Theater

In this Oct. 14, 2019, photo, letters between poet T.S. Eliot and longtime confidante Emily Hale are displayed in Princeton, N.J. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 marks the first day that students, researchers and scholars can go to the Ivy League school in New Jersey to see these letters that many are saying may reveal more intimate details about Eliot's life and work. (Shelley Szwast/Princeton University Library via AP)
January 01, 2020 - 3:35 pm
After more than 60 years spent sealed up in a library storage facility, about 1,000 letters written by poet T.S. Eliot to confidante Emily Hale will be unveiled this week, and scholars hope they will reveal the extent of a relationship that's been speculated about for decades. Many consider Hale to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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December 31, 2019 - 8:43 pm
A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 1996, file photo, composer Jerry Herman displays his book "Showtune," in New York. Herman, the Tony Award-winning composer behind "Hello, Dolly!" and "La Cage aux Folles," has died at age 88. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)
December 27, 2019 - 12:52 pm
Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman, who wrote the cheerful, good-natured music and lyrics for such classic shows as "Mame," "Hello, Dolly!" and "La Cage aux Folles," died Thursday. He was 88. His goddaughter Jane Dorian confirmed his death to The Associated Press early Friday. He died of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018 file photo composer Allee Willis attends a post show reception in New York. Willis, a songwriter whose work included the Broadway musical "The Color Purple" as well as Earth, Wind & Fire's "September" and the "Friends" theme song, has died. She was 72. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini,File)
December 25, 2019 - 1:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Allee Willis, a songwriter whose work included the Broadway musical "The Color Purple" as well as the theme song from the TV show “Friends” and Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September,” has died. She was 72. The cause of death Tuesday was a cardiac event, her publicist, Ellyn Solis,...
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Author Elizabeth Spencer is pictured in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in front of a personal library in 2005. Spencer died on Dec. 22, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, at age 98, according to the playwright Craig Lucas. (News Observer via AP, File)
December 24, 2019 - 11:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Spencer, a grande dame of Southern literature who bravely navigated between the Jim Crow past and open-ended present in her novels and stories including the celebrated novella "Light In the Piazza," has died at 98. Spencer, who sometimes went by her married name Elizabeth...
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Taylor Swift, winner of the artist of the decade award, performs a medley at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 24, 2019. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
December 19, 2019 - 2:08 pm
Taylor Swift performing at the American Music Awards, the fabulous reaction Phoebe Waller-Bridge gave when winning a trophy at the Emmy Awards and the time Spike Lee gleefully jumped into the arms of Samuel L. Jackson at the Oscars are among the top entertainment moments of 2019. The list includes...
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This Dec. 2, 2019 photo shows actor Jonathan Majors during a portrait session in New York. Majors was named one of the breakthrough artists of the year by the Associated Press. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP)
December 19, 2019 - 1:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — How is a great actor made? For Jonathan Majors, the 30-year-old breakout star of “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” it started in drama school. It swelled with the discovery of August Wilson. It was provoked by teachers who pushed him to look deeper into himself and into...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Taylor Swift as Bombalurina in a scene from "Cats." (Universal Pictures via AP)
December 18, 2019 - 7:13 pm
There’s apparently enough groundbreaking technology used in “Cats” for NASA to send a rocket to unexplored parts of the universe — perhaps to a far-off planet where cats sing, dance on two legs, and recite T.S. Eliot poetry in half-Cockney accents. But let’s forget the much-discussed “digital fur...
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This image released by DKC/O&M shows Ed harris in a scene from the play “To Kill a Mockingbird," in New York. For one night only in February, the stage adaptation of Harper Lee's iconic book will be performed exclusively for 18,000 public school children free of charge at Madison Square Garden. ( Julieta Cervantes/DKC/O&M via AP)
December 18, 2019 - 11:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The hit play “To Kill a Mockingbird” is busting out of Broadway — and dunking at Madison Square Garden. For one night only in February, the stage adaptation of Harper Lee's iconic book will be performed exclusively for 18,000 public school children free of charge at the home of the...
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Taylor Swift attends the world premiere of "Cats," at Alice Tully Hall, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
December 17, 2019 - 10:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a special night for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber as he walked the red carpet for the world premiere of the film adaptation of his Tony Award-winning stage musical “Cats” Monday night. Speaking exclusively to The Associated Press, the 71-year old composer called Taylor Swift “...
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