Actress Rita Moreno, 80, now has a solo show about her life as a star of stage and screen called “Life Without Makeup.” In a joint production with KQED San Francisco, correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the performer’s transformation from a “utilitarian ethnic” actress to becoming a “show business animal.” Continue reading
Reinterpreting a classic work is always a sensitive undertaking, but when that classic is “Porgy and Bess,” the singular American opera, it can get downright controversial. WGBH-Boston’s Jared Bowen reports. Continue reading
Mysticism, spirituality, racism and redemption are major themes of “every tongue confess,” a new work by playwright Marcus Gardley that saw its world premiere at the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.
Jeffrey Brown talks to Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim about his life, career and the art of writing music, lyrics and rhymes that stand the test of time. Continue reading
Lawrence Wright is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11.” His documentary on the subject, “My Trip to al-Qaeda,” premieres on HBO next week.
In “Red”, a new drama by John Logan, abstract artist Mark Rothko speaks his mind about art and life and battles with a young assistant as the two prepares a commission of blood-colored murals. Veteran actor Alfred Molina (acclaimed most recently for his role in last year’s ‘An Education’) plays the famous but violent-tempered artist.