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'The Last Five Years' Returns To New York

A cult-favorite musical, The Last Five Years is a semi-autobiographical look at one couple's failed marriage. A revival hits off-Broadway this week, and the show's creator Jason Robert Brown joins host Jacki Lyden to talk about the last 11 years of the little show that could.
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Small Town Brings Big City Theater To Virginia's Eastern Shore

For more than 25 years, the North Street Playhouse has been challenging theatergoers in the town of Onancock on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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Lean & Hungry Theater: Taming Of The Shrew (Audio)

Lean & Hungry Theater presents a Spanish-infused adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew."
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Women Of Grunge Reclaim Rock History In 'These Streets'

Two years ago, the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind sparked a slew of retrospectives about the Seattle grunge scene. But those narratives left something out: the influence of women. A new play by Gretta Harley and Sarah Rudinoff aims to update the historical record.
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High Honors for Actress Deavere Smith

You may know Anna Deavere Smith from her roles on the West Wing and Nurse Jackie. She is also a major player in the theater and was just awarded the Dorothy and Lillian Gish prize — one of the most prestigious honors in the arts world. Host Michel Martin speaks with Deveare Smith about what the award means to her.
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A New View Of Newton in "Isaac's Eye"

What would Isaac Newton be like if he had been born a few centuries later? A new play "Isaac's Eye" reimagines Newton and his scientific rival Robert Hooke. Playwright Lucas Hnath and actors Haskell King and Michael Louis Serafin-Wells join Ira Flatow to talk about the play.
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On Stage In Our Region

From swordplay to political dramas to musical theater, we look at what’s hitting stages this season.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 11

The human experience is unique for every individual. This week you can see the world through others' eyes with a play and art exhibit. 

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