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Theater: What to Watch Before Winter is Over

Monday, February 04, 2013

While spring may be the busiest time in the world of New York theater, this winter has provided stage-lovers with plenty to see. 

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WNYC News

Flu Strikes Hard But New Yorkers Carry On

Sunday, January 13, 2013

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Despite the widespread warnings, New Yorkers are taking this latest health scare in stride going about their daily activities.

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On And Off Broadway In 2013

Friday, January 04, 2013

Time Out New York's David Cote profiles the upcoming year in theater -- from mainstays like Cat On a Hot Tin Roof to highly anticipated new musicals, including an adaptation of Roald Dahl's Matilda.

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Looking Forward To Broadway In 2013, Joe Jackson, Avi Avital

Friday, January 04, 2013

David Cote -- the theater critic for Time Out New York -- gives us the scoop on what's happening on and off Broadway this year. Joe Jackson reflects on his recent tribute to a jazz great. And Classical mandolinist extraordinaire Avi Avital delivers a virtuosic performance in the studio.

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Guest Picks: Bartlett Sher

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Director Bartlett Sher was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently -- along with actors Tony Shaloub and Seth Numrich -- to talk about the Broadway revival of Clifford Odets' classic play, "Golden Boy." He also told us what he's been reading and listening to recently. Find out what Bartlett Sher's a fan of!

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Around Broadway

A Civil War Christmas Story

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Charles Isherwood reviews a new musical adaptation of the popular movie “A Christmas Story,” as well as a more somber work of seasonal fare, "A Civil War Christmas."

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Broadway’s Diamond Anniversary for Golden Boy

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood takes a look, and lets us know if Golden Boy — like real gold — has aged without tarnishing.

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WNYC News

Analysis: What a New Flop by Playwright David Mamet Says About Broadway

Friday, December 07, 2012

“The Anarchist” is a new play by David Mamet which just opened last Sunday on Broadway. But due to poor ticket sales and scathing reviews, its producers say it will close next week, on the 16th. The Anarchist is arguably the fastest failure of a major writer’s new play on the Great White way since the 80s, and its demise says a lot about the current state of the art form. Patrick Healy, theater reporter for The New York Times, discusses the issue with WNYC host Marc Garber.

 

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The Naked Truth About New York's 'Adult Musicals'

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Elizabeth Wollman talks about a decade of boundary pushing theatre and her new book, Hard Times: The Adult Musical in 1970s New York City.

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Around Broadway

A New York Scandal Goes Home to the Heartland in Dead Accounts

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

With a cast led by a two-time Tony Award-winner Norbert Leo Butz, and an actress currently best-known for her off-screen life, Katie Holmes, the new play Dead Accounts, gives fans of both acting and star-gazing a reason to head to the Music Box Theatre.

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David Yazbek In Studio

Thursday, November 29, 2012

David Yazbek wears a lot of hats. Today, the New York stage musical composer and singer-songwriter joins us with his band to play live and talk about his deep love for the band XTC.

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Features

Micropolis: Before the Curtain Rises

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Before they hit the stage, Broadway actors can often be found cocooned in their makeup rooms. But, what exactly do they do in there?

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WQXR Blog

Chita Rivera, Almost 80, Can't Sit Still

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Rivera originated some of theater's most memorable roles, including Anita in 1957's "West Side Story," and is currently starring in the ensemble musical "The Mystery Of Edwin Drood."

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The Piano Lesson Plays Again on New York Stage

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

August Wilson’s play The Piano Lesson is one of the few in his 10-play “Century Cycle” that has not seen a major New York revival since its original Broadway production in 1985.

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Before It Was Trendy, It Was Scandalous: Burlesque Star Gypsy Rose Lee, 1957

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

WNYC

Few writers begin their appearance at The Herald Tribune's prestigious Books and Authors Luncheon series by doing a striptease, but Gypsy Rose Lee feels it is expected of her. 

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Broadway Lights go up in Post-Sandy NYC

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The lights went up again on Broadway Wednesday for the first time since superstorm Sandy hit New York, as entertainers headed back to work in a city still wracked by power-outages and a suspended subway system.

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Garson Kanin on 'Remembering Mr. Maugham'

Monday, October 29, 2012

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Garson Kanin's memoir of W. Somerset Maugham is the subject of his appearance at this 1967 Books and Authors Luncheon.

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Lost (And Found) Political Lyrics from "You're The Top"

Friday, October 26, 2012

The song "You're The Top" from the Broadway musical Anything Goes by Cole Porter is filled with superlatives of the highest and lowest variety. In it, two friends sing words to each other like "You're the Nile, you're the Tower of Pisa / You're the smile on the Mona Lisa." And they then compare that to themselves with lines like, "I'm a worthless check, a total wreck, a flop." 

WNYC's Director of News Special Initiatives, Andrea Bernstein, joins us to share her story of uncovering the story behind some political lyrics that fall into the song's latter category that were lost for half a century. 

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Producers Sue Over Alleged 'Rebecca' Musical Scam

Friday, October 19, 2012

The producers of the Broadway musical "Rebecca" have sued a Long Island securities dealer who was charged criminally this week with sinking the show with a bizarre fraud.

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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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