Arthur Laurents was a triple threat: a playwright, screenwriter, and director behind two landmark Broadway shows, West Side Story and Gypsy - as well as the film, The Way We Were. He once wrote, "Entertainment is dessert, it needs to be balanced by the main course, theater of substance." He was responsible for a lot of both! He died at the age of 93. You can hear his last interview with Leonard from 2004.
Tom Wopat is a fan of Bluegrass! Find out what else he told us after a recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Aaron Tveit from "Catch Me If You Can" on Broadway shares some of his favorite picks.
Dick Van Dyke is a fan of computer animation. Find out what else he told us by reading more!
Richard Tuttle shares some of his favorite picks after his recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Famed music executive Peter Asher reveals to The Leonard Lopate Show what he is reading and watching.
"The Book of Mormon" star Josh Gad is a fan of all things Disney! Find out what else he told us after his recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Broadway star Andrew Rannells stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his role in "The Book of Mormon," and shared some of what he's been reading and listening to lately with us!
Read some of Mischa Merz's favorite tv shows, books, and more.
Comedian Demetri Martin finds industrial and interior design fascinating. Find out what else he told us by reading more.
Funnyman Gilbert Gottfried shares some of his favorite things after a recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.
On Wednesday, photojournalist Tim Hetherington was killed in a mortar attack in Misurata, Libya. Photojournalist Chris Hondros was also killed in the attack and two other photojournalists were wounded.
Leonard spoke to Tim Hetherington and co-director Sebastian Junger in 2010 about their film, Restrepo, which chronicled the deployment of a platoon of American soldiers sent to one of the most dangerous outposts in Afghanistan. He also spoke to them in 2007 while they were covering that conflict for Vanity Fair:
Hetherington had also covered conflicts in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria.
Tina Fey told us what she has been reading and listening to lately. Curious what she said? Read more to find out!
Sidney Lumet once wrote, “While the goal of all movies is to entertain, the kind of film in which I believe goes one step further. It compels the spectator to examine one facet or another of his own conscience. It stimulates thought and sets the mental juices flowing.” This is something the filmmaker did from his very first movie, “12 Angry Men” in 1957, through “Serpico,” and “Dog Day Afternoon” to “The Verdict.” Sidney Lumet died at the age of 86 from lymphoma. You can hear his last interview with Leonard from 2007 when he was joined by Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke for “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.”
What are some of puppeteer Adrian Kohler's favorite picks? Read more to find out.
Puppeteer Basil Jones stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about a new production of "War Horse" and shared some of his favorite picks with us.
Fisher Stevens' favorite comfort food is red velvet cupcakes! Find out what else he told us after a recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Read more to find out what John Leguizamo is reading and watching!
What is Katherine Leiner a fan of that you wouldn't expect? Find out what she told us after her recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Mike Yezzi stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about some of his favorite movies, books, and more.