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FILE - In this April 10, 2014, file photo, actor Nick Cordero attends the after-party for the opening night of

Broadway veteran Nick Cordero dies from virus complications

Jul. 6, 2020 7:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2012 file photo, actor Ian Holm appears at the premiere of

'Chariots of Fire,' 'Lord of the Rings' actor Ian Holm dies

Jun. 19, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ian Holm, a versatile British actor whose long career included roles in “Chariots of Fire” and “The Lord of the Rings” has died. He was 88. Holm died peacefully Friday morning in a hospital, surrounded by his family and carer, his agent Alex Irwin said in a...

This image released by PBS shows Holland Taylor portraying the late Texas Gov. Ann Richards in a scene from

Holland Taylor's Ann Richards: 'A woman for all seasons'

Jun. 18, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Holland Taylor earned a Tony nomination for her portrayal of charismatic Texas politician Ann Richards, but the actor deserves acclaim for her research and writing skills as well. Taylor crafted “Ann” after digging into Richards’ life and character. The reward was a...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The Oscars are implementing some big changes, including having a set number of best picture nominees and to-be-determined representation and inclusion standards for eligibility. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Friday that there will be 10 best picture nominees beginning with the 94th Academy Awards in 2022. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony because of coronavirus

Jun. 15, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network said Monday that the 93rd Academy Awards will now be held April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than originally planned because of the pandemic’s effects on the...

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo, playwright Larry Kramer attends Acria's 19th Annual Holiday Dinner Benefit in New York. Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Manhattan of pneumonia. He was 84. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)

Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

May. 27, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84. Bill Goldstein, a writer who was working on a biography of Kramer, confirmed the news to...

FILE - This May 5, 2019 file photo shows host Mario Lopez on stage at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. The Daytime Emmy Awards are skipping a theater ceremony because of the coronavirus but the honors will be presented on a TV broadcast on June 26. Nominations for the 47th annual Daytime Emmys will be announced Thursday on CBS’ “The Talk,” with categories including best drama series, talk show and game show. The TV academy that organizes the daytime awards had announced it wouldn’t hold the traditional theater ceremony out of pandemic safety concerns. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Daytime Emmys back on TV, but with socially distanced show

May. 20, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Daytime Emmy Awards are skipping a theater ceremony because of the coronavirus but the honors will be presented on a TV broadcast. CBS' decision to air the awards on June 26 is a bright spot for the daytime honors, which had been consigned to an online presentation in recent years as...

This image released by TNT shows Daveed Diggs, seated second left, and Katie McGuinness, standing second left, from the sci-fi series

Daveed Diggs lets out his inner sci-fi fan in 'Snowpiercer'

May. 15, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daveed Diggs was sorting through the many TV offers coming his way a few years ago when, as the Tony Award-winning actor puts it, “there was a lot of ’Hamilton’ fairy dust attached to me.” One series that caught his interest was TNT's...

FILE - This July 9, 2016 file photo shows The

Disney makes filmed version of 'Hamilton' streamable in July

May. 12, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This July Fourth holiday, you’ll be able to see the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton” perform the musical smash about a Founding Father from the comfort of your couch. The Walt Disney Company said Tuesday it will put the live capture of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s...