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NPR’s latest on the performing arts

Which publication gave us our "right to lampoon"? Hustler Magazine.
Posted: November 20, 2019, 4:06 pm
Now that she's released her first Netflix stand-up special (Stage Fright) and her first book (Little Weirds), Slate says she's finally finding her comedic voice in smallness.
Author: Audie Cornish
Posted: November 18, 2019, 9:19 pm
In what turned out to be playwright Edward Albee's last produced new play, he explored the personality of sculptor Louise Nevelson. Occupant is being performed at Washington, D.C.'s Theater J.
Author: Susan Stamberg
Posted: November 18, 2019, 10:01 am
The next big thing on Broadway might live up to the hype. The Inheritance takes E.M. Forster's Howards End into modern day Manhattan — the seven-hour play has been compared to Angels In America.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: November 17, 2019, 12:52 pm
The actor discusses her "arduous" role as a 53-year-old Yale professor in the dark play, The Sound Inside. "It requires a lot of technique," she said. "Because I don't want you to see the technique."
Author: Scott Simon
Posted: November 16, 2019, 1:02 pm
In addition to the usual assortment of death-defying acts, The Savitsky Cats — a Ukrainian mother-and-daughter team and their nine trained fluffballs — are now performing for New York crowds.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: November 15, 2019, 9:24 pm
Leslie Odom Jr. originated the role of Aaron Burr in Hamilton and we were curious to find out: How much does he know about founding fathers who weren't in the hit Broadway musical?
Posted: November 9, 2019, 4:27 pm
The Hoff recently sat down with NPR in Berlin and told the story of how he became a rock star there.
Author: Rob Schmitz
Posted: November 8, 2019, 10:02 am
Ellen West, a new one-act chamber opera presented by Opera Saratoga, is based on a tragic poem by Frank Bidart, while Poul Ruders' The Thirteenth Child draws on a relatively obscure Grimm fairy tale.
Author: Lloyd Schwartz
Posted: November 6, 2019, 7:10 pm
The writer, director, and lead actor of the film "Motherless Brooklyn" joins us.
Posted: November 6, 2019, 4:30 pm