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Here's The Thing

Edie Falco: Don't Hold the Door for Me

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The star of Nurse Jackie and The Sopranos is a cancer survivor, a recovering addict, and a single mother. She does not want your sympathy; she just wants some nice people on set.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Joseph Stiglitz, Nick Kroll on "Adult Beginners" & "Wolf Hall"

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's favorite segment's from the week, in case you missed them! 
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Cokie Roberts, Kate Mulgrew, Kehinde Wiley, The Theremin!

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's favorite segment's from the week, in case you missed them! 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chris Messina's Directorial Debut

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Actor and director Chris Messina (Mindy Project, Argo) discusses his new film "Alex of Venice" and his new act -- movie director.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Christopher Walken Returns!

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The beloved actor and performer will talk about filling in for Leonard, and what he’s been up to lately.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Does Acting Matter?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Film writer and author David Thomson argues that good acting serves a bigger purpose than simple entertainment. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Boston’s Blizzards; Possible Sandy Fraud & the Black Fashion Paradox

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Possible Sandy insurance fraud; the black fashion paradox; how Bostonians are coping with all that snow; NJ blue laws and why great acting is about so much more than just entertainment. 

NYPR Archives & Preservation

Shakespeare in the Park in 1962

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Various actors and Joseph Papp, producer and director of the Shakespeare Festival in 1962, describe the magic behind the event.
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Here's The Thing

Sarah Jessica Parker Almost Said No to 'Sex in the City'

Monday, February 02, 2015

Sarah Jessica Parker talks to Alec Baldwin about being Carrie Bradshaw, and explains why acting is a group effort.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Coming of Age Vampire Romance That Isn't Twilight

Friday, January 23, 2015

When a series of mysterious killings plagues a neighborhood, two young misfits forge a deep connection, in John Tiffany's production of Let The Right One In.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Martin Short, Back on Broadway

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Martin Short co-stars with Matthew Broderick in "It's Only a Play."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Al Pacino is a Depressed Shakespearean Stage Actor

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Or at least he plays one in his latest film, an adaption of a Philip Roth novel. Guest host Joy Behar talks to the man behind Michael Corleone and numerous iconic movie roles.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tracing Muslim Identity on New York's Biggest Stages

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar on moving 'Disgraced' from Lincoln Center to Broadway, in discussion with Aasif Mandvi

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside Martha Plimpton's Acting Studio

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Emmy Award-winning actress filled in for Leonard, and lent her expertise to Please Explain about acting.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside The Mind Of An Actor

Friday, January 16, 2015

For this week's Please Explain, we learn about a discipline very close to Martha Plimpton's heart: acting! 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Sailing, Activist Medical Clinic; The Ins and Outs of Acting

Friday, January 16, 2015

Martha Plimpton guest hosts. Bringing access to abortion by sea. Stories from the AIDS epidemic. The film "Little Accidents." Please Explain Acting!

Here's The Thing

Julie Andrews Found Truth in Camp

Monday, January 05, 2015

In this candid interview, the actress perhaps best known as the prim icon Mary Poppins discusses her early life on the "wrong side of tracks," where she got her start in vaudeville.

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Here's The Thing

Alec Baldwin Talks to Oscar Winner Julianne Moore About 'Still Alice'

Monday, December 08, 2014

There’s a select club of actors for whom names like "Edge" and "Days" mean something; Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore are both members. Hear them discuss life during and after soaps. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Andrea Martin, Adolescence, Abraham Lincoln

Friday, November 28, 2014

Some favorite recent interviews: The rocky road of adolescence. Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. An art dealer who fled Vichy France for America. Comic actress Andrea Martin.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Andrea Martin: Perky, Funny, Scene-Stealer

Friday, November 28, 2014

Multiple Tony and Emmy-awarding winning actress Andrea Martin shares stories from her life in show business—from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" to "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and more.

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