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Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:30 -0500Cunningham was always looking for new ways to move — that's why he used "chance operations" (rolling dice or tossing coins) to put a piece together.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:31:00 -0500The musical was inspired by Asad Abdullahi, who, as a child, embarked on a perilous journey through Africa. "It's sort of a Greek epic in its proportions," says director Mark Dornford-May.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 07:45:19 -0500Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber hit a milestone this past week. He's the first since Rodgers and Hammerstein to have four musicals running simultaneously on Broadway.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:36:38 -0500NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Marcus, a senior contributor to The Federalist and the artistic director of a theater company in New York City, about defunding the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:36:38 -0500In New York City, the venerable Hudson Theater reopens this week, after nearly a half-century of being used for other purposes. It's the newest addition to Broadway's 40 stages.
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 18:00:00 -0500Actress Anika Noni Rose discusses her new show The Quad. The series follows success and scandal on the campus of a fictional historically black university.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:01:00 -0500Roe tells the stories of "Jane Roe" and the lawyer who argued her side of the case. Playwright Lisa Loomer says it may be a history play, but so much of what happens in it still happens today.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500The theater — part of the Yale School of Drama — has given leading playwrights a place to refine their work. August Wilson said it was crucial to his development.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:00 -0500A video of a dance company in New York has gone viral, with over 7 million views. Akira Armstrong explains why she founded the dance company for "full-figured" women, called "Pretty Big Movement."
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 01:04:00 -0500After struggling to remain relevant amid public concern for animal welfare, combined with high operation costs, "The Greatest Show On Earth" will come to an end in May, the company announced Saturday.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:36:00 -0500Driven to save his culture, an ethnic Assyrian living in Britain is recording ancient tales of adventure sung by modern-day bards. The songs echo stories from ancient Greece to the Bible.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:00:00 -0500Gethard talks of hitting rock bottom in his off-Broadway show, billed as a comedy about "suicide, depression, alcoholism and all the other funniest parts of life." Originally broadcast Oct. 24, 2016.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:35:00 -0500Miranda says he doesn't feel the need to duplicate the success of Hamilton. "If you think in terms of topping, you're in the wrong business," he says.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 17:08:00 -0500The Grey's Anatomy co-star tells NPR's Michel Martin he's seen the effects of his actions in the public consciousness and discourse. He says he's inspired by black women and the black LGBTQ community.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 07:38:08 -0500What happens when you put seven cops and seven civilians in a rehearsal room once a week for 10 weeks? The result is a free show called To Protect, Serve, and Understand at the Brooklyn Music School.