Sarah LaDuke


Sarah grew up in Saranac Lake, NY where she worked part time at Pendragon Theatre all through high school and college, primarily backstage as she is a truly superficial [read: bad] actress. She graduated from SUNY Albany in 2006 with a BA in English and started at WAMC a few weeks later as a part-time board-op in the control room. Through a series of offered and seized opportunities she is now the producer ofThe Roundtable


Arts & Culture
10:12 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Festival, Brewery, Benefit - and that's just in the next few days.

Jeff Tweedy playing in Brooklyn
Wilco's Instagram Feed

Our friends in the rock-band, Wilco, are busy guys. In the last year they launched their own label (dBpm) and released their latest album (The Whole Love) on it - this weekend they are kicking off this year's Newport Folk Festival and playing at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Philip Glass

  • Interview
  • Supplemental Audio - Glass discusses "The Perfect American"

Iconic contemporary composer, Philip Glass, joins us to share his thoughts on his 75th birthday year and the benefit concert he's playing tomorrow night at the Garrison Institute.

The Garrison Institute is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization whose mission is to apply the power of contemplation to social and environmental change. Glass previously performed there at their founding in 2003.

The Roundtable
11:47 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Powerhouse Theater - "Murder Ballad" - Julia Jordan and Trip Cullman

Murder Ballad is the second Martel Musical of this Powerhouse season. We speak with writer, Julia Jordan, and director, Trip Cullman.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed July 11, 2012

"Ballin'" at The Spectrum

Ballin' at the Graveyard - a documentary made by Albany filmmakers Paul Kentoffio and Basil Anastassiou and Co-Produced by Spectrum 8 owner Keith Pickard, Ballin' at the Graveyard is an intensely personal look into the society and community of pickup basketball as told by a group of hardcore ballers at Albany's Washington Park - aka, the Graveyard. It begins screening at The Spectrum this weekend.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Bard SummerScape 2012 - "The Imaginary Invalid"

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

Starting this Friday, Bard SummerScape will present a production of Moliere's famous - and famously final - comedy of manners - The Imaginary Invalid. The all-male cast is directed by Erica Schmidt and stars Ethan Phillips in the title role and Peter Dinklage as his informed and ultimately influential maid. Here, we speak with the extremely talented trio about the production.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Tanglewood - Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters, Keith Lockhart, and The Boston Pops
Stu Rosner

Star of stage and screen (large and small), Bernadette Peters, will perform withe Keith Lockhart and The Boston Pops in the Shed at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA on Sunday, July 8th at 2:30pm.

We welcome her to the show and speak with her about Sondheim, The Muppets, Broadway Barks, and more.

Music Clips:

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The Roundtable
11:30 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Out of the Pits' Artful Canine Show at The Way Out Gallery in Rensselaerville, NY

Helen of Troy

We are joined in studio by Cydney Cross (President of Out of the Pits, Inc.), Helene Goldberger (board member), and Helen of Troy - a rescue-turned-therapy dog, to discuss the work that Out of the Pits does to save pitbulls and help their public image. The Artful Canine Show at the Way Out Gallery is a fundraiser for Out of the Pits - with artwork from Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Sue Coe, Dorothy McDevitt, and many others.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Chester Theatre Company's 23rd Season

from CTC website

Chester Theatre Company’s theme for this summer’s season - their 23rd - is “Uncommon Love Stories,” and they kick off the summer this week with a production of Animals Out of Paper by 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Rajiv Joseph.   We speak with artistic director, Byam Stevens, about that show and the rest of the season's offerings.

The Roundtable
9:45 am
Thu June 28, 2012

"The Fortress of Solitude" at Powerhouse

The first Martel Musical of New York York Stage and Film and Vassar College's Powerhouse Theatre's 28th Season is The Fortress of Solitude - the play is based on Jonathan Lethem's best-selling novel of the same name.  The show is conceived of and directed by Daniel Aukin, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and book by Itamar Moses. We speak with this creative trio of theatre super-men about developing the show.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu June 28, 2012

"Abigail/1702" playwright, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College present Powerhouse's production of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's play, Abigail/1702, directed by David Esbjornson and starring Chloë Sevigny, Patrick Heusinger, Laila Robins, Paxton Whitehead, and Millbrook, NY 4th grader Lucas Pfeifer. The show runs through July 8.