Theater

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 1991 file photo, actor Robert Guillaume poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Guillaume, who won Emmy Awards for his roles on “Soap” and “Benson,” died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 in Los Angeles at age 89. Guillaume’s widow Donna Brown Guillaume says he had been battling prostate cancer. (AP Photo/Chris Martinez, File)
October 24, 2017 - 5:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Guillaume, who rose from squalid beginnings in St. Louis slums to become a star in stage musicals and win Emmy Awards for his portrayal of the sharp-tongued butler in the TV sitcoms "Soap" and "Benson," has died at age 89. Guillaume died at home Tuesday in Los Angeles,...
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FILE- In this July 18, 2006, file photo, poet Richard Wilbur poses for a photo at his home in Cummington, Mass. Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature, died. He was 96. Wilbur died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, night in Belmont, Mass., with his family by his side, according to friend and fellow poet, Dana Gioia. (AP Photo/Nancy Palmieri, File)
October 15, 2017 - 7:50 pm
Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature, died. He was 96. Wilbur died Saturday night in Belmont, Massachusetts, with his...
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FILE - In this March 14, 1993, file photo, Monty Hall, left, recipient of the 2nd Annual George Burns Lifetime Award, laughs with George Burns at the United Jewish Fund tribute to humanitarian Hall, in the Century City section of Los Angeles. Former "Let's Make a Deal" host Hall has died after a long illness at age 96. His daughter Sharon Hall says he died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Julie Markes, File)
October 01, 2017 - 12:24 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Monty Hall, the genial TV game show host whose long-running "Let's Make a Deal" traded on love of money and merchandise and the mystery of which door had the car behind it, has died. He was 96. Hall, who had been in poor health, died Saturday morning of heart failure at...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1986 file photo, actress Anne Jeffreys poses at the Royal Garden Hotel in London. Jeffreys, an actress and opera singer who starred as Marion Kerby in the 1950s TV series "Topper," died, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at age 94. (AP Photo/Penny)
September 28, 2017 - 6:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Anne Jeffreys, the actress and opera singer who likely had her greatest impact on TV audiences as Marion Kerby "the ghostess with the mostess" in the 1950s TV series "Topper," has died. She was 94. Jeffreys, whose husband, actor Robert Sterling, died in 2006, died peacefully in her...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2014 file photo, Jason Mraz performs on NBC's "Today" show in New York. Mraz will make his Broadway debut in the hit musical "Waitress," starting Nov. 3. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
September 28, 2017 - 12:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When he was still a teenager, Jason Mraz considered musical theater as a career option but feared he'd end up frustrated and as a waiter. Now the singer-songwriter is ready to make that jump and he's picked an appropriately titled show — "Waitress." The two-time Grammy Award-winning...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 9, 2016, file photo, singer Idina Menzel looks over her shoulder at photographers at the 2016 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Menzel announced her marriage to actor Aaron Lohr on Sept. 25, 2017. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
September 26, 2017 - 3:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Frozen" star Idina Menzel has married actor Aaron Lohr. Menzel posted wedding pictures to her Facebook page on Monday, writing: "Wanted to let you know... married the love of my life Aaron Lohr this weekend at our home. Dad & son walked me down the aisle. It was magical."...
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September 19, 2017 - 2:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of the now-closed Broadway musical "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" are keeping enthusiasm in the show going by opening a place to serve pierogis like the ones made for show attendees. The New York restaurant is called Samovarchik and is located on the Lower...
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August 29, 2017 - 12:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The playwright best known for the Tony Award-winning play, "The Elephant Man," has died. Bernard Pomerance was 76. Longtime agent Alan Brodie says Pomerance died Saturday of complications from cancer at his home in Galisteo, New Mexico. "The Elephant Man" was based on a true story...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 file photo, Mel Brooks, left, and co-author Thomas Meehan appear on stage at the St. James Theatre in New York. On Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, Martin Charnin said that Meehan, the three-time Tony Award-winning book writer, has died. Meehan was 88. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 22, 2017 - 5:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The three-time Tony Award-winning book writer best known for transforming the Little Orphan Annie cartoon strip into the smash Broadway musical "Annie" has died. Thomas Meehan was 88. Lyricist and longtime friend and "Annie" collaborator Martin Charnin says Meehan died at his New...
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FILE - In a Oct. 16, 1977 file photo, comedian Jerry Lewis cuts up during a haircut for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Lewis was given a $250,000, the promissory note stipulating that he get his hair trimmed. Lewis, the comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in Las Vegas, according to his publicist. He was 91. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File)
August 21, 2017 - 7:35 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis epitomized what it meant to be a survivor in Hollywood. Through ups and downs in popularity, health troubles and weight fluctuations and the sorts of seismic shifts that take place over decades in the entertainment industry, Lewis always figured out a way to battle...
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