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  • Barrington Stage Company presents “Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show” on the Boyd-Quinson mainstage in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. “Ain’t Misbehavin”’ is a musical revue tribute to the black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and '30s. Conceived by Richard Maltby Jr. and Murray Horwitz, the Tony Award winning musical is choreographed and directed this season at Barrington Stage by Emmy Award-nominee Jeffrey L. Page.
  • How do you make it through detention? In the worst high school in the city, six Black students are stuck in Room 111. They flirt. They fight. They tease. Should they follow the rules and stay put, or find an escape? Are the walls keeping them in, or are stronger forces at play? This is the story explored in the new Roundabout Theatre Company Roundabout Underground production “Exception to the Rule” by Dave Harris and directed by Miranda Haymon.
  • On April 5, director Jamie Lloyd’s Oliver Award winning revival of “Cyrano de Bergerac” will begin performances at Brooklyn Academy of Music, having run in the West End to great acclaim. For the production, Edmund Rostand’s classic text has been newly adapted from its original French verse into English (still verse) by long-working playwriting-maestro Martin Crimp. James McAvoy embodies the title character wholly and imbues the brilliant wordsmith he plays with humor and humanity. The swagger of this Cyrano is different and the entire story feels - if not new - more urgent. The production is stealthy in its minimalism and inspiring in its palpable adoration of language.Director Jamie Lloyd and actor James McAvoy join us.
  • Austin Pendleton joins us this morning just as he is ready to star in the Broadway show "The Minutes," a new American play by Tracy Letts. Previews began on April 2 and it officially opens on April 17. And if this seems like deja vu, it's because well, they were starting to do that in 2020 and COVID hit, and they stopped when Broadway shut down. The show, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, will take the stage at Studio 54. Actor and director, Pendleton, joined us to talk about his career, the new work, and Ethel Merman.
  • In 1944, a Jewish couple in Paris desperately await news of their missing family. More than 70 years later, the couple’s great-grandchildren find themselves facing the same question as their ancestors: "Are we safe?"Following five generations of a French Jewish family, the new play “Prayer for the French Republic” is a sweeping look at history, home, and the effects of an ancient hatred. The powerful world premiere comes from acclaimed playwright Joshua Harmon and director David Cromer. Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of Prayer for the French Republic opened Tuesday, February 1 at New York City Center – Stage I and is scheduled to run through March 13.Actor and director David Cromer has received a Tony Award - for direction of The Band’s Visit, , Drama Desk Award, three Obie Awards, three Lucille Lortel Awards, a Joe A. Callaway Award, four Jeff Awards, and in 2010 was made a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.
  • Legendary director, actor and screenwriter Peter Bogdanovich has died at age 82. He shot to fame with “The Last Picture Show” in 1971, earning an Academy Award nomination in his early 30s. Other films included “Paper Moon,” “Mask,” “Saint Jack” and a long-running project to finish Orson Welles’ “The Other Side of the Wind” in 2019. A tabloid fixture throughout his life, Bogdanovich was introduced to a new generation with a recurring role on “The Sopranos.” He spoke with WAMC in 2011 when he was attending a screening of his film "Daisy Miller" at The Linda.
  • In May, Kim Senklip Harvey became the first Indigenous playwright to win the Governor General’s Award for English Language Drama for "KAMLOOPA" which is being performed by WAM Theatre in the Berkshires through October 24 and streaming digitally November 1-7. Kamloopa is the largest powwow on the West Coast. This high energy comedy follows two urban Indigenous sisters and their encounter with a lawless trickster, as they explore what it means to honor who they are and where they come from.
  • Sarah LaDuke speaks with actor, director, and educator Ryan Quinn about Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's production of The Tempest.
  • This Saturday and Sunday at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, New York Stage and Film will present two performances of “White Girl in Danger,” a…
  • In Emma Seligman’s film “Shiva Baby” near college graduate, Danielle, gets paid by her sugar daddy and rushes to meet her parents at a family shiva. Upon…