Concert halls and music venues around the world have been shuttered due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, but before closing its doors, the Philadelphia Orchestra gave one last performance on March 12 — to an empty concert hall. Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin describes the experience of playing in a vacant hall and hearing silence at the end of each piece. And we listen to a 2019 interview with Yannick.
Movie musicals usually get lumped together as a category. But classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz says that a batch of original musicals from MGM and 20th-Century Fox, just released on DVD, reveals an array of categories that date back to the earliest sound films. The batch includes Till the Clouds Roll By, Summer StockDown Argentine Way and It's Always Fair Weather.
We listen back to an interview with the eccentric singer and performer Tiny Tim. Born Herbert B. Khaury, Tim began performing in the 1950s. He is best known for his performances on Laugh-In, especially his croonings of "Tip Toe Through the Tulips." Tim died in 1996. Friday, April 12, 2002 would have been his 70th birthday.
He co-stars with Nathan Lane in the Producers on Broadway. Sunday 3/17/02 is also Brodericks alst day in the role. Broderick was nominated for a Tony along with Lane, but lost the award to Lane. Broderick has starred in many stage, screen and film productions. On Broadway, he was in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and the stage version of Biloxi Blues, among many other plays. He got his first big break in film with the 1983 hit War Games. His other films include Ferris Buellers Day Off, Election, The Freshman, Inspector Gadget, and You Can Count on Me.
Magician and trickster Teller of Penn and Teller. They've been performing for over twenty years, both on Broadway and around the world. The duo has also written several books: "How to Play in Traffic," "Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends" and "How to Play With Your Food." (Originally aired 10/22/97)
Magician and trickster Teller of Penn and Teller. They've been performing for over twenty years, both on Broadway and around the world. The duo has just written "How to Play in Traffic" (Boulevard), an offbeat travel guide, and has also authored "Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends" and "How to Play with Your Food."