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Tony Award-nominee Sara Bareilles sees a future with both stage work and her music

Jun. 02, 2023 13:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Sara Bareilles signed on for a two-week, stripped down production of “Into the Woods” off-Broadway, she had no idea the adventure would lead to Broadway and a Tony Award nomination. She also had no idea it would become a moving tribute to composer Stephen Sondheim. ...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jun. 01, 2023 13:37 PM EDT

Brunswick News. May 31, 2023. Editorial: Solutions to gun violence aren’t a mystery Anyone who remembers the old western movies will recall how villains on horseback would ride into small towns in the frontier and randomly shoot up the place. Innocent bystanders...

Movie Review: Sydney Sweeney is brilliant in ‘Reality,’ based on true story of NSA whistleblower

May. 31, 2023 17:51 PM EDT

“Reality,” a new movie starring Sydney Sweeney, is largely set in one empty room. There is nothing on the walls. There are no chairs or rugs, just a stark and ugly room in a nondescript rental property in a downtrodden neighborhood. Its script is as minimalistic — lifted directly from the...

Florida drama teacher who includes deaf students in school shows will receive a special Tony Award

May. 31, 2023 10:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The special Tony Award that honors educators will go this year to a drama teacher in Florida who has closed the gap between the deaf and hearing worlds by having productions performed in both voice and American Sign Language. Jason Zembuch-Young, artistic director...

Jordan Donica, Tony Award nominee for 'Camelot,' is Broadway's rising star

May. 30, 2023 11:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jordan Donica was about 9 or 10, his aunt took him to New York City with a mission: Get the notion of making it on Broadway out of his system. Thankfully, that mission failed spectacularly. “It was raining and I was dancing through the streets of Times...

Ed Ames, '50s pop singer with Ames Brothers and '60s TV star in 'Daniel Boone,' dies at 95

May. 27, 2023 22:22 PM EDT

Ed Ames, the youngest member of the popular 1950s singing group the Ames Brothers, who later became a successful actor in television and musical theater, has died. He was 95. The last survivor of the four singing brothers, Ames died May 21 from Alzheimer's disease, his wife, Jeanne...

French courtroom drama 'Anatomy of a Fall' wins Palme d’Or, top prize of Cannes Film Festival

May. 27, 2023 15:26 PM EDT
CANNES, France (AP) — French courtroom drama 'Anatomy of a Fall' wins Palme d’Or, top prize of Cannes Film Festival.

Movie review: Julia Louis-Dreyfus reteams with Nicole Holofcener in 'You Hurt My Feelings'

May. 24, 2023 17:16 PM EDT

If I didn’t like Nicole Holofcener’s latest film, would I tell her? OK, sure, it wouldn’t be so odd for a critic to give an unvarnished opinion. But what about a sibling? Or a spouse? If they didn’t care for Holofcener’s movie, what’s more important: Being honest or...

Jodie Comer scales heights on Broadway in 'Prima Facie,' a play that challenges the legal system

May. 23, 2023 12:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The script for the play “Prima Facie” didn't languish after landing in Jodie Comer's inbox. Fitting for an urgent call for change, the script demanded action. It would not be denied. “Sometimes when things present themselves, it’s impossible to say no,”...

Actor Adam Driver chosen as honorary starter for Indianapolis 500

May. 23, 2023 10:06 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time Academy Award nominee Adam Driver, who will soon be starring as Enzo Ferrari in a biopic of the Italian automobile magnate, will serve as the honorary starter for the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Driver perhaps most famously played...