Posted: 2020-10-23 08:16:00
A new play — directed and performed via Zoom — imagines workplace life at Russia's Internet Research Agency, a real life troll-farm indicted for its interference in the 2016 election....
Posted: 2020-10-18 09:06:00
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Heidi Schreck, creator of the one-woman play, What the Constitution Means to Me, about the film's release on Amazon Prime ahead of Election Day....
Isn't This A Lovely Day For A 'Top ...

Isn't This A Lovely Day For A 'Top Hat' Tribute?


Irving Berlin's classic musical turns 85 this year, and a group of artists are paying tribute with a brand-new video version of one of its songs, "Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In Th...
Posted: 2020-10-16 09:40:38
Isn't This A Lovely Day For A 'Top Hat' Tribute?
Irving Berlin's classic musical turns 85 this year, and a group of artists are paying tribute with a brand-new video version of one of its songs, "Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In Th...
How Women Have Been 'Profoundly' Le...

How Women Have Been 'Profoundly' Left Out Of The U.S. Constitution


As a teen, Heidi Schreck debated the Constitution in competitions. A film of her Broadway play, What the Constitution Means to Me, is now available on Amazon Prime. Originally broadcast Marc...
Posted: 2020-10-16 05:50:29
How Women Have Been 'Profoundly' Left Out Of The U.S. Constitution
As a teen, Heidi Schreck debated the Constitution in competitions. A film of her Broadway play, What the Constitution Means to Me, is now available on Amazon Prime. Originally broadcast Marc...
2 Broadway Stars Grapple With COVID And ALS: ...

2 Broadway Stars Grapple With COVID And ALS: 'We're Adapting To A New Reality'


Married Broadway stars Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker both contracted COVID in the spring. Burstein was hospitalized. Luker's case was less severe, but it came soon after she was diagnosed...
Posted: 2020-10-14 05:28:00
2 Broadway Stars Grapple With COVID And ALS: 'We're Adapting To A New Reality'
Married Broadway stars Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker both contracted COVID in the spring. Burstein was hospitalized. Luker's case was less severe, but it came soon after she was diagnosed...

Posted: 2020-10-12 08:03:00
The dance company features work of Latinx choreographers, as well as a robust educational outreach program. It was just awarded a $4 million grant from the Ford Foundation....
Posted: 2020-10-09 02:48:09
The Broadway League has announced an extension of closures related to COVID-19 to May....
Amidst Global Troubles, MacArthur 'Geniu...

Amidst Global Troubles, MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Winners 'Provoke And Inspire'


This year's MacArthur Fellows — recipients of what's commonly called the Genius Grant — include artists, scientists, dancers and more. They'll each receive a no-strings-attached $625,000...
Posted: 2020-10-06 08:11:05
Amidst Global Troubles, MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Winners 'Provoke And Inspire'
This year's MacArthur Fellows — recipients of what's commonly called the Genius Grant — include artists, scientists, dancers and more. They'll each receive a no-strings-attached $625,000...
'The Boys In The Band': Raging Grac...

'The Boys In The Band': Raging Gracefully


Netflix's adaptation of Mart Crowley's 1968 play about a gay birthday party that goes off the rails features hard liquor, sharp tongues and broad types....
Posted: 2020-09-30 09:01:01
'The Boys In The Band': Raging Gracefully
Netflix's adaptation of Mart Crowley's 1968 play about a gay birthday party that goes off the rails features hard liquor, sharp tongues and broad types....
Kennedy Center To Hold First Live Event Since...

Kennedy Center To Hold First Live Event Since Spring


NPR's Scott Simon talks with Renee Fleming and Vanessa Williams about performing in the Kennedy Center's first live performance since spring....
Posted: 2020-09-26 11:47:00
Kennedy Center To Hold First Live Event Since Spring
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Renee Fleming and Vanessa Williams about performing in the Kennedy Center's first live performance since spring....

Posted: 2020-09-25 07:09:21
The postponement will cause financial hardship for people who depend on the celebration — but "financial loss doesn't justify human loss," says one musician. Brazil has been hit hard by th...
Posted: 2020-09-21 08:09:00
As a veteran stand-up comedian, Quinn has spent decades on the road, performing in 47 out of the 50 states he now affectionately eviscerates in his new book, Overstated....
What Will The Future Of Theater Look Like? &#...

What Will The Future Of Theater Look Like? 'Our Artists Are Going To Lead Us'


It's hard to predict exactly how theater will come back after the pandemic, but here are a couple guesses: Fewer crowds, more collective imagination, and a focus on racial and environmental ...
Posted: 2020-09-20 09:22:00
What Will The Future Of Theater Look Like? 'Our Artists Are Going To Lead Us'
It's hard to predict exactly how theater will come back after the pandemic, but here are a couple guesses: Fewer crowds, more collective imagination, and a focus on racial and environmental ...
With Theaters Still Closed, 136-Year-Old ...

With Theaters Still Closed, 136-Year-Old 'Playbill' Does A Quick Online Pivot


The magazine given out at theaters isn't just a program, it's a cherished souvenir. The publication has doubled down on its digital offerings, and to almost everyone's surprise, it's doing q...
Posted: 2020-09-15 09:05:00
With Theaters Still Closed, 136-Year-Old 'Playbill' Does A Quick Online Pivot
The magazine given out at theaters isn't just a program, it's a cherished souvenir. The publication has doubled down on its digital offerings, and to almost everyone's surprise, it's doing q...
Whatever Happened To ... The Heavy Metal Mong...

Whatever Happened To ... The Heavy Metal Mongolian Band Called The Hu?


They're cooking up new music — including a song for a 'Star Wars' video game — and videos on how to prepare traditional foods. Care for a fried meat pie?...
Posted: 2020-09-05 11:00:29
Whatever Happened To ... The Heavy Metal Mongolian Band Called The Hu?
They're cooking up new music — including a song for a 'Star Wars' video game — and videos on how to prepare traditional foods. Care for a fried meat pie?...

Posted: 2020-09-03 12:43:36
In February, the group of young, acrobatic dancers took the top prize. But the pandemic has put their dreams on hold — and had a disastrous impact on family life....
Posted: 2020-09-03 09:01:00
Lorraine Hansberry's play is about a Black family's struggle against racism in 1950s Chicago. At the Beijing People's Art Theatre, director Ying Da is working to bring that story to Chinese ...
Louisville Ballet Dancers Return To Work For ...

Louisville Ballet Dancers Return To Work For A Season Like None Other


For the audience, Louisville Ballet's 2020-2021 season will be entirely virtual. But the dancers have already started rehearsing in person — with masks, and lots of new safety protocols....
Posted: 2020-09-01 09:01:26
Louisville Ballet Dancers Return To Work For A Season Like None Other
For the audience, Louisville Ballet's 2020-2021 season will be entirely virtual. But the dancers have already started rehearsing in person — with masks, and lots of new safety protocols....
'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Bosem...

'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Dies Of Cancer At Age 43


A statement on posted to the actor's Twitter on Friday said Boseman had battled colon cancer for the last four years....
Posted: 2020-08-29 02:57:52
'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Dies Of Cancer At Age 43
A statement on posted to the actor's Twitter on Friday said Boseman had battled colon cancer for the last four years....
Stream The 2020 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Conc...

Stream The 2020 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert From SFJAZZ


Performances and speeches honor this year's NEA Jazz Masters award recipients, including Dorthaan Kirk, Roscoe Mitchell, Reggie Workman and Bobby McFerrin. Watch on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 8 p....
Posted: 2020-08-20 11:00:01
Stream The 2020 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert From SFJAZZ
Performances and speeches honor this year's NEA Jazz Masters award recipients, including Dorthaan Kirk, Roscoe Mitchell, Reggie Workman and Bobby McFerrin. Watch on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 8 p....

Posted: 2020-08-15 11:00:29
Sudanese American Emi Mahmoud achieved massive success as a spoken word artist. Now she's switching things up and pursuing a career in science....
Posted: 2020-08-08 11:00:00
The circus was founded to lift kids out of poverty and change racial attitudes. It's become a world-famous institution — performing for Barack Obama, for example — while holding true to ...
Showtime's 'The Go-Go's' ...

Showtime's 'The Go-Go's' Documentary Breaks The Seal


A new documentary chronicling the formation, rise and break-up of the iconic group hits all the familiar Behind the Music beats, but does so with a bracing, clear-eyed candor....
Posted: 2020-07-31 10:04:00
Showtime's 'The Go-Go's' Documentary Breaks The Seal
A new documentary chronicling the formation, rise and break-up of the iconic group hits all the familiar Behind the Music beats, but does so with a bracing, clear-eyed candor....
On Zoom, Stand-Up Comedian Nore Davis Turns &...

On Zoom, Stand-Up Comedian Nore Davis Turns 'Pain Into A Joke'


Comedian Nore Davis' new comedy album, "LIVE from Comedy Trap House," was recorded entirely on Zoom....
Posted: 2020-07-26 08:53:16
On Zoom, Stand-Up Comedian Nore Davis Turns 'Pain Into A Joke'
Comedian Nore Davis' new comedy album, "LIVE from Comedy Trap House," was recorded entirely on Zoom....
Independent Venues Face Bleak Future Without ...

Independent Venues Face Bleak Future Without Aid


Small music venues in the US are looking for a lifeline — and a new bill in Congress called the Restart Act might be it. Advocates say the future of independent clubs relies on government ...
Posted: 2020-07-21 03:11:16
Independent Venues Face Bleak Future Without Aid
Small music venues in the US are looking for a lifeline — and a new bill in Congress called the Restart Act might be it. Advocates say the future of independent clubs relies on government ...

Posted: 2020-07-18 11:58:00
A new documentary catalogs the rise of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson and other members of the hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme in the mid-2000s before they became famous on Bro...
Posted: 2020-07-14 07:59:00
On Site Opera, a company that stages performances in unlikely places, has changed its format during the pandemic. Now it organizes live performances for an audience of just one — over the ...
Actors' Equity Approves 2 Live Theater P...

Actors' Equity Approves 2 Live Theater Performances In Western Massachusetts


Actors' Equity is allowing theaters in the Berkshires region of Massachusetts to put on performances this summer. The theaters plan two live shows with limited audiences and safety protocols...
Posted: 2020-07-07 07:57:00
Actors' Equity Approves 2 Live Theater Performances In Western Massachusetts
Actors' Equity is allowing theaters in the Berkshires region of Massachusetts to put on performances this summer. The theaters plan two live shows with limited audiences and safety protocols...
'Never Known A Kinder Person': Acto...

'Never Known A Kinder Person': Actor Nick Cordero Dies Of COVID-19 At 41


The Broadway actor was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Bullets Over Broadway. Cordero had been working on a production of Rock of Ages when he developed symptoms of pneumon...
Posted: 2020-07-06 03:20:55
'Never Known A Kinder Person': Actor Nick Cordero Dies Of COVID-19 At 41
The Broadway actor was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Bullets Over Broadway. Cordero had been working on a production of Rock of Ages when he developed symptoms of pneumon...
Britain Announces A $2 Billion Rescue Package...

Britain Announces A $2 Billion Rescue Package For The Arts


The package, announced Sunday, includes grants and loans that theaters, museums, live music venues and others can use to pay salaries and maintenance costs as they try to survive during the ...
Posted: 2020-07-06 02:14:15
Britain Announces A $2 Billion Rescue Package For The Arts
The package, announced Sunday, includes grants and loans that theaters, museums, live music venues and others can use to pay salaries and maintenance costs as they try to survive during the ...

Posted: 2020-07-05 11:53:00
College theater student Julian Bass got big affirmation for his video where he morphs into superheroes. He talks with NPR's Scott Detrow about his sudden fame — and his love for Spider-Man...
Posted: 2020-07-01 04:11:14
Nearly a thousand arts organizations across the country are receiving funds from the CARES Act. But the National Endowment for the Arts says the $44 million in grants it announced today is n...
'Hamilton' Comes Home, Just In Time...

'Hamilton' Comes Home, Just In Time For The Fourth Of July


The very good movie version of Hamilton, filmed with the original cast at the height of the show's popularity, will perk up faithful cast album fans — and new viewers, too....
Posted: 2020-06-30 01:00:00
'Hamilton' Comes Home, Just In Time For The Fourth Of July
The very good movie version of Hamilton, filmed with the original cast at the height of the show's popularity, will perk up faithful cast album fans — and new viewers, too....
Broadway To Remain Closed For The Rest Of The...

Broadway To Remain Closed For The Rest Of The Year


The Broadway League, which represents theater producers and owners, has announced that none of Broadway's 41 theaters will reopen before the end of 2020....
Posted: 2020-06-29 06:30:25
Broadway To Remain Closed For The Rest Of The Year
The Broadway League, which represents theater producers and owners, has announced that none of Broadway's 41 theaters will reopen before the end of 2020....
'The Past Isn't Done With Us,'...

'The Past Isn't Done With Us,' Says 'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda


A film of the original Broadway production of Hamilton, taped in 2016, begins streaming on Disney+ on July 3. Miranda, who stars in the title role, says the production is as timely as ever....
Posted: 2020-06-29 05:04:56
'The Past Isn't Done With Us,' Says 'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda
A film of the original Broadway production of Hamilton, taped in 2016, begins streaming on Disney+ on July 3. Miranda, who stars in the title role, says the production is as timely as ever....

Posted: 2020-06-28 11:59:00
Lin-Manuel Miranda says his musical Hamilton, which starts streaming on Disney+ this week, shows "everything that's past is present."...
Posted: 2020-06-19 03:55:51
With a grounding in classical theater, Ian Holm became beloved by movie fans around the world, especially in the "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "The Hobbit." He died Friday at age 88....
Inaugural Antonyo Awards To Celebrate Best Of...

Inaugural Antonyo Awards To Celebrate Best Of Black Theater


NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Drew Shade, founder of Broadway Black, about the first ever Antonyo Awards, highlighting the achievement of Black theatre artists....
Posted: 2020-06-14 12:00:00
Inaugural Antonyo Awards To Celebrate Best Of Black Theater
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Drew Shade, founder of Broadway Black, about the first ever Antonyo Awards, highlighting the achievement of Black theatre artists....
Performing In A Pandemic: Taking The High Sch...

Performing In A Pandemic: Taking The High School Play Online


Students look forward all year to their big end-of-year productions. This year, many educators got creative in helping their student shine — despite the shutdown due to COVID-19...
Posted: 2020-06-13 11:00:00
Performing In A Pandemic: Taking The High School Play Online
Students look forward all year to their big end-of-year productions. This year, many educators got creative in helping their student shine — despite the shutdown due to COVID-19...
Theaters Return To An Old Art Form — The Ra...

Theaters Return To An Old Art Form — The Radio Drama — With A Twist


Theaters closed due to the coronavirus pandemic are struggling to get work to the public. Some are doing plays for podcast, others are turning what would have been stage works into audio dra...
Posted: 2020-06-09 09:00:00
Theaters Return To An Old Art Form — The Radio Drama — With A Twist
Theaters closed due to the coronavirus pandemic are struggling to get work to the public. Some are doing plays for podcast, others are turning what would have been stage works into audio dra...

Posted: 2020-05-27 05:44:00
Kramer was a writer with an Oscar-nominated screenplay when his friends started dying mysteriously — galvanizing him to found the Gay Men's Health Crisis, and later ACT UP, to combat AIDS....
Posted: 2020-05-25 09:07:00
For 30 years, Shetler Studios provided affordable space in New York's theater district for rehearsals, readings, classes and auditions. The owners can't afford to continue because of the pan...
Taika Waititi Leads Star-Studded Virtual Read...

Taika Waititi Leads Star-Studded Virtual Reading Of 'James And The Giant Peach'


Filmmaker Taika Waititi leads a read-along of Roald Dahl's novel James and the Giant Peach to raise money for Partners in Health. He is joined by the Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and others....
Posted: 2020-05-22 09:07:00
Taika Waititi Leads Star-Studded Virtual Reading Of 'James And The Giant Peach'
Filmmaker Taika Waititi leads a read-along of Roald Dahl's novel James and the Giant Peach to raise money for Partners in Health. He is joined by the Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and others....
Shakespeare's Globe May Not Survive Pand...

Shakespeare's Globe May Not Survive Pandemic, U.K. Lawmakers Warn


Shakespeare's Globe in London is in dire financial straits after being closed since March, the venue's leadership says. The theater is requesting government aid to stay afloat....
Posted: 2020-05-19 07:32:21
Shakespeare's Globe May Not Survive Pandemic, U.K. Lawmakers Warn
Shakespeare's Globe in London is in dire financial straits after being closed since March, the venue's leadership says. The theater is requesting government aid to stay afloat....
With Theaters Shut Down, Why Not Put On A �...

With Theaters Shut Down, Why Not Put On A 'Play At Home'?


Theaters across the country have commissioned playwrights to create short plays that anyone can download and perform at home or online with friends and family. The initiative is called Play ...
Posted: 2020-05-17 11:24:00
With Theaters Shut Down, Why Not Put On A 'Play At Home'?
Theaters across the country have commissioned playwrights to create short plays that anyone can download and perform at home or online with friends and family. The initiative is called Play ...

Posted: 2020-05-13 09:03:24
The performer had been in a medically induced coma for weeks, and doctors also had to amputate his right leg. Still, this week his wife said she received "just the best news you could hear."...