Around Broadway

This show airs Wednesday mornings.

Every Wednesday morning, Jeff Spurgeon finds out what's new on Broadway and beyond from Charles Isherwood, theater critic for The New York Times.

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George Takai Takes to Broadway in 'Allegiance'

George Takai, best known as Sulu from "Star Trek," stars in the new Broadway musical "Allegiance," which tackles the subject of Japanese-American internment during World War II.

Rhythm Is Gonna Get You To Broadway

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The new jukebox musical "On Your Feet!” charts the rise of 1980s pop star Gloria Estefan, alongside her husband and collaborator Emilio Estefan.


A.R. Gurney's 'Sylvia' Comes to Broadway

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A.R. Gurney’s comedy “Sylvia,” about a man whose marriage is threatened when he adopts and becomes obsessed with a stray dog, come to Broadway for the first time.


'Dames at Sea' Sails On To Broadway

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

The 1960s Off Broadway hit "Dames at Sea" has now made the big time and is on Broadway for the first time.


Hardships and Humanity at the Holidays

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A tense family Thanksgiving in lower Manhattan is the setting for Stephen Karam’s “The Humans." New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood serves up his review.


Ugly Lies the Bone

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

“Ugly Lies the Bone" at the Roundabout Theatre Comany tackles the topic of U.S. military veterans returning to civilian life. Charles Isherwood offers his review.


Returning the 'Razzle Dazzle' to Broadway

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Razzle Dazzle is the jazzy title of a new book about the history of Broadway by Michael Riedel, the New York Post theater columnist and co-host of the show "Theater Talk."


'Spring Awakening' Returns to Broadway With Deaf and Hearing Cast

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Tony-winning musical "Spring Awakening" returns to Broadway with a new production featuring a cast of hearing and deaf actors.


Keeping Faith in America

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Playwrights Horizons kicks off its fall season with "The Christians," a play by Lucas Hnath about a schism in an evangelical church.


Funny Off Broadway Show Shakes Off the Summer

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The new Off Broadway show "The Legend of Georgia McBride" is a comedy about a struggling young Elvis impersonator turned successful drag queen.  

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A Fall Theater Preview

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood gives us a preview of the season ahead, both on Broadway and Off.


A Bond Formed Behind Bars

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

"Whorl Inside a Loop" is the unusual title of a new Off Broadway show at the Second Stage Theatre starring Sherie Rene Scott.


It’s Not That Easy to Give It All Away

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A.R. Gurney's latest play is about a wealthy, elderly woman, who has decided to give away her entire fortune to charity — at least until an unexpected visitor arrives.


The Haunting Intimacy of 'John'

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker has two plays on stage right now, the newest of which is simply called "John."


Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline' Comes to Central Park

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Public Theater’s second free Shakespeare in the Park presentation this summer is the late romance “Cymbeline,” a twisty tale of duplicity and betrayal.

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The Historical Irony of 'Amazing Grace'

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The story behind one of the best-known hymns in the English language is the subject of the new Broadway musical "Amazing Grace."

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Looking For Love In All the Wrong Places

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Playwright Joshua Harmon made a splash with his comedy “Bad Jews,” and now he has written a new romantic comedy about a gay man in his 20s looking for love.


A Midsummer Night’s No-Sex Comedy

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

In Bruce Norris's new play “The Qualms,” what’s supposed to be a quiet evening among friends doesn’t go as expected. It’s a barbecue with a side of sexual dallying.


The Tonys Report 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The 2015 Tony Awards ceremony was Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall. Listen to the Around Broadcast report of the winning productions.


The Almighty Jim Parsons

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Jim Parsons, the star of “The Big Bang Theory,” plays the Lord himself in the new Broadway show “An Act of God.”


'The Flick' Shines Again

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A quiet play about a group of people working in a run-down Massachusetts movie theater is getting its second New York City production.