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Jeff Lunden

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Bill Nighy And David Hare Team Up Again In 'Skylight' Revival

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

"Our paths haven't crossed — we've beaten a path towards each other," says playwright David Hare. "Bill is my favorite leading man." Nighy is now starring in a revival of Hare's Skylight on Broadway.

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Bringing Mothers In Prison Closer To Their Children, Through Music

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Mothers in prison rarely get a chance to see or touch their children — or sing them a lullaby. A group of professional musicians is helping female inmates in New York City to create those connections.

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Helen Mirren Extends Her Elizabethan Reign In 'The Audience'

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Playwright Peter Morgan eavesdrops on more than 60 years of private conversations between Queen Elizabeth II, played by Mirren, and her prime ministers in The Audience.

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One Playwright's 'Obligation' To Confront Race And Identity In The U.S.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has written a trilogy of provocative and fantastical explorations of race. His latest, based on a 1859 melodrama, pokes fun at conventions while raising difficult questions.

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One-Man Show Casts 'Brilliant' Light On Realities Of Suicide, Depression

Friday, January 30, 2015

The off-Broadway play Every Brilliant Thing tackles its dark subject through audience participation and comedy. Both critics and audience members have described it as incredibly moving.

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How Broadway Is Losing Its 'Middle Ground'

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Producer Darren Bagert says there's a boom-or-bust environment on Broadway — you're either a huge hit or you close quickly. Two of the fall's most highly anticipated musicals are closing this month.

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Steinway Bids Farewell To Its Historic Hall

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The resplendent New York piano showroom is shutting down to make way for luxury condos. But that doesn't mean the company is going anywhere.

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Don't Let The Kasha Vanish: Diners Band Together To Save Café Edison

Monday, December 08, 2014

Also known as the Polish Tea Room, the Café Edison is a favorite of regular New Yorkers and Broadway stars and crew. Now, Jeff Lunden reports it's being threatened with eviction by its landlord.

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Lyricist Adolph Green's Influence Remains 100 Years After His Birth

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Tuesday marks the 100th birthday of Adolph Green, the eccentric author and lyricist of "On the Town," "Peter Pan," and "Bells are Ringing."

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Reviving 'Allegro': Even Rodgers And Hammerstein Had Flops

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Allegro arrived on Broadway with a cast of close to 100 and the biggest advance ticket sales in Broadway history at the time. But reviews were mixed and the musical only lasted a season.

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Oratorio Tackles The Issue Of Leaks From 'The Source'

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The oratorio is a time-honored way for classical composers to tell a big story. Composer Ted Hearne thinks so too. His new oratorio, The Source, takes on the story of Chelsea Manning and WikiLeaks.

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'Little Dancer' Musical Imagines The Story Behind Degas' Mysterious Muse

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ballerina Marie Van Goethem started modeling for Edgar Degas around 1878 and inspired his statue Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. But history lost track of her after she left the Paris Opera.

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The Unadaptable 'Curious Incident' Gets A Stage Adaptation

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Author Mark Haddon never imagined The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time would work as a play — he judged his writing by its unadaptability. But now it is one, and critics are loving it.

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Seeing Neurological Patients As Characters, Not Case Studies

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Legendary theater director Peter Brook is working on a new play centered on people with unusual conditions — like synesthesia, extraordinary memory or the inability to sense their own bodies.

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New Boston Symphony Music Director Andris Nelsons: 'It's Not A Job — It's Life'

Friday, September 26, 2014

The 35-year-old Latvian conductor brings a sincerity and enthusiasm to his position, marking the end of a three-year period of uncertainty for one of America's oldest and most respected ensembles.

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Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Go 'Cheek To Cheek' On New Album

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The legendary crooner and pop superstar have a natural chemistry on their new collaborative album, which might introduce a new generation of pop fans to the world of jazz.

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Nonesuch At 50: A Record Label Without Borders

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It began as a small classical label selling records at modest prices. A half-century later, it issues albums from big names in a spectrum of contemporary music from all parts of the globe.

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Souls Tumbling In The Light

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Every fall, birds head south and, around Sept. 11, New York sends two beams into the sky. When birds and lights collide, that could mean trouble — but New York is surprisingly gentle.

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Met Opera Tentatively Settles With 2 Major Unions

Monday, August 18, 2014

While agreements with 10 more unions need to be reached by Tuesday night, the deal struck with two of the Met's major unions represents a major turning point in a bitter dispute.

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On The Eve Of A Possible Lockout, Met Opera Talks Remain Contentious

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Labor disputes are nothing new to the Met Opera, but never have they been so public. With a deadline looming, both sides signal that negotiations are going nowhere.

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