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FILE - This Dec. 16, 2019 file photo shows composer and executive producer Andrew Lloyd Webber attending the world premiere of

Andrew Lloyd Webber releases first song from 'Cinderella'

Oct. 30, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Lloyd Webber is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of his “Jesus Christ Superstar” album with the first single from his latest musical, “Cinderella.” The rollicking song is called “Bad Cinderella” and it's sung by Carrie Hope...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Andrew Scott arrives for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles. Scott and Ian McKellen were among acting winners as Britain’s Laurence Olivier Awards celebrated the best of the London stage in bittersweet fashion Sunday night, Oct. 25, 2020 - most U.K. theaters remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Show goes on for Olivier Awards, even with UK theaters shut

Oct. 25, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Andrew Scott and Ian McKellen were among acting winners as Britain’s Laurence Olivier Awards celebrated the best of the London stage in bittersweet fashion Sunday night — most U.K. theaters remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Stage curtains came down when Britain...

In this Sept. 25, 2020 photo, President Donald Trump does a little dance after speaking at a campaign rally in Newport News, Va. Trump, a man who is famously particular about his appearance, is fully embracing doing a dad dance to the Village People's “YMCA” as the finale to his rallies in the campaign's closing stretch.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Trump the dancer? His moves to 'YMCA' at rallies are a hit

Oct. 21, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — He adjusts his coat. He gazes out at the crowd. And then he goes for it. President Donald Trump, a man who is famously particular about his appearance, is fully embracing doing a dad dance to the Village People's “YMCA” as the finale to his rallies in the campaign's...

This image released by Vivacity Media Group shows Elizabeth Stanley, left, and Celia Rose Gooding during a performance of

'Jagged Little Pill' leads Tony Awards nominations with 15

Oct. 15, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The sobering musical “Jagged Little Pill,” which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday, as the Broadway community took the first steps to...

This image released by Vivacity Media Group shows Celia Rose Gooding during a performance of

Select list of nominees for 2020 Tony Awards

Oct. 15, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Select nominations for the 2020 Tony Awards, announced Thursday. Best Musical: “Jagged Little Pill”; “Moulin Rouge: The Musical”; “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical” Best Play: “Grand Horizons”; “The Inheritance”;...

Musical "Jagged Little Pill" leads Tony Awards nominations with 15 nods in a pandemic-shortened season

Oct. 15, 2020 12:17 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Musical "Jagged Little Pill" leads Tony Awards nominations with 15 nods in a pandemic-shortened season.
FILE - In this Monday, Dec, 10, 2012 file photo, lyricist Herbert Kretzmer and his wife Sybil Sever attend the premiere for

Herbert Kretzmer, lyricist of Les Miserables, dead at 95

Oct. 14, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Herbert Kretzmer, the journalist and lyricist best known for his English-language adaptation of the musical Les Miserables, has died. He was 95. His family confirmed Wednesday that Kretzmer died after a long illness with Parkinson's disease at the London home he shared with his second wife,...

FILE - Broadway posters outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York on May 13, 2020.  Broadway theaters may be dark but there will be plenty of new online productions of some of classic plays this fall. “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Richards on Wednesday unveiled a seven weekly play run of livestreamed works to benefit The Actors Fund. They will stream on Broadway’s Best Shows and ticket buyers can access the events through TodayTix starting at $5. The plays include “The Best Man,” “This Is Our Youth,” Time Stands Still” and “Race” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Tony Award nominations to be announced Oct. 15

Oct. 8, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nominations for this year's Tony Awards have been set for Oct. 15, pitting 18 eligible shows in competition for 26 competitive categories in a coronavirus-shortened season. James Monroe Iglehart will announce the nominations on the Tony Awards' YouTube Channel at noon ET. No date was...

Theatre in North Carolina launches Billie Holiday musical

Oct. 5, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Gregory L. Horton said he likes to think of “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” as less a play than a “song-versation.” Horton is directing the season-opening musical about blues and jazz singer Billie Holiday for Cape Fear Regional Theatre....

Director Schele Williams is writing book on enslavement

Sep. 30, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway director Schele Williams is working on a book for young people about the history of enslavement. Abrams Children’s Books announced Wednesday that Williams' “Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History” will come out in October 2021. The publisher is...