Jeff Lunden

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Not Your Grandpa's Circus: The Big Top Makes Room For Experimental Companies

Saturday, March 04, 2017

A nonprofit wants you to know that the circus is more than ringmasters and lion tamers — it's also an avant-garde art form.


'Man Of Good Hope' Tells A Somali Refugee's Story — In Song

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The musical was inspired by Asad Abdullahi, who, as a child, embarked on a perilous journey through Africa. "It's sort of a Greek epic in its proportions," says director Mark Dornford-May.


Broadway's Getting A New Theater, Which Is Also Its Oldest

Saturday, February 11, 2017

In New York City, the venerable Hudson Theater reopens this week, after nearly a half-century of being used for other purposes. It's the newest addition to Broadway's 40 stages.


Yale Repertory Marks 50 Years As A Theater Incubator

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The theater — part of the Yale School of Drama — has given leading playwrights a place to refine their work. August Wilson said it was crucial to his development.


Some Rockettes At Odds With Management Over Inauguration Performance

Saturday, January 07, 2017

The Rockettes are as American as apple pie, but some dancers in the famous troupe don't want to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration.


Meet The Producer Who Runs Her Opera Empire From A Two-Bedroom Apartment

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Beth Morrison is not your typical moneyed arts patron — but over the past decade, she's managed to gather the funding and venue support to produce works by some of today's most innovative composers.


Brooklyn Police And The People They Serve Improvise 'Understanding' On Stage

Saturday, December 31, 2016

What happens when you put seven cops and seven civilians in a rehearsal room once a week for 10 weeks? The result is a free show called To Protect, Serve, and Understand at the Brooklyn Music School.


Taking A Crack At A New 'Nutcracker': This One's Set At The World's Fair

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon has a fresh take on the classic Christmas tale. The $4 million Joffrey Ballet production premieres Saturday, and doesn't center around a wealthy Victorian family.


'Half Of Humanity Has Something To Say': Composer Kaija Saariaho On Her Met Debut

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Saariaho isn't the first woman composer to stage an opera at New York's Metropolitan Opera — just the first in more than a century. Her opera, L'Amour de Loin, has its New York premiere this week.


Bringing A Christmas Classic To Wonderful Life — On Stage

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Librettist Gene Scheer says the drama of George Bailey's life is "an operatic story." So he, along with composer Jake Heggie, turned It's a Wonderful Life into an opera.


Before His Name Was Known At All, Seuss Put Creatures On The Wall

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Decades before he became a beloved children's book author, Theodor Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss) created a series of whimsical sculptures he called "Unorthodox Taxidermy."


'Falsettos' Still Resonates In Changed Social Landscape

Thursday, October 27, 2016

When Falsettos first premiered in 1981, this frank, funny musical about gay, Jewish life in New York City was covering new territory. Now a revival is in the works, but will it still feel resonant in an age where gay rights have become mainstream?


A Guilt-Ridden Winner Takes Center Stage In Peter Brook's 'Battlefield'

Saturday, October 08, 2016

The theater director's latest production was inspired by the civil war in Syria. It tells the story of Yudishtira, a prince who is overwhelmed by guilt after he wins a bloody war.


'The Encounter' Brings The Sound Of The Amazon To Broadway

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

In 1969, an explorer and photographer named Loren McIntyre was dropped into the Amazon rainforest to try and make contact with a tribe called the Mayoruna. Now his story is headed to Broadway. The show uses binaural audio to play sounds of the rainforest in 3-D.


Prolific Conductor Neville Marriner Has Died

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Neville Marriner died overnight at age 92. The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields conductor was famous for his score to the Academy Award-winning film Amadeus.


'It's Familiar To All The Women In My Family:' Adapting Von Trier For The Opera

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Composer Missy Mazzoli wouldn't call Lars von Trier's film Breaking the Waves, a feminist project. But its portrayal of a woman's experience was part of what drew her to help reimagine it onstage.


Playwright Edward Albee, Who Changed And Challenged Audiences, Dies At 88

Friday, September 16, 2016

"All art should be useful," Albee said. "If it's merely decorative, it's a waste of time." The Pulitzer-winning playwright of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? died Friday following a short illness.


On The Steps Of Lincoln Center, A Choir The Size Of An Army

Sunday, August 14, 2016

One thousand singers gathered Saturday to perform a new work by Pulitzer winner David Lang. Reporter Jeff Lunden was one of them.


If At First (Or Fourth) You Don't Succeed, Join The Tanglewood Stage Crew

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Percussionist Miles Salerni repeatedly auditioned to be a Fellow at the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer home, but was rejected. So he found another way in.


'OSLO' Tells The Surprising Story Behind A Historic Handshake

Saturday, August 06, 2016

A new play chronicles the secret negotiations that brokered the 1993 Palestinian-Israeli peace accord. It's a thriller, says playwright J.T. Rogers: "The ticking clock is the dramatist's friend."