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Angela Lansbury On Playing Mrs. Lovett.

Angela Lansbury is an actress who is currently starring in the tour of "Sweeney Todd," playing now in Philadelphia. "Sweeney Todd" is a musical with music by Stephen Sondheim based on the legend of "The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," a barber whose quest for revenge leads to murder. Lansbury stars as his accomplice, and won a Tony for the role. She joins the show to discuss the musical and working with Sondheim, singing, and acting.

54:38

George Hearn on Playing a Villain.

George Hearn is an actor currently starring in the tour of "Sweeney Todd," playing now in Philadelphia. "Sweeney Todd" is a musical with music by Stephen Sondheim based on the legend of "The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," a barber whose quest for revenge leads to murder. Hearn plays the title role. He joins the show to discuss the musical, playing Sweeney Todd, and his career in theater, television, and film. (INTERVIEW BY DANNY MILLER).

25:23

A Language Based on Sound and Song

Ethnomusicologist Steven Feld shares soundscapes of the daily life of indigenous rain forest communities in New Guinea. He explains the importance of song as a mode of communication in the cultures he studied.

03:36

Idle Dreams of Musical Stardom

Humorist Alice Kahn is a sweatshirt-clad mom who often fantasizes about becoming a musical starlet -- despite the fact that she can't carry a tune.

16:28

Singer Angelina Réaux.

Singer Angelina Réaux. She's gained international recognition for her interpretation of Kurt Weill music. She performed in a one-woman show, "Stranger Here Myself," a collection of Weill music, dramatically linked. (A recording of the show is on the Koch Classics International label). Réaux also performs in Opera and Concert engagements and collaborated with Leonard Bernstein in a some of his final projects: recordings of "West Side Story" and "A Quiet Place." She began her career in Broadway musicals.

15:34

Broadway Singer John Raitt.

Broadway singer John Raitt. He's the father of singer Bonnie Raitt. The two have collaborated on a new album of show tunes, "The Broadway Legend," (Angel). Raitt made his Broadway debut as Billy Bigelow in the original production of "Carousel." He also was in the original Broadway cast and film of "The Pajama Game." He's performed in many other musicals including "Oklahoma," and "South Pacific."

17:09

Broadway Singer John Raitt

Raitt is the father of singer Bonnie Raitt. The two have collaborated on a new album of show tunes, "The Broadway Legend." Raitt made his Broadway debut as Billy Bigelow in the original production of "Carousel." He also was in the original Broadway cast and film of "The Pajama Game." He's performed in many other musicals including "Oklahoma," and "South Pacific." (REBROADCAST from 11/30/95)

08:49

Veteran Actress Angela Lansbury

She's spent more than 50 years in the business on stage, and in film and television. When she was 17, she debuted in Gaslight and was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Ingrid Bergman's Cockney maid. Lansbury also played opposite Judy Garland in The Harvey Girls, was Elvis Presley's mother in Blue Hawaii, and played the manipulative mother in The Manchurian Candidate. On stage she starred in Mame and was the baker of the worst pies in London in Sweeney Todd. For 12 years she starred in the TV series Murder, She Wrote. (Rebroadcast from Nov. 28, 2000.)

06:28

Actor William Shatner

He's best known for playing Capt. James T. Kirk in the Star Trek television series and films. He's starred in a number of films including, recently, Miss Congeniality and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. (Rebroadcast from Nov. 1, 1993.)

27:42

From Teenage Doctor to Sitcom Staple

Actor Neil Patrick Harris is starring in the new CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother -- but most people know him as a teenage doctor in the early 1990s TV series Doogie Howser, MD, which is now available on DVD. Harris also played a parody of himself in the film Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.

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