All stories by Kile Smith on BroadwayStars

Monday, November 27, 2023

The boy on the bike is back, but now he’s not me: my kingdom is in the weeds by Kile Smith

As a boy, Kile Smith knew there was no freedom like riding your own bike on your own time. But now, as he watches the world go by from his garden, a whole new kingdom opens up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:42AM
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

One man, his van, and 18 hours: Journey to an orphanage in Kyiv by Kile Smith

Philly composer and essayist Kile Smith was traveling in Germany when he met an electrician with an extraordinary story in the months following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:25PM
Tuesday, July 19, 2022

A walk in the woods, with the wrens, makes me wonder: if things were simpler, when? by Kile Smith

A photo of a common bird gives flight to Kile Smith’s thoughts on technology and gratitude. Where things really simpler “back then”? What do we witness nowadays, and how?

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 09:36AM
Monday, December 21, 2020

More music and words become art: Another top 10 from composer Kile Smith by Kile Smith

Composer Kile Smith offered his top-10 list of pop songs that mixed music and words into pure art. Now he’s back for another round, this time with icons of classical music.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:56PM
Monday, October 19, 2020

When do music and words become art? Here’s a top 10 from composer Kile Smith by Kile Smith

Do lyrics serve the music, or vice versa? Sometimes, in pop music, you don’t have to decide. Listen to Kile Smith explain 10 times that pop songs mixed music and words into pure art.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:52PM
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The Metropolitan Opera offers free streams of its ‘Live in HD’ series by Kile Smith

For Kile Smith, the quarantine was well-timed: just as he’s working on his first commissioned opera, he took in a Wagner marathon thanks to the Met’s nightly stream.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:00PM
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Kile Smith on composing in a diner by Kile Smith

Kile Smith visits a Cincinnati diner and meditates on the unexpected pleasures of live music and strange meats. You just never know what might happen.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:35PM

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