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Friday, May 16, 2008

Toyota's hybrid model, Prius, has just hit 1 million in sales. Please Explain is all about how hybrid cars work, and how they might change the future of automobiles. Also: Bebe Neuwirth makes her nightclub debut. And Jonathan Miller on directing a new production of Cimarosa's comic opera Il matrimonio segreto at BAM.

Guests:

Jonathan Miller and Bebe Neuwirth

Please Explain: Hybrid Cars

As gas prices rise, more consumers are turning to hybrid cars like the Toyota Prius. Find out how hybrid cars work, which ones are the most efficient, the potential risks to the owner and to pedestrians, and the future of hybrid cars -- especially the 100mpg hybrid plug-in vehicles. John ...

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Bebe Neuwirth’s Nightclub Debut

Bebe Neuwirth, star of Chicago and Damn Yankees, makes her nightclub debut in “Stories with Piano” at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency (540 Park Avenue) from May 20-May 31.

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Italian Comic Opera at BAM

Jonathan Miller directs a new production of Domenico Cimarosa's comic opera treasure Il matrimonio segreto (1792) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It’s staged in its original 18th century setting, and runs through June 4. For more information about showtimes and tickets, go here. Miller was ...

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