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Competition for The Bard and The Tony

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A show that can take on both Shakespeare and a group of Tony nominees sounds like a wonder and “Something Rotten” appears to be just that.

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WNYC News

In the Living Room with a Gay Dad and a Lesbian Daughter

Friday, May 01, 2015

"Fun Home" transforms cartoonist Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir into an affecting, yet buoyant, chamber musical.

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Studio 360

“An American in Paris” Dances Its Way to the Stage

Thursday, April 30, 2015

“An American in Paris” is one of Hollywood’s most famous Golden Age musicals. Now it's a Broadway musical, up for 12 Tony Awards.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Story of Theater Today: Chaos, Comedy, and Shakespeare

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, Scott Ellis "On the Twentieth Century.” Austin Pendleton and Peter Sarsgaard's "Hamlet.” David Hyde Pierce, Brian Hargove with "It Shoulda Been You.”

The Brian Lehrer Show

Backstage Broadway

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Tony-Award winning Broadway producer David Black shares stories from his long career and the people he met, from Laurence Olivier and Julie Harris, to Donald Trump and Richard Nixon.

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Around Broadway

A Beautiful Gershwin Broadway Ballet

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Broadway has been going to the movies for so long it’s surprising the 1951 movie-musical “An American in Paris” has only now been turned into a stage show, which is up for 12 Tonys.

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WQXR Blog

'American in Paris,' 'Fun Home' Get a Leading 12 Tony Noms

Monday, April 27, 2015

"An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" each received 12 Tony Award nominations.
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WNYC News

'King and I' Waltzes onto Broadway

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A new revival of the 1951 production maintains the sweep and romance of the original Rodgers and Hammerstein show while toning down the more problematic parts. 

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Classics For Kids

Classical Music that Turned into Musical Theater

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Tune into Classics for Kids this week to hear about classical pieces that inspired Broadway shows.

Around Broadway

'Gigi' Takes Broadway, Again

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The 1958 movie musical “Gigi" won nine Oscars, but a 1973 theatrical production did not enjoy similar success. Now a new stage version starring Vanessa Hudgens has opened on Broadway.

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Operavore

Review: Renée Fleming Makes Broadway Debut as Vain Diva in 'Living on Love'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The best moments in this mixed bag of a play are the inside-y opera ones, writes Operavore critic David Patrick Stearns.
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Conducting Business

Do Broadway Musicals Have a Place on the Opera Stage?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chicago Tribune chief theater critic Chris Jones says that nothing lights up his e-mail inbox like an opera company staging a Broadway musical using full amplification.

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Studio 360

Sydney Lucas, the 11-Year-Old Actor Who Owns Broadway's "Fun Home"

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The new Broadway musical "Fun Home" deals with some very adult themes — but it's 11-year-old Sydney Lucas who steals the show.
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Death, Sex & Money

Hedwig, Older and a Little Less Angry

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

John Cameron Mitchell created Hedwig and the Angry Inch when he in his 30s. Now he's playing the title role on Broadway, and says aging and loss have given the show new meaning.

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Around Broadway

The Not-For-Tourists Dark Comedy 'Hand to God' Opens on Broadway

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Robert Askins’s dark comedy "Hand to God" has already had two productions Off Broadway. Now it’s making the leap to the big time.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Elizabeth Warren, Tim Gunn & "Skylight" on Broadway

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segment's from the week! 
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The Leonard Lopate Show

An Unexpected Visit Leads to Conflict, and Desire

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Actors Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, along with writer David Hare, talk about the new Broadway production of “Skylight.” 

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Studio 360

John Cameron Mitchell Slips Back into the Dress

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The original transgender rock operetta, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” found its inspiration in the militarized atmosphere of Cold War Berlin.

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Around Broadway

Still Heidi After All These Years

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"The Heidi Chronicles," the most celebrated play by the late Wendy Wasserstein, has returned to Broadway in a new production at the Music Box Theatre.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Patti LuPone Revives Gershwin and Tennessee Williams

Monday, March 23, 2015

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone talks about her return to 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club that she opened nearly 3 years ago.

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