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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ opens 2nd to ‘Shang-Chi’ at box office

Sep. 26, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

“Dear Evan Hansen” may have been a hit on Broadway, but the filmed adaptation of the Tony-winning show is off to a slow start at the box office in its first weekend in theaters. The Universal musical that’s playing exclusively in theaters grossed an estimated $7.5 million from 3,364...

Tony Awards and TV special hope to be the jab Broadway needs

Sep. 26, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars, Grammys, Emmys and Golden Globes have all held their ceremonies during the pandemic. Now it's time for the Tony Awards, celebrating an art form that really needs the boost — live theater. Sunday's show has been expanded from its typical...

Women win top awards at San Sebastian film festival

Sep. 25, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Female actors and filmmakers swept the top awards at the San Sebastian film festival on Saturday, with the Golden Shell for the best film going to “Blue Moon" ("Crai Nou”) by Romanian director Alina Grigore. American actress and producer...

Alabama native portrays FDR in doc about his time in Georgia

Sep. 25, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — James Fowler has managed to combine two things he enjoys — history and acting. “If you’re a history teacher, you have to develop a sense of the dramatic,” Fowler said. “You have to infuse drama into your lectures to make them more...

Filmmaker revisits case that challenged her and her 2 moms

Sep. 24, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ry Russo-Young knew she had a story worth hearing, but it was one she was struggling to tell. As a youngster, Russo-Young was at the heart of a legal fight that drew headlines in 1990s America: The two mothers who raised her in New York, including one...

Coen premieres a stark 'Macbeth,' with Denzel and McDormand

Sep. 24, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Coen, in his first solo outing as a filmmaker, premiered a strikingly stark, black-and-white adaptation of Shakespeare's “Macbeth," with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, at the New York Film Festival on Friday. ...

A blurred movie year comes into focus at New York Film Fest

Sep. 23, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A movie year of fits-and-starts, delays and reversals has sometimes been difficult to track. Knowing just where and how a new movie premieres has become a sport of its own. Even for those closely following new films, it's been a sometimes exhilarating, sometimes befuddling...

Home that inspired 'The Conjuring' movie for sale for $1.2M

Sep. 23, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — Not afraid of ghosts and things that go bump in the night? The purportedly haunted Rhode Island farmhouse where the spooky happenings that inspired the 2013 horror movie “The Conjuring" occurred hit the market Thursday for the scary price of...

'Notting Hill,' 'The Duke' director Roger Michell dies at 65

Sep. 23, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roger Michell, the British stage, television and film director whose movies include the indelibly popular romcom “Notting Hill,” has died, his family said Thursday. He was 65. Michell’s family said in a statement that he died on Wednesday. They...

Review: In 'Dear Evan Hansen,' a Broadway hit ages poorly

Sep. 23, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

The journey from stage to screen, so often a perilous one, has been particularly bumpy for “Dear Evan Hansen.” The Broadway show, starring Ben Platt as a lonely, anxiety-racked teenager who turns into a social media sensation after exaggerating...