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This combination photo shows, from left, Lynn Nottage, Lydia R. Diamond and Regina Taylor, who are contributing microplays for the “Theatre for One: Here We Are” project, all written and directed by Black, indigenous and women of color. Performances will begin on Aug. 20 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET and will be held each subsequent Thursday through Sept. 24. (AP Photo)

The always intimate Theatre for One goes online

Aug. 10, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus hasn't stopped the world's smallest theater. “Theatre for One,” where one audience member sees one short play performed by a single actor in a portable theater, has now gone online. “The experience is unique to Theatre for One. And in that sense, I...

Police: Train fatally hit Missouri man in western Nebraska

Aug. 6, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A Missouri man has died after being hit by a train in western Nebraska's Scottsbluff, police there said. The incident happened early Wednesday morning, when police were called to railroad tracks where a man had been hit be a westbound train, the Scottsbluff Star-Herald reported....

FILE -David Hare attends a special screening of

Writer David Hare turns his COVID-19 into a theater piece

Jul. 29, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-nominated writer David Hare says he’s turned his COVID-19 illness into a stage monologue about enduring “this quite extraordinary disease.” “Beat the Devil” will open in London as soon as officials deem it safe for theaters to get back into...

This image released by IFC Films shows Gemma Arterton, background, and Lucas Bond in a scene from

Review: A sweet tearjerker in WWII film ‘Summerland’

Jul. 29, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

“ Summerland ” might look like something you’ve seen before: A scenic story about a schoolchild who must leave London during the war and take up shelter with a reluctant caregiver. But while it is comfortingly familiar in many ways, and a little cliche and overwrought in others, it also has a...

La Scala general manager Dominique Meyer poses at the end of a press conference to present the fall 2020 program of concerts and ballets, in Milan, Italy, Monday, July 27, 2020. The presentation marks the reopening of one of the world’s most renown theaters following the coronavirus lockdown as well as support of artists who were left without work during the shutdowns.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

La Scala announces fall season as cultural life resumes

Jul. 27, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The famed La Scala opera house on Monday announced a fall program of concerts and ballets aimed as a signal of confidence that European cultural life can resume in full following the coronavirus lockdowns, and in support of artists who were left out of work during the shutdowns. La...

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...

FILE - In this May 26, 1963 file photo, Carl Reiner shows holds two Emmy statuettes presented to him as best comedy writer for the

Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies

Jun. 30, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old...

In this image released by PBS, Christine Lahti, portrays Gloria Steinem, right, in a scene from

Christine Lahti plays friend, feminist icon Steinem on PBS

Jun. 26, 2020 1:22 AM EDT

Christine Lahti's portrayal of Gloria Steinem in PBS' “Gloria: A Life” reflects both a veteran artist's skill and a passion for the subject. Lahti's discovery as a young woman of Steinem and other feminist leaders opened her eyes to sexism and inequality and “saved my life,” as the...

Playwright August Wilson to get Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Jun. 21, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — August Wilson is going Hollywood, after a fashion. The famed playwright from Pittsburgh will be honored with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles. Wilson was among the Hollywood Walk of Fame's 2021 honorees announced...

Unpublished play about North Carolina massacre rediscovered

Jun. 21, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The author of “A Raisin in the Sun” spent the last years of her life writing a play about Wilmington’s political coup and racial violence in 1898. That play was still unfinished in 1965 when Lorraine Hansberry died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 34....