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NPR’s latest on the performing arts

Ten years after leaving his childhood home in West Bengal, photographer Soumya Sankar Bose returned to find that stars of Jatra, a popular local form of folk theater, were fading from public view.
Author: Amr Alfiky
Posted: May 19, 2019, 11:00 am
The Latin American Library at Tulane University is digitizing a whopping collection of Cold War-era, must-hear entertainment — Spanish language radionovelas made by Cuban emigrés in Miami.
Author: Gwen Thompkins
Posted: May 18, 2019, 12:12 pm
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Gabe Barre, director of Amazing Grace: The Musical, which is currently playing at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.
Posted: May 12, 2019, 9:09 pm
The comic and actor, known for his boundary-pushing stand-up routines and his sketch comedy TV series Chappelle's Show, will receive the award in a gala at the Kennedy Center.
Author: Elizabeth Blair
Posted: May 7, 2019, 4:00 pm
Jo Sullivan Loesser, who died April 28, married Frank Loesser after starring in his Broadway show, The Most Happy Fella. After Frank died in 1969, she helped preserve his legacy.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: May 3, 2019, 5:25 pm
In the Broadway musical The Prom, a high school PTA cancels the dance rather than allowing two girls to attend together. The show was just nominated for seven Tony Awards.
Author: David Greene
Posted: May 3, 2019, 9:01 am
Tootsie, Beetlejuice and The Prom round up the Tony category for best musical, while The Ferryman, Gary, Ink, Choir Boy and What the Constitution Means to Me are all up for best play.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: April 30, 2019, 4:35 pm
The play chronicles Rupert Murdoch's attempts to upend the insular world of British newspaper publishing — how he bought a struggling paper called The Sun and turned it into a widely read tabloid.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: April 28, 2019, 12:54 pm
A wife and then a mother to Canadian prime ministers, she addresses her time in the public eye and her battles with mental illness in an upcoming one-woman show called Certain Woman Of An Age.
Author: Scott Simon
Posted: April 27, 2019, 12:41 pm
A high school in northern New Jersey staged a version of the movie Alien and got the blessing of film director Ridley Scott. Now there's a revival with a bigger budget, some provided by Scott.
Posted: April 26, 2019, 9:35 pm
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