West Side Story

Fishko Files

West Side Story

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The 1950's was a time of great tension, both around the world and on the streets of New York. On Broadway, a new musical attempted to capture that tension on stage. WNYC's Sara Fishko reports on how the emotion and politics of the times infected the cast, and the show's creators. Here's the next Fishko files... (produced in 2001)


Classics For Kids

Bernstein and Musical Theatre

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Leonard Bernstein was as comfortable composing for the Broadway stage as he was for the concert hall. Find out more about the music that Bernstein wrote for the theatre this week on Classics for Kids.


Man Vs. Machine

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

John Schaefer wonders if digital instruments are the real threat to musicians' jobs.

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