Jeff Lunden

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Well Into Spring, 'Frozen' Soundtrack Keeps The Charts Cool

Friday, May 09, 2014

The soundtrack to Disney's Frozen has been the biggest-selling album of 2014, topping the Billboard album chart for 13 weeks.


Daniel Radcliffe's 'Crippled' Role Reaches Out To The Remote

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Harry Potter no longer, Daniel Radcliffe spends considerable time devoted to the stage. His latest Broadway role is in the Cripple of Inishmaan, a dark comedy about an isolated Irish community.


Conflicting Tales Of A School Shooting In 'The Library'

Monday, April 14, 2014

Steven Soderbergh's new play confronts the topic of school shootings head on, peering into the shattered lives of the survivors and the stories they tell.


Broadway Director Kenny Leon Opens Theater Doors To New Audiences

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Leon says he likes to attract diverse audiences, so different cultures rub together in the crowd. This spring, he's directing a revival of A Raisin in the Sun and a new musical inspired by Tupac.

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Road Between Broadway And Hollywood Isn't A One-Way Street

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

For years, the relationship only went one way: from stage to screen. But this spring, four big musicals are based on films, including favorites like Rocky, Aladdin and The Bridges of Madison County.


Oppression To Opera: Could A Woman's Courage Change Pakistan?

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Instead of killing herself, Mukhtar Mai took her rapists to court — and won. Her story has been turned into an opera which receives its world premiere in New York.


When 'Hit List' Got Another Shot At An Audience

Monday, December 09, 2013

At a concert staging, Smash die-hards get a look at what the show's second-season rock musical was meant to be like.


A Couple Of Knights (And Matinees) On Broadway

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Friends, X-Men, notables of the British Empire: Now Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have teamed up again on Broadway this season, performing two classic plays in repertory — Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Harold Pinter's No Man's Land.


Here's A Wild Idea For Shakespeare: Do It His Way

Sunday, November 10, 2013

In the new Broadway productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, imported from London's Globe Theatre, the director and actors put on the shows pretty much as the Bard would have staged them — with an all-male cast and everything.


Energetic, Intimate 'Letters' Reveal Private Leonard Bernstein

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Leonard Bernstein Letters, edited by Nigel Simeone, compiles correspondence to and from the legendary composer and conductor. The letters — from serious to silly — offer a detailed look at both the distinguished career and the adventurous personal life of a singular American genius.


For John Kander, A New 'Landing' At A Familiar Spot

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The 86-year-old Broadway titan — who co-wrote such hits as Cabaret and Chicago with the late Fred Ebb — is back with a new show and a new writing partner, 35-year-old Greg Pierce.


New York City's 'People's Opera' May Face Its Final Curtain

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The New York City Opera, nicknamed the "people's opera" by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia when it was founded 70 years ago, has always been a low-cost alternative to the more upscale Metropolitan Opera. The company may have to cancel its upcoming season if fundraising falls short.


'Mr. Burns' And Friends, Surviving Long Past The End Times

Friday, September 06, 2013

A smash hit in Washington, D.C., Anne Washburn's dark comedy looks forward nearly a century — past an apocalypse — to ask how we might remember, rebuild and renew our shared heritage.


Diverse Coalition Fights FCC Plan To Sell Wireless Airwaves

Monday, July 29, 2013

If all goes according to plan, sometime next year the Federal Communications Commission will auction off a chunk of the airwaves to wireless carriers. It promises to provide greatly improved service for smartphones and other wireless devices, as well as raise billions of dollars for the federal government. The auction could also create serious problems for businesses which depend on wireless microphones and intercoms, like professional football, mega-churches and Broadway.


'Love's Labours,' Tuned Up And Playing In The Park

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

For the first time since the Tony Award-winning adaptation of Two Gentlemen of Verona in 1972, New York's Public Theater is presenting a brand-new musical as part of the Shakespeare in the Park series. The team behind the hit Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson have adapted Love's Labour's Lost.

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From Carnegie Hall, A Youth Orchestra That's A National First

Saturday, July 13, 2013

There are youth orchestras and summer music camps all over the U.S., but Carnegie Hall may have created the best music camp ever. For the past two weeks, some of the country's best teenage musicians have gathered to create the first National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.


In The Rush To The Tonys, A Late Glut For Theatergoers

Sunday, June 09, 2013

A whirlwind finish for the Broadway season saw 19 shows open in March and April. Are producers skewing the process in hopes voters will pick fresher shows over faded memories from the fall? Jeff Lunden looks back at a so-so year on the Great White Way.


Clothes Make The Man (And The Woman, And The Show) On Broadway

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Among the hopefuls who might take home trophies at this weekend's Tony Awards are costume designers William Ivey Long and Dominique Lemieux. Jeff Lunden talks to the two about their work on Cinderella and Pippin, two of the season's better-upholstered revivals.


New Plays Turn Passive Audience Members Into Participants

Monday, May 27, 2013

Several productions in New York's smaller theaters aren't content with providing passive experiences — the audience is asked to participate. Here Lies Love, a new David Byrne musical about Imelda Marcos at the Public Theater, is set in a disco and the audience moves around, from scene to scene, dancing all the while. Natasha, Pierre and the Comet of 1812, is an electronic pop opera based on a portion of Tolstoy's War and Peace, and is set in a Russian restaurant where audiences are served a meal and vodka as part of the performance. And the audience explores a run-down hotel in Sleep No More, a dance/theater experience based loosely on Macbeth, following actors up and down floors and into different rooms.


Equity At 100: More Than Just A Broadway Baby

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The union of actors and stage managers, who banded together to improve working conditions in the early 1900s, marks its centennial this year. As Jeff Lunden reports, it's operating in an ever-shifting theatrical landscape.