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Danville has an airport _ for 2 weekends, it's also a stage

Oct. 6, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The flight has been canceled. Jim, Steve and their recently hired assistant, Zoe, are having to deal with an airline representative to arrange transportation and lodging, since the next available flight to their destination isn't until 0-dark-hundred the next morning. But this is...

Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow to play Bill, Hillary Clinton

Oct. 4, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Roseanne" star Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow of "The Crown" are poised to star as Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton in a new Broadway play. "Hillary and Clinton," by Lucas Hnath, author of "A Doll's House, Part 2," is slated to open on Broadway in spring 2019. The play is...

Biography of playwright, activist Larry Kramer in the works

Oct. 3, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first biography of playwright and gay activist Larry Kramer will be written with the full support of the subject himself. Bill Goldstein has been tapped to write the authorized biography by Henry Holt and Co. The book, not yet titled, will draw on interviews with Kramer; his husband...

Denzel Washington launches August Wilson House renovation

Sep. 27, 2018 1:55 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Actor Denzel Washington has helped mark the start of renovations at playwright August Wilson's childhood home in Pittsburgh. The Tribune-Review reports Washington headlined a ceremony at the house Wednesday. The actor led a $5 million fundraising effort to restore it. Renovations are to...

AP Interview: NATO chief plays balancing act with Russia

Sep. 25, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday he wants a more constructive relationship with Russia — even as the Western alliance is taking measures to respond to Moscow's increasing military assertiveness. It's a delicate balancing act. Stoltenberg met Tuesday with...

Nevada senator rallies with president he used to criticize

Sep. 20, 2018 11:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republicans' chances of keeping their majority in the U.S. Senate have become shakier as races in red states such as Texas have tightened, but the party's most vulnerable member insists he's bullish about his re-election in Nevada. Sen. Dean Heller has faced tight races before but never...

'Assassination Nation' wants to get under your skin

Sep. 20, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Assassination Nation" is trying to make you uncomfortable. The film even starts out with about a dozen "trigger warnings" previewing the horror that is to come in this internet age Salem witch trial about four teenage girls who become the enemies of an entire town when a hacker stars...

EU chief aims to boost euro's role in world markets

Sep. 12, 2018 10:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he'll unveil plans this year to boost the euro's role in financial markets, which are dominated by the dollar. Juncker said Wednesday that "we have to do more so that our single currency can fully play its role on the international...

German theater company's Ibsen play canceled in China

Sep. 12, 2018 8:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German theater company is ending a tour of China early after a theater canceled two showings of Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People." German authorities say they regret the cancellation. Tobias Veit, the director of Berlin's Schaubuehne theater, told German news agency dpa Wednesday two...

Iran detains artists over Shakespeare performance

Sep. 10, 2018 6:08 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have detained two artists over a theatre production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Cultural official Shahram Karami told the official IRNA news agency Monday that Iran's judiciary had ordered the detention of the play's director, Maryam Kazemi, and the...