Weekend Staff Picks: Murder, Manpower & Feminists
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Check out some of the events around town which some WNYC staff members are suggesting for this weekend.
RICHARD YEH, news producer: Opening on Broadway this weekend is A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which Richard saw while the production was in previews. "It's the funniest thing I've ever seen on Broadway," said Richard, "the lead character also dies eight times."
NOAH KARDOS-FEIN, listener services associate: An appreciator of art, Noah heard Leonard Lopate's interview with sculptor Richard Serra on his exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery. "It's awe-inspiring to see these in person because they are pieces you can usually walk inside of," said Noah.
ANDREA BERNSTEIN, metro editor: It's an all-feminist weekend for Andrea. First, she suggests heading to the Brooklyn Museum for Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey which features some 50 pieces, including her large-scale collages. Andrea then suggests a newly-extended musical at the Public Theater called Fun Home, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. Then it's time for a flick called Blue is the Warmest Color by acclaimed French film maker Abdellatif Kechiche. The movie received some criticism for its graphic lesbian sex scene — some say it's too voyeuristic — but Andrea said, "most heterosexual movies are much more voyeuristic."