NPR’s latest on the performing arts

In June, Lansbury will receive the Tony Award for lifetime achievement. The Murder, She Wrote star previously won Tonys for her performances in Gypsy and Sweeney Todd. Originally broadcast in 2000.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: May 27, 2022, 7:44 pm
Activist Pamela Sneed says this year's walk will honor Black artists' contributions that have been erased from AIDS narratives.
Author: Allyson McCabe
Posted: May 27, 2022, 9:00 am
The exhibition spans decades and includes spoken word performances, sound rituals and installations by Chicano and Puerto Rican artists.
Author: Mandalit del Barco
Posted: May 20, 2022, 7:59 pm
Sanaz Toossi is having a moment – her first production ever, English, just won a Lucille Lortel award for outstanding new off-Broadway play, and Wish You Were Here opened last week.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: May 13, 2022, 8:40 pm
A decade ago, Costanzo had surgery that threatened to destroy his singing voice. Now he stars as a gender-fluid Egyptian pharaoh in the Met Opera's production. Originally broadcast Oct. 7, 2019.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: May 13, 2022, 7:51 pm
The Saturday Night Live star, who died last year after a battle with cancer, shot a one-hour special from his living room. Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special will stream on Netflix starting May 30.
Author: Dustin Jones
Posted: May 13, 2022, 5:24 pm
One of Ukraine's top circus troupes was on the road in Italy when Russia invaded. Performers faced the dilemma of whether to rush back home or keep the show going.
Author: Adam Raney
Posted: May 10, 2022, 8:28 pm
The 2022 Pulitzer Prizes in fiction, poetry, drama and other categories in arts and letters were announced in New York along with awards for journalism.
Author: Neda Ulaby
Posted: May 9, 2022, 7:39 pm
These nominations are for Broadway's first season after the 2020 COVID shutdown.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: May 9, 2022, 4:34 pm
The American Theatre Wing announced nominations today for the 75th annual awards.
Author: Jennifer Vanasco
Posted: May 9, 2022, 2:11 pm