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Monday, May 9, 2022

Tony Awards 2022: Here’s the list of the top nominations by Associated Press

"Paradise Square," about a Black and Irish Manhattan neighborhood during the Civil War, had its world premiere at Berkeley Rep.

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 12:01PM
Thursday, April 21, 2022

Robert Morse, two-time Tony-winning actor and Newton native, dies at 90 by Associated Press

"He radiated a wicked joy; it was impossible to watch him without instantly sharing his giddy delight." The post Robert Morse, two-time Tony-winning actor and Newton native, dies at 90 appea…

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 01:33PM
Sunday, April 3, 2022

Grammys live: ‘Summer of Soul wins best music film by Associated Press

First the Oscar, now “Summer of Soul” has claimed Grammy glory The post Grammys live: ‘Summer of Soul wins best music film appeared first on Boston.com.

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 05:07PM

Estelle Harris, ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Toy Story’ actor, dies at 93 by Associated Press

Harris’ agent Michael Eisenstadt confirmed the actor’s death in Palm Desert, California, on Saturday evening. The post Estelle Harris, ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Toy Story’ actor, dies at 9…

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 02:14PM
Thursday, March 24, 2022

Troy Kotsur’s road to making history at the Oscars by Associated Press

Troy Kotsur is just the second actor who’s deaf to be nominated for an Academy Award The post Troy Kotsur’s road to making history at the Oscars appeared first on Boston.com.

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 11:18AM
Friday, March 4, 2022

Harvard senior’s Disney-inspired Korean musical a hit online by Associated Press

“It honestly still feels like I’m dreaming.” The post Harvard senior’s Disney-inspired Korean musical a hit online appeared first on Boston.com.

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 07:40AM
Monday, February 14, 2022

New fresh prince Jabari Banks is ready to conquer ‘Bel-Air’ by Associated Press

"Jabari Banks is such a star and he shines so bright.” The post New fresh prince Jabari Banks is ready to conquer ‘Bel-Air’ appeared first on Boston.com.

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 07:45PM
Thursday, February 10, 2022

Massachusetts ‘Price is Right’ contestant wins trip to… New Hampshire by Associated Press

Catherine Graham had already won a firepit and a love seat when she was picked to go on stage and play for more. The post Massachusetts ‘Price is Right’ contestant wins trip to… New H…

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 10:30PM
Friday, January 21, 2022

Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ rock superstar, dies at 74 by Associated Press

"Bat" remains one of the top-selling albums in history, with worldwide sales of more than 40 million copies. The post Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ rock superstar, dies at 74 appeared fi…

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 04:42AM
Thursday, January 6, 2022

Jennifer Garner named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year by Associated Press

Garner will be the guest of honor at a parade through Harvard Square on Feb. 5. The post Jennifer Garner named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year appeared first on Boston.com.

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 12:49PM
Sunday, December 19, 2021

Paul Rudd hosts 'SNL' sans audience, Charli XCX amid omicron by Associated Press

The long-running sketch comedy show announced on social media Saturday afternoon that the night's episode would tape without a live audience. The post Paul Rudd hosts ‘SNL’ sans audience…

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 01:41PM
Friday, November 26, 2021

Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91 by Associated Press

Sondheim influenced several generations of theater songwriters, particularly with such landmark musicals as “Company,” “Follies” and “Sweeney Todd.” The post Towering musical t…

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 09:25PM
Monday, November 22, 2021

Whole New World: Indian-American Actors Proud in “Aladdin” Play by Associated Press

Diversity in film is important, but in animation, it carries an even heavier, different message. Since animation is mainly geared towards children, it is even more important to have characte…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 12:53PM
Monday, November 15, 2021

Tony Awards Return: “Moulin Rouge!”, “The Inheritance” Win Big by Associated Press

Recognizing excellence in live Broadway theater, the Tony Awards bestowed the jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie, Moulin Rouge! The Musical! and The Inheritance wi…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 07:26AM
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Lauren Ridloff on playing the MCU's first deaf superhero by Associated Press

"I was so overwhelmed with the responsibility of being the first and only deaf superhero. How do I even start to represent people and a community?” The post Lauren Ridloff on playing the M…

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 05:05PM
Sunday, September 26, 2021

List of Tony Awards 2021 winners by Associated Press

Among winners included David Alan Grier, Adrienne Warren, Mary-Louise Parker and more.

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 11:30PM

Tony Awards and TV special hope to be the jab Broadway needs by Associated Press

Sunday's show has been expanded from its typical three hours to four. The post Tony Awards and TV special hope to be the jab Broadway needs appeared first on Boston.com.

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 08:20AM
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles, groundbreaking playwright and director, dies at age 89 by Associated Press

The ‘godfather of modern Black cinema’ is best known for the film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song! Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking playwright, musician and movie director whos…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:36AM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

New Deal for Broadway: NYC Theater Luminaries Agree on Reforms by Associated Press

Following a summit of industry leaders organized by Black Theatre United earlier this year, a coalition of Broadway theater owners, producers, union leaders, creators and casting directors a…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 05:36AM
Thursday, September 2, 2021

Boston College receives a record $75M gift by Associated Press

The gift is the largest estate gift in the private Jesuit university's history. The post Boston College receives a record $75M gift appeared first on Boston.com.

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 09:30PM
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Christina Applegate reveals she has multiple sclerosis by Associated Press

“It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps going.” The post Christina Applegate reveals she has multiple sclerosis appeared first on Boston.com.

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 09:16AM
Friday, August 6, 2021

Comedian Kathy Griffin to undergo surgery for lung cancer ‘even though I’ve never smoked’ by Associated Press

US performer says disease has been caught early and doctors are optimistic about the outcome Kathy Griffin has revealed that she is undergoing surgery for lung cancer and her doctors are opt…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:36PM
Sunday, July 25, 2021

Jackie Mason, comic who perfected amused outrage, dies at 93 by Associated Press

Mason was known for his sharp wit and piercing social commentary, often about being Jewish, men and women, and his own inadequacies. The post Jackie Mason, comic who perfected amused outrage…

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 05:38PM
Sunday, June 13, 2021

Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network,' dies, 83 by Associated Press

Beatty's manager, Deborah Miller, said Beatty died Sunday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by friends and loved ones. The post Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' …

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 08:01PM
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winning 'Moonstruck' star, dies at 89 by Associated Press

Allison Levy her agent at Innovative Artists said Saturday that Dukakis died Saturday morning in her home in New York City.

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 04:39PM
Saturday, April 24, 2021

Embattled producer Scott Rudin resigns from Broadway League by Associated Press

“In stepping back, I intend to work on my issues and do so fully aware that many will feel that this is too little and too late.”

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 02:55PM
Monday, April 19, 2021

Producer Scott Rudin to ‘step back’ after allegations of bullying by Associated Press

Rudin says he is ‘profoundly sorry for the pain my behavior has caused’ following allegations of harassment Amid mounting anger over allegations of bullying, Broadway and Hollywood produ…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:32AM

Viola Davis is named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year by Associated Press

Viola Davis has been named Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 10:30AM
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

'Chernobyl' and 'Harry Potter' actor Paul Ritter dies at 54 by Associated Press

A familiar face to British television viewers and theatregoers, Ritter also played Martin Goodman, the eccentric father of a London Jewish family, in the Channel 4 sitcom “Friday Night Din…

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 10:15AM
Thursday, January 28, 2021

Cicely Tyson, award-winning star of stage and screen, dies at 96 by Associated Press

The star of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and Sounder has died after an illustrious career Cicely Tyson, the pioneering black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role in S…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:37PM

Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking award-winning actor, dead at 96 by Associated Press

Tyson's death was announced by her family, via her manager Larry Thompson, who did not immediately provide additional details.

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 07:20PM