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August Wilson might be best known for Fences but the Broadway debut of Jitney it's clear the late playwright has a whole lot more to offer. It takes place in 1977 Pittsburgh, focusing on a group of African-American men who shuttle people around the neighborhood for a small fee. Each of them does it for his own reason, but it's what draws them together -- the tutelage of their leader and mentor, Becker (John Douglas Thompson) -- that solidifies them as a unit. Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson captures the spirit of the era and of these lovable yet beaten-down men in the Manhattan Theatre Club production. You learn enough about the characters in the first act of the show that even if nothing major happened over the course of the play, you'd have enough to watch. It feels like going back in time to a different place. In some ways, the experience of looking back in on that era 40 years later is arguably a better vantage point from which to draw insights and lessons than seeing it unfold in the 1970s during the show's original run.
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Celine Dion's heart and voice will go on the singer announced Thursday that she would perform a brand-new original song for Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast . "Being a part of the original film was such a magical experience in my life, and I'm truly honored to be a part of this film again," Dion shared on her Facebook page. SEE ALSO: Ariana Grande, John Legend will sing iconic 'Beauty and the Beast' duet for movie The new tune, "How Does A Moment Last Forever," will be composed by Disney vet Alan Menken and Oscar-winning lyricist Tim Rice Broadway World describes it as " an emotional ballad about holding onto life's precious moments." Apparently clips of it will play throughout the film, before Dion's full version soars over the ending credits. Read more... More about Disney , Beauty And The Beast , Music , Celine Dion , and Movies
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Hollywood legends Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw, who shot to fame in the classic 1970 film Love Story, are heading to Nottingham to appear together on stage at the Theatre Royal. They'll co-star in a 12-week UK tour of Love Letters, a play about first loves and second chances, written by A.R. Gurney. It follows a critically acclaimed run on Broadway and a subsequent tour of the US.It comes to Nottingham for a week, from Monday, November 27 to Saturday, December 2.Tickets will go on sale on...
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The comedy conquered long odds to become the first profitable new play of the season.
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WHEN Cheryl Tan was seven, she spent most of her time alone at school. She was drawn to books and they were often her best companion. “In school, I was that strange Cheryl who lied about doing her homework and was socially awkward,” she reminisced. Her parents, who are musical theatre enthusiasts, thought it was a good idea to enrol her into speech and drama classes at Helen O’Grady Academy. The classes turned out to be a breath of fresh air, adding colours to her life and a sense of belonging. Hence, it didnt take too long for the arts to ignite a fiery passion within Tan. She got more involved in the arts after enrolling into Sekolah Sri Cempaka, one of the few schools in Malaysia to pioneer a curriculum that integrated the performing arts. Apart from starring in the school’s annual musical productions, Tan also participated in the local theatre scene by joining The Young KL Singers at the age of 14 under the guidance of its founder and established choral conductor, Susanna Saw.
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The Broadway lineup continued to thin out last week as three more shows Jersey Boys, The Humans and Holiday Inn played their final bows. But there still seemed plenty of demand for the titles that were still hanging around during the January chill, helping the Broadway box office keep warm. Jersey Boys ($1,325,582) wrapped... Read more »
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Broadway's bleak mid-winter wasn't too bleak after all, despite an overall drop at the box office last week. Several hits still did hit-show business and a smaller roster, as long-runs departed to make way for spring blossoms, still managed to sell better than 90 per cent of the available tickets. Three shows closed up shop, notably Jersey Boys , which ended its sensational 12-year, 4,642 performance run at Jujamcyn's August Wilson Theatre, with two weeks of SRO...
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It didnt dawn on me that this was a bad thing and that we werent doing America right now, the Broadway star said. Adding: The lapse of judgment was that I didnt realize that people werent really over the election. I guess things started back up again. And you start remembering things and the fires start burning ... people have not finished with this. They want to get it all out ... I missed all of that. On Saturday, Holliday sent a letter to The Wrap about her backing out, and apologized directly to the LGBT community. I Sincerely apologize for my lapse of judgement, for being uneducated on the issues that affect every American at this crucial time in history and for causing such dismay and heartbreak to my fans. Please know that I HEAR YOU and I feel your pain. The LGBT Community was mostly responsible for birthing my career and I am deeply indebted to you You have loved me faithfully and unconditionally and for so many years you provided me with work even though my star had long since faded.
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Idina Menzel has come a long way from her Broadway days. The iconic voice behind Frozen’s Elsa and the singer of the Oscar nominated song from Frozen ‘Let it Go’. She has become a household name and...
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Oh, Hello on Broadway, the stage show based on characters created by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, has recouped its $2.9 million capitalization, according to producers, moving the show into the black just before the production finishes off its limited run Jan. 22. A loose-limbed evening of character-based comedy,Oh, Hello seemed a risky proposition for Broadway,... Read more »
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Now though - it's time for our first visit to Hollywood this morning. Morning, Ross. You've news on a revealing Mel B interview overnight. Yes. Good morning, guys. Mel B is in New York. Broadway. In Chicago.
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Sam Moore, half of the soul and R&B duo Sam & Dave, says he will be singing at the pre-inaugural concert Thursday night in place of Broadway star Jennifer Holliday, who backed out Saturday.
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After days of speculation, Barack Obama has official commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning. In one of his last acts as President of the United States, Obama has shown mercy on the 29-year-old transgender soldier, who attempted twice to take her own life while serving what would have been a 35 year sentence in a male prison for turning over classified and sensitive documents to WikiLeaks. Chelsea Manning is somebody who went through the military criminal justice process, was exposed to due process, was found guilty, was sentenced for her crimes, and she acknowledged wrongdoing, White House spokesperson Joshua Earnest said January 13th, hinting that the president may commute her sentence. PHOTOS: Obama, Biden & Broadway! 7 Shocking Moments From The DNC’s 3rd Night Indeed, Manning has repeatedly expressed remorse for her crimes, writing in her commutation application, I take full and complete responsibility for my decision to disclose these materials to the public, continuing, I have never made any excuses for what I did.
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Robert De Niro appears to feel that those who are boycotting Donald Trump's inauguration as president of the United States are justified. During a Tuesday appearance on TODAY to promote his new Broadway musical A Bronx Tale , the 73-year-old actor was asked if he thinks the calls to oppose Friday's inaugural events are warranted. Yeah, I think they are, he told anchor Matt Lauer. I think that whatever people do they should do it fully because there's a lot of crazy stuff happening now it's just crazy. And maybe it's an act and we'll see once [Trump's] in, but you know, everybody has to be on guard. De Niro was vocal about his stance on Trump leading up to the election, calling him, a bullst artist who doesnt know what hes talking about, in an October interview for the # VoteYourFuture campaign . Watch the full TODAY clip below. This embed is invalid " />
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Robert De Niro appears to feel that those who are boycotting Donald Trump's inauguration as president of the United States are justified. During a Tuesday appearance on TODAY to promote his new Broadway musical A Bronx Tale , the 73-year-old actor was asked if he thinks the calls to oppose Friday's inaugural events are warranted. Yeah, I think they are, he told anchor Matt Lauer. I think that whatever people do they should do it fully because there's a lot of crazy stuff happening now it's just crazy. And maybe it's an act and we'll see once [Trump's] in, but you know, everybody has to be on guard. De Niro was vocal about his stance on Trump leading up to the election, calling him, a bullst artist who doesnt know what hes talking about, in an October interview for the # VoteYourFuture campaign . Watch the full TODAY clip below. This embed is invalid " />
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Singer Jennifer Holliday told ABC's The View on Tuesday that she backed out of performing at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration because she was receiving death threats from black people. The broadway star stopped by The View and discussed her recent decision to cancel her performance set for Thursday on the eve of the inauguration. Holliday was going to sing at the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration, but she canceled two days later. The performer said she got a call on Wednesday asking her to perform and claimed her social media went crazy with negative comments by Friday morning, when she backed out. I live a pretty reclusive life and then one morning you wake up and everyone hates you. I was like, what could I have possibly done to have these things thrown at me, Holliday said.
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