Jeff Lunden appears in the following:
Monday, April 01, 2013
Winter Morning Walks, an album featuring jazz composer Maria Schneider and soprano Dawn Upshaw, revolves around meditations on nature and beauty by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser. All three artists have had battles with cancer — when, Schneider says, "everything in life becomes heightened."
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Theatrical clowning duo Bill Irwin and David Shiner haven't shared the spotlight onstage since the late 1990s. Now, with a collaborative theater project running at off-Broadway's Signature Theatre, they bring their zany brand of participatory slapstick to a new generation.
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Winning a leading role on Broadway by way of a reality TV show may not have been the most traditional career path. But Laura Osnes proved she was the real deal. The young actress leads a revival of Cinderella opening this weekend.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
A Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' iconic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof may feature big names, but it aims for a quiet kind of authenticity. Director Rob Ashford asked his cast to take their characters off the pedestal of dramatic history and put them back in the scene.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The Academy Award-winning actress was a star on both stage and screen, best known for roles in Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve and Oklahoma!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
This summer marks the half-century anniversary of Central Park's Delacorte Theater, home of the free annual Shakespeare in the Park. Jeff Lunden looks at the theater's beginnings and how it continues its work today with a new production of As You Like It.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
One of New York's most loved cabaret spaces will not return after renovations. Singer Andrea Marcovicci was kind of a lifer at the Oak Room. For 25 years she performed there, surrounded by its burnished wood panels and ornate wall sconces.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A British comedy that was the fastest selling ticket in the history of London's West End opens on Broadway tonight with its original cast. As Jeff Lunden reports, One Man, Two Guvnors is full of whimsically portrayed stereotypes — and is based on 500-year-old comic traditions.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
The Australian actress known in the U.S. for her role on HBO's Six Feet Under returns to her roots as a stage actress in Other Desert Cities. "Theater was where I began," she says.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Once, the 2007 film about a street musician and Czech immigrant who pen songs during an unforgettable week in Dublin, is now an off-Broadway musical. John Tiffany, the acclaimed director of Black Watch, collaborates with Irish playwright Enda Walsh to tell the emotionally charged love story.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Critics have said that Osvaldo Golijov may be the first significant classical music composer to define the sound of the 21st century. It's part of the reason why he was named a MacArthur fellow in 2003. Jeff Lunden spoke with Golijov about his love ...
Friday, May 12, 2006
Can a computer compose Baroque music as well as Bach? Some programmers and musicologists are trying to find out. Jeff Lunden explains why.
Saturday, January 01, 2005
When surrounded by harmonious caroling during the holiday season, do you ever secretly wonder whether you're tone deaf? You can take heart, because true tone deafness, otherwise known as congenital amusia, is actually quite rare. Jeff Lunden talked with scientists trying to unlock the mystery of this discordant condition.
Saturday, September 27, 2003
Back in the fall of 1892, the prominent Czech composer Antonin Dvorak sailed to New York and wound up staying for three and a half years. While he was here he created several masterworks, including his best known, the New World Symphony. Jeff Lunden explains that with that piece, ...
Saturday, June 28, 2003
In the 1930s and '40s, Hollywood became a major destination for European composers fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe, and they made Tinseltown an important musical center, not just for film scores, but for contemporary classical music. Produced by Jeff Lunden.
Saturday, February 22, 2003
How some singers can pull a perfect "A" out of thin air — and how it can sometimes drive them crazy. An exploration of one of the most mysterious natural musical abilities, the phenomenon known as perfect pitch. Produced by Jeff Lunden.
Saturday, November 09, 2002
A big hit on Broadway right now is a revival of Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, starring Edie Falco and Stanley Tucci. The play is what theater people call a two-hander — because it uses only two actors to tell its story. Two-handers are cheap ...
Saturday, August 24, 2002
One recent Sunday in New York, composer Neely Bruce brought together six marching bands, a dozen choruses, a West African Drumming Ensemble, Javanese Gamelan, West Indian Steel Drums, bagpipers, and a fife and drum corps. Jeff Lunden was there for this afternoon of organized chaos.
Saturday, April 20, 2002
A playwright relies on help from other artists to realize his or her vision, most importantly the director. Playwright David Grimm was excited his new play about Christopher Marlowe was being performed in Washington…but he was wholly unprepared for the director’s vision.
Saturday, April 06, 2002
When you eat soup, does it taste pointy or round? When you listen to music, do you see colors? If so, then you might have synesthesia, a neurological condition where something stimulates one sense, but two senses respond.