Theater

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004 file photo, the Mountain View Officers' Club, built in 1942, is shown, at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. The structure is the last of over 14,000 wooden structures built at the fort to house, train,and care for black soldiers preparing for World War II. Once slated for destruction, efforts are now underway to restore the building to its WWII condition. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
July 06, 2018 - 11:23 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grants totaling $1.1 million will help support important African-American heritage sites including the homes of jazz musician John Coltrane and playwright August Wilson, a Virginia location central to the slave trade and civil rights locations in Birmingham, a preservation group...
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In this Tuesday, June 19, 2018, photo, Joel Grey, director of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production of a Yiddish-language version of "Fiddler on the Roof," is interviewed at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 03, 2018 - 3:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It might seem meshuga — crazy — to stage a beloved musical in a language that most of the audience won't understand. But Tevye the dairyman and his family will speak Yiddish in an off-Broadway production of "Fiddler on the Roof" directed by Oscar and Tony winner Joel Grey. Previews...
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OBIT - In this April 27, 2015 file photo choreographer Gillian Lynne arrives to delivers her speech during a press presentation to promote the musical Cats, in Paris, France. Choreographer Gillian Lynne, who worked closely for many years with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber on some of his most famous works, has died in London. She was 92. Her husband, the actor Peter Land, said on Twitter that she died Sunday evening at the Princess Grace Hospital. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 02, 2018 - 8:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Choreographer Gillian Lynne, who worked closely for many years with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber on some of his most famous works, has died in London. She was 92. Her husband, the actor Peter Land, said on Twitter that she died Sunday evening at the Princess Grace Hospital. He said...
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June 19, 2018 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A musical about the King of Pop is moonwalking to Broadway. The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage are unveiling plans for a stage musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson. They hope it will be ready for Broadway by 2020. The story for the still-untitled musical...
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Students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama department react after performing "Seasons of Love" at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 12, 2018 - 4:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The drama students from Florida's Parkland school have made another surprise stage appearance in New York. This time it was at a fundraiser in Central Park for The Public Theater. The benefit Monday night included a production of the 1978 Tony-nominated show, "Runaways" by the late...
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CORRECTS NAME OF SCHOOL TO MARJORY FROM MARJORIE - Melody Herzfeld, drama teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, accepts the award for excellence in theatre education at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2018 - 10:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A drama teacher recalled all the lessons she learned in the arts as she barricaded students in a closet during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Melody Herzfeld was presented with the 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award during the Tony Awards on Sunday. She described...
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Robert De Niro introduces a performance by Bruce Springsteen at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2018 - 12:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert De Niro got the theater crowd on its feet at the Tony Awards when he dropped a couple of bleeped F-bombs in relation to President Donald Trump, and has gotten some support from playwright Tony Kushner. The legendary actor's sharp words came in a rousing political introduction...
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Orin Wolf, center, and the cast and crew of "The Band's Visit" accept the award for best musical at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 10, 2018 - 11:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The American, grown-up musical "The Band's Visit" outmuscled the acclaimed and sprawling British import "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" for the most Tony Awards on Sunday, capturing 10 statuettes, including best musical, on a night where the theme of acceptance flowed through...
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View of the stage at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 10, 2018 - 10:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Katrina Lenk has won the Tony Award for best actress in a musical for her work in "The Band's Visit." In the musical, Lenk plays a cafe owner in a small Israeli town who helps a lost Egyptian orchestra. Before rehearsals...
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May 24, 2018 - 11:19 am
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Actress and comedian Tina Fey has made a surprise visit to her former Pennsylvania high school. District officials say Fey stopped by Upper Darby High School in Upper Darby Wednesday to film a promotional video for her Broadway musical "Mean Girls." Fey graduated from Upper...
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