Theater

Steven Spielberg
Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY
January 15, 2019 - 10:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg has cast an unknown 17-year-old from New Jersey to play Maria in his remake of "West Side Story." Deadline first reported Monday the director picked Rachel Zegler after auditioning more than 30,000 hopefuls. The high school student from Clifton posted photos of...
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In this Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, photo Carole King, third from right, poses for photos with the cast of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre after a performance in New York. King appeared Saturday night, sitting at a baby grand piano and showing all the love in her heart as she sang "Beautiful," the final song to celebrate the show's fifth anniversary on Broadway. (AP Photo/Brooke Lefferts)
January 13, 2019 - 11:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Anything can happen in live theater, and audience members seeing "Beautiful," the life story of Carole King, got a surprise when King appeared in the role of herself to celebrate the show's fifth anniversary on Broadway. The packed house at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre erupted into...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY
January 11, 2019 - 7:00 am
The mega hit musical "Hamilton" opens Friday in Puerto Rico for a limited time, to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Maria.
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FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall, during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, in New York. The long-gesticulating Franklin biopic “Respect” is going ahead with stage director Liesel Tommy set to direct. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
January 10, 2019 - 3:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The long-gesticulating Aretha Franklin biopic "Respect" is going ahead with stage director Liesel Tommy set to direct. MGM announced Thursday that Tommy will helm the film, which is to star Jennifer Hudson. The "Dreamgirls" actress was cast as the late Queen of Soul in January 2018...
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Olivia Colman poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy for "The Favourite" at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 09, 2019 - 12:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — Wickedly funny royal comedy-drama "The Favourite" lived up to its name Wednesday, leading the race for the British Academy Film Awards. Yorgos Lanthimos' film received 12 nominations for the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars, including best film, best director and best actress, for Olivia...
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This undated photo provided by the Bexar County Sheriff's Office in San Antonio, Texas shows Christopher Davila. Police in San Antonio say the reported abduction of Davila's missing 8-month-old boy was staged to cover up "foul play" involving the child. Police Chief William McManus declined to elaborate Monday, Jan.7, 2018, on whether he believes King Jay Davila is alive. He would only say that investigators "believe there was foul play." Christopher Davila, told police Friday that his son was in his car when the vehicle was stolen. (Bexar County Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 08, 2019 - 5:14 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio father staged the abduction of his 8-month-old son in a fake car theft plot to cover up "foul play," and the infant has still not been found, police said. The baby's father, Christopher Davila, was charged with child endangerment hours after reporting Friday that...
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January 07, 2019 - 1:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The labor union representing theatrical performers is demanding that its members no longer participate in any developmental stage work with commercial producers, putting Broadway's pipeline of new musicals and plays under threat. Actors' Equity, which represents more than 51,000...
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In this Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 file photo, host Anthony Anderson speaks at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. The NAACP Image Awards will be televised live for the first time from the Dolby Theatre. NAACP and TV One officials announced Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, that the 50th awards ceremony will be televised on the cable network at the venue in Hollywood, Calif., on March 30. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 04, 2019 - 12:53 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NAACP Image Awards will be televised live for the first time from the Dolby Theatre. NAACP and TV One officials announced Thursday that the 50th awards ceremony will be televised on the cable network at the venue in Hollywood, California, on March 30. The event will spotlight...
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Confetti drops over the crowd as the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's celebration in Times Square as seen from the Marriott Marquis in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
January 02, 2019 - 5:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway producers had plenty of reasons to pop the bubbly as 2018 wound down, with many shows recording their most profitable weeks despite some eye-popping ticket prices. Eight shows last week earned more than $2 million for the week ending Dec. 30, led by "Hamilton," ''The Lion...
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December 28, 2018 - 7:57 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Frank Adonis, an actor best known for his roles in Martin Scorsese films including "Goodfellas," ''Raging Bull" and "Casino," has died. He was 83. His wife, Denise, told TMZ and Fox News that he died Wednesday in Las Vegas after several years of illness, mostly from kidney problems...
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