Performing arts

Ali Stroker accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!"at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 10, 2019 - 5:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When effervescent actress Ali Stroker came onstage to accept her historic trophy as the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony, it wasn't just the feel-good moment of the night. It may have been one of the most joyous Tony moments in years. The crowd jumped to its feet in unison...
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Ali Stroker accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!"at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 10, 2019 - 12:45 am
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 a Tony Award. She earned the trophy for her portrayal of Ado Annie in Daniel Fish's dark revisionist revival of...
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Andre De Shields , left, and Reeve Carney, of the cast of "Hadestown" perform at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 09, 2019 - 11:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 11:10 p.m. "Hadestown," the brooding musical about the underworld, has reason to smile broadly: It's the best new musical Tony Award winner. Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell's folk-opera intertwines the myths of Orpheus and Eurydice,...
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Rachel Chavkin poses in the press room with the award for best direction of a musical for "Hadestown" at the 73rd annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 09, 2019 - 10:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The arty and original "Hadestown" was leading the Tony Awards with seven wins, including a rare win for a woman director of a musical, while Ali Stroker made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony Award. Stroker, paralyzed from the chest down due to a car crash...
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US President Donald Trump, left and Queen Elizabeth II toast, during the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, in London, Monday, June 3, 2019. Trump is on a three-day state visit to Britain. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 11:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local): 10:30 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May is giving President Donald Trump a gift that underscores the trans-Atlantic special relationship — and the international order the president often derides. May and...
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This undated image shows Randall Park and Ali Wong in a scene from the movie "Always Be My Maybe." The newly released Netflix movie is an Asian-American rom-com with a twist: ethnicity isn't central to the plot. (Courtesy of Netflix)
June 02, 2019 - 12:04 pm
The newly released Netflix movie "Always Be My Maybe," is an Asian American rom-com with a twist: Ethnicity isn't central to the plot. It's just stand-up comedian and actress Ali Wong and "Fresh Off the Boat" actor Randall Park playing best friends and soul mates who happen to be Asian, which may...
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FILE- In this June 24, 2018 file photo, revelers carry a Rainbow Flag along Fifth Avenue during the New York City Pride Parade in New York. June 28, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which fueled the fire for a global LGBTQ movement. From symposiums to movie screenings, walking tours to art exhibits, even an opera, a slew of institutions and organizations are filling June with events that commemorate that moment and its impact through the last five decades. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
June 01, 2019 - 9:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — If it's Pride Month, there's gotta be a parade. And there will be, in New York City and places around the country and world. But this year, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising that fueled the fire for a global LGBTQ movement, there's also a lot more. From symposiums to...
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This image released by Madeline Michel shows Monticello Drama director Michel, foreground left, on stage with Monticello High School students in Charlottesville, Va. Michel will be the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Theatre Education Award on June 9 at the Tony Awards in New York City. (Madeline Michel via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, who has encouraged her students to explore their differences and heal riffs, especially following a deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in the city. Madeline Michel from...
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Kate Miller-Heidke of Australia, left, performs the song "Zero Gravity" during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
May 18, 2019 - 6:05 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel hosted the Grand Final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, with Madonna set to showcase Europe's annual music extravaganza that featured a rollicking collection of glitzy performances awash in kitsch, soul and spectacle. Some 200 million people around the...
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May 15, 2019 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Records show conductor James Levine's company received more than $930,000 from the Metropolitan Opera in his 47th and final season, a tenure cut short when he was fired as music director emeritus after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment. The payments to...
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