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Monday, July 9, 2018

Geoffrey Rush pulls out of Australian stage production by Associated Press

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has pulled out of Shakespeare stage production in Australia as he sues a Sydney newspaper for defamation.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Bangkok hosts Indian film industry’s biggest annual event by Associated Press

The Indian film industry’s biggest annual event is being held in Bangkok with awards given to top Bollywood actors and movies, and dazzling performances by Indian artists.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Robert De Niro bleeped at Tony Awards for Trump F-bomb by Associated Press

NEW YORK — With a bleep on live television and double fists raised in the air, Robert De Niro got the theater crowd on its feet at the Tony Awards with a rousing political introduction of …

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

2 grown up Harry Potters will compete on Broadway soon by Associated Press

This fall, Broadway-goers will get a chance to see both Harry Potter and “Harry Potter.”

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Australian playwright disappointed censors axed Beijing play by Associated Press

Renowned Australian playwright David Williamson says he is disappointed Chinese censors have canceled a production of his play “The Removalists” for the official reason that it contains …

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Parkland drama teacher who saved 65 to receive special Tony award by Associated Press

Melody Herzfeld, the one-woman drama department at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, ‘overwhelmed’ by honorThe special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to the drama teacher at …

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Romanian director Pintilie, who irked communists, dead at 84 by Associated Press

Romanian theater director and filmmaker Lucian Pintilie, who emigrated after falling out with the communists and then made a career in France and the U.S., has died. He was 84.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Second City, DePaul offer comedy filmmaking degree by Associated Press

Chicago's famed improv comedy theater Second City is teaming up with DePaul University to offer degrees in comedy filmmaking. The comedy troupe already has its own film school but is collabo…

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

‘Mean Girls’ and ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical’ lead Tony Awards nominations with 12 nods each by Associated Press

‘Mean Girls’ and ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical’ lead Tony Awards nominations with 12 nods each.

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‘Mean Girls,’ ‘SpongeBob,’ ‘Angels in America’ lead 2018 Tony Award nominations by Associated Press

Chicagoans Jessie Mueller, Laurie Metcalf and David Cromer are among this year's list of nominees.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Jacques d’Amboise at 83: Still making kids feel like dancing by Associated Press

On a recent weekend morning, a cavernous basement studio in Harlem was chock full, throbbing with music, and hopping with energy — literally. It was alumni day at the National Dance Instit…

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Monday, April 23, 2018

New film explores the best Broadway musicals you never saw by Associated Press

A new documentary by Susan Stroman called "Bathtubs Over Broadway" allows audiences into this secret world.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

German theater asks guests to wear swastikas for Hitler play by Associated Press

A theater in southern Germany is proceeding with plans to open a satirical play about Adolf Hitler’s youth in which some patrons will be wearing swastika armbands.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Simply the best? UK critics praise Tina Turner stage musical by Associated Press

LONDON — British theater critics are praising a new stage musical about the life of Tina Turner — and it also has the approval of the star herself.Turner was in the audience for the ope…

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Simply the best? UK critics praise Tina Turner stage musical by Associated Press

The show charts Turner's small-town roots, her musical apprenticeship alongside abusive husband Ike Turner and her solo breakthrough in the 1980s.

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Pop singers, Broadway-stars Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will co-host Tonys by Associated Press

The Tony Awards ceremony will be held June 10 at Radio City Music Hall.

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Pop singers-turned-Broadway-stars Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will co-host this summer's Tony Awards by Associated Press

Pop singers-turned-Broadway-stars Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will co-host the Tony Awards, the theater industry's biggest ceremony. They take over hosting duties from Kevin Spacey, the d…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

David Copperfield: lawsuit reveals disappearing act trick by Associated Press

British man claims he suffered brain injury when he fell while participating in Las Vegas showJurors got a rare behind-the-scenes look at a David Copperfield disappearing act during testimon…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Prominent Canadian theater figure faces harassment claims by Associated Press

A prominent figure in the Canadian theater world and the company he founded are facing four separate lawsuits alleging sexual assault and harassment.

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Ellen Page marries New York dance teacher Emma Portner by Associated Press

Ellen Page is now a married woman.

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Canadian theater founder suspended amid harassment claims by Associated Press

A prominent figure in the Canadian arts world was suspended Wednesday by the theater company he co-founded amid four lawsuits by actresses who allege he exposed himself, groped them and othe…

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Most Broadway shows offer half-off ticket deals this month by Associated Press

On Broadway, there might be a lot of snow right now, but there’s also a bargain.

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Arthur Miller archive going to University of Texas library by Associated Press

The archives of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller, which shed light on seven decades of his works, will be going on display at the University of Texas.

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AP PHOTOS: Talented young dancers compete in Chicago by Associated Press

Hundreds of ballet dancers between the ages of 9 and 19 have been auditioning in Chicago at the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals.

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Swiss ballet competition showcases young dancers’ skills by Associated Press

Eight young dancers have emerged from an annual competition in Switzerland with ballet scholarships.

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Truly best in show: Westminster winner making Broadway debut by Associated Press

America’s new top dog is set to become best in a Broadway show.

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Investigation clears former NYC Ballet leader Peter Martins by Associated Press

A two-month investigation has found no verifiable sexual harassment or physical abuse by former New York City Ballet leader Peter Martins.

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The Latest: ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘I, Tonya’ costumes celebrated by Associated Press

The Latest on the Costume Designers Guild Awards (all times local):

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Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker expected at the Oscars by Associated Press

Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker will be at the Academy Awards — or at least the actors who play them onscreen.

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Sean Lavery, former New York City Ballet star, dies at 61 by Associated Press

New York City Ballet dancer Sean Lavery, whose career was cut short when he was diagnosed with a spinal tumor, has died at age 61.

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Tony-award winning actress injured; daughter killed in wreck by Associated Press

Authorities say the 4-year-old daughter of a Tony-award winning actress was killed along with a 1-year-old friend when a driver slammed into them on a Brooklyn street.

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