Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Stream the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert From SFJAZZ by Nate Chinen

Performances and speeches honor this year's NEA Jazz Masters award recipients, including Terri Lyne Carrington, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Henry Threadgill & Phil Schaap. Watch live Thu, Apr…

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Broadway Stars Bring Pandemic Joy By Way Of The Singing Telegram by Arun Venugopal

Broadway has been dark for quite some time due to the pandemic. Some out of work Broadway actors are using singing telegrams to earn some cash and make use of their talents.

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Producer Scott Rudin Steps Back From Broadway Following Allegations Of Bullying by Dustin Jones

The producer announced Saturday that he would take a step back after allegations of bullying and workplace misconduct were reported this month.

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Michelle Zauner by NPR

Michelle Zauner, author and musician behind Japanese Breakfast, plays our game about Wheaties, the Breakfast of Champions. She is joined by panelists Faith Salie, Josh Gondelman, and Brian B…

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Catching Up With Laurie Anderson, An Artist Always Ahead Of Her Time by Allyson McCabe

The versatile, eclectic multimedia artist and musician Laurie Anderson has taken stock of her life's work, pursuing reissues and retrospectives while always forging ahead.

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Ally Love by NPR

Ally Love, fitness instructor with Peloton, answers three questions about skeletons. She is joined by panelists Paula Poundstone, Joel Kim Booster, and Maeve Higgins.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

'Dance Can Give Community': Twyla Tharp On Choreographing Through Lockdown by Terry Gross

Twyla Moves, a new documentary by PBS American Masters, tells the story of the legendary choreographer, who got her start performing on subway platforms and rooftops in the 1960s.

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Best of WWDTM April 2021 by NPR

This week WWDTM is on spring break, so we feature some past interviews with Jon Batiste, Ali Wong, and Chelsea Peretti, as well as some games with our listeners.

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Indoor Theater Slowly Resumes In A Socially Distanced Way In New York City by Jeff Lunden

It's been more than a year since theater goers have been able to see an indoor performance in New York City. But some spaces and producers are moving to find safe ways to open up.

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

U.S. Box Office Plummeted 86% in 2020, Says Leading Arts Group by Neda Ulaby

The new data show the drop in ticket sales at theaters, arts centers and orchestras in the United States, U.K. and Canada has been "catastrophic" for the performing arts.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

1 Pandemic, 2 Productions Of 'A Chorus Line,' Plenty Of Teen Resilience by Jeff Lunden

Last spring, student performers had their hopes of stardom dashed as schools abruptly closed at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. A year later, we follow two schools putting on the same m…

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Kemp Powers by NPR

Kemp Powers, Oscar nominee and writer behind "One Night in Miami" and "Soul", plays our Not My Job Game "One Knight in Miami." He is joined by Helen Hong, Roxanne Roberts, and Alonzo Bodden.

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Friday, March 26, 2021

NYC Mayor Promises To Help Broadway Reopen By September by Anastasia Tsioulcas

At a Thursday press conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a series of public health measures aimed at re-starting New York City's cultural life and theatrical industry.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf' Actor George Segal Dead At 87 by Vanessa Romo

The Oscar-nominated actor, who recently wrapped up an eighth season on the ABC show The Goldbergs, died on Tuesday morning of complications from bypass surgery, his wife, Sonia, said in a st…

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Sam Sifton by NPR

New York Times Cooking creator and editor Sam Sifton joins panelists Amy Dickinson, Mo Rocca, and Negin Farsad. He plays our Not My Job game about vending machines.

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Friday, March 19, 2021

'The Island We Made': Lip-Sync Opera And High Drag Sing An Ode To Mothers by Peter Crimmins

Composer Angélica Negrón collaborates with 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner Sasha Velour on a 10-minute film featuring original music, in a project for Opera Philadelphia.

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero by NPR

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero from Showtime's Desus and Mero, play our Not My Job game. They join panelists Maz Jobrani, Karen Chee and Josh Gondelman, as well as Host Peter Sagal and Official…

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Shuttered Venue Grants Are Coming In April, After A Long Wait by Andrew Limbong

The live music industry breathed a sigh of relief when Congress passed a $15 billion grant program for struggling venues. But owners still face uncertainty and delays.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Performance Venues Wait For Aid From Earlier COVID-19 Relief Measure by Ryan Kailath

A bailout for live music and other event venues passed in the last relief bill. But one month after applications were scheduled to launch, they have not, and many venues are barely hanging o…

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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Mara Wilson Reflects On Fame At A Young Age, Britney Spears' Career

Actor and writer Mara Wilson reflects on Britney Spears' career and the ways in which famous young women are objectified by the media.

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Saturday, March 6, 2021

Jordan Jonas by NPR

Jordan Jonas, winner of "Alone", joins us along with panelists Peter Grosz, Charla Lauriston, and Brian Babylon.

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Dr. Swati Mohan by NPR

Dr. Swati Mohan, Mars Rover scientist, joins us along with panelists Adam Felber, Dulcé Sloan, and Mo Rocca.

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Where Are They Now? We Check In With Broadway Workers, Now Off Broadway by Jeff Lunden

Each year ahead of the Tony Awards, we profile essential theater professionals who aren't centerstage. This year, with theaters closed due to COVID-19, we check back in to see how they are c…

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Best of WWDTM February 2020 by NPR

This week, WWDTM spends time with the people we wish had been our Valentines; Sarah Paulson, Tyra Banks, A'ja Wilson, and Andrew Rannells.

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Metropolitan Opera Backstage Workers: 'Without People, The Opera Is Nothing' by Jeff Lunden

A union representing 800 backstage workers began a publicity campaign today urging donors and government entities to withdraw support for the company because of a labor dispute.

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Friday, February 19, 2021

13,150,080 Minutes: It's Been 25 Years Since The First Performance Of 'Rent' by Jeff Lunden

On Jan. 25, 1996, a new rock musical by a little-known writer, Jonathan Larson, gave its first performance. But that show almost didn't happen: Larson died of an aortic aneurysm early that m…

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

'Theater In Quarantine': All The World's A Stage, Including This Closet

Even in a pandemic, the show must go on. For Joshua William Gelb and Katie Rose McLaughlin, that meant converting a closet into a theater. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to them about their project.

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Now Playing On TikTok: 'Bridgerton' The Musical by Jeff Lunden

Not long after the Netflix Regency romance premiered on Christmas, two young songwriters asked on TikTok: "Ok but what if Bridgerton was a musical?" Millions of people wanted to know the ans…

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Returning To 'Our Town': Why The Play Still Hits Home After 80 Years by Scott Simon

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to writer Howard Sherman about his new book, "Another Day's Begun: Thornton Wilder's Our Town in the 21st Century," which interviews participants from an array of pr…

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'I'll Meet You There': A Dancer Finds New Rhythm In Her Culture by Scott Simon

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to fimmaker Iram Parveen Bilal about her new movie, set in a Pakistani Muslim community in Chicago.

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Abby Phillip by NPR

Abby Phillip, host of CNN's "Inside Politics", joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Tom Bodett, and Alonzo Bodden.

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All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre