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Charise Castro Smith brings Latin experience to 'Encanto'

Oct. 15, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Charise Castro Smith, the first Latino woman to co-direct a Walt Disney Animation Studios movie, admits that she has felt terrified at times. But when the chance to work on “Encanto” came around, she had no doubts. “I said, ‘I have to do this. I...

Hundreds gather for PEN America gala, hosted by Awkwafina

Oct. 05, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — PEN America held one of New York's first major indoor literary gatherings since the pandemic began last year, as hundreds met Tuesday night for the organization's annual gala to honor writers, community servants, political dissidents and such prominent public figures as Walt...

PBS Kids introduces a 6-year-old heroine with 'Alma’s Way'

Oct. 04, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alma has a dilemma: The 6-year-old New Yorker has tickets for a baseball game on Saturday with her grandfather, but she told her uncle she'd help him with a dance recital that day. “I promised I'd help him. I made a commitment,” she says, taking a...

Tonys Latest: ‘Moulin Rouge!’ wins best new musical crown

Sep. 26, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): ___ 10:45 p.m. “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie, has danced away with the best new musical Tony Award. ...

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ opens 2nd to ‘Shang-Chi’ at box office

Sep. 26, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

“Dear Evan Hansen” may have been a hit on Broadway, but the filmed adaptation of the Tony-winning show is off to a slow start at the box office in its first weekend in theaters. The Universal musical that’s playing exclusively in theaters grossed an estimated $7.5 million from 3,364...

Tonys: Broadway hopes to razzle-dazzle its way out pandemic

Sep. 23, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway is in need of a boost these days so it has smartly called on one of its most beloved, award-winning stage veterans for help — Audra McDonald. McDonald has been tapped to host the Tony Awards on Sunday, a telecast which theater producers hope...

Chenoweth, Miranda, Rivera and more to celebrate Broadway

Sep. 20, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many of Broadway's biggest lights — including Kristin Chenoweth, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chita Rivera and Idina Menzel — will make appearances at Sunday's TV celebration of Broadway’s return. Also due to grace the stage are Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh...

Emmys Latest: Sudeikis celebrates "big team win" for "Lasso"

Sep. 20, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

The Latest on The Emmy Awards in Los Angeles (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Jason Sudeikis took home best actor in a comedy series for his leading role in “Ted Lasso,” but the actor seemed more enthused to share the show’s victory with his...

Cheers greet the reopening of three mega-hit Broadway shows

Sep. 14, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Theater royalty — in the form of Kristin Chenoweth, Julie Taymor and Lin-Manuel Miranda — welcomed back boisterous audiences to “Wicked,” “The Lion King” and “Hamilton” for the first time since the start of the pandemic, marking Tuesday as the unofficial...

A fall movie season (like everything else) in flux

Sep. 07, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Cary Fukunaga has been waiting more than a year and a half for the biggest movie of his career, the James Bond film “No Time to Die,” to arrive in theaters. It has been a strange and surreal wait. Months before the much-delayed movie is even released on Oct. 8,...