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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Rihanna donates $5 million to relief efforts by Associated Press

“Never has it been more important or urgent to protect and prepare marginalized and underserved communities –those who will be hit hardest by this pandemic,” CLF’s executive director…

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Actor-comedian Orson Bean, 91, hit and killed by car in LA by Associated Press

The Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed Bean's Friday night death, saying it was being investigated as a “traffic-related” fatality.

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Elizabeth Banks named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year, honored with a parade at Harvard by Associated Press

Previous winners of this award include: Ella Fitzgerald, Meryl Streep and Halle Berry.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Elizabeth Banks to be honored by Harvard's Hasty Pudding with Jan. 31 parade by Associated Press

“Elizabeth is a role model to all of the young women in the Theatricals, especially in a year with a female writer, female producers, and a majority female cast."

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Jerry Herman, Broadway composer of Hello, Dolly!, dies aged 88 by Associated Press

Writer of music and lyrics to shows such as La Cage aux Folles won two Tony awards for best musical The composer Jerry Herman, who wrote the cheerful, good-natured music and lyrics for such…

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Friday, December 13, 2019

World-renowned artist tries 1,000-year time lapse photo of Lake Tahoe by Associated Press

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — An artist is starting a 1,000-year photography project in hopes of changing the impacts of climate change at Lake Tahoe.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Beverly-based children's theatre closing amid misconduct allegations by Associated Press

James Solomon, the theater’s interim president, said the organization is in a “precarious financial situation.”

Linked From Boston Globe at 06:28PM
Sunday, October 6, 2019

Madcap confetti-throwing comic Rip Taylor has died at 84 by Associated Press

Rip Taylor, the madcap mustached comedian with a fondness for confetti-throwing who became a television game show mainstay in the 1970s, has died

Linked From Boston Globe at 10:27PM
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Friday, August 2, 2019

San Francisco high school draws crowd to view George Washington mural some call racist by Associated Press

Over 100 people packed the lobby of a San Francisco public high school to view a controversial mural criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people.

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Hal Prince, Broadway legend and 21-time Tony winner, dies aged 91 by Associated Press

Prince oversaw such landmark musicals as Cabaret, Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Evita and The Phantom of the Opera Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries…

Linked From The Guardian at 05:33AM
Sunday, July 21, 2019

Retired Rhode Island couple holds essay contest for 'Hamilton' tickets by Associated Press

Lou Viola and Celeste Ferendo, of Tiverton, are asking students to write a one-page essay.

Linked From Boston Globe at 12:52PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Emmy-winning actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88 by Associated Press

The free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in theater, television and movies passed away Tuesday afternoon.

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Martin Charnin, Tony-winning ‘Annie’ lyricist who was active in Seattle-area musical-theater scene, dies at 84 by The Associated Press and Misha Berson

Martin Charnin, who won a Tony Award for the score of the Broadway hit “Annie,” and who lived in Issaquah during the 2000s when he became active in the Seattle theater scene, died Saturd…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Lithgow, Bening and more stars to perform Mueller report by Associated Press

John Lithgow, Anette Bening and more stars to perform live reading of Mueller report

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Latest: ‘Hadestown’ wins Tony Award for best new musical by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local):

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Ali Stroker made Tony Awards history with emotional win by Associated Press

The ceremony featured what may have been one of the most joyous Tony moments in years.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97 by Associated Press

"Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death," The Doris Day Animal Foundation said in an emailed st…

Linked From Boston Globe at 09:23AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Dave Chappelle to receive Mark Twain Prize for humor by Associated Press

Comedian Dave Chappelle has been chosen to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The 45-year-old Chappelle shot to international stardom through his Comedy Central program…

Linked From The Baltimore Sun at 05:41AM
Friday, May 3, 2019

Tony nominee Sarah Stiles puts puppets aside for ‘Tootsie’ by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Some records on Broadway are bound to fall one day and others are surely safe for all time. Sarah Stiles has one that's hard to top.

Linked From Boston Herald at 12:53PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tony Awards 2019 nominations: 'Hadestown' leads with 14 nods by Associated Press

“Hadestown,” singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell's Broadway debut, leads the Tony Award nominations with 14 nods,        

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‘Hadestown,’ ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ lead Tony Award nominations by Associated Press

"Hadestown" received 14 nominations, while "Ain't Too Proud" got 12.

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'Hadestown' leads Tony Award nominations with 14 nods by Associated Press

Stage adaptations of "Tootsie" and "Beetlejuice" also got best musical nominations.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

‘Children of a Lesser God’ playwright Mark Medoff has died at 79 by Associated Press

Medoff wrote 30 plays and wrote, produced or directed 19 movies.

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Sting is heading to Las Vegas in 2020 for new residency 'Sting: My Songs' by Associated Press

Sixteen performances of “Sting: My Songs” will take place at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, beginning May 22, 2020.        

Linked From USA Today at 01:13PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

'Mary Tyler Moore Show' actress Georgia Engel dies at 70 by Associated Press

"I know the world will be sad and sorry. She touched so many people."

Linked From Boston Globe at 10:13PM
Friday, April 12, 2019

Ben Platt puts some distance between him and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ with debut album by Associated Press

It was important to Platt, that his first album as an artist take him on a different path from the music he performed in his acting roles.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Teens charged with arson that destroyed historic theater by Associated Press

Two Connecticut teenagers have been arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed the historic American Shakespeare Theatre, where Katharine Hepburn, Christopher Plummer, James Earl Jone…

Linked From Boston Globe at 05:35PM
Sunday, April 7, 2019

The Latest: ‘The Inheritance’ named best new play in London by Associated Press

“The Inheritance” has been named best new play at British theater’s Olivier Awards

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Stars to celebrate British stage at Olivier theater awards by Associated Press

Actors and other theater professionals are preparing for Britain’s annual Olivier Awards ceremony, where musicals “Come From Away” and “Company” lead the nominations with nine apie…

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