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Applause and The Sound of Applause

‘American Idiot’, Dobama and Steve Litt

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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‘American Idiot’, Dobama and Steve Litt Dee Perry shares an NPR interview with Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong about his Broadway hit American Idiot opening at Playhouse Square. Plus we raise the curtain on the Dobama Theater production of Kin with its playwright Bathsheba Doran. And Plain Dealer art and architecture critic Steve Litt joins us to share his thoughts on the new looks for Public Square and Playhouse Square, along with the WBOE mural that's been installed at Idea Center.

Additional Information

Billie Joe Armstrong‘s American Idiot is onstage at Playhouse Square Apr 25 - 27.

Bathsheba Doran‘s Kin is onstage at Dobama Theatre Apr 25 - May 25.

Steve Litt is the art and architecture critic for the Plain Dealer


Arts and Culture


Billie Joe Armstrong, musician

Bathsheba Doran, playwright

Shannon Sindelar, director

Steve Litt, Plain Dealer

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Special Thanks

Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.

ideastream Arts Funding

Production of arts and culture programming on ideastream is made possible by grants from:


By residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

The Cleveland Foundation; The Dominion Foundation; Eaton; The George Gund Foundation; The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation; The Kulas Foundation; The John P. Murphy Foundation; Stroud Family Exempt Trust; The Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation; and The Nord Family Foundation.


The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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Applause is an Emmy award-winning locally produced TV show that celebrates artists and cultural groups around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

The Sound of Applause, ideastream’s weekday radio magazine, celebrates the visual and performing arts, explores cultural trends, and examines current events through an artistic lens.

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Friday 11:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 PM

The Ohio Channel
Monday 12:30 AM / 4:30 AM / 8:30 PM
Tuesday 12:30 AM / 4:30 AM / 8:30 AM / 4:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 AM / 8:00 AM

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Saturday 6:30 PM
Sunday 12:30 PM

The Sound of Applause

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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer