Trial for acclaimed theater director opens in Russia

Nov 7, 2018

The fraud trial of arguably Russia's best-known contemporary theater and film director has opened in Moscow

Arts professionals respond in the year since #MeToo movement

Oct 12, 2018

Arts professionals from acting schools to labor unions are responding in the year since the #MeToo movement put the spotlight on harassment in the entertainment business

Kathleen Turner to make Metropolitan Opera debut

Oct 11, 2018

Kathleen Turner will make an unexpected Metropolitan Opera debut in Donizetti's "The Daughter of the Regiment" in the non-singing role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp

Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow to play Bill, Hillary Clinton

Oct 4, 2018

"Roseanne" star Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow of "The Crown" are poised to star as Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton in a new Broadway play

Darren Criss readies festival celebrating musical theater

Oct 3, 2018

Darren Criss says adding "Emmy winner" to his name feels good since it "used to be Emmy loser"

Biography of playwright, activist Larry Kramer in the works

Oct 3, 2018

The first biography of playwright and gay activist Larry Kramer will be written with the full support of the subject himself

Post-Kevin Spacey, Old Vic 'guardians' fight workplace abuse

Oct 1, 2018

A year after it became an unwilling focus for Britain's #MeToo movement, the Old Vic Theatre says it is trying to stamp out abuses of power in all workplaces

Joe Masteroff, story writer for the musical 'Cabaret,' dies

Sep 29, 2018

Joe Masteroff, the Tony Award-winning story writer of the brilliant, edgy musical "Cabaret" and the touching, romantic "She Loves Me," has died at 98.

Ban on film depicting women's love story to resume in Kenya

Sep 28, 2018

A lawyer says the first Kenyan feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival has gotten overwhelming audience support since a court temporarily lifted a ban imposed by censors over the movie's gay content

Award-winning 'Dear Evan Hansen' musical spreads its wings

Sep 28, 2018

'Dear Evan Hansen' spreads its wings with a national tour, productions in Toronto and London, and a new novel based on the hit musical.


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