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'The Phantom of the Opera' extends its long Broadway goodbye

Nov. 29, 2022 17:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The masked man of Broadway is going out strong. “The Phantom of the Opera” — Broadway’s longest-running show — has postponed its final performance by eight weeks, pushing its final curtain from February to April after ticket demand spiked. Last week, the...

New musical brings high-energy world of K-pop to Broadway

Nov. 23, 2022 18:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There are some familiar storylines in a new musical opening on Broadway — a singer and her relationship with the mentor who guided her; a newcomer trying to find his place; young women chasing their dreams. But they've never sounded quite like this. ...

Q&A: Tony Kushner on playing therapist to Steven Spielberg

Nov. 10, 2022 12:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Fabelmans” is Steven Spielberg's most autobiographical movie, but the introspection it required wasn't done in isolation. The film, rather, grew out of conversations between Spielberg and his frequent collaborator Tony Kushner, the “Angels in America”...

Review: In 'The Fabelmans,' Spielberg looks back in vanity

Nov. 08, 2022 13:33 PM EST

A movie by one of Hollywood's most successful directors that's based on his early life begins, appropriately enough, at a movie theater and ends in a movie back lot. “The Fabelmans” is clearly a very personal film for Steven Spielberg and it's as much a coming-of-age journey as a...

Emerging playwrights get a boost in Terrence McNally's honor

Nov. 03, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If it was show time at any of the city's myriad off-Broadway theaters, audience members could likely expect to see a theatrical giant in their midst — playwright Terrence McNally. McNally had a five-night-a-week habit of stopping into small theaters far from the...

Jury: Kevin Spacey didn't molest actor Anthony Rapp in 1986

Oct. 20, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury sided with Kevin Spacey on Thursday in one of the lawsuits that derailed the film star’s career, finding he did not sexually abuse Anthony Rapp, then 14, while both were relatively unknown actors in Broadway plays in 1986. The verdict in the civil trial...

McDonagh, Farrell, Gleeson get 'Bruges' band back together

Oct. 19, 2022 12:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Time be flyin’," it’s said in Martin McDonagh’s “The Banshees of Inisherin." It’s a sentiment shared by McDonagh and his two stars, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, who have reteamed 14 years after McDonagh’s pitch-black feature debut, “In Bruges.” ...

Review: A friendship ends in ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’

Oct. 18, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

What if, one day, your best friend decided that they didn’t want to be friends anymore? Not because of something that happened like a fight or some offense. You didn’t say something stupid while drunk. It’s not anything that can be apologized for or mended. It’s much worse than that. It’s...

Angela Lansbury, 'Murder She Wrote' star, dies at 96

Oct. 11, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Angela Lansbury, the scene-stealing British actor who kicked up her heels in the Broadway musicals “Mame” and “Gypsy” and solved endless murders as crime novelist Jessica Fletcher in the long-running TV series “Murder, She Wrote,” has died. She was 96. ...

Wendell Pierce calls his 'Death of a Salesman' a 'watermark'

Oct. 07, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wendell Pierce hopes that heading a Black-led cast in a historic revival of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” goes beyond exposing the classic American play to a new audience. “Whether people are seeing it for the first time or seeing it for the 20th...