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Gardening Questions; Florida's Dark Side; "Cornelius" on Stage; Please Explain

Friday, June 21, 2013

Gerard Lordahl, the Greening Director of GrowNYC, answers all your questions about summer gardening! Then T. D. Allman looks at how the state of Florida went from being a swampy backwater to the nation’s fourth most populous state, which is playing a key role in 21st century America. Alan Cox and Emily Barber talk about “Cornelius,” a long forgotten play by J.B. Priestely, one of Britain’s greatest dramatists. Our latest Please Explain is about new insights into Alzheimer’s disease.

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To Be, Or Not To Be (Covered By The AP)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Associated Press won't be reviewing dance, opera or off-Broadway shows anymore. Does it matter?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Shakespeare in the Park's "Comedy of Errors"

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hamish Linklater discuss playing Dromio and Antipholus in “The Comedy of Errors,” one of this summer’s Shakespeare in the Park productions. The play concerns two sets of identical twins who were separated as children and now live as master-servant pairs in rival neighboring cities. It’s an enjoyable mess of mistaken identity, wrongful imprisonment, questionable flirting, and general mayhem. It’s playing at The Public’s Delacorte Theater in Central Park through June 30.

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In NYC, A Play Festival Spotlights Stories Of Disability

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Now in its third year, the "... Our Parts" festival at Theater Breaking Through Barriers runs through June 28. Here and across the country, artists with disabilities are making drama (and comedy) in illuminating ways.

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WNYC News

One-Man and One-Woman Shows Fill NY Stages

Friday, June 14, 2013

Late Hollywood agent Sue Mengers was famous for hosting dinner parties with the likes of Barbra Streisand, Cher, and Bob Fosse. But for the Broadway version of her life, it's Bette Midler on-stage... on her own. The actress is back on the Great White Way for the first time in 40 years with "I'll Eat You Last," and it turns out she's not the only solo theater production around.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Trevor Noah

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Trevor Noah was on our show June 13, 2013. Find out a few of his favorite things!

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Theater Of The Absurd: Have Audiences Lost Their Manners?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Margot Adler looks at Broadway audiences and whether they've gotten more boorish.

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Disruptive Broadway Audiences Master Stage Whisper

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Cell phone rings. Loud talking. Candy wrappers crinkling. Even fights in the aisles. Have Broadway audiences gotten ruder?

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The Tony Awards: Is This The Greatest Awards Show Opening Ever?

Monday, June 10, 2013

There's nothing like theater people, as host Neil Patrick Harris and an army of performers showed in a barn-burner of a number to kick off Sunday night's Tony Awards.

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In The Rush To The Tonys, A Late Glut For Theatergoers

Sunday, June 09, 2013

A whirlwind finish for the Broadway season saw 19 shows open in March and April. Are producers skewing the process in hopes voters will pick fresher shows over faded memories from the fall? Jeff Lunden looks back at a so-so year on the Great White Way.

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Clothes Make The Man (And The Woman, And The Show) On Broadway

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Among the hopefuls who might take home trophies at this weekend's Tony Awards are costume designers William Ivey Long and Dominique Lemieux. Jeff Lunden talks to the two about their work on Cinderella and Pippin, two of the season's better-upholstered revivals.

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John Mellencamp, Stephen King, T-Bone Burnett Make A Musical

Saturday, June 08, 2013

No, it's not the setup to a joke. John Mellencamp, Stephen King and T-Bone Burnett are the creative team behind Ghosts of Darkland County, a stage show based on a true story of small-town tragedy.

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In Middlebury, Vt., Teens Train For Careers In The 'A.R.T.'s

Saturday, June 08, 2013

A successful Broadway set builder took his theater skills back to New England. At the tiny Addison Repertory Theater, a part of the Hannaford Career Center, he teaches all aspects of professional theater to students — some of whom go on to successful careers in Hollywood and New York.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“Lucky Guy”

Friday, June 07, 2013

Director George C. Wolfe and actor Courtney B. Vance talk about Nora Ephron’s play “Lucky Guy,” about the scandal- and graffiti-ridden New York of the 1980s, as told through the story of the charismatic and controversial tabloid columnist Mike McAlary, who won the Pulitzer Prize shortly before his untimely death on Christmas Day, 1998. “Lucky Guy” is playing through July 3 at the Broadhurst Theatre.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Courtney B. Vance

Friday, June 07, 2013

Courtney B. Vance was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his role as Hap Hairston in Nora Ephron's final play, "Lucky Guy." He also told us what he's reading these days.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: George C. Wolfe

Friday, June 07, 2013

Director George C. Wolfe was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about bringing Nora Ephron's final play, "Lucky Guy," to Broadway. He also told us what he's a fan of -- let's just say he's got a sweet tooth.

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Cheyenne Jackson On 'Song Travels'

Friday, June 07, 2013

The Broadway and 30 Rock star performs a stripped-down version of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Good Taste; BBQ Pitmasters; "Lucky Guy"; Please Explain

Friday, June 07, 2013

Tom Vanderbilt discusses what science can tell us about why we like certain foods but not others. We’ll get a preview of this weekend’s Big Apple Barbecue Block Party with three great pitmasters. Director George C. Wolfe and actor Courtney B. Vance talk about bringing Nora Ephron’s play “Lucky Guy” to Broadway. This week’s Please Explain looks at the changes in the new fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders.

Studio 360

Tonys Preview: Remembering Nora Ephron

Friday, June 07, 2013

On Sunday, June 9, Broadway theater will celebrate itself at the 67th Tony Awards. Kurt Andersen spoke with Fiona Shaw, the star (and sole performer) of The Testament of Mary, which is nominated for Best Play; Tracy Letts, up for Best Actor in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf; and Tom Hanks ...

Bonus Track: Kurt Andersen talks with George C. Wolfe

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The Greene Space

Inside Look: Conversations with 2013 Tony Award nominees live in The Greene Space

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The 67th annual Tony Awards are coming up on Sunday, June 9. This past year, we've had a number of cast members from nominated shows sit down in The Greene Space through our Inside Look theater series, including Holland Taylor, Laurie Metcalf, Tony Shalhoub and Judith Light, all nominated for their performances.

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