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Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher is known for adding surprising twists to classic American musicals and dramas. He says when reviving productions you have to ask: "Why are you doing it right now?"
Author: Elizabeth Blair
Posted: January 15, 2020, 9:18 pm
When a teacher suggested Gina Yashere become an actor, her mom said: "Actor? No, no, no. You can act like a doctor when you become a doctor." Yashere is now a co-creator of Bob Hearts Abishola.
Author: Elizabeth Blair
Posted: January 1, 2020, 10:45 pm
The movement coach has taught at Juilliard for 50 years. Stars of stage and screen credit him with helping them create physically demanding roles by manipulating their bodies.
Author: Alexandra Starr
Posted: December 31, 2019, 9:13 pm
This week, we're listening back to some favorite Fresh Air interviews from the past decade. Rivers, who died in 2014, spoke to Terry Gross in 2010 about the sacrifices she made as a female comedian.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: December 31, 2019, 6:32 pm
Which publication gave us our "right to lampoon"? Hustler Magazine.
Posted: December 31, 2019, 3:06 pm
From J.Lo to Keanu, baseball GIFs to Phoebe Waller-Bridge's masterpiece, here are 50 great cultural moments — from TV, movies, theater, books, podcasts and more — from the year that was.
Author: Linda Holmes
Posted: December 31, 2019, 10:00 am
This week, we're listening back to some favorite Fresh Air interviews from the past decade. In 2011, Terry Gross spoke to the creators of South Park about their Broadway hit.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: December 27, 2019, 6:36 pm
This week, we're listening back to some favorite Fresh Air interviews from the past decade. Terry Gross spoke to Miranda in 2017 about how his "mixed tape" musical came together.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: December 27, 2019, 6:36 pm
All Things Considered's Best of 2019 lists are going highly specific. Up next: the best bits from stand-up comedy specials, from Best Joke about the Immigrant Experience to Best Bit about Pregnancy.
Author: Elizabeth Blair
Posted: December 25, 2019, 9:17 pm
Holiday music is big business.
Posted: December 25, 2019, 4:05 pm