Theater awards

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 31, 2019 - 8:43 pm
A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 1996, file photo, composer Jerry Herman displays his book "Showtune," in New York. Herman, the Tony Award-winning composer behind "Hello, Dolly!" and "La Cage aux Folles," has died at age 88. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)
December 27, 2019 - 12:52 pm
Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman, who wrote the cheerful, good-natured music and lyrics for such classic shows as "Mame," "Hello, Dolly!" and "La Cage aux Folles," died Thursday. He was 88. His goddaughter Jane Dorian confirmed his death to The Associated Press early Friday. He died of...
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Spike Lee, winner of the award for best adapted screenplay for "BlacKkKlansman" jumps into the arms of presenter Samuel L. Jackson as fellow presenter Brie Larson, right, looks on, at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2019. It was the first Oscar awarded to the veteran filmmaker. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
December 19, 2019 - 1:41 pm
The fabulous reaction Phoebe Waller-Bridge gave when winning a trophy at the Emmy Awards, the time Spike Lee gleefully jumped into the arms of Samuel L. Jackson at the Oscars and a dynamic shot of Maggie Rogers performing at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival are among the top entertainment...
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Taylor Swift attends the world premiere of "Cats," at Alice Tully Hall, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
December 17, 2019 - 10:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a special night for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber as he walked the red carpet for the world premiere of the film adaptation of his Tony Award-winning stage musical “Cats” Monday night. Speaking exclusively to The Associated Press, the 71-year old composer called Taylor Swift “...
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FILE - This April 3, 1980 file photo shows Ron Leibman, from left, his wife Linda Lavin, playwright Neil Simon and Dinah Manoff in New York following the opening of the play "I Ought to be in Pictures." Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony for Tony Kushner's iconic play ”Angels in America," has died after an illness at age 82. Leibman's agent, Robert Attermann, said the actor died Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine, File)
December 06, 2019 - 10:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award for Tony Kushner's iconic play ”Ängels in America," has died after an illness. He was 82. Leibman's agent, Robert Attermann, said the actor died Friday. He...
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FILE - This July 4, 2010 file photo shows American opera singer Jessye Norman performing on the Stravinski Hall stage at the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. Norman died, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. She was 74. (AP Photo/Keystone/Dominic Favre, File)
October 07, 2019 - 3:49 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The public funeral for opera star Jessye Norman has been set for Saturday in Georgia and will feature tributes from actor Laurence Fishburne, civil rights activist Vernon Jordan and Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald. The funeral will be at the William B. Bell Auditorium in...
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Lena Headey, from left, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, of the cast of "Game of Thrones," appear on stage to present the award for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 22, 2019 - 11:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 71st annual Emmy Awards, being presented at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8 p.m. "Game of Thrones" has won the best television drama series Emmy Award. The HBO fantasy epic takes the award for the fourth time in its eighth and final season. It was the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 7, 2009, file photo, actor Phyllis Newman arrives at the 63rd Annual Tony Awards in New York. Newman, a Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran who became the first woman to host “The Tonight Show” before turning her attention to fight for women’s health, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in New York. She was 86. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)
September 15, 2019 - 9:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Phyllis Newman, a Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran who later fought for women's health, has died. She was 86. Newman's son, Adam, says his mother died Sunday of complications in New York from a lung disorder, a longtime illness. Newman won the 1962 Tony for best supporting...
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FILE - In this June 4, 1995 file photo, Harold Prince holds his Tony award for best director in a musical for "Show Boat," at Broadway's Minskoff Theater in New York. Prince, who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as “The Phantom of the Oepra,” "Cabaret," "Company" and "Sweeney Todd" and won a staggering 21 Tony Awards, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, after a brief illness in Reykjavik, Iceland. He was 91. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 31, 2019 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "Sweeney Todd" and won a staggering 21 Tony Awards, has died. Prince was 91. Prince's publicist Rick...
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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 - 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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