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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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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Charles Isherwood joins WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon to discuss this year's Tony nominations, which honored the musical 'Hamilton' in nearly every category possible.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The new musical, 'Waitress,' starring Tony-winner Jessie Mueller, with a character-driven score by Sara Bareilles opens on Broadway. Charles Isherwood weighs in.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
New York Times Theater critic Charles Isherwood joins WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon to discuss a new work written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Ike Holter's play 'Exit Strategy' comes to Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theater, following a successful run in Philadelphia. New York Times critic Charles Isherwood weighs in.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
The Royal Shakespeare Company crosses the pond to present 'King and Country:Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings' at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Charles Isherwood weighs in.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Comedian/author Steve Martin and singer/songwriter Edie Brickell have collaborated on a new bluegrass Broadway musical, about a woman coming of age in the South.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Claire Danes, Hank Azaria and John Krasinski star in playwright Sarah Burgess's send-up of the financial world, 'Dry Powder,' which receives its world-premiere run at The Public Theater.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The new musical 'Disaster!' crashes onto Broadway, spoofing 70s films such as 'The Posidon Adventure' and 'Earthquake.'
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
With one play on Broadway and another off the Great White Way, Zimbabwean-American playwright Danai Gurira is having a moment. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood explains.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
As the Obama era is about to begin, four Harvard types consider racism in America. Charles Isherwood checks it out to see if the play is as smart as the characters in it.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Tony-winner Len Cariou combines show tunes and Shakespeare in 'Broadway and the Bard.'
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
The incomparable Linda Lavin shines in the title role of "Our Mother's Brief Affair" by Richard Greenberg, now at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
To mark last year's centennial of the birth of the writer and theologian Thomas Merton, the Actors Theater of Louisville has produced a play about him called "The Glory of the World."
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Michael Frayn’s frantic 1982 backstage farce "Noises Off" returns to Broadway for a third run this season under the auspices of the Roundabout Theatre Company.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Jacobean dramas are rarely seen on major New York stages, but the Red Bull Theater company has made a specialty of them. Its latest foray into the period is "The Changeling."
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
The beloved 1964 musical "Fiddler on the Roof" is back on Broadway this season starring five-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge" hasn’t exactly been a stranger to Broadway, but it’s back again this season in an innovative production from the Dutch director Ivo van Hove.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The musical "These Paper Bullets!" at the Atlantic Theater bills itself as a "modish ripoff" of Shakespeare’s "Much Ado About Nothing" and features songs written by Billie Joe Armstrong.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical might seem a surprising choice for the composer best known for pop operatic works. It’s a stage version of the movie "School of Rock."
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
A downtown theater playwright, a sensational Broadway actress, and a most unusual family are all part of the show called "Hir."