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Stories with subject: Performing arts
  • Paul Stanley on his love for another mask 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:37 pm
  • NEW YORK - Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of "The Phantom of the Opera," and not just because he's spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint.

  • Miami hosts 'Caribbean: Crossroads of the World' 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:55 pm
  • MIAMI - One of the opening images in "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" features a massive nuclear submarine breaking the surface off what appears to be a cold northern coastline, with evergreens that would never thrive in tropical weather.

  • Hawks' Wirtz creates Northwestern endowment fund 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:04 am
  • CHICAGO - Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz and his wife Marilyn are creating an endowment fund for Northwestern University's theater program.

  • Review: 'Act One' is a sweet ode to the theater 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:04 pm
  • NEW YORK - What's happening now at the Vivian Beaumont Theater was inevitable, really.

  • USC Upstate students protest state funding cuts 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:50 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Attempts by state legislators to cut university funding over plays and books which they believe promote homosexuality are causing a backlash on South Carolina campuses.

  • Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:11 am
  • MEXICO CITY - Few outsiders dare venture after dark into Tepito, a neighborhood known as Mexico City's main clearinghouse for contraband ranging from guns and drugs to counterfeit sneakers.

  • Theatre W.Va. to return for 54th season 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:46 am
  • BECKLEY, West Virginia - Theatre West Virginia is preparing to return for its 54th season following a shutdown caused by financial problems.

  • Review: Chris O'Dowd shines in 'Of Mice and Men' 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:50 pm
  • NEW YORK - There are hordes of teenage girls waiting outside the Longacre Theatre each night hoping to squeal over uber-muffin James Franco. But true theater fans should be waiting for his co-star to emerge.

  • 'Paul Robeson' playwright Phillip Hayes Dean dies 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:59 pm
  • NEW YORK - Phillip Hayes Dean, a playwright, director and theater actor who wrote the one-man play "Paul Robeson" starring James Earl Jones on Broadway in 1978, died Monday in Los Angeles from a heart condition, according to a family spokesman. He was 83.

  • Shelf life of props an ongoing theater debate 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:22 pm
  • SAN ANTONIO - A few years ago, Dave Morgan got a call from someone asking if he'd be interested in an assortment of oversize fake fruits and veggies. "I said, 'Of course.' Why wouldn't I?" said Morgan, artistic coordinator for Magik Theatre in San Antonio. He was pretty sure he'd find a use for it. And he was right. An enormous strawberry and a giant banana both factored into Morgan's elaborate set for last fall's staging of "Willy Wonka." The giant carrot, however, has yet to strut and fret its hour upon the stage. That's show biz. Live theater - which, in San Antonio, includes Magik, Overtime Theater, The Playhouse San Antonio and Sheldon Vexler Theatre, among others - frequently requires all sorts of odd and everyday items to make shows come to life. So theater companies' storage areas tend to be bursting at the seams with all sorts of stuff.

  • Daniel Radcliffe on why New York audiences rock 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:19 am
  • NEW YORK - The one thing Daniel Radcliffe always has to adjust to whenever he's onstage in America is how happy Americans are to see Daniel Radcliffe onstage.

  • Dance show 'Soul Train' may boogie onto Broadway 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:42 pm
  • NEW YORK - The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway.

  • 'War Horse' musicians lose legal bid 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:04 pm
  • LONDON - Musicians who performed in the London production of "War Horse" have lost a legal bid to stop the National Theatre from replacing them with a recorded soundtrack.

  • De Smet, South Dakota donations fund new complex 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:01 pm
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - Laura Ingalls Wilder's little town on the prairie, De Smet, South Dakota, has solidified plans to build a nearly 23,000 square foot community center.

  • Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch' 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:53 pm
  • NEW YORK - Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. One of the country's top colonial historians, Alan Taylor, has won his second Pulitzer, for "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War In Virginia."

  • Billy Porter on 'Kinky Boots' anniversary, new CD 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:26 am
  • NEW YORK - The first thing Billy Porter does when a visitor enters his dressing room is look down.

  • Review: Audra McDonald divinely channels Lady Day 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 10:01 pm
  • NEW YORK - One of the supreme honors this Broadway season is to go to Circle in the Square, close your eyes and hear a ghost.

  • 'Chimerica,' 'Book of Mormon' win at Oliviers 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 6:53 pm
  • LONDON - Irreverent musical "The Book of Mormon" and hit geopolitical drama "Chimerica" were the big winners Sunday at Britain's Olivier stage awards, on a night when London's small theaters flexed their substantial muscle.

  • Winners of Britain's Olivier Awards 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 4:50 pm
  • LONDON - The winners of London's 2014 Laurence Olivier Awards, honoring achievement in theater, opera and dance:

  • Broadway comes to South Dakota with 'Memphis' 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:10 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Broadway is coming to southeast South Dakota.

  • Marathon bombing victim hopes to help others now 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 10:59 am
  • Gillian Reny arrived for freshman orientation at the University of Pennsylvania in August, just days after she had started to walk again.

  • UA to build new performing arts center 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:44 am
  • TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - The new $60 million performing arts center to be constructed by the University of Alabama on the Bryce Hospital grounds is planned as a state-of-the-art venue for the Department of Theatre and Dance.

  • Tony Award-winning actress Phyllis Frelich dies 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:02 pm
  • Phyllis Frelich, a Tony Award-winning deaf actress who starred in the Broadway version of "Children of a Lesser God," has died. She was 70.

  • Kennedy Center hosts break dancing competition 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:10 am
  • WASHINGTON - Break dancing will find an unexpected home in Washington this weekend.

  • USC celebration of desegregation at Koger Center 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:04 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The University of South Carolina is wrapping up its yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its desegregation with music, dance and gospel tunes.