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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

This new Broadway play doesn't have a script — but it does have a transcript by Alexandra Starr

Is This a Room is based entirely on the transcript of the FBI interrogation of Reality Winner, the former NSA contractor who was imprisoned for leaking classified information.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:06AM
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Dancer Calvin Royal III Takes Center Stage At ABT — And Beyond by Alexandra Starr

Royal is only the third Black dancer to be promoted to principal at the American Ballet Theatre — which is even more impressive when you know he didn't begin training in ballet until he wa…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:12PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

After 40 Years, 'A Soldier's Play' Finally Marches Onto Broadway by Alexandra Starr

A Soldier's Play tells the story of a murder in an African American unit of the U.S. Army after World War II. It premiered in 1981 and soon after won a Pulitzer Prize. Now, it's finally on B…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:12PM
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Moni Yakim Knows How To Move You by Alexandra Starr

The movement coach has taught at Juilliard for 50 years. Stars of stage and screen credit him with helping them create physically demanding roles by manipulating their bodies.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 04:36PM
Saturday, July 27, 2019

'Moulin Rouge!' Is An Extravagant, Triumphant Jukebox Musical by Alexandra Starr

With 71 hit songs performed on a decadent nightclub set, the new stage adaptation, based on Baz Luhrmann's 2001 film, is not particularly profound. It is nonetheless a knockout night at the …

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:18AM
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Financial Catastrophe Makes For Riveting Theater In 'The Lehman Trilogy' by Alexandra Starr

The new play, about the rise and fall of Lehman Brothers, digs deep into the company's history — beginning with the original brothers, Bavarian immigrants who opened a store in Alabama in …

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 05:42PM
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Why Russian-American Jews Are Ballroom Dance Leaders by Alexandra Starr

As ABC's Dancing with the Stars celebrates its 10th anniversary, we explain why Russian Jewish immigrants and their descendants have stepped to the front of this country's ballroom dance sce…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 04:27PM

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