• <bdo id="4l0ae"></bdo>
  • <track id="4l0ae"></track>
  • Performing Arts News, interviews, and commentary on theater, the arts, music, and dance.

    Performing Arts

    Farmers Anil Geela, left, and Pilli Tirupati do their version of the Kiki Challenge, dancing to Drake's song "In My Feelings." In the mud. With oxen. My Village Show Vlogs via YouTube/screenshot by NPR hide caption

    toggle caption
    My Village Show Vlogs via YouTube/screenshot by NPR

    Kholoud Sawaf, creator and director of 10,000 Balconies, stands at TheatreSquared in Fayetteville, Ark., on Friday. Sarah Bentham for NPR hide caption

    toggle caption
    Sarah Bentham for NPR

    'It Had To Be Love': A Syrian Playwright's Struggle To Tell A Story In Arkansas

    • Download
    • <iframe src="http://www.weir4.com/player/embed/756200241/756200242" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
    • Transcript

    A luthier assembles the rosewood sides of a guitar at C.F. Martin & Co. in Nazareth, Pa. Instrument-makers and musicians will likely be able to transport instruments containing rosewood around the world without a burdensome permit process. Jacqueline Larma/AP hide caption

    toggle caption
    Jacqueline Larma/AP

    The Instrument of Hope is lacquered in black except for the shiny brass parts, which are clear lacquered. They include the lead pipe, which is made from bullets set end to end and drilled out so that air can flow through to make it a playable instrument. The tops of the three buttons are made of the sawn-off casing end caps or rims. Matt Mckay/Publicis North America hide caption

    toggle caption
    Matt Mckay/Publicis North America

    A Trumpet Made Of Bullets And The Kids Who Inspired It Take Hope Around The Country

    • Download
    • <iframe src="http://www.weir4.com/player/embed/753836331/754123005" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
    • Transcript

    The musical King Kong, which stars Christiani Pitts alongside a giant ape puppet, will end its run Aug. 18. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of King Kong hide caption

    toggle caption
    Joan Marcus/Courtesy of King Kong

    'No Room For The Modest Hit Anymore': Broadway Prepares For Summer Closings

    • Download
    • <iframe src="http://www.weir4.com/player/embed/749463549/749659135" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
    • Transcript

    Broadway director and producer Hal Prince died this week at the age of 91. NY Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

    toggle caption
    NY Daily News via Getty Images

    Opinion: The Prince Of Broadway's Legacy Lives On Through His Music

    • Download
    • <iframe src="http://www.weir4.com/player/embed/747766107/747833522" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
    • Transcript

    Harold Prince poses with his Tony Award for best direction of a musical in 1980. He earned the honor for his work on Evita. Associated Press hide caption

    toggle caption
    Associated Press

    Hal Prince, Transformational Broadway Producer And Director, Has Died

    • Download
    • <iframe src="http://www.weir4.com/player/embed/574047835/747041576" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
    • Transcript

    The new musical adaptation of Moulin Rouge! features 71 popular songs, which all had to be licensed and stitched together into the story. Matthew Murphy/Courtesy of Moulin Rouge! The Musical hide caption

    toggle caption
    Matthew Murphy/Courtesy of Moulin Rouge! The Musical

    (Left to right) Joseph Lattanzi, Sankara Harouna, Terrence Chin-Loy and Miles Wilson-Toliverstar star in Blind Injustice, presented through the Cincinnati Opera. Philip Groshong/Courtesy of Cincinnati Opera hide caption

    toggle caption
    Philip Groshong/Courtesy of Cincinnati Opera

    'Blind Injustice' Opera Sets Out To Open Eyes About Wrongful Conviction Rates

    • Download
    • <iframe src="http://www.weir4.com/player/embed/744405220/744575001" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
    • Transcript

    Kenneth Kellogg, Briana Hunter and Aaron Crouch play The Father, The Mother and The Son in the world premiere of Blue at the 2019 Glimmerglass Festival. Karli Cadel/Courtesy of the festival hide caption

    toggle caption
    Karli Cadel/Courtesy of the festival

    New Opera 'Blue' Takes On The Tragedy Of Police Brutality

    • Download
    • <iframe src="http://www.weir4.com/player/embed/743206920/743944693" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
    • Transcript

    In Fairview, a respectable African American family prepares for a big dinner. But we slowly learn there's something off about Keisha (MaYaa Boateng) and her relatives. Julieta Cervantes/Soho Rep hide caption

    toggle caption
    Julieta Cervantes/Soho Rep

    The Pulitzer-Winning Play 'Fairview' Is About Being Watched While Black

    • Download
    • <iframe src="http://www.weir4.com/player/embed/739057321/741644718" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
    • Transcript

    LaChanze (left) and Elizabeth Teeter star in the Atlantic Theater Company's off-Broadway production of the musical adaptation of The Secret Life of Bees. Ahron R. Foster/Courtesy of The Secret Life of Bees hide caption

    toggle caption
    Ahron R. Foster/Courtesy of The Secret Life of Bees

    'The Secret Life Of Bees' Takes On A 2nd Life As Musical Theater

    • Download
    • <iframe src="http://www.weir4.com/player/embed/741307427/741391269" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
    • Transcript

    Indya Moore walks the runway as Angel in the FX series Pose. Michael Parmelee/FX hide caption

    toggle caption
    Michael Parmelee/FX

    'Pose' Choreographer Creates A Safe Space — On The Runway

    • Download
    • <iframe src="http://www.weir4.com/player/embed/740704882/740871416" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
    • Transcript

    Author Mo Willems supervises a rehearsal of the musical adaptation of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. As the very first Education Artist-in-Residence, "I can say at this point that I am the greatest ... " he laughs, "I'm certainly in the top five." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

    toggle caption
    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    Kids' Author Mo Willems Has A New Creative Challenge (And So Should You)

    • Download
    • <iframe src="http://www.weir4.com/player/embed/735494332/737919190" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
    • Transcript
    139狠狠色狠狠爱