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New Season: Theater

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

David Cote, theater editor for Time Out New York, previews the fall theater season, including a revival of "Annie." Theater fans, what shows are you looking forward to? Post your picks here!

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Features

Long Island Businessman Accused of Defrauding Broadway Show 'Rebecca'

Monday, October 15, 2012

A New York businessman was arrested at his Long Island home Monday morning in connection with the failed Broadway production of "Rebecca," according to the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Rebecca Mystery

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Patrick Healy, New York Times theater reporter, talks about how turning the gothic novel Rebecca into a Broadway musical became a whodunit.

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Soundcheck

'Chaplin': The Man Behind The Little Tramp

Monday, October 01, 2012

For most, the name Charlie Chaplin calls to mind a tiny mustache, bowler hat, baggy pants, and a funny walk -- a whole slew of images, but all of them silent. Which perhaps makes the iconic silent film star an unlikely subject for a Broadway musical. And yet, Chaplin is at the center of one of Broadway’s newest musical productions, simply titled Chaplin.

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Features

Top Critics Weigh Broadway Fall Season

Monday, September 17, 2012

Many critics say they are unimpressed by the Great White Way's fall lineup. We asked two to weigh in on hits and misses for the new crop of Broadway shows that include Annie, Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf? and Glengarry Glen Ross.

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WQXR Blog

Musicians Protest New Parking Rules Near Theater District

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Broadway musicians are protesting new parking rules they say make it more difficult to find spaces on Ninth Avenue, near the theater district.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Peter and the Starcatcher

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Celia Keenan-Bolger, who stars as Molly in “Peter and the Starcatcher” and director Roger Rees talk about the Broadway production. In the play, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, a company of 12 actors plays more than a hundred characters, all on a journey to answer the question: How did Peter Pan become the Boy Who Never Grew Up? It’s playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

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WNYC News

Share Your Memories: Remembering 'A Chorus Line' Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

“A Chorus Line” composer Marvin Hamlisch, who died Monday, was remembered by his fans for his indelible mark on Broadway and in film.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"End of the Rainbow"

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tracie Bennett discusses her role as Judy Garland in “End of the Rainbow.” The play is set in December 1968, when Judy Garland is about to make her comeback... again. This drama offers insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures in American popular culture, and it features some of Garland's most memorable songs.

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Features

Kristin Chenoweth Injured on Brooklyn Set of ‘The Good Wife’

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Actress Kristin Chenoweth was injured on the set of the CBS drama "The Good Wife" and taken by ambulance to a hospital, her publicist and the show's producer said.

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Features

‘Harvey’ Cast Talks About Reviving an Imaginary Friend

Friday, June 29, 2012

The Roundabout Theatre Company is currently hosting a revival of “Harvey” — a play about a man and his best friend, who happens to be a tall, invisible, (presumably imaginary), rabbit. The plays stars were on The Leonard Lopate Show to discuss imaginary friends, working with an invisible rabbit and the “vocal appreciation” of an audience.

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Features

Musical 'Once' Sweeps Tony Awards

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Broadway musical "Once" won eight Tony Awards on Sunday night, including for best musical and best direction of a musical. The play "Peter and the Starcatcher" won five Tonys. Other big winners included "The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess," which won best revival of a musical, "Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman," which won best revival of a play and "Clybourne Park," which won for best play. See a full list of the award winners.

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Features

Tonys Set to Be An Awards Show Smackdown

Friday, June 08, 2012

The Tony Awards, to be held on Sunday and to be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will include showdowns between Nina Arianda in "Venus In Fur" and Tracie Bennett in "End of the Rainbow"; and Philip Seymour Hoffman and James Corden in the Best Actor category. "Once" will also be going up against "Newsies" for the Tony for best musical.

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Soundcheck

Tony Tony Tonys

Friday, June 08, 2012

The Tony Awards are coming up this weekend! Today on the podcast, we present the Tony-nominated performers and artists who visited our studios over the last months. Listen to live performances from: the cast of Once, Nice Work if You Can Get It lead Kelli O'Hara, The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess stars Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis...and a conversation with Newsies songwriter and composer Alan Menkin.

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Broadway's 'Peter and the Starcatcher' Nominated for a Best Directing Tony for its Two Directors

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

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.

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Here's The Thing

Jon Robin Baitz

Monday, June 04, 2012

Baitz tells Alec about the origin of his Broadway play, his short-lived adventures writing for television in Hollywood, and the relief of coming back to the theater.

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Features

NY Suit over 'Spider-Man' Musical Airs in Court

Friday, June 01, 2012

A judge has warned lawyers at the end of a two-hour hearing that she may narrow the scope of a lawsuit stemming from the Broadway production of "Spider-Man."

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Soundcheck

Best of Soundcheck: Audra McDonald & Norm Lewis

Monday, May 28, 2012

Four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is currently starring on Broadway in “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”– a newly reworked version of the 1935 American opera. In this special edition of Soundcheck, McDonald joins us in the Greene Space with co-star Norm Lewis to talk about updating an American classic - and to perform songs from the Broadway show.

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Soundcheck

"Once": In Studio

Friday, May 25, 2012

In 2006, the low-budget indie film “Once” – starring The Frames lead singer Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – was a surprise success, even picking up the Oscar in 2007 for Best Original Song. Now, the film has been adapted for Broadway - and once again, it’s a hit. The show received 11 Tony nominations earlier this month, and today, we’re joined by some of the cast for a live performance.

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Micropolis

Micropolis: Why Broadway Audiences Are Whiter Than Ever

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Broadway audiences historically have been overwhelmingly white. Last season, 83 percent of Broadway audiences were Caucasians – the highest percentage since the industry began keeping numbers. But just 1.5 percent of the overall audience last season was African American – the lowest it’s ever been.

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