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Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91

Nov. 27, 2021 18:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died. He was 91. ...

Perfectionist. Genius. Icon. That was Stephen Sondheim

Nov. 26, 2021 20:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In 2010, the year he turned 80, Stephen Sondheim had to endure a public fuss when a Broadway theater was being renamed in his honor. At a ceremony outside the 1,055-seat auditorium on West 43rd Street, the composer looked sheepish by the time he got to...

Taylor Swift fans revel in ‘All Too Well’ film lyrics, clues

Nov. 12, 2021 20:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift's fans know how to look for careful clues and Easter eggs in her lyrics and music videos, so anticipation was high when the pop star dropped a short film going deeper into her romantic life on a fan favorite song. The 13-minute “All Too...

New this week: 'Sopranos' prequel, Jon Stewart and Carlile

Sep. 27, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Jake Gyllenhaal teams up with director Antoine Fuqua and screenwriter Nic...

Tonys Latest: ‘Moulin Rouge!’ wins best new musical crown

Sep. 26, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): ___ 10:45 p.m. “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie, has danced away with the best new musical Tony Award. ...

Tonys: Broadway hopes to razzle-dazzle its way out pandemic

Sep. 23, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway is in need of a boost these days so it has smartly called on one of its most beloved, award-winning stage veterans for help — Audra McDonald. McDonald has been tapped to host the Tony Awards on Sunday, a telecast which theater producers hope...

Review: Jake Gyllenhaal carries claustrophobic ‘The Guilty’

Sep. 22, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

An emergency dispatch center doesn’t exactly sound like the most visually exciting place to set an entire film. But the technical limitation of being imprisoned in a soulless office while high stakes action takes place off screen can be an inspired storytelling gimmick in the right hands,...

Gyllenhaal, Fuqua on the van that made 'The Guilty' possible

Sep. 21, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Gyllenhaal was driving when a COVID-19 supervisor called and told him to pull the car over. This was in November 2020, when U.S. cases were skyrocketing and Gyllenhaal was days away from starting shooting on “The Guilty,” a thriller about a...

Chenoweth, Miranda, Rivera and more to celebrate Broadway

Sep. 20, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many of Broadway's biggest lights — including Kristin Chenoweth, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chita Rivera and Idina Menzel — will make appearances at Sunday's TV celebration of Broadway’s return. Also due to grace the stage are Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh...

A Toronto Film Festival that straddles normal and virtual

Sep. 08, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

Film festivals like those in Cannes and Venice are hard to compete with in terms of glamour. But the power of the Toronto International Film Festival is in its audiences. TIFF, a sprawling showcase of fall movies, generates enormous amounts of buzz not from formal red...