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Saturday, January 11, 2020

ABC to offer a live staging of musical 'Young Frankenstein' by Mark Kennedy Associated Press

The network said it will air the stage version of Mel Brooks' 1974 film classic. The cast and air date were not revealed.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Q&A: Artist Kehinde Wiley on what we can do with offensive art by Mark Kennedy Associated Press

NEW YORK — As the nation debates what to do with Old South monuments, one artist has a solution: more art.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Vanessa Carlton channels Carole King on Broadway by Mark Kennedy Associated Press

NEW YORK — Over the years, the Broadway show about singer-songwriter Carole King has starred powerful singers in the title role. But until now it hasn’t had one thing: a singer-songwrite…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Tony nominee Ali Stroker keeps breaking Broadway barriers by Mark Kennedy Associated Press

NEW YORK — Ali Stroker booked her first musical theater gig at the tender age of 7. She was cast as the title role in "Annie" in a friend's backyard production in New Jersey.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Box office records break as Broadway says goodbye to 2018 by Mark Kennedy Associated Press

NEW YORK • Broadway producers had plenty of reasons to pop the bubbly as 2018 wound down, with many shows recording their most profitable weeks despite some eye-popping ticket prices.

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Q&A: 'Angels in America' star James McArdle on his 'demon' play by Mark Kennedy Associated Press

NEW YORK • There was one place Scottish actor James McArdle had to visit when he came to New York to perform in a critically acclaimed revival of Tony Kushner’s masterpiece “Angels in …

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Friday, June 23, 2017

George Orwell's son says his father's '1984' was 'prescient' by Mark Kennedy Associated Press

NEW YORK • The audience at the opening night on Broadway of a new stage adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian fantasy “1984” included a special guest — the author’s son.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

'Oslo,' 'Dear Evan Hansen' take top honors at the Tonys by Mark Kennedy Associated Press

NEW YORK • The play “Oslo,” a three-hour meditation on diplomacy, has been crowned the best play of the season.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Glenn Close revisits 'most challenging role I've ever had' by Mark Kennedy Associated Press

NEW YORK • Reprising one of her most iconic stage triumphs was relatively easy for Glenn Close. All she had to do was go to her closet.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Box office records made as Broadway says goodbye to 2016 by Mark Kennedy Associated Press

NEW YORK • The year on Broadway came to an explosive and sparkly end for theater producers as many shows recorded their best weeks ever — and not just the fresh new offerings.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Jason Sudeikis makes stage debut with 'epic of a character' by Mark Kennedy Associated Press

NEW YORK • Making your New York stage debut in a role made famous by Robin Williams isn’t for the faint of heart. Making it in an adaptation of one of Williams’ most beloved movies —…

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Meet David Korins, the man behind the look of 'Hamilton' by Mark Kennedy Associated Press

NEW YORK • When you see the Broadway smash “Hamilton” — if you’re lucky enough to see it, that is — you should know that something important quietly happens at intermission.

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Duncan Sheik reconsiders a psycho and makes beautiful music by Mark Kennedy Associated Press

The Tony Award-winning composer turned the provocative "American Psycho" into a brave piece of musical theater.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

'Hamilton' on Broadway generates 1 million tweets this year by Mark Kennedy Associated Press

Another milestone has fallen thanks to the Broadway musical 'Hamilton' -- this time on Twitter.

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