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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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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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Around Broadway

A Musical About the Other Hollywood

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A new production from The Civilians, a journalistic theater company, is about the seamier side of show business — that of truthful storytelling.

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The Takeaway

New Musical Captures Great Migration & Journey Towards American Dream

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The new musical "Stagger Lee"  features songs that tell the stories of the goodbyes and farewells that came with the Great Migration, a journey made by millions that reshaped our nation.

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WNYC News

How to Hate Watch 'Peter Pan Live'

Thursday, December 04, 2014

After the ratings success of "Sound of Music Live," NBC is back with Peter Pan. Featuring flying actors and new songs, there's the potential for a little more disaster this year. 

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Around Broadway

A Rodgers and Hammerstein Experiment is Revived

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Rodgers and Hammerstein were riding high in 1947, the year they brought Allegro to the stage. It was not a hit. Now, Classic Stage Company is reviving the work.

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Around Broadway

Side Show Out in Front, Again

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"Side Show," a musical that spent just a few months on Broadway in 1997, has been re-tooled and returned to the Great White Way.

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Around Broadway

The Last Ship Sails Onto Broadway

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sting has become the latest figure from the worlds of pop and rock to try his hand at writing a Broadway score.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

'Found' the Musical Is Based on Lost Notes and Messages

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The co-writer and two stars of  "Found" talk about creating a musical based Davy Rothbart's popular Found magazine and books.

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Soundcheck

Leonard Bernstein's 'On The Town' Is Back On Broadway

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"New York, New York" and "Lonely Town" are just two of the many memorable songs from Bernstein's progressive and raunchy musical. 

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Around Broadway

An Over-Stuffed Steve Martin Musical

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Steve Martin and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell have teamed up to write the new musical "Bright Star." Charles Isherwood reports.

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Around Broadway

This Beauty Contest is a Drag

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Your usual beauty contest features a lot of the same elements as the Off-Broadway musical Pageant, except these hyper-feminine contestants are all men.

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Around Broadway

Brigadoon, Awakened Once Again

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Brigadoon, the 1947 musical by Lerner and Lowe, been given a big new production, now extended through August 17 at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.

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Around Broadway

A Singer-Songwriter's Coming-of-Age Story in Song

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Benjamin Scheuer is a New York singer-songwriter and the star in a new Manhattan Theater Company production called The Lion directed by Sean Daniels. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood reports.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Our Favorite Movie Musical Numbers

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Two Lopate Show producers -- and movie musical lovers -- share their favorite numbers from films like Funny Face and Sweet Charity.

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Soundcheck

Alex Timbers Says Theater 'Feels Irrelevant'

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The renowned theater director talks about his work on Rocky The Musical as well as his upcoming projects, including Up Here -- a musical written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, of Book of Mormon and Frozen fame.

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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

Jessie Mueller and Doug McGrath on "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jessie Mueller, who plays Carole King in “Beautiful: The Carol King Musical,” talks about her role, along with Doug McGrath, who wrote the book for the show. It tells the story of how Carole Klein, an awkward teen living in Brooklyn, became a hit songwriter. She and her husband and songwriting partner Gerry Goffin become a songwriting powerhouse, churning out hits like “One Fine Day,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” and “The Loco-Motion.” “Beautiful” is playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

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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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WNYC News

On Stage: Fifty Shades and Satchmo

Friday, March 14, 2014

A parody of an erotic best-seller and a teenager's hand-puppet possessed by Satan are just two of the most recent Broadway offerings.

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