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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Cannes Film Festival kicks off with Johnny Depp, ‘Jeanne du Barry’ and plenty to talk about by The Associated Press

By JAKE COYLE (AP Film Writer) CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes red carpet sprang to life again Tuesday with the premiere of the Louis XV period drama “Jeanne du Barry,” with Johnny De…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:12PM
Monday, May 15, 2023

Cannes Film Festival readies a blockbuster edition, with Indy, ‘Flower Moon,’ Depp and more by The Associated Press

By JAKE COYLE (AP Film Writer) The Cannes Film Festival, which will kick off Tuesday, is such a colossal extravaganza that taking measure of its ups and downs is notoriously difficult. It’…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 03:16PM
Thursday, May 11, 2023

Adidas to sell Yeezy shoes and donate proceeds months after Kanye West split by The Associated Press

Adidas has decided to try to sell a portion of its remaining Yeezy shoe inventory and donate the proceeds to chartitable organizations, CEO Bjørn Gulden said Thursday. After the German spor…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 03:58PM
Wednesday, May 10, 2023

‘BlackBerry’ film hails the must-have gadget that the iPhone turned into a forgotten relic by The Associated Press

Almost everyone knows the backstory of the iPhone, a breakthrough that continues to reshape culture 16 years after late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs introduced the device to the world. But wh…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 11:58AM
Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Select list of nominees for 2023 Tony Awards by The Associated Press

The 2023 Tony Awards pits best musical nominees: “& Juliet,” “Kimberly Akimbo,” “New York, New York,” “Shucked” and “Some Like It Hot.”.

SOURCE: at 09:45AM
Saturday, April 22, 2023

Dame Edna creator Barry Humphries dies at age 89 by The Associated Press

The Tony Award-winning comedian was internationally renowned for his garish stage persona Dame Edna Everage, a condescending snob whose evolving character delighted audiences over seven deca…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 01:48PM
Friday, April 21, 2023

Prosecutors dismiss Alec Baldwin charge, citing new evidence by The Associated Press

Prosecutors have formally dismissed an involuntary manslaughter charge against Alec Baldwin in the fatal 2021 shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the Western film “Rust,” citing …

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 04:35PM
Saturday, February 18, 2023

An energy crunch forces a Hungarian ballet company to move to a car factory by The Associated Press

The Ballet Company of Gyor began rehearsing at a local Audi factory last month after being forced to shutter its rehearsal hall in response to soaring energy prices.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 01:04PM
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Angela Lansbury, beloved star of ‘Murder She Wrote,’ dies at 96 by The Associated Press

She earned Academy Award nominations as supporting actress for two of her first three films, “Gaslight” (1945) and “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (1946), and was nominated again in 196…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 03:53PM
Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Charles Fuller dies at 83 by The Associated Press

Fuller often explored and exposed how social institutions can perpetuate racism, like he did in his best-known work, the searing and acclaimed "A Soldier's Play."

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 05:37PM
Friday, September 16, 2022

'The Phantom of the Opera,' Broadway's longest-running show, will close next year by The Associated Press

The musical — a fixture on Broadway since 1988, weathering recessions, war and cultural shifts — will play its final performance in New York on Feb. 18, 2023.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:49PM
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Paul Sorvino, star of 'Goodfellas,' and 'Law & Order,' dies at 83 by The Associated Press

Specializing in playing cops and crooks, Sorvino was a mainstay in films and television.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:33AM
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

James Rado, who co-created the groundbreaking musical 'Hair,' dies at 90 by The Associated Press

Rado and two others wrote the groundbreaking hippie musical which celebrated protest, pot and free love and paved the way for the sound of rock on Broadway.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:54PM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Select list of nominees for 2022 Tony Awards by The Associated Press

Top nominees entering this year's Tony Awards will be the musicals “A Strange Loop,” “MJ” and “Paradise Square,” each of which earned nominations in double figures Monday.

SOURCE: at 09:22AM
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

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