Performing Arts News, interviews, and commentary on theater, the arts, music, and dance.

Performing Arts

A Principal Ballerina Hangs Up Her Slippers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/105974478/106012770" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Gabriel Byrne Gives The Listening 'Treatment'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/105958154/105964988" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Surprising Source Of Gender Bias In Theater

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/105909353/105909341" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Let This Entertain You: 'Gypsy,' 50 Years Later

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/105199721/105199720" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

As 'Nurse Jackie,' Falco Bristles, Snarls, Conceals

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/105009369/105082375" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

For Broadway Newcomers, First Time's The Charm

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/104999405/105078007" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Tony Award For Work Offstage

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/105077054/105078008" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

On London's West End, 'Hamlet' With Human Skull

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/104967646/104967616" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Bruce Campbell, King Of The B Movie

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/104959445/104959442" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript