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Tony-nominated actress Ann Crumb dies from cancer at 69

Nov. 1, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Crumb, a Tony Award-nominated actress who originated the role of Rose Vibert in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Aspects of Love," has died. She was 69. Crumb died Thursday from ovarian cancer at her parents' home in Media, Pennsylvania, according to her vocal coach, Bill Schuman. Crumb was the...

New cruise ship stars a raft of bona fide Tony Award winners

Oct. 24, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winners Alan Cumming, Norbert Leo Butz and Laura Benanti are headlining an interesting venue for a clutch of Broadway stars — a cruise ship. The trio of performers will be joined by Sierra Boggess, Jenn Colella, Norm Lewis and Taylor Louderman for the inaugural sailing of...

Laurence Fishburne, others to honor Jessye Norman at funeral

Oct. 7, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The public funeral for opera star Jessye Norman has been set for Saturday in Georgia and will feature tributes from actor Laurence Fishburne, civil rights activist Vernon Jordan and Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald. The funeral will be at the William B. Bell Auditorium in Augusta. A...

Broadway dims lights in memory of veteran Phyllis Newman

Sep. 27, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lights will be dimmed on Broadway in memory of Phyllis Newman, a Tony Award-winning performer who died last Sunday at 86. The lights on the Great White Way will disappear at about 7 p.m. just after sunset. Newman died in New York after complications from a longtime lung disorder. She won...

The Latest: Stars party at gala Emmy or no Emmy

Sep. 23, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 71st annual Emmy Awards, being presented at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 9:11 p.m. No Emmys, no problem. Winners and losers party afterward. Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown and their "This Is Us" co-stars made their way to the post show...