Saturday, March 2, 2024

WWDTM: Danny Brown by NPR

Danny Brown helped redefine Detroit's rap scene with XXX, then moved to Austin in 2021 to do it all again. He joins panelists Alzo Slade, Karen Chee, and Peter Grosz to talk playing pickleba…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:17AM
Saturday, February 24, 2024

WWDTM: Hail to the Chief Editon by NPR

To celebrate Presidents' Day, we're revisiting interviews that would EASILY win the popular vote, including Ray Romano, Rosie Perez, Steve Earle, and more!Get access to bonus episodes, spons…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:00AM
Saturday, February 17, 2024

WWDTM: Sleater-Kinney by NPR

Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker, of the legendary rock band Sleater-Kinney, join guest host Tom Papa, Dulcé Sloan, Amy Dickinson, and Hari Kondabolu to talk their new album and 30 years …

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:35AM
Saturday, February 10, 2024

A family of creatives turned their TikTok-famous videos into a stage performance by Scott Simon

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Mandy Patinkin, Kathryn Grody and Gideon Grody-Patinkin about the family stage "performance" in which Gideon talks with his performer parents about their lives.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:12AM

WWDTM: Lena Waithe by NPR

This week, A Thousand and One producer and Emmy winner Lena Waithe joins panelists Adam Burke, Negin Farsad, and Maz Jobrani to talk Blockbuster, Jennifer Aniston, and Guy Fieri. Learn more …

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:35AM
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

The music teacher who just won a Grammy says it belongs to her students by Rachel Treisman

Virginia music teacher Annie Ray started an orchestra for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She just won a Grammy for music education, and a $10,000 grant for her sc…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:12AM
Saturday, February 3, 2024

WWDTM: Kristen Kish by NPR

This week, Top Chef's Kristen Kish joins Josh Gondelman, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, and Brian Babylon to talk bivalves, airballs, and cheese curds. Get access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free li…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 08:46AM
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Chita Rivera, Broadway's 'first great triple threat,' dies at 91 by Jeff Lunden

The three-time Tony Award-winning Broadway legend created indelible roles: Anita in West Side Story, Rose in Bye Bye Birdie and Velma Kelly in Chicago.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 07:18PM

Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin win the 2024 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by Neda Ulaby

One of the most prestigious awards in American music, the Gershwin Prize recognizes musicians with a lifetime of contributions to popular songs. This year's winners are Elton John and Bernie…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 07:12AM
Monday, January 29, 2024

'Days of Wine and Roses,' a film about love and addiction, is now a spirited musical by Jeff Lunden

The classic 1962 movie tells the story of a relationship buckling under the weight of addiction. The new Broadway adaptation stars Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:48AM
Sunday, January 28, 2024

How a West Bank Palestinian theater went from symbol of hope to casualty of war by Lauren Frayer

Jenin's Freedom Theatre was ransacked by Israeli soldiers, its staff thrown in jail. Once celebrated as a peace initiative, it's the latest casualty of near-daily military raids on the West …

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:24AM
Saturday, January 27, 2024

JoJo Siwa will replace Nigel Lythgoe as a judge on 'So You Think You Can Dance' by Chloe Veltman

The TV personality will join judges Allison Holker and Maksim Chmerkovskiy following sexual assault allegations against Lythgoe.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:18PM

An ancient Egyptian temple in New York inspires a Lebanese American musician by Anastasia Tsioulcas

H. Sinno, former lead singer of the pioneering Lebanese rock band Mashrou' Leila, pairs their own history with that of the Metropolitan Museum's Temple of Dendur in their new opera.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:02AM

WWDTM: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen by NPR

This week, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen joins Dulcé Sloan, Tom Papa, and Shane O'Neill to talk the economy, how she prepared to smoke weed for the first time, and her Candy Crush score. …

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:00AM
Sunday, January 21, 2024

Stephen Sondheim is cool now by Bob Mondello

With three shows running currently in NY and two more on tour, the late composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim is as present in contemporary theater as he was when he was alive.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 04:06PM
Saturday, January 20, 2024

WWDTM: David Oyelowo by NPR

Actor David Oyelowo joins panelists Faith Salie, Helen Hong, and Tom Bodett to talk being mistaken for MLK, how a crush led to his acting career, and more. Get access to bonus episodes, spon…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:00AM
Friday, January 19, 2024

What did the beginning of time sound like? A new string quartet offers an impression by Olivia Hampton

Nokuthula Ngwenyama's Flow is on a 13-city tour of performances by the celebrated Takács Quartet.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:24PM
Saturday, January 13, 2024

WWDTM: Jason Isbell by NPR

Jason Isbell joins panelists Maeve Higgins, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, and Peter Grosz to talk backhanded compliments from John Mayer, praise from Bruce Springsteen, and keeping eye out for boo…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:48AM
Friday, January 12, 2024

Josh Groban never gave up his dream of playing 'Sweeney Todd' by Ann Marie Baldonado

The Tony-nominated baritone gives his final performance in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's acclaimed musical on Jan 14, after 46 weeks and rave reviews. Originally broadcast April…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:48PM
Thursday, January 11, 2024

Stephen Sondheim is cool now by Bob Mondello

The late composer/lyricist was once considered an acquired taste — but with three shows running in New York and another on tour, he's a hit.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:24PM

Fellow standups come to Jo Koy's defense after Golden Globes by Elizabeth Blair

By most accounts of this week's Golden Globes, Jo Koy bombed. But fellow stand up comedians like Steve Martin, Michael Che, Kevin Hart and Whoopi Goldberg are coming to his defense.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:24PM

For Dry January, we ask a music critic for great songs about not drinking by Neda Ulaby

Plenty of songs celebrate drinking. But what about music that finds joy in — well, not drinking? Music critic Sasha Frere-Jones reflects upon a few songs that have been meaningful to his s…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:12AM
Wednesday, January 10, 2024

A Taipei comedy club becomes an unlikely venue for working out Taiwan-China tensions by Ailsa Chang

Taiwanese comedian Vickie Wang and Chinese comedian Jamie Wang (no relation) work through the lived experience of cross-strait tensions through comedy.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:06PM
Monday, January 8, 2024

Prince's 'Purple Rain' is becoming a stage musical by Anastasia Tsioulcas

Plans are still coming together, but two up-and-coming names on Broadway are already attached to the Prince project: playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and director Lileana Blain-Cruz.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 05:18PM

Truth, forgiveness: 'Swept Away' is a theatrical vessel for Avett Bros' music by Elizabeth Blair

With songs by the Avett Brothers, Swept Away follows four men fighting to survive a shipwreck. The musical is inspired by the true story in which men resort to cannibalism to survive.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 05:18PM
Saturday, January 6, 2024

Nigel Lythgoe departs 'So You Think You Can Dance' amid sexual assault allegations by Chloe Veltman

The 74-year-old TV personality, producer and choreographer is facing a lawsuit launched by high-profile co-host Paula Abdul.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 04:32PM

WWDTM: Now With Real Journalists! by NPR

It's the new year, and we're bringing you new interviews with Rachel Maddow and Bob Woodruff, plus a never-before-heard Bluff the Listener game!

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:00AM
Thursday, January 4, 2024

Tap dancing star and choreographer Maurice Hines dies at 80 by Andrew Limbong

Maurice Hines, dancer and choreographer — and evangelist for the art of tap dancing — died Friday at age 80. Hines and his brother, the famed Gregory Hines, helped keep tap in the public…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:06PM
Tuesday, January 2, 2024

To become the 'Maestro,' Bradley Cooper learned to live the music by Terry Gross

In his new biopic Maestro, Cooper was determined not to imitate the legendary Leonard Bernstein. Instead, the actor worked with conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin to find his own rhythm.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:18PM
Sunday, December 31, 2023

Broadway actor, dancer and choreographer Maurice Hines dies at 80 by Chloe Veltman

Maurice Hines, who started tap dancing at the age of five, starred alongside his late brother Gregory Hines in the 1984 Francis Ford Coppola movie The Cotton Club.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 08:48AM
Saturday, December 30, 2023

WWDTM: 25th Anniversary Spectacular Part IX - Best of 2023 by NPR

To celebrate the holidays, we hand out the greatest gift of all: interviews with Geena Davis, Weird Al, Karen Allen, and 5th generation lobsterman Jacob Knowles!

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:00AM

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