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The Latest: Reuters: We'll celebrate when reporters are free

Apr. 15, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 7 p.m. Reuters' leaders say they're proud that the news service won Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting and breaking news photography, but they're dismayed that two reporters are in prison for their award-winning work. Thomson...

In Cantonese opera, Trump finds his twin brother in China

Apr. 14, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — With the blond wig and red tie, the star of the Cantonese opera in Hong Kong may look familiar. The Chinese actor and singer has the lead role in "Trump on Show," a four-day comedic opera reimagining the U.S. president's personal life and his fictional twin brother who lives in China. The...

Go behind the dancing to see what fueled FX's 'Fosse/Verdon'

Apr. 8, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He was a director and choreographer whose signature was the backward lean and the pelvic thrust. She was his muse and a ferocious dancer in her own right. They were perfect together and they were also terrible together. The complex, fiery relationship Bob Fosse had with Gwen Verdon is the...

Winners of 2019 Olivier Awards for London stage productions

Apr. 7, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The winners of the 2019 Olivier Awards, honoring achievement in London theater, opera and dance: New Play: "The Inheritance" New Musical: "Come From Away" New Comedy: "Home I'm Darling" Entertainment and Family Show: "A Monster Calls" Revival: "Summer and Smoke" Musical Revival: "Company"...

'Come From Away,' 'The Inheritance' score at Olivier Awards

Apr. 7, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — "The Inheritance", an epic drama about gay lives in New York, and musicals "Come From Away" and "Company" were the big winners at British theater's Olivier Awards on Sunday, receiving four trophies apiece. "Come From Away," inspired by a small Canadian town that sheltered thousands of...

The Latest: Musical about town post-9/11 wins London award

Apr. 7, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Olivier Awards honoring London stage productions (all times local): 9:10 p.m. "Come From Away" has been named best new musical at Britain's Olivier stage awards. The show about a small Newfoundland town that sheltered thousands of stranded airline passengers after the 9/11...

Flint water crisis takes center stage in new play

Apr. 4, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Flint water crisis has been the subject of several documentaries and even a network drama, but now the issue is taking center stage in a new play at the University of Michigan. Playwright José Casas spent nearly three years interviewing more than 80 people in order to...

John Leguizamo to tour with his 'Latin History for Morons'

Apr. 1, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — John Leguizamo is taking his irreverent one-man comedy show about Latin history on the road. The comedian will kick off a 12-state U.S. tour of his "Latin History for Morons" with a two-night stand at the Apollo Theater in New York starting June 20. He'll then visit New Jersey, Minnesota,...

Stage makeup brings Paris' Sorbonne into blackface debate

Mar. 28, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A theater production promoted with a photo showing actors wearing dark brown makeup has given France's esteemed Sorbonne University its own version of the blackface scandals that chastened politicians in the United States and luxury fashion companies in Italy. Activists from four anti-racism...

10 emerging writers receive $50,000 Whiting grants

Mar. 21, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Poet Tyree Daye will finally have some time to really write, and not think too much about money. "I can take the summer off and pay down some debts," Daye, from Youngsville, North Carolina, said Wednesday night after accepting his $50,000 Whiting Award, given annually by the Whiting...