The people sing: ‘Les Mis’ soothes, breaks Hong Kong hearts

Asia & Pacific 12/10/19, 23:37

For Hong Kong spectators mentally and physically drained from six months of pro-democracy protests that have convulsed the city, a rousing performance of “Les Miserables” proved almost too much to bear. Audience members wept, dabbing their eyes with handkerchiefs, big tears rolling down their cheeks, as a Hong Kong theater troupe ...

Savile Row’s Ozwald Boateng debuts womenswear in Harlem

Entertainment 05/06/19, 09:14

Ozwald Boateng, the one-time wunderkind of London's Savile Row and the bespoke tailor to the stars, filled the historic Apollo Theater to its rafters in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance as he launched his first womenswear collection after 30-plus years in the men's suiting game.Fresh off ...

Savile Row’s Ozwald Boateng debuts womenswear in Harlem

Entertainment 05/05/19, 23:56

Ozwald Boateng, the one-time wunderkind of London's Savile Row, the bespoke tailor to the stars, filled the historic Apollo Theater to its rafters in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance as he launched his first womenswear collection after 30-plus years in the men's suiting game.Fresh off dressing ...

Cirque du Soleil in new Vegas show leaves the acrobats out

Entertainment 05/02/19, 11:59

Cirque du Soleil is planning a new live show for the Las Vegas Strip this fall but there's a twist — there won't be a single whimsical clown.The Montreal-based circus company that has for years found success combining aerial acts, bombastic music and flimsy plots is shifting gears to present ...

Cruise line rivals Broadway with 134 shows, 50 theaters

Entertainment 05/01/19, 11:32

In a non-descript building in North Miami, two dozen dancers in bouncing yellow skirts are high kicking the can-can, aerialists are spinning perilously high from silk cords and frantic seamstresses are hemming outfits in a 20,000 square-foot costume shop. They are all part of a company that puts on more ...

Daniel Radcliffe to return to London stage in Beckett play

Entertainment 04/30/19, 09:09

Daniel Radcliffe is returning to the London stage in a Samuel Beckett double bill.The Old Vic Theatre says the former "Harry Potter" star will appear alongside Alan Cumming in a production of Beckett's bleak comedy "Endgame" that opens in February. It will be performed along with Beckett's rarely produced short ...

Select list of nominees for 2019 Tony Awards

Entertainment 04/30/19, 08:36

Select nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards, announced Tuesday.Best Musical: "Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations," ''Beetlejuice," ''Hadestown," ''The Prom," ''Tootsie"Best Play: "Choir Boy," ''The Ferryman," ''Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus," ''Ink," ''What the Constitution Means to Me"Best Book of a Musical: "Ain't Too ...

Broadway tunes in for Tony Award nominations

Entertainment 04/30/19, 00:04

The theater world will be up early and listening carefully on Tuesday morning: Bebe Neuwirth and Brandon Victor Dixon are announcing Tony Award nominations — and it promises to be a nail-biter.With no Broadway show dominating the conversation as in the past with musicals like "Hamilton" or "Dear Evan Hansen," ...

Showtime: 18th Tribeca opens in Harlem with ‘The Apollo’

Entertainment 04/24/19, 19:01

The 18th Tribeca Film Festival moved uptown on Wednesday for an opening night that honored an elder New York institution: the Apollo Theater.Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" premiered at the iconic Harlem music hall whose 85-year history is chronicled in Williams' documentary. The movie and setting added up to a ...

Why Rachel Chavkin is a rare thing on Broadway these days

Entertainment 04/16/19, 10:42

As another season on Broadway draws to a big finish, the opening of "Hadestown" marks a milestone of sorts — it's the only new musical directed by a woman, Tony Award-nominee Rachel Chavkin.While the lack of women at the helm of projects remains a systemic problem in film and television, ...

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 Inheritance at the Olivier Awards in London, Sunday, April 7, ...

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 backstage at the Olivier Awards in London, Sunday, April 7, ...

Stars to celebrate British theater at annual Olivier Awards

Europe 04/07/19, 10:36

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 travelers stranded by canceled flights ...

From Disney to Netflix, the big takeaways from CinemaCon

Entertainment 04/05/19, 11:45

The movie industry has returned to their day jobs Friday after four days of schmoozing, deal-making and watching movie studios and stars sell the best of what's to come to theaters at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.It's a time of great change in the movie business. The film distribution landscape has ...

John Leguizamo to tour with his ‘Latin History for Morons’

Entertainment 04/01/19, 07:01

John Leguizamo is taking his irreverent one-man comedy show about Latin history on the road.The comedian will kick off a 12-state U.S. tour of his "Latin History for Morons" with a two-night stand at the Apollo Theater in New York starting June 20.He'll then visit New Jersey, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, ...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ compromise offered to small theaters

Entertainment 03/02/19, 16:32

The dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. forced to abandon productions of "To Kill a Mockingbird" under legal threat were offered an olive branch in the form of Aaron Sorkin's script for the Broadway version.Scott Rudin, producer of the New York adaptation of Harper Lee's novel, had ...

Why small US theaters have canceled ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Entertainment 02/28/19, 12:17

Dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. have been forced to abandon productions of "To Kill a Mockingbird" under legal threat by Broadway and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin. The combative move has prompted calls for a boycott of Rudin's work.Rudin is arguing that author Harper Lee signed over ...

Syrians act in playback theater to heal war trauma

Entertainment 02/15/19, 01:15

The young Syrian woman walked on stage and began telling the story of her brother's kidnapping in the early years of her country's civil war, wiping away tears as she recalled the 2013 incident that changed her life.The woman, who identified herself as Mae from a government stronghold in the ...

‘Wicked’ movie musical to fly into theaters Christmas 2021

Entertainment 02/08/19, 14:14

The winds have changed again for the long-awaited movie version of the hit musical "Wicked."Universal Pictures says Friday that the film will land in theaters on Dec. 22, 2021. It had originally been on the schedule for this December.Stephen Daldry is still set to direct the film, with Marc Platt ...

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