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Bryan Cranston in 'Network' and other New York theater highlights




Bryan Cranston stars in the Broadway production of
Bryan Cranston stars in the Broadway production of "Network."
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On today's show:

A Big Year for the stage

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The end of the year has seen the opening of two big Broadway shows — "Network" with Bryan Cranston and Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird." But there were many other important shows during 2018 and John discusses the highlights with New York Times theater critic Jesse Green.

An urchin who will break your heart

(Starts at 8:27)

Using non-professional actors, the new Lebanese film "Capernaum" tells the story of an impoverished 12-year-old boy who sues his parents — and, in a way, the system — for bringing him into this world but not providing him with what he needs for a life. He's a street urchin, a runaway, but he's also a resilient captivating young person whose story, filmmaker Nadine Labaki hopes, will move people to think about kids like her main character all over the world. "Capernaum" received a 15-minute standing ovation and the Palm d'Or at Cannes this year. John Horn spoke with Labaki at the Middleburg Film Festival in Virginia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrgWHfGEsbE

Breaking Down 'Go Your Own Way'

(Starts at 19:46)

Lindsey Buckingham is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer. In 1974, he joined the band Fleetwood Mac, along with Stevie Nicks, his girlfriend at the time. A few year later, in 1977, Fleetwood Mac released the album "Rumours," which would go on to sell over 40 million copies and become the eighth highest-selling album in history. In this episode of Song Exploder, Buckingham breaks down “Go Your Own Way,” a song he wrote for that album about his relationship with Stevie Nicks.