Dec 9, 2013 — At a concert staging, Smash die-hards get a look at what the show's second-season rock musical was meant to be like.
Dec 6, 2013 — HBO's new TV special is part biography, part music-appreciation lesson and part performance piece. Critic David Bianculli says it's a superbly compiled work, overseen by two of the people most intimately familiar with the composer himself.
Dec 6, 2013 — The New York Times calls Stephen Sondheim the "greatest and perhaps best-known artist in American musical theater." Sondheim composed the music and lyrics for, among others, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Company. In 2010 he joined Fresh Air to discuss his career in musical theater.
Nov 30, 2013 — A group of people inspired by a book on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are creating theater around the idea that his death could have been part of a conspiracy. And the questions don't stop there.
Nov 30, 2013 — Each year as they begin to deck the halls, theaters around the country put on seasonal shows. And not just the old standbys: Singularly local stories, including a New York City fairy tale and a Chicago-set musical, have become real holiday traditions.
Nov 29, 2013 — Choreographer Elizabeth Streb pushes the boundaries of Newtonian physics—with dance. In her show Forces, dancers fly, fall, and collide in mid-air. No wonder the "action architect" has her share of scientist fans, among them, big-thinking particle physicist Lisa Randall.
Nov 24, 2013 — Friends, X-Men, notables of the British Empire: Now Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have teamed up again on Broadway this season, performing two classic plays in repertory — Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Harold Pinter's No Man's Land.
Nov 23, 2013 — It's an exciting theater season on Broadway. NPR's Trey Graham saw five shows in three days, including Twelfth Night, Richard III and Fun Home. He shares his winter picks with host Scott Simon.
Nov 10, 2013 — In the new Broadway productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, imported from London's Globe Theatre, the director and actors put on the shows pretty much as the Bard would have staged them — with an all-male cast and everything.
Nov 9, 2013 — A musical featuring songs by the British rock band Queen, about a post-rock 'n' roll world where half-remembered hits have a mythical force, is beginning its first North American tour. Queen guitarist Brian May says the show's anti-corporate message brings the power of rock back to the people.