Theater

May 20, 2018 - 4:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Broadway and Hollywood star Patricia Morison has died at age 103. Publicist Harlan Boll says Morison died of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles on Sunday. Morison, who acted in films alongside Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, originated the role of an overemotional...
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Actress Irina Starshenbaum, centre, holds a sign with the name of the banned director, Kirill Serebrennikov, as she poses with producer Charles-Evrard Tchekhoff, from left, actors Roma Zver, Teo Yoo, director of photography Vladislav Opelyants and producer Ilya Stewart upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Leto' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 13, 2018 - 4:39 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — Twice the Cannes Film Festival has risen to given standing ovations to empty seats. Chairs were left poignantly vacant for two absent filmmakers whose films are in competition for the Palme d'Or at Cannes. Both Iran's Jafar Panahi and Russia's Kirill Serebrennikov were unable...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2018, file photo, Melissa Benoist poses for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Benoist, who stars in The CW’s hit show, “Supergirl”, will make her Broadway debut as Carole King in Broadway’s hit, "Beautiful—The Carole King Musical." She will play a limited run through Aug. 4. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
May 07, 2018 - 10:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The cast of the Carole King musical on Broadway is getting a super addition. "Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist will make her Broadway debut this summer when she steps into the title character of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," The Associated Press has learned. Benoist, who was...
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In this May 2, 2018, photo, tourists pause to snap photographs from a pew at Trinity Church in New York. Trinity’s nave with its 66-foot vaulted ceiling will be off limits during the $98 million renovation that starts Monday, but a small chapel at the northwest corner will be open. The church’s stained-glass windows will be restored and a new one will be installed at the front of the church facing Broadway. A new organ with more than 7,500 pipes is being built in Germany at a cost of $11.4 million. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
May 06, 2018 - 9:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Trinity Church, a tourist attraction loved for its ties to colonial America and links to a Broadway hit, will be largely closed to visitors during a two-year renovation intended to brighten the church and improve disabled access. The neo-Gothic church surrounded by...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2018 file photo, people gather at a sidewalk memorial for two children who were killed the previous week when they were struck by a car driven by a woman who likely had a seizure behind the wheel, in the Park Slope neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. The driver, Dorothy Bruns, was arrested at her Staten Island home on Thursday May 3 and has been charged with manslaughter. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 03, 2018 - 3:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who had a seizure behind the wheel of her car which then rolled into a Brooklyn crosswalk, killing the 4-year-old daughter of a Tony-award winning actress and a 1-year-old boy, was arrested on manslaughter charges Thursday for deaths that prosecutors said should never have...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016, file photo, Harvey Weinstein attends amfAR's New York Gala honoring him in New York. A private equity firm has emerged as the winning bidder for the Weinstein Co., the film and TV studio forced into bankruptcy by the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 02, 2018 - 2:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A private equity firm emerged Tuesday as the winning bidder for the Weinstein Co., the studio forced into bankruptcy by the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. The Weinstein Co. announced in a statement that no other bidder made a better...
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This image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows a performance of "SpongeBob SquarePants," in New York. The Tony Awards race is dominated by big established brands, including Disney's “Frozen,” J.K. Rowling's “Harry Potter” franchise, Tina Fey's “Mean Girls” and Nickelodeon's “SpongeBob SquarePants.” The nominations for the 72nd Tony Awards will be announced on Tuesday, May 1. (Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan-Brown via AP)
May 01, 2018 - 3:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Awards race this year seems to be dominated by big established brands — Disney's "Frozen," J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter," Tina Fey's "Mean Girls" and Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants." The nominations are set for Tuesday morning, co-hosted by "Hamilton" alum Leslie Odom...
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April 30, 2018 - 7:04 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The lead actor in a production of the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton has called out Salt Lake City theater-goers who pulled out their cellphones during performances in Utah. Soon after the show ended, Joseph Morales called the behavior shockingly rude in a Tweet on Sunday...
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**HOLD FOR STORY TITLED Japan-Sexual Misconduct BY YURI KAGEYAMA **A 20-year-old actress, who goes by the name Chino, right, speaks to journalists at the Tokyo courthouse Friday April, 27, 2018 in Tokyo. Chino, leader of Tokyo-based theater troupe TremendousCircus, who won a settlement last week from a director she said sexually harassed her said Friday that she plans to use the money to start a #MeToo group for Japan's entertainment industry. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
April 27, 2018 - 6:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese actress who won a settlement last week from a director she said sexually harassed her said Friday that she plans to use the money to start a #MeToo group for Japan's entertainment industry. "I don't know any theater groups that don't have power or sexual harassment," the 20-...
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Tom Cruise, star of the upcoming film "Mission: Impossible - Fallout," addresses the audience during the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2018, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 25, 2018 - 11:28 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paramount Pictures is ready for its comeback story. On Wednesday at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, studio chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos announced a sequel to the breakthrough thriller "A Quiet Place," two new Star Trek movies and trotted out its biggest star, Tom Cruise,...
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