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This edition: Leading Ladies 2009

Episode Details

Original tape date: September 30, 2009.

Our four Tony Award winning Leading Ladies-- Laura Benanti, Beth Leavel, Bebe Neuwirth and Alice Ripley - discuss performances they've seen that have made a lasting impact on them; the moment when they realized that a life in the theatre was what they wanted; what it's like originating a role, playing a character in a revival and replacing someone in a show; the roles they never seem to get cast in; their relationship with the audience during a show and after at the stage door; and their thoughts on the audition process.

Guest List

Laura Benanti Actress

Beth Leavel Actress

Bebe Neuwirth Actress

Alice Ripley Actress

Howard Sherman Moderator, American Theatre Wing