A Little Drama, A Lot of Dance

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Today, we’ll talk to director Gordon Edelstein and two-time Tony-winner Judith Ivey about their radically new production of “The Glass Menagerie.” Then, dance pioneer Anna Halprin and filmmaker Ruedi Gerber discuss the documentary “Breath Made Visible.” Also, an examination of the art of burlesque and why the form is enjoying something of a renaissance. Plus our latest Please Explain is all about what happens to all that plastic that's recycled!

“The Glass Menagerie”

Gordon Edelstein, director of a new production of “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams, and two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey, who plays matriarch Amanda Wingfield, discuss the classic American drama and this daring new production. It’s playing at the Roundabout Theater Company’s Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre through ...

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Planets with Backwards Orbits?

Earlier this month a group of European astronomers announced that they have discovered distant planets which orbit their suns the wrong way. The discovery has shattered the way scientists thought planets formed. For more, we'll speak with Derrick Pitts, the chief astronomer of the Franklin Institute Science Museum.

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Anna Halprin

Dance pioneer Anna Halprin and filmmaker Ruedi Gerber discuss the documentary “Breath Made Visible.” It's the first feature-length documentary on the life and career of Anna Halprin (who will turn 90 years old in July), who redefined our notions of modern art and the power of dance. The film opens ...


"Behind the Burly Q"

Filmmaker Leslie Zemeckis discusses her documentary “Behind the Burly Q,” a comprehensive look at burlesque as told by the women performers themselves. April March, one of the dancers featured in the film, also joins us. The documentary focuses on all the performers of the Burlesque era--including male comedians, novelty acts, ...

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Please Explain: Recycling Plastic

Our latest Please Explain is all about plastic recycling! Eric Goldstein, senior attorney in the Natural Resource Defense Council's New York office and co-director of NRDC's urban program, joins us to explain what happens after plastic is tossed into the recycling bin and goes through the process ...

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Leonard's Questions: Gordon Edelstein

Gordon Edelstein let us know what he's into after a recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.


Leonard's Questions: Judith Ivey

Judith Ivey came on the show to talk about her work in an upcoming film and share some of her favorite picks with us.


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