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FILE - Lin-Manuel Miranda poses for a portrait during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 25, 2020.  The playwright, actor and songwriter shows his impressive hip-hop improv skills in “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme,” a documentary streaming on Hulu. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)

Liked 'Hamilton'? New documentary shows where it came from

Jul. 16, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — You've probably seen or heard the highly scripted side of Lin-Manuel Miranda. Now get to know the unscripted one. The playwright, actor and songwriter this month follows up the streaming live capture of his triumphant Broadway musical “Hamilton” with a documentary on Hulu...

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Despite coronavirus, 1 musical is holding auditions, online

Jul. 15, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Most theaters in America may be closed, but one musical isn't letting the coronavirus pandemic stop it from getting prepared to put on a show. “KPOP,” a musical exploring the world of Korean pop, is conducting a video-based global casting call in hopes of being ready whenever...

Theater union OKs 2 plans to return to post-virus live shows

Jul. 6, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The national labor union representing stage actors and managers has given the go-ahead for two Massachusetts theaters to resume theatrical performances, offering potential road maps for the national return to live performances. Actors’ Equity Association on Monday approved a one-man...

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New this week: Willie Nelson, Nick race special, 'Hamilton'

Jun. 29, 2020 5:11 PM 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 — “ Hamilton ”: Disney Plus does not want to throw away its shot. On Friday, the streaming service will debut...

FILE - In this December, 1960, file photo, then President-elect John F. Kennedy, standing at center, is surrounded by members of his family in home of his parents in Hyannis Port, Mass. Standing, left to right, are Ethel Kennedy, wife of Robert Kennedy; Steven Smith and wife Jean Kennedy Smith; Robert Kennedy; Patricia Kennedy Lawford; Sargent Shriver, Joan Kennedy, wife of Edward Kennedy; and Peter Lawford. Foreground, left to right: Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Joseph P. Kennedy and wife Rose Kennedy seated in front; Jacqueline Kennedy; and Edward Kennedy. The death on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, of Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of President Kennedy, means Camelot's inner circle is almost gone. (AP Photo, File)

Curtains for Camelot: Last Kennedy sibling's death ends era

Jun. 18, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Camelot's inner circle is just about gone — though its spirit, some say, is very much alive. Wednesday's death of Jean Kennedy Smith, an acclaimed former U.S. ambassador to Ireland and the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy, virtually erases those who were closest to...