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By Cat Wise
A reworking of Shakespeare "Hamlet" called "Fat Ham” recently won the Pulitzer Prize in drama. Jeffrey Brown has the story from New York for our arts and culture series, "CANVAS."…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport, Alison Thoet
In 2021, more than 1,500 children and teenagers in the United States were killed by gunfire. Activists across the country are working to shed light on that issue through a series of plays written and performed by young adults, many…
By Jeffrey Brown, Lena I. Jackson, Madison Staten
"CODA," the Oscar-nominated film about a singing teenage daughter in a deaf family, is being developed as a stage musical by the Los Angeles-based Deaf West Theatre.
By Jake Coyle, Associated Press
Two years ago, just after the start of previews for Claudia Rankine’s play, “Help,” New York’s theaters shut down. Now with the pandemic easing, the show is finally opening. PBS NewsHour Weekend sat down with Rankine two years ago and…
By Zachary Green
New York City’s theaters are finally reopening after they were shut down on March 12, 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began to hit the city. This has been the longest shutdown in Broadway’s history. Major hits like “Lion King” and…
By Associated Press
Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe and Canadian poet-translator Anne Carson are among this year's winners of PEN America awards for career achievement.
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
A new interactive theatrical production, "The Catastrophist," follows the story of a scientist thrilled by discovery and pained by loss. It was written by playwright Lauren Gunderson about her husband's life as a leading researcher into the causes and effects…
By Jeffrey Brown, Rhana Natour
Prior to the pandemic, Broadway was booming. But curtains haven’t risen since March, with deep personal and financial impacts. By one count, Broadway is directly responsible for nearly 100,000 jobs in New York City alone and, as a leading attraction…
Miami, one of the top tourist destinations in the U.S., has been hit hard by COVID and the travel shutdown. Officials at Miami International Airport say traffic is off by more than half, impacting hotels, restaurants, and hot spots like…
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