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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tavis Smiley stage production to showcase last year of King’s life by Associated Press

"Death of a King: A Live Theatrical Experience" is based on Smiley's 2014 book of the same title.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Springsteen, Schumer among celebs headed to Broadway this fall by Associated Press

If your upcoming travel plans include New York, here's a look at some of the highlights of the first half of the 2017-18 Broadway season.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Lauren. Ralph Lauren. Designer conjures 007 in opulent show by Associated Press

As Fashion Week drew to a close, Ralph Lauren threw a runway show unmatched in its opulence, bringing 300 guests to his private suburban garage, where they sipped champagne and watched model…

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Acclaimed UK production of ‘Angels in America’ heads to NY by Associated Press

Britain’s National Theatre says its acclaimed production of “Angels in America” is heading to Broadway.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Bruce Springsteen extends his Broadway concerts into February by Associated Press

His five-show-a-week stand at the Walter Kerr Theatre begins previews Oct. 3 ahead of an Oct. 12 opening at the intimate 960-seat venue.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

‘The Elephant Man’ playwright Bernard Pomerance dies at 76 by Associated Press

"The Elephant Man" was based on a true story and has been frequently revived since its 1979 New York debut.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Germans petition for release of Russian theater director by Associated Press

Two German theater figures are calling on Russian authorities to drop a criminal investigation of a Russian director who has been put under house arrest for allegedly embezzling government f…

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tony-winning ‘Annie’ writer Thomas Meehan dies at 88 by Associated Press

Meehan's other shows include "Young Frankenstein" with Brooks, "Cry-Baby" with O'Donnell, "Elf" with Bob Martin, "Chaplin" with Christopher Curtis, "Bombay Dreams" with Meera Syal and the mu…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Thomas Meehan, Tony-winning story writer of ‘Annie,’ dies by Associated Press

Meehan wrote the books for three shows that ran over 2,000 performances on Broadway: "Annie," "The Producers" and "Hairspray."

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Dick Gregory, pioneering US comedian and activist, dies aged 84 by Associated Press

Gregory used his humour to break racial barriers in the 1960s and even ran for president in 1968Dick Gregory, the black comedian who broke down racial barriers in the 1960s and used humour t…

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Polish-US writer Janusz Glowacki dies at 78 by Associated Press

The wife of renowned Polish-U.S. playwright and screenwriter Janusz Glowacki says he has died at 78.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Bruce Springsteen to perform a series of Broadway concerts by Associated Press

The singer-songwriter will intersperse songs from his career with readings from his memoir for Springsteen on Broadway, at the Walter Kerr theatreBruce Springsteen said on Wednesday that he …

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Acclaimed singer and actress Barbara Cook has died at 89 by Associated Press

Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" was Cook's biggest Broadway hit, opening in December 1957 and running for more than 1,300 performances.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Amy Schumer joins Steve Martin’s Broadway show by Associated Press

The actress and comedian will star in Martin's four-person comedy "Meteor Shower" starting in November.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Broadway, ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ star Tom Wopat accused of groping co-star by Associated Press

The actor pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery and drug charges in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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Harry Potter play’s London leads heading to Broadway by Associated Press

The lead actors from the acclaimed London production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” are boarding the Hogwarts Express for Broadway.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tom Hiddleston to play ‘Hamlet’ at tiny London theater by Associated Press

Hiddleston's three-week runs begin Sept. 1 at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art’s 180-seat theater.

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Tom Hiddleston to play ‘Hamlet’ at tiny London theater by Associated Press

“Thor” star Tom Hiddleston is to play Hamlet on the London stage — but fans will need a bit of luck to get a ticket.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Stars react to the death of actor-playwright Sam Shepard by Associated Press

Reaction to the announcement Monday that actor-playwright Sam Shepard died last week at age 73:

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Lost, then found: Rare J.M. Barrie play published this week by Associated Press

"The Reconstruction of the Crime" is a collaboration between Barrie and his friend E.V. Lucas, believed written during World War I.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Center devoted to director Zeffirelli takes shape in Italy by Associated Press

A center dedicated to Italian director Franco Zeffirelli is taking shape in Florence.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Apple founder Steve Jobs is the subject of a new opera by Associated Press

The opera unfolds in a single act of about 90 minutes "as quick and streamlined as the technology Jobs created."

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Russia’s Bolshoi scraps ballet 3 days before premiere by Associated Press

Russia’s Bolshoi Theater has canceled a much anticipated ballet about dancer Rudolf Nureyev just three days before the opening night.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda has celebs singing 'Hamilton' for charity by Associated Press

Lin-Manuel Miranda has Hollywood singing lyrics from his hit musical, "Hamilton," in order to raise money for a coalition of nonprofits focused on immigration. Celebrity participants in Mira…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda has celebs singing ‘Hamilton’ for charity by Associated Press

The challenge asks participants to donate money and to take a video of themselves singing their favorite "Hamilton" song and post it to social media.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Ontario securities watchdog bans former mogul Drabinsky by Associated Press

Ontario’s securities watchdog says former Broadway theater mogul Garth Drabinsky has been permanently banned from becoming a director or officer of a publicly traded company in Canada’s …

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Kevin Spacey kicks off Tony Awards with gentle humor by Associated Press

NEW YORK — Kevin Spacey kicked off his first-ever Tony Award hosting gig with grace and self-depreciating wit on Sunday, dancing, singing and joking his way through an opening number that…

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Monday, June 12, 2017

After edgy Trump portrayal, NYC theater is in cross-hairs by Associated Press

Is it disingenuous for large corporations who have backed the Public for years — and enjoyed co-opting its downtown cool vibe — to sound alarmed now?

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Outsider tale ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ proves popular with Tony Award voters by Associated Press

The musical and star Ben Platt are honored, and winner Bette Midler outlasts the orchestra in her own acceptance speech.

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Companies end sponsorship over Trump killing scene in Shakespeare play by Associated Press

Delta Airlines and Bank of America dropped varying degrees of sponsorship of the Public Theater's "graphic staging."

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Latest: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ wins Tony for musical revival by Associated Press

The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local):

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