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.
April 13, 2012 Titanic the musical, that is. NPR.org's Dana Farrington played a drowning victim as an eight-grader in 2002. The costumes and set were memorable in a good way, she says. But portraying the tragic ordeal was a bit creepy.
April 12, 2012 Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman is starring in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Hoffman about the iconic role and why, 63 years after the play premiered, it continues to resonate with modern audiences.
April 5, 2012 Two highly regarded revivals of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's 1970s hits Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita are opening within two weeks of each other on Broadway. Jeff Lunden talks with Lloyd Webber and Rice about their hit shows and the collaboration that led to them.
April 1, 2012 Gore Vidal's 1960 play The Best Man will strike audiences as surprisingly timely: When a political party gathers to nominate a presidential candidate, they find both leading contenders flawed and the convention deadlocked. Jeff Lunden reports on a new star-studded revival that asks, who's the "best man" for the job?