Theater

RSS Feed
NPR

A Hip-Hop Soundtrack For A Musical About Alexander Hamilton? Sure, Why Not?

The new musical about the U.S.'s Founding Fathers — set to a mostly hip-hop score — that everyone's been talking about for months and months finally opens officially on Broadway Thursday night.
WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 6, 2015

Two performances illicit opposite emotions: In one, you might shed tears of laughter. In the other, you could leave crying for real.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 5, 2015

You can see a new musical about a young man who lies to get what he always wanted or an exhibit where local artists present new work.

NPR

Metropolitan Opera To Drop Use Of Blackface-Style Makeup In 'Otello'

The Met says it is committed to "colorblind casting" and that its production of Otello this fall will be the first without dark makeup since the opera was first seen at the company in 1891.
NPR

In Utah, 'Book Of Mormon' Strikes A Chord

The Tony Award-winning musical, The Book of Mormon, opened in Salt Lake City last week. The sendup of missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is getting a rousing reception.
NPR

The Play's The Thing — High School Productions Down The Decades

Bob Mondello looks at the most-produced shows at high schools through seven decades and ponders what the choices made by drama teachers tell us.
WAMU 88.5

'Big Stories' And Healing At Theater Workshop For Central American Youth

Bethesda's Imagination Stage is running a program aimed at young people who have fled violence in Central America — with the hope that they can vent their emotions after the extraordinary things they have seen on their journey.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 23, 2015

A playwright presents a new show about a middle-aged woman looking for a special activity partner. Two artists present abstract work.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 22, 2015

You can watch and hear local actors and musicians demonstrate their talents. Teenagers perform a Shakespeare play and D.C.-area bands hit the stage at a popular music venue.

NPR

Theodore Bikel, Who Starred In Broadway's 'Fiddler On The Roof,' Dies

The actor and singer, who recorded 37 albums, has died at 91. Bikel took over the role of Tevye for more than 2,000 performances of Fiddler on the Roof.

Pages