Moises Kaufman http://kcur.org en Legacy Of Paul Robeson Restored In KC Rep's 'Tallest Tree In The Forest' http://kcur.org/post/legacy-paul-robeson-restored-kc-reps-tallest-tree-forest <p><a href="http://www.kcrep.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kansas City Repertory Theatre</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> launches its new season this week with a history lesson wrapped inside a musical. Called </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Tallest Tree in the Forest,</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> it examines both the&nbsp;contributions and controversies of Paul Robeson, who at the height of his acting and musical career was perhaps the most famous African-American man in the world.</span></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:19:00 +0000 Steve Walker 42560 at http://kcur.org Legacy Of Paul Robeson Restored In KC Rep's 'Tallest Tree In The Forest' Moises Kaufman Tackles "Into the Woods" At The Rep http://kcur.org/post/moises-kaufman-tackles-woods-rep <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d1c5dd24ec7-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d1c5dd24ec7-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d1c5dd24ec7-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-859546.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – When Eric Rosen, the artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, asked noted playwright and director Moises Kaufman to pick a musical he'd like to direct here, at the top of the list was Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods."</p> Fri, 11 Sep 2009 19:58:00 +0000 Steve Walker 1571 at http://kcur.org Moises Kaufman Tackles "Into the Woods" At The Rep An Interview With Tony Award Nominee Moises Kaufman http://kcur.org/post/interview-tony-award-nominee-moises-kaufman <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d1c5dd20d13-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d1c5dd20d13-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d1c5dd20d13-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-859807.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – From a glance at the cast of characters who populate the Stephen Sondheim musical "Into the Woods" - among them, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack in the Beanstalk - one could assume that the show is a romp for audiences of all ages. But a deeper look reveals that its inspirations include Bruno Bettleheim and Carl Jung, both of whom defined classic fables and fairy tales with a much darker palette.</p> Fri, 11 Sep 2009 19:34:00 +0000 Steve Walker 1570 at http://kcur.org An Interview With Tony Award Nominee Moises Kaufman