Musical theater

May 17, 2017 - 10:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A musical version of "King Kong" is hoping to make Broadway go bananas. Officials at Global Creatures, the Australian company behind the hit arena show "Walking With Dinosaurs," said Wednesday their version of the classic ape story will land at the Broadway Theatre in the fall of...
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This image released by Boneau.Bryan-Brown shows, foreground from left, John Earl Jelks, Michelle Wilson, Johanna Day and Alison Wright during a performance of Lynn Nottage's play, "Sweat," at Studio 54 in New York. The play, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for drama on April 10, is a likely contender for a Tony Award for best play. Tony Award nominations will be announced on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan-Brown via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," a sung-through musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, which also saw nods for Bette Midler, Kevin Kline, Josh Groban, Danny...
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This image released by O&M/DKC shows Ben Platt, center, during a performance of "Dear Evan Hansen." Platt, the star of “Dear Evan Hansen,” with songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the recent Oscar winners for "City of Stars" from the movie “La La Land,” is a shoo-in for a nomination for best actor in a musical. Tony Award nominations will be announced on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Matthew Murphy/O&M/DKC via AP)
May 01, 2017 - 11:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If last year's Tony Award nomination announcement was pretty simple, this year's is much, much messier. The question around this time in 2016 was just how many Tony nods the megahit "Hamilton" would earn. This season there's a glut of 13 musicals all vying for four best new musical...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2016, file photo, Patti Murin attends the world premiere of "Me Before You," in New York. Disney Theatrical Productions announced Monday, April 17, 2017 that Murin and Cassie Levy will star in the upcoming stage adaptation of “Frozen." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 17, 2017 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The upcoming stage adaptation of "Frozen" has found its sisters Anna and Elsa — they'll be played by two Broadway veterans in Patti Murin and Cassie Levy. Disney Theatrical Productions unveiled the pair Monday. Levy has starred on Broadway in "Ghost," ''Wicked" and the 2014 revival...
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April 17, 2017 - 12:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The upcoming stage adaptation of "Frozen" has found its sisters Anna and Elsa — they'll be played by two Broadway veterans in Patti Murin and Cassie Levy. Disney Theatrical Productions unveiled the pair Monday. Levy has starred on Broadway in "Ghost," ''Wicked" and the 2014 revival...
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Amanda Holden poses for photographers upon arrival at the Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in central London, Sunday, April 9, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
April 09, 2017 - 2:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" cast its spell on British theater's Olivier Awards Sunday, winning eight prizes in the first half of the ceremony, including best new play. It could add to the tally later in the evening. "Cursed Child," which opens 19 years after the finale of J.K...
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Alison Bechdel visits the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt., where she was appointed Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont, Thursday April 6, 2017. Bechdel also was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant in 2014, which honors people who show "exceptional creativity" in their work and the likelihood of more. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
April 06, 2017 - 4:13 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's new cartoonist laureate has made a career out of illustrating the complexities of same-sex relationships and says the world has changed around her and is now much more accepting of her work. Alison Bechdel's memoir and graphic novel about growing up with a bisexual...
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March 21, 2017 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The off-Broadway phenomenon "The Fantasticks" will end its record-breaking run this summer. Producers said Tuesday that the musical will close June 4, having played a total of 21,552 performances in New York City. For nearly 42 years the show chugged along at the 153-seat Sullivan...
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March 15, 2017 - 10:48 pm
TRUMP TRAVEL BAN-LAWSUITS-JUSTICE Government calls ruling flawed, vows court fight UNDATED (AP) — The Justice Department calls a ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii that halts President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "flawed in reasoning and in scope." The agency said in a statement Wednesday...
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Adele poses in the press room with the awards for album of the year for "25", song of the year for "Hello", record of the year for "Hello", best pop solo performance for "Hello", and best pop vocal album for "25" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 13, 2017 - 12:57 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though Adele flubbed one of her live performances at the Grammys, she walked away the belle of the ball: She took home all five awards she was nominated for Sunday night, including album, record and song of the year. She beat Beyonce in the top three categories with her...
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