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The Big Tony Nomination Surprise

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

WNYC
WNYC's theater critic looks at who made it — and who didn't.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Makes Your Downtown Great?

Monday, April 20, 2015

Vibrant downtowns don't just magically appear -- they're the result of deliberate, careful planning through the years. What makes your downtown so great, and how did it get that way?

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WNYC News

The Bible and Pakistan in a Brooklyn Gallery

Sunday, April 19, 2015

WNYC
A new show by art students features sculpture, painting and other media set around the theme of finding a sense of place connected to where the artists are from.

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Studio 360

The Best Ever Batman vs. Darth Vader Death Match

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Aaron Schoenke makes what may be the best fan videos on the internet by pitting favorite characters against each other and watching them battle it out.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Eva-Maria Westbroek Plays an Unhappy Housewife in an Opera Stalin Hated

Monday, November 24, 2014

Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, tells us about playing the title character, an unhappy housewife named Katerina Ismailova, in Shostakovic’s opera “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.”

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Vocalist Sheila Jordan's 70 Years in Jazz

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sheila Jordan tells how she went from poverty in Pennsylvania's coal-mining country to success as a jazz vocalist.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

'Riding the Midnight Express' Tells the Tale of Escaping a Turkish Prison

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Billy Hayes' new one-man show at the Barrow Street Theatre is about his experience as a prisoner in Turkey and how he managed to escape to freedom in a rowboat.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks on 'Father Comes Home From The Wars,' a Civil War Drama

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and actors Sterling Brown and Jeremie Harris discuss the Public Theater production set over the course of the Civil War.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

'Nightcrawler' Is a Thriller Set in LA's Seedy Underbelly

Friday, October 31, 2014

Director Dan Gilroy and his brother, producer Tony Gilroy, talk about their new film, which follows a crime reporter chasing stories in LA's nocturnal underbelly.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

'Found' the Musical Is Based on Lost Notes and Messages

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The co-writer and two stars of  "Found" talk about creating a musical based Davy Rothbart's popular Found magazine and books.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Time Is of the Essence: How to Cook Everything Fast, 100 Years of Dylan Thomas

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mark Bittman talks about his latest helpful cookbook, How to Cook Everything Fast. And actor Michael Sheen talks about "Under Milk Wood" by Dylan Thomas.

The Leonard Lopate Show

A Centennial Celebration of Dylan Thomas' 'Play for Voices'

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The poet premiered “Under Milk Wood” at New York’s 92nd Street Y in 1953, and actor Michael Sheen is directing and starring in a live broadcast reading of it on Sunday at 92Y.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

It's Not 'Only a Play' When Matthew Broderick's in It

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

It's a bonafide Broadway hit. His current show, "It's Only a Play," has already set an all-time box office record, and Broderick stopped by to talk jokes and NY1.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Killer Heels at the Brooklyn Museum

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The exhibition includes more than 160 artfully crafted high heels from the 17th century through today and explores how the heel became an iconic object of desire.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Film 'Diplomacy' Imagines the Confrontation that Saved Paris During WWII

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Oscar-winning German director talks about his latest film, about preventing the destruction of Paris when the Allies took the city back from the Nazis. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Remembering Actor, Choreographer, Director, Dancer, Painter, Costume Designer, and Singer Geoffrey Holder

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Tony winner is probably best remembered for playing Punjab in the 1982 film "Annie."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Color and Form: Henri Matisse's Cut-Outs at MoMA

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Curator Jodi Hauptman and conservator Karl Buchberg talk about the Museum of Modern Art’s groundbreaking exhibition “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs.”

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The Leonard Lopate Show

MAD Magazine, Superheroes, and Inventing the Comics

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Drew Friedman and Al Jaffee talk about the famous and not-so-famous men and women cartoonists who created superheroes, Mad magazine, and more.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Remembering Marian Seldes

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Marian Seldes had an enviable career that spanned six decades, and included the stage, screen, radio, and television. Listen to her on the Leonard Lopate Show in 2003 and in 2004.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bringing 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' to the Stage

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Simon Stephens talks about his play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” based on the novel by Mark Haddon, with Alexander Sharp, who stars in it.

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