NPR’s latest on the performing arts

The past year, with COVID and calls for social justice, has made those running Lincoln Center and other arts organizations question their core missions, says Lincoln Center's president Henry Timms.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: May 11, 2021, 3:23 pm
A new mask for singers has been developed and tested by the San Francisco Opera in collaboration with medics and researchers. The company is testing it in rehearsals for its first post-pandemic show.
Author: Chloe Veltman
Posted: May 6, 2021, 8:17 pm
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Los Angeles Times staff writer Stacy Perman about reforms the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will vote on Thursday under pressure from top Hollywood publicists.
Author: Audie Cornish
Posted: May 5, 2021, 8:29 pm
Recovered from a career-threatening injury, Miloš Karadaglic has his sights set on two goals: finding the next great classical guitar concerto, and erasing the taboo of injuries among musicians.
Author: Tim Greiving
Posted: May 5, 2021, 9:00 am
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Broadway can open on May 19. But opening a show takes time.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: May 3, 2021, 9:28 pm
Olympia Dukakis, who won an Oscar playing Cher's mother in the romantic comedy Moonstruck, has died. She was 89.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 1, 2021, 9:07 pm
A cleverly made Romeo & Juliet, adapted from a planned theatrical run to a filmed version, embraces the promise and the romance of a large and empty theater as a place to situate a classic story.
Author: Linda Holmes
Posted: April 23, 2021, 9:01 am
Performances and speeches honor this year's NEA Jazz Masters award recipients, including Terri Lyne Carrington, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Henry Threadgill & Phil Schaap. Watch live Thu, Apr 22 at 8PM ET!
Author: Nate Chinen
Posted: April 21, 2021, 5:43 pm
Broadway has been dark for quite some time due to the pandemic. Some out of work Broadway actors are using singing telegrams to earn some cash and make use of their talents.
Author: Arun Venugopal
Posted: April 20, 2021, 9:04 am
The producer announced Saturday that he would take a step back after allegations of bullying and workplace misconduct were reported this month.
Author: Dustin Jones
Posted: April 17, 2021, 10:26 pm