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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Jennifer Aniston launches children’s book series with best ‘friend’ Clydeo the dog by The Associated Press

Inspired by her beloved dog, Jennifer Aniston will soon become a children’s author. The “Friends” star has a four-book deal with HarperCollins Publishers and animation studio Invisible…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Saturday, June 1, 2024

A Ghana toddler sets a world record as the youngest male artist. His mom says he just loves colors by The Associated Press

A toddler in the West African country of Ghana has set the record as the world’s youngest male artist. Meet Ace-Liam Ankrah, who will be 2 years old in July. His mother, Chantelle Kukua Eg…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Friday, May 17, 2024

Dabney Coleman, actor who specialized in curmudgeons, dies at 92 by The Associated Press

By MARK KENNEDY (AP Entertainment Writer) NEW YORK (AP) — Dabney Coleman, the mustachioed character actor who specialized in smarmy villains like the chauvinist boss in “9 to 5” and th…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:06PM
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

A combustible Cannes is set to unfurl with ‘Furiosa,’ ‘Megalopolis’ and a #MeToo reckoning by The Associated Press

This year’s edition may be more raucous and uneasy than any in recent memory.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 01:58PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Select list of nominees for 2024 Tony Awards by The Associated Press

A total of 28 shows earned a Tony Award nomination or more Tuesday, with the musical “Hell’s Kitchen” and the play “Stereophonic” each earning a leading 13 nods.

SOURCE: at 04:08PM
Sunday, April 21, 2024

Conductor Andrew Davis, who headed orchestras on 3 continents, dies at 80 by The Associated Press

Davis led the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Britain's Glyndebourne Festival, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera in Chicago.

SOURCE: at 07:24PM
Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ tops all Oscar nominees with 13; ‘Barbie’ snags 8 by The Associated Press

The 2024 Oscar nominations have been announced. The nominees for best picture are: “American Fiction”; “Anatomy of a Fall”; “Barbie”; “The Holdovers”; “Killers of the Flowe…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 01:06AM
Thursday, December 28, 2023

Mbongeni Ngema, South African playwright and creator of 'Sarafina!,' has died at 68 by The Associated Press

Renowned South African playwright Mbongeni Ngema was killed in a car crash, his family said. He was best known for creating the hit "Sarafina!," which premiered on Broadway in 1988.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 07:18AM
Wednesday, December 27, 2023

The Golden Globes: How to watch, who’s hosting and other key things to know by The Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Golden Globe Awards are back on the first Sunday in January with plenty of behind-the-scenes changes aimed at cementing a yearslong comeback effort. The sh…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 10:31AM
Monday, December 18, 2023

Actor Jonathan Majors found guilty of assaulting his former girlfriend in car in New York by The Associated Press

Jonathan Majors, who attended the Yale School of Drama, was convicted Monday of assaulting his former girlfriend after a two-week trial.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 03:02PM
Saturday, October 14, 2023

Louvre Museum and Versailles Palace evacuated after bomb threats with France on alert by The Associated Press

The Louvre Museum says it is closing for the day and evacuating all visitors and staff after it received a written threat. A Louvre official said no incident has been reported or anyone hurt…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 08:08AM
Friday, October 13, 2023

Sharon Stone says health issues slowed her acting career so she’s expressing herself through paint by The Associated Press

During the pandemic, a friend sent Sharon Stone a paint-by-numbers set to keep her busy, a gesture that has led to a new path of creative expression. The actor has discovered a love of paint…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:26PM
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Pioneering Black portraitist Barkley L. Hendricks is first artist of color to get solo show at Frick by The Associated Press

The pioneering Black portrait artist Barkley L. Hendricks loved to visit the Frick Collection in New York, where he admired its Old Master European works by artists like Rembrandt and Van Dy…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 08:21PM
Friday, September 15, 2023

Michael McGrath, Tony Award winner of 'Tootsie' and 'Spamalot,' dies at 65 by The Associated Press

McGrath was in over a dozen Broadway shows including “Plaza Suite,” “She Loves Me,” “Tootsie" and “Spamalot” as well as on television as the sidekick to Martin Short on “The …

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 03:50PM

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Jackman separate after 27 years of marriage by The Associated Press

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Jackman have decided to end their marriage after 27 years and two children.

SOURCE: at 02:29PM
Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Broadway fundraiser for Biden to star Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban and Lin-Manuel Miranda by The Associated Press

Stars including Sara Bareilles, Cynthia Erivo, Josh Groban, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt will perform Monday at a fundraiser for President Joe Biden.

SOURCE: at 02:25PM
Thursday, August 31, 2023

CT native among three visual artists fighting back against AI companies for repurposing work by The Associated Press

Norwalk native Sarah Andersen is one of three artists who are seeking to protect their copyrights and careers by suing makers of AI tools that can generate new imagery on command.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 11:27AM
Monday, July 24, 2023

With ‘Barbie,’ Greta Gerwig breaks a box office record for female directors by The Associated Press

“Barbie” didn’t just break the opening weekend record for 2023; It also shattered the first weekend record for a film directed by a woman. With $162 million in ticket sales from North …

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 12:03PM
Tuesday, June 13, 2023

‘Hair,’ ‘Everwood’ actor Treat Williams dies after Vermont motorcycle crash by The Associated Press

Actor Treat Williams, whose nearly 50-year career included starring roles in the TV series “Everwood” and the movie “Hair,” has died after a motorcycle crash in Vermont. Vermont Stat…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 12:08PM
Monday, June 12, 2023

Tony Awards telecast makes inclusive history by The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The intimate, funny-sad musical “Kimberly Akimbo” nudged aside splashier rivals on Sunday to win the musical crown at the Tony Awards on a night when Broadway flexed …

SOURCE: at 03:01PM

Tom Holland describes ‘The Crowded Room’ as his ‘hardest’ and ‘most-rewarding’ job so far by The Associated Press

Tom Holland must like to test himself because even though he's built a reputation as one of the Marvel stars with loose lips when it comes to spoilers, his new Apple TV+ series “The Crowde…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:38PM

2023 Tony Awards list of select winners by The Associated Press

Tony Awards history was made when Alex Newell and J. Harrison Ghee became the first nonbinary people to win Tonys for acting. 

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 12:55AM
Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Cannes Film Festival kicks off with Johnny Depp, ‘Jeanne du Barry’ and plenty to talk about by The Associated Press

By JAKE COYLE (AP Film Writer) CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes red carpet sprang to life again Tuesday with the premiere of the Louis XV period drama “Jeanne du Barry,” with Johnny De…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:12PM
Monday, May 15, 2023

Cannes Film Festival readies a blockbuster edition, with Indy, ‘Flower Moon,’ Depp and more by The Associated Press

By JAKE COYLE (AP Film Writer) The Cannes Film Festival, which will kick off Tuesday, is such a colossal extravaganza that taking measure of its ups and downs is notoriously difficult. It’…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 03:16PM
Thursday, May 11, 2023

Adidas to sell Yeezy shoes and donate proceeds months after Kanye West split by The Associated Press

Adidas has decided to try to sell a portion of its remaining Yeezy shoe inventory and donate the proceeds to chartitable organizations, CEO Bjørn Gulden said Thursday. After the German spor…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 03:58PM
Wednesday, May 10, 2023

‘BlackBerry’ film hails the must-have gadget that the iPhone turned into a forgotten relic by The Associated Press

Almost everyone knows the backstory of the iPhone, a breakthrough that continues to reshape culture 16 years after late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs introduced the device to the world. But wh…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 11:58AM
Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Select list of nominees for 2023 Tony Awards by The Associated Press

The 2023 Tony Awards pits best musical nominees: “& Juliet,” “Kimberly Akimbo,” “New York, New York,” “Shucked” and “Some Like It Hot.”.

SOURCE: at 09:45AM
Saturday, April 22, 2023

Dame Edna creator Barry Humphries dies at age 89 by The Associated Press

The Tony Award-winning comedian was internationally renowned for his garish stage persona Dame Edna Everage, a condescending snob whose evolving character delighted audiences over seven deca…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 01:48PM
Friday, April 21, 2023

Prosecutors dismiss Alec Baldwin charge, citing new evidence by The Associated Press

Prosecutors have formally dismissed an involuntary manslaughter charge against Alec Baldwin in the fatal 2021 shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the Western film “Rust,” citing …

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 04:35PM
Saturday, February 18, 2023

An energy crunch forces a Hungarian ballet company to move to a car factory by The Associated Press

The Ballet Company of Gyor began rehearsing at a local Audi factory last month after being forced to shutter its rehearsal hall in response to soaring energy prices.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 01:04PM
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Angela Lansbury, beloved star of ‘Murder She Wrote,’ dies at 96 by The Associated Press

She earned Academy Award nominations as supporting actress for two of her first three films, “Gaslight” (1945) and “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (1946), and was nominated again in 196…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 03:53PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards