Airs Wednesdays at 8:30 am on WQXR.
Every Wednesday morning, Jeff Spurgeon finds out what's new on Broadway and beyond from Charles Isherwood, theater critic for The New York Times.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Broadway has been going to the movies for so long it’s surprising the 1951 movie-musical “An American in Paris” has only now been turned into a stage show, which is up for 12 Tonys.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The 1958 movie musical “Gigi" won nine Oscars, but a 1973 theatrical production did not enjoy similar success. Now a new stage version starring Vanessa Hudgens has opened on Broadway.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The new Off Broadway play “Buzzer,” by Tracey Scott Wilson, tackles the sometimes fraught subject of urban gentrification.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Robert Askins’s dark comedy "Hand to God" has already had two productions Off Broadway. Now it’s making the leap to the big time.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The latest Off Broadway hit is set at a weeklong silent spiritual retreat — which would seem to pose a dialogue challenge.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
"The Heidi Chronicles," the most celebrated play by the late Wendy Wasserstein, has returned to Broadway in a new production at the Music Box Theatre.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
You might be wondering if the Larry David you know from TV is the guy you’re going to see on Broadway. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood answers that question.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Oscar-winner Helen Mirren is Queen Elizabeth II again, this time on Broadway in "The Audience," which depicts the Queen in her weekly meetings with various prime ministers.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
"The Iceman Cometh," Eugene O’Neill’s play about the denizens of a New York City dive bar, makes only rare appearances. But the four-act, four-hour play is now at BAM.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
A new production from The Civilians, a journalistic theater company, is about the seamier side of show business — that of truthful storytelling.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
The 19th-century Russian writer Ivan Turgenev's most celebrated play, "A Month in the Country,” has been given a rare revival this season by the Classic Stage Company.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood offers his review of the vampire "boy meets girl" play "Let the Right One In."
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Today, New York Times critic Charles Isherwood examines Nick Payne’s 2012 play, “Constellations.”
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Courtney Love, a famous rock widow and an actor and rock star in her own right, is making a low-key return to performing in the new musical theater piece "Kansas City Choir Boy."
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
"Every Brilliant Thing" was a hit at the Edinburgh Festival and now North American audiences are getting their first chance to see it in an Off-Broadway production.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
While recently in London, New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood took note of the theatrical import-export balance between Broadway and the West End.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
With a name that pays homage to earlier forms of stage trickery, "The Illusionists" is a slickly packaged production of seven professional prestidigitators.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Broadway season’s first of several London imports is "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time,” Simon Stephens’s adaptation of the popular novel by Mark Haddon.
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Rodgers and Hammerstein were riding high in 1947, the year they brought Allegro to the stage. It was not a hit. Now, Classic Stage Company is reviving the work.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Edward Albee’s 1966 play "A Delicate Balance" returns to Broadway with one of the season’s starriest casts.