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WNYC News

A Sad But Funny Take on Growing Up

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Michael Cera and Tavi Gevinson star in a Broadway revival of "This is Our Youth."

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WNYC News

Bus Boys and Poultry Workers on Stage

Friday, September 19, 2014

Two playwrights discuss writing funny theater about the immigrant experience. 

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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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Studio 360

Cyndi Lauper: The Way She Talks

Friday, September 19, 2014

With a Tony Award for Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper is still finding new twists in her career 30 years after “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”

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Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.

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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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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bringing More Color and Diversity to the Great White Way

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NPR’s Michel Martin and playwrights Kristoffer Diaz and Ayad Akhtar discuss race and diversity on Broadway and look at the ways artists are changing theater.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Major Players: Lasker Award Winners, a Master Art Forger, Race and Theater

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Two of this year’s Lasker Award winners. Kenneth Lonergan and Kieran Culkin on “This Is Our Youth.” Art forger Mark Landis. A look race in theater and how race is explored onstage.

Kids, Pants, Booze, Music: Trouble In River City And Always

Monday, September 15, 2014

There's nothing new about the feeling that the culture is in constant decline or the ease of exploiting that feeling — just ask the fictional protagonist of a classic American musical.

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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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WNYC News

It's Not Only a Play — It Has a Movie Star

Friday, September 12, 2014

Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman and Mia Farrow are just a few of the big stars appearing on Broadway this season. And that's not counting the star-studded "It's Only a Play."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Life Lessons: Issues in Education, Our Digital Imprint, Coping with ADHD

Monday, September 08, 2014

The history of public school teaching in the United States. Ira Glass and Monica Bill Barnes on “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host.” What is cyberconsciousness? Living with ADHD.

Studio 360

The Rise and Rise of Tavi Gevinson

Friday, September 05, 2014

Before she had even started high school, Tavi Gevinson’s style blog won her fame in the fashion world (and got her funny looks in math class). Now she’s about to become a Broadway star.

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Studio 360

Be Our Guest (Host)

Friday, September 05, 2014

Kurt Andersen tries to prepare Alan Cumming for what’s he’s getting into when he guest hosts Studio 360 this month.

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Syrian Artists Denied Visas, And A Voice In The U.S.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

U.S. performances of Syria: The Trojan Women are postponed, but NPR's Scott Simon says when art stops at the border, American audiences are the ones who miss out.

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Fishko Files

Kitchen Sink Realism

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A play called Look Back in Anger is said to have changed British theater forever. 

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Fresh Air

From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

While fans were watching him portray Walt in Breaking Bad's final episodes, Cranston was already reinventing himself — playing Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way. Originally broadcast March 27.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale'

Monday, August 25, 2014

The production blends of professional actors, community members, and special guests, as part of the Public Theater's Public Works project.

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