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Broadway Veteran Marian Seldes Dies At 86

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Seldes was a distinctive presence on Broadway performing in the works of Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett and Edward Albee among others. She won a Tony Award in 1965.

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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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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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Morning Edition

Tony Award Winner Geoffrey Holder Dies At 84

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A legend of the dance world has died. The multi-talented Geoffrey Holder was also an actor and a visual artist. He died Sunday of complications from pneumonia. He was 84.

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Morning Edition

The Unadaptable 'Curious Incident' Gets A Stage Adaptation

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Author Mark Haddon never imagined The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time would work as a play — he judged his writing by its unadaptability. But now it is one, and critics are loving it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Life and Death, Mystery and Music

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Atul Gawande on how medicine can improve how we die. Playwright and star of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Reconsidering Jefferson Davis. Joe Perry on Aerosmith.

Seeing Neurological Patients As Characters, Not Case Studies

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Legendary theater director Peter Brook is working on a new play centered on people with unusual conditions — like synesthesia, extraordinary memory or the inability to sense their own bodies.

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WNYC News

Why Not Just Have Fun?

Sunday, October 05, 2014

James Earl Jones and Rose Byrne star in a delightful Broadway romantic comedy.

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Star-Studded Broadway Show Opens, But 'It's Only A Play'

Saturday, October 04, 2014

It's Only a Play is a comedy about a theater crew and critic joking together while awaiting reviews. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with co-stars F. Murray Abraham and Megan Mullally about the production.

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WNYC News

Sexting and Nuclear Talks: Off-Broadway's Take on Politics

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Two new Off-Broadway productions, Lee Blessing's "A Walk in the Woods" and Mario Correa's "Tail! Spin!" look at hypocrisy from very different points of view.

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TED Radio Hour

How Do You Get Over Writer's Block?

Friday, October 03, 2014

After a nasty bout of writer's block that stretched on for nearly a decade, Sting found inspiration by channeling the stories of the shipyard workers he knew from his childhood.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tom Stoppard's 'Indian Ink' with Rosemary Harris

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Playwright Tom Stoppard discusses his play “Indian Ink,” along with Tony and Golden Globe Award winner Rosemary Harris, who stars in it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tennessee Williams' Hidden Drama

Monday, September 29, 2014

Tennessee Williams's plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. 

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Invention and Creativity in Business and Art

Monday, September 29, 2014

How Google works. Poet Richard Blanco. John Lahr on Tennessee Williams. How things like refrigeration, clocks, eyeglass lenses and Wi-Fi were invented.

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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WNYC News

A Dream by the Hudson River

Friday, September 26, 2014

Argentinian artist Fernando Rubio's "Everything by my side" is being performed for the first time in the U.S. — at Hudson River Park's Pier 45.

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Andrea Martin on Acting, Family, and Chimps in Tutus

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Multiple Tony and Emmy-awarding winning actress Andrea Martin shares stories from her life in show business—from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" to "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and more.

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A Fabulous Musical on the Disco Singer and LGBTQ Pioneer Sylvester

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The flamboyant disco singer Sylvester was a pioneer in the LGBTQ community. He is the subject of the new off-Broadway show “Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical.” 

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Adding Color To 'The Great White Way'

Sunday, September 21, 2014

NPR's Michel Martin asks a panel of award-winning playwrights how diverse artists are challenging Broadway's landscape, and whether it matters.

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For This Job, You Need A Creepy Voice And A Fabulous Scream

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Halloween may seem like it's a long ways away, but haunted houses around the country are already getting ready, and they are looking for aspiring actors who can make the hair on your neck stand up.

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