Theater Review: “Born Yesterday”

Stepping into an iconic role is always risky. When the audience knows the original, there are bound to be comparisons. Judy Holliday became a star in 1946 with her powerhouse performance as Billie Dawn in Garson Kanin's "Born Yesterday." She reprised the role in the...

The Stars Of “Faceless”

Last week, I raved about "Faceless," a drama that's playing at The Rep in St. Louis. I liked it so much that I invited its two leads to join me in the studio to talk about it. Susaan Jamshidi plays the prosecutor, Claire, while Lindsay Stock plays Susie, the teenager...

Theater Review: “Faceless”

This is why we go to the theater. My wife and I saw a remarkable production last night. "Faceless" is about Susie Glenn (Lindsay Stock), an 18-year-old white woman from the suburbs of Chicago, who has been arrested for conspiring to commit acts of terrorism. After...

Steven Bach, “Cirque Du Soleil: Crystal”

Here's my conversation with Steven Bach, musical director for Cirque du Soleil's first ice show, "Crystal" (which plays four shows at the Family Arena in St. Charles this weekend). We talked about the difficulty in mounting an acrobatic show on ice, where they put the...

Bob Schieffer, “Overload”

Here's my conversation with Bob Schieffer, longtime CBS news anchor/reporter/analyst, about his new book, "Overload: Finding The Truth In Today's Deluge Of News." Among the questions I asked him: Is our current situation proof that more information doesn’t equal...

Broadway Weekend

I spent the weekend celebrating my mother's 93rd birthday with her, and my wife and daughter in New York City. While there, we took in three Broadway shows of different genres: a feel-good musical about 9/11, a farce where everything goes wrong, and a Noel Coward play...

Jop Hits 100

My wife and I attend lots of shows at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and a smile always crosses our faces whenever we see that the cast includes Joneal Joplin. We've seen him in "Follies," "You Can't Take It With You," "Witness For The Prosecution," and many...

Todd Robbins, “True Nightmares”

Todd Robbins returned to my show today to talk about the second season of "True Nightmares," the show he hosts on Investigation Discovery (ID). It includes dramatic re-creations of real stories about grave robbers, mysterious murders, and other dark and twisted crimes...

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