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WNYC News

'Grounded' Takes Flight at the Public

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Anne Hathaway portrays a drone pilot in this one-woman show directed by Julie Taymor.

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Around Broadway

'Buzzer' Confronts Neighborhood Dynamics in Brooklyn

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The new Off Broadway play “Buzzer,” by Tracey Scott Wilson, tackles the sometimes fraught subject of urban gentrification.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

New Theater Gets High Profile at 'Under the Radar' Fest

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The Public Theater’s annual festival features an intense and international lineup, including a "remixed" David Foster Wallace essay.

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WNYC News

Festival Brings Theater from Iran and Brazil

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Most plays in this year's edition of the Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival come from abroad.

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WNYC News

In Defense of Straight White Men

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Playwright Young Jean Lee asks: What's a do-gooder liberal guy to do?

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WQXR Features

Ticket Giveaway: Happy Birthday to The Bard

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Today is Shakespeare's 450th birthday. You’ll also have a chance to win a pair of tickets to Shakespeare in the Park this summer and a one-year membership to the Public Theater.

Soundcheck

Pick Three: Lisa Kron

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Lisa Kron, who wrote the book and lyrics for the acclaimed new musical Fun Home, joins us to share her Pick Three playlist.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Jeanine Tesori

Monday, November 04, 2013

Find out what "Fun Home" composer Jeanine Tesori is a fan of!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Sam Gold

Monday, November 04, 2013

Find out what "Fun Home" director Sam Gold  is a fan of!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Fun Home at the Public Theater

Monday, November 04, 2013

A play based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel.

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Conducting Business

State of the Arts: Behind the NEA Survey

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Watch the archived webcast on the future of arts audiences, which comes on the heels of a new NEA survey on public participation. It showed a decline in Americans' arts consumption.

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Around Broadway

Shakespeare in the Park Kicks Off with Kid-Friendly Comedy

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Delacorte Theater unwraps itself for Shakespeare in the Park. The Public Theater presents two free Shakespeare works this season: The Comedy of Errors and later in the season, Love’s Labors Lost.

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Features

Sonnets and Couplets: Shakespeare in the Park is back at the Delacorte Theater

Monday, June 06, 2011

Starting Monday, free tickets to the annual city tradition of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater, which is produced by The Public Theater, will be up for grabs.

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Features

Theater Reviews: 'Compulsion' at the Public Theater

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Compulsion" brings the story of a man obsessed with being remembered to the Public Theater. Written by Rinne Groff and directed by Oskar Eustis.

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Studio 360

Andrew Jackson Rules

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Part history lesson, part satire, part blood bath — a lovely night at the theater, no? “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” (now up at New York’s Public Theater) is a singing, dancing, punk-rocking rollick through the 7th presidency.

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Features

Thorny Questions In 'The Book Of Grace'

Friday, March 19, 2010

Suzan-Lori Parks' new play tells the story of a step-mother trying to repair her family at odds. Read more.

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Studio 360

Genius Savant

Monday, November 30, 2009

It may surprise some people that movie star Willem Dafoe (Spiderman, The English Patient, Platoon) has roots deep in the stages of experimental theater. Dafoe was a founding member of The Wooster Group in New York, along with director Elizabeth LeCompte and Spalding Gray. Recently, I was lucky enough to catch him back in his old stomping grounds in Richard Foreman's 'Idiot Savant' at the Public Theater.

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