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Today in History

Oct. 12, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2021. There are 80 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 12, 2000, 17 sailors were killed in a suicide bomb attack on the destroyer USS Cole...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 10-16

Oct. 04, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 10-16: Oct. 10: Actor Peter Coyote is 80. Actor Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”) is 75. Actor-dancer Ben Vereen is 75. Singer Cyril Neville of The Neville Brothers is 73. Actor Jessica Harper (“Pennies From Heaven,” ″My...

From 007 to Macbeth: Daniel Craig plots return to Broadway

Sep. 29, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off his turn as James Bond, Daniel Craig has his next project lined up and its also got plenty of blood being spilled. Craig will return to Broadway in 2022 as Macbeth in a revival of Williams Shakespeare's tragedy, with Ruth Negga making her...

‘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...

A mixed box office weekend as ‘Free Guy’ tops again

Aug. 22, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

Four new films with major stars from Hugh Jackman to Michael Keaton opened in North American movie theaters this weekend and only the one with animated puppies fared well. But it wasn’t enough to beat out Ryan Reynolds’ action-comedy “Free Guy,” which topped the charts for the second...

'On Broadway' documentary offers hope for New York theater

Aug. 19, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway is down right now, struggling to reopen after being shuttered during the pandemic. But it has been down before and gotten back up. That's the message of “On Broadway,” a new documentary celebrating the history of the Great White Way. ...

Review: A past-obsessed, underwater world in 'Reminiscence'

Aug. 18, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

Just as surely as climate change is scarring the land and warming the seas, it is also flooding our movies. The planet's imperiled future has been in the DNA of disaster movies like “The Day After Tomorrow” for years, of course. But lately, climate has taken a more...

New this week: 'Nine Perfect Strangers,' Lorde and 'Annette'

Aug. 16, 2021 10:57 AM 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 — What's your appetite for grandiose meta-musicals starring Adam Driver, Marion...

Plumber turned political candidate busted in Capitol riot

Jul. 28, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City plumber who's moonlighted as a fringe political candidate is in hot water for allegedly storming the U.S. Capitol during January's insurrection, boasting about it on social media and then trying to cover his tracks. Daniel Christmann, a...