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

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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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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Episodes

'War and Peace' – with Music and Tableside Service, Too

6/5/2013
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Imagine turning Tolstoy’s famously epic novel "War and Peace" into a musical. Just such an experiment is happening in the Meatpacking District, explains critic Charles Isherwood.

Duration:00:03:25

Bette Midler Returns to Broadway as '70s Talent Agent

5/29/2013
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She's famous as a movie star, a recording artist and a concert performer, but you may not be familiar with Bette Midler as Broadway actress. Well, it has been a while.

Duration:00:03:02

Kinky Boots Steps Toward the Tonys

5/8/2013
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The show with the most Tony Award nominations this year is, unsurprisingly, a musical. But Kinky Boots does seem to have surprised at least a few Tony-watchers.

Duration:00:03:16

The Sounds of the Motor City Roll onto Broadway

4/17/2013
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More than 50 hit songs, made famous on the legendary Detroit record label Motown, are heard in Motown: the Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway.

Duration:00:03:27

Tom Hanks is Broadway's?Lucky Guy

4/10/2013
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Tom Hanks, one of Hollywood?s biggest stars, is making his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, a new play by the late Nora Ephron.

Duration:00:03:17

Singing and Dancing on Broadway (But Don?t Let Go of the Truck)

4/3/2013
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New York Times?theater critic Charles Isherwood considers ?Hands on a Hardbody," now playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theater.

Duration:00:03:25

Ann Richards is Resurrected in 'Ann'

3/20/2013
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The former Texas governor tells her own story in "Ann," the one-woman show written and performed by Holland Taylor and directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein.

Duration:00:03:14

Familiar Territory for Two Observers of the Disaffected

3/13/2013
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The Flick is the newest play by Annie Baker, whose frequent collaborator, Sam Gold, directs the production now running at Playwrights Horizons.

Duration:00:03:09

Beautiful on the Surface, Darkness Just Beneath

3/6/2013
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Amy Herzog's new play Belleville, described as a "psychological thriller," is in its first Manhattan production at New York Theatre Workshop.

Duration:00:03:39

Is 'Moose Murders' Still One of the Worst Plays Ever?

2/13/2013
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New York Times critic Charles Isherwood lets us know if if time and new attention have given Moose Murders any merit.

Duration:00:03:17

Verdi in Vegas Brings a Touch of Broadway to the Met

2/6/2013
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New York Times critic Charles Isherwood lets us know if the Met's new Rigoletto is worth the gamble.

Duration:00:04:29

Conversation Becomes Theater in 'Life and Times'

1/30/2013
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New York Times?theater critic Charles Isherwood shares his impressions of what is, by any measure, a most unusual theatrical event.

Duration:00:03:37

Scarlett Johansson Headlines a New Broadway 'Cat'

1/23/2013
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New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood lets us know if the latest Broadway "Cat" is hot, or not.

Duration:00:03:17

A Pulitzer Prize-Winner Probes Connections and Re-Connections

1/9/2013
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New York Times critic Charles Isherwood reviews Elliott, a Soldier's Fugue, about a Puerto Rican-American soldier returning home from the war in Iraq.

Duration:00:03:52

An Exploration of Trauma Unknown, or Unremembered

1/2/2013
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The young man at the center of The Great God Pan must face claims about his past which he cannot verify but must nonetheless confront. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood considers this play.

Duration:00:03:26

New Shows in New Haven

12/26/2012
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Two of the major regional theaters in New Haven, Conn., have mounted new productions recently, one a premiere and the other a revival.

Duration:00:03:54

A Civil War Christmas Story

12/19/2012
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Charles Isherwood reviews a new musical adaptation of the popular movie "A Christmas Story," as well as a more somber work of seasonal fare, "A Civil War Christmas."

Duration:00:03:35

Broadway's Diamond Anniversary for?Golden Boy

12/12/2012
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New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood takes a look, and lets us know if Golden Boy - like real gold - has aged without tarnishing.

Duration:00:02:59

A New York Scandal Goes Home to the Heartland in Dead Accounts

12/5/2012
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Led by a two-time Tony Award-winner Norbert Leo Butz, and an actress currently best-known for her off-screen life, Katie Holmes, the new play Dead Accounts, gives fans of both acting and star-gazing a reason to head to the Music Box Theatre.

Duration:00:02:30

What's in a Name? Chekhov, Obviously

11/28/2012
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Fans of Anton Chekhov will likely recognize three of the four title names in Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which stars Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce.

Duration:00:03:20