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JACK Quartet, Miranda Cuckson, Vox n Plux and More to Perform World Premieres at The Italian Academy, 10/30JACK Quartet, Miranda Cuckson, Vox n Plux and More to Perform World Premieres at The Italian Academy, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The Italian Academy hosts the inaugural concert of *The Stefan Wolpe Fund featuring world premieres and works by Charles Wuorinen, Jonathan Dawe, Matthew Greenbaum and William Anderson on Thursday, October 30th at 8pm. Also on the program, a New York premiere for string sextet by Charles Wuorinen. Featured artists: JACK Quartet, pianist Steven Beck, Vox n Plux, violist Miranda Cuckson and cellist Jay Campbell. This concert was produced by Zaidee Parkinson and Alanna Maharajh Stone with generous support from *The Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music. (more...)

Josh Radnor and More Set for The Greene Space's INSIDE LOOK: DISGRACED Next WeekJosh Radnor and More Set for The Greene Space's INSIDE LOOK: DISGRACED Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

On Thursday, September 18 at 7pm, WNYC's Leonard Lopate hosts a behind-the-scenes conversation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play DISGRACED with cast members Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother), Karen Pittman and Hari Dhillon and playwright Ayad Akhtar. (more...)

BROKEN WING Set for 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, 9/10-20BROKEN WING Set for 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, 9/10-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Leila Ghaznavi debuts her Edinburgh Fringe hit, Broken Wing, during the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, presented by Fringe Arts, September 10-20. This new piece from award-winning playwright and theatre artist Ghaznavi is an exploration of good intentions gone wrong in the Middle East. The show is conceived by Ghaznavi, the award winning playwright of Silken Veils, which was nominated for the prestigious Fringe First award at the Edinburgh Fringe 2010, had a sold-out run at the 2012 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and was a hit show at the Chicago Fringe Festival 2010. Broken Wing will be performed at Theatre Exile's Studio X, 1340 S. 13th Street. Tickets cost $10-$12 and will be available at the Fringe box-office and online at www.fringearts.com. More information about Leila's work can be found at www.panteaproductions.com. (more...)

AUDIO: Kevin Spacey Chats RICHARD III and HOUSE OF CARDS on WNYC's 'The Leonard Lopate Show'AUDIO: Kevin Spacey Chats RICHARD III and HOUSE OF CARDS on WNYC's 'The Leonard Lopate Show'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Earlier this afternoon, Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey joined The Leonard Lopate Show's guest host Anna Sale to talk about his roles as RICHARD III on stage, Frank Underwood in HOUSE OF CARDS, and his documentary NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage. Click below to listen! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Star Jessie Mueller to Chat with Sarah Jessica Parker, Host of WNYC's 'Leonard Lopate Show', 4/15BEAUTIFUL Star Jessie Mueller to Chat with Sarah Jessica Parker, Host of WNYC's 'Leonard Lopate Show', 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

This week, iconic New Yorker Sarah Jessica Parker will debut a new role: radio host. For two days, the award-winning actress will step in for Leonard Lopate, host of 'The Leonard Lopate Show,' WNYC's Peabody Award-Winning show that features a wide range of cultural conversations'. (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR's Brian F. O'Byrne and Debra Messing Set for 'The Leonard Lopate Show', 1/31OUTSIDE MULLINGAR's Brian F. O'Byrne and Debra Messing Set for 'The Leonard Lopate Show', 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR cast members Brian F. O'Byrne and Debra Messing will be featured on WNYC's 'The Leonard Lopate Show' tomorrow at 12:40 PM EST. WNYC broadcasts locally on 93.9 FM, 820 AM, or online at http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/. (more...)

AUDIO: LA SOIREE Visits THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOWAUDIO: LA SOIREE Visits THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

LA SOIREE, the unforgettable night of grown-up entertainment, was recently featured on WNYC Radio's Leonard Lopate Show. Listen to the interview below! (more...)

AUDIO: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Talk GODOT, NO MAN'S LAND on 'Leonard Lopate Show'AUDIO: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Talk GODOT, NO MAN'S LAND on 'Leonard Lopate Show'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Listen to see Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, who star in Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND and Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT, on WNYC Radio's 'Leonard Lopate Show.' McKellen and Stewart talk with Lopate about performing in the two plays in rep on Broadway. Click below to listen! (more...)

NO FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS with Howard Fishman & Michael Benanav Set for Jewish Museum, 11/21NO FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS with Howard Fishman & Michael Benanav Set for Jewish Museum, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Critically acclaimed singer, guitarist, and composer Howard Fishman and his childhood friend, New York Times travel journalist, author, and photographer Michael Benanav will chronicle their travels through rural Romania and Hungary in the multimedia song cycle No Further Instructions at The Jewish Museum on Thursday, November 21 at 7:00pm. Fishman, appearing with his 'Romanian Orchestra,' will play original music blending bluegrass, experimental rock, and Balkan brass while Benanav recites from Joshua and Isadora, his memoir about the remarkable story of his grandparents, Holocaust survivors who met in that part of the world. Projections of photos taken by Benanav during their trip complement the music and the story. This dramatic music performance, a New York premiere, is a unique blend of song, historical memoir, photography and storytelling. (more...)

Howard Fishman Set for Jewish Museum's SummerNights Concert Series, 7/11Howard Fishman Set for Jewish Museum's SummerNights Concert Series, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

Howard Fishman and his Band will perform on Thursday, July 11 as part of The Jewish Museum's popular SummerNights concert series. According to The New York Times, Howard Fishman 'transcends time and idiom' performing his particular blend of jazz, pop, blues and experimental music. This event also includes an open bar with wine and light refreshments. Doors open at 7pm, and the concert begins at 7:30pm. The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan. (more...)

LUCKY GUY's Vance & Wolfe Set for LEONARD LOPATE TomorrowLUCKY GUY's Vance & Wolfe Set for LEONARD LOPATE Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

LUCKY GUY Tony nominees, Courtney B. Vance and George C. Wolfe will appear on WNYC's "The Leonard Lopate Show" on Friday, June 6 at 1:00PM. Locally, the program airs on WNYC 93.9FM, AM820 and on www.wnyc.org. Elsewhere, check local listings. (more...)

AUDIO: PIPPIN's Patina Miller, Terrence Mann and Andrea Martin Visit LEONARD LOPATE SHOWAUDIO: PIPPIN's Patina Miller, Terrence Mann and Andrea Martin Visit LEONARD LOPATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

PippinTony Award nominees Terrence Mann, Andrea Martin and Patina Miller were recently interviewed by WNYC host Leonard Lopate about their experiences in PIPPIN. Click below to listen to the radio interview! (more...)

PIPPIN Cast Set for WNYC's THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW TomorrowPIPPIN Cast Set for WNYC's THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

On Friday, May 31st from 12:00-12:35PM Terrence Mann, Andrea Martin and Patina Miller will be interviewed live on WNYC's "The Leonard Lopate Show" on 93.9PM and AM820. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

SummerNights Concert Series Begins at The Jewish Museum, 6/27SummerNights Concert Series Begins at The Jewish Museum, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

The Jewish Museum's popular SummerNights program returns, with live music in a concert setting on three Thursdays in June and July. This cosmopolitan concert series presents critically acclaimed musicians offering innovative interpretations of music from all over the world. Hazmat Modine kicks off SummerNights on June 27, with high-energy blues, swing, and world-infused jazz. Other scheduled performers include Howard Fishman and his Band, with an exuberant blend of jazz, soul, country, blues, gospel and experimental music; and the all women's klezmer sextet, Isle of Klezbos, playing imaginative versions of eclectic Eastern European-rooted Jewish folk music, Yiddish swing and tango. Each event also features an open bar with beer and wine. The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan. (more...)

Jim Parsons Reveals Details of HBO's THE NORMAL HEARTJim Parsons Reveals Details of HBO's THE NORMAL HEART
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

Actor Jim Parsons was a guest on Wednesday's The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC. The actor discussed his role on the hit television show "The Big Bang Theory," as well as starring in the upcoming HBO version of "The Normal Heart." Check out the interview in full! (more...)

DVR ALERT: Jim Parsons Set for LETTERMAN, LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL, & More This WeekDVR ALERT: Jim Parsons Set for LETTERMAN, LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL, & More This Week
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

This week, Harvey star, Jim Parsons, is in New York to promote the season finale of "The Big Bang Theory." It has not yet been confirmed if his invisible rabbit, Harvey, will be joining him. (more...)

Fiona Shaw and Deborah Warner Set to Appear at the Greene Space, 4/30Fiona Shaw and Deborah Warner Set to Appear at the Greene Space, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

On Tuesday, April 30th, WNYC's Leonard Lopate will host an up-close-and-personal lunchtime conversation with actress Fiona Shaw and director Deborah Warner about their long-standing creative collaboration and the provocative new Broadway production of The Testament of Mary, as part of The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space's "Inside Look" series. (more...)

HBO's GIRLS Among 2013 Peabody Award WinnersHBO's GIRLS Among 2013 Peabody Award Winners
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2013

Thirty-nine recipients of the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards were announced today by the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. (more...)

Debbie Reynolds Comes to 92Y, 4/3Debbie Reynolds Comes to 92Y, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2013

Singin' in the Rain. Eddie Fisher. "Aba Daba Honeymoon." Elizabeth Taylor. The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Disastrous marriages. The Singing Nun. "Will and Grace." Paul Simon. Academy Award nominations. Broadway. Living in her Cadillac. "Princess Leia's Mom." Debbie Reynolds has so many stories to tell. She came to Hollywood at 16 and has had a rollercoaster career ever since. Her new memoir, Unsinkable, is aptly named. It comes out the day before her 92Y talk - which is the only public event she has in New York City for this book tour. At 92Y, patrons who buy the book can then meet Ms. Reynolds. (more...)

Dark Nights at The New Group Presents Janeane Garofalo, Mario Cantone and Judy Gold, 2/24Dark Nights at The New Group Presents Janeane Garofalo, Mario Cantone and Judy Gold, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

On Sunday, February 24 at 6:00pm, The New Group offers the next event in this season's continuing series Dark Nights at The New Group: "Stand-Up Center Stage" with Janeane Garofalo, Mario Cantone and Judy Gold in a discussion moderated by Susan Blackwell. Reservations required at seats@thenewgroup.org (space is limited). Suggested donation: $20. Free for New Group subscribers. (more...)

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