Broadway http://kcur.org en Audra McDonald: From Broadway To Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/audra-mcdonald-broadway-kansas-city <p>She’s won Tony awards and dazzled Hollywood, and now <strong>Audra McDonald </strong>is blending her voice with the Kansas City Symphony.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with the versatile songstress about her career and how she’s using her fame to support causes like marriage equality and pet adoption.</span></p><p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest:</span></strong></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:15:04 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 46837 at http://kcur.org Audra McDonald: From Broadway To Kansas City Bernadette Peters: From NY's Broadway To KC's 16th & Broadway http://kcur.org/post/bernadette-peters-nys-broadway-kcs-16th-broadway <p>She's won Tony Awards. She's won Drama Desk Awards. She's starred on TV, on CD, in concert, and in the movies with Burt Reynolds, Clint Eastwood and Steve Martin.</p> <p>Bernadette Peters is one of Broadway's brightest stars, and she performs at the Kauffman Center this weekend.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:50:42 +0000 Stephen Steigman 22922 at http://kcur.org Bernadette Peters: From NY's Broadway To KC's 16th & Broadway Million Dollar Quartet http://kcur.org/post/million-dollar-quartet <p>On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together.</p><p>Sam Phillips, the &ldquo;Father of Rock &lsquo;n&rsquo; Roll&rdquo; who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock &lsquo;n&rsquo; roll jam sessions in history. &nbsp;It&rsquo;s the story of the Broadway musical, <strong>&quot;Million Dollar Quartet&quot;</strong>, on stage at the Kauffman Center through Sunday. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:01:18 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 14583 at http://kcur.org Million Dollar Quartet Actor Gary Holcombe Dies at 66 http://kcur.org/post/actor-gary-holcombe-dies-66 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53ce47d053f9e-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53ce47d053f9e-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53ce47d053f9e-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-989676.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Kansas City actor Gary Holcombe, known for his dramatic, comic, and musical performances on many professional stages, died on Monday at the age of 66. A veteran of Broadway musicals, like "Big River," "South Pacific," and "42nd Street," Holcombe also starred as Oliver Warbucks in the national tour of "Annie."</p> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 19:53:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2318 at http://kcur.org Actor Gary Holcombe Dies at 66 WEB EXTRA: Tommy Tune and Patti LuPone http://kcur.org/post/web-extra-tommy-tune-and-patti-lupone <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Hours before the opening gala for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at the Muriel Kauffman Theatre, Broadway stars Patti LuPone and Tommy Tune discussed some of their signature roles and what it's like to open a new hall.</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 18:35:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2305 at http://kcur.org WEB EXTRA: Tommy Tune and Patti LuPone 'Xanadu' Rolls into Starlight http://kcur.org/post/xanadu-rolls-starlight <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Though movies made from Broadway musicals have seen a resurgence since the success of "Chicago," the current trend is to go in the opposite direction. There are presently 7 musicals on Broadway based on popular movies, with several more on the way. Playing Starlight Theatre this week is the musical "Xanadu", whose success in New York made it an exception to all the rules - and that's because its source is considered one of the worst movies ever made.</p> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:42:00 +0000 Steve Walker 2277 at http://kcur.org 'Xanadu' Rolls into Starlight Lee's Summit Teen Reflects on Broadway Debut http://kcur.org/post/lees-summit-teen-reflects-broadway-debut <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53ce6b2c4a558-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53ce6b2c4a558-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53ce6b2c4a558-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-937770.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Many Kansas City theater fans visit New York every year to catch shows before they tour or are produced by local companies. Those heading there this month have the opportunity to see the revival of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music," starring two of the theater's most revered performers, Elaine Stritch and Bernadette Peters, as mother and daughter. And four times a week, playing the youngest member of that clan, is Lee's Summit native Katherine McNamara.</p> Thu, 02 Dec 2010 16:37:00 +0000 Steve Walker 2023 at http://kcur.org Lee's Summit Teen Reflects on Broadway Debut