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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

On today’s show: Jeremy Irons on his return to Broadway after a 25 year hiatus. Then, Chinese novelist Can Xue on her latest book. And, Evan Wright follows his bestseller, Generation Kill, with a new collection about people in search of the American Dream. Plus our latest Projections segment looks at Depression era musicals.

Join us and other WNYC listeners for special screening of Mervyn LeRoy and Busby Berkeley’s Depression era classic "Gold Diggers of 1933" at the Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, TONIGHT April 14th at 7:30 pm (a special cocktail hour starts at 6:30).

The screening is FREE but please RSVP at projections@wnyc.org soon-- seating is running out!

Impressionism

Tony award winner Jeremy Irons has stayed away from Broadway since 1984. We’ll find out what lured him back after a quarter century to star in the new play "Impressionism."
"Impressionism" is playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street. More information and tickets ...

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Five Spice Street

Chinese author Can Xue novel Five Spice Street is a surrealistic story about the residents on an unnamed street and their speculations about a mysterious "Madam X."

Event: Can Xue will be reading
Thursday, April 16, at 4:00 pm
Whitney Humanities Center
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut

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Hella Nation

Award winning writer Evan Wright’s latest project is a collection of stories about people in search of the American dream. It’s called Hella Nation.

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Projections: Depression Era Musicals

We’ll look at how musicals of the 1930’s shaped and were influenced by the political and economic realities of the time. Leonard talks to Daniel Eagan, author of America’s Film Legacy, coming out from Continuum Books, and a film critic at Film Journal, and Jonathan Kahana,

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