Theater

FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall, during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, in New York. The long-gesticulating Franklin biopic “Respect” is going ahead with stage director Liesel Tommy set to direct. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
January 10, 2019 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The long-gestating Aretha Franklin biopic "Respect" is going ahead with stage director Liesel Tommy set to direct. MGM announced Thursday that Tommy will helm the film, which is to star Jennifer Hudson. The "Dreamgirls" actress was cast as the late Queen of Soul in January 2018...
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This undated photo provided by the Bexar County Sheriff's Office in San Antonio, Texas shows Christopher Davila. Police in San Antonio say the reported abduction of Davila's missing 8-month-old boy was staged to cover up "foul play" involving the child. Police Chief William McManus declined to elaborate Monday, Jan.7, 2018, on whether he believes King Jay Davila is alive. He would only say that investigators "believe there was foul play." Christopher Davila, told police Friday that his son was in his car when the vehicle was stolen. (Bexar County Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 08, 2019 - 5:14 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio father staged the abduction of his 8-month-old son in a fake car theft plot to cover up "foul play," and the infant has still not been found, police said. The baby's father, Christopher Davila, was charged with child endangerment hours after reporting Friday that...
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FILE - This Jan. 19, 2012 file photo shows a Broadway street sign in New York. Fans of show tunes are getting another place to get their fix now that iHeartRadio has launched a Broadway channel and digital hub. iHeartRadio Broadway on Monday started offering streaming music from Broadway shows and a companion website will offer news, videos, interviews and podcasts. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
January 07, 2019 - 3:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The labor union representing theatrical performers is demanding that its members no longer participate in any developmental stage work with commercial producers, putting Broadway's pipeline of new musicals and plays under threat. Actors' Equity, which represents more than 51,000...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Newman Police Department shows Officer Ronil Singh. The Northern California police officer was gunned down during a traffic stop the day after Christmas 2018. (Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department via AP,File)
January 04, 2019 - 7:57 pm
NEWMAN, Calif. (AP) — The flag-draped casket of a California police officer who authorities say was shot to death by a man in the country illegally was carried in a procession Friday through the streets he once patrolled to a public viewing in a community theater. The killing of Cpl. Ronil Singh...
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January 04, 2019 - 12:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NAACP Image Awards will be televised live for the first time from the Dolby Theatre. NAACP and TV One officials announced Thursday that the 50th awards ceremony will be televised on the cable network at the venue in Hollywood, California, on March 30. The event will spotlight...
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Confetti drops over the crowd as the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's celebration in Times Square as seen from the Marriott Marquis in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
January 02, 2019 - 5:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway producers had plenty of reasons to pop the bubbly as 2018 wound down, with many shows recording their most profitable weeks despite some eye-popping ticket prices. Eight shows last week earned more than $2 million for the week ending Dec. 30, led by "Hamilton," ''The Lion...
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December 28, 2018 - 7:57 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Frank Adonis, an actor best known for his roles in Martin Scorsese films including "Goodfellas," ''Raging Bull" and "Casino," has died. He was 83. His wife, Denise, told TMZ and Fox News that he died Wednesday in Las Vegas after several years of illness, mostly from kidney problems...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2009 file photo, Italian Daniele Gatti conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra during the opening night gala of Carnegie Hall's 119th season in New York. Rome’s opera house on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 said that the theater is defending hiring conductor Gatti, who was fired by a Dutch orchestra this year over #metoo allegations. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, file)
December 07, 2018 - 10:45 am
ROME (AP) — Rome's opera house on Friday defended hiring conductor Daniele Gatti, who was fired by an Amsterdam-based orchestra last summer over sexual misconduct allegations. Teatro dell'Opera di Roma spokesman Renato Bossa said that the theater signed Gatti this week to a contract running through...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2006 file photo, actors Philip Bosco and Swoosie Kurtz, who are appearing in George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House," pose at the American Airlines Theatre in New York. Bosco, the Tony Award-winning actor known for his roles in films "Working Girl" and "The Savages," has died age 88. The actor's daughter, Celia Bosco, said her father died Monday night, Dec. 3, 2018, at his home in Haworth, N.J. She says her father had complications with dementia, which is commonly caused by Alzheimer's disease. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
December 04, 2018 - 9:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Philip Bosco, the Tony Award-winning actor known for his roles in films "Working Girl" and "The Savages," has died. He was 88. The actor's daughter, Celia Bosco, said her father died Monday night at his home in Haworth, New Jersey. She says her father had complications with...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018 file photo, Hugh Jackman arrives at the Governors Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Jackman will launch his first ever world tour next year, performing at arenas mostly reserved for pop, rock and rap stars. Jackman announced his “The Man. The Music. The Show.” tour on Thursday, Nov. 29, which will feature Jackman singing songs from “The Greatest Showman,” “Les Miserables” and Broadway musicals, among other selections. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
November 29, 2018 - 10:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman will launch his first ever world tour next year, performing at arenas mostly reserved for pop, rock and rap stars. The multi-talented entertainer announced his "The Man. The Music. The Show." tour on Thursday, which will feature Jackman singing songs from "The Greatest...
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