Leonard Lopate News

BWW Interview: Elliott Forrest Rocks the Arts in Rockland CountyBWW Interview: Elliott Forrest Rocks the Arts in Rockland County
by Erica Miner - Jul 28, 2016

On July 1, Forrest added the title Executive Director to his ongoing role as Artistic Director of ArtsRock (more...)

Howard Fishman to Perform in Concert at Dorset Theatre FestivalHoward Fishman to Perform in Concert at Dorset Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

?Tuesday, July 19, 8:00 PM - Enjoy singer-songwriter extraordinaire Howard Fishman in an evening of New Orleans jazz, Brooklyn soul, open-hearted country, and blues. Proceeds support Dorset Theatre Festival's Giving Back program, which subsidizes tickets for members of our community who serve us every day. (more...)

Audio: HADESTOWN's Anais Mitchell, Rachel Chavkin and Nabiyah Be Talk of Ancient Myths and Modern PoliticsAudio: HADESTOWN's Anais Mitchell, Rachel Chavkin and Nabiyah Be Talk of Ancient Myths and Modern Politics
by Michael Dale - Jun 27, 2016

The folk singer/songwriter's Off-Broadway musical strikes modern chords in telling an ancient story. (more...)

AUDIO: HAMILTON's Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Thomas Kail Talk Characters, Music and More with Leonard LopateAUDIO: HAMILTON's Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Thomas Kail Talk Characters, Music and More with Leonard Lopate
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2016

HAMILTON director Thomas Kail and Tony nominees Daveed Diggs and Leslie Odom, Jr. joined WNYC's THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW yesterday, where they opened up about the show's background, their parts, and the making of the music. You can listen to the full interview below! (more...)

PODCAST: Chatting and Kvetching With ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' Jackie Hoffman and John EppersonPODCAST: Chatting and Kvetching With ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' Jackie Hoffman and John Epperson
by Michael Dale - Dec 23, 2015

The stars of Transport Group's wacky new production talk about the origins of the classic musical and on bringing their own styles to the show. (more...)

PODCAST: Karen Olivo, Todd Almond and Lear deBessonet Preview Public Works' THE ODYSSEYPODCAST: Karen Olivo, Todd Almond and Lear deBessonet Preview Public Works' THE ODYSSEY
by Michael Dale - Sep 1, 2015

This weekend marks the third year the Public Theater's Public Works hits Central Park's Delacorte Theater with a brand new musical spectacular based on a classic piece of literature. (more...)

Little Anthony to Appear on THE VIEW & More in Support of New MemoirLittle Anthony to Appear on THE VIEW & More in Support of New Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

One of the vocal architects to emerge in the 'Golden Age of Rock and Roll,' Little Anthony, (Little Anthony & The Imperials), will be hitting the media circuit in New York City July 22 through July 24 to reveal his new memoir, Little Anthony: My Journey - My Destiny. (more...)

Chita Rivera, John Kander & Terrence McNally Discuss THE VISITChita Rivera, John Kander & Terrence McNally Discuss THE VISIT
by Pat Cerasaro - May 23, 2015

Chita is back on Broadway! (more...)

Anna Sale, Anthony DeVito and More Set for HOW I LEARNED THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM TonightAnna Sale, Anthony DeVito and More Set for HOW I LEARNED THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The How I Learned Series will present HOW I LEARNED THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM tonight, February 25th, 2015 at 8PM (doors at 7:30PM) at Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn (Between 5th and 6th Aves). (more...)

Rattlestick to Welcome Vanessa Redgrave for One-Night-Only LAST TRAIN TO PARIS ReadingRattlestick to Welcome Vanessa Redgrave for One-Night-Only LAST TRAIN TO PARIS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater artistic director David Van Asselt and managing director Brian Long have announced that Vanessa Redgrave will perform a one-night-only reading of a dramatic adaptation of the novel Last Train to Paris by Michele Zackheim on Monday, March 30 at 7pm at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. (more...)

Anna Sale, Anthony DeVito and More Set for HOW I LEARNED THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM, 2/25Anna Sale, Anthony DeVito and More Set for HOW I LEARNED THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The How I Learned Series will present HOW I LEARNED THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 8PM (doors at 7:30PM) at Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn (Between 5th and 6th Aves). (more...)

WNYC's Leonard Lopate to Host JOY TO THE PEARL Benefit Performance Next MonthWNYC's Leonard Lopate to Host JOY TO THE PEARL Benefit Performance Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

On Sunday, December 7, The Pearl Theatre Company will present a one night only benefit performance of holiday readings, radio plays, and music hosted by WNYC's Leonard Lopate at the theatre company's home on 42nd Street. The special event will include selections of stories from Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, O. Henry, and many more performed by Members of The Pearl's Resident Acting Company including Dominic Cuskern, Jolly Abraham, Dan Daily (currently starring in Major Barbara), Chris Mixon, Carol Schultz and Brad Heberlee. Performing alongside Mr. Lopate and the Company will be the musical duo of Gelber & Manning, providing early jazz standards from Old New York. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

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JACK Quartet, Miranda Cuckson, Vox n Plux and More Perform World Premieres at The Italian Academy TonightJACK Quartet, Miranda Cuckson, Vox n Plux and More Perform World Premieres at The Italian Academy Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 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 tonight, 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...)

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...)

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 - Sep 19, 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...)

Josh Radnor and More Set for The Greene Space's INSIDE LOOK: DISGRACED TonightJosh Radnor and More Set for The Greene Space's INSIDE LOOK: DISGRACED Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Tonight, 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, Now thru 9/20BROKEN WING Set for 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Now thru 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Leila Ghaznavi debuts her Edinburgh Fringe hit, Broken Wing, during the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, presented by Fringe Arts, today, September 10-20. (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...)

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