Friday, April 20, 2018

The Go-Go's going to Broadway with a merry, musical mashup by Jocelyn Gecker

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- When the idea first came up, the Go-Go's found it so improbable and off-beat that they instantly fell in love with it....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 11:04AM

Julian Lennon's environmental books hope to 'empower' kids by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- For Earth Day, Julian Lennon hopes to lay the foundation for a whole new crop of environmentalists. He just has to wait a decade or two before they bloom....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 10:38AM

German theater asks guests to wear swastikas for Hitler play

BERLIN (AP) -- A theater in southern Germany is proceeding with plans to open a satirical play about Adolf Hitler's youth in which some patrons will be wearing swastika armba…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 06:50AM

Bette Midler to return to 'Hello, Dolly' for a summer run by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bette Midler is not quite ready to say goodbye to her Dolly....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 12:06AM
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Latest: First Saudi Arabian movie theater screens film

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The Latest on Saudi Arabia screening film in first movie theater to open in the country (all times local):...

SOURCE: Associated Press at 02:02PM

Saudi Arabia to show 'Black Panther' to mark cinema opening by Aya Batrawy

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia is to hold a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" to herald the launch of movie thea…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 12:28PM

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban to host the Tonys this summer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Pop singers-turned-Broadway-stars Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will co-host the Tony Awards, the theater industry's biggest ceremony....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 11:43AM
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer win hailed as 'big for music' by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- The decision to award rapper Kendrick Lamar the Pulitzer Prize for music represents a historic moment for hip-hop and American music, according to two of the music ju…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 06:26PM

'Mockingbird' Broadway producer sues Harper Lee's estate

NEW YORK (AP) -- The producer of the Broadway production of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" has filed a countersuit against the executor of the late au…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 05:36PM

Newscaster Carl Kasell of NPR's 'Morning Edition' dies at 84 by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Newscaster Carl Kasell, a signature voice of NPR who brought his gravitas to "Morning Edition" and later his wit to "Wait, Wait ... Don&…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 05:23PM

Times, New Yorker win Pulitzer for Weinstein scandal by Jennifer Peltz

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for breaking the Harvey Weinstein scandal with reporting that galvanized the #M…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 09:09AM

'To Kill a Mockingbird' to be issued as graphic novel

NEW YORK (AP) -- "To Kill a Mockingbird" is going graphic....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 09:03AM
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Arts academy condemns conduct of some members by Hillel Italie

NEW YORK (AP) -- The American Academy of Arts and Letters condemned the "abhorrent" conduct of members facing sexual harassment allegations, but declined to take fur…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 06:11PM
Monday, April 9, 2018

Review: Jo Nesbo's 'Macbeth' is recast of Shakespeare play by Jonathan Elderfield

"Macbeth" (Hogarth), by Jo Nesbo...

SOURCE: Associated Press at 01:44PM
Friday, April 6, 2018

Another Lincoln Center president quits after short tenure

NEW YORK (AP) -- The new president of Lincoln Center has quit after just a year on the job....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 03:53PM
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Q&A: Kenneth Lonergan on adapting 'Howards End' by Jake Coyle

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Howards End," the upcoming four-part miniseries adapted from E.M. Forster's 1910 novel, isn't Kenneth Lonergan's first f…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 12:53PM
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Actress Glenn Close aims to reduce mental health stigma by Mike Householder

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Actress Glenn Close says she wants to live in a world where mental illness is talked about openly and accepted as a fact of life....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 05:40PM
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

For live 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' NBC turns to a Legend by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Most Easter Sundays, you can find John Legend at home, helping cook a big dinner for family and friends. Except this Easter. He'll be a little busy - being J…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 10:35AM
Saturday, March 24, 2018

No laughing matter: When exactly did clowns become scary? by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- His nose was round and bright red, his face as white as a sheet. His mouth was surrounded by an exaggerated smear of red makeup and his arched eyebrows hung ridiculou…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 09:15AM
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Rep: Lorna Luft has successful brain surgery for tumor

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A representative for Lorna Luft says the singer has had successful brain surgery after being diagnosed with a tumor....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 11:42PM

Jim Parsons says he's fortunate to have worked with Hawking

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jim Parsons cherished the opportunity to work with Stephen Hawking, but admitted he was a bit intimidated to meet the celebrated theoretical physicist....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 01:46PM
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Tony-winner Sammy Williams from 'A Chorus Line' dies at 69 by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sammy Williams, who won a Tony Award in the original Broadway production of "A Chorus Line," has died. He was 69....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 06:38PM

Actresses urge New York Gov. Cuomo to raise tipped wage

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Sixteen actresses, including Jane Fonda, Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman, are urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to raise the wage paid…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 12:36PM
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Renee Zellweger transforms into Judy Garland for film

LONDON (AP) -- Renee Zellweger has transformed her looks and is working on her singing skills as she starts a new film about Judy Garland....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 11:23AM
Monday, March 19, 2018

'Hamilton' and 'Dear Evan Hansen' stars release new song by The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Broadway fans are buzzing over the release of a new song by two popular Tony winners in support of the upcoming March for Our Lives....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 01:33PM
Sunday, March 18, 2018

Leonard Bernstein, social activist, is focus of new exhibit by Kristen De Groot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- In October 1979, Leonard Bernstein received a fan letter from a high school humanities teacher. Helen Morgan wrote to the celebrity composer-conductor-pianist in …

SOURCE: Associated Press at 10:08AM
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Harper Lee estate sues over 'Mockingbird' Broadway version by Jay Reeves

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The estate of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has filed suit over an upcoming Broadway adaptation of the novel, arguing that scree…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 08:44PM
Friday, March 9, 2018

High school musicals, teen angst star in new drama 'Rise' by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Even if you're trying to put the squeeze on a ballooning TV watchlist, consider the pedigree of NBC's "Rise": It's fro…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 01:47PM

High school musicals, teen angst star in new drama 'Rise' by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- NBC's new drama "Rise" arrives with an impressive pedigree....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 01:26PM
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Weeks after school shooting, band to play Carnegie Hall

NEW YORK (AP) -- Three weeks after a gunman killed 17 people at their high school, students from Parkland, Florida, are following through with a long-planned Carnegie Hall performance…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 06:27PM

Tony-award winning actress injured; daughter killed in wreck by Colleen Long

NEW YORK (AP) -- The 4-year-old daughter of a Tony-award winning actress was killed along with a 1-year-old when a driver apparently lost control of her vehicle and slammed into them …

SOURCE: Associated Press at 02:01PM

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