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Broadway Graced by Disgraced

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

A short Off-Broadway run in 2012 was New York’s introduction to "Disgraced," which is coming back, this time on Broadway and with bigger credentials.

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WNYC News

The Play That Changed Tom Stoppard

Sunday, November 02, 2014

"The Real Thing," which is back on Broadway, shows the emotional side of the famous playwright of cerebral works. 

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WNYC News

Three Movie Stars, One Loveless Take on Marriage

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Ewan McGregor, Cynthia Nixon and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in a chilly production of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing," now on Broadway.

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WNYC News

It's the Women Who Light Up This 'Town'

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Three sailors are at the center of the beloved musical "On the Town," with music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein. But it's the female characters who make this production dance.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Loving New York City, Matthew Broderick & Marilynne Robinson

Friday, October 24, 2014

This week: reasons to love New York City, Matthew Broderick on Broadway and Marilynne Robinson's latest book!
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WNYC News

Why Comedies Get Theater Audiences but not Awards

Friday, October 24, 2014

Two theater critics debate which plays are funny, which are not, and why they are often overlooked.

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WNYC News

The Best Place to Spot Women in NYC? Broadway

Monday, October 20, 2014

Almost 70% of the Broadway audience is female, and that percentage is growing. The trend is a deciding factor on what succeeds or not on the Great White Way.

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The Takeaway

Disgraced: A Play About Faith, Family, and the Politics of Both

Friday, October 17, 2014

Opening next week is "Disgraced," a new Broadway play that centers on two couples grappling over issues of faith, family and the politics of both.

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Soundcheck

Leonard Bernstein's 'On The Town' Is Back On Broadway

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"New York, New York" and "Lonely Town" are just two of the many memorable songs from Bernstein's progressive and raunchy musical. 

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Around Broadway

All-Star Cast Makes It's Only a Play a Hot Ticket

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The hottest-selling show on Broadway this fall is, surprisingly, not a musical. Instead, it’s the star-studded revival of Terrence McNally’s 1982 comedy "It’s Only a Play."

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Soundcheck

When Music And Politics Collide; Sari Botton's 'Unshakable Love For New York'; Ariel Pink Plays Live

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mario Correa on the intersection of music and politics. Sari Botton on her latest book. And Ariel Pink performs in the Soundcheck studio.

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WNYC News

When a Theater Critic Becomes a Character: A Review

Friday, October 10, 2014

The New York Times's Ben Brantley offers his take on "It's Only a Play," where he appears as a character, plus other productions on and Off-Broadway.

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Studio 360

American Icons: Fiddler on the Roof

Friday, October 10, 2014

How a milkman from a Russian shtetl became a Broadway star and a hero of postwar American culture.

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WNYC News

It's Raining Cats and Dogs in the Theater

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Broadway revival of “You Can’t Take It With You” is the latest production to include animals, in a long tradition that goes back to ancient cultures. 

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Around Broadway

Love Letters, It’s All in the Words

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Love Letters" has been seen in innumerable regional and amateur theater productions since it debuted in 1988. Its popularity has something to do with its simplicity.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Leonard Lopate Talks with Ayad Akhtar and Cast of Broadway's 'Disgraced'

Friday, September 19, 2014

Leonard Lopate talks race, identity and the Broadway play "Disgraced" with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar and actors Josh Radnor, Karen Pittman and Hari Dhillon.

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Features

Enrapturing Audiences with the Music of Carole King

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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 With eight shows a week, the Tony Award winning star of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, is working on keeping it fresh.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Kenneth Lonergan's "This Is Our Youth" Is Back and Younger Than Ever

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kenneth Lonergan talks about his 1996 play "This Is Our Youth," now on Broadway, which stars Kieran Culkin.

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Studio 360

Cyndi Lauper, The Little Engine That Could

Monday, September 15, 2014

Alan Cumming is guest-hosting Studio 360 and his first priority was a sit-down with Cyndi Lauper, who is still reinventing her career after 30 years in pop music.
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The Greene Space

Watch: Ayad Akhtar on Bringing His Pulitzer-Winning Play to Broadway

Friday, September 12, 2014

The playwright talks about the process of writing "Disgraced" and its upcoming Broadway premiere. 

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