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A one-man 'A Christmas Carol' fills theater need in pandemic

Oct. 27, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What does the theater community desperately need during a time of social distancing? An actor who can play multiple characters onstage every night. Enter Jefferson Mays. Mays, who won a Tony Award for playing 40 characters in “I Am My Own Wife” and was Tony-nominated for...

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Hugh Laurie goes for bumpy political ride in PBS' 'Roadkill'

Oct. 27, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On screen, Hugh Laurie has been by turns irascible ("House"), villainous ("The Night Manager") and a comedic delight ("Jeeves & Wooster"). In a conversation about his latest project, PBS' “Roadkill,” he proved equally versatile. Laurie was thoughtful and charmingly wry...

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'Magic Tree House' books to be adapted into graphic novels

Oct. 27, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Pope Osborne is preparing her million-selling “Magic Tree House” series for a new adventure. She is teaming with playwright Jenny Laird and the illustrators-sisters Kelly Matthews and Nichole Matthews to adapt her work for graphic novels. The first release will be an...

Serbian police officers guard the street during a protest against a festival ''Mirdita-Dobar Dan'' organized by liberal groups from Serbia and Kosovo, in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Serbian police prevented dozens of right-wing extremists from disrupting a youth cultural event with Kosovo after similar groups in the past weeks broke into a cartoon exhibition and threatened artists in a theatre play about the 1995 killings in Srebrenica. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Serb police block right-wing disruption of event with Kosovo

Oct. 22, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian riot police on Thursday prevented dozens of right-wing extremists from disrupting a youth cultural event with Kosovo after similar groups in previous weeks broke into two exhibitions and threatened artists in a theatre play.. Riot police deployed around the venue in central...

This combination photo shows Justin Bieber, from left, Dua Lipa and Demi Lovato who will take part in various planned events urging Americans to vote. (AP Photo)

Celebrities unite to various get-out-the-vote efforts

Oct. 22, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the final days before the U.S. election, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Billie Jean King and Danai Gurira are urging Americans to vote. Here are some of the free, nonpartisan efforts: — Stars like Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, Mark Ruffalo, Dua...

FILE - Santa Claus waves during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 28, 2019, in New York. Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus, interrupting a holiday tradition started nearly 160 years ago. However, Macy's said the jolly old man will still appear at the end of the televised Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)

Santa Claus won't be coming to Macy's this year

Oct. 22, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus, interrupting a holiday tradition started nearly 160 years ago. More than a quarter of a million people come to see Santa at Macy’s in New York each year, the company said,...

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'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...

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Play about the Constitution streams in time for Election Day

Oct. 14, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Most playwrights want their works to remain relevant for decades to come. Not Heidi Schreck, not with “What the Constitution Means to Me.” “I often say that I can’t wait until the play is obsolete. I’m always like a little shocked by how it continues to be...

REMOVES REFERENCE TO HAMILTON - 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. 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)

Online fall Broadway play revivals attract starry casts

Oct. 14, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway theaters may be dark, but there will be plenty of new online productions of some of classic plays this fall with some starry self-isolating actors, including Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman, Patti LuPone, Laura Linney and David Alan Grier. Producer Jeffrey Richards on Wednesday...

'It's My Party!": Theatre presents women's suffrage play

Oct. 11, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The struggle for the right to vote was shared by women across America before the passage of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in 1920. Yet while they shared the vision of casting votes alongside their male counterparts, how they approached the mission was radically different....