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NPR’s latest on the performing arts

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 in place.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: July 7, 2020, 7:57 pm
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 pneumonia.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: July 6, 2020, 3:20 pm
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 pandemic.
Author: Frank Langfitt
Posted: July 6, 2020, 2:13 pm
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.
Author: Christianna Silva
Posted: July 5, 2020, 11:53 am
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 not enough.
Author: Neda Ulaby
Posted: July 1, 2020, 4:11 pm
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.
Author: Linda Holmes
Posted: June 30, 2020, 1:00 pm
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.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: June 29, 2020, 6:30 pm
A film of the original Broadway production of Hamilton, taped in 2016, begins streaming on Disney+ on Friday. Miranda, who stars in the title role, says the production is as timely as ever.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: June 29, 2020, 5:04 pm
Lin-Manuel Miranda says his musical Hamilton, which starts streaming on Disney+ this week, shows "everything that's past is present."
Author: Christianna Silva
Posted: June 28, 2020, 11:59 am
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.
Author: Anastasia Tsioulcas
Posted: June 19, 2020, 3:55 pm