Latest Musical theater News

Aaron Sorkin hits Broadway with an iconic courtroom drama

Dec. 11, 2018 3:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Sorkin is a huge fan of courtroom dramas, both as a reader and as a watcher. His first Broadway play was the swashbuckling military justice story, "A Few Good Men," and he's returned with another legal thriller this winter. But this time he had to shake off a real courtroom drama. A...

Dolly Parton builds on film successes with 'Dumplin"song

Dec. 7, 2018 2:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dolly Parton says she never really aspired to be "The Girl in the Movies," the title of her Golden Globe-nominated song from the new dramedy "Dumplin'." Co-written with hit machine Linda Perry, the song expresses the rebellious, plus-sized title character's secret longing to fit in, to...

Partial list of nominees for 76th Golden Globe Awards

Dec. 6, 2018 10:47 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A partial list of nominees for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: FILM: Drama: "Black Panther," ''BlacKkKlansman," ''Bohemian Rhapsody," ''If Beale Street Could Talk," ''A Star Is...

You will be able to hear Hugh Jackman sing on tour next year

Nov. 29, 2018 10:49 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman will launch his first ever world tour next year, performing at arenas mostly reserved for pop, rock and rap stars. The multi-talented entertainer announced his "The Man. The Music. The Show." tour on Thursday, which will feature Jackman singing songs from "The Greatest...

The Latest: Parade fans bundle up in bitter cold.

Nov. 23, 2018 2:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Macy's is apologizing for "technical difficulties" after fans watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade ripped into singer Rita Ora for what they saw as awkward lip-syncing. The British singer appeared out of sync with the...

Despite wind, balloons fly at Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade

Nov. 22, 2018 6:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Frigid weather and blustery winds didn't chill the enthusiasm at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, where spectators bundled up in blankets and sleeping bags and the giant character balloons flew lower than usual. SpongeBob, Charlie Brown, the Grinch and other big balloons were cleared for...

Man apologies for shouting 'Heil Hitler' at Baltimore show

Nov. 17, 2018 5:03 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man who yelled "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" at a theater performance of "Fiddler on the Roof" in Baltimore says he's sorry for the outburst. The Baltimore Sun reports that Anthony M. Derlunas II said in an interview with the newspaper that his comments were "beyond a mistake." The...

Man shouts 'Heil Hitler' at Baltimore theater, causing panic

Nov. 16, 2018 12:02 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore theater with menace when he began shouting "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" during intermission of a classic play set in a Jewish village in czarist Russia. The patron's outburst during a Wednesday night production of "Fiddler on the Roof" sent panicked...

Kurtag's first-ever opera makes long-awaited world debut

Nov. 15, 2018 7:28 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag's long-awaited, first-ever opera was hailed as "astonishing" and "a masterpiece" as it made its debut Thursday at the famed La Scala opera house, winning eight minutes of applause. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was in the royal box for premiere of "Fin...

NYPD helps Irish family buy tickets to 'Hamilton'

Nov. 14, 2018 6:39 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A family from Ireland is thanking a New York City police officer for helping them see the Broadway musical "Hamilton." The NYPD writes on Facebook that a woman waited in line for four days for tickets only to find out she was $20 short. That's when she turned to Officer Ricardo Dicandia of...