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Leigh Silverman strikes one for women on Broadway




Director Leigh Silverman, right, in a rehearsal for
Director Leigh Silverman, right, in a rehearsal for "The Lifespan of a Fact" with members of the all-female design team for the Broadway show.
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On today's show:

CHANGE COMES TO THE GREAT WHITE (AND MALE) WAY

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Broadway may be some 3,000 miles from Hollywood, but when it comes to who is hired to direct, the two venues couldn’t be closer. Men get almost all the jobs in both places. Leigh Silverman is the rare exception. She just directed Daniel Radcliffe in “The Lifespan of a Fact.” While the show stars two men (and one woman), every one of Silverman’s department heads was a woman, apparently the first time that’s ever been done on Broadway.

GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS FOR NETFLIX

(Starts at 1:00)

The streaming service broke viewership records last week with its original movie, "Bird Box," but it pulled an episode of Hasan Minhaj's "Patriot Act" from its service in Saudi Arabia after a protest from the Saudi government. Dade Hayes of Deadline.com talks with John about Netflix's mixed fortunes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2AsIXSh2xo

A Grammy nomination for Mary Gauthier's “Rifles and Rosary Beads” 

(Starts at 20:28)

Singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier brought military veterans and their families into the writing process for her latest album, “Rifles and Rosary Beads.” NPR music critic Ann Powers says Gauthier's album “is the product of compassion and a call for more compassion at a time when it's needed most.” And now Gauthier has a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. KPCC Veterans Affairs reporter Libby Denkmann spoke with Gauthier and with a wounded service member who says their collaboration helped heal the invisible injuries of war.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We4vcg2p0L8