Performing arts

November 15, 2017 - 11:13 am
BOSTON (AP) — In a Nov. 14 story about a stage production that was canceled at Brandeis University, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the performance was postponed from the fall to the spring. While the production was initially postponed, the playwright later decided to have it...
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This image released by the Metropolitan Opera shows a performance of "The Exterminating Angel," will be shown in selected theaters on Saturday. (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
November 14, 2017 - 10:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, that really is a stratospheric A above high C that Audrey Luna sings the first time we hear her in "The Exterminating Angel." The American coloratura soprano, one of many stars in the cast of Thomas Ades' new opera, recalled her reaction when the composer first broke the news...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, musician Johnny Clegg on stage at a farewell concert in Johannesburg. At 64, his pancreatic cancer in remission, Clegg performed as part of his "Final Journey" tour, delivering the hybrid songs inspired by Zulu and South African township rhythms, as well as pop, folk and country and western, that he developed in defiance of South Africa's apartheid system decades ago. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
November 12, 2017 - 9:42 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At 64, his pancreatic cancer in remission, South African musician Johnny Clegg kicked high and stomped five consecutive times — the signature move of Zulu war dancing — during a packed Johannesburg concert that he says is one of his last. Clegg performed what he called an "...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, Louis C.K. arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. The New York premiere of Louis C.K.’s controversial new film “I Love You, Daddy” has been canceled amid swirling controversy over the film and the comedian. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 10, 2017 - 3:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Louis C.K. has been accused of sexual misconduct toward several women, including masturbating in front of them to their horror and embarrassment, according to a report in The New York Times. Comedians Dana Min Goodman, Abby Schachner, Julia Wolov, Rebecca Corry allege the...
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This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Frances McDormand in a scene from "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." (Fox Searchlight via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 5:44 pm
That face. Frances McDormand's face is one of the first things you see in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," and it's impossible not to be struck by its pure decency. Perhaps it's a result of all the other roles we've seen this uniquely fearless actress play, on stage and screen, wrapped...
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This 2013 image released by DKC shows a scene from the London production of "From Here to Eternity." The digital theater streaming network BroadwayHD stream hits from London’s West End. (Johan Persson/DKC via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 11:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The digital theater streaming network BroadwayHD is growing bigger than its name. It will soon be the first to stream hits from London's West End. BroadwayHD will start offering current and recent offerings with "Wind in the Willows" from the London Palladium on Nov. 23, an...
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FILE - In a Monday April 1, 2013 file photo, Tony Shaloub poses at the premiere party for "The Company You Keep" hosted by Avion Espresso at Harlow in New York. ‘Monk’ star Tony Shalhoub returns to Broadway in an ‘irresistible’ show as an Egyptian band leader in ‘The Band’s Visit’. ‘The Band’s Visit’ opens Nov. 9, 2017. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 07, 2017 - 11:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's always a little startling to hear Tony Shalhoub talk in his regular voice. After all, he spends so much time onstage and onscreen trying on other peoples' accents. The Emmy winner has played Germans, Greeks, Hispanics and Russians and even a space alien in the "Men in Black"...
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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 - 7:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The composer behind such iconic stage stories as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Evita" and "Cats" is ready to tell his own. Andrew Lloyd Webber plans to release his autobiography "Unmasked" on March 6, which loosely coincides with his 70th birthday on March 22. While there have been...
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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 - 2:44 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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October 30, 2017 - 2:10 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A ballet dancer who was seriously injured in a Rhode Island hit-and-run over the summer has returned to the stage. Festival Ballet Providence dancer Jordan Nelson was riding his bike in June when he was struck by a car. He suffered skull fractures and a broken clavicle. WLNE...
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