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Monday, March 28, 2022

Hillary Clinton to voice ‘Into The Woods’ role in Arkansas by The Associated Press

Hillary Clinton will play the offstage role of the Giant in a production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into The Woods” in her onetime home state of Arkansas.

SOURCE: at 03:12PM
Friday, March 4, 2022

Spanish theatre drops Bolshoi’s ballet show over Ukraine war by The Associated Press

Spain’s Teatro Real, one of Europe’s major opera houses, is canceling a set of upcoming performances by Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet over the war the country is waging on Ukraine.

SOURCE: at 11:28AM
Monday, February 28, 2022

Jennifer Hudson wins top honor at 53rd NAACP Image Awards by The Associated Press

Hudson wins entertainer of the year at the 53rd annual NAACP Image Awards honoring work by entertainers of color, beating out Regina King, Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion and Tiffany Haddish.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:03AM
Friday, December 17, 2021

Broadway shows, newly reopened after COVID, face new cancellations by The Associated Press

The sharp rise in cases backstage is to blame. Shows including the big draws like Hamilton in New York and a Cabaret revival in London's West End are going dark for several days.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:06AM
Saturday, October 23, 2021

Peter Scolari, of 'Newhart,' 'Bosom Buddies' and 'Girls,' dies at 66 by The Associated Press

Scolari, a versatile character actor whose television roles included recurring parts on Evil and Girls, has died after fighting cancer for two years.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 04:12AM
Saturday, October 2, 2021

Broadway's 'Aladdin' goes dark soon after reopening as it battles the coronavirus by The Associated Press

The show had reopened Tuesday after the pandemic closed it for 18 months. Disney Theatrical Productions said it will cancel all shows until Oct. 12 because of infections in the company.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 02:18AM
Monday, September 27, 2021

'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Sashays Home With 10 Tony Awards by The Associated Press

The honors bestowed to the adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's 2001 film included best new musical. "The Inheritance" was named the best new play, and "A Soldier's Play" won best play revival.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:32PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

3 Of The Biggest Broadway Shows Reopen With COVID Rules by The Associated Press

Top musicals The Lion King, Hamilton and Wicked returned 18 months after being shut down to block the spread of the coronavirus.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 02:06AM
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Broadway Shows Will Reopen But Only If You're Vaccinated And Masked by The Associated Press

Producers announced the requirements will be in place at least through October. There are exceptions for people, such as children under 12, who can't get vaccinations.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:24AM
Saturday, May 22, 2021

Rock Band Maneskin Wins Eurovision Song Contest For Italy by The Associated Press

A four-piece band of Italian rockers won the Eurovision Song Contest on Sunday — Italy's third victory in the immensely popular festival.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 08:33PM
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Silenced by pandemic, Met Opera to make brief return by The Associated Press

The Met has not performed since March 11, 2020, because of the pandemic, canceling 276 performances plus an international tour scheduled for next month.

SOURCE: New York Daily News at 06:01PM
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-Winning 'Moonstruck' Star, Dies At 89 by The Associated Press

Olympia Dukakis, who won an Oscar playing Cher's mother in the romantic comedy Moonstruck, has died. She was 89.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 07:33PM
Monday, April 12, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda, mayor open new Times Square vaccine site by The Associated Press

Broadway theaters have been shuttered since the coronavirus pandemic struck in March of last year. The vaccination site will be open to workers in theater, film and TV. There is hope of reop…

SOURCE: at 04:07PM
Friday, April 9, 2021

Paul Ritter, British Stage, Film and TV Actor, Dies at 54 by The Associated Press

A familiar face to British theatergoers, he was also well known for his role as an eccentric father on the popular sitcom “Friday Night Dinner.”

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 06:03PM
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84 by The Associated Press

Tributes from the arts community flooded in Wednesday, with Lin-Manuel Miranda on Twitter saying "What an extraordinary writer, what a life." Dan Savage wrote: "He ordered us to love ourselv…

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 01:26PM
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Famed Beat Generation poet Michael McClure dead at 87 by The Associated Press

"Michael was incredibly gracious, erudite, and totally dedicated to the poet's calling," said Elaine Katzenberger, publisher of City Lights, which published McClure's works dating to 1963. "…

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 06:24PM
Thursday, April 9, 2020

Mad magazine illustrator Mort Drucker dies at 91 by The Associated Press

Being drawn by Mort Drucker became a kind of show business rite of passage, with Michael J. Fox once telling Johnny Carson that he knew he had made it when he appeared in a Drucker cartoon.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 04:52PM
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Musicals ‘& Juliet,’ ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ seek Olivier awards by The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Pop-Shakespearean musical “& Juliet” leads the race for Britain’s Olivier theater awards, where “Fleabag” creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge is up for two trophies. T…

SOURCE: at 12:19PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Ja’Net DuBois, songwriter and star of ‘Good Times,’ has died by The Associated Press

DuBois' career started in theater, where she appeared in Broadway productions of "Golden Boy" and "A Raisin in the Sun," according to a biography on her website. A performance in "The Hot l …

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 08:03PM
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Monday, October 14, 2019

Harold Bloom, author of ‘Anxiety of Influence,’ dead at 89 by The Associated Press

Bloom wrote more than 20 books and prided himself on making scholarly topics accessible to the general reader. Although he frequently bemoaned the decline of literary standards, he was as we…

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 05:13PM
Friday, October 4, 2019

Trail-blazing TV, film star Diahann Carroll dies at age 84 by The Associated Press

During her long career, she earned a Tony Awardan Academy Award nomination for best actress. But she was perhaps best known for her pioneering work on the sitcom "Julia."

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 01:11PM
Friday, August 30, 2019

Valerie Harper, TV’s Rhoda, has died at 80 by The Associated Press

Harper was a breakout star playing the lovable sidekick on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," then as the funny leading lady of the spinoff series, "Rhoda."

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 07:19PM
Monday, July 8, 2019

Martin Charnin, Tony-winning ‘Annie’ lyricist who was active in Seattle-area musical-theater scene, dies at 84 by The Associated Press and Misha Berson

Martin Charnin, who won a Tony Award for the score of the Broadway hit “Annie,” and who lived in Issaquah during the 2000s when he became active in the Seattle theater scene, died Saturd…

SOURCE: at 03:47PM
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Tony Awards host James Corden won't get too political, hopes audience will find ‘joy’ by The Associated Press

TV talk show host James Corden steps back into the role of Tony Award host Sunday, not planning anything too political.       

SOURCE: USA Today at 09:06AM
Monday, June 10, 2019

No limitations: Ali Stroker makes history with Tony win by The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — When she sings, Ali Stroker says, she has “no limitations.” That was clear on Sunday as Stroker performed and made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to capture…

SOURCE: at 12:45AM
Sunday, June 9, 2019

Select list of winners at the 2019 Tony Awards by The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Select winners at the 2019 Tony Awards. Best Musical: “Hadestown” Best Play: “The Ferryman” Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Stephanie…

SOURCE: at 08:49PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Daniel Radcliffe to return to London stage in Beckett play by The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Daniel Radcliffe is returning to the London stage in a Samuel Beckett double bill. The Old Vic Theatre says the former “Harry Potter” star will appear alongside Alan Cumm…

SOURCE: at 07:14AM
Monday, April 1, 2019

Queen-inspired rock musical “We Will Rock You” coming to Denver by The Associated Press

A musical inspired by Queen’s music is preparing for a North America tour following the popularity of the Academy Award-winning movie, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

SOURCE: Denver Post at 11:04AM
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

James Corden returns to host the 2019 Tony Awards by The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — James Corden is returning to host the 73rd annual Tony Awards. The American Theatre Wing on Tuesday announced that the host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show” will preside …

SOURCE: at 11:04AM
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

‘Come From Away,’ ‘Company’ lead race for UK Olivier Awards by The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Musicals “Come From Away” and “Company” lead the race for Britain’s Olivier theater awards with nine nominations apiece. “Come From Away,” about a Newfoundland …

SOURCE: at 10:52AM

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