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Do the 'Time Warp' again — 'Rocky Horror' show will travel

Sep. 29, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grab your toilet paper. Bring a flashlight. Don't forget a newspaper — or your fishnets. A touring, interactive version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is hitting the road to celebrate the cult film's birthday with screenings, live shadow casts, the...

New this week: 'Reasonable Doubt,' 'Blonde' and Björk

Sep. 26, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Andrew Dominik’s long-delayed, NC-17 rated epic about Norma Jean Baker, or Marilyn Monroe, is...

TV hit ‘Peaky Blinders’ expands story through dance show

Sep. 26, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Steven Knight looks astounded, almost lost for words. He’s just watched contemporary dance company Rambert run through scenes from the first act of their “Peaky Blinders” production, based on the hit TV show that he wrote and created. Watching the immediate...

`Otello,' Rossini's not Verdi's, staged in Philadelphia

Sep. 26, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rossini’s “Otello” premiered in 1816, and the musical adaptation of Shakespeare's famous play was a hit for seven decades. Then Verdi’s version debuted in 1887 and was acclaimed as a pinnacle of the art form, causing Rossini’s version to recede into a rarity. ...

2018 Miss Louisiana Holli’ Conway-Fields gets to Broadway

Sep. 24, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Holli’ Conway-Fields has always dreamed of seeing her name in lights since she was a child. Falling in love with movies and later theater she knew being a performer was her destiny. Now she is making those dreams come true. Conway-Fields was born in...

Annette O'Toole savors 'Virgin River' role as real, freeing

Sep. 23, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Annette O'Toole is reveling in her “Virgin River” role as the unpredictable mayor of a small town whose woodsy, peaceful setting belies its residents' roller-coaster lives. Her character is older but not always wiser, including in love. That goes against...

Review: Corky Siegel’s blues knocks down musical boundaries

Sep. 21, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

“MORE Different Voices,” Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues (Dawnserly Records) For more than half a century, Corky Siegel has brought new colors to the blues. “MORE Different Voices” is the latest endeavor by the composer/arranger to bridge musical genres and cultural divides,...

'The Phantom of the Opera' to close on Broadway next year

Sep. 16, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Phantom of the Opera” — Broadway’s longest-running show — is scheduled to close in February 2023, the biggest victim yet of the post-pandemic softening in theater attendance in New York. The musical — a fixture on Broadway since 1988, weathering...

Rapper-actor Common to make his Broadway debut in November

Sep. 16, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper and actor Common will make his Broadway debut this fall in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Between Riverside and Crazy.” The Oscar-, Emmy-, and Grammy Award-winner will join actors Stephen McKinley Henderson, Elizabeth Canavan, Liza...

Meet Little Amal: A puppet celebrating New York City's roots

Sep. 15, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's latest celebrity visitor is stopping traffic even in this jaded, larger-than-life town. Little Amal, a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, is on a 17-day blitz through every corner of the Big Apple as part of a theater project hoping to...