Theater

'Hamilton' creator announces arts fund for Puerto Rico

Jul 22, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda is helping establish a fund to boost the arts in Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria

'Equalizer 2' squeaks past 'Mamma Mia 2' and takes top spot

Jul 22, 2018

In the battle of two very different sequels at the box office this weekend, Denzel Washington's action pic "The Equalizer 2" has narrowly won out over the ABBA jukebox musical "Mamma Mia"

Gary Beach, who won a Tony in 'The Producers,' dies at 70

Jul 18, 2018

Gary Beach, a Broadway veteran whose portrayal of a terrible theater director in "The Producers" won him a Tony Award, has died at age 70.

Lin-Manuel Miranda to publish a picture book

Jul 17, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda is working on a picture book that he hopes will inspire young people

Estefans: Immigration debate has fueled reaction to musical

Jul 12, 2018

As immigration debate has heated up, Gloria and Emilio Estefan said they have noticed amped-up audience reaction to certain scenes in their biographical musical 'On Your Feet!'

Forget culture: in London, World Cup is only show in town

Jul 10, 2018

As England and Croatia prepare to face off in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday, theater and concert-goers are trying to get rid of tickets so they can watch the soccer.

Geoffrey Rush pulls out of Australian stage production

Jul 10, 2018

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has pulled out of Shakespeare stage production in Australia as he sues a Sydney newspaper for defamation

Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees' movie, dies age 86

Jul 9, 2018

Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86

$1.1M awarded to preserve African-American historic sites

Jul 6, 2018

A historic preservation group is awarding $1.1 million to help support important African-American historic sites

It takes chutzpah: Yiddish version of 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Jul 3, 2018

It takes chutzpah to stage a beloved musical in a language that most of the audience won't understand

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