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Liev Schreiber dons a collar to play a Catholic priest in revival of 'Doubt' on Broadway

Feb. 29, 2024 12:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Liev Schreiber was in a reflective mood one recent Sunday when he got a call about possibly starring in the play “Doubt” on Broadway. “I had just come out of Mass with my in-laws, which is odd for a Jewish boy from the Lower East Side,” the actor and new dad...

San Francisco Opera commissions Huang Ruo's `The Monkey King' for 2025 premiere, based on novel

Feb. 20, 2024 16:40 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Opera commissioned Huang Ruo to compose “The Monkey King,” based on an episode from the 16th century Chinese novel “Journey to the West,” for a fall 2025 premiere. David Henry Hwang, whose “M Butterfly” won the 1988 Tony Award for...

Off to Never Never Land: 'Peter Pan' flies again in a new tour after some much needed changes

Feb. 20, 2024 11:39 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A new, inclusive stage production of “Peter Pan” flies out on a U.S. tour this month, telling the classic tale of a boy who refuses to grow up — but without references that, ironically, have aged poorly. Gone are elements harmful to Native people, in are a few...

What to stream this weekend: 'Young Sheldon,' Amy Schumer, 'Oppenheimer' and lots and lots of JLo

Feb. 16, 2024 11:42 AM EST

Christopher Nolan's “Oppenheimer” arriving on Peacock and a documentary and album from Jennifer Lopez are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’...

As Marvel reveals the new ‘Fantastic Four’ cast, here’s a look back at all the past versions

Feb. 14, 2024 16:46 PM EST

Pedro Pascal is jumping from Star Wars to Marvel. The “Last of Us” and “Mandalorian” actor is set to play Reed Richards (also known as Mister Fantastic) in the newest incarnation of “The Fantastic Four,” the studio announced Wednesday. The rest of his squad was revealed,...

Los Angeles Opera to present Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' reimagined on film soundstage

Feb. 03, 2024 19:20 PM EST

The Los Angeles Opera opens its 2024-25 season Sept. 21 with Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” reimagined in a film studio and said Saturday it will present the company premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s “Ainadamar" while reducing its offerings from six main-stage productions to five. ...

Hasty Pudding honors 'Saltburn' actor Barry Keoghan as its Man of the Year

Feb. 02, 2024 20:59 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals roasted Barry Keoghan, best known for his roles in “Dunkirk,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” “Eternals,” and “The Banshees of Inisherin,” on Friday with its 2024 Man of the Year Award. ...

Annette Bening named Harvard's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Feb. 01, 2024 10:36 AM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Annette Bening, a two-time Golden Globe winner who recently received her fifth Oscar nomination, was named Thursday as the 2024 Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. The Pudding is the oldest theatrical organization in the...

Chita Rivera, revered and pioneering Tony-winning dancer and singer, dies at 91

Jan. 30, 2024 18:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Chita Rivera, the dynamic dancer, singer and actor who garnered 10 Tony nominations, winning twice, in a long Broadway career that forged a path for Latina artists and shrugged off a near-fatal car accident, died Tuesday. She was 91. Rivera's death was announced by...

Book Review: ‘Come and Get It’ takes readers back to school, blending gossip with weightier themes

Jan. 29, 2024 10:49 AM EST

It’s always fun to read books that take you back to your formative years. Kiley Reid’s sophomore novel, “Come & Get It,” is set in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the state university, where senior Millie Cousins works as a resident assistant. Millie is a young woman with a...