Theater

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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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 - 4:15 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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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 - 12:05 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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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2005, file photo, longtime host Jerry Lewis performs during the Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lewis, the comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died. Lewis died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, according to his publicist. He was 91. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
August 20, 2017 - 10:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2005, file photo, longtime host Jerry Lewis performs during the Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lewis, the comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died. Lewis died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, according to his publicist. He was 91. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
August 20, 2017 - 8:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2005, file photo, longtime host Jerry Lewis performs during the Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lewis, the comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died. Lewis died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, according to his publicist. He was 91. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
August 20, 2017 - 5:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2005, file photo, longtime host Jerry Lewis performs during the Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lewis, the comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died. Lewis died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, according to his publicist. He was 91. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
August 20, 2017 - 3:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy...
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