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oct 2016 · The Arts
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Jim Zirin speaks with Bartlett Sher.

Tony award musical revivals like South Pacific and King and I. Riveting drama at Lincoln Center Theater like Awake and Sing and Oslo. Grand opera at the Met.  Few modern theatrical directors have shown the range and depth of Bart Sher. He tells Jim  what goes into a great director and how he makes his work resonate with contemporary political themes.

Dec 2014 · The Arts
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Jim Zirin speaks with Peter Gelb.

Criticized for controversial new productions featuring renowned theatrical directors and extravagant price tags, Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb stared down his detractors, won growing audiences and rescued the institution from stagnation. He tells Jim how he won respect for his “new vision” from unions, critics, donors and the general public.

Sep 2012 · The Arts
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Jim Zirin speaks with Wynton Marsalis.

Considered one of the greatest trumpeters ever, Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis is a man with a mission. As JALC celebrates a milestone 25th anniversary, he continues to develop audiences for jazz. Using the social media, he has become an advocate for all art forms,  which he seeks to integrate into a unified American culture. He tells Jim that once you turn freedom loose, there is no telling where it will go.

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