Jeff Lunden

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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.


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.


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.


Steinway Bids Farewell To Its Historic Hall

Saturday, December 27, 2014

New York is saying goodbye to another historic building. Steinway Hall, the main showroom for Steinway & Sons pianos, will be moving to a new location, leaving its home of almost 90 years on 57th Street near Carnegie Hall. The first floor has been designated a landmark and will be ...


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.


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."


Reviving 'Allegro': Even Rodgers And Hammerstein Had Flops

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II may have been one of the most successful writing teams in Broadway history — think of Oklahoma! and The Sound of Music, just to name a couple of their hits.

In 1947, they were at the top of their game. Rodgers told a radio ...


Oratorio Tackles The Issue Of Leaks From 'The Source'

Saturday, October 25, 2014

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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.


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.


Seeing Neurological Patients As Characters, Not Case Studies

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Peter Brook is truly the grand old man of world theater. He became famous with his productions at the Royal Shakespeare Company in the early 1960s; wrote the seminal theater text The Empty Space; and started the International Centre for Theatre Research in Paris, where he developed such plays as ...


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.


Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Go 'Cheek To Cheek' On New Album

Saturday, September 20, 2014

You might think they go together like oil and water, or chalk and cheese.

"I think it's probably what a lot of people are thinking when they hear Tony Bennett wants to do a jazz album with Lady Gaga," says Gaga herself of her new collaborative ...


Nonesuch At 50: A Record Label Without Borders

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It began as a small classical label selling records at modest prices. A half-century later, it issues albums from big names in a spectrum of contemporary music from all parts of the globe.


Souls Tumbling In The Light

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Every fall, birds head south and, around Sept. 11, New York sends two beams into the sky. When birds and lights collide, that could mean trouble — but New York is surprisingly gentle.


Met Opera Tentatively Settles With 2 Major Unions

Monday, August 18, 2014

While agreements with 10 more unions need to be reached by Tuesday night, the deal struck with two of the Met's major unions represents a major turning point in a bitter dispute.


On The Eve Of A Possible Lockout, Met Opera Talks Remain Contentious

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Labor disputes are nothing new to the Met Opera, but never have they been so public. With a deadline looming, both sides signal that negotiations are going nowhere.


War Of Words At Met Opera May Signal Shutdown

Saturday, July 26, 2014

When an opera company is in the midst of contentious labor negotiations, the results can be dramatic. This week, the war of words between unions and management at New York's Metropolitan Opera, the world's largest opera company, escalated. An Aug. 1 shut down now seems likely.

At the center of ...


Bobby Patterson's 'Got More Soul,' Heart And Spirit

Saturday, July 26, 2014

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Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers

Thursday, July 24, 2014

If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.

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