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Red Hot Patriot: Kathleen Turner

Oscar-nominated actress Kathleen Turner stars in a one-woman show on the life of firebrand Texas journalist Molly Ivins.


In New York, Two Big Arts Institutions Go Small

Lincoln Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music recently opened new, smaller theater spaces designed by architect Hugh Hardy. There, new works can be performed without the financial pressure of filling a large theater — and with cheaper tickets, they can attract the younger generation, too.

Turner Channels Molly Ivins In 'Red Hot Patriot'

Academy-award nominee and Golden Globe-winner Kathleen Turner stars in the play, Red Hot Patriot. In the comedy, Turner plays the sassy Texas newspaper columnist Molly Ivins. Turner talks about the role, her career and the challenges of playing a political character.
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REALS: Real Life Super Heroes Pursue A Better World

We meet Stormbringer and Culann, two real life super heroes living in our region. Plus, we hear about REALS, a new play about people who invoke their "super powers" to fight crime.


Broadway Spoofers Return To 'Forbidden' Territory

After a three-year hiatus, satirist Gerard Alessandrini is back with Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking! Alongside Once and The Book of Mormon, they also target the Broadway-centric TV series Smash — but like all good parody, the skewering comes from a loving place.

George Takei Takes Story Of Internment To The Stage

The actor was born in 1937 to a Japanese-American family that, after Pearl Harbor, was sent to live in internment camps for the duration of World War II. His experience growing up in the camps inspired a new musical, Allegiance, which Takei also stars in.

Audra McDonald: Shaping 'Bess' On Broadway

The actress plays Bess in the Broadway musical Porgy and Bess. The show, which won two Tony Awards, closes next month.