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All four of the playwright's grandparents died in the Holocaust, but Stoppard only learned he was Jewish in middle age. Now, at 85, he engages with his family history in the play Leopoldstadt.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: October 1, 2022, 11:46 am
The First Time I Wore Hearing Aids aims to make sound more inclusive for listeners by broadening the way in which we experience it.
Author: Jeevika Verma
Posted: September 30, 2022, 9:01 am
Luda is a magical, multilayered, intoxicating story about identity, stardom, performance, lust, and death that could only have come from the prodigious mind of Grant Morrison.
Author: Gabino Iglesias
Posted: September 30, 2022, 9:00 am
In 2014, a study found that only 1.4% of orchestra musicians were Black. In 2022, it's hard to know if that number is better or worse.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: September 29, 2022, 9:01 am
After two years of pandemic closures, audiences are back at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, to find a season of diverse plays. But for many, change has come too soon.
Author: Bilal Qureshi
Posted: September 28, 2022, 9:01 am
Sesame Street The Musical is a new, Off-Broadway show staring Cookie Monster, Grover, Elmo and the rest of the muppets. The producers tailored the experience to their target audience: toddlers.
Author: Elizabeth Blair
Posted: September 22, 2022, 9:04 am
In the first of our six-part series, NPR's Bob Mondello explains how the theater that most Americans see is being transformed.
Author: Bob Mondello
Posted: September 21, 2022, 10:00 am
The Be Bold initiative will be based in New York City. The goal is to teach children ages 8-10 about the basics of ballet and offer other tutoring.
Author: Juliana Kim
Posted: September 17, 2022, 9:14 pm
The musical — a fixture on Broadway since 1988, weathering recessions, war and cultural shifts — will play its final performance in New York on Feb. 18, 2023.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 16, 2022, 9:49 pm
One of the world's greatest living composers, John Adams, has a new opera, and the prompter keeps Anthony and Cleopatra from flying off the rails.
Author: Chloe Veltman
Posted: September 14, 2022, 8:11 pm