May 16, 2012 "It was written for the masses," says the director of a New York organization raising money to bring Shakespeare's work to new audiences.
May 15, 2012 The actress is nominated for her fifth Tony Award for the Broadway musical Porgy and Bess. "There's very few quiet moments for Bess," she says. "They're all very big, very emotional. ... And to commit to that night after night after night is very difficult."
May 8, 2012 The 1997 documentary Hands on a Hard Body followed the contestants in a Texas car dealership competition: Hopefuls had to keep one hand on a brand-new fully loaded truck, and the last person standing kept it. As Neda Ulaby reports, that surprisingly dramatic story is now being made into a musical.
May 4, 2012 In his "reality opera" The News, Dutch composer JacobTV weaves videos of politicos and celebrities into fugues that try to get inside the heads of his subjects — and cast a questioning eye on the process of delivering the news.
May 1, 2012 The absurdly charming chamber musical Once, based on the 2006 indie film, leads the pack in Broadway's big awards rally.
April 26, 2012 Perhaps most recognizable for his role on Night Court, John Larroquette has recently taken to the stage, earning a Tony Award for his role in the 2011 production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Now, he has returned to Broadway in a revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man.
April 21, 2012 A new multiracial Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire is opening and stars Blair Underwood as Stanley Kowalski. Underwood talks to Weekend Edition's Scott Simon about portraying the role as an African-American, New Orleans, and differentiating his "Stella!" from Brando's.
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.