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Saturday, October 14, 2023

Louvre Museum and Versailles Palace evacuated after bomb threats with France on alert by The Associated Press

The Louvre Museum says it is closing for the day and evacuating all visitors and staff after it received a written threat. A Louvre official said no incident has been reported or anyone hurt…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 08:08AM
Friday, October 13, 2023

Sharon Stone says health issues slowed her acting career so she’s expressing herself through paint by The Associated Press

During the pandemic, a friend sent Sharon Stone a paint-by-numbers set to keep her busy, a gesture that has led to a new path of creative expression. The actor has discovered a love of paint…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:26PM
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Pioneering Black portraitist Barkley L. Hendricks is first artist of color to get solo show at Frick by The Associated Press

The pioneering Black portrait artist Barkley L. Hendricks loved to visit the Frick Collection in New York, where he admired its Old Master European works by artists like Rembrandt and Van Dy…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 08:21PM
Friday, September 15, 2023

Michael McGrath, Tony Award winner of 'Tootsie' and 'Spamalot,' dies at 65 by The Associated Press

McGrath was in over a dozen Broadway shows including “Plaza Suite,” “She Loves Me,” “Tootsie" and “Spamalot” as well as on television as the sidekick to Martin Short on “The …

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 03:50PM

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Jackman separate after 27 years of marriage by The Associated Press

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Jackman have decided to end their marriage after 27 years and two children.

SOURCE: at 02:29PM
Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Broadway fundraiser for Biden to star Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban and Lin-Manuel Miranda by The Associated Press

Stars including Sara Bareilles, Cynthia Erivo, Josh Groban, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt will perform Monday at a fundraiser for President Joe Biden.

SOURCE: at 02:25PM
Thursday, August 31, 2023

CT native among three visual artists fighting back against AI companies for repurposing work by The Associated Press

Norwalk native Sarah Andersen is one of three artists who are seeking to protect their copyrights and careers by suing makers of AI tools that can generate new imagery on command.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 11:27AM
Monday, July 24, 2023

With ‘Barbie,’ Greta Gerwig breaks a box office record for female directors by The Associated Press

“Barbie” didn’t just break the opening weekend record for 2023; It also shattered the first weekend record for a film directed by a woman. With $162 million in ticket sales from North …

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 12:03PM
Tuesday, June 13, 2023

‘Hair,’ ‘Everwood’ actor Treat Williams dies after Vermont motorcycle crash by The Associated Press

Actor Treat Williams, whose nearly 50-year career included starring roles in the TV series “Everwood” and the movie “Hair,” has died after a motorcycle crash in Vermont. Vermont Stat…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 12:08PM
Monday, June 12, 2023

Tony Awards telecast makes inclusive history by The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The intimate, funny-sad musical “Kimberly Akimbo” nudged aside splashier rivals on Sunday to win the musical crown at the Tony Awards on a night when Broadway flexed …

SOURCE: at 03:01PM

Tom Holland describes ‘The Crowded Room’ as his ‘hardest’ and ‘most-rewarding’ job so far by The Associated Press

Tom Holland must like to test himself because even though he's built a reputation as one of the Marvel stars with loose lips when it comes to spoilers, his new Apple TV+ series “The Crowde…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:38PM

2023 Tony Awards list of select winners by The Associated Press

Tony Awards history was made when Alex Newell and J. Harrison Ghee became the first nonbinary people to win Tonys for acting. 

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 12:55AM
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

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