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Sondheim, who turned 90 on March 22, composed the music and lyrics for Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Company and other shows. He spoke about his career in musical theater in this 2010 interview.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: March 27, 2020, 5:43 pm
Jesse Eisenberg stars as the famous mime as he gets involved in the French Resistance during World War II. The film is an "honorable, absorbing homage to the making of a man and his art."
Author: Ella Taylor
Posted: March 26, 2020, 9:00 pm
McNally, who died March 24 due to complications related to COVID-19, won Tony awards for Love! Valour! Compassion!, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ragtime and Master Class. Originally broadcast June 1993.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: March 26, 2020, 5:28 pm
In uncertain times, we want stories that reassure us that everything will be okay. Here are some books, films, plays and TV shows that believe in Happily Ever After.
Author: Glen Weldon
Posted: March 26, 2020, 9:00 am
McNally had suffered from lung cancer and pulmonary problems. He won his first Tony Award for Kiss of the Spider Woman. He also won Tonys for Love! Valor! Compassion!, Master Class and Ragtime.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: March 25, 2020, 9:03 am
The five-time Tony Award winner whose work spanned some four dozen plays and musicals died Tuesday at age 81 due to complications related to COVID-19.
Author: Anastasia Tsioulcas
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 pm
The Chino Hills High School Chamber Singers aren't letting social distancing stop them from harmonizing. With their concert canceled, all 19 sang "Over the Rainbow" into their computers, together.
Author: Lulu Garcia-Navarro
Posted: March 22, 2020, 11:43 am
From Broadway plays to playwrights giving writing lessons to online courses from Ivy League schools, here's a look at some things (but not everything!) that have suddenly become free.
Author: Brakkton Booker
Posted: March 20, 2020, 4:07 pm
The nation's largest performing arts organization has told its orchestral players, chorus and stagehands they will not be paid after March 31. The company has canceled the rest of its season.
Author: Anastasia Tsioulcas
Posted: March 19, 2020, 5:34 pm
The Irish dance spectacle has been performed for audiences all over the world. The current production was polished for the anniversary, but has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: March 17, 2020, 9:01 am