All stories by Robert Sandla on BroadwayStars

Monday, January 30, 2023

What Would American Music Be Without Aaron Copland? by Robert Sandla

This season, the New York City Ballet premieres a new work by Justin Peck set to Copland's music. Here's why it's a perfect fit.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:02PM
Monday, December 19, 2022

Tschaikovsky's Swan Lake Is a Classic Now, But It Was a Disaster When It First Premiered by Robert Sandla

This season, the New York City Ballet is celebrating the composer, whose work took time to be fully appreciated.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:48PM
Monday, February 10, 2020

How Tschaikovsky’s Swan Lake Changed Ballet Forever by Robert Sandla

The seminal work returns to the New York City Ballet February 14.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:24PM
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Patti LuPone Returns to the New York Philharmonic as Star of the 2019 Spring Gala by Robert Sandla

The gala evening celebrates LuPone's enduring relationship with the Philharmonic on May 16.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:18PM
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Annaleigh Ashford, Chris Jackson, Laura Osnes, and Aaron Tveit perform Bernstein’s Broadway December 31 by Robert Sandla

The Philharmonic rings in the New Year with Bernstein’s Broadway scores and Tony-winning talent.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Making Fantasy a Reality at American Ballet Theatre by Robert Sandla

The wigs and makeup professionals behind the scenes at ABT talk about achieving big effects without overwhelming the dancers.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:22AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards