Broadway Close Up
Discover the stories behind the stories!
Broadway Close Up is a must-see for New York’s most serious and knowledgeable theater fans, with compelling performances, eye-opening interviews with theater writers and composers, and backstage insights into the creative process behind some of your favorite musicals.
2015 performers include Tony nominee Liz Callaway, Kate Baldwin (Tony Award nominee for Finian’s Rainbow, Drama Desk Award nominee for Giant), Matthew Scott (Jersey Boys, Sondheim on Sondheim), Kirsten Scott (Follies, Hairspray), Alysha Umphress (On the Town) and more TBA.
During the Fall 2015 season, the famously forthright Tony winner William Finn takes audiences behind the scenes of Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and his long Broadway career. Some of the most memorable Broadway characters will square off in Guys vs. Dolls: A Musical Survey of Sex and Sexism featuring the songs of Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Rodgers & Hammerstein and many more. Liz Callaway gives audiences a taste of some of the best new musicals at Bound for Broadway. The season concludes with a celebration of Harold Arlen’s Broadway and Hollywood musicals including The Wizard of Oz and St. Louis Woman.