Frank Langella, musicals impresario Jack Viertel, and the secret art of opera subtitles.

Belting Out the “I Want” Song

Belting Out the “I Want” Song

The Peabody Award–winning show from PRI.
Aug. 24 2017 6:00 PM

Sing Your “I Want” Song

Our favorite recent segments about the stage, including lingo for musicals.

Frank Langella
Actor Frank Langella holds up a newspaper during the 63rd Annual Tony Awards ceremony on June 7, 2009.

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On this week’s Studio 360, some favorite recent segments about the stage. Kurt Andersen talks with Frank Langella about his screen and stage career since his breakout role as Dracula in the 1970s. A budding soprano describes her unusual day job: determining exactly when subtitles should appear during opera performances. And Jack Viertel, a Broadway legend, breaks down the components of a Broadway musical.


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