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The Brian Lehrer Show

We're Gonna Die

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Young Jean Lee, playwright, performer, and artistic director of Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, talks about "We're Gonna Die," the Obie-winning live show of songs and stories in performance through Saturday at LCT3, and the new album

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Exploring Music

Incidentally Speaking

Monday, December 03, 2012

For as long as art forms such as theatre, ballet, and other entertainments have graced the stage, composers have been there to enhance the dramatic action through music. This week host Bill McGlaughlin explores some of the not-so-incidental music that has resulted.

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Features

Micropolis: Before the Curtain Rises

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Before they hit the stage, Broadway actors can often be found cocooned in their makeup rooms. But, what exactly do they do in there?

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The Mystery Surrounding 'Rebecca'

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It’s a tale worthy of Hitchcock (with a few shades of "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" thrown in for good measure). The lawyer for the lead producer of the $12 million production of “Rebecca” says that an exhaustive search by private investigators in New York and London revealed that four of the show's investors, including one who purportedly died of malaria, did not actually exist.

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Features

Broadway Is All About Revivals and Outer Borough Theaters this Fall

Thursday, October 06, 2011

This season includes revivals (and revise-als), of "Porgy and Bess" and “Follies.” There's also a host of new, small theaters cropping up in the outer boroughs that are producing interesting work for theater lovers who aren't afraid of taking the subway out of Manhattan.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"Follies" on Broadway

Friday, September 30, 2011

Jan Maxwell, who stars as Phyllis Rogers Stone, and Danny Burstein, who stars as Buddy Plummer in the new production of "Follies," talk about their roles and the production. When former members of the "Weismann Follies" reunite on the eve of their theater's demolition, two couples remember their past and face the harsher realities of the present. The score features some of Stephen Sondheim's best-known songs. "Follies" is playing at the Marquis Theatre through January 22.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"Temporal Powers"

Friday, September 30, 2011

Jonathan Bank, director of "Temporal Powers," and actors Rosie Benton and Aidan Redmond talk about the play. Written by Theresa Deevy and set in Ireland in the 1920s, it tells the story of Michael and Min, a broke and homeless couple who, after taking shelter in a crumbling ruin, discover hidden treasure. Min sees a chance to start a new life; Michael fears it's stolen and wants to give it to the priest. "Temporal Powers" is playing at the Mint Theater through October 9.

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'Twitter Watch' Aggregates Tweets from Broadway Insiders

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

For Broadway fans interested in what's happening behind the red velvet curtain, waiting at the stage door may no longer be necessary. Through its new feature "Twitter Watch," the Web site Broadway World has aggregated the tweets of 100 theater stars, producers and critics who are active on Twitter.

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FringeNYC: Five Questions for Playwright Sorrel Barnard

Friday, August 12, 2011

The 15th annual New York City Fringe Festival begins on Friday. To mark the date, WNYC asked five playwrights and alumni of the FringeNYC five questions about what it's like to be a part of the fest.

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FringeNYC: Five Questions for Playwright Arlene Hutton

Friday, August 12, 2011

The 15th annual New York City Fringe Festival begins on Friday. To mark the date, WNYC asked five playwrights and alumni of the FringeNYC five questions about what it's like to be a part of the fest.

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FringeNYC: Five Questions for Playwright 'Rie Shontel

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The 15th annual New York City Fringe Festival begins on Friday. To mark the date, WNYC asked five playwrights and alumni of the FringeNYC five questions about what it's like to be a part of the fest.

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FringeNYC: Five Questions for Playwright Mark Hollmann

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The 15th annual New York City Fringe Festival begins on Friday. To mark the date, WNYC asked five playwrights and alumni of the FringeNYC five questions about what it's like to be a part of the fest.

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FringeNYC: Five Questions for Playwright Laura Brienza

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The 15th annual New York City Fringe Festival begins on Friday. To mark the date, WNYC asked five playwrights and alumni of the FringeNYC five questions about what it's like to be a part of the fest.

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'Spider-Man' Broadway Team Releases 'Rise Above' Video

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The video for "Rise Above 1" from "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" was released, but it looks nothing like the visual spectacular going on at the Foxwoods Theater. Let us know what you think of the video here.

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What Theater People Love (and Hate) About Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, July 22, 2011

Though much of the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender theater set is celebrating same-sex marriage, not everyone is rushing to the altar to get hitched.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Measure for Measure

Friday, July 22, 2011

Danai Gurira, who plays Isabella, and Reg Rogers, who plays Lucio in “Measure for Measure” (and Parolles in “All’s Well That Ends Well”) discuss the production of “Measure for Measure,” part of this summer’s Shakespeare in the Park. “Measure for Measure” in repertory with “All’s Well That Ends Well” at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park through July 30.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The School for Lies

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mamie Gummer and Hamish Linklater discuss their roles in David Ives’ sold-out, highly acclaimed new comedy, “The School for Lies,” a take on Molière’s “The Misanthrope.” It’s playing at Classic Stage Company through May 29.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures”

Friday, April 08, 2011

Playwright Tony Kushner and Linda Emond, who plays Empty, talk about Kushner’s new play, “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.” The play explores revolution, radicalism, marriage, sex, prostitution, politics, real estate, unions of all kinds and debts both unpaid and unpayable. It’s playing at the Public Theater through June 12.

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The Arts File

Broadway Bands Take the Stage

Friday, January 21, 2011

Theater critic Elisabeth Vincentelli weighs in on Broadway bands onstage.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jeffrey Wright and Mos Def on "A Free Man of Color"

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jeffrey Wright and Mos Def discuss their roles in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of John Guare’s “A Free Man of Color,” a freewheeling epic set in 1801 New Orleans. Jeffrey Wright plays Jacques Cornet, the title character, who is a new world Don Juan and the wealthiest inhabitant of this sexually charged and racially progressive city. “A Free Man of Color” is playing through January 9 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

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