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Jeff Lunden

Jeff Lunden appears in the following:

Unearthed In A Library, 'Voodoo' Opera Rises Again

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Harlem Renaissance opera Voodoo has not been performed since 1928. A Columbia University researcher rediscovered the score, and now the Harlem Opera Theater hosts two performances.

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'Fun Home,' 'Curious Incident' Take Home Top Tony Honors

Monday, June 08, 2015

The Fun Home won best musical, best book and best original score — to name just a few of the honors. The award for best play went to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.

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First-Time Tony Award Nominees Enjoy New Fame, But Keep Day Jobs

Sunday, June 07, 2015

This year, several writers are up for Tony awards for the first time. But while the experience may be a time to celebrate, they're sticking to their day jobs and already eyeing the next project.

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Athol Fugard Breaks Fences Around 'The Painted Rocks At Revolver Creek'

Monday, May 11, 2015

The 82-year-old playwright says he thought he was done writing about South Africa after apartheid ended — but there were more stories in him, like this tale of a farmer who paints his life on rocks.

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Getting To Know The Real Story Was Key To Broadway's 'King And I' Revival

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The musical's heroine was inspired by an English-Indian governess who really did travel to the king of Siam's court. The revival, directed by Bartlett Sher, has received nine Tony nominations.

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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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