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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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Disney raises prices of some U.S. theme park tickets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co said on Sunday it was changing the admission price for its U.S. theme parks, raising the cost of some single-day tickets by almost 9 percent.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

New 'Star Wars' films on way from 'Game of Thrones' creators: Disney

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disney on Tuesday announced another new series of "Star Wars" movies, this time from the creators of the hit HBO television series "Game of Thrones."

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Ballet star Acosta's company is part of Cuban arts rebirth

HAVANA (Reuters) - Former Royal Ballet star Carlos Acosta, whose dynamic masculinity on stage exemplified the style of his native Cuba, is breaking more boundaries as his young dance company…

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Netflix takes $39 million charge after Kevin Spacey scandal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A sexual misconduct scandal involving Kevin Spacey cost streaming video service Netflix Inc some $39 million late last year as it stopped projects associated with th…

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Milosevic the musical - play set to divide Balkans anew

BELGRADE (Reuters) - During his lifetime Slobodan Milosevic divided the peoples of the Balkans. Now, 12 years after he died during his trial for war crimes, the onetime Serbian strongman is …

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

'Hamilton' takes center stage in London's West End

LONDON (Reuters) - They may have been casting off the yoke of British rule, but the cast of Broadway smash "Hamilton" nonetheless received a rapturous reception from a star-studded, 1,500-st…

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Disney backs Fox's request for more data protection in antitrust trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co joined Twenty-First Century Fox Inc on Wednesday in asking the judge hearing AT&T Inc's antitrust case to strengthen an order aimed at keeping its da…

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Friday, December 15, 2017

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' opens with $45 mln at domestic theaters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - New movie "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" brought in $45 million on its opening night on Thursday at U.S. and Canadian theaters as fans rushed to see the latest installmen…

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Fox's Star to bring Disney cash and cricket in India

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's expected deal with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc would give the world's best-known entertainment company new advantages in India, such as cricket rights and local…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum: sources

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the …

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Final 'House of Cards' season to focus on Robin Wright after Spacey exit

(Reuters) - The final season of Netflix's political drama "House of Cards" will focus on Robin Wright's first female president character and will start production in 2018, following a hiatus…

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Netflix to start House of Cards production in 2018 without Kevin Spacey

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc said on Monday the final season of "House of Cards" will start production in 2018 and will not star Kevin Spacey, who is facing a number of allegations of sexual mis…

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Disney-Pixar animation executive Lasseter takes leave after 'missteps': memo

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co executive John Lasseter, who heads animation at both Disney and Pixar, told company staff on Tuesday he was taking a six-month leave of absence following what he c…

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Disney animation executive Lasseter takes leave after 'missteps': memo

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co animation executive John Lasseter told company staff on Tuesday he was taking a six-month leave of absence following what he called "missteps," including unwanted …

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

London theater says 20 men made allegations against Kevin Spacey

LONDON (Reuters) - The Old Vic theater in London said on Thursday it had received 20 separate allegations of inappropriate conduct by Kevin Spacey from 20 men who came into contact with him …

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