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List of winners at 75th Tony Awards

Jun. 12, 2022 23:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The list of winners at the 75th Tony Awards, being held Sunday in New York: — Best Musical: “A Strange Loop” — Best Play: “The Lehman Trilogy.” — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Simon Russell...

Tonys Latest | ‘A Strange Loop’ wins for best new musical

Jun. 12, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 11 p.m. “A Strange Loop,” an utterly unforgettable, idiosyncratic trip into one man’s psyche, has won the best new musical Tony Award, beating more commercial fare. Michael R....

Designer Scott Pask creates 'a beautiful mess' on Broadway

Jun. 07, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Set designer Scott Pask was asked to create a roomful of junk on Broadway and somehow he turned it into something sublime. Tasked with designing the resale shop for a starry revival of David Mamet's “American Buffalo,” Pask filled, layered, built and made space...

Something old, something new — the costumes of Downton Abbey

May. 19, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue — all these elements went into the costuming of “Downton Abbey: A New Era.” While that phrase is usually applied to good luck tokens worn by brides on their big day, the new period drama not...

Unauthorized video of Jesse Williams onstage prompts outrage

May. 11, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Video of a naked Jesse Williams captured onstage in a shower scene from a Broadway play has been posted online, prompting an outcry from the producers and the union that represents actors and stage managers. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms the creation...

AP evidence points to 600 dead in Mariupol theater airstrike

May. 04, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — She stood in just her bathrobe in the freezing basement of the Mariupol theater, coated in white plaster dust shaken loose by the explosion. Her husband tugged at her to leave and begged her to cover her eyes. But she couldn’t help it — Oksana Syomina...

Injured Copperfield trick participant loses lawsuit appeal

Apr. 15, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld a jury’s findings that illusionist David Copperfield and the MGM Grand hotel-casino were not financially responsible for a British tourist’s injuries during a signature vanishing act at a Las Vegas Strip show in 2013. Gavin...