NPR’s latest on the performing arts

Producers announced the requirements will be in place at least through October. There are exceptions for people, such as children under 12, who can't get vaccinations.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 30, 2021, 10:33 pm
Scholars have a mantra: Shakespeare is universal and his works are for everyone. But for Black actors and audiences, does an implicit whiteness in the Bard's canon hinder access and identification?
Author: Jeremy D. Goodwin
Posted: July 29, 2021, 8:17 pm
Mason, known for his quick-witted observational humor, used stories from his orthodox Jewish background, a thick Yiddish accent and wild gestures to keep his audiences entertained for decades.
Author: H.J. Mai
Posted: July 25, 2021, 4:47 pm
In the season 2 premiere, Ted Lasso struggles to help a star player, Rebecca double dates with Keeley and Roy, and Jamie Tartt is a man on an island.
Author: Linda Holmes
Posted: July 23, 2021, 7:01 am
The 44th Kennedy Center Honorees announced today include Motown founder Berry Gordy, folk icon Joni Mitchell, entertainer Bette Midler, TV impresario Lorne Michaels and opera star Justino Díaz.
Author: Neda Ulaby
Posted: July 21, 2021, 4:00 pm
Jacob's Pillow had a particularly tough 2020, closed by pandemic and struck by a fire that consumed one of its theaters. This summer the dance center rises from the ashes, literally and figuratively.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: July 18, 2021, 9:17 pm
Dev Patel as a knight of the Round Table, Jodie Turner-Smith as Anne Boleyn, the mostly nonwhite casts of Bridgerton and Hamilton — all belong to a tradition that has its roots in live theater.
Author: Bob Mondello
Posted: July 15, 2021, 4:38 pm
The new musical comedy series Schmigadoon! brings a delightful cast to a parody of 1940s Broadway musicals, with good musical results, if things are a little mixed otherwise.
Author: Linda Holmes
Posted: July 15, 2021, 1:55 pm
Seven new work by Black playwrights are scheduled to make their Broadway debut in 2021; Five of these writers are set to see their work performed on the Broadway stage for the very first time.
Author: Josie Fischels
Posted: July 10, 2021, 11:00 am
The beloved entertainer is often credited with having sparked a sexual revolution in Italy with her spangled midriff-baring costumes and frank lyrics about initiating sex — and falling for gay men.
Author: Neda Ulaby
Posted: July 6, 2021, 9:47 pm