Jeff Lunden

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A 'Caesar' With An African Accent

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The plays of William Shakespeare are known for their enduring universality, so the Royal Shakespeare Company's new production of Julius Caesar -- set in a chaotic African dictatorship, with an all-black cast — makes a certain sense.


'Matilda' Brings Beloved Book To Broadway

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Roald Dahl's beloved children's novel is set to hit the stage as a Broadway musical. The musical's creators say the show skews closer to the beloved book than to Danny DeVito's 1996 movie, leaning more on the original's naughty charm.


On Broadway, Old Shows And New Tricks

Saturday, April 06, 2013

These days, a hit show can run not just for years but for decades. So how do you keep it fresh for new audiences? Reporter Jeff Lunden talks to people who work on three of Broadway's biggest hits to find out.


'Kinky Boots' Walk Cyndi Lauper To Broadway

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Kinky Boots, the quirky independent British film, has been turned into a splashy Broadway musical with a score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper. Reporter Jeff Lunden takes look.


Nora Ephron's 'Lucky Guy' And Tom Hanks Make Their Broadway Debuts

Monday, April 01, 2013

Lucky Guy is one of the spring theater season's most highly anticipated plays. It stars Hanks, in his first Broadway performance, as tabloid journalist Mike McAlary. Director George Wolfe calls Ephron's last play "a love poem to journalism."


Singing The Praises Of Pre-Dawn Walks

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."

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For This Pair Of Clowns, 'Old Hats' Means New Laughs

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.

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'Don't Underestimate The Guts' Of This Modern Leading Lady

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.


A Cooler Roof For A New 'Cat'

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.


'Oklahoma!' Actress Celeste Holm Dies At 95

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!


50 Years Later, Still Free, Still Battling The Weather

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.

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Requiem For A Cabaret: The Oak Room Closes

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.

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London Smash 'Two Guvnors' Comes To Broadway

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.


A Homecoming For Rachel Griffiths On Broadway

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.


'Once' And Again: A Love Story Gets A Second Life

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.


Osvaldo Golijov

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 ...


Baroque Software

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, ...


Exiled in Hollywood

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.