Friday, May 30, 2014
She’s been acclaimed in serious roles in Caroline, or Change, and now as an aspiring doctor in A Raisin in the Sun. She’s played a Disney princess. But Anika Noni Rose would like to add to her resume: a superhero would be great, but she’d happily play the supervillain.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
We talk with co-stars Zach Braff and Marin Mazzie about the musical Bullets Over Broadway, based on the 1994 Woody Allen film of the same name. The two join us to talk about the early 20th century songs that make up the score -- and we get a few details about Zach Braff's upcoming film "Wish I Was Here."
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Theater critic Peter Filichia chronicles the history of the American musical by looking at those shows that did not win the Tony Award for Best Musical. He points out that the best musical doesn’t always win, and looks at other factors that keep more deserving shows from getting the prize in Strippers, Showgirls and Sharks, a look at many of the 153 previous Best Musical Nominees that didn’t win the big prize.
Friday, June 07, 2013
On Sunday, June 9, Broadway theater will celebrate itself at the 67th Tony Awards. Kurt Andersen spoke with Fiona Shaw, the star (and sole performer) of The Testament of Mary, which is nominated for Best Play; Tracy Letts, up for Best Actor in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf; and Tom Hanks ...
Friday, June 08, 2012
The Tony Awards are coming up this weekend! Today on the podcast, we present the Tony-nominated performers and artists who visited our studios over the last months. Listen to live performances from: the cast of Once, Nice Work if You Can Get It lead Kelli O'Hara, The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess stars Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis...and a conversation with Newsies songwriter and composer Alan Menkin.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
"The Book of Mormon," a new musical from the creators of South Park and "Avenue Q," got nine Tonys on Sunday night. The play "War Horse" was next in line with five Tonys and one award for the Handspring Puppet Company, which created the puppets for the play. "The Normal Heart" and "Anything Goes" both got three Tony awards.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Despite the drizzle, last night's 2010 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall felt like a Hollywood event. Scarlett Johannson, Laura Linney, Jude Law, and the band Green Day walked down the red carpet. The night's biggest awards went to "Memphis," which won in the Musical category, and "Red," which took home the Tony for Musical Revival. Patrick Healy of The New York Times was there and joins The Takeaway to talk about the winners, losers, and surprises from the night.