Drama club

May 23, 2019

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Santino Fontana and company in the Broadway production of “Tootsie.”

Santino Fontana and company in the Broadway production of “Tootsie.”

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Matthew Murphy, 2019

Theater magic, starting with “Tootsie” composer David Yazbek and musical theater obsessive John McWhorter on the art and wonder of tongue-twisting patter songs. Kurt Andersen talks with performance artist Taylor Mac on writing the new Broadway play, "Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus." And the odd mixture of religious fervor, class concerns and gender politics that made performing Shakespeare outdoors so popular in the United States.

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