Theater

This undated image released by the Metropolitan Opera shows Eric Owens as Porgy, left, and Angel Blue as Bess in the Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess." The Metropolitan Opera will hire an all-black outside chorus next season for its first presentation in nearly three decades of the Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess," which opens the season on Sept. 23. (Paola Kudacki/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will hire an all-black outside chorus next season for its first presentation in nearly three decades of the Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess," which opens the season on Sept. 23. Performances of "Porgy and Bess," which premiered in 1935, are licensed by the Gershwin...
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FILE - This Feb. 1, 1993 file photo shows Pop superstar Michael Jackson performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. A stage musical about Jackson will now skip making its debut in Chicago and instead open Broadway in summer 2020. Producers said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, that “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” will no longer have pre-Broadway performances this fall in Chicago, blaming a recent Actors’ Equity strike over compensation for developmental labs. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, file)
February 14, 2019 - 5:07 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A stage musical about Michael Jackson will skip making its debut in Chicago and instead open on Broadway in summer 2020. Producers said Thursday that "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" will no longer have pre-Broadway performances this fall in Chicago, blaming a recent Actors' Equity...
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Director Spike Lee, right, and producer Tonya Lewis Lee pose for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA Nominees Party in London, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
February 10, 2019 - 3:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — Hollywood stars and British royalty were gathering Sunday in London for the British Academy Film Awards, where "The Favourite" is living up to its name and leading the race for trophies. Yorgos Lanthimos' royal tragicomedy has 12 nominations, including best picture, for the U.K...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 1970 file photo, British actor Albert Finney waves his cane while playing the title role in "Scrooge," at Shepperton Studios. British Actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of films from "Tom Jones" to "Skyfall" has died at the age of 82 his family said on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/R. Dear, File)
February 08, 2019 - 11:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Albert Finney, the charismatic Academy Award-nominated British actor who starred in films from "Tom Jones" to "Skyfall," has died. He was 82. Finney's family said Friday that he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side." He died Thursday from...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Friday, April 8, 2011, Russian actor Sergei Yursky holds the Nika Award at a presentation ceremony in Moscow, Russia. Yursky, who died in Moscow on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at the age of 83, has been widely recognized as one of the most talented actors of his generation. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, File)
February 08, 2019 - 11:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Sergei Yursky, a renowned Russian film and stage actor who has been widely recognized as one of the most talented actors of his generation, has died. He was 83. The Mossovet Theater where Yursky worked said he died in Moscow on Friday. The Tass news agency quoted his daughter as...
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FILE - This Sept. 28, 2002 file photo shows author C.Y. Lee in New York. Lee, 102, the author of the best-selling “The Flower Drum Song” died on Nov. 8 in Los Angeles. The family decided at the time not to make his death public. (AP Photo/Gino Domenico, File)
February 04, 2019 - 10:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — C.Y. Lee, whose novel "The Flower Drum Song" became a best seller and the basis for a popular stage musical and Oscar-nominated film despite mixed critical reactions and concerns about stereotypes, has died at age 102. Lee's son, Jay Lee, told The Associated Press that his father...
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Kevin Smith arrives at Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 31, 2019 - 7:13 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Army bugler played a mournful "Taps" at a Hollywood memorial for Stan Lee, and military bagpipers sent a solemn "Amazing Grace" into the air. Standing respectfully around them was another group in its own impeccable uniforms: Lee fans dressed as Black Panther, Wolverine and...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 photo, Palestinian actor and playwright Ali Abu Yaseen, 55, gives an interview in his home at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. A new documentary called “Gaza” is hitting the screens at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this week, providing a colorful glimpse of life in the blockaded Hamas-ruled territory. But one of its main subjects, Abu Yaseen, won’t be attending the gathering due to the very circumstances depicted in the film. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
January 30, 2019 - 11:36 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A new documentary called "Gaza" is hitting the screens at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this week, providing a colorful glimpse of life in the blockaded Hamas-ruled territory. But one of its main subjects, Gaza actor and playwright Ali Abu Yaseen, won't be...
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January 28, 2019 - 5:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "You Oughta Know" Alanis Morissette is coming to Broadway. The singer-songwriter has allowed songs from her 1995 breakthrough album "Jagged Little Pill" to be used in a new musical and producers plan to land it on Broadway this fall. "You Oughta Know" was a song on that Grammy-...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2017 file photo, actress Audra McDonald attends a special screening of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" in New York. McDonald, along with Michael Shannon, will star in a Broadway revival of the Terrence McNally romance “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” starting in May. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 23, 2019 - 4:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald is heading back to Broadway to be a waitress — but not in "Waitress." McDonald, along with Michael Shannon, will star in a revival of the Terrence McNally romance "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune," starting in May. The play is about...
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