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Man leaping as woman plays musical instrument (Margaret Schulman)

Decades later, Japan’s gift to Americans is still vibrant

The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, a gift from Japan in 1976, is celebrating its reopening with artwork and performances that pay tribute to the country.
Nikki Haley and Ivanka Trump greeting fellow theater patrons (© Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)

After 9/11 attack, Americans saw humanity at its best

A hit musical on Broadway sheds light on the goodwill directed toward Americans following the September 2001 terrorist attacks.
People playing board game (Courtesy of New River Valley Livability Initiative)

Board games, interactive theater help a Virginia community plan for the...

The New River Valley community in rural Virginia found creative ways to ensure that progress and growth take into account how resources are used.
Michelle Obama onstage at microphone, gesturing (© AP Images)

A Broadway performance from Michelle Obama and friends

First lady Michelle Obama went to Broadway on September 19 and tapped some big voices to help deliver her push to get girls educated across the world.
Actors in costume standing line and holding hands (© AP Images)

This hip-hop, multiracial musical is smashing records and revolutionizing American views

The rap and hip-hop Broadway musical "Hamilton," about the life and death of Alexander Hamilton, first U.S. treasury secretary, won 11 Tony Awards.
Ayad Akhtar sitting with hands folded on table (© Nina Subin)

American playwright explores his Muslim roots

Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Ayad Akhtar first struggled to find success, then found his voice by incorporating his religion into his work.

Black America’s capital theater

If a single building could ever tell a story of the black urban experience in the U.S., it is the Howard Theatre in Washington. In...

Everyday conversations for English learners: A night at the theater

Learning to speak English? Our Everyday Conversations help you practice. Click the audio link to hear a native speaker pronounce each word while you...