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Widow of National Black Theater Festival founder dies

Jan. 05, 2022 13:09 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin, who succeeded her late husband as board chairman and executive producer of the National Black Theatre Festival, has died. She was 76. A news release from the North Carolina Black Repertory Company said Hamlin died on Monday. The...

Live theater in London, NYC grapple with new virus outbreaks

Dec. 16, 2021 18:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Many stages on both Broadway and the West End have been forced to go dark once more as the live theater community grapples with backstage outbreaks of the coronavirus and its variants, temporarily closing everything from London’s revival of “Cabaret” starring Eddie Redmayne...

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. ...

'Rust' tragedy, labor climate frame Hollywood contract vote

Nov. 11, 2021 19:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In weighing his vote on a proposed union contract with Hollywood producers, veteran stagehand Matthew “Doc” Brashear looked closely at the agreement and beyond, to the now-closed New Mexico film set where a cinematographer died. For crew member...

EXPLAINER: Guns on movie sets: How does that work?

Oct. 22, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died Thursday after Alec Baldwin fired a loaded weapon that was handed to him by an assistant director who mistakenly believed it was safe to use on the New Mexico set of “Rust.” Director Joel Souza was also hit and injured but has since been released from...