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‘Melissa’s Choice': Talkback with Playwright Steven Somkin, Actors and Director in NYC

Mel Cobb, Jessica DiGiovanni, Ari Butler, Jed Orlemann, Kim Sykes, 'Melissa's Choice,' The Lion Theatre

Playwright, director, and cast answered audience questions on Somkin's new play about the choices a pregnant woman faces. Read More »

Interview: Flux Theatre Ensemble’s August Schulenburg on Open Source Theatre

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Recently Flux began publishing its budget with its Open Book program. Then the company again broke ground by debuting a pay-what-you-can policy it calls Living Ticket. Read More »

Interview: Greenhouse Director Marc Hachadourian on the 2015 Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden

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The curator of NYBG's famous orchid show talks about the incredible diversity of orchids and his 15 years working with them. Read More »

Interview: Grace Mineta, the Texan in Tokyo (‘My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy’)

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The Texan behind the popular 'Texan in Tokyo' blog and author of 'My Japanse Husband Thinks I'm Crazy' talks about how she got started, and the costs of 'making it big.' Read More »

Interview: Jonathan Frakes on Upcoming ‘Official Star Trek Convention’ Appearances and More

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Iconic actor discusses conventions, his thoughts on 'Star Trek,' and his upcoming projects. Read More »

Interview: Susie Krabacher, Co-Founder and President of Mercy and Sharing, a Haitian Children’s Relief Organization

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Mercy & Sharing is a foundation that feeds and gives hope to Haiti's abandoned children. Read More »

Interview: Actor Saul Reichlin on the Holocaust-Themed ‘The Good and the True’ and his Sholem Aleichem Dramatizations

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Saul Reichlin has also toured 35 cities with his dramatizations of stories by Sholom Aleichem. Read More »

A Time to Laugh: A Conversation With Beth Henley, Pultizer Prize Winning Playwright About Her New Comedy, ‘Laugh’

Juliet Brett and Gideon Glick with director David Schweizer collaborating on the reading of Beth Henley's new comedy, 'Laugh' part of Inside Look reading series at the 2014 Powerhouse Theater Season at Vassar. Photo from their FB page.

Beth Henley's new comedy 'Laugh' was inspired by slapstick comedy and the comedy greats of the golden era of silent films like Mable Norman. Read More »

Clinton Sparks, The Mowgli’s, Kylie Morgan “Band Together to Banish Bullying”

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Clinton Sparks, The Mowgli's, and Kylie Morgan―hailing from hip-hop, alternative, and country respectively―are coming together to write a song for the “Band Together to Banish Bullying" project. Read More »

Review: ‘Smith Tapes: I’m Not The Beatles: John & Yoko Interviews 1969-72′

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Howard Smith's personable recordings of interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono bring the couple into the listener's living room. Read More »