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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Charles Robinson, who played court clerk on long-running ‘Night Court,’ dies at 75 by Staff Reports and News Services

Mr. Robinson was a prolific stage actor and had supporting parts in series such as “Buffalo Bill,” “Love & War,” “Home Improvement,” “The Game” and “Hart of Dixie.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:03PM
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella could go on despite lockdown extension, PM hints by Guardian Staff and Agency

Boris Johnson says government is in talks with composer, who is ‘surprised’ to hear of the proposed pilot Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Andrew Lloyd W…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:12PM
Monday, June 7, 2021

Clarence Williams III, who starred as Linc on ‘The Mod Squad,’ dies at 81 by News Services and Staff Reports

He also received a Tony nomination and appeared in Lee Daniels’ “The Butler.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:54PM
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Paul Ritter, British actor in ‘Chernobyl’ and Harry Potter franchise, dies at 54 by News Services and Staff Reports

He also received a Tony nomination in 2009 for “The Norman Conquests.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:06PM
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher, of Siegfried & Roy, dies aged 81 by Guardian Staff and Associated Press

The surviving member of duo Siegfried & Roy has died of cancer in Las Vegas after his magic partner died last year German news agency dpa is reporting that illusionist Siegfried Fischbac…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:32PM
Monday, July 6, 2020

Nick Cordero: Broadway star dies aged 41 of coronavirus complications by Staff and Agencies

Tony-nominated actor spent more than 90 days in hospital and had his right leg amputated The Tony award-nominated Broadway actor Nick Cordero, who starred in hit musicals including Waitress…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:48AM
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

#BreakupRituals by Reader Staff and Twitter Contributors

How do you mend a broken heart? Twitter has some answers. Break ups suck! Do you have a break up playlist, TV show, book or any other break up ritual you practi…

SOURCE: www.chicagoreader.com at 08:00AM
Friday, June 21, 2019

Sir Mark Rylance quits Royal Shakespeare Company in protest over BP sponsorship by Staff and Agencies, Staff and Agencies

Oscar-winning actor calls on RSC to set a positive example for the future of arts sponsorship

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:18PM
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Oscar watch! 'Green Book' wins Toronto's audience award, 'A Star Is Born' is an also-ran by , Staff and Wire Reports

Peter Farrelly, known for 'Dumb and Dumber,' just vaulted into the Oscar race with 'Green Book,' which won the audience award at Toronto Film Fest.    …

SOURCE: USA Today at 07:16PM
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Guardian theatre critics are UK's best, says the Stage by Staff and Agencies

Industry insiders vote Guardian writers Michael Billington and Lyn Gardner top theatre critics in the UKA survey by British entertainment industry bible the Stage has voted the Guardian's tw…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:18AM
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Jennifer Saunders returns to West End stage in Lady Windermere's Fan by Staff and Agencies

The Absolutely Fabulous star will play the Duchess of Berwick in a production of the Oscar Wilde comedy directed by Kathy BurkeJennifer Saunders is to return to the West End stage for the fi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:48AM
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Theatre company 'will not be silenced' after tyres slashed during play about gay couple by Staff and Agencies

Cars of cast, crew and audience members targeted during a performance Holding the Man on Sydney’s north shoreA theatre company says it “will not be silenced” after members of the cast,…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:48PM
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Amy Schumer to make Broadway debut in Steve Martin play by Staff and Agencies

Comedian Keegan-Michael Key will join Schumer in Martin’s ‘loopy’ marital satire Meteor Shower, which opens 1 NovemberAmy Schumer is to make her Broadway theatre debut this autumn in a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:24AM
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Shock as Bolshoi cancels world premiere of Nureyev ballet by Guardian Staff and Agencies

Move comes after outspoken director was questioned in a high-profile criminal investigation that supporters claim is politically motivatedRussia’s Bolshoi theatre has announced the cancell…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:12PM
Monday, June 12, 2017

Gilman grad wins Tony Award for lighting design of 'The Great Comet' by Staff and Wire Reports

Gilman School graduate Bradley King won a Tony Award for best lighting design of a musical on Sunday night for his work on “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.” It was the first T…

SOURCE: The Baltimore Sun Subscription at 10:35AM
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Phone call delays play for Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig on Broadway by Staff and Agencies

New York preview of A Steady Rain, starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig, is interrupted by a mobile ringtone, leading actors to ad-lib in characterRichard Griffiths ordered its owner out o…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:48PM
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Globe critic J. Kelly Nestruck wins Nathan Cohen Award for theatre criticism by Staff

Honour is handed out every two years by the Canadian Theatre Critics Association

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 11:23AM
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Howard Davies, acclaimed director on London and New York stages, dies at 71 by From Staff Reports and News Services

He directed ‘Private Lives’ and ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses,’ both starring Alan Rickman.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:54PM
Thursday, September 29, 2016

10 fan moments from Bruce Springsteen's visit to the Philly Free Library by Staff

"How do you say 41 years worth of emotions in 15 seconds?!"

SOURCE: Philly.com at 05:23PM
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Hamilton musical names its new Broadway stars by Staff and Agencies

Brandon Victor Dixon and Lexi Lawson are taking over roles in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony award-winning showThe ground-breaking American stage musical Hamilton, winner of 11 Tony awards and …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:22PM
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

10 local musical offerings this spring by Staff

Musical theater loves Philly and vice versa. Here's a partial list of some of the big-name musicals rolling through town.

SOURCE: Philly.com at 08:54PM

James Corden to host 2016 Tony awards by Staff and Agencies

The actor and late night talkshow host will present the Broadway ceremony in June – meanwhile, he offers a preview of Carpool Karaoke with Chris Martin James Corden will be hosting the Ton…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:28PM
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Cosplay Like A Pro at BroadwayCon! Tips and Tricks To Master Your Con Wardrobe by Ruthie Fierberg and Broadwaycon Staff

It's better than Halloween, because BroadwayCon is the place you can dress up as your favorite Broadway character and actually be appreciated for it. Follow our pointers and the…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Cast Hits the Recording Studio by Playbill Staff and Robert Viagas

The ensemble and music team of the Alan Menken-Stephen Schwartz Disney stage musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame gathered this week to record a studio cast album of the production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:15PM
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SpongeBob Musical hires David Bowie and Cyndi Lauper to write songs by Ap and Guardian Staff

Nickelodeon confirms ‘rousing tale of a simple sea sponge’ will boast all-star songwriting lineup including John Legend, Steven Tyler and the Flaming LipsNickelodeon announced on Monday …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:32AM
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Broadway Manager and Agent Samuel “Biff” Liff Dies at 96 by Playbill Staff and Irina Khodorkovsky

Broadway mainstay Samuel "Biff" Liff, a manager, producer and talent agent whose career dates back to 1949 when he served as stage manager for the original Broadway production of G…

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:20PM
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Other Things You Shouldn’t Try To Do in a Broadway Theatre by Robert Viagas and Playbill Staff

Seeing the news that an audience member attempted to charge a cell phone by plugging into a prop outlet on the stage set of Hand to God, the staff of Playbill.com came up with a list of othe…

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:24AM
Monday, May 25, 2015

Even as injuries mount, 'Spider-Man' execs vow show must go on by JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ, HEIDI EVANS and CORKY SIEMASZKO, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

Dogged by talk of a curse, "Spider-Man" producers vowed Tuesday the star-crossed show would go on despite a shocking fall that could have killed its top stunt man. Christopher Tierney wasn't…

SOURCE: New York Daily News at 05:58PM
Monday, March 16, 2015

NYC DJ Duo AndrewAndrew Joining Interactive Parody That Bachelorette Show! by Andrew Gans and Playbill Staff

AndrewAndrew, the identically dressed NYC DJ duo have announced that they will join That Bachelorette Show! Off-Broadway, billed as "a brand-new interactive pa…

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:09PM
Monday, March 2, 2015

Clive Owen to make Broadway debut in Pinter's Old Times by Staff and Agencies

The British actor will hit the New York theatre scene in September, starring in a 1971 Harold Pinter playClive Owen will make his Broadway debut in Old Times by Harold Pinter.Roundabout Thea…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:24PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015

“Birdman” and Eddie Redmayne Take Home Top Oscar Honors at Hollywood’s Big Night by Playbill Staff and Playbill Staff

"Birdman," Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore were among the winners at the 87th Academy Awards, which were presented Feb. 22 in Hollywood. Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris hosted th…

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:05PM

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