Jeff Lunden

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'1984' Comes To Broadway And 'It's Not An Easy Evening'

Saturday, June 17, 2017

George Orwell's dystopia returned to bestseller lists after the inauguration. "It's quite something to bring it to New York now, in this political climate," says adaptation co-author Duncan Macmillan.

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Sponsors Pull Support For 'Julius Caesar' That Seems To Depict Trump

Monday, June 12, 2017

Delta pulled its sponsorship of New York City's Public Theater over a production of Julius Caesar that seems to depict an assassination of President Trump.

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Stage Managers: You Can't See Them, But Couldn't See A Show Without Them

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Off in the wings, stage managers coordinate cast and crew, calling hundreds of cues during Broadway performances. They may not win Tony Awards, but without them, not even the curtain would go up.

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Why A Theater Director Made A 'Color-Conscious Choice' In 'Virginia Woolf' Casting

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A small theater in Portland, Ore., cast an African-American actor in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? But the Albee estate wouldn't grant the rights to produce the 1962 play.

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When It Comes To Family Musicals, Kids' Opinions Matter More Than Critics'

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Normally, critical reviews can kill a Broadway show, but not so for kid-focused musicals. Anastasia and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are currently on Broadway, vying for the kid seal of approval.

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'Indecent': A Play About A Play

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel is using a controversial Yiddish play more than a hundred years old as the basis for her first Broadway production.

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Two Stars Share The Stage, And The Roles, In 'Little Foxes'

Monday, April 24, 2017

"Great parts are meant to be played; they're not meant to be owned," says Laura Linney. So she and Cynthia Nixon have agreed to switch roles for each performance of Lillian Hellman's 1939 melodrama.

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Composer Tim Minchin Brings 'Groundhog Day' To Broadway

Monday, April 17, 2017

Composer Tim Minchin brings his musical adaptation of the film, Groundhog Day, to Broadway. It's the story of a cynical weatherman who is forced to relive the same day over and over again.

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Broadway Producers Reckon With A Crowded Season

Sunday, March 26, 2017

With 18 new shows — half of them musicals — opening this March and April, just before Tony nominations are announced, producers have to take risks to get their shows to stand out.

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A Blind Theatergoer's 'Hamilton' Lawsuit Aims Spotlight On Broadway Accessibility

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The class-action suit brought against the hit musical doesn't seek damages. The attorneys say the hope is to draw attention to Broadway's spotty record in serving audiences with disabilities.

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Not Your Grandpa's Circus: The Big Top Makes Room For Experimental Companies

Saturday, March 04, 2017

A nonprofit wants you to know that the circus is more than ringmasters and lion tamers — it's also an avant-garde art form.

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'Man Of Good Hope' Tells A Somali Refugee's Story — In Song

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The musical was inspired by Asad Abdullahi, who, as a child, embarked on a perilous journey through Africa. "It's sort of a Greek epic in its proportions," says director Mark Dornford-May.

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Broadway's Getting A New Theater, Which Is Also Its Oldest

Saturday, February 11, 2017

In New York City, the venerable Hudson Theater reopens this week, after nearly a half-century of being used for other purposes. It's the newest addition to Broadway's 40 stages.

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Yale Repertory Marks 50 Years As A Theater Incubator

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The theater — part of the Yale School of Drama — has given leading playwrights a place to refine their work. August Wilson said it was crucial to his development.

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Some Rockettes At Odds With Management Over Inauguration Performance

Saturday, January 07, 2017

The Rockettes are as American as apple pie, but some dancers in the famous troupe don't want to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration.

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Meet The Producer Who Runs Her Opera Empire From A Two-Bedroom Apartment

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Beth Morrison is not your typical moneyed arts patron — but over the past decade, she's managed to gather the funding and venue support to produce works by some of today's most innovative composers.

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Brooklyn Police And The People They Serve Improvise 'Understanding' On Stage

Saturday, December 31, 2016

What happens when you put seven cops and seven civilians in a rehearsal room once a week for 10 weeks? The result is a free show called To Protect, Serve, and Understand at the Brooklyn Music School.

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Taking A Crack At A New 'Nutcracker': This One's Set At The World's Fair

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon has a fresh take on the classic Christmas tale. The $4 million Joffrey Ballet production premieres Saturday, and doesn't center around a wealthy Victorian family.

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'Half Of Humanity Has Something To Say': Composer Kaija Saariaho On Her Met Debut

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Saariaho isn't the first woman composer to stage an opera at New York's Metropolitan Opera — just the first in more than a century. Her opera, L'Amour de Loin, has its New York premiere this week.

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Bringing A Christmas Classic To Wonderful Life — On Stage

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Librettist Gene Scheer says the drama of George Bailey's life is "an operatic story." So he, along with composer Jake Heggie, turned It's a Wonderful Life into an opera.

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