Saturday, October 1, 2022

New Broadway play 'Leopoldstadt' looks at a large Jewish family in Vienna over a half century by Jeff Lunden

Tom Stoppard's new play, "Leopoldstadt," grew from a midlife realization concerning how many of his relatives died in the Holocaust.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:03AM
Friday, September 30, 2022

'Luda' isn't a book you read — it's a book you experience by Gabino Iglesias

Luda is a magical, multilayered, intoxicating story about identity, stardom, performance, lust, and death that could only have come from the prodigious mind of Grant Morrison.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 04:03PM

Raymond Antrobus uses spoken word poetry to portray a diverse experience of sound by Jeevika Verma

The First Time I Wore Hearing Aids aims to make sound more inclusive for listeners by broadening the way in which we experience it.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 04:03PM
Thursday, September 29, 2022

Where are the Black musicians in the country's largest orchestras? by Jeff Lunden

In 2014, a study found that only 1.4% of orchestra musicians were Black. In 2022, it's hard to know if that number is better or worse.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:25AM
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Oregon Shakespeare Festival focuses on expansion – but is not without its critics by Bilal Qureshi

After two years of pandemic closures, audiences are back at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, to find a season of diverse plays. But for many, change has come too soon.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:13PM

Everyone & Spoons by NPR

Comedian Hoja Lopez and Emma get salty with the latest spoon technology and test out new talents nobody asked for.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:00AM
Saturday, September 24, 2022

Michael Strahan by NPR

Michael Strahan, NFL legend and Good Morning America host, Michael plays our game called "Strahan? Meet Stray Hams" Three questions about wild hogs. He is joined by panelists Karen Chee, Ne…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:01PM
Thursday, September 22, 2022

Jonathan Rockefeller brings Sesame Street to life Off-Broadway by Elizabeth Blair

Sesame Street The Musical is a new, Off-Broadway show staring Cookie Monster, Grover, Elmo and the rest of the muppets. The producers tailored the experience to their target audience: toddle…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:49AM
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Everyone & A Giant Worm by NPR

Comedian Karen Chee and Emma meet a giant worm and learn how to write a spooky children's book.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:00AM

American theater is changing — here's why by Bob Mondello

In the first of our six-part series, NPR's Bob Mondello explains how the theater that most Americans see is being transformed.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:19AM
Saturday, September 17, 2022

Misty Copeland launches a program for kids to encourage more diversity in ballet by Juliana Kim

The Be Bold initiative will be based in New York City. The goal is to teach children ages 8-10 about the basics of ballet and offer other tutoring.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:07PM

Mo Amer by NPR

Groundbreaking Palestinian-American comedian Mo Amer, star of the Netflix series Mo, joins us at the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago along with panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Helen Hong and Adam B…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Friday, September 16, 2022

'The Phantom of the Opera,' Broadway's longest-running show, will close next year by The Associated Press

The musical — a fixture on Broadway since 1988, weathering recessions, war and cultural shifts — will play its final performance in New York on Feb. 18, 2023.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:49PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

The hidden world of an opera prompter by Chloe Veltman

One of the world's greatest living composers, John Adams, has a new opera, and the prompter keeps 'Anthony and Cleopatra' from flying off the rails.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:07PM

Everyone & Time Capsules by NPR

Emma talks to comedian Hari Kondabolu about time capsules: lost, found, and in the case of Andy Warhol, unintentional.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 01:31PM

Ukrainian ballet dancer Oleksandr Shapoval is killed on the battlefield by Elizabeth Blair

Shapoval volunteered to fight after Russia invaded Ukraine. His unit was recently sent to one of "the hottest zones" in the country, according to The National Opera of Ukraine.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:55AM

The Broadway community is celebrating another year of pandemic survival by Jeff Lunden

It's been a year since Broadway started back up again - and there've been a lot of ups and downs. COVID still had the power to shut down shows, but performers and audiences persisted.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:43AM
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

British pop music has a fraught relationship with Queen Elizabeth by Chloe Veltman

Since the 1970s, the UK's punk, alternative and hip-hop artists have used music to share their feelings about the late monarch and what she represents.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:33AM
Saturday, September 10, 2022

Abbi Jacobson by NPR

Abbi Jacobson, star and producer of the new series "A League of Their Own" joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Faith Salie and Luke Burbank play a game about a different league, …

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Thursday, September 8, 2022

'My Body No Choice' — Arena Stage advocates for reproductive rights by Bob Mondello

On the eve of the 2022 election, Arena Stage presents monologues on the theme of choice by eight female playwrights. The show runs for 18 performances and tickets are $18, a nod to the US vo…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 01:55PM
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Everyone & Ostrich Escape by NPR

Comedian Josh Gondelman joins Emma to outsmart a runaway Ostrich and learn how to prepare for the role of a lifetime.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:59AM
Saturday, September 3, 2022

Chris Estrada by NPR

Chris Estrada, comedian and creator of Hulu's This Fool, plays our game called, "This Fool, Meet April Fools!" He is joined by panelists Skyler Higley, Maeve Higgins and Mo Rocca.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:55AM
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Everyone & Names by NPR

Comedian Peter Grosz joins Emma to spell check your kid's name and shop for the perfect tattoo.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:00AM
Saturday, August 27, 2022

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton by NPR

Eleanor Holmes Norton, Washington DC's long-serving Congresswoman, plays our game about DC Comics. She is joined by panelists Roxanne Roberts, Tom Bodett and Alzo Slade.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Everyone & School by NPR

Emma gets ready for a new school year by revisiting lessons from Everyone & Their Mom! We learn how rats help each other, how dolphins say hi to their friends, and what to do if you see …

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:00AM
Saturday, August 20, 2022

Exhibit honors Frank Oz's family legacy in puppeteering by Scott Simon

Scott Simon speaks to legendary puppeteer Frank Oz about a museum exhibit honoring his parents - who made puppets and were survivors of the Holocaust.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:48PM

Best of Not My Job by NPR

Wait Wait prepares for a return to full time live performances by reliving some of our favorite guests who joined us in front of live audiences.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:02PM
Friday, August 19, 2022

Coroner rules Anne Heche's death an accident by Andrew Limbong

According to the the LA County Coroner's report, the cause was inhalation and thermal injuries. The actor died on Sunday, after she crashed her car earlier this month.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:24PM

COMIC: Finding my voice through dance by La Johnson

For Camille A. Brown, choreography unlocked a new way to understand her power as a dancer, and to celebrate her creative identity.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:24PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2022

It's an 'Everyone & Their Mom' family reunion! by NPR

Emma throws a family reunion! Uncle Dennis sings Elvis, her mom shares all her tips for avoiding bad luck, and Emma embarrasses her dad and little brother. Grab a plate, it's a party!

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 02:17PM
Saturday, August 13, 2022

Best of Not My Job by NPR

Steve Buscemi, Lars Ulrich, Aidy Bryant, Alan Cummings, and Jeff Daniels play Not My Job.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:01PM

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