Performing arts

Police guard during the demolition of the national theater building in Tirana, Monday, May 18, 2020. Albanian artists and opposition party supporters gathered for a second day Monday to protest the demolition of the crumbling National Theater building in the capital, which has triggered strong political tension amid a major heritage debate. (AP Photo/Gent Onuzi)
May 18, 2020 - 2:09 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian artists and opposition party supporters gathered for a second day Monday to protest authorities' demolition of the crumbling National Theater building in the capital, which has triggered strong political tension amid a major heritage debate. Defying a lockdown ban on...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2011 file photo, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, the music director for The Philadelphia Orchestra, poses for a portrait in Philadelphia. Nézet-Séguin’s income from the Metropolitan Opera in his first season as music director was about a quarter of what James Levine earned in his last full season as music director emeritus. His compensation in the 2018-19 fiscal year was $392,152, according to the company’s tax return released Friday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 15, 2020 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s earned $392,152 during his first portion of his first season as the Metropolitan Opera's music director, about a quarter of what James Levine earned in his last full season as music director emeritus. Nézet-Séguin’s compensation in the 2018-19 fiscal year...
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Mike Brown, vice president of Temple Live, speaks during a press conference at the Temple Live concert venue, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Fort Smith, Ark. The Arkansas Department of Health issued a cease and desist order on a planned concert, what would have been one of the first in the nation to start up again. Travis McCready of the band Bishop Gunn was scheduled to perform at the venue. (Charlie Kaijo/The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)
May 15, 2020 - 11:08 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas theater said Thursday it will postpone a country-rock concert that would have defied the state's ban on large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, days after health officials ordered the show shut down. The announcement by TempleLive in Fort Smith came...
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This image released by Disney Theatricals shows Ciara Renee as Elsa in the musical "Frozen." The big budget musical will not reopen when Broadway theaters restart, marking the first time an established show has been felled by the coronavirus pandemic. The Disney show opened in March 2018 and placed among the top five Broadway productions for both gross and attendance over both years it ran, often pulling in over $1 million. (Mary Ellen Matthews/Disney Theatricals via AP)
May 14, 2020 - 8:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The big budget musical “Frozen” will not reopen when Broadway theaters restart, marking the first time an established show has been felled by the coronavirus pandemic. The Disney show opened in March 2018 and placed among the top five Broadway productions for both gross and...
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May 13, 2020 - 9:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — John Macurdy, a bass who sang 1,001 performances at the Metropolitan Opera over four decades and created characters in notable world premieres, has died at 91, his wife said Wednesday. Macurdy died of natural causes on May 7 in Stamford, Connecticut, Justine Macurdy said. His career...
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May 13, 2020 - 1:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A stage musical about Michael Jackson has pushed its Broadway debut until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Preview performances of “MJ” are now set to begin in March 2021 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The musical — previously called “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough” — was to...
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In this photo taken Thursday, April 23, 2020, ballet student Eugene Ochieng, 12, poses for a portrait in the Kibera slum, or informal settlement, of Nairobi, Kenya. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing children to stay home and learn remotely but in the depths of Kenya's slums, 12-year-old ballet student Eugene Ochieng faces huge obstacles to remote learning: no computer, no internet access and very little space to practice. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
May 13, 2020 - 4:19 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is forcing children to stay home and learn remotely. But in the depths of Kenya’s slums, 12-year-old ballet student Eugene Ochieng faces huge obstacles to remote learning: no computer, no internet access and very little space to practice. With his...
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FILE - This March 20, 2020 file photo shows pedestrians in a sparsely populated Times Square in New York. COVID-19 has shaken theater fans and shuttered all New York City's venues, including Broadway, which grossed $1.8 billion last season and attracted a record 15 million people. How Broadway — one the city's jewels — will reopen is still not clear. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
May 12, 2020 - 3:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The shutdown on Broadway has been extended again — until at least early September. Although an exact date for performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for shows through Sept. 6. “While all...
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This combination of photos shows, from left, Katharine McPhee, Debra Messing and Megan Hilty, who will reunite May 20 to present a stream of the one-night-only 2015 Broadway concert of the musical within the TV show “Smash.” In the series, Hilty and McPhee played feuding actresses hoping to play Marilyn Monroe. (AP Photo)
May 12, 2020 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The cast of “Bombshell,” the fictional Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe, is coming together again to aid those confronting the coronavirus. Actors including Katharine McPhee, Debra Messing and Megan Hilty will reunite May 20 to present a stream of the one-night-only 2015...
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This combination of photos released by ABC shows McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg in scenes from the comedy series "The Goldbergs." Costume designer Keri Smith creates the signature looks for the fictional Beverly. (ABC via AP)
May 12, 2020 - 12:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The character Beverly Goldberg on ABC's hit comedy series “The Goldbergs” can elicit laughter before she even speaks, thanks to the over-the-top outfits that are a love letter to the mother of the show's creator and to 1980s fashion. "No dialogue necessary,” laughs “Goldbergs”...
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