Power play: Papal aide’s manhole act angers Italy’s Salvini

Europe 05/13/19, 11:47

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has taken aim at a Vatican cardinal who climbed into a utility manhole to restore electricity to squatters in a government-owned building, pitting Pope Francis' humanitarian priorities against far-right Italian politics.Salvini was incensed by Cardinal ...

Santa Fe Opera announces plans to stage world premieres

Entertainment 05/08/19, 18:12

World-premiere operas derived from the gender-bending Broadway hit "M. Butterfly" and from meditations on Victorian-era repression in Bram Stroker's "Dracula" are coming to the Santa Fe Opera and its open-air stage in the high desert.Opera General Director Robert Meya on ...

Winners of 2019 Olivier Awards for London stage productions

Europe 04/07/19, 16:31

The winners of the 2019 Olivier Awards, honoring achievement in London theater, opera and dance:New Play: "The Inheritance"New Musical: "Come From Away"Actor Kyle Soller poses for photographers backstage with his Best Actor award for his role in the play 'The ...

Update: Musical about town post-9/11 wins London award

Entertainment 04/07/19, 15:19

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.Actress Sally Field, from left, actors Kyle Soller and Bill Pullman pose for photographers ...

Flint water crisis takes center stage in new play

Entertainment 04/04/19, 14:49

The Flint water crisis has been the subject of several documentaries and even a network drama, but now the issue is taking center stage in a new play at the University of Michigan.Playwright Jose? Casas spent nearly three years interviewing ...

James Corden returns to host the 2019 Tony Awards

Entertainment 03/19/19, 10:20

James Corden is returning to host the 73rd annual Tony Awards.The American Theatre Wing on Tuesday announced that the host of CBS' "The Late Late Show" will preside over Broadway's biggest night which honors the season's best plays and musicals. ...

Kenneth Lonergan wins inaugural PEN/Mike Nichols award

Entertainment 02/25/19, 11:54

Filmmaker-playwright Kenneth Lonergan is the first recipient of a prize named for the late Mike Nichols.PEN America, the literary and human rights organization, announced Monday that Lonergan has won the PEN/Mike Nichols Writing for Performance Award. The $25,000 prize is ...

British actor Albert Finney dies at 82

Entertainment 02/08/19, 10:33

Albert Finney, the charismatic Academy Award-nominated British actor who starred in films from "Tom Jones" to "Skyfall," has died. He was 82. Finney's family said Friday that he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by ...

Trapped in Gaza, star of Sundance doc misses film festival

World 01/30/19, 11:28

A new documentary called "Gaza" is hitting the screens at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this week, providing a colorful glimpse of life in the blockaded Hamas-ruled territory.But one of its main subjects, Gaza actor and playwright Ali Abu Yaseen, ...

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