Tuesday, February 20, 2018

'Organized chaos' - behind the scenes at 'La Boheme' by Mike Silverman

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mimis come and Rodolfos go, but one thing never changes in "La Boheme" at the Metropolitan Opera: When the curtain goes up on Act 2, the audience al…

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Key mix-up at Met leaves tenor, conductor scrambling by Ronald Blum

NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Fabiano was singing at the Metropolitan Opera when a key mix-up occurred....

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Restored 'Porgy and Bess' gets key test on road to Met Opera by Jeff Karoub

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A restored edition of a pioneering, enduring American opera emerges at a time its racial and social themes are as relevant as the era in which it premiered....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

'Scorpion' actress Katharine McPhee heading to Broadway by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Actress Katharine McPhee has already played someone who stars in a Broadway show. Now she's really going to do it herself....

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Review: 'Nostalgia' is an unrushed poem with a great cast by Mark Kennedy

One of the first images in the film "Nostalgia" is of an heirloom necklace dangling on the neck of a diner waitress. One of the last images is of a massive puffy cloud, eve…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Betty Buckley to lead US national tour of 'Hello, Dolly!' by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Betty Buckley, the Tony Award-winning actress who belted out "Memories" in "Cats" on Broadway and starred in "Eight Is En…

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SAG-AFTRA union sets code of conduct on sexual harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The entertainment industry union SAG-AFTRA has issued a code of conduct in an effort to protect its members from sexual harassment in the workplace....

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Poof! Ivy League glee club's gender restrictions disappear by Pat Eaton-Robb

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Leaders of the Whiffenpoofs, Yale University's world-famous glee club, say their sound isn't changing, but they are ending their more than ce…

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Unlimited movie-theater deal could be too good to survive by Tali Arbel

NEW YORK (AP) -- MoviePass is trying to bring to movie theaters what Netflix did for DVDs and online streaming: Let subscribers watch as many movies as they want for $10 a month....

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Local boost for Indiana theater where Red Skelton debuted

VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) -- A southwestern Indiana county is pledging $30,000 toward restoration work on an ornate, nearly century-old theater where comic Red Skelton first appeared on st…

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Monday, February 5, 2018

'La La Land' lyricist says envelope gate was a 'sore spot' by Mike Cidoni Lennox

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Returning Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel has been poking fun at last year's best picture mix up in promotional spots for this year's …

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Theater veteran and 'Mad About You' actor Louis Zorich dies by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tony Award-nominated actor Louis Zorich, who played a grumpy Greek diner owner in "The Muppets Take Manhattan" and the father of Paul Reiser&apo…

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Grammys shower 'La La Land' with more love by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- "La La Land" is still winning awards....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

With 20 Oscar nods, Searchlight shows its value to Disney by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- There's never a bad time for a film company to land 20 Oscar nominations, but the timing is especially good for Fox Searchlight....

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Connecticut theater director accused of sexual misconduct

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut theater's artistic director is on administrative leave due to allegations of sexual misconduct....

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They are musical icons, but they've never won a Grammy Award by Mesfin Fekadu

NEW YORK CITY (AP) -- Remember when the cast of the TV series "Glee" earned a Grammy nomination for their version of Journey's "Don't Stop…

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Producers guild unveils anti-sexual harassment guidelines by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Producers Guild of America has ratified guidelines for combating sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, requesting that every film and TV production off…

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

"Hamilton" creator celebrates after landmark pub is saved

NEW YORK (AP) -- A famed New York City pub that has been a part of the Washington Heights neighborhood landscape for decades is not closing after all....

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Doreen Tracey, an original Disney Mouseketeer, dies at 74 by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Doreen Tracey, a former child star who played one of the original cute-as-a-button Mouseketeers on "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s, has died, a…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Broadway's 'A Bronx Tale' to help Bronx fire victims

NEW YORK (AP) -- The producers of the hit Broadway musical, "A Bronx Tale," plan to donate $4 for every ticket sold to performances from Jan. 16 through Jan. 21 to h…

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Most Broadway shows offer half-off ticket deals this month

NEW YORK (AP) -- On Broadway, there might be a lot of snow right now, but there's also a bargain....

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Fox executives: scripted series will survive Disney deal by Lynn Elber

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- The Fox broadcasting network, home to "The Simpsons" and "The Orville," will continue to air scripted entertainment after …

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Canadian theater director's accusers cite unsafe conditions

TORONTO (AP) -- Four actresses who allege they were sexually assaulted and harassed by the founding artistic director of Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre say they were motivated …

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Box office records made as Broadway says goodbye to 2017 by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- The year on Broadway came to a very sparkly end for theater producers as many shows recorded their most profitable weeks ever despite theater-goers facing bitter cold…

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Box office records made as Broadway says goodbye to 2017 by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- The year on Broadway has come to a very sparkly end for theater producers as many shows recorded their most profitable weeks ever despite theater-goers facing bitter …

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Power mostly back at Disneyland after guests taken off rides

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Power has been largely restored at Disneyland after an outage at the Southern California theme park forced some guests to be escorted off stopped rides....

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FX orders dance musical series 'Pose,' set in '80s New York

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The FX channel says it's ordered a scripted dance musical series starring Evan Peters, Kate Mara and James Van Der Beek....

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Replacing conductors creates musical podiums by Ronald Blum

NEW YORK (AP) -- When conductor replacements are needed, opera companies and orchestras scramble in a game of musical podiums, with one change causing a cascade....

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

American Ballet Theatre dancer resigns amid investigation by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Marcelo Gomes, a high-profile principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, has resigned amid an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct eight years …

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American Ballet Theatre dancer resigns amid investigation

NEW YORK (AP) -- A high-profile principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre has resigned amid an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct eight years ago....

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Ridley Scott hasn't heard from Spacey after film replacement by Michael Cidoni Lennox

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Director Ridley Scott says he hasn't heard from Kevin Spacey since the decision was made to cut the actor from "All the Money in the World.&q…

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