Performing arts

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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May 24, 2018 - 8:34 am
MILAN (AP) — Mezzosoprano Cecilia Bartoli is returning to Milan's famed La Scala opera house next year for a three-year Baroque music collaboration, the opera house announced Thursday. The program is part of general manager Alexander Pereira's focus on bringing neglected Italian musical traditions...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2006 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine conducts the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. The Metropolitan Opera says it found credible evidence that conductor James Levine engaged in sexually abusive or harassing conduct with seven people during his tenure with the company that included inappropriate touching and demands for sex acts over a 25-year period, Friday, May 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 18, 2018 - 10:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera said in court documents Friday that it found credible evidence that conductor James Levine engaged in sexually abusive or harassing conduct with seven people that included inappropriate touching and demands for sex acts over a 25-year period. The Met fired...
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This May 17, 2018 photo shows two costumes from the 2001 film, "Zoolander," and two costumes from the 2016 film "Florence Foster Jenkins," on display as part of the “Creating the Illusion: Costumes & Characters from the Paramount Pictures Archive” exhibit at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster, Ohio. The exhibit opens Saturday and runs through Aug. 12. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)
May 18, 2018 - 3:41 pm
LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Costumes play a leading role as movies transport viewers to other times, open doors to foreign cultures, and imagine wars in distant galaxies. Now, some of those ensembles are on display for the first time in "Creating the Illusion: Costumes & Characters from the...
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This image released by ABC shows Roseanne Barr, left, and John Goodman in a scene from the comedy series "Roseanne." Expect "Roseanne" to cool it on politics and concentrate on family stories when it returns for the second season of its revival next year. ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey noted that as the first season went on, the focus shifted from politics to family. She said that direction will continue next season. (Adam Rose/ABC via AP)
May 15, 2018 - 6:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Expect "Roseanne" to cool it on politics and concentrate on family stories when it returns for the second season of its revival next year. That was the word from ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey as she introduced the network's plans for next year on Tuesday. The show's return...
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A dead body lays under a blanket after a knife attack Saturday that left at least two dead including the assailant in central Paris, early Sunday May 13, 2018. A knife-wielding assailant killed at least one person and injured four others in a lively neighborhood near Paris' famed Opera Garnier before he was killed by police Saturday night. The Islamic State group claimed the attacker as one of its "soldiers. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 12, 2018 - 8:31 pm
PARIS (AP) — A knife-wielding assailant killed a 29-year-old man and injured four others in a lively neighborhood near Paris' famed Opera Garnier before he was killed by police Saturday night. The Islamic State group claimed the attacker as one of its "soldiers." Counterterrorism authorities took...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2006 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine conducts the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. Performances by the former Metropolitan Opera music director have been withdrawn from the company’s Sirius XM satellite and online radio channel, a large percentage of the company's history. Levine, the company's leading force as music or artistic director from 1976-2016, was fired as music director emeritus on March 12 after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 10, 2018 - 8:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Performances by former Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine were withdrawn from the company's Sirius XM satellite and online radio channel, a large percentage of the company's history. Levine, the company's leading force as music or artistic director from 1976-2016, was...
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May 09, 2018 - 6:19 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A fairy-tale thriller from a Danish composer who created an operatic version of "The Handmaid's Tale" will make its debut at the Santa Fe Opera in the summer of 2019, as the open-air desert venue shifts course under new management. Leaders of the Santa Fe Opera on Wednesday...
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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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