NPR’s latest on the performing arts

The company, based in The Hague, is currently in Washington, D.C., performing Giselle at The Kennedy Center. The Ukrainian Ambassador says the ballet corps is like a secret weapon.
Author: Elizabeth Blair
Posted: February 2, 2023, 8:50 pm
"Reckless Son" is a one-man show by singer/songwriter Matt Butler inspired by the convicts he's met while touring American prisons and jails.
Author: Phil Harrell
Posted: January 30, 2023, 9:00 pm
The United Ukrainian Ballet Company is made up of dancers taking refuge in the Netherlands. The company travels to Washington, D.C., to perform Giselle, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky.
Author: Elizabeth Blair
Posted: January 27, 2023, 10:06 am
The Grant Avenue Follies are steeped in tap dance and the songs of the 1950s and '60s. But they are no strangers to hip-hop, as the track "That Lunar Cheer" shows.
Author: Chloe Veltman
Posted: January 22, 2023, 10:00 am
Tenor Limmie Pulliam just made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 47. He tells NPR's Scott Simon what pushed him away from singing and what twist of fate brought him back to the stage.
Author: Scott Simon
Posted: January 21, 2023, 12:39 pm
PEN America and two other free speech groups are calling for school officials in Florida to reinstate a high school production of Paula Vogel's Indecent, a play that is itself about censorship.
Author: Elizabeth Blair
Posted: January 10, 2023, 11:22 pm
The PROTOTYPE festival, now in its 10th year, presents new operas and music-theater works in smaller settings. "We were trying to create a black box opera movement," says co-founder Beth Morrison.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: January 8, 2023, 10:00 am
The internationally-renowned show exploring the percussive possibilities of the human body and everyday objects ends Jan. 8.
Author: Chloe Veltman
Posted: January 7, 2023, 10:01 am
More than a century ago, a Met librarian made some of the first live music recordings. Now, (with an assist from NPR) 16 of the Mapleson Cylinders are joining the New York Public Library collection.
Author: Jennifer Vanasco
Posted: January 5, 2023, 10:00 am
You never know what'll hit or miss — but you can look at who wrote the script and score, and who's directing and starring. Here's what Jeff Lunden is keeping his eye on, both on and off-Broadway.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: January 2, 2023, 12:01 pm