NPR’s latest on the performing arts
As a veteran stand-up comedian, Quinn has spent decades on the road, performing in 47 out of the 50 states he now affectionately eviscerates in his new book, Overstated.
Posted: September 21, 2020, 8:09 pm
It's hard to predict exactly how theater will come back after the pandemic, but here are a couple guesses: Fewer crowds, more collective imagination, and a focus on racial and environmental justice.
Posted: September 20, 2020, 9:22 pm
The magazine given out at theaters isn't just a program, it's a cherished souvenir. The publication has doubled down on its digital offerings, and to almost everyone's surprise, it's doing quite well.
Posted: September 15, 2020, 9:05 am
They're cooking up new music — including a song for a 'Star Wars' video game — and videos on how to prepare traditional foods. Care for a fried meat pie?
Posted: September 5, 2020, 11:00 am
In February, the group of young, acrobatic dancers took the top prize. But the pandemic has put their dreams on hold — and had a disastrous impact on family life.
Posted: September 3, 2020, 12:43 pm
Lorraine Hansberry's play is about a Black family's struggle against racism in 1950s Chicago. At the Beijing People's Art Theatre, director Ying Da is working to bring that story to Chinese audiences.
Posted: September 3, 2020, 9:01 am
For the audience, Louisville Ballet's 2020-2021 season will be entirely virtual. But the dancers have already started rehearsing in person — with masks, and lots of new safety protocols.
Posted: September 1, 2020, 9:01 am
A statement posted to the actor's Twitter on Friday said Boseman had battled colon cancer for the last four years.
Posted: August 29, 2020, 2:57 am
Performances and speeches honor this year's NEA Jazz Masters award recipients, including Dorthaan Kirk, Roscoe Mitchell, Reggie Workman and Bobby McFerrin. Watch on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. ET.
Posted: August 20, 2020, 11:00 am
Sudanese American Emi Mahmoud achieved massive success as a spoken word artist. Now she's switching things up and pursuing a career in science.
Posted: August 15, 2020, 11:00 am