Broadway

"Time and the Conways," a revival of J.B. Priestley’s 1937 play about a family through the ages living in Yorkshire opened at Roundabout’s unfriendly American Airlines Theater the other night. Thankfully, the 2 act 2 hours and 20-minute drama has Elisabeth McGovern doing her Downton Abbey best to liven up, with a second scene exception, a very dull play which is more about the author’s love of the theories of time and space than anything else.

 

The great innovative jazz pianist Bill Evans turned his genius to the Broadway catalogue over and over again. Music from On The Town, Silk Stockings, Porgy and Bess, and more, joined on vocals by Tony Bennett and Anita O'Day. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

We’re ringing in 5778 with a celebration of the Jewish contribution to the American musical, with renditions by Al Jolson, Barbra Streisand, and Joel Grey. Songs from The Rothschilds, March of the Falsettos, Caroline or Change, and, of course, Fiddler on the Roof. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

It might as well be swing--here are great tunes from Broadway played by the great dance bands: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, as well as swing-styled musicals like Bandstand. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

The joint is jumpin’ with Broadway legend Andre De Shields (currently starring in Bay Street Theater’s “As You Like It”) live in our studio to discuss his career, including The Wiz, The Full Monty, and Ain’t Misbehavin’. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

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