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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:00 -0500The play "Peter Pan" has been performed at the Playhouse on the Square in Memphis for decades. One theater-lover finds new meaning in the old play by watching it through the eyes of school children.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:54:36 -0500The new Broadway musical was inspired by the hit 1951 Hollywood musical starring Gene Kelly, with music by George Gershwin. Critic Lloyd Schwartz explains why he hopes a lot of people see the show.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:47 -0500A play based on the experiences of one of the few journalists to have reported from behind ISIS lines is causing controversy. Critics are wary of how students will receive the sensitive themes.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:37:23 -0500Stephen Agyei is a Denver-based comedian who's ready to quit his day job and take his comedy full time. The Daily Show's Roy Wood Jr.'s advice? Move to a coast.
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 10:45:00 -0500Pence was met with boos and cheers as he came to see the show, and afterwards the diverse cast and crew delivered a pointed statement about what they believe really makes America great.
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 08:07:00 -0500Vice president-elect Mike Pence attended the Broadway production of Hamilton last night. At the end of the musical, the cast of the show had a message for him.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:27:00 -0500Cohen's friend Suzanne Verdal fed him a black tea with pieces of orange rind in it. That tea is Constant Comment, sold by the Bigelow Tea Co. First sold in the 1940s, it remains popular even today.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:13:00 -0500The Pitch Perfect star started acting when she was 6. Back then, she says, she likely just did it for the attention. "Then it sort of transformed into something that was really meaningful for me."
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:50:00 -0500Nancherla is riding high with a new TV special, a tour and a new album, Just Putting It Out There — all while dealing with some difficult personal issues, like depression and anxiety, on stage.
Sun, 06 Nov 2016 06:00:00 -0500Akron is one of four cities using civic-engagement grants to make voting a more playful and community-oriented act.
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 17:11:50 -0400For the past two years this election season has been relentless. And it turns out it's especially tough for stand up comedians. Washington, D.C. comedian Rob Maher explains.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 18:26:00 -0400Pavel Dmitrichenko is back, just in practice rooms. Nearly four years ago, a Russian court convicted him in a shocking acid attack against the Ballet's then-artistic director Sergei Filin.
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 17:00:13 -0400Director, actor and choreographer Debbie Allen's multimedia musical Freeze Frame examines the lives of young people living in cities with the backdrop of violence and police shootings.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:00 -0400When Falsettos first premiered in 1981, this frank, funny musical about gay, Jewish life in New York City was covering new territory. Now a revival is in the works, but will it still feel resonant in an age where gay rights have become mainstream?
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:28:00 -0400True authorship of Shakespeare has been debated for centuries. Now, the New Oxford Shakespeare edition will list Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe as co-author on the three Henry VI plays, part one, two and three. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Florida State University professor Gary Taylor, one of the general editors of the new volume.