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Wisconsin lawmakers send anti-abortion bills to governor

Oct. 27, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to a package of anti-abortion bills, many of which Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vetoed two years ago and is all but certain to reject again. Republicans do not have enough...

Caissie Levy gets uncomfortable in 'Caroline, Or Change'

Oct. 27, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Caissie Levy has vacated her palace on Broadway for a modest Louisiana home. She has traded in being a queen for a stepmother. And she couldn’t be happier. The singer and actor who led the “Frozen” cast as Elsa before the pandemic now stars in a...

Enforcement of indoor vaccine mandates proves uneven in US

Oct. 26, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Go out for a night on the town in some U.S. cities and you might find yourself waiting while someone at the door of the restaurant or theater closely inspects your vaccination card and checks it against your photo ID. Or, conversely, you might be waved right through just by...

'Tyhoid Mary' play at Wyoming school takes on timely topic

Oct. 24, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cheyenne’s Central High School theater program is returning in full capacity with a surprisingly relevant and intimate production of “Typhoid Mary.” The play tells the story of Mary Mallon, an Irish cook who immigrated to America in the early...

David Byrne says audiences seem 'thrilled' to be in theater

Oct. 20, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Since returning to Broadway's “American Utopia” after the pandemic pause, David Byrne has noticed a few things about his audience: It seems younger, a little more diverse and people are juiced to see live entertainment again. “They're thrilled,...

Puppet Little Amal arrives in UK after journey across Europe

Oct. 19, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A giant puppet of a Syrian refugee child created to symbolize millions of displaced children landed Tuesday on the coast of southeast England on the last leg of a 5,000-mile (8,000-kilometer) journey across Europe from the border of Syria. The 11.5-foot...

Smaller shows will go on at Ida-damaged Louisiana theater

Oct. 17, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Shows will go on at a historic Louisiana theater despite damage from Hurricane Ida. The Columbia Theatre in Hammond is converting a conference center into a venue for entertainment while repairs and planned renovations are made. The Hammond Star...

Actors of Indian descent proud to lead Broadway's 'Aladdin'

Oct. 14, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As kids growing up in different states, Shoba Narayan and Michael Maliakel shared a love of one favorite film — “Aladdin.” Both are of Indian descent, and in the animated movie, they saw people who looked like them. That shared love has gone...

Actor dies in accident at Bolshoi Theater

Oct. 10, 2021 04:28 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say an actor has died in an accident during a scene change at Moscow's Bolshoi theater. The reports cited witnesses as saying that the actor appeared to have exited the stage on the wrong side during a Saturday evening performance of...

Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell, Darren Criss eye Broadway

Oct. 08, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A revival of David Mamet’s “American Buffalo” with Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss was in rehearsal when the pandemic closed Broadway theaters. Now it's planning a return back with the same starry cast. The Neil Pepe-directed...