Theater

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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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2015 file photo, SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg attends the world premiere of "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water" in New York. Hillenburg died Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 of ALS. He was 57. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
November 27, 2018 - 3:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Hillenburg, who used his dual loves of drawing and marine biology to spawn the absurd undersea world of "SpongeBob SquarePants," has died, Nickelodeon announced Tuesday. Hillenburg died Monday of Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as ALS, the cable network said in a...
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In a Sept. 28, 2012 photo, Ricky Jay attends the premiere of "Life of Pi" at the 50th annual New York Film Festival opening night gala in New York. Jay, a magician, historian of oddball entertainers and actor who appeared in "Boogie Nights" and other films, died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, according to his manager Winston Simone. He was 72. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
November 25, 2018 - 10:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ricky Jay, a magician, historian of oddball entertainers and actor who appeared in "Boogie Nights" and other films, has died. He was 72. Jay died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, according to his manager Winston Simone. Jay died Saturday. Jay appeared in several films...
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Performers take cover from the cold as they move through Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
November 23, 2018 - 2:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Macy's is apologizing for "technical difficulties" after fans watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade ripped into singer Rita Ora for what they saw as awkward lip-syncing. The British singer appeared out of sync...
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People watch the floats from a balcony during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
November 22, 2018 - 6:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Frigid weather and blustery winds didn't chill the enthusiasm at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, where spectators bundled up in blankets and sleeping bags and the giant character balloons flew lower than usual. SpongeBob, Charlie Brown, the Grinch and other big balloons were...
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November 16, 2018 - 12:01 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore theater with menace when he began shouting "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" during intermission of a classic play set in a Jewish village in czarist Russia. The patron's outburst during a Wednesday night production of "Fiddler on the Roof" sent...
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