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Kirsty Lang in New York with the director of the Metropolitan Museum

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 30 March 2012

With Kirsty Lang in New York.

Thomas Campbell, the British director of the vast Metropolitan Museum, talks about his plans for the future and coping with the financial restraints of a recession.

The British TV series Downton Abbey has proved to be a spectacular success in the US. Some of New York's die-hard fans analyse why it appeals to Americans.

Trumpeter and composer Nicholas Payton caused a storm in a recent blog, when he wrote that the word jazz should be replaced by the term Black American Music. He feels "the J-word" has become outdated, and he explains why.

Gatz, an eight hour long stage version of the classic American novel The Great Gatsby, is coming to the UK in the summer. Director John Collins and lead actor Scott Shepherd tell Kirsty why their production is so long, and how Scott ended up learning the entire book off by heart.

Producer Rebecca Nicholson.

Chapters

4 items
  • Metropolitan Museum

    Interview with director of the Metropolitan Museum, Thomas Campbell.

  • Downton Abbey

    Some of New York's die-hard Downton Abbey fans analyse why it appeals to Americans.

  • Nicholas Payton

    Interview with trumpter and composer Nicholas Payton.

  • Gatz

    Interview with Gatz director John Collins and lead actor Scott Shepherd.

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Photograph Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    The Metropolitan
  • Downton Abbey

    Downton Abbey

    Downton Abbey
  • Gatz

    Gatz

    Gatz, an enactment of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is coming to London for a strictly limited season playing 23 performances at the Noël Coward Theatre from 8 June - 15 July.

    Gatz
  • Nicholas Payton

    Nicholas Payton

    Nicholas Payton's latest album, Bitches is out now on In & Out Records.

    Photocredit: Michael Wilson

    Nicholas Payton

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