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This edition: November 2013

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 12, 2013.

First aired: November 15, 2013.

Ernabel Demillo sits down with award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang to talk about his contributions to the theater and his new play, “Kung Fu”, a new musical about the life of Bruce Lee.

Tinabeth Pina visits 54 Below, a supper club that hosts nightly performances, to speak with their Director of Original Programming, Phil Geoffrey Bond, about the world of cabaret.

Barry Mitchell visits The Amygdaloids, a New York City band made up of scientists who shed their scientific garb at night and take to the stage with songs about love and life peppered with insights drawn from research about mind, brain and mental disorders.

Lisa Beth Kovetz speaks with an assortment of dancers and choreographers to ask, “how do we preserve and share choreography?”

Plus some of the best museum gift shops to visit this holiday season:
Guggenheim Store -
New-York Historical Society Museum Store -
The Jewish Museum Shops -

Guest List

Phil Geoffrey Bond Director of Original Programming, 54 Below

Jeff Edwards Dancer, Choreographer, Ballet Master, The Juilliard School

Penny Fuller Performer

David Henry Hwang Playwright in Residence, Signature Theatre

Adam Kantor Performer

Celia Keenan-Bolger Actor, “The Glass Menagerie”

Ph.D. Joseph E. LeDoux Center For Neural Science, New York University

Andrea Marcovicci Performer

Christopher Pennington Executive Director, The Jerome Robbins Foundation

Zachary Quinto Actor, “The Glass Menagerie”

Vivian Reed Performer

Ph.D. Daniela Schiller Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Jarrod Spector Performer

Amanda Thorpe The Amygdaloids

Anna Truxes Retail Business Manager, Guggenheim Museum

Jon Weatherman Supervisor of Merchandise Operations, New-York Historical Society

Lynne Weber Executive Director, The Dance Notation Bureau

Stacey Zaleski Director of Merchandising, The Jewish Museum

Web Extras

Thanksgivukkah - Jewish Museum

We went to the Jewish Museum gift shop to see their Chanukah menurkey for Thanksgivukkah

Cabaret: Jarrod Spector

Broadway Actor Jarrod Spector discusses his quest to redefine the definition of cabaret

Cabaret: Vivian Reed

Actress Vivian Reed talks about what Cabaret means to her and its importance

Cabaret: Andrea Marcovicci

Andrea Marcovicci talks about performing Moonlight Cocktail and sings for us

Cabaret: Making Better Actors

Lee Roy Reams and Martin Charnin discuss how doing cabaret made them better actors

Cabaret: Impact on Broadway

Lee Roy Reams and Martin Charnin talk about the major effects cabaret had on broadway

Cabaret: What Does It Mean?

Lee Roy Reams and Martin Charnin discuss the importance and the meaning of cabaret

Lewis Hine and JFK at the ICP

Brief explanations of two exhibits. The first of Lewis Hine and the second of JFK.