Theater

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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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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FILE - This July 9, 2016 file photo shows The "Hamilton" marquee at the Richard Rogers Theatre in New York. The Walt Disney Company said Tuesday, May 12, 2020, it will offer the live capture of Miranda’s show on Disney TV Plus starting on July 3. It had been slated to be in movie theaters in October, 2021. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)
May 12, 2020 - 9:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — This July Fourth holiday, you’ll be able to see the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton” perform the musical smash about a Founding Father from the comfort of your couch. The Walt Disney Company said Tuesday it will put the live capture of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s show on Disney TV Plus...
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In this Feb. 11, 2011, photo, Ben Stiller, left, and his father Jerry Stiller arrive at the Help Haiti benefit honoring Sean Penn hosted by the Stiller Foundation and The J/P Haitian Relief Organization, in New York. Comedian veteran Jerry Stiller, who launched his career opposite wife Anne Meara in the 1950s and reemerged four decades later as the hysterically high-strung Frank Costanza on the smash television show “Seinfeld,” died at 92, his son Ben Stiller announced Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
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May 11, 2020 - 2:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Stiller, who for decades teamed with wife Anne Meara in a beloved comedy duo and then reached new heights in his senior years as the high-strung Frank Costanza on the classic sitcom “Seinfeld" and the basement-dwelling father-in-law on “The King of Queens,” died at 92, his son...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 filer, a woman wearing a sanitary mask walks past La Scala Opera house in Milan, Italy. Milan’s famed La Scala opera house on Thursday, May 7, 2020 unveiled a virtual journey through the storied theater and its archives with Google Arts & Culture in what turned out to be a strangely ideal moment: with theaters throughout Italy and the western world closed due to coronavirus. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
May 07, 2020 - 1:50 pm
MILAN (AP) — Milan’s famed La Scala opera house on Thursday unveiled a virtual journey through its ornate premises and rich archives via Google Arts & Culture, with serendipitous timing as theaters throughout Italy and the western world remain closed due to the coronavirus. The project has been...
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FILE - This Oct. 26, 1959 file photo shows American mezzo-soprano Rosalind Elias arriving at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York to attend a performance of Verdi's "Il Trovatore." Elias, who created roles in a pair of Samuel Barber world premieres and made her Broadway debut at age 81, died Sunday May 3, 2020. She was 90. (AP Photo/Ray Howard, File)
May 05, 2020 - 3:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rosalind Elias, an American mezzo-soprano who created roles in a pair of Samuel Barber world premieres and made her Broadway debut at 81, has died. She was 90. Elias had been slowed by congestive heart failure for the past six months, according to her manager, Robert Lombardo, but...
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This combination photo shows the cover of "The Nickel Boys," left, and a portrait of author Colson Whitehead. Whitehead won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his work on Monday, May 4, 2020. (Doubleday, left, and Madeline Whitehead/Doubleday via AP)
May 04, 2020 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead became the rare author to receive Pulitzers for consecutive books when his novel about a brutal Florida reform school during the Jim Crow era, “The Nickel Boys,” was awarded the fiction prize Monday. Three years ago, he won for his Civil War era novel “The...
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Six-year-old Muneefa Nazir, a Kashmiri girl whose right eye was hit by a marble ball shot allegedly by Indian Paramilitary soldiers on Aug. 12, stands outside her home in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sept. 17, 2019. The image was part of a series of photographs by Associated Press photographers which won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
May 04, 2020 - 5:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 5 p.m. The Pulitzer Prizes had something new this year — the inaugural award for audio reporting. The award announced Monday went to the collaboration between the staff of “This American Life,” Molly O’...
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