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Emmy winner Holland Taylor on playing Ann Richards, studying with Stella Adler and working with Charlie Sheen.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Actress Holland Taylor remembers when she'd heard the news that the legendary late governor of Texas, Ann Richards, died in 2006. "I was swept up...with a really consuming mourning that was completely illogical, given that I didn't know her," she told WQXR's Elliott Forrest when the two sat down to discuss her new play about Richards. "It was very personal. I was inconsolable."

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Laurie Metcalf, Daniel Stern and Playwright Sharr White take us behind the curtain of the Broadway thriller, 'The Other Place.'

Thursday, January 17, 2013

WQXR's Elliott Forrest took us behind the curtain of the new Broadway play "The Other Place," sitting down with the stars of the Manhattan Theatre Club production on January 17.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Zoe Perry

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Actor Zoe Perry and her mother Laurie Metcalf were on the Lopate Show recently to talk about playing mother and daughter in the new play, "The Other Place." She also told us about learning to knit and crochet with the help of YouTube. Find out what else Zoey Perry's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Laurie Metcalf

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Actor Laurie Metcalf and her daughter Zoe Perry were on the Lopate Show recently to discuss playing mother and daughter in the new play, "The Other Place." Laurie also told us what she's been reading and listening to recently. Find out what she's a fan of!

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A Cooler Roof For A New 'Cat'

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' iconic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof may feature big names, but it aims for a quiet kind of authenticity. Director Rob Ashford asked his cast to take their characters off the pedestal of dramatic history and put them back in the scene.

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Laurie Metcalf and Zoe Perry in “The Other Place”

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Three-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurie Metcalf and her daughter Zoe Perry talk about their roles in Sharr White’s play “The Other Place.”

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Under the Radar Festival

Monday, January 14, 2013

Mark Russell, director of the Under the Radar Festival, talks about the festival, which tracks new theater from around the world. The Under the Radar Festival runs January 9-20 at The Public Theater.

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On And Off Broadway In 2013

Friday, January 04, 2013

Time Out New York's David Cote profiles the upcoming year in theater -- from mainstays like Cat On a Hot Tin Roof to highly anticipated new musicals, including an adaptation of Roald Dahl's Matilda.

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Big Issues

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

On today’s Leonard Lopate Show we’ll find out about the Economist’s special report on global obesity and what countries are doing to address it. Then violinist Midori talks about the 30th anniversary of her performing career. Landscape architect Kate Orff describes the environmental damage done along the Mississippi River system. And Monona Rossol talks about theater safely.

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Theater Safety

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Chemist and industrial hygienist Monona Rossol talks about theater safety. She's the author of Pick Your Poison: How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia is Making Lab Rats of Us All.

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Guest Picks: Bartlett Sher

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Director Bartlett Sher was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently -- along with actors Tony Shaloub and Seth Numrich -- to talk about the Broadway revival of Clifford Odets' classic play, "Golden Boy." He also told us what he's been reading and listening to recently. Find out what Bartlett Sher's a fan of!

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A Christmas Story, the Musical

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dan Lauria, who stars in “A Christmas Story, the Musical,” and Irwin Zwilling, Jean Shepherd’s best friend who holds the rights to his work, talk about turning story from a movie classic to a Broadway musical spectacular. Set in 1940s Indiana, Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas—a Red Ryder® BB Gun. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. It’s playing through December 30 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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Golden Boy

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Director Bartlett Sher discusses Lincoln Center Theater’s 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets classic “Golden Boy,” along with Seth Numrich, who plays the lead, Joe Bonaparte, and Tony Shaloub, who plays Joe’s Italian uncle. “Golden Boy” is the story of Joe Bonaparte, a young, gifted violinist who is torn between pursuing a career in music and earning big money as a prize fighter. “Golden Boy” is playing at the Belasco Theater.

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Sweet Treats

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

On today’s show: James Beard Award-winning food writer Melissa Clark will speak with some of the winning contributors to our Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap! We’ll hear about the musical adaptation of Jean Shepherd’s “A Christmas Story” on Broadway. Robert Garnett talks about the love life of Charles Dickens, and looks at how it influenced his fiction. Plus, the revival of Clifford Odets’ classic “Golden Boy” has received rave reviews, and we’ll speak with director Bartlett Sher and two of its stars: Tony Shaloub and Seth Numrich.

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Guest Picks: Norbert Leo Butz

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Actor Norbert Leo Butz was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently -- along with his co-stars Katie Holmes and Judy Greer -- to talk about the Broadway production of the new play "Dead Accounts." He also told us he's a fan of Gregorian chants. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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"Dead Accounts"

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Norbert Leo Butz, Judy Greer, and Katie Holmes talk about the play “Dead Accounts.” Jack’s (played by Norbert Leo Butz) unexpected return throws his family into a frenzy, and his sister Lorna, (played by Katie Holmes), needs answers. Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy tackles the issues of corporate greed, small town values, and whether or not your family will always welcome you back with no questions asked. It’s playing at the Music Box Theatre.

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At Home

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Norbert Leo Butz, Judy Greer, and Katie Holmes talk about starring in the Broadway play “Dead Accounts.” Then, Orhan Pamuk discusses an early novel of his, called Silent House, which has been translated into English for the first time. On the Media’s Bob Garfield talks about his novel Bedfellows, about an ad executive who gets into the discount mattress business only to run into complications with the mafia. And the gurus of how-to, Al and Larry Ubell, take your calls on home repair!

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Peter Ustinov Showcases Masterful Storytelling

Monday, December 10, 2012

WNYC

Peter Ustinov's appearance at this 1960 Books and Authors Luncheon showcases the multi-talented performer's skills as a raconteur and as a master of dialect, mimicry, and sound effects.

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Guest Picks: Rupert Holmes

Monday, December 10, 2012

Writer, composer, and lyricist Rupert Holmeswas on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about the Broadway revival of his show, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." He also told us what he's been reading and listening to recently. Find out what he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Jim Norton

Friday, December 07, 2012

Jim Norton was here to talk about the musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," along with co-star Jessie Mueller and Rupert Holmes, who wrote the book, music, and lyrics. He shared his guest picks with us!

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