Performing Arts

Why Rachel Chavkin is a rarity on Broadway these days

Apr 16, 2019

As another season on Broadway draws to a big finish, the opening of "Hadestown" marks a milestone _ it's the only new musical directed by a woman, Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin

The Latest: Louisiana newspaper wins local-reporting award

Apr 15, 2019

The staff of The Advocate has won a Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for its series about Louisiana's conviction system

Ballet teacher breaking class barriers with dance in Peru

Apr 15, 2019

In a Peruvian neighborhood where families consider running water a luxury, young girls are learning the delicate art of ballet dancing

In Cantonese opera, Trump finds his twin brother in China

Apr 14, 2019

President Donald Trump is the inspiration for "Trump on Show," a four-day Cantonese opera that reimagines the president's personal life and his fictional twin brother who lives in China

A new 'Les Miserables' heads to TV - no singing along please

Apr 11, 2019

A new six-hour adaptation of 'Les Miserables' in which no one sings is heading to PBS starring David Oyelowo and Dominic West

Abuse accusations stir up Vienna State Opera ballet academy

Apr 10, 2019

The director of the Vienna State Opera on Wednesday called for allegations of abuse at its renowned youth ballet academy to be cleared up in full, expressing shock at "unacceptable" events

California governor hears of Salvadorans' struggles in visit

Apr 9, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has toured a rural community and heard the stories of several Salvadorans who tried to reach the US

Hungary: 'Porgy and Bess' cast asked to be African American

Apr 9, 2019

The Hungarian State Opera has asked the nearly all-white cast of its production of "Porgy and Bess" to self-identify as African American

3rd juvenile charged in fire at American Shakespeare Theatre

Apr 9, 2019

Police say a third juvenile has been charged in connection with a fire that destroyed a historic Connecticut theater

California governor meets Salvadorans who tried to reach US

Apr 9, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom hears from 3 people who fled El Salvador for the chance at a better life in the United States

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