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Rosmarie Trapp, whose family inspired 'Sound of Music,' dies

May. 19, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

Rosmarie Trapp, whose Austrian family the von Trapps was made famous in the musical and beloved movie “The Sound of Music,” has died. She died Friday at the age of 93 at a nursing home in Morrisville, Vermont, Trapp Family Lodge announced. Her brother Johannes is president of the...

Beanie Feldstein, Jane Lynch bond backstage at 'Funny Girl'

Apr. 18, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For her third birthday party, Beanie Feldstein was asked what she wanted for its theme. The answer was obvious to her and anyone who knew her: “Funny Girl.” Even at that tender age, Feldstein was a super fan of the musical, blasting the cast album and watching...

Meet Jon Batiste, new Grammy winner with plenty going on

Apr. 04, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Batiste wears so many hats he may need a closet for them all — recording artist, bandleader, musical director, film composer, museum creative director and scion of New Orleans musical royalty. The multi-instrumentalist won five Grammys on Sunday and despite being on TV all...

Ariana DeBose wins Oscar for best supporting actress

Mar. 28, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ariana DeBose lived up to Oscar predictions and followed the path of her “West Side Story” predecessor Rita Moreno. DeBose won the best supporting actress trophy Sunday for her breakout performance as the fierce Anita, 60 years after Moreno claimed the award...

Musical about the making of the film 'Jaws' finds its star

Mar. 21, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The stage musical about the making of the classic film “Jaws” has speared its leading man — Jarrod Spector. Tony-nominated Spector, whose Broadway credits include “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” and “The Cher Show,” will play Steven Spielberg in...

Harvard senior's Disney-inspired Korean musical a hit online

Mar. 04, 2022 01:48 AM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Disney has done the frozen Nordic princess, the Chinese warrior princess and many others in between. But a Korean princess? Not so much. Harvard University student Julia Riew has set out to fix that. The 22-year-old Korean American senior wrote...