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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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Getting To Know The Real Story Was Key To Broadway's 'King And I' Revival

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The musical's heroine was inspired by an English-Indian governess who really did travel to the king of Siam's court. The revival, directed by Bartlett Sher, has received nine Tony nominations.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Why We Have Pets, How To Eat Spaghetti, Kristin Chenoweth

Friday, May 01, 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

Guest Picks: Austin Pendleton

Friday, May 01, 2015

The director was on the show to talk about his new staging of "Hamlet." We were glad to see that he's retained his love of milkshakes. 

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WNYC News

In the Living Room with a Gay Dad and a Lesbian Daughter

Friday, May 01, 2015

"Fun Home" transforms cartoonist Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir into an affecting, yet buoyant, chamber musical.

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Studio 360

“An American in Paris” Dances Its Way to the Stage

Thursday, April 30, 2015

“An American in Paris” is one of Hollywood’s most famous Golden Age musicals. Now it's a Broadway musical, up for 12 Tony Awards.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Scheming and Suspense "On the Twentieth Century"

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Actors Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, and director Scott Ellis, discuss the new Broadway production of “On the Twentieth Century,” about a bankrupt theater producer's new schemes.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Chaos, Hysteria, and a Wedding in a New Comedy

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A new comedy about two families from different backgrounds who come together to celebrate a wedding. When an unexpected guest arrives, an already stressful event turns to chaos.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Peter Sarsgaard's Modern "Hamlet"

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Peter Sarsgaard and Austin Pendleton discuss the Classic Stage Company’s new production of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Backstage Broadway

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Tony-Award winning Broadway producer David Black shares stories from his long career and the people he met, from Laurence Olivier and Julie Harris, to Donald Trump and Richard Nixon.

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All Things Considered

Director Julie Taymor Steers A 'Grounded' Portrait Of A Drone Pilot

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The political, one-woman play starring Anne Hathaway seems to be the opposite of what Taymor — the creative force behind Broadway's The Lion King and Spider-Man musical — is known for.

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The Hard Work And Close Bonds Of Competitive College A Cappella

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Pitch Perfect may have made the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella look like a personality contest, but the real competition takes long hours and exacting musicianship.

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WNYC News

'King and I' Waltzes onto Broadway

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A new revival of the 1951 production maintains the sweep and romance of the original Rodgers and Hammerstein show while toning down the more problematic parts. 

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The Greene Space

1970: Jitney | Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Friday, April 24, 2015

Set in a worn-down gypsy cab station in Pittsburgh, the story of men hustling to make a living as jitneys — unofficial and unlicensed taxi cabs. Audio release date: Sun, June 7.

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WNYC News

The Pure Pleasure of 'An American in Paris'

Friday, April 24, 2015

Once a 1950s movie classic, it's now a Broadway musical. It's fresh — and fantastic.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Lesley Manville

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Olivier Award-winning actress is both a fan and friend of Lulu! 

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All Things Considered

Actors' Equity Implements $9 Minimum Wage For LA's Small Theaters

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Less than a week after union members in LA overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to make small theaters pay their performers minimum wage, Actors' Equity decided to go ahead and implement it anyway. Many say the move could force many 99-seat theaters in LA to close.

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The Takeaway

Justice Antonin Scalia: Art Imitates Life

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"The Originalist," a world-premiere play at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage, explores the personality and legacy of an atypical theatrical character: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Toll of Denial, Love and Marriage on Trial, and Art Imitating Life

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Takeaway explores the West's role in the Mediterranean refugee crisis, same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, and a new play on Justice Antonin Scalia. 

WNYC News

When a Puppet Goes Bad

Friday, April 17, 2015

After the success of Avenue Q, puppets are back on Broadway in "Hand to God."

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