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Irving Berlin has no place in American music; he is American music,” legendary composer Jerome Kern once wrote. Yet for his final 25 years, Berlin led a rather reclusive existence.
By Dr. Howard Markel
In the midst of overwhelming sadness and suffering, we wanted to end the week on a high note. It’s brought to us from the Tony Award-winning cast of “Ain’t Too Proud,” the Broadway show about The Temptations. They recently got…
The groundbreaking, biographical hip-hop show about the life of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton won 11 Tony Awards and made numerous tours.
By Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "Sweeney Todd" and won a staggering 21 Tony Awards, has died. Prince was…
By Alison Thoet
It’s been 40 years since Sandy told Danny that he “better shape up” in the 1978 movie “Grease,” based on the Tony award-winning Broadway show. Theater critic Ben Brantley recommends six musicals that followed in its wake.
By Jeffrey Brown
When the members of an Egyptian band arrive in an Israeli city for a performance, it's clear something is wrong -- they've gotten the name wrong and ended up in a sleepy desert town. That's the premise of a new…
By PBS NewsHour
“Oslo,” a Tony-nominated Broadway drama, takes a deep look at the secret negotiations that went into the historic Middle East peace accords, and their relevance in today’s world. Using real characters and real events, the play imagines what went on…
“Dear Evan Hansen,” a surprise hit musical, is the story of an ordinary teen who all his life has felt invisible. But when a classmate commits suicide, Hansen is mistakenly seen as his one friend and becomes the center of…
Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a jazz musician, begin a love affair, but the stresses of the spotlight take a toll on their relationship. That’s the story “La La Land,” a modern movie musical about beating the odds that…
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