The Broadway show "Peter and the Starcatcher" is now up for nine Tony Awards — the most of any production in 2012. What is unusual is that one of it its nominations — Best Direction — is for its two directors: Richard Rees and Alex Timbers.
New York is among the top-10 city destinations for travelers this summer, according to a recent survey.
Some consider Amos Vogel the leading figure of modern film culture as he ushered in political and experimental films as well as documentaries in the late 1930s and early 1940s.
It's not a new trend, but this year many plays and dramas are seeing their full casts transfer from off-Broadway to the Broadway stage. Watch scenes from some of the season's offerings here. Plus, recommendations from the critics on what to see and what not to see.
The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival kicks off on Thursday and Downtown Manhattan is preparing to once again host the festival’s stars, filmmakers and their fans. Get festival highlights.
For the first time in 12 years, tall ships will sail into New York Harbor next month to mark Fleet Week, the bicentennial of The War of 1812 and to commemorate the writing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Chances are if you see a Broadway musical, it's something you've already seen. The selections include many Off-Broadway transfers, revivals and movies made into stage musicals. WNYC invited Elisabeth Vincentelli, of The New York Post, and Scott Brown, of New York Magazine, to give their takes on “Evita,” “Newsies” and “Once.”
WNYC News host and reporter Richard Hake joins us for a look back at the historical events that form the basis of the new Broadway musical 'Newsies.'
Starting Sunday, New York shoppers will get a tax break.
"Newsies," a new Disney musical starring Jeremy Jordan, opened on Broadway Thursday night at the Nederlander Theatre. Check out a slideshow of real newsboys selling papers in New York City and scenes from the Broadway musical.
The area known as South Village is made up mostly of 19th century merchant houses, turn of the century tenements and small theatres that have produced some of New York's most influential artists.
Spring returns to New York City earlier this year in Little Italy as Openhouse Gallery presents its second annual Park Here, the Indoor Pop-up Park — a free space that simulates the outdoors with 75 degree conditions, lush grass, trees, flowers and space to eat lunch, relax and play.
“Mary Poppins” just celebrated a fifth year on Broadway with over 2,130 performances. The producers of the show gave WNYC host Richard Hake a unique opportunity to experience the show by transforming him into a Chimney Sweep. See a slideshow here.
Richard Hake fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Rebecca Charles of Pearl Oyster Bar gives us a primer on how to prepare and enjoy summer seafood! Then, we’ll look at the personalities and events that dominated prohibition-era New York. Jane Borden talks about trying to adapt southern hospitality to New York City and her transformation into a “hipster-debutante.” Plus, Please Explain is all about roller coasters!
Guest host Richard Hake fills in for Leonard. He’ll speak with Peter Elkind and Jennifer Reingold from Fortune magazine about a scandal at Pfizer, the world’s largest drug company. Charles Lachman tells us about President Grover Cleveland’s sex scandal and the child he fathered out of wedlock. Graphic designer and typographer Paul Shaw talks about the use of Helvetica in New York’s subway system. Plus, Our latest Backstory segments look at the brutal government crackdown in Syria, and at a large dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
With the eyes of the world scrutinizing the royal couple's every move, there’s a British tradition they may want to enjoy to get away from it all. That of course is Afternoon Tea.
Theater critics Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Post and Adam Feldman of Time Out New York agree that this spring is the best theater season they've seen on Broadway in a long time. But that may be the only thing they agree on. Listen to their conversation with WNYC host Richard Hake about spring shows on Broadway.
Today marks the bicentennial of the Manhattan street grid system, a latice-work of streets created during a time when the city's population exploded and the streets needed to be ordered in a "regular way," according to NYU professor and curator of an upcoming museum exhibit, Hilary Ballon.
At 96th Street and 3rd Avenue on what's normally a leisurely walk from the subway at the end of a work week, there was quite a commotion. How did this jeep get on top of the town car? Fortunately the drivers of both vehicles didn't seem injured. Nonetheless, emergency medical technicians were checking them out in an ambulance.