Musical theater

This image released by Columbia Pictures shows Denzel Washington in a scene from "Equalizer 2." (Glen Wilson/Sony, Columbia Pictures via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 6:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Equalizer 2" faced off against another sequel, the musical "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" and came out slightly ahead. The Denzel Washington film earned $36 million in its first weekend in theaters to take the top spot. "Mamma Mia 2" was close behind with $35 million. In fact...
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This image released by Columbia Pictures shows Denzel Washington in a scene from "Equalizer 2." (Glen Wilson/Sony, Columbia Pictures via AP)
July 22, 2018 - 2:14 pm
In the battle of two very different sequels at the box office this weekend, Denzel Washington's action pic "The Equalizer 2" has narrowly won out over the ABBA jukebox musical "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." Studios on Sunday estimate that the R-rated Denzel Washington joint grossed $35.8 million...
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In this July 9, 2018 photo, Gloria and Emilio Estefan pose for a portrait at BiteSize Studio in Los Angeles to promote their touring musical "On Your Feet!." (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)
July 11, 2018 - 8:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gloria and Emilio Estefan are crediting President Donald Trump with boosting audience enthusiasm for their stage musical "On Your Feet!" The musical, which is in the midst of an 80-city U.S. tour, includes a recreation of an argument the Estefans said had with their manager about...
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In this Tuesday, June 19, 2018, photo, Joel Grey, director of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production of a Yiddish-language version of "Fiddler on the Roof," is interviewed at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 03, 2018 - 1:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It might seem meshuganah — crazy — to stage a beloved musical in a language that most of the audience won't understand. But Tevye the dairyman and his family will speak Yiddish in an off-Broadway production of "Fiddler on the Roof" directed by Oscar and Tony winner Joel Grey...
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OBIT - In this April 27, 2015 file photo choreographer Gillian Lynne arrives to delivers her speech during a press presentation to promote the musical Cats, in Paris, France. Choreographer Gillian Lynne, who worked closely for many years with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber on some of his most famous works, has died in London. She was 92. Her husband, the actor Peter Land, said on Twitter that she died Sunday evening at the Princess Grace Hospital. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 02, 2018 - 7:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Choreographer Gillian Lynne, who worked closely for many years with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber on some of his most famous works, has died in London. She was 92. Her husband, the actor Peter Land, said on Twitter that she died Sunday evening at the Princess Grace Hospital. He said...
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June 19, 2018 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A musical about the King of Pop is moonwalking to Broadway. The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage are unveiling plans for a stage musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson. They hope it will be ready for Broadway by 2020. The story for the still-untitled musical...
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Orin Wolf, center, and the cast and crew of "The Band's Visit" accept the award for best musical at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 10, 2018 - 10:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The American, grown-up musical "The Band's Visit" outmuscled the acclaimed and sprawling British import "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" for the most Tony Awards on Sunday, capturing 10 statuettes, including best musical, on a night where the theme of acceptance flowed through...
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May 24, 2018 - 10:19 am
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Actress and comedian Tina Fey has made a surprise visit to her former Pennsylvania high school. District officials say Fey stopped by Upper Darby High School in Upper Darby Wednesday to film a promotional video for her Broadway musical "Mean Girls." Fey graduated from Upper...
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This David Korins rendering provided by Margie Korshak Inc. shows one of the exhibits in "Hamilton: The Exhibition" that will debut on Chicago's Northerly Island beginning Nov. 17, 2018. Lin-Manuel Miranda and the producers of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" are bringing the immersive and interactive exhibit U.S. Founding Father to Chicago. The experience will be located in a temporary structure the size of a football field and tell the story of Alexander Hamilton and the founding of the U.S. (David Korins via AP)
May 07, 2018 - 4:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda and the producers of his hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" are bringing an exhibit to Chicago about the musical's Founding Father namesake. "Hamilton: The Exhibition" will be an immersive, interactive exhibit about Alexander Hamilton and the founding of the United...
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May 07, 2018 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The cast of the Carole King musical on Broadway is getting a super addition. "Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist will make her Broadway debut this summer when she steps into the title character of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," The Associated Press has learned. Benoist, who was...
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