The Leonard Lopate Show Live: Tony Shalhoub, Gary Oldman, Julie Taymor, Kristin Scott Thomas and More

Watch Live Thursday, November 16 at 12pm

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Leonard Lopate live in The Greene Space (Janice Yi)

WNYC's Leonard Lopate broadcast live from our stage with guests Tony Shalhoub of Broadway's buzzed-about new musical "The Band's Visit," along with creators David Yazbek and Itamar MosesKatrina Lenk and Ari'el Stachel also performed from the show.

Also joining Leonard were Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas and director Joe Wright talking about their new movie "Darkest Hour."

Author John Banville sat down to discuss his new novel, "Mrs. Osmond."

And playwright David Henry Hwang and director Julie Taymor talked about the first Broadway revival of the Tony Award-winning play, "M. Butterfly."

Please note: The Leonard Lopate Show is a daily news program. All guests are subject to change based on the news of the day and the needs of the show.


David Henry Hwang, Katrina Lenk, Itamar Moses, Gary Oldman, Tony Shalhoub, Ari'el Stachel, Julie Taymor, Joe Wright and David Yazbek

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Comments [2]


I agree very much with EDiamond.

Jan. 23 2018 07:39 PM
EDiamond from New Jersey

To listen to Leonard Lopate's subtle interview of members of the cast and creators of "The Band's Visit" is to mourn again the stupidity of WNYC in firing this great interviewer. As I have written before, I'm sure Lopate was a difficult boss and task-master. He had a 2-hour show to prepare daily; he was no doubt hard on his staff. Apparently he commented on the bosom of one of his employees. Like so many men of his generation, he was a jerk about sexual politics. That Laura Walker could not mediate this situation--extract an apology from Lopate and instruct him to do better--testifies to her horrible leadership. She should resign immediately, or the board should fire her. Lopate's "Midday" replacement, while probably a nice man, is inept, has no sense of how to pace an interview; his enthusiasms impede the flow of conversation; his questions reveal a deep ignorance about art and culture. WNYC has become a second-rate station without Lopate. I'm a sad,disappointed, and now former supporter.

Jan. 18 2018 01:19 PM

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