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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
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher, of Siegfried & Roy, dies aged 81 by Guardian Staff and Associated Press

The surviving member of duo Siegfried & Roy has died of cancer in Las Vegas after his magic partner died last year German news agency dpa is reporting that illusionist Siegfried Fischbac…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:32PM
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Kennedy Center to honor Garth Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, Joan Baez, more by Associated Press

Actress-choreographer Debbie Allen and violin virtuoso Midori also will be honored.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:26PM
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Now playing at the mall parking lot: drag shows, movies by Associated Press

After being closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic, malls are bringing all types of drive-in entertainment to their massive parking lots, hoping to lure people back to their prope…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:40AM
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

South Bay high schooler, 4 others named National Student Poets by Associated Press

Five high school juniors, residing everywhere from Lake Worth, Florida, to Saratoga, California, have been named National Student Poets.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 08:44AM
Sunday, July 5, 2020

Broadway veteran Nick Cordero dies from coronavirus complications by Associated Press

Cordero died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai hospital after more than 90 days in the hospital, according to his wife.

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 10:08PM
Monday, June 29, 2020

Broadway coronavirus shutdown extended to January 2021 by Associated Press

Broadway theaters abruptly closed on March 12.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:42PM
Friday, June 19, 2020

'Alien,' 'Lord of the Rings' actor Ian Holm dies at 88 by Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless / Associated Press

Holm gained a supporting-actor Oscar nomination for portraying pioneering athletics coach Sam Mussabini in the hit 1982 film “Chariots of Fire.”

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 03:40PM
Monday, June 15, 2020

Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony because of coronavirus by Associated Press

The Academy’s Board of Governors also decided to extend the eligibility window for feature films.

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 02:59PM
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Christo, artist known for massive, fleeting displays, dies by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 84.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 05:38PM
Monday, May 11, 2020

Jerry Stiller, comedian and 'Seinfeld' actor, dies at 92 by Associated Press

The comedy veteran created some of the Emmy-winning show’s most enduring moments as the fiery Frank Costanza.

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 05:52AM
Saturday, May 9, 2020

Remdesivir to be shipped to 6 states, following its FDA clearance last week by Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Saturday that it is delivering 140 cases of the drug remdesivir to Illinois, 110 cases to New Jersey, 40 cases to Michigan, 30 case…

SOURCE: Boston Globe at 01:00PM

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