Jeff Lunden http://wmot.org en New York Philharmonic's Lead Fiddler Rests His Bow http://wmot.org/post/new-york-philharmonics-lead-fiddler-rests-his-bow <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHU82TvSB_o</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:28:00 +0000 Jeff Lunden 40270 at http://wmot.org New York Philharmonic's Lead Fiddler Rests His Bow State Of The Art: New York Philharmonic's Biennial http://wmot.org/post/state-art-new-york-philharmonics-biennial <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112863954" target="_blank">Alan Gilbert</a>, music director of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/19286842/new-york-philharmonic" target="_blank">New York Philharmonic</a>, isn't scared of new music — and he doesn't think audiences should be, either.<p>"Frankly, the reason I do new music is I like a lot of it," Gilbert says.<p>Under his direction, the New York Philharmonic is now taking a page from the visual arts world. Thu, 29 May 2014 14:01:22 +0000 Jeff Lunden 39175 at http://wmot.org State Of The Art: New York Philharmonic's Biennial Well Into Spring, 'Frozen' Soundtrack Keeps The Charts Cool http://wmot.org/post/well-spring-frozen-soundtrack-keeps-charts-cool Disney's animated film <em>Frozen</em> has been racking up impressive statistics since it was released last November. Its box office earnings total $1 billion, worldwide, the movie won two Academy Awards, and on the first day the home video came out, it sold 3.2 million copies. Fri, 09 May 2014 07:56:00 +0000 Jeff Lunden 38319 at http://wmot.org Well Into Spring, 'Frozen' Soundtrack Keeps The Charts Cool Broadway Director Kenny Leon Opens Theater Doors To New Audiences http://wmot.org/post/broadway-director-kenny-leon-opens-theater-doors-new-audiences Stage director Kenny Leon is one of the most sought-after creative talents on Broadway today, even if he isn't a household name. He's guided Denzel Washington and Viola Davis to Tony Awards in a Tony-winning revival of August Wilson's <em>Fences</em>, he directed Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett in <em>The Mountaintop</em> and he's got two Broadway shows opening within three months of each other.<p>You've got to have an ego, to be a director, sitting in rehearsal rooms with talented, opinionated actors. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:51:51 +0000 Jeff Lunden 36995 at http://wmot.org Broadway Director Kenny Leon Opens Theater Doors To New Audiences Road Between Broadway And Hollywood Isn't A One-Way Street http://wmot.org/post/road-between-broadway-and-hollywood-isnt-one-way-street <em>Rocky: The Musical</em>. Really?<p>Producer Bill Taylor says even the show's creators didn't buy the idea at first. "If you speak to all of the authors and all of the creative team, their instinctive reaction, when first hearing about <em>Rocky</em> becoming a musical, ranges from incredulity to plain crazy," he says.<p>For many years, the relationship between Broadway and Hollywood went one way: from stage to screen. But in the past couple of decades, some of the biggest Broadway hits have been adapted from films — think <em>Hairspray</em> or <em>Kinky Boots</em>. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:28:56 +0000 Jeff Lunden 35859 at http://wmot.org Road Between Broadway And Hollywood Isn't A One-Way Street