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'The Jungle Book' Comes to the Stage

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood tells us about its subtle staging, how it ranks among Disney musicals and where it's headed next.

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Around Broadway

A Two-Man Whodunit Heads Uptown

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood does not reveal whodunit in this whodunit, but he tells us a bit more about the production itself, and whether it’s worth it to see this mystery solved.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Stark Sands

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Stark Sands was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with co-star Billy Porter, to talk about starring in the Broadway musical, "Kinky Boots." He also told us what 

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Guest Picks: Billy Porter

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Billy Porter was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with co-star Stark Sands, to talk about starring in the Broadway musical, "Kinky Boots." The Tony winner also told us what he's watching and reading these days. 

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Soundcheck

Four Sports Musicals I'd Pay To See (Or Write)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Musician Erin McKeown has been delving into musical theater for a new project and dreams up a few sports-related shows she'd love to see.

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Around Broadway

Singing and Dancing on Broadway (But Don’t Let Go of the Truck)

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood considers “Hands on a Hardbody," now playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theater.

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Spinning on Air

Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s “Life and Times”

Sunday, March 03, 2013

In this episode of Spinning on Air, David Garland brings the cast of six singers and three musicians to  WNYC to perform two extended excerpts from Episode 1 of "Life and Times." OK Theater's co-directors Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper also join in to talk about their work, and the thoughts and process behind it.

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Studio 360

Marvin Hamlisch's Hollywood

Friday, August 10, 2012

For almost half a century, the composer Marvin Hamlisch made his way into our heads with ballad after show-stopping ballad, including “What I Did for Love” from A Chorus Line and the title song from The Way We Were, to name just a few. Hamlisch died this week at age 68 ...

Bonus Track: Hamlisch performs "Trust Me" from The Informant! in Studio 360

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Marvin Hamlisch

Friday, October 02, 2009

For his visit to Studio 360, Hamlisch sat behind the piano and conjured up the melodies from his long list of musical credits. He's the composer behind the musical "A Chorus Line" and the movie "The Sting" and his latest effort is the soundtrack ...

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Bonus Track: "Everything's Coming Up Roses"

Friday, August 29, 2008

From the Gypsy - 2008 Original Broadway Cast album (Time Life Entertainment).

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Passing Strange

Friday, June 13, 2008

This ground-breaking rock musical is about a black teen who leaves Los Angeles to find himself in Berlin. Its creator Mark Stewart, known as Stew, talks with Kurt about the autobiographical show and race in America today.

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Bonus Track: "Keys / It's Alright"

Friday, June 13, 2008

"Keys/It's Alright" from the Broadway production of Mark Stewart's "Passing Strange."

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Passing Strange

Friday, March 21, 2008

This ground-breaking rock musical is about a black teen who leaves LA to find himself in Berlin. Its creator Mark Stewart, known as Stew, talks with Kurt about the autobiographical show; it uses great humor, smart lyrics, and rock n’ roll to take on race, ...

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West Side Story

Friday, September 21, 2007

West Side Story

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The Brains Behind Legally Blonde

Friday, June 08, 2007

It was the sleeper hit of the summer of 2001, and now Legally Blonde is a hit on Broadway. Kurt talks with Nell Benjamin and Lawrence O’Keefe, the husband-and-wife team behind the songs. They’ve been nominated for a Tony, and their life is a ...

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Grey Gardens

Friday, June 01, 2007

Click here to view a sideshow The musical Grey Gardens, which is up for several Tony awards next week, is adapted from a cult-favorite documentary about two socialites – mother and daughter -- who refuse to leave their decrepit, filthy ...

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Adam Guettel

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Most of the classic American musicals — Oklahoma, The King and I, South Pacific, The Sound of Music — were written by one composer, Richard Rodgers. Now Rodgers' grandson, Adam Guettel, is a composer with a huge hit on his hands: The Light in the Piazza, which won ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mickey and Jan Rooney

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Mickey and Jan Rooney discuss their musical revue, Let’s Put on a Show!, which is currently up at the Irish Repertory Theatre.
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Music:Let’s Put on a Show!, Mickey and Jan Rooney: “You for Me” / “You Made Me Love ...

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Now Playing

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Ben Katchor is best known for his comic strips about eccentric characters, like Julius Knipel, Real Estate Photographer. Katchor has now transformed one of his strips into a stage musical. It's called The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island or the Friends of Dr. Rushower. It's a romance and ...

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Commentary: Biography! The Musical

Saturday, April 26, 2003

Our culture has an insatiable appetite for the private lives of entertainers and politicians. Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen is watching this mania for biography play out on Broadway.

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