Theater

FILE - This combination photo shows Hollywood and Broadway producer Scott Rudin at The National Board of Review Motion Pictures awards gala in New York on Jan. 11, 2011, left, and the cover of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird." Rudin is offering a compromise to community and nonprofit theaters that were forced to abandon productions of the play under legal threat. In a statement provided Saturday, March 2, 2019 to The Associated Press, Rudin said the theaters are being offered the right to perform writer Aaron Sorkin’s version of the play now on stage in New York. Rudin hopes this makes up for the “hurt” suffered by theater companies that were told to cancel what he called improperly licensed productions.(AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
March 02, 2019 - 6:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. forced to abandon productions of "To Kill a Mockingbird" under legal threat were offered an olive branch in the form of Aaron Sorkin's script for the Broadway version. Scott Rudin, producer of the New York adaptation...
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February 25, 2019 - 1:52 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The segregation-era road-trip drama "Green Book" was crowned best picture at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, handing Hollywood's top award to a film seen as a feel-good throwback by some and ridiculed as an outdated inversion of "Driving Miss Daisy" by others. In a year where...
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February 24, 2019 - 10:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 91st Academy Awards, which are being presented Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Rami Malek may have had a brief fall from the heights of his best-actor Oscar victory for "Bohemian Rhapsody" but he recovered in time...
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February 23, 2019 - 10:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It is decidedly casual inside the Dolby Theatre the day before the Oscars. Most people, celebrities included, are wearing jeans and sneakers, and in Brie Larson's case, a backpack, to practice presenting awards Saturday. Walking out with Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett looked...
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This undated image released by the Metropolitan Opera shows Eric Owens as Porgy, left, and Angel Blue as Bess in the Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess." The Metropolitan Opera will hire an all-black outside chorus next season for its first presentation in nearly three decades of the Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess," which opens the season on Sept. 23. (Paola Kudacki/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will hire an all-black outside chorus next season for its first presentation in nearly three decades of the Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess," which opens the season on Sept. 23. Performances of "Porgy and Bess," which premiered in 1935, are licensed by the Gershwin...
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FILE - This Feb. 1, 1993 file photo shows Pop superstar Michael Jackson performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. A stage musical about Jackson will now skip making its debut in Chicago and instead open Broadway in summer 2020. Producers said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, that “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” will no longer have pre-Broadway performances this fall in Chicago, blaming a recent Actors’ Equity strike over compensation for developmental labs. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, file)
February 14, 2019 - 2:07 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A stage musical about Michael Jackson will skip making its debut in Chicago and instead open on Broadway in summer 2020. Producers said Thursday that "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" will no longer have pre-Broadway performances this fall in Chicago, blaming a recent Actors' Equity...
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Actress Olivia Colman poses for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA awards in London, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
February 10, 2019 - 12:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — Tragicomic royal drama "The Favourite" was crowned the year's best U.K. film at Sunday's British Academy Film awards, in front of an audience studded with Hollywood stars and real British royalty. Yorgos Lanthimos' period drama has a total of 12 nominations for the U.K. equivalent of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 1970 file photo, British actor Albert Finney waves his cane while playing the title role in "Scrooge," at Shepperton Studios. British Actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of films from "Tom Jones" to "Skyfall" has died at the age of 82 his family said on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/R. Dear, File)
February 08, 2019 - 9:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Albert Finney, one of the most respected and versatile actors of his generation and the star of films as diverse as "Tom Jones" and "Skyfall," has died. He was 82. From his early days as a strikingly handsome and magnetic screen presence to his closing acts as a brilliant character...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Friday, April 8, 2011, Russian actor Sergei Yursky holds the Nika Award at a presentation ceremony in Moscow, Russia. Yursky, who died in Moscow on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at the age of 83, has been widely recognized as one of the most talented actors of his generation. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, File)
February 08, 2019 - 8:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Sergei Yursky, a renowned Russian film and stage actor who has been widely recognized as one of the most talented actors of his generation, has died. He was 83. The Mossovet Theater where Yursky worked said he died in Moscow on Friday. The Tass news agency quoted his daughter as...
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FILE - This Sept. 28, 2002 file photo shows author C.Y. Lee in New York. Lee, 102, the author of the best-selling “The Flower Drum Song” died on Nov. 8 in Los Angeles. The family decided at the time not to make his death public. (AP Photo/Gino Domenico, File)
February 04, 2019 - 7:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — C.Y. Lee, whose novel "The Flower Drum Song" became a best seller and the basis for a popular stage musical and Oscar-nominated film despite mixed critical reactions and concerns about stereotypes, has died at age 102. Lee's son, Jay Lee, told The Associated Press that his father...
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