The Angola Prison Drama Club performed a play unlike any other in the prison's experience. Seventy inmates took part in The Life of Jesus Christ. For the untrained actors, this production held special meaning, as they saw pieces of their own lives revealed in the characters they played.
This summer marks the half-century anniversary of Central Park's Delacorte Theater, home of the free annual Shakespeare in the Park. Jeff Lunden looks at the theater's beginnings and how it continues its work today with a new production of As You Like It.
In the off-Broadway comedy Old Jews Telling Jokes, doctors, business owners, lawyers and mothers, all of "a certain age" tell jokes and one-liners such as, "Why don't Jewish mothers drink? They don't want to dull the pain." Producer Daniel Okrent and star Marilyn Sokol talk about Jewish humor.
Renee Montagne and David Greene report on the winners of Sunday night's Tony Awards, honoring the best on Broadway. Once won Best Musical and seven other awards, while Clybourne Park won Best Play. Other top awards went to revivals of Porgy and Bess and Death of a Salesman.
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