Theater

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 - 12:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — If last year's Tony Award nomination announcement was pretty straightforward, this year's process is much, much messier. The question around this time in 2016 was just how many Tony nods the megahit "Hamilton" would earn. This season, with 13 new musicals all vying for the biggest...
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After fans braved blazing temperatures approaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) outside as they lined up on Hollywood Boulevard in the hopes of snagging tickets for the Los Angeles run of the Broadway smash "Hamilton," the operators of the Hollywood Pantages reroute the line for the box office through the air-conditioned theater's lobby and even onto the stage Sunday, April 30, 2017. Hundreds of people who queued up starting in the early morning were relieved to get out of the hot sun. (Rosalie Fox via AP)
April 30, 2017 - 6:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Theater fans braved blazing temperatures as they lined up on Hollywood Boulevard in the hopes of snagging tickets for the Los Angeles run of the Broadway smash "Hamilton." As temperatures approached 90 on Sunday, officials with the Hollywood Pantages rerouted the line for the box...
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April 30, 2017 - 6:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Theater fans braved blazing temperatures as they lined up on Hollywood Boulevard in the hopes of snagging tickets for the Los Angeles run of the Broadway smash "Hamilton." As temperatures approached 90 on Sunday, officials with the Hollywood Pantages rerouted the line for the box...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2016 file photo, James Earl Jones arrives at the Tony Awards in New York. The Tony Awards Administration Committee said Thursday that Jones will receive the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at the June 11 Tony Awards. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
April 27, 2017 - 1:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Tony Award winner James Earl Jones will soon get a third — for lifetime achievement. The Tony Awards Administration Committee said Thursday that Jones will receive the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre on June 11 at the Tony Awards. Jones, the voice...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2008 file photo, Alicia Keys, left, performs with Kathleen Battle at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. A Broadway producer has admitted scamming his friends and others into investing more than $165,000 in a nonexistent play about opera star Battle supposedly starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o. Roland Scahill pleaded guilty in New York on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, to grand larceny and fraud charges. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
April 26, 2017 - 9:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Broadway producer admitted on Wednesday that he scammed his friends and others into investing more than $165,000 in a nonexistent play about opera star Kathleen Battle supposedly starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o. Roland Scahill pleaded guilty in state Supreme Court to grand...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2016 file photo, Kevin Spacey attends the "Elvis & Nixon" world premiere screening during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Spacey has been picked to host this year’s Tony Awards on June 11, 2017 Radio City Music Hall in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
April 18, 2017 - 1:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Spacey has been picked to host this year's Tony Awards, putting the award-winning star of "House of Cards" in the unenviable position of steering a telecast surely facing a post-"Hamilton" hangover. The telecast on June 11 will originate from the 6,000-seat Radio City Music...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2016 file photo, Kevin Spacey attends the "Elvis & Nixon" world premiere screening during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Spacey has been picked to host this year’s Tony Awards on June 11, 2017 Radio City Music Hall in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
April 18, 2017 - 1:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Spacey has been picked to host this year's Tony Awards, putting the award-winning star of "House of Cards" in the unenviable position of steering a telecast surely facing a post-"Hamilton" hangover. The telecast on June 11 will originate from the 6,000-seat Radio City Music...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2016, file photo, Patti Murin attends the world premiere of "Me Before You," in New York. Disney Theatrical Productions announced Monday, April 17, 2017 that Murin and Cassie Levy will star in the upcoming stage adaptation of “Frozen." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 17, 2017 - 2:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The upcoming stage adaptation of "Frozen" has found its sisters Anna and Elsa — they'll be played by two Broadway veterans in Patti Murin and Cassie Levy. Disney Theatrical Productions unveiled the pair Monday. Levy has starred on Broadway in "Ghost," ''Wicked" and the 2014 revival...
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April 17, 2017 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The upcoming stage adaptation of "Frozen" has found its sisters Anna and Elsa — they'll be played by two Broadway veterans in Patti Murin and Cassie Levy. Disney Theatrical Productions unveiled the pair Monday. Levy has starred on Broadway in "Ghost," ''Wicked" and the 2014 revival...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2015 file photo, Andy Karl attends the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards at the NYU Skirball Center in New York. Producers of the Broadway musical "Groundhog Day" say it will open as planned, but injured star Karl's status is unclear. Karl hurt himself during a preview performance Friday, April 14, 2017, forcing the cancellation of Saturday's matinee. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
April 15, 2017 - 7:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of the Broadway musical "Groundhog Day" said it will open as planned, but injured star Andy Karl's status was unclear. Karl hurt himself during a preview performance Friday, forcing the cancellation of Saturday's matinee. Understudy Andrew Call was to fill in for him at...
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