Musical theater

May 24, 2018 - 10:19 am
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Actress and comedian Tina Fey has made a surprise visit to her former Pennsylvania high school. District officials say Fey stopped by Upper Darby High School in Upper Darby Wednesday to film a promotional video for her Broadway musical "Mean Girls." Fey graduated from Upper...
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This David Korins rendering provided by Margie Korshak Inc. shows one of the exhibits in "Hamilton: The Exhibition" that will debut on Chicago's Northerly Island beginning Nov. 17, 2018. Lin-Manuel Miranda and the producers of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" are bringing the immersive and interactive exhibit U.S. Founding Father to Chicago. The experience will be located in a temporary structure the size of a football field and tell the story of Alexander Hamilton and the founding of the U.S. (David Korins via AP)
May 07, 2018 - 4:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda and the producers of his hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" are bringing an exhibit to Chicago about the musical's Founding Father namesake. "Hamilton: The Exhibition" will be an immersive, interactive exhibit about Alexander Hamilton and the founding of the United...
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May 07, 2018 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The cast of the Carole King musical on Broadway is getting a super addition. "Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist will make her Broadway debut this summer when she steps into the title character of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," The Associated Press has learned. Benoist, who was...
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This image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows a performance of "SpongeBob SquarePants," in New York. The Tony Awards race is dominated by big established brands, including Disney's “Frozen,” J.K. Rowling's “Harry Potter” franchise, Tina Fey's “Mean Girls” and Nickelodeon's “SpongeBob SquarePants.” The nominations for the 72nd Tony Awards will be announced on Tuesday, May 1. (Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan-Brown via AP)
May 01, 2018 - 9:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two popular entertainment brands — Tina Fey's high school morality tale "Mean Girls" and the goofy undersea cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants" — lead the Tony Award nominations with 12 apiece. Another massive property, a play based on the wizard Harry Potter, also cast a spell, earning...
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April 30, 2018 - 6:04 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The lead actor in a production of the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton has called out Salt Lake City theater-goers who pulled out their cellphones during performances in Utah. Soon after the show ended, Joseph Morales called the behavior shockingly rude in a Tweet on Sunday...
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In this Jan. 25, 2012 photo provided by the University of California, Irvine, Donald McKayle watches a dancer in a studio on the campus of the UCI. McKayle, a modern dancer and choreographer who brought the black experience in America to the Broadway stage in musicals such as "Raisin" and "Sophisticated Ladies," has died. He was 87. His wife, Lea McKayle, told UCI that McKayle died Friday night, April 6, 2018. He was a UCI professor emeritus of dance. (Michelle S. Kim/UCI via AP)
April 09, 2018 - 11:45 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Donald McKayle, a modern dancer and choreographer who brought the black experience in America to the Broadway stage in musicals such as "Raisin" and "Sophisticated Ladies," has died. He was 87. His wife, Lea McKayle, told the University of California, Irvine that McKayle died...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, March 24, 2018, Lin-Manuel Miranda performs in support of gun control in Washington, USA. Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton is nominated in 13 categories, including best new musical, for the UK Olivier Awards to be announced later Sunday April 8, 2018, at London's Royal Albert Hall in London. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, FILE)
April 08, 2018 - 5:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — Historical hip-hop musical "Hamilton" took seven trophies including best new musical at British theater's Olivier Awards, where women's rights activists joined stage stars on the red carpet to support the Time's Up movement. Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about U.S. founding father...
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FILe - In this Feb. 16, 1999 file photo, Sammy Williams rehearses a song from the show "Too Old for the Chorus" at the ASCAP Foundation/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop in Burbank, Calif. Williams, who won a Tony Award in the original Broadway production of “A Chorus Line,” died of cancer in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 17, 2018. He was 69. (AP Photo/Jill Connelly, File)
March 21, 2018 - 6:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sammy Williams, who won a Tony Award in the original Broadway production of "A Chorus Line," has died. He was 69. Family spokeswoman and friend Brandee Barnaby says Williams died of cancer Saturday in Los Angeles. Williams won best featured actor in a musical in 1976 for the role of...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2015 file photo, Ruthie Ann Miles attends the 2015 Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Junket in New York. Miles was injured and her 4-year-old daughter Abigail was killed along with a 1-year-old when a driver lost control of her vehicle and slammed into them on a Brooklyn street. Police say Miles was walking with a friend who had the infant in a stroller when the driver struck them. Police say 1-year-old Joshua Lew was also killed. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
March 06, 2018 - 1:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 4-year-old daughter of a Tony-award winning actress was killed along with a 1-year-old when a driver apparently lost control of her vehicle and slammed into them as they crossed a Brooklyn street. Ruthie Ann Blumenstein, who goes by the stage name Ruthie Ann Miles, was injured...
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March 06, 2018 - 12:20 pm
LONDON (AP) — The West End production of "Hamilton" leads the field for Britain's biggest theater awards, the Oliviers. Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton opened in London in December. The show, whose varied score ranges from pop ballads to sexy R&B to...
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