Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Select list of winners of the 2017 Tony Awards by The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Select list of winners of the 2017 Tony Awards, announced Sunday:...

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Photo Gallery: The stars come out at the Tony Awards by The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Tony Awards always seem to attract stars from TV, films and music - and, of course, plenty of stage stars. This year, the lineup featured Josh Groban, Scarlett Jo…

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Review: 'Don't Breathe' is a well-plotted, thrilling trap by Mark Kennedy

To all you Detroit-area robbery crews, we should probably warn you right away: It's just not a good idea to pick 1837 Buena Vista Street for your big - and final - score. Take our w…

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Springsteen performs for nearly 4 hours at MetLife Stadium

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Bruce and the boys are back in the swamps of Jersey, and they're in no rush to get off the stage....

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'The Color Purple' lands Jennifer Holliday on Broadway by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Broadway's revival of "The Color Purple" has lured a real dream girl - Jennifer Holliday....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Steven Hill, who played 'Law & Order' DA Schiff, dies at 94 by Ap Television Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Steven Hill, a versatile character actor in theater, films and television who achieved his greatest success late in life as grumpy District Attorney Adam Schiff on…

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Charges: Producer hit sour note with fake play on opera star

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Broadway producer has been charged with scamming seven people by getting them to invest $165,000 in a nonexistent play about opera star Kathleen Battle supposedly s…

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Marital harmony leads to musical bliss at symphony orchestra by Mark Pratt

BOSTON (AP) -- These married couples really do make beautiful music together....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

London critics fall for 'Groundhog Day' musical

LONDON (AP) -- "Groundhog Day" is back, this time on stage. Is it deja vu, or something new?...

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Kiefer Sutherland steps out of his comfort zone as singer by Kristin M. Hall

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Kiefer Sutherland has one of the most recognizable voices on television and film whether he's playing agent Jack Bauer on "24" or t…

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Jason Sudeikis will lead stage play of 'Dead Poets Society' by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former "Saturday Night Live" star Jason Sudeikis will lead the cast of the world premiere stage adaptation of "Dead Poets Society.&quot…

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Fyvush Finkel, plastic-faced character actor, dead at 93 by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Actor Fyvush Finkel, the plastic-faced character actor whose career in stage and screen started in Yiddish theater and led to memorable roles in "Fiddler on …

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Will Chase back on Broadway in a role he helped create by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Will Chase's return to Broadway should be familiar - and it is. He's playing a role in "Something Rotten!" that he had to let go -…

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Broadway and TV star Laura Benanti expecting a baby by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- TV and Broadway star Laura Benanti is pregnant, and she and her husband are expecting a baby girl this winter....

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Review: 'Florence Foster Jenkins' never nails the right tone by Mark Kennedy

Give Meryl Streep her due: She's mastered drama and comedy, musicals and various accents. In her latest film, the multiple Oscar-winner has even crushed an unexpected skill - singin…

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Vermont ballet group dances down on the farm by Lisa Rathke

CHARLOTTE, Vt. (AP) -- At the height of the summer, corn fields are getting taller, tomatoes are starting to ripen, cows are grazing - and ballet dancers are pirouetting and leaping a…

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sydney Opera House gets major upgrade to fix hated acoustics by Kristen Gelineau

SYDNEY (AP) -- Sydney's iconic Opera House will undergo a sweeping, multimillion-dollar makeover, including a long-awaited upgrade to its much-maligned acoustics, officials s…

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Old, new Frank-N-Furters Curry, Cox in 'Rocky Horror' remake by Lynn Elber

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Tim Curry's participation in Fox TV's "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" helped erode fan resistance to a remake of the …

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'Game of Thrones' music to tour America with full orchestra by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- If you can't get to Westeros, don't fret: It's coming to a town near you next year. Or, at least the music is....

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Lorenzo Lamas to hit a New York stage in 'The Fantasticks' by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lorenzo Lamas, known for starring in such soap operas as "Falcon Crest" and "Renegade," is going into one of the longest-running s…

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Escape rooms get an upgrade into a deeper theatrical show by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- You meet in a nondescript reception room in a midtown Manhattan skyscraper. You're handed a form on a clipboard. Then the receptionist slips away and the doo…

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Review: Haley Bonar's observant songs own 'Impossible Dream' by Pablo Gorondi

Haley Bonar, "Impossible Dream" (GNDWIRE/Thirty Tigers)...

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Review: The Dead Daisies will impress rock fans with 3rd CD by Mark Kennedy

The Dead Daisies, "Make Some Noise" (Spitfire Music/SPV)...

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Potter script sells more than 2 million copies in 2 days by Hillel Italie

NEW YORK (AP) -- Not even "Hamilton" can keep up with these numbers....

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Review: The hairball that is 'Cats' returns to Broadway by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- During this divisive election season, there's yet another potentially fractious issue we Americans will have to deal with. We mean, of course, "Cats…

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Musical of 'The Flamingo Kid' eyeing Broadway pool in 2018 by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- A new stage musical based on Garry Marshall's 1984 movie, "The Flamingo Kid," is hoping to cha-cha to Broadway by 2018....

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Bradley Cooper's DNC appearance irks conservatives

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bradley Cooper's appearance at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night has irked some conservative fans of the actor's portrayal of N…

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Creator of Broadway hit 'Hamilton' visits Puerto Rico by Danica Coto

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Lin-Manuel Miranda jokingly compared himself to a hard-to-catch Pokemon as fans pursued him with cellphones on Wednesday during a visit to his parents&am…

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Guns N' Roses star Slash surprises 'School of Rock' cast by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- The kid band at the heart of the Broadway musical "School of Rock" got a surprise guest during rehearsal - Guns N' Roses star Slash....

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Jonathan Pryce makes 'Merchant of Venice' a family affair by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jonathan Pryce is no stranger to William Shakespeare, but one play he has refused to do is "The Merchant of Venice" - until now....

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Broadway impresario Jimmy Nederlander dies at 94 by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadw…

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