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The Leonard Lopate Show

Musical Theater About Adult Film

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The San Fernando Valley is known as "the other Hollywood," the world capital of porn. It's the unlikely inspiration for the new musical "Pretty Filthy."

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12 Days Of Soundcheck: Idina Menzel

Monday, December 22, 2014

During this season of plenty, Idina Menzel reminds us we can learn to live without.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

On the Town: It's A "Helluva" Show

Friday, December 19, 2014

The choreographer, director, and star of the new Broadway revival.

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Watch: Idina Menzel Performs 'If/Then' Live On Soundcheck

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Tony Award-winning actress who sang "Let It Go" in Disney's Frozen performs songs from her current Broadway show, If/Then, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Idina Menzel Performs Live; Creative Partnerships; That Was A Hit?!?: Fergie Edition

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Idina Menzel of 'Frozen" performs, creative collaborations are explored and we air That Was A Hit?!?: Fergie Edition.  

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Jonathan Lethem's 'The Fortress Of Solitude' Is Now a Musical

Monday, October 27, 2014

The coming-of-age saga following two teenage friends as they navigate adolescence and racial tensions in 1970s Brooklyn has just been extended through Nov. 16 at the Public Theater.

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WNYC News

The Best Place to Spot Women in NYC? Broadway

Monday, October 20, 2014

Almost 70% of the Broadway audience is female, and that percentage is growing. The trend is a deciding factor on what succeeds or not on the Great White Way.

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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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Bryan Ferry On His New Album; 'On The Town' Back On Broadway; Wordless Music Orchestra Plays 'Tubular Bells'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bryan Ferry discusses his new album, Avonmore; Leonard Bernstein's 'On The Town' is back on Broadway; Wordless Music Orchestra plays Tubular Bells in the Soundcheck studio.

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When Senators Sing: The Musical Endeavors Of Our Elected Officials

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Inspired by a moment in his new play Tail! Spin!, Mario Correa shares moments from our nation's history when our elected officials have pursued their musical passions. 

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When Music And Politics Collide; Sari Botton's 'Unshakable Love For New York'; Ariel Pink Plays Live

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mario Correa on the intersection of music and politics. Sari Botton on her latest book. And Ariel Pink performs in the Soundcheck studio.

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Studio 360

American Icons: Fiddler on the Roof

Friday, October 10, 2014

How a milkman from a Russian shtetl became a Broadway star and a hero of postwar American culture.

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Sylvester: The Other Queen Of Disco

Thursday, October 02, 2014

A new musical points the spotlight on one of the trailblazers of the disco scene. 

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Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga Go 'Cheek To Cheek'; The Story Of Sylvester; Augustines Plays Live

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga collaborate again on their new album; a new musical tells the story of Sylvester, the so-called "Queen of Disco"; Augustines plays in the Soundcheck studio.

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'Bob's Burgers' Creator Loren Bouchard On Dueling Musicals And Casios

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Show creator Loren Bouchard talks about the dueling musicals featured in the upcoming season premiere, as well as his love for Casio keyboards and four-track cassette recorders. 

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Bob's Burgers Creator Loren Bouchard; Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry Goes Classical; Jill Barber Plays Live

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The Bob's Burgers creator talks about the show's musical episode. Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry unveils a new side: composer. Jill Barber performs in the Soundcheck studio.

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Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij On Scoring For Broadway's 'This Is Our Youth'

Monday, September 08, 2014

The Vampire Weekend producer and multi-instrumentalist just made his Broadway scoring debut with the play This Is Our Youth.

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Belle And Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch On Making 'God Help The Girl'

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Belle And Sebastian frontmant talks about his first foray into the world of film directing, and discusses some of the movie musicals that inspired him. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Movie Musicals Matter

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A look at why "Singin' in the Rain," "The Sound of Music," and other movie musicals have become such a major part of our lives.

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Automotive Musicals

Friday, June 06, 2014

The new book Everything’s Coming Up Profits digs into the golden age of post-WWII “industrial musicals” created by big American corporations. Co-author and Late Show With David Letterman writer Steve Young shares some of the near-Broadway quality songs composed by (and for) the auto industry in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s.

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