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Zach Braff And Marin Mazzie On 'Bullets Over Broadway'

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

We talk with co-stars Zach Braff and Marin Mazzie about the musical Bullets Over Broadway, based on the 1994 Woody Allen film of the same name. The two join us to talk about the early 20th century songs that make up the score -- and we get a few details about Zach Braff's upcoming film "Wish I Was Here." 

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Around Broadway

Woody Allen's Bullets Comes to Broadway

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The musical adaptation of Woody Allen's 1994 film has garnered half a dozen Tony nominations. New York Times critic Charles Isherwood offers his analysis of its strengths and weaknesses.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Santino Fontana

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Santino Fontana was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his role as Moss Hart in "Act One." (A role he shares with Tony Shalhoub.) He also told us that he's a fan of soup. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Tony Shalhoub

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Tony Shalhoub was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his Tony-nominated performance as Moss Hart in "Act One." (A role he shares with Santino Fontana.) He also told us what he listens to when he's feeling nostalgic. 

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Around Broadway

Talking Tony Nominations

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood suggests some likely winners, considers who got snubbed and takes note of the Broadway season as reflected in the nominees list.

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WNYC News

The Tony Nominations Are In, and Some Big Names Are Out

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"A Gentleman's Guide to Murder" nabbed 10 nominations, and "Hedwig" earned eight. Not so lucky? Denzel Washington, James Franco, Michelle Williams and a bunch of other Hollywood stars.

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WNYC News

Theater Smackdown: Do Stars Shine or Fade on Broadway?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Reviews are in for the latest crop of Hollywood starts taking to the stage, including James Franco, Michelle Williams, Alan Cumming and Neil Patrick Harris, and they're not all sparkling.

 

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Around Broadway

Violet Blooms on Broadway

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Off-Broadway musical Violet has found new life on Broadway in a Roundabout Theater Company revival. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood gives his assessment.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Brian Yorkey

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Brian Yorkey, the lyricist and book writer for "If/Then," was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about the new Broadway musical. he also told us what he's listening to and what he's a fan of that you might not expect.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Michael Greif

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Michael Greif was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about directing the new Broadway musical, "If/Then." He also told us what he's been reading, listening to, and watching recently.

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Around Broadway

Playwright Will Eno Debuts on Broadway

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A star-packed cast — Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei — is assembled for the Broadway debut of a playwright known for “experimental theater.”

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WNYC News

Les Miz, Heathers and Woody Allen on Broadway

Friday, April 04, 2014

Almost 30 years after it opened, "Les Miserables" is back on Broadway, and it comes in the middle of a packed and eclectic musical season. Here are picks from two top critics.

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Around Broadway

Les Miserables Returns to Broadway

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

After two Broadway runs, countless school and community theater productions and the Oscar-winning 2012 movie, what, exactly, is new in this production? New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood reports.

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WNYC News

Come to Sing, or Don't Come at All

Friday, March 28, 2014

Every night, dozens of customers pile into this tatty basement for the Marie’s Crisis experience: A sloppy, earnest evening of belting out American standards.

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Around Broadway

Broadway Takes on Stallone's Rocky

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

This week on Around Broadway, New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood tells Jeff Spurgeon whether Rocky the musical is a knockout or gets sent to the showers. 

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The Takeaway

Bruce Lee Goes to Broadway

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Like every actor, Bruce Lee had humiliations and setbacks as he struggled to make it in Hollywood. But those difficulties eventually put him on his way to international super-stardom, and those moments are now the subject of a new Broadway play written by Tony Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang. For Hwang, this was a project that took a very long time. He joins The Takeaway to explain this new bio-play and his creative process.

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The Greene Space

Designing Hair and Makeup for the Cross-Dressing Men of 'Casa Valentina'

Monday, March 17, 2014

As if designing hair and makeup for a Broadway production weren't challenging enough, what if the script called for the actors to do that hair and makeup live on stage every night? 

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Around Broadway

Bryan Cranston debuts on Broadway in All the Way

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

In the new play All the Way, Bryan Cranston is Lyndon Baines Johnson. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood asks if Cranston measures up to the Johnson Act.

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Operavore

John Kander Speaks with Candor to Marilyn Horne

Saturday, March 08, 2014

This Saturday at 12:30 pm, Marilyn Horne speaks with Broadway composer John Kander about the opera he loves – and reveals why he never composed for the art form.

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Soundcheck

A Broadway Spring Preview With Michael Riedel

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

This spring is shaping up to be a busy one on Broadway – especially when it comes to new musicals. Joining us with a preview is Michael Riedel, theater columnist for the New York Post and co-host of the weekly TV show Theater Talk on PBS. 

Michael Riedel on If/Then (opening March 30) 

This is an original musical, which is something unique these days on Broadway -- not based on a movie, not based on a book -- written by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, who did Next To Normal, which won the Pulitzer Prize. It is what its title is -- If/Then. It's a series of questions posed in one's life: if I had done this, then that would have happened. But if I'd done that, this would have happened. 

 

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