Theater

June 18, 2017 - 5:59 pm
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming is warning audiences about offensive material in a traveling musical after Native American high school students walked out of a performance of "The Fantasticks." The walkout happened Thursday during intermission, The Laramie Boomerang reported. It wasn...
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June 17, 2017 - 2:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" with a Trump-like character who is assassinated had a boisterous new scene this weekend: A 24-year-old activist stormed the stage, yelling, "Do you want Trump to be assassinated?" Police say Laura Loomer was arrested Friday...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2017, file photo provided by The Public Theater, Tina Benko, left, portrays Melania Trump in the role of Caesar's wife, Calpurnia, and Gregg Henry, center left, portrays President Donald Trump in the role of Julius Caesar during a dress rehearsal of The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar in New York. Teagle F. Bougere, center right, plays as Casca, and Elizabeth Marvel, right, as Marc Anthony. Delta Air Lines is pulling its sponsorship of New York's Public Theater for portraying Julius Caesar as the Donald Trump look-alike in a business suit who gets knifed to death on stage, according to its statement Sunday, June 11, 2017. (Joan Marcus/The Public Theater via AP)
June 12, 2017 - 11:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Public Theater is refusing to back down after backlash over its production of "Julius Caesar" that portrays a Donald Trump-like dictator in a business suit with a long tie who gets knifed to death onstage. Delta Air Lines and Bank of America have pulled their sponsorship of the...
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Kevin Spacey and the cast of Dear Evan Hansen perform at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 12, 2017 - 5:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Dear Evan Hansen," a heart-wrenching musical about teen angst, loneliness and suicide in the social media age, has taken top honors at the Tony awards. The show stars 23-year-old Ben Platt in a breakout performance. It won six awards Sunday evening, including best musical and best...
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Bette Midler presents the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2017 - 11:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 11:09 p.m. The Divine Miss M has won her second Tony Award for a celebrated revival of "Hello, Dolly!" Bette Midler won the best actress in a musical trophy for playing as matchmaker and schemer Dolly Levi, who receives her toughest...
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Bette Midler presents the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2017 - 11:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Select list of winners of the 2017 Tony Awards, announced Sunday: Best Musical: "Dear Evan Hansen." Best Play: "Oslo." Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics): "Dear Evan Hansen." Best Revival of a Play: "August Wilson's Jitney." Best Revival of a Musical: "Hello, Dolly!" Best...
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Ben Platt and the cast of "Dear Evan Hansen" perform at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2017 - 10:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Dear Evan Hansen," the touching, heartfelt musical about young outsiders, became very popular as the Tony Awards rumbled toward its conclusion, winning statuettes for best book, score, orchestrations and best featured actress. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who recently won Oscars for...
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Ben Platt and the cast of "Dear Evan Hansen" perform at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2017 - 9:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Dear Evan Hansen," the touching, heartfelt musical about young outsiders, became very popular as the Tony Awards reached its midpoint on Sunday, winning statuettes for best book, score, orchestrations and best featured actress. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who recently won Oscars...
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Laurie Metcalf arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2017 - 9:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 9:38 p.m. Laurie Metcalf has won her first Tony Award, winning best actress honors in "A Doll's House, Part 2." Metcalf, an original member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater, plays Henrik Ibsen's famous heroine, Nora Helmer, 15 years...
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Cynthia Nixon accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a play for "Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes" at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2017 - 9:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Partial list of winners for the 2017 Tony Awards, announced Sunday: Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics): "Dear Evan Hansen." Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Kevin Kline, "Present Laughter." Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play:...
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