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Tracie Thoms and John Hawkes In A New Play About A Weekend Getaway Gone Awry

Friday, December 05, 2014

In the new play "Lost Lake," starring Tracie Thoms and John Hawkes, a mother desires a peaceful getaway, but is pulled into the problems of the landlord of her lakeside rental.

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Specials

Here's The Thing: Patti LuPone and Jon Robin Baitz and Stacy Keach

Friday, December 05, 2014

Alec Baldwin talks with three major theater artists who have had different influences, obstacles, and career experiences. 

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All Things Considered

Lyricist Adolph Green's Influence Remains 100 Years After His Birth

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Tuesday marks the 100th birthday of Adolph Green, the eccentric author and lyricist of "On the Town," "Peter Pan," and "Bells are Ringing."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Adolph Green, Legendary Writer and Lyricist, at 100!

Monday, December 01, 2014

Legendary writer and lyricist Adolph Green co-authored such smash hits such as On the Town, Singin’ in the Rain, and It’s Always Fair Weather.

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A Musical Tribute For A Waiter Who Spoke Out Against Racism

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Fifty years after the desegregation of the South, an oratorio will pay tribute to an unlikely civil rights activist — a waiter named Booker Wright who spoke out about discrimination on the job.

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Documentary Recalls The Talented, Difficult Life Of Bing Crosby

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bing Crosby has long been the voice of the Christmas season, and now he's the subject of a new American Masters documentary. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Kathryn and Mary Crosby about his legacy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Andrea Martin: Perky, Funny, Scene-Stealer

Friday, November 28, 2014

Multiple Tony and Emmy-awarding winning actress Andrea Martin shares stories from her life in show business—from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" to "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and more.

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The Longest Shortest Time

There's No Place That's Home

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Touring makeup artist Christina Tracey discusses life on the road with a toddler & what it means when your home is everywhere.

The Leonard Lopate Show

A Broadway Debut for Sting in "The Last Ship"

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

16 Grammy winner Sting tells us about his debut as a Broadway composer in "The Last Ship," a new musical inspired by his own childhood.

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Reviving 'Allegro': Even Rodgers And Hammerstein Had Flops

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Allegro arrived on Broadway with a cast of close to 100 and the biggest advance ticket sales in Broadway history at the time. But reviews were mixed and the musical only lasted a season.

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WNYC News

In Defense of Straight White Men

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Playwright Young Jean Lee asks: What's a do-gooder liberal guy to do?

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Fresh Air

For Alan Cumming, Life Is (Once Again) A Cabaret

Friday, November 21, 2014

This is the third time Cumming has starred in the musical. He talks about the new production — everything from his costume (which he calls a "Wonder Bra" for men) to the darker themes of the show.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

The 20-Minute Macbeth

Friday, November 21, 2014

WNYC
Come on Macduff, let's play rough! Brother Blue retells Shakespeare's Macbeth as "Max's Blues" using the idioms and language of the street.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ozzie and Harriet, Pulled Apart By The Vietnam War

Friday, November 21, 2014

“Sticks and Bones,” a savagely comic portrait of an average American family pulled apart by the return of a son from the Vietnam War.

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Mike Nichols: Remembering The Ellipses After The Story Ends

Thursday, November 20, 2014

We consider the work of writer-director-performer Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Remembering Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The film and theater director was on the Lopate Show in 2012 and 2013. He spoke about why he loves directing plays on the stage and why he fired himself from the 'The Sopranos.'

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Mike Nichols, Award-Winning Director Of 'The Graduate,' 'Silkwood,' Dies

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols was an ultimate Hollywood insider who won every major show business award directing for stage, film and TV. But his life in America began as an outsider immigrant from Germany.

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WNYC News

Mike Nichols, Renowned Film and Theater Director, Dies at 83

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WNYC
The director behind such stage and screen hits as "The Graduate" and "Monty Python's Spamalot" died Wednesday. In 2012, he spoke at The Greene Space with Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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Morning Edition

Renowned Theater And Film Director Mike Nichols Dies

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nichols, perhaps best known for his 1967 classic film, The Graduate, won Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy awards. He died Wednesday at age 83.

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All Things Considered

In 'Straight White Men,' A Play Explores The Reality Of Privilege

Monday, November 17, 2014

One of the hottest playwrights in American theater right now is 40-year-old Young Jean Lee. The Korean-American dramatist talked to NPR's Neda Ulaby about her new play opening this week off Broadway.

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