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David Ives and Carson Elrod: “All in the Timing”

Monday, February 18, 2013

Playwright David Ives and actor Carson Elrod talk about “All in the Timing.” It's currently playing at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters and has just been extended through April 14.

What have you read or seen over the past year (book, play film, etc…) that moved or surprised you?
Haneke's Amour

What are you listening to right now?

Stravinsky — everything

What's the last great book you read?
Wittgenstein's "Philosophical Investigations"

What's one thing you're a fan of that people might not expect?
English punk rock

What's your favorite comfort food?
What's "comfort food"?

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Guest Picks: David Ives

Monday, February 18, 2013

Playwright David Ives came by the Lopate Show with actor Carson Elrod to talk about his play "All in the Timing." He shared his guest picks with us.

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Here's The Thing

Patti LuPone

Monday, February 18, 2013

Patti LuPone was only four years old when she realized she belonged on stage. LuPone entertained her audience—even if they were only family members in her Long Island living room.

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Protect and Defend

Monday, February 18, 2013

On today’s show: we’ll have the first insider’s account of what happened during the Benghazi attack that claimed the lives of four Americans last September 11th. David Ives talks about the off-Broadway production of a group of his short plays under the title “All in the Timing,” along with Carson Elrod, who is one of its stars. Kenny Vance on his latest album, “Acapella." Plus, a look at the New York City teachers and professors who were investigated during the Red Scare in the 1950s and 60s.

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Martin Moran's "All the Rage"

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Martin Moran discusses his one-man show, “All the Rage.” It takes the audience on a quest from west of the Rockies to south of Johannesburg, unearthing the unexpected connections and human hilarity that arise as he attempts to resolve an ancient riddle: how is it that we are compassionate in one moment and murderous in the next. “All the Rage” is playing at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

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WNYC News

Actors of Color Less than A Quarter of Roles on NYC Stages

Monday, February 11, 2013

A new report finds that actors of color were cast in less than a quarter of roles on New York City stages last year.

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Mike Daisey's 'Faster Better Social...'

Friday, February 08, 2013

Mike Daisey talks about his latest theater work “Faster Better Social Click Like Touch Tweet Yes Yes!!1! (or, Our Slavery is Rich and Full),” and addresses the controversy surrounding his This American Life piece on Foxconn factories in China.

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"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Benjamin Walker and Ciaran Hinds talk about their roles in Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” It’s playing at the Richard Rogers Theater through March 30.

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Guest Picks: Ciaran Hinds

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Ciaran Hinds was on the Lopate Show on February 7, 2013, with Benjamin Walker, to talk about their roles in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." He shares his guest picks with us.

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Guest Picks: Benjamin Walker

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Benjamin Walker was on the Lopate Show on February 7, 2013, with Ciaran Hinds, to talk about their roles in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." He shares his guest picks with us.

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The World's a Stage

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Benjamin Walker and Ciaran Hinds talk about the new Broadway revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Music executive Tommy Mottola tells how he became the hitmaking producer of Gloria Estephan, Mariah Carey, and Celine Dion. Plus, find out what the rising global middle class means for diplomacy in the 21st century.

WNYC News

Theater: What to Watch Before Winter is Over

Monday, February 04, 2013

While spring may be the busiest time in the world of New York theater, this winter has provided stage-lovers with plenty to see. 

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Features

One NY Artist: Carla Duren

Saturday, February 02, 2013

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

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Guest Picks: America Ferrera

Friday, February 01, 2013

America Ferrera was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about starring in the off-Broadway play, "Bethany." We also asked her what she's been reading and listening to recently.

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America Ferrera in "Bethany"

Friday, February 01, 2013

America Ferrera (from“Ugly Betty”) discusses the Women's Project Theater’s world premiere of the dark comedy “Bethany.” She stars as a financially strapped woman who discovers just how far she’ll go to regain what she has lost. “Bethany” is playing at City Center Stage II through February 17.

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Set Up

Friday, February 01, 2013

On today’s show: find out how the FBI built up a network of over 15,000 informants in the years after 9/11, and how they infiltrated our country’s Muslim communities. America Ferrera talks about playing a financially strapped woman who will go to extraordinary lengths to save her home from foreclosure in the off-Broadway play “Bethany.” Director Fisher Stevens describes working with Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin on the new film “Stand Up Guys.” And our latest Please Explain!

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Guest Picks: Elizabeth Marvel

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Elizabeth Marvel was here with her co-star Mare Winningham to talk about the Roundabout Theatre Company’s new Broadway production of William Inge’s play “Picnic.” She shared a few of her favorite things with us.

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Guest Picks: Mare Winningham

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mare Winningham was here with her co-star Elizabeth Marvel to talk about the Roundabout Theatre Company’s new Broadway production of William Inge’s play “Picnic.” She shared a few of her favorite things with us.

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Mare Winningham and Elizabeth Marvel in "Picnic"

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mare Winningham and Elizabeth Marvel talk about their roles in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s new Broadway production of William Inge’s play “Picnic.” It’s an American classic about the line between restraint and desire. A group of women preparing for a picnic meet a handsome young drifter named Hal whose combination of uncouth manners and titillating charm sends the women reeling, especially the beautiful Madge. “Picnic” is playing at the American Airlines Theater.

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Crossing Over

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Investigative journalist Ian Cobain traces the United Kingdom’s secret history of torture, and why—when a nation’s security is at stake—the gloves almost always come off. David O. Russell talks about writing and directing “Silver Linings Playbook,” which has been nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Director! Mare Winningham and Elizabeth Marvel discuss their roles in the Broadway revival of William Inge’s “Picnic.” And we'll find out about the decline in corporate outsourcing and take a look at Japan's planned economic stimulus and hopes that it will lift that country out of its lasting recession.