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SUNDAYARTS VIDEO : Theater

Paula Zahn recently met with Sir Patrick Stewart to discuss his return to Broadway for the Atlantic Theater Company’s new production of David Mamet’s “A Life in the Theater.”

Rafael Pi Roman sits down with Broadway performer Barbara Cook to discuss her career.

Rafael Pi Roman sits down with Broadway performer Barbara Cook to discuss her career and latest show, “Sondheim on Sondheim.”

Paula Zahn interviews Karen Brooks-Hopkins, President of BAM, and Joe Melillo, BAM‘s executive producer, to talk about the last three decades of programming at this institutional gem in Brooklyn.

Patrice Chereau was known to the french at a young age as a theater prodigy who began his professional carreer at 19. He went on to become a critically acclaimed opera director who has also worked in theater and films. Paula Zahn interviews the prolific director making his U.S. directorial debut with From the House [...]

Back in 1997, a twenty-four year old Staceyann Chin moved from Kingston to Canarsie to escape persecution for being a lesbian who refused to conceal her sexuality. Once here, she became a performance poet and political activist, and over the years she has won many slam poetry competitions, has appeared in Off-Broadway one-woman shows, and [...]

ABBA composers Andersson and Ulvaeus created their first musical theater work more than a decade before striking pay dirt with their phenomenon, Mamma Mia. It was the inspired idea of lyricist/librettist Rice to match the pair with his cold war tale: the East/West Chess Championship and the romantic triangle that develops between the Russian and [...]

For our Sunday Arts profile, Rafael Pi Ramon interviews Martina Arroyo and takes a look into her “Prelude to Performance” workshops while the students are preparing for performances of La Boheme and Die Fledermaus beginning on July 16th at Hunter College Kaye Playhouse. For many  years, Martina Arroyo was a star on the stages of [...]

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Tony Kushner. Since the breakthrough in the early 1990s of his two-part epic, Angels in America — subsequently made into a hit miniseries — Kushner has emerged as one of the country’s leading playwrights. With his cutting wit and penchant for uncomfortable opinions, Kushner has earned a Pulitzer, an Emmy and [...]

Making it in New York City is tough. Few get the chance to live out their dreams, and the cast and crew of In the Heights know this all too well. This young, diverse group of relatively unknown artists and performers have dreamed of making it on Broadway, but are well aware that a new [...]

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.