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Looking Forward To Broadway In 2013, Joe Jackson, Avi Avital

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Friday, January 04, 2013

A still from the RSC Production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical. The highly anticipated show comes to Broadway in 2013. (Manuel Harlan)

Today on Soundcheck, another look forward into 2013 as David Cote, theater critic for Time Out New York, gives us the scoop on what's happening on and off Broadway in the coming months.

Then, Joe Jackson reflects on a career that has included pop hits, a symphony and, recently, a tribute to jazz great Duke Ellington. Jackson also joins us for a little Beer Talk.

And mandolinist and composer Avi Avital performs live in the studio.

Guests:

David Cote and Joe Jackson

On And Off Broadway In 2013

Time Out New York's David Cote profiles the upcoming year in theater -- from mainstays like Cat On a Hot Tin Roof to highly anticipated new musicals, including an adaptation of Roald Dahl's Matilda.

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Avi Avital Pushes The Limits Of Mandolin

Thinking of the mandolin usually conjures up images of American bluegrass music or traditional Neapolitan songs like “O Sole Mio.” But Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital has been making people rethink the instrument. Hear his live performance in our studio.

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