Theater

FILE-- In this Tuesday, April 13, 2004 photo, Broadway producer Ben Sprecher speaks during a news conference in New York. On Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, Sprecher was arrested on child pornography charges. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 13, 2019 - 6:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Broadway producer whose first big-budget show was derailed by a con man's false financial promises was arrested Tuesday on child porn charges. Producer Ben Sprecher, 65, of Manhattan, was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography and released on $100,000 bail...
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FILE - This June 14, 2019, file photo shows actress Danielle Brooks posing for a portrait in New York to promote the seventh season of "Orange is the New Black." Brooks is a performer at her core, but she works behind the scenes, too. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)
August 06, 2019 - 12:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Danielle Brooks is a performer at her core, but the "Orange is the New Black" breakout actress works behind the scenes, too. Having already earned a Tony nomination for her Sofia in the 2014 Broadway revival of "The Color Purple," Brooks is now an executive producer of "Ain't Too...
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Jim Carrey participates in the Showtime "Kidding" panel during the Summer 2019 Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
August 02, 2019 - 1:49 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Ariana Grande returns to her acting roots with an appearance in Jim Carrey's series "Kidding." The Grammy-winning singer with the big vocal range guests in season two of the Showtime series that returns on Nov. 3. And yes, she sings. Carrey told a TV critics gathering...
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FILE - In this June 4, 1995 file photo, Harold Prince holds his Tony award for best director in a musical for "Show Boat," at Broadway's Minskoff Theater in New York. Prince, who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as “The Phantom of the Oepra,” "Cabaret," "Company" and "Sweeney Todd" and won a staggering 21 Tony Awards, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, after a brief illness in Reykjavik, Iceland. He was 91. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 31, 2019 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "Sweeney Todd" and won a staggering 21 Tony Awards, has died. Prince was 91. Prince's publicist Rick...
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FILE - This file image released by Disney shows, from left, young Simba, voiced by JD McCrary, Timon, voiced by Billy Eichner, and Pumbaa, voiced by Seth Rogen, in a scene from "The Lion King." The Walt Disney Co. is ruling the box office again with the record-breaking debut of “The Lion King” this weekend. The studio says Sunday, July 21, 2019 that the photorealistic remake devoured an estimated $185 million in ticket sales from 4,725 North American locations. It’s a record for the month of July, PG-rated films and the ninth highest opening of all time.(Disney via AP, File)
July 21, 2019 - 5:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of "The Lion King" devour opening weekend records for the month of July and PG-rated films, but "Avengers: Endgame" also crept...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 10, 2017 file photo, Paul McCartney performs at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. USA. McCartney is writing his first stage musical, an adaptation of classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”, it is announced Thursday July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Audette, FILE)
July 17, 2019 - 7:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney is writing his first stage musical, an adaptation of the classic movie "It's a Wonderful Life." The ex-Beatle is collaborating with "Billy Elliot" playwright Lee Hall and West End producer Bill Kenwright. McCartney said he'd never considered writing a musical, but after...
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This image released by Netflix shows Jharrel Jerome in a scene from "When They See Us." On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Jerome was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie. (Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix via AP)
July 16, 2019 - 3:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy nominations (all times local): 12:44 p.m. Actor Jharrel Jerome of "When They See Us" says he cried so much when he learned of his Emmy nomination that you would have thought he had lost a family member. Jerome told The Associated Press that it "was just...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Beyonce poses in the press room at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Beyonce is dropping a new original song from Disney’s live-action “Lion King.” The song, “Spirit,” will be released later Tuesday, July 9, 2019, and should get a push for Academy Award consideration. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 16, 2019 - 1:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé's "Homecoming" film has scored six Emmy nominations, while documentaries on Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and the disastrous Fyre Festival also picked up nominations. With Netflix's "Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé," the pop star personally earned four of the six nominations...
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Screens in Times Square are black during a power outage, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in New York. Authorities were scrambling to restore electricity to Manhattan following a power outage that knocked out Times Square's towering electronic screens and darkened marquees in the theater district and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
July 14, 2019 - 4:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A power outage crippled the tourist-filled heart of Manhattan just as Saturday night Broadway shows were set to go on, sending theater-goers spilling into siren-filled streets, knocking out Times Square's towering electronic screens and bringing subway lines to a near halt...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, file photo, actor Rip Torn attends the New York premiere of "Marie Antoinette." Award-winning television, film and theater actor Torn has died at the age of 88, his publicist announced Tuesday, July 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
July 10, 2019 - 11:06 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in television, theater, and movies, such as "Men in Black," and win an Emmy in his 60s for "The Larry Sanders Show," has died. He was 88. Torn died Tuesday afternoon at his home with...
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