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At 'Funny Girl,' Lea Michele is in, Beanie Feldstein is out

Jul. 11, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lea Michele has been tapped to step in and lead the Broadway revival of the beleaguered “Funny Girl” this fall, an announcement made just hours after current star Beanie Feldstein revealed she was leaving the musical sooner than anticipated due to the show taking a "different...

British theater, film director Peter Brook dies at age 97

Jul. 03, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Peter Brook, a British theater and film director known for an influential and distinguished career which saw him garner worldwide acclaim, has died. He was 97. The two-time Tony Award winner, who had settled in France decades ago, directed the film adaptations of his...

Broadway's 'MJ' gets a box office bump after the Tony Awards

Jun. 22, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “MJ,” the hit-filled Broadway musical about the King of Pop, got a huge bump at the box office after nabbing four Tony Awards and getting valuable exposure in front of millions during its electric telecast performance. The Michael Jackson show may have lost the...

Cruise ship with Broadway stars to steam off in spring 2023

Jun. 21, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The maiden voyage of a cruise ship starring a boatload of musical theater stars — like Tony Award-winners Laura Benanti, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming and Lena Hall — will set sail next spring. The Broadway Cruise — heading roundtrip from New York City to...

NBA Finals, Jan. 6 hearing lead ABC to ratings win

Jun. 14, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC was the top-rated television network last week largely behind the NBA Finals, and its news division won bragging rights for the first prime-time hearing of the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The 5.2 million...

'A Strange Loop’ makes history at Tonys; ‘Company’ wins 5

Jun. 13, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “A Strange Loop,” an irreverent, sexually frank work about Blackness and queerness took home the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on Sunday, as voters celebrated Broadway’s most racially diverse season by choosing an envelope-pushing Black voice. ...

Tony Moments: A night for Broadway to reclaim its groove

Jun. 13, 2022 07:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Surely many in the audience were thinking it, but “Company” director Marianne Elliott said it most directly at Sunday's Tony awards: In the devastating two years since the pandemic hit, it “felt at times that live theater was endangered.” As in, the industry...

List of winners at 75th Tony Awards

Jun. 12, 2022 23:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The list of winners at the 75th Tony Awards, being held Sunday in New York: — Best Musical: “A Strange Loop” — Best Play: “The Lehman Trilogy.” — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Simon Russell...

'A Strange Loop' wins the Tony Award for best new musical

Jun. 12, 2022 23:05 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — 'A Strange Loop' wins the Tony Award for best new musical.

Tonys Latest | ‘A Strange Loop’ wins for best new musical

Jun. 12, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 11 p.m. “A Strange Loop,” an utterly unforgettable, idiosyncratic trip into one man’s psyche, has won the best new musical Tony Award, beating more commercial fare. Michael R....