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Lin-Manuel Miranda: Shakespeare theater fire 'heartbreaking'

Jan. 14, 2019 3:51 PM EST

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — Investigators sought the cause Monday of a fire that destroyed the historic American Shakespeare Theatre, whose stage has been graced by the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Christopher Plummer and James Earl Jones. Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton,"...

Texas police say child's abduction staged to cover crime

Jan. 8, 2019 1:40 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police say the reported abduction of a missing 8-month-old boy was staged to cover up "foul play" involving the child. Police Chief William McManus declined to elaborate Monday on whether he believes King Jay Davila is alive. He would only say that investigators "believe...

Opera based on Sarah Kane's last play gets US premiere

Jan. 4, 2019 2:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Depression, rage, suicide: These are the dark ingredients of the last play written by Sarah Kane before she killed herself at age 28. Now an operatic version, as dazzling as it is disturbing, is having its U.S. premiere. "4.48 Psychosis," composed by Philip Venables and adapted from the...

Peter Masterson, actor, writer and filmmaker, dead at 84

Dec. 20, 2018 3:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Masterson, the playwright, filmmaker and actor with a knack for farce and drama whether co-writing the Tony-winning musical "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" or directing the movie adaptation of "The Trip to Bountiful," has died. Masterson's son, also called Peter, said his father...

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...

Author Jon Krakauer sues over adaptation of 'Into the Wild'

Dec. 8, 2018 4:59 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Author Jon Krakauer has filed suit over a musical adaptation of his 1996 book "Into the Wild." The Boulder Daily Camera reported Friday Krakauer originally agreed to let playwrights Nikos Tsakalakos and Janet Allard use his name and the book title but changed his mind because he...