Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Pete Davidson confirms engagement to Ariana Grande

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson on Wednesday confirmed reports that he and American pop star Ariana Grande are engaged after dating for less than two …

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Michael Jackson show headed to Broadway in 2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A musical inspired by the life of late pop singer Michael Jackson will open on Broadway in 2020, Jackson's estate and its producing partner said on Tuesday.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Serenades and selfies with stars tempt TV's Emmy voters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Broadway musical impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber wowed more than 600 Emmy voters on a recent Monday night in Hollywood, playing piano as acclaimed singer Sara Bareille…

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Trump calls De Niro 'very low IQ individual' for Tony Awards outburst

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Donald Trump on Tuesday hit back at Robert De Niro, calling him a "very low IQ individual," after the Oscar-winning actor's expletive-laden attack on the American pre…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

'The Band's Visit' sweeps Tony Awards as "Harry Potter" wins best play

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" won the Tony for best play on Sunday while "The Band's Visit" swept the musical categories with 10 wins, including the top award best…

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

'Harry Potter,' Glenda Jackson, Andrew Garfield win top Tony Awards

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" won the Tony Award for best play on Sunday while Glenda Jackson and Andrew Garfield took home acting prizes and rocker Bruce Springst…

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Florida shooting survivors get standing ovation at Tony awards

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Student survivors of a Florida school shooting in February gave an emotional performance at the annual Tony Awards on Sunday, bringing the audience of Broadway stars to …

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Angels, wizards and SpongeBob vie for Tony award honors

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The wizarding world of Harry Potter, a singing SpongeBob, an AIDS-ravaged Roy Cohn and a gang of Tina Fey's "Mean Girls" are the stuff of hit shows taking center stage a…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Another way to face reality, Venezuelans flock to theaters

CARACAS (Reuters) - A masked Venezuelan protester lies dying on a Caracas street, shot in the chest by a soldier who to his horror realizes he has killed his younger brother.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Broadway 'The King and I' revival comes to London

LONDON (Reuters) - A Broadway revival of the 1951 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "The King and I" comes to a London stage this summer with Japanese actor Ken Watanabe and Tony Award winner Ke…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Broadway's 'Mockingbird' play to go ahead after dispute settled

(Reuters) - The producer of a Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" and the author's estate have settled a legal dispute over the Aaron Sorkin-penned script, which will…

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Broadway producer attempts to make late bid for Weinstein Co

(Reuters) - A company formed by Broadway producer Howard Kagan attempted to make a late Tuesday bid for the Weinstein Company, the TV and film studio that filed for bankruptcy after co-found…

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'Harry Potter,' 'Angels in America' among top nominees for Broadway's Tonys

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A hit play from the "Harry Potter" franchise joined an acclaimed revival of AIDS drama "Angels in America" to dominate Broadway's Tony award nominations on Tuesday.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel masterpieces beamed to Rome theater

ROME (Reuters) - With the help of lasers, dancers and music from British rock star Sting, Michelangelo's masterpieces are reaching new audiences outside the Vatican's Sistine Chapel.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Saudi cinema launch ends decades-old ban, public screenings start Friday

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theater on Wednesday, ending a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to modernize the deeply cons…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' may be scrapped in legal flap

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The producers of a Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" on Monday sued the author's estate saying the premiere cannot go ahead as scheduled and…

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

New York man pleads guilty to running 'Hamilton' Ponzi scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to running what federal prosecutors called a $60 million Ponzi scheme involving the fake resale of tickets to premium events s…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

'Sound of Music,' 'Rumours' albums deemed U.S. national treasures

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The soundtrack from "The Sound of Music," Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album "Rumours" and the 1984 song "Footloose" were among 25 recordings deemed national treasures on Wed…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Broadway stars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Platt release #MarchforOurLives song

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two of Broadway's biggest stars teamed up to release a song on Monday in support of the March for Our Lives gun control movement started by students at a Florida high…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Harper Lee estate sues Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' play

(Reuters) - The estate of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has sued the producer of an upcoming Broadway adaptation, arguing that writer Aaron Sorkin's script deviates too much from…

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Met Opera fires conductor Levine after 'credible evidence' of misconduct

(Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera said on Monday that it had fired its longtime conductor and musical director James Levine after an inquiry found "credible evidence" to support accu…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Milosevic - the musical - plays in Kosovo

GRACANICA, Kosovo (Reuters) - Twelve years after he died during his trial for war crimes, Slobodan Milosevic, the one-time Serbian strongman, divided his audience again, this time as a chara…

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Actress Cynthia Nixon may challenge Cuomo for New York governor: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cynthia Nixon, a liberal activist and a star of the hit television series "Sex and the City," is considering a run for governor of New York, challenging incumbent Andrew…

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sam Rockwell wins supporting actor Oscar for 'Three Billboards'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sam Rockwell won the Oscar for best supporting actor on Sunday for his portrayal of an angry, dim-witted and racist police officer in the dark comedy "Three Billboard…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Musical 'Evita' kicks off Asian tour in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Forty years after opening in London's West End, the musical "Evita", about Argentina's legendary first lady, Eva Peron, made its Asian debut in Singapore this month.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Diversity on screen equals bigger box office bucks, study finds

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Films whose casts more accurately reflect the racial makeup of U.S. and global populations perform better at the box office than their less diverse counterparts, acco…

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Nanette Fabray, winner of Emmy and Tony awards, dead at 97

(Reuters) - Nanette Fabray, a child performer in the 1920s who went on to star in Broadway musicals, dance with Fred Astaire on the big screen and win three Emmy Awards working with Sid Caes…

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Friday, February 23, 2018

U.S. playwright David Mamet turns his sights on Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - David Mamet has written a new play about film producer Harvey Weinstein, the Pulitzer Prize winner said in an interview published on Friday.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Marcos-era musical resonates with modern Philippines, director says

BERLIN (Reuters) - Filipino director Lav Diaz's musical about martial law under President Ferdinand Marcos is set firmly in the 1970s, but the movie is as much about today, he told Reuters a…

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

'Three Billboards' leads the pack at politically edged BAFTA awards

LONDON (Reuters) - Dark comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the biggest winner at the BAFTA Film Awards, held in London on Sunday, an event which saw the campaign for wome…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

'Cabaret' costume among vast Liza Minnelli collection for auction

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Liza Minnelli's signature "Cabaret" bowler hat, boots and halter top vest is going up for auction in a sale of more than 1,000 lots belonging to the singer, her mothe…

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