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Porgy and Bess

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Next week will see the release of the cast album of the Tony-nominated Broadway production of Porgy and Bess.  As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, the controversy over the style and scale of the musical is in keeping with the long history of the piece.  Here is the next Fishko Files…

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Pins and Needles

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Foundry Theater revival of a Depression-era musical opens this week. In its day, the show brought satirical relief to a polarized society. WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells the story.

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The Other Juno

Friday, March 21, 2008

A short-lived Broadway musical called ‘Juno’ is coming back for a brief run. It’s not to be confused with the current hit movie about a pregnant teen. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, the 1950’s 'Juno' was not exactly a hit. Here’s the next Fishko Files.
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Broadway Music

Friday, February 28, 2003

Contract negotiations are in progress between Broadway producers and pit musicians, and the two sides are in bitter dispute. Sara Fishko examines some of the finer points of this struggle for the future of Broadway music...in this edition of the Fishko Files.

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Orchestration

Friday, February 22, 2002

This spring, a new crop of musicals will be presented on Broadway, and some old ones will be revived. Toiling behind the scenes, Sara Fishko tells us, are the orchestrators. Here is the next Fishko Files...

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