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'Children of a Lesser God' writer Mark Medoff dies at 79

Apr. 24, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

Mark Medoff, a provocative playwright whose "Children of a Lesser God" won Tony and Olivier awards and whose screen adaptation of his play earned an Oscar nomination, has died in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He was 79. Medoff died Tuesday in a hospice surrounded by family, according to his daughter, Jessica Bunchman....

Showtime: 18th Tribeca opens in Harlem with 'The Apollo'

Apr. 24, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th Tribeca Film Festival moved uptown on Wednesday for an opening night that honored an elder New York institution: the Apollo Theater. Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" premiered at the iconic Harlem music hall whose 85-year history is chronicled in Williams' documentary. The movie...

'Avengers: Endgame' poised to topple box-office records

Apr. 24, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — By any measure, the release of "Avengers: Endgame" is a movie-theater event unlike any other. When the 22nd film in Marvel Studios' saga opens in North American theaters on Thursday night, it will land on more screens than any movie ever has in U.S. and Canadian theaters. And even still,...

Demian Bichir announces the passing of wife Stefanie Sherk

Apr. 24, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demian Bichir announced the death of his wife, Canadian actress and model Stefanie Sherk, in a heartfelt message on Instagram. The Mexican actor wrote early Wednesday that Sherk died "peacefully" on April 20. She was 37. "It has been the saddest and toughest time of our lives and we...

Review: A portrait of Rudolf Nureyev in 'The White Crow'

Apr. 24, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

The great Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev does not come across as particularly likable in "The White Crow ," Ralph Fiennes' elegant biopic of his early years. Nureyev is arrogant, cruel, entitled, irritable and deeply resentful of his modest, peasant upbringing. Yet this prodigy of dance and voracious...

Review: 'Avengers: Endgame' is Marvel's machine in high gear

Apr. 24, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

Satisfaction is a complicated concept in Marvel Land. On the one hand, every morsel of pre-release information is obsessively pored over in feverish anticipation. But by the time the movie is coming out, a sudden hush comes over die-hard fans who, to avoid spoilers, have abandoned their phones, detached from the...

Oscars amend a few rules but not for Netflix

Apr. 24, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars have tweaked a few rules, but not any that would limit the eligibility of Netflix films at the Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Pictures' board of governors early Wednesday announced a handful of changes passed during its annual April rules meeting. But the biggest news was...

British stage director Peter Brook awarded Spanish prize

Apr. 24, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish foundation has awarded one of the country's most prestigious awards to British theater and film director Peter Brook for opening "new horizons in contemporary dramaturgy." The jury that awards the Princess of Asturias Awards said Wednesday that the 94-year-old Brook "continues to...

'War of the Roses' author Warren Adler dies at 91

Apr. 24, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling author Warren Adler who chronicled dysfunction and duplicity, most notably in his divorce novel "The War of the Roses," a dark comedy that was made into a hit film has died. He was 91. Adler died at his Manhattan home on April 15. The Washington Post reports that his son...

Alec Baldwin is passionate about preserving the planet

Apr. 23, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin said Tuesday that his passion about preserving the planet for future generations was sparked by meeting indigenous people who are guardians of their lands at the 2015 Paris conference that adopted the landmark agreement to tackle global warming. Baldwin was at U.N....