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'Lester, You Changed Our Lives': Channeling Bangs In 'How To Be a Rock Critic'

Husband-wife team Erik Jensen and Jessica Blank talk about their play based on the life and writings of legendary rock scribe Lester Bangs.

'The Projects' Explores The Evolution Of Chicago's Public Housing System

The face of public housing is changing in the U.S. In one of the biggest experiments, Chicago's Housing Authority has torn down most of its high-rise public housing units. For decades, they were home to thousands of residents who persevered even when the developments became overrun with crime and poverty. Now the American Theater Company is presenting The Projects, a documentary play about the hope, danger and changes that have occurred in public housing as told by current and former residents, gang members and scholars.

Ron Moody, Who Played Fagin In 'Oliver!' Dies At 91

Moody was defined by the role of Fagin in Oliver!. He played it on stage in London and New York and in the Oscar-winning film version of the Dickens story. Moody died Thursday at 91.

'The Flick' Tells The Story Of The Movies, Off The Screen

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with playwright Annie Baker about her play, The Flick, which won the Pulitzer Prize last year.

Ron Moody, Who Delighted Audiences As Fagin In 'Oliver!' Dies

Throughout his career, Moody played a variety of parts on stage and screen. But in the villainous Fagin, he found the role of a lifetime.

'Fun Home,' 'Curious Incident' Take Home Top Tony Honors

The Fun Home won best musical, best book and best original score — to name just a few of the honors. The award for best play went to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.

'Fun Home,' 'Curious Incident' Take Home Top Tony Awards

The awards for best musical and best play went to two shows based on books, each of which once seemed like an improbable adaptation.


First-Time Tony Award Nominees Enjoy New Fame, But Keep Day Jobs

This year, several writers are up for Tony awards for the first time. But while the experience may be a time to celebrate, they're sticking to their day jobs and already eyeing the next project.

'Gershwins And Me' Tells The Stories Behind 12 Songs

Musician Michael Feinstein chronicles his experience working as an archivist and cataloger for legendary songwriter Ira Gershwin. Originally broadcast Oct. 17, 2012.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 3, 2015

A play and an exhibit explore luxury, power and how women present themselves and are perceived.