and cardamom.

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Recipe: Burani Bonjon (Eggplant with Yogurt Sauce)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A classic Afghan vegetarian dish, with creamy, fried eggplants stewed in a coriander broth with tomatoes and chile peppers, topped with yogurt sauce and sprinkled with dried mint.

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Guest Picks: Will Eno

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Playwright Will Eno was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about "The Realistic Jonses," his play on Broadway. He also told us about his baseball allegiances and his questionable favorite comfort food. 

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Guest Picks: Willie Randolph

Friday, May 16, 2014

Former Yankees second baseman and former Mets manager Willie Randolph was on the Leonard Lopate Show, talking about his life in baseball. He also told us about his love of fishing. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Michael Mayer

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Director Michael Mayer was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," along with the show's star. Neil Patrick Harris. Mayer also told us what he's been reading, watching, and eating lately. 

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Tributes: Malik Bendjelloul

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The musician from Detroit known as Rodriguez had produced only 2 albums in the early 1970s before he vanished from the music scene. Many assumed he was dead. But meanwhile his music went on to inspire many in South Africa, where he became something of a superstar. On a trip to Cape Town in 2006 the Swedish filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul uncovered Rodriguez’ story, and eventually, he found Rodriguez – and the result was what would become the Oscar-winning documentary, "Searching for Sugarman." Malik Bendjelloul was recently found dead in Stockholm.  He was 36.  You can hear his 2012 conversation with Leonard and Rodriguez.

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