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New Musical Captures Great Migration & Journey Towards American Dream

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The new musical "Stagger Lee"  features songs that tell the stories of the goodbyes and farewells that came with the Great Migration, a journey made by millions that reshaped our nation.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Dave Malloy, who created the show “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” actor Blake DeLong, and director Rachel Chavkin discuss their unusual production. It’s an electropop opera slice of War and Peace, and it’s playing at Kazino through September 1.

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Oskar Eustis, Kevin Kline, and Jeffrey Wright Celebrate the Delacorte's 50th Anniversary

Monday, June 11, 2012

Oskar Eustis, artistic director at the Public Theater, and Shakespeare in the Park alumni Kevin Kline and Jeffrey Wright talk about celebrating the 50th anniversary the Delacorte Theater and the 2012 season of Shakespeare in the Park, which includes Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” and Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical “Into the Woods.”

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Harry Belafonte on His Life and Work

Friday, December 30, 2011

Harry Belafonte talks about his life—as an actor musician, and passionate activist. In his memoir, My Song, he writes of his close friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr.; his role as a conduit between Dr. King and the Kennedys; and his friendships with Paul Robeson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sidney Poitier, Marlon Brando, Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro, Tony Bennett, Bill Clinton, and turns an admiring and critical eye on our country’s cultural past.

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Harry Belafonte

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Harry Belafonte talks about his life—as an actor musician, and passionate activist. In his memoir, My Song, he writes of his close friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr.; his role as a conduit between Dr. King and the Kennedys; and his friendships with Paul Robeson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sidney Poitier, Marlon Brando, Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro, Tony Bennett, Bill Clinton, and turns an admiring and critical eye on our country’s cultural past.

The documentary “Sing Your Song,” about the life of Harry Belafonte, premieres October 17 on HBO.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Friday, September 30, 2011

Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks about his acting career and his new movie "50/50," about a young man whose life changes when he's diagnosed with cancer. The screenplay was written by Will Reiser, based on his own experiences, and stars Seth Rogen as the best friend. He also discusses hitRECord, a collaborative production company he started about five years ago. The first anthology of work, RECollection, features short films and videos, original songs, stories, poems, illustrations, photography.

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Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Playwright Sir Tom Stoppard and actors Billy Crudup and Tom Riley discuss the new production of Stoppard’s comedy “Arcadia.” The play is set on an English estate in the early 19th century and in the present day, and it explores ideas from physics to geometry, poetry, Lord Byron, thermodynamics, English garden design, Romanticism, passion, and sex. “Arcadia” is playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre through June 19.

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Gruesome Playground Injuries

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jennifer Carpenter and Pablo Schreiber discuss their roles in Rajiv Joseph’s “Gruesome Playground Injuries.” The play is a dark, romantic saga that explores the cost of wounded friendships. Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. “Gruesome Playground Injuries” opens on Monday, January 31, at Second Stage Theatre.

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