"The Visit" is discussed with composer John Kander, director John Doyle and stars Roger Rees and Chita Rivera; and "It Shoulda Been You" is discussed with lyricist Brian Hargrove, director David Hyde Pierce and stars Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris.
The 50th anniversary of "The Sound of Music" movie is marked with Tom Santopietro ("The Sound of Music Story") and Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization executive director Ted Chapin. Also: "Something Rotten!" is spotlighted.
"A Raisin in the Sun" is discussed with Denzel Washington and producer Woody King Jr.; LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Sophie Okonedo and Anika Noni Rose; and, in archival interviews, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee and the play's original producer, Philip Rose.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson discuss "Constellations." Also: a preview of Fred Barton's "American Showstoppers" concerts, which features Irving Berlin songs, includes a performance of "You're Just in Love" by Karen Ziemba and Bruce Landry.
American musicals are discussed by librettists Richard Maltby and Thomas Meehan; and theater historian Laurence Maslon, editor of "American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of 16 Broadway Classics 1927-1969."
Playwright Ayad Akhtar discusses "Disgraced," his play about Muslim-American identity. Also: a preview of "Brooklynite" with composer-lyricist Peter Lerman, director Michael Mayer and actor Matt Doyle.
A review of significant new Broadway productions, including "A Delicate Balance," "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," "The Elephant Man," "It's Only a Play," "The Last Ship" and "The River"; and NBC's live production of "Peter Pan." Also: a preview of shows opening in the spring.
The revival of William Luce's "The Belle of Amherst" is discussed with star Joely Richardson and director Steve Cosson. Also: Stefanie Cohen (Wall Street Journal) and Imogen Lloyd Webber (Broadway.com) on current and upcoming Broadway productions.
Director Marianne Elliott and playwright Simon Stephens discuss their adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." They're joined by Broadway newcomer Alex Sharp, who plays the lead role.
Director Garry Marshall and playwright Mike Bencivenga discuss "Billy & Ray," Bencivenga's comedy about the relationship between Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler while they created the 1944 film-noir classic "Double Indemnity." Also: remembering Marian Seldes (1928-2014).
A preview of upcoming shows, including "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," "Disgraced," "The Last Ship," "It's Only a Play," "You Can't Take It With You," "Side Show," "A Delicate Balance," "The Elephant Man" and "Finding Neverland."
"Here Lies Love" is discussed with David Byrne, Jose Llana and Ruthie Ann Miles. Also: remembering Ruby Dee (1922-2014); former New York Times editor-writer Arthur Gelb (1924-2014); and theater critic Jacques le Sourd (1950-2014).