All stories by Associated Press on BroadwayStars

Monday, October 30, 2017

Steppenwolf’s Gary Sinise named Rose Parade grand marshal by Associated Press

This year's parade theme is "Making a Difference."

Linked From chicago.suntimes.com at 02:49PM
Monday, October 16, 2017

Veteran British actor Roy Dotrice dies aged 94 by Associated Press

The family of veteran British actor Roy Dotrice says he has died in his London home. He was 94.

Linked From Washington Post at 08:33AM
Friday, October 13, 2017

Mandela exhibit opens at Clinton Library in Little Rock by Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. • Photographs commissioned by the Nelson Mandela Foundation along with a re-creation of the former South African president’s prison cell highlight a temporary exhibit a…

Linked From St. Louis Today at 08:24PM
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Play depicting American patriot Thomas Paine comes home by Associated Press

Fiery American patriot Thomas Paine is returning — in spirit— to the Boston hall where he and the other founding fathers planted the seeds of revolution.

Linked From Washington Post at 10:24AM
Thursday, September 28, 2017

James Norton to star in UK premiere of play ‘Belleville’ by Associated Press

James Norton and Imogen Poots are set to play American newlyweds in Paris in the British premiere of U.S. playwright Amy Herzog’s acclaimed “Belleville.”

Linked From Washington Post at 02:06PM

Jason Mraz is heading to Broadway by Associated Press

The "I'm Yours" singer will make his Broadway debut starting Nov. 3.

Linked From pagesix.com at 12:24PM
Monday, September 25, 2017

‘Rent’ live special coming to TV in January by Associated Press

The musical will air Jan. 27, with casting details to be announced.

Linked From pagesix.com at 06:02PM

US-based actor Jan Triska dies after fall from Prague bridge by Associated Press

Jan Triska, an actor who moved to the U.S. after being banned by the Czechoslovak Communist regime, has died, more than a day after he fell from Prague’s iconic Charles Bridge. He was 80.

Linked From Washington Post at 06:54AM
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.

Linked From chicago.suntimes.com at 02:46PM
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.

Linked From chicago.suntimes.com at 03:00PM
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…

Linked From Washington Post at 01:12PM
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.

Linked From Washington Post at 12:24PM
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.

Linked From chicago.suntimes.com at 05:57PM
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.

Linked From chicago.suntimes.com at 04:49PM
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…

Linked From Washington Post at 01:54PM
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…

Linked From pagesix.com at 01:54PM
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."

Linked From chicago.suntimes.com at 06:25PM
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…

Linked From The Guardian at 06:48AM
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.

Linked From Washington Post at 11:48AM
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 …

Linked From The Guardian at 11:48AM
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.

Linked From chicago.suntimes.com at 12:11PM
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.

Linked From pagesix.com at 11:24AM
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.

Linked From chicago.suntimes.com at 03:05PM

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.

Linked From Washington Post at 06:33AM
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.

Linked From pagesix.com at 01:44PM

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.

Linked From Washington Post at 09:06AM
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:

Linked From Washington Post at 11:48PM
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.

Linked From chicago.suntimes.com at 01:58AM
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.

Linked From Washington Post at 05:05PM
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."

Linked From chicago.suntimes.com at 12:59PM
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.

Linked From Washington Post at 07:48AM

All that Chat

2017-2018 BROADWAY SEASON