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George Clooney to make his Broadway debut in a play version of movie 'Good Night, and Good Luck'

May. 13, 2024 13:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — George Clooney will make his Broadway acting debut next year in a familiar project for the Hollywood star: “Good Night, and Good Luck.” Clooney will play legendary TV journalist Edward R. Murrow in a stage adaptation of the 2005 movie that earned him directing...

Jayne Anne Phillips' novel 'Night Watch,' Eboni Booth’s drama 'Primary Trust' among Pulitzer winners

May. 07, 2024 10:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stories of race, slavery and the Civil War, real and invented, were winners this year for the Pulitzer Prizes. Jayne Anne Phillips' “Night Watch,” a mother-daughter saga set in a West Virginia asylum right after the war, was cited for fiction. Jacqueline Jones...

How Rita Moreno uses honors like an upcoming public television award to further her philanthropy

May. 06, 2024 07:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rita Moreno says it was always in her nature to be generous – to hold doors for people and help lighten a mother’s load if she was struggling with shopping bags and children. But Moreno, still the only Latina EGOT -- winner of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards...

Juro Kara, rebel playwright behind Japan's modern underground theater, dies at 84

May. 04, 2024 22:30 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Juro Kara, who helped shape Japan’s postwar avant-garde theater, defiantly yet playfully transforming the essence of Kabuki aesthetics into modern storytelling, has died. He was 84. The playwright, director and troupe leader died late Saturday from a blood clot in...

Select list of nominees for 2024 Tony Awards

Apr. 30, 2024 12:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Select nominations for the 2024 Tony Awards, announced Tuesday. Best Musical: “Hell's Kitchen'': ”Illinoise"; “The Outsiders”; “Suffs”; “Water for Elephants” Best Play: “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding”; “Mary Jane”; “Mother...

Broadway musical 'Hell's Kitchen' ties with the play 'Stereophonic' for a leading 13 Tony Award nominations each

Apr. 30, 2024 09:35 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway musical 'Hell's Kitchen' ties with the play 'Stereophonic' for a leading 13 Tony Award nominations each.

Movie Review: A lyrical portrait of childhood in Cabrini-Green with ‘We Grown Now’

Apr. 24, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

Two 11-year-old boys navigate school, friendship, family and change in Minhal Baig’s lyrical drama “We Grown Now.” It’s an evocative memory piece, wistful and honest, and a different kind of portrait of a very infamous place: Chicago’s Cabrini-Green public housing development. ...

Kit Harington leans into playing a bad guy in 'Blood for Dust'

Apr. 19, 2024 13:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kit Harington jumped at the chance to sport what he calls a “proper porn ‘stache" to play a drug-running killer in “Blood for Dust.” The “Game of Thrones” actor — who confirmed a Jon Snow-centered sequel is on ice — stars in the new film alongside...

Hillary Clinton and Malala Yousafzai producing. An election coming. ‘Suffs’ has timing on its side

Apr. 18, 2024 20:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shaina Taub was in the audience at “Suffs,” her buzzy and timely new musical about women’s suffrage, when she spied something that delighted her. It was intermission, and Taub, both creator and star, had been watching her understudy perform at a matinee...

Broadway-bound 'Sunset Boulevard' and star Nicole Scherzinger win big at London's Olivier awards

Apr. 14, 2024 17:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A radical restaging of Hollywood film noir musical “Sunset Boulevard” was the big winner on Sunday at the London stage Olivier Awards, taking seven trophies including best musical revival and best actress for American star Nicole Scherzinger. Soccer-themed...