Theater

May 14, 2017 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is bringing back its "must-see TV" Thursday franchise this fall with the revival of "Will & Grace," and by moving its heartwarming hit "This is Us" to the same night. The network announced its schedule Sunday, kicking off the annual week where broadcasters outline next...
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May 12, 2017 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox network is getting in the Christmas spirit with its announcement Friday of "A Christmas Story," a live TV musical scheduled for December. The three-hour special is inspired by the film "A Christmas Story" and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway show, "A Christmas Story: The...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, J. K. Rowling attends the world premiere of "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" in New York. The stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will come to Broadway's The Lyric Theatre in the spring of 2018, producers said Thursday, May 4, 2017, with an opening set for April. The play recently won nine Olivier Awards in London, including best new play. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 04, 2017 - 11:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has become London's theater event of the year. Now Broadway will shortly be under its spell, too. Producers said Thursday that the show will come to The Lyric Theatre in the spring of 2018, with an opening set for April. The play...
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Rihanna attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition on Monday, May 1, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
May 02, 2017 - 6:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A thunderous drumbeat echoed through the cocktail reception at the Met Gala. Either an earthquake was hitting the Upper East Side of Manhattan, or the glittering assembly of guests was being called in to dinner. Hasan Minhaj, a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," was...
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This image released by Matt Ross Public Relations shows Denee Benton during a performance of "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," in New York. The musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Chad Batka/Matt Ross Public Relations via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 3:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A year after falling head-over-heels for a musical about Alexander Hamilton, the Broadway community threw its arms wide open at the 2017 Tony Award nominations, handing out nods to 25 shows in a season notable for its breathtaking range. "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of...
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Rihanna attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition on Monday, May 1, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
May 02, 2017 - 3:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A thunderous drumbeat echoed through the cocktail reception at the Met Gala. Either an earthquake was hitting the Upper East Side of Manhattan, or the glittering assembly of guests was being called in to dinner. Hasan Minhaj, a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," was...
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Col. Bruce Hampton performs at "Hampton 70," his all-star jam celebration of his 70th birthday Monday, May 1, 2017, at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Hampton, a musician, died after collapsing on stage at the end of the the star-studded birthday concert in his honor, authorities said. (Melissa Ruggieri/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 1:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — When Col. Bruce Hampton slowly fell to his knees during the finale of his star-studded birthday concert, fans and musicians alike thought it was another one of his quirky performance acts. As 14-year-old guitar phenom Brandon "Taz" Niederauer tore into a blistering solo, the 70-year-...
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This image released by Matt Ross Public Relations shows Josh Groban during a performance of "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," in New York. The musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Chad Batka/Matt Ross Public Relations via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 12:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," a musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, which also saw nods for Bette Midler, Kevin Kline, Josh Groban, Danny DeVito and Cate...
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This image released by Boneau.Bryan-Brown shows, foreground from left, John Earl Jelks, Michelle Wilson, Johanna Day and Alison Wright during a performance of Lynn Nottage's play, "Sweat," at Studio 54 in New York. The play, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for drama on April 10, is a likely contender for a Tony Award for best play. Tony Award nominations will be announced on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan-Brown via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," a sung-through musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, which also saw nods for Bette Midler, Kevin Kline, Josh Groban, Danny...
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This image released by O&M/DKC shows Ben Platt, center, during a performance of "Dear Evan Hansen." Platt, the star of “Dear Evan Hansen,” with songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the recent Oscar winners for "City of Stars" from the movie “La La Land,” is a shoo-in for a nomination for best actor in a musical. Tony Award nominations will be announced on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Matthew Murphy/O&M/DKC via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 12:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — If last year's Tony Award nomination announcement was pretty simple, this year's is much, much messier. The question around this time in 2016 was just how many Tony nods the megahit "Hamilton" would earn. This season there's a glut of 13 musicals all vying for four best new musical...
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