'A Dangerous Odyssey': How the Fisk Jubilee Singers Became an International Sensation
Tazewell Thompson's new play, Jubilee, tells the story of the black singers who braved mob violence to perform all over the world—and thereby save one of America's first black universities.
The New Guantanamo Bay-Themed Play That Serves as a Rejoinder to 'Homeland'
Playwright Dipika Guha discusses Islamophobia in American media, and why audiences seem hungry for art that mirrors the gray areas of our civic life.
Middle School Music and Theater Students Get Better Grades
New research presents the best evidence yet that taking arts classes benefits kids academically.
A Young Actor Refuses to Be Upstaged by Tourette Syndrome
Jamie Sanders is building a career in the theater—while changing how his audiences think about Tourette's.
Chantal Bilodeau Brings Climate Change to the Theater
Through a cycle of eight plays, Canadian playwright Chantal Bilodeau explores the inner lives of the Arctic's inhabitants during a time of dramatic change.
Lorraine Hansberry Was More Radical Than You Remember
A new documentary highlights how the playwright took full advantage of her talents to advance mid-century civil rights.
Broadway Is Becoming More Accessible, Thanks to a Boost From Podcasting
A recent partnership between podcast leader Audible and Broadway theaters are helping make The Great White Way more accessible for everyone.
Which Shakespearean Ruler Doth Trump Most Resemble?
He has recently been compared to both Julius Caesar and King Lear.
Tony Kushner, Optimist, Takes the Long View on Political Issues
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Lincoln screenwriter is very aware of the problems we face as a society, but he has faith in the political process.
Actors: Emotionally Aware, Yet Particularly Vulnerable
New research finds actors, who are so good at portraying troubled characters, have difficulty discussing their own personal traumas.