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James Lapine Writes His Next Act

Friday, May 30, 2014

Writer-director James Lapine made it big on Broadway in the 1980s working with Stephen Sondheim. Now he’s written a Tony-nominated play about another upstart who rode a legend’s coattails in Broadway’s 1930s heyday.

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Studio 360

Disney Princess Wants to Kick Butt, Suck Blood

Friday, May 30, 2014

She’s been acclaimed in serious roles in Caroline, or Change, and now as an aspiring doctor in A Raisin in the Sun. She’s played a Disney princess. But Anika Noni Rose would like to add to her resume: a superhero would be great, but she’d happily play the supervillain.

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Soundcheck

Zach Braff And Marin Mazzie On 'Bullets Over Broadway'

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

We talk with co-stars Zach Braff and Marin Mazzie about the musical Bullets Over Broadway, based on the 1994 Woody Allen film of the same name. The two join us to talk about the early 20th century songs that make up the score -- and we get a few details about Zach Braff's upcoming film "Wish I Was Here." 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Strippers, Showgirls and Sharks: Best Musicals

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Theater critic Peter Filichia chronicles the history of the American musical by looking at those shows that did not win the Tony Award for Best Musical. He points out that the best musical doesn’t always win, and looks at other factors that keep more deserving shows from getting the prize in Strippers, Showgirls and Sharks, a look at many of the 153 previous Best Musical Nominees that didn’t win the big prize. 

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Studio 360

Tonys Preview: Remembering Nora Ephron

Friday, June 07, 2013

On Sunday, June 9, Broadway theater will celebrate itself at the 67th Tony Awards. Kurt Andersen spoke with Fiona Shaw, the star (and sole performer) of The Testament of Mary, which is nominated for Best Play; Tracy Letts, up for Best Actor in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf; and Tom Hanks ...

Bonus Track: Kurt Andersen talks with George C. Wolfe

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Talks to This Year's Tony Winners

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The 2012 Tony Awards were presented on June 10, and you can hear Leonard’s conversations with some of the winners!

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Soundcheck

Tony Tony Tonys

Friday, June 08, 2012

The Tony Awards are coming up this weekend! Today on the podcast, we present the Tony-nominated performers and artists who visited our studios over the last months. Listen to live performances from: the cast of Once, Nice Work if You Can Get It lead Kelli O'Hara, The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess stars Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis...and a conversation with Newsies songwriter and composer Alan Menkin.

Features

And the Tony Award Goes to...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The 65th annual Tony Awards were presented at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday night. See a list of the winners and a slideshow from the red carpet here.

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Features

'The Book of Mormon' Sweeps Tony Awards

Sunday, June 12, 2011

"The Book of Mormon," a new musical from the creators of South Park and "Avenue Q," got nine Tonys on Sunday night. The play "War Horse" was next in line with five Tonys and one award for the Handspring Puppet Company, which created the puppets for the play. "The Normal Heart" and "Anything Goes" both got three Tony awards.

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The Takeaway

http://audio.wnyc.org/takeaway/takeaway061410_2e.mp3

Monday, June 14, 2010

Despite the drizzle, last night's 2010 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall felt like a Hollywood event. Scarlett Johannson, Laura Linney, Jude Law, and the band Green Day walked down the red carpet. The night's biggest awards went to "Memphis," which won in the Musical category, and "Red," which took home the Tony for Musical Revival. Patrick Healy of The New York Times was there and joins The Takeaway to talk about the winners, losers, and surprises from the night.

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