Mark Blankenship

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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend listening and viewing

Friday, May 13, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Ncuti Gatwa as the new Doctor, Florence + The Machine's new album, and more.


Audra McDonald As Billie Holiday: The Importance Of Feeling It

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Billie Holiday will not be singing unless she "feels it." That's practically her thesis statement in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Lanie Robertson's play about a drug-ravaged nightclub show near the end of Holiday's tortured life. War stories and bawdy jokes are never a problem — and neither ...


Repeat Offenders On The Great White Way

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Caissie Levy and Will Swenson were so used to playing lovers that they weren't sure how to play enemies.

They first got romantic in the 2009 revival of Hair, as the doomed couple Sheila and Berger. Then last year, they cast forbidden sparks as the adulterous leads in the rock ...


Around The U.S., Holiday Theater With Local Flair

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Whatever they are, our holiday traditions tend to be a mixture of the universal and the specific.

If we celebrate Christmas, for instance, we might have stockings and trees just like our neighbors, but we might also be the only ones in town who wear homemade elf hats while we ...


In Small Spaces, Theater-Makers Are Telling Big Stories

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Monologist Mike Daisey has a new story to tell, and if you want to hear it, then you'd better settle in. It's going to take a month to get through it.

In one sense, All the Faces of the Moon, starting Sept. 5 at the Public Theater in New York, ...


In NYC, A Play Festival Spotlights Stories Of Disability

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ike Schambelan doesn't like thinking about disability, and he's guessing you don't either.

"We hate it. We do not want to see it," he says. "Personally, I want to see it least in myself, second in my wife, third in my cat and fourth in you and all others. I ...


'30 Rock' Parodies Old Prejudices, But How Much Has Changed?

Monday, April 30, 2012

Mark Blankenship says that when 30 Rock unleashed a series of parodies of old TV shows, it showed a surprising amount of edge about prejudices that may persist.