Musical theater

Westminster dog show winner Flynn the bichon frise poses with handler Bill McFadden foreground left, and actor Daniel Stewart Sherman, before doing a walk-on part at the Broadway musical "Kinky Boots" in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Walker)
February 14, 2018 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — America's new top dog is set to become best in a Broadway show. Flynn the bichon frise is taking quite a victory lap on Valentine's Day, hours after he won the Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden. The white powder puff's tour of the town is set to finish...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2014, file photo, Betty Buckley performs at "Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch" in New York. Buckley, the Tony Award-winning actress who belted out "Memories" in "Cats" on Broadway and starred in "Eight Is Enough" on TV, has been tapped to lead the national tour of "Hello, Dolly!" (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2018 - 10:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winning actress Betty Buckley has been tapped to lead the national tour of the latest exuberant Broadway production of "Hello, Dolly!" a gig she calls "such a gift." "I'm just so happy to take such a happy show all around America. It's like 'Make America Happy Again,'"...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, Kenneth Cole attends the 2017 amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cole has resigned as chairman of the board of the AIDS charity amfAR. The group’s board of trustees says Cole and several other trustees agreed to “graciously” resign after the board implemented term limits and Cole had served longer than the new limits that were adopted. But the move also comes as federal prosecutors in Manhattan look into financial dealings in 2015 between amfAR, Harvey Weinstein and the American Repertory Theater, which produced Weinstein’s musical “Finding Neverland.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
February 08, 2018 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion designer Kenneth Cole has resigned as chairman of the board of the AIDS charity amfAR. The group's board of trustees said Cole and four other trustees agreed to "graciously" resign Wednesday after the board implemented term limits. Cole had served longer than the new limits...
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February 08, 2018 - 6:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City arts center that claims to be the oldest continually operating performing arts center in the country has named a Broadway producer as its new artistic director. David Binder — who has produced Broadway shows such as the 2004 revival of "A Raisin in the Sun" and the...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2011 file photo, Ben Vereen arrives at the opening night performance of the Broadway musical "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark" in New York. Vereen is apologizing to female actresses for “inappropriate conduct” while he directed a production of the musical “Hair” in Florida in 2015. The apology on Twitter comes a day after the New York Daily News reported several actresses at The Venice Theatre alleged sexually abusive behavior by Vereen, including unwanted kissing, inviting women to join him naked in his hot tub and making demeaning and degrading comments. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
January 05, 2018 - 12:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winner Ben Vereen is apologizing to female actresses for "inappropriate conduct" while he directed a production of the musical "Hair" in Florida three years ago. The apology on Twitter comes a day after the New York Daily News reported several actresses at The Venice...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2017, file photo, Donald Glover, who goes by the stage name Childish Gambino, performs at the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York. Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town and Pink will perform at the 60th Grammy Awards, which will also feature Broadway musical tributes by Patti LuPone and Ben Platt in honor of the show’s return to New York City. The Recording Academy announced Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, the first round of performers for the Jan. 28 awards show, held live from Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
January 04, 2018 - 10:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town and Pink will perform at the 60th Grammy Awards, which will also feature Broadway musical tributes by Patti LuPone and Ben Platt in honor of the show's return to New York City. The Recording Academy announced Thursday the first round of...
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People celebrate New Year as confetti fall down after the countdown to midnight in Times Square during New Year's celebrations, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Go Nakamura)
January 02, 2018 - 4:33 pm
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 and some eye-popping ticket prices. Ten shows last week earned more than $2 million, led by "Hamilton," ''The Lion...
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November 16, 2017 - 2:32 pm
LENOX, Mass. (AP) — The site of Leonard Bernstein's (BURN'-stines) longest-running gig is throwing the late composer a big birthday party. Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer home, is paying tribute to America's most celebrated maestro by dedicating its 2018 season to Bernstein. The...
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This book cover image released by HarperCollins shows "Unmasked," a memoir by Andrew Lloyd Webber. (HarperCollins via AP)
November 06, 2017 - 6:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The composer behind such iconic stage stories like "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Evita" and "Cats" is ready to tell his own. Andrew Lloyd Webber plans to release his autobiography "Unmasked" in March, which coincides with his 70th birthday. Lloyd Webber is considered one of the most...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2017, file photo, Kevin Spacey arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Spacey says he is “beyond horrified” by allegations that he made sexual advances on a teen boy in 1986. Spacey posted on Twitter that he does not remember the encounter but apologizes for the behavior. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 31, 2017 - 1:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The fallout facing Kevin Spacey widened Monday following an accusation that he allegedly made sexual advances on a teen boy, with Netflix pulling the plug on his hit show "House of Cards" and "deeply troubled" producers of the political thriller arriving on set to comfort cast mates...
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