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On Broadway, more visibility, yes, but also an unseen threat

Jun. 06, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At a lunch for Tony Award nominees last month, veteran theater producer Ron Simons looked around and smiled. It seemed appropriate that the gathering was held at The Rainbow Room. “I can guarantee you I have not seen this many people of color represented across...

Today in History: June 3, Barack Obama claims nomination

Jun. 03, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 3, the 154th day of 2022. There are 211 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 3, 1989, Chinese army troops began their sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations. ...

Singing about suffrage, and thinking about current struggles

May. 26, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Phillipa Soo says she noticed a change in the audience immediately. News had just dropped of the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, and there was a different vibe coming from the audience at “Suffs,” in which the former...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 29-June 4

May. 23, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 29-June 4: May 29: Actor Anthony Geary (“General Hospital”) is 75. Singer Rebbie Jackson is 72. Composer Danny Elfman (Oingo Boingo) is 69. Singer LaToya Jackson is 66. Actor Ted Levine (“Monk,” ″The Silence of the Lambs”) is 65....