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  • The 2015 Tony Award Wing Best Musical "Fun Home" will run February 3-12 at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, New York. Adapted from Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking graphic novel, "Fun Home" is an honest, original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.We are joined by Hubbard Hall's Executive & Artistic director David Snider, who is also taking the stage in this production and playing Bruce, Director of "Fun Home" Kirk Jackson, and actors Liz Gurland and Kate Pistone.
  • "The American Theatre as seen by Hirschfeld 1962-2002" is a new book that showcases Hirschfeld’s greatest theater work from five decades, including some of the most important productions from the last sixty years.
  • The new Off-Broadway musical "Between the Lines" is running at the Tony Kiser Theater at Second Stage through September 11. Based on the novel by international bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her daughter, Samantha van Leer, "Between the Lines" is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhounand choreographed by Paul McGill and features a book by Timothy Allen McDonald and music & lyrics by Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson in their New York theatre debuts.Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer join us.
  • Jesse Green is the chief theater critic for The New York Times. Green will be at Tanglewood on Saturday 8/20 at 5 p.m. with Tony Kushner as part of Tanglewood's Spotlight Series at Ozawa Hall. The two will be discussing the power of the arts to illuminate diverse perspectives.He joins us to discuss "Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers," which he co-authored with the late composer, screenwriter, and author.
  • The first musical from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown ("Parade," "Bridges of Madison County"), "Songs for the New World" is a moving collection of songs which examine life, love and the choices that we make. It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice or take a stand or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the "Songs for a New World."With a small, powerhouse, multi-ethnic cast and a driving, exquisitely crafted score that runs the gamut of today’s popular music, Songs for a New World brings us face to face with those moments in life when everything seems perfect and then goes sideways.Mia Munn and Nathe Rowbothan are both company members and join us this morning.
  • Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts presents Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Weeler’s “A Little Night Music” on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage August 6-28.Outgoing founding Artistic Director Julianne Boyd directs the love-laden and confused weekend in the country in a new production starring Emily Skinner as Desiree Armfeldt and Jason Danieley as Fredrik Egerman.
  • Abigail and Shaun Bengson, the celebrated composing and performing duo, known for their acclaimed off-Broadway shows “The Lucky Ones” and “A Hundred Years” will perform at Ancram Opera House’s Circa 1799 Barn tomorrow evening at 6 o’clock.The Bengsons have received the Jonathan Larson and Richard Rogers Awards and nominations for the Drama Desk, Drama League, and Lucille Lortel Awards.The Bengsons' work is often autobiographical. They have a trio of musical theatre pieces titled “Hundred Days,” “The Lucky Ones,” and “Prays from Ohio” that focus on their individual childhoods and their shared love story.
  • Hudson Hall in Hudson, New York is presenting a free, semi-staged recital of “River of Dreams” – composer Frank Cuthbert’s musical adaptation of the award-winning book by Catskill-based author and illustrator, Hudson Talbott on tomorrow night at 7 p.m.The recital celebrates the end of a three-week music summer camp run by Harmony Project Hudson, a tuition-free music program aimed at helping young people in Hudson, New York reach their fullest potential as individuals and citizens through the powerful connections forged in the study of music.We are joined by Harmony Project Hudson's Artistic Director Zoë Auerbach and Operations, Media and Community Outreach Director Anneice Cousin.
  • The Berkshire Theatre Group Production of "Once" runs through 16 at The Colonial Theatre, where the audience is being transported to a bustling Irish pub with a stage full of incredibly talented actors singing and playing their own instruments.Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical, Once tells the story of a guy who gave up on love and music and the girl who inspired him to dream again.
  • For its 86th season as Vermont’s oldest professional theater, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company has become Weston Theater Company. With the name change – the organization wanted to give focus to the town, the community, and make sure the theater as a whole encompasses its two buildings, Weston Playhouse and Walker Farm, rather than just one. Weston will present productions at Weston Playhouse and the more intimate Walker Farm. And to celebrate the occasion, all five shows this season will be familiar to most theater lovers. To tell us all about it we welcome Executive Artistic Director Susanna Gellert.