Jeff Lunden

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Jaap Van Zweden Named Next Music Director Of The New York Philharmonic

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The New York Philharmonic has appointed the 55-year-old Dutch conductor and violinist as its next music director. Does this mark a new artistic direction for the vaunted orchestra?


Young Theater Fans Find Their Tribe At The First Ever BroadwayCon

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

For one 14-year-old fan, BroadwayCon was a chance to meet people who understand her theater obsession. "We can share what we love," she says.


'Glory Of The World' Is More Wacky Birthday Party Than Traditional Play

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Glory of the World is a new play that celebrates author and Catholic monk Thomas Merton — but it isn't really about Merton. "Everybody is far more complicated than that one simple line about being a great mystic, a great Buddhist, a great activist, whatever," says playwright Charles Mee. ...


Why Do Theater? Every Year, International Festival Looks For Answers

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Every January, as temperatures plummet, New York's Public Theater opens its doors to Under the Radar, a festival that features cutting-edge theater from around the world. Occasionally, these shows have moved onto the radar — like Gatz, an eight-hour adaptation of The Great Gatsby, which eventually had several runs ...


Song From Broadway Musical 'Hamilton' Celebrates Founding Mothers

Friday, December 25, 2015

As part of NPR's year-end series "One That Got Away", reporter Jeff Lunden tells us about his favorite song from the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. It's not about the founding fathers...


Conductor Kurt Masur Dies At 88

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Kurt Masur, the German conductor whose career spanned leading an orchestra in East Germany to more than a decade of reshaping the New York Philharmonic, has died at 88.


Andrew Lloyd Webber Says Music Empowers In 'School Of Rock'

Monday, December 07, 2015

The composer teamed up with Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey, to create the new rock musical adaptation of the 2003 movie.


'Invisible Thread' Is More Than A Musical About Uganda

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Based on co-writer Griffin Matthews' experiences in the country, Invisible Thread explores the connection between an American gay couple and a group of Ugandan orphans.


Nonprofit Roundabout Is A Regional Theater Right On Broadway

Saturday, November 28, 2015

When most people hear the words "regional theater," they think of stages all across the country, in places like Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. But one of the most successful nonprofit regional theaters is in New York on Broadway. The Roundabout Theatre has five stages and 30,000 subscribers and ...


A New Kind Of Tragic Prince In 'King Charles III'

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Mike Bartlett's play King Charles III is a Shakespearean meditation on what might happen if Prince Charles became king — and caused a crisis by sticking to his principles rather than what's popular.


Annaleigh Ashford Barks Up The Right Tree On Broadway

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Annaleigh Ashford is down to earth. Very down to earth. Sitting in her Broadway dressing room, she talks about all of the people who've inhabited that same space – Denzel Washington, Ian McKellen and, most recently, Larry David, who left a sticker with his name by the toilet.

"Occasionally I ...


Farewell To Blackfaced Otellos At The Met

Monday, September 21, 2015

In its season opening production, New York's Metropolitan Opera abandons the tradition of darkening the skin of tenors portraying the title role in Verdi's Otello.


New Play On Incarceration Has The Fingerprints Of Real-Life Prisoners

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Whorl Inside A Loop, a new play opening in New York, looks at six inmates in a medium security prison and the actress who agrees to teach them how to tell their stories — as she steal...


At 75, Tanglewood's Student Program Holds Focus On New Music And People Making It

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Boston Symphony's summer program for young musicians has long been commissioning works and fostering new talent.


A Hip-Hop Soundtrack For A Musical About Alexander Hamilton? Sure, Why Not?

Friday, August 07, 2015

The new musical about the U.S.'s Founding Fathers — set to a mostly hip-hop score — that everyone's been talking about for months and months finally opens officially on Broadway Thursday night.


A Hip-Hop Soundtrack For A Musical About Alexander Hamilton? Sure, Why Not?

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The new musical about the U.S.'s Founding Fathers — set to a mostly hip-hop score — that everyone's been talking about for months and months finally opens officially on Broadway Thursday night.


'Who Does That?!' Broadway Stars React To Badly Behaved Audiences

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The set for the first scene of the Broadway comedy Hand to God is a fairly realistic depiction of a church basement and, since there's no curtain at the theater, it's in full view of audience members when they enter. A week ago, a 19-year-old college student jumped onstage to ...


The Mornin' Ain't So Beautiful For This Dark 'Oklahoma!' Production

Monday, July 06, 2015

In upstate New York, an experimental staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic sets a key scene in total darkness and adds coldblooded murder to the plot.


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.


'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.