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One NY Artist: Playwright David Henry Hwang

Saturday, March 16, 2013

There are thousands of artists is New York City, some scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in studios, basements and on stage.  WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.

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Studio 360

Edie Falco: The Queen of Cable

Friday, March 15, 2013

If we’re living in a "golden age" of television, Edie Falco is its queen. After working for years on network shows, she made the jump to HBO to play a troubled prison guard on Oz, then crossed over to the other side of the law as the matriarch of America’s most famous mafia family in The Sopranos ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: David Henry Hwang

Thursday, March 14, 2013

David Henry Hwang was on the Leonard Lopate Show to discuss his play, "The Dance and the Railroad," at the Signature Theatre Company. He also told us what he's a fan of -- teen pop music, anyone? Find out what else he likes.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

David Henry Hwang's “The Dance and the Railroad”

Thursday, March 14, 2013

David Henry Hwang talks about “The Dance and the Railroad,” presented by Signature Theatre Company. On a California mountaintop in 1867 near the Transcontinental Railroad, two Chinese workers struggle through poverty and hunger to reconnect with the traditions of their homeland. “The Dance and the Railroad” follows the twice-extended “Golden Child” as the second production in the Residency One: David Henry Hwang Series. It’s playing at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bill Irwin and David Shiner on "Old Hats"

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner talk about reuniting for “Old Hats,” a new work combining their inimitable magic, slapstick, and hilarity. “Old Hats” uses music by Nellie McKay and is playing at the Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: David Shiner

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

David Shiner was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with co-star Bill Irwin, to talk about the off-Broadway production of "Old Hats." He also told us that he's a fan of India. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Bill Irwin

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bill Irwinwas on the Leonard Lopate Show, along with his co-star David Shiner, to talk about the off-Broadway production of "Old Hats." He also told us what he's been reading and what he's listening to (always).

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Coach Bob Knight, Sex in the Arab World, "Old Hats"

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

We'll find how attitudes toward sex are shifting in the Arab World. Bill Irwin and David Shiner talk about their new show, "Old Hats." Ruth Ozeki talks about her new novel, The Tale for the Time Being. And legendary basketball coach Bob Knight talks about his career and explains the power of negative thinking.

'The Last Five Years' Returns To New York

Sunday, March 10, 2013

A cult-favorite musical, The Last Five Years is a semi-autobiographical look at one couple's failed marriage. A revival hits off-Broadway this week, and the show's creator Jason Robert Brown joins host Jacki Lyden to talk about the last 11 years of the little show that could.

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WNYC News

Weekend Picks: From Pryor's Daughter One-Woman Show to a Carnegie Hall Recital

Saturday, March 09, 2013

There are always too many cultural options in New York City. For those who need some help deciding what to do, here are some tips from the WNYC staff.

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Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing' Gets A Snazzy Teaser Trailer

Friday, March 08, 2013

Joss Whedon is bringing Shakespeare straight to you this summer, and a new trailer offers a peek.

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August Wilson's Words Get New Life In Monologue Contest

Thursday, March 07, 2013

The legendary American playwright's words and characters are central to a national monologue contest that gives high school students a chance to discover themselves in the stories of his Century Cycle.

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On Being

Kevin Kling — The Losses and Laughter We Grow Into [remix]

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Kevin Kling is part funny guy, part poet and playwright, part wise man. Born with a disabled left arm, he lost the use of his right one after a motorcycle accident nearly killed him. He shares his special angle on life's humor and its ruptures — and why w

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On Being

[Unedited] Kevin Kling with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Kevin Kling is part funny guy, part poet and playwright, part wise man. Born with a disabled left arm, he lost the use of his right one after a motorcycle accident nearly killed him. He shares his special angle on life's humor and its ruptures — and why w

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For This Pair Of Clowns, 'Old Hats' Means New Laughs

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Theatrical clowning duo Bill Irwin and David Shiner haven't shared the spotlight onstage since the late 1990s. Now, with a collaborative theater project running at off-Broadway's Signature Theatre, they bring their zany brand of participatory slapstick to a new generation.

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Spinning on Air

Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s “Life and Times”

Sunday, March 03, 2013

In this episode of Spinning on Air, David Garland brings the cast of six singers and three musicians to  WNYC to perform two extended excerpts from Episode 1 of "Life and Times." OK Theater's co-directors Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper also join in to talk about their work, and the thoughts and process behind it.

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'Don't Underestimate The Guts' Of This Modern Leading Lady

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Winning a leading role on Broadway by way of a reality TV show may not have been the most traditional career path. But Laura Osnes proved she was the real deal. The young actress leads a revival of Cinderella opening this weekend.

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Features

Theater: Broadway Gears Up for Spring

Friday, March 01, 2013

Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Bette Midler. These are some of the big stars landing on Broadway this spring season. And even before the stars come out, a number of other shows are drawing attention.

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On The Media

A Conversation With "The Daily Show's" Aasif Mandvi

Friday, March 01, 2013

Aasif Mandvi is a stage and film actor, a writer and teller of stories, and Senior Muslim Correspondent on The Daily Show. A purveyor of "fake news" and an advocate of real issues, Mandvi sat down with Brooke for a live event to discuss being "the brown guy" in theater, movies, and of course, The Daily Show.

 

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Studio 360

A Needle in Isaac Newton’s Eye

Friday, March 01, 2013

Most plays about historical events and figures take liberties with the facts — you probably couldn’t write a good play if you didn’t. Audiences, though, can be distracted by wondering ‘was that bit really true?’ Lucas Hnath’s new play about Isaac Newton handles the problem in a unique way ...

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