September 18, 2012 Samuel Beckett, the author of Waiting for Godot, is known for the spare, modern rhythms of his plays. Now, as Jeff Lunden explains, the off-Broadway show Sounding Beckett brings together three of the playwright's short works with new pieces of contemporary music they inspired.
September 6, 2012 Lincoln Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music recently opened new, smaller theater spaces designed by architect Hugh Hardy. There, new works can be performed without the financial pressure of filling a large theater — and with cheaper tickets, they can attract the younger generation, too.
September 2, 2012 After a three-year hiatus, satirist Gerard Alessandrini is back with Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking! Alongside Once and The Book of Mormon, they also target the Broadway-centric TV series Smash — but like all good parody, the skewering comes from a loving place.
June 30, 2012 At 25, viola player Nathan Schram has received a stipend, benefits and much more teaching at The Academy, a youth music program sponsored by Carnegie Hall and Juilliard. Now, he and his colleagues face long odds of making it in the classical music business.
June 21, 2012 This summer marks the half-century anniversary of Central Park's Delacorte Theater, home of the free annual Shakespeare in the Park. Jeff Lunden looks at the theater's beginnings and how it continues its work today with a new production of As You Like It.
June 10, 2012 All eyes will be on the actors and their shows when the 66th annual Tony Awards are handed out in New York. But elemental to the success of both productions and performances is a good-looking set. Jeff Lunden looks at this year's Tony-nominated set designers.
June 10, 2012 The box office was bigger than ever, but serious cash didn't necessarily translate to Tony nominations. Writer Jeff Lunden looks back at the Broadway season, and offers predictions about who'll take home the major prizes this year.
April 18, 2012 A British comedy that was the fastest selling ticket in the history of London's West End opens on Broadway tonight with its original cast. As Jeff Lunden reports, One Man, Two Guvnors is full of whimsically portrayed stereotypes — and is based on 500-year-old comic traditions.