Musical theater

FILE - This file image released by Disney shows, from left, young Simba, voiced by JD McCrary, Timon, voiced by Billy Eichner, and Pumbaa, voiced by Seth Rogen, in a scene from "The Lion King." The Walt Disney Co. is ruling the box office again with the record-breaking debut of “The Lion King” this weekend. The studio says Sunday, July 21, 2019 that the photorealistic remake devoured an estimated $185 million in ticket sales from 4,725 North American locations. It’s a record for the month of July, PG-rated films and the ninth highest opening of all time.(Disney via AP, File)
July 21, 2019 - 5:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of "The Lion King" devour opening weekend records for the month of July and PG-rated films, but "Avengers: Endgame" also crept...
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This image released by Netflix shows Beyonce in a scene from her documentary "Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé." Beyoncé,” earned four Emmy nominations Tuesday, including bids for producing, writing, co-directing and musical direction. (Parkwood Entertainment/Netflix via AP)
July 16, 2019 - 1:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé's "Homecoming" film has scored six Emmy nominations, while documentaries on Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and the disastrous Fyre Festival also picked up nominations. With Netflix's "Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé," the pop star personally earned four of the six nominations...
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Screens in Times Square are black during a power outage, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in New York. Authorities were scrambling to restore electricity to Manhattan following a power outage that knocked out Times Square's towering electronic screens and darkened marquees in the theater district and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
July 14, 2019 - 2:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A power outage crippled the tourist-filled heart of Manhattan just as Saturday night Broadway shows were set to go on, sending theater-goers spilling into siren-filled streets, knocking out Times Square's towering electronic screens and bringing subway lines to a near halt...
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Ali Stroker accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!"at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 10, 2019 - 5:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When effervescent actress Ali Stroker came onstage to accept her historic trophy as the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony, it wasn't just the feel-good moment of the night. It may have been one of the most joyous Tony moments in years. The crowd jumped to its feet in unison...
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The company of "Hadestown," accept the award for best musical at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 10, 2019 - 12:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Hadestown," the brooding musical about the underworld, had a heavenly night at the Tony Awards, winning eight trophies Sunday, including best new musical and handing a rare win for a female director of a musical. Playwright Jez Butterworth's "The Ferryman" was crowned best play. In...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, Alex Richards takes a photo of Meera Ganesh outside the CIBC Theatre after watching "Hamilton: An American Musical" in Chicago. The musical "Hamilton" will end its more than three-year run in Chicago in January. Producers made the announcement Thursday, saying the production playing at downtown Chicago's CIBC Theatre would close Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger, File)
May 16, 2019 - 4:09 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The musical "Hamilton" will end its more than three-year run in Chicago in January. Producers made the announcement Thursday, saying the production playing at downtown Chicago's CIBC Theatre would close Jan. 5, 2020. Productions of the Tony Award-winning musical detailing the life of...
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This image released by Polk & Co. shows Santino Fontana, center, during a performance of "Tootsie." The Tony Award nominations will be announced Tuesday. (Matthew Murphy/Polk & Co. via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 9:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Hadestown," singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell Broadway debut, leads the Tony Award nominations with 14 nods, followed by the jukebox musical built around songs by the Temptations. The adult "Hadestown," which intertwines the myths of Orpheus and Eurydice and Hades and Persephone,...
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Actor Tom Hiddleston, from left, actors Zawe Ashton, Patsy Ferran and Charlie Cox pose for photographers backstage at the Olivier Awards in London, Sunday, April 7, 2019. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
April 07, 2019 - 4:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Olivier Awards honoring London stage productions (all times local): 9:10 p.m. "Come From Away" has been named best new musical at Britain's Olivier stage awards. The show about a small Newfoundland town that sheltered thousands of stranded airline passengers after...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 file photo, actor Ian McKellen poses on the red carpet at the 12th edition of the Rome Film Fest, in Rome. British stage stars were preparing Sunday, April 7, 2019 for the annual Olivier Awards, where musicals "Come From Away" and "Company" lead the race with nine nominations apiece. Other acting contenders include Ian McKellen for "King Lear," Gillian Anderson for "All About Eve" and Sophie Okonedo for "Antony and Cleopatra." (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)
April 07, 2019 - 11:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Stars of the British stage are gearing up for the Olivier Awards ceremony in London, where the musicals "Come From Away" and "Company" lead this year's race for recognition with nine nominations apiece. "Come From Away," about the Newfoundland town of Gander that hosted thousands of...
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FILE- In this March 13, 2019, file photo Hugh Jackman arrives at the Governors Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Jackman is coming back to Broadway as a classic roguish traveling salesman. Producer Scott Rudin said Wednesday, March 13, 2019, that the two-time Tony-winner will star in a revival of "The Music Man" starting in September 2020. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
March 13, 2019 - 10:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman is coming back to Broadway as a classic roguish traveling salesman. Producer Scott Rudin said Wednesday the two-time Tony-winner will star in a revival of the Meredith Willson musical "The Music Man" starting in September 2020. As con man Harold Hill, Jackman will sing...
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