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A New Production of "The King and I" on Broadway

6/2/2015
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We're taking a look at the new Lincoln Center production of Rodgers Hammerstein’s “The King and I”with star Kelli O’Hara! The show was recently nominated for nineTony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical; Sher was nominated for Best Direction of a Musical. The show is running at The Vivian Beaumont Theater. Click heretocheck out all of our conversations will 2015 Tony nominees!

Duration: 00:16:07


"Fun Home" Brings Alison Bechdel's Graphic Novel Onstage

5/28/2015
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Tony winnerMichael Cerveris, 3-time Tony nomineeJudy Kuhn, andBeth Malonetalk about“Fun Home,”the musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel of the same name. “Fun Home” introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family. The play was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Circle, and received the OBIE. It was recently nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Now playing at...

Duration: 00:16:46


"The Elephant Man" Returns to Broadway

5/28/2015
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The Elephant Man,based on the real life of Joseph Merrick, is the story of a 19th-century British man who became a star of the traveling freak show circuit. When the renowned Dr. Treves takes Merrick under his care, he is astonished by the man’s brilliant intelligence, unshakable faith and resounding desire for love and understanding.Patricia ClarksonandAlessandro Nivola, stars ofThe Elephant Manon Broadway.

Duration: 00:26:55


Good Puppets Go Bad in "Hand to God"

5/28/2015
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In"Hand to God,"Jason is a shy, inquisitive student who finds an outlet for his burgeoning creativity at the Christian Puppet Ministry in the devoutly religious small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door and—most especially—his mother are thrown into further upheaval when Jason’s hand puppet, Tyrone—once soft-spoken—takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. PlaywrightRobert...

Duration: 00:17:20


"Wolf Hall" Adapted for the Stage

5/28/2015
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Ben Miles,Nathaniel Parker, andLydia Leonardtalk about their roles in“Wolf Hall: Parts 1 2.”Adapted from Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize winning novels,Wolf Hallis based on the deceit, betrayal, and intrigue of the court of Henry VIII. The production isheaded by Ben Miles as Thomas Cromwell, Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, and Nathaniel Parker as King Henry VIII, all under the direction of Olivier Award nominee Jeremy Herrin.

Duration: 00:32:14


A Broadway Debut for Sting in "The Last Ship"

5/28/2015
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16 Grammy winnerStingtells us about his debut as a Broadway composer in"The Last Ship"a new musical inspired by his own childhood. In a close-knit English seafaring town, life revolves around the local shipyard.

Duration: 00:29:15


Matthew Broderick and Micah Stock in "It's Only a Play"

5/28/2015
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Matthew BroderickandMicah Stockdiscuss their roles in the Broadway premiere of Terrence McNally’s “It’s Only A Play.” Broderick stars as the playwright Peter Austin, who is anxiously waiting to see if his show is a hit. Stock plays a coat check attendant fresh off the bus. The play is alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender, and proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage

Duration: 00:21:25


"This Is Our Youth" Is Younger Than Ever

5/28/2015
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Kenneth Lonergantalks about hiscritically acclaimed play “This Is Our Youth,” set in New York in 1982. He’s joined byKieran Culkin, who stars in it.Theplay follows 48 hours in the lives of three very lost young souls: a dejected 19-year-old who has just stolen $15,000 from his abusive father; Dennis, Warren’s charismatic drug-dealing friend who-helps Warren put the stolen money to good use; and Jessica, the young woman Warren yearns for. The play also stars Michael Cera and Tavi Gevinson

Duration: 00:16:27


An Unexpected Visit Leads to Conflict, and Desire in "Skylight"

5/28/2015
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ActorsCarey MulliganandBill Nighy, along with writerDavid Hare, talk about the new Broadway production of “Skylight.” On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of...

Duration: 00:29:26


"On The Town" is a 'Helluva'Show!

5/27/2015
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DirectorJohn Rando, choreographerJoshua Bergasse, and actressAlysha Umphresstalk about the new Broadway revival ofOn the Town, which was nominated for a 2015 Tony for Best Musical Revival.The Bronx is up, the Battery's down, and three sailors are hoping to get just a little bit lucky on their one day of leave in the Big Apple. Umphress plays Hildy, the taxi driver, who can cook, too. Created by the legendary creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jerome...

Duration: 00:16:04