Last Build Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:02:00 -0400Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:02:00 -0400It's the first time since 2008 that the federal government has released its assessment of U.S. eighth-graders in the arts. While there are some signs of progress, troubling achievement gaps remain.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:05:00 -0400"Great parts are meant to be played; they're not meant to be owned," says Laura Linney. So she and Cynthia Nixon have agreed to switch roles for each performance of Lillian Hellman's 1939 melodrama.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:01:00 -0400Mona Haydar calls her music "resistance music" because it celebrates diversity and calls for women to be "unapologetic about who they are."
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:51:00 -0400Hawkins auditioned for his first acting gig at the Kennedy Center when he was 9 years old. Now he's the star of the action drama series 24: Legacy, and he's also appearing in a Broadway play.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:18:00 -0400While musicals have good pop-culture presence in many cases, plays tend not to. But in an environment that has embraced idiosyncratic and complicated TV, there's no better time to change that.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:30:00 -0400Composer Tim Minchin brings his musical adaptation of the film, Groundhog Day, to Broadway. It's the story of a cynical weatherman who is forced to relive the same day over and over again.
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:16:19 -0400Smart People is a thought provoking play that examines the difficulties of talking about race. Playwright Lydia R. Diamond discusses the genesis of the play.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:32:00 -0400John Leguizamo has been in over 90 films and written and starred in six one-man shows. His latest project is called "Latin History for Morons," which tells the story of his search for an understanding of Latin history. NPR's Audie Cornish sat down with Leguizamo at the Public Theater in New York to talk to him about the process of learning Latin history.
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 04:01:00 -0400Prince on defining his music: "The only thing I could think of, because I really don't like categories, but the only thing I could think of is inspirational."
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 04:01:00 -0400It embodies the belief that anyone can take the stage and interpret one of the most accessible art forms and "reveal poetry as a living art."
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:59:14 -0400Clint Smith is a poet and doctoral candidate at Harvard. As a high school English teacher, he taught his students the dangers of staying quiet and the importance of finding their voice.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:33:00 -0400After nearly 30 years in the ring, pro-wrestler The Undertaker has retired. Or, at least, that's what fans believe, after he laid down his iconic hat and overcoat at Wrestlemania 33 last weekend.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 18:21:00 -0400Austin, relatively unknown outside of entertainment circles, taught and inspired many big names in comedy.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:45:35 -0400Wright plays an FBI secretary who falls in love with an undercover Russian spy. She says Martha is "who we would all most likely be" if we found ourselves in the world of The Americans.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:10:09 -0400The image of the "sad clown" can seem like a cliche. But for Kevin Breel, it's very real. He describes how he struggled with depression while performing as a stand-up comedian.