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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Problems of "Straight White Men"

Monday, November 17, 2014

A new play confronts the privileges afforded to straight, white men.

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WNYC News

When Loyalty and Freedom Are at Odds

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Suzan-Lori Parks brings the first three plays of her nine-play cycle to the Public.

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TED Radio Hour

How Can First Impressions Mislead Us?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Artist Hetain Patel toys with race, identity, language and accent — and challenges us to think beyond surface appearances.

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TED Radio Hour

What's The Line Between Stereotyping, Celebrating Culture?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Playwright and performer Sarah Jones has a chameleon-like ability to change personas. Through these personas, she explores the fine line between stereotyping and celebrating different ethnic groups.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Uncovering The Truth: Nazis Protected by the U.S. Government, and the Complex Life of Nelson Rockefeller

Friday, November 14, 2014

Nazis in America. The life and political career of Nelson Rockefeller. “The Country House.” Net neutrality!

The Leonard Lopate Show

Longing to be Famous in 'The Country House'

Friday, November 14, 2014

Blythe Danner and Eric Lange discuss their roles in David Margulies' play about famous and longing-to-be-famous creative artists gathered for  the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

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Morning Edition

Veterans Voices Multitracked, Overdubbed, Amplified Through An Actor

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A new multimedia stage production, led by a Juilliard composer and an Iraq veteran who took up acting, hopes to help struggling soldiers battle post-traumatic stress disorder.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks on 'Father Comes Home From The Wars,' a Civil War Drama

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and actors Sterling Brown and Jeremie Harris discuss the Public Theater production set over the course of the Civil War.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

'Riding the Midnight Express' Tells the Tale of Escaping a Turkish Prison

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Billy Hayes' new one-man show at the Barrow Street Theatre is about his experience as a prisoner in Turkey and how he managed to escape to freedom in a rowboat.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Separating the Truth from the Lies: Marc Maron, Sara Schaefer, Suzan-Lori Parks

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Marc Maron. Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. Billy Hayes on “Riding the Midnight Express.” “Lies with Sara Schaefer.” And a look at how palm oil contributes to deforestation.

WNYC News

The Play That Changed Tom Stoppard

Sunday, November 02, 2014

"The Real Thing," which is back on Broadway, shows the emotional side of the famous playwright of cerebral works. 

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WNYC News

Three Movie Stars, One Loveless Take on Marriage

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Ewan McGregor, Cynthia Nixon and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in a chilly production of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing," now on Broadway.

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All Things Considered

Actor's Calendar: 'Girls,' 'Star Wars,' Taking Theater To The Military

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Adam Driver is famous for his role in HBO's Girls and his major (and mysterious) part in the next Star Wars film. Less famous: The former Marine's nonprofit organization, Arts in the Armed Forces.

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WNYC News

An Uncomfortable Conversation About Religion and Ethnicity

Saturday, November 01, 2014

A dinner party conversation turns brutal in Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Disgraced," now on Broadway.

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Specials

Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood," Live from the 92Y

Saturday, November 01, 2014

In 1953, Welsh poet Dylan Thomas premiered his masterpiece “Under Milk Wood” in New York. Now, actor Michael Sheen returns with a new production in celebration of Thomas' centenary.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

'Tail! Spin!' Turns Political Sex Scandals into Comedy

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mario Correa and Rachel Dratch talk about "Tail! Spin!" It's drawn from leaked e-mails, raunchy texts and tweets that brought down politicians Mark Sanford, Anthony Weiner, and others.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

'Found' the Musical Is Based on Lost Notes and Messages

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The co-writer and two stars of  "Found" talk about creating a musical based Davy Rothbart's popular Found magazine and books.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Coming Undone: The Rise of ISIS, Political Sex Scandals

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Investigating the rise of the Islamic State. Rachel Dratch and Mario Correa on political sex scandals in "Tail! Spin!" A musical based on Found magazine.

WNYC News

It's the Women Who Light Up This 'Town'

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Three sailors are at the center of the beloved musical "On the Town," with music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein. But it's the female characters who make this production dance.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Loving New York City, Matthew Broderick & Marilynne Robinson

Friday, October 24, 2014

This week: reasons to love New York City, Matthew Broderick on Broadway and Marilynne Robinson's latest book!
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