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The actor discusses her "arduous" role as a 53-year-old Yale professor in the dark play, The Sound Inside. "It requires a lot of technique," she said. "Because I don't want you to see the te…
The prolific dancer and company director has written Out Loud -- a memoir of hits and flops, childhood trauma and a lifetime at the forefront of modern dance.
NPR's Scott Simon honors the legacy of theatrical producer and director Hal Prince, who died this week at the age of 91.
A wife and then a mother to Canadian prime ministers, she addresses her time in the public eye and her battles with mental illness in an upcoming one-woman show called Certain Woman Of An Ag…
Barack Obama appears on the new song, "One Last Time (44 Remix)." Originally from the Broadway hit "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda reworked the number and included the former president.
In Mother of the Maid, Glenn Close returns to the New York stage to portray a 15th-century peasant woman with a remarkable adolescent daughter she loves — and can't protect.
The Academy Award-winning actress (and former member of British Parliament) returns to Broadway after a 30-year absence in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women.
Barbra Streisand's story of cloning her late dog, Samantha, prompted NPR's Scott Simon to muse on the ways cloning falls short, and the alternatives to trying to recreate a beloved pet.
The Tony-Award-winning actress, the latest to play the titular role of Dolly Levi on Broadway, describes what she brought to an enduring musical.
The actor best known as Dr. Frasier Crane discusses his first opera performance, as Dr. Pangloss in Leonard Bernstein's Candide at the Los Angeles Opera.
The SpongeBob SquarePants musical is directed by Tina Landau. Even in the face of a dangerous volcano, she says SpongeBob "really reminds us to experience each moment with joy."
Wright 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.
Rob Marshall — who won an Academy Award in 2003 for his film of the musical Chicago — has brought Into the Woods to the screen. He tells NPR's Scott Simon that while he's made some chang…
U.S. performances of Syria: The Trojan Women are postponed, but NPR's Scott Simon says when art stops at the border, it's American audiences who miss out.
Comedians don't like to talk about comedy any more than magicians like to talk about their tricks. Comedy isn't chemistry. You can't put laughs together like a recipe. Paul Provenza, the com…
A rich, new production of Follies has opened at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., with the original orchestrations. Bernadette Peters is playing the lead, and when she sings 'Broadway …
Peter Keisewalter is the founding member of the Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata, and their new album, "The Hills are Alive," features their takes on songs from "The Sound of Music."