Episode #1423

Tim Minchin’s Matilda & Battle of the High School Bands

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Friday, June 07, 2013

Matilda the Musical Matilda the Musical (Joan Marcus)

This week, on the eve of the Tony Awards, Studio 360 meets some of the stars who gave Broadway a remarkable year. Tom Hanks and George C. Wolfe tell Kurt Andersen about working on the last play by the late Nora Ephron, and Tim Minchin performs some songs from Matilda, the category-killing musical. And we begin our epic search for the best high school band ever! Ready, set, upload.

Tonys Preview: Remembering Nora Ephron

On Sunday, June 9, Broadway theater will celebrate itself at the 67th Tony Awards. Kurt Andersen spoke with Fiona Shaw, the star (and sole performer) of The Testament of Mary, which is nominated for Best Play; Tracy Letts, up for Best Actor in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf; and Tom Hanks ...

Bonus Track: Kurt Andersen talks with George C. Wolfe

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Battle of the High School Bands: Meet the Judges

Our judges come battle-tested by the tribulations of high school. Andrew W.K., the self-described “partiest man alive,” played in his Ann Arbor school’s jazz band, as well as bass and drums in several groups outside of school. Thao Nguyen (of Thao & the Get Down Stay Down) and her band ...

Submit your song to Studio 360’s Battle of the High School Bands

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Afro-Japanese Mashup Art

The defining mode of our time has got to be the mashup. There are mashup videos, mashup songs – wherever there’s a will to combine disparate bits of entertainment or art, there’s a mashup. And when it’s done right, the result can be something fresh and illuminating. Artist Iona Rozeal Brown ...

Slideshow: Paintings by Iona Rozeal Brown

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Little Tiny Stories by Jack Handey

This summer, humorist Jack Handey — the deep thinker of Saturday Night Live’s Deep Thoughts — will publish his first novel, The Stench of Honolulu. It’s a picaresque adventure about two guys looking to steal a golden idol in a dark, mysterious land called Hawaii. (Any resemblance to actual ...

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Tim Minchin and Matilda

At this year’s Tony Awards, a show about a strange little girl with horrible parents was nominated for no fewer than twelve awards — practically every category that it was eligible for. Matilda is based on Roald Dahl’s novel, and set to music by the Australian songwriter and comedian Tim Minchin ...

Video: Tim Minchin performs "When I Grow Up"

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