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Tonywatch: Aaron Tveit rides a roller coaster of a year

NEW YORK (AP) — Even in a crazy year with so many ups and downs, consider the last 12 months of Aaron Tveit. The Broadway star was wowing fans in “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” when it ...

Scholarship created to honor choreographer Ann Reinking

NEW YORK (AP) — Long before she became a Tony Award-winning choreographer, Ann Reinking waited tables to save up enough money to move to New York City. She arrived with $500, no job lined up and no co...

Tonywatch: Elizabeth Stanley seeks 'healing and connection'

NEW YORK (AP) — A short time after Broadway shut down last year, Elizabeth Stanley went on a tiny rescue mission. She was offered a chance to get back into her dressing room at the B...

Tonywatch: Dede Ayite's costumes always 'build up layers'

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most intriguing parts of the costumes at the Broadway play “A Soldier's Story” was something the audience likely never saw. Each of the 12 actors wore unif...

Tonywatch: Clint Ramos on designing a better Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — The audience watching the searing and provocative “Slave Play” on Broadway often caught a glimpse of themselves onstage — in more ways than one. That's because set de...

Gone to the dogs: Robert Irwin voices a character on 'Bluey'

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Irwin has long acted as a voice for animals. Now he's actually voicing an animal. The 17-year-old son of the late conservationist Steve Irwin is lending his vo...

La Vie Boheme: 'Rent' musical celebrates 25th anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, stage actors Adam Pascal and Daphne Rubin-Vega had been cast in a new, edgy musical downtown and wondered if anyone would remember it. “Can you...

Review: Andra Day shines in overstuffed Billie Holiday bio

Billie Holiday has always been a monster of a role. Diana Ross tackled her on film and Audra McDonald did it on stage. Now it's time for Andra Day — a singer and actress perfectly named to play Lady D...

Damson Idris leads ambitious 'Snowfall' into a new season

NEW YORK (AP) — When we last saw Franklin Saint, he had problems, not least of which was three fresh bullet wounds. As season three of “Snowfall” ended, rivals were circling his mini-drug empire and v...

New this week: 'Nomadland,' 'Kenan' and Andra Day music

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — ...

Tyler Perry, Clintons attend memorial for actor Cicely Tyson

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Perry and Bill and Hillary Clinton are among the attendees of a private memorial service for Cicely Tyson at Harlem's famed Abyssinian Baptist Church. The memo...

Ashley Judd describes how she 'nearly lost' her leg in Congo

NEW YORK (AP) — Ashley Judd has recounted a painful ordeal she believes almost cost her leg after tripping in a Congolese rainforest and having to be evacuated by motorbike. In one o...

Review: Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo go on a beach romp

There's a tiny oasis on the west coast of Florida where the men wear Tommy Bahama from head to toe and women of a certain age stroll around poolside in tube tops and full jewelry. I...

Chick Corea, jazz great with 23 Grammy Awards, dies at 79

NEW YORK (AP) — Chick Corea, a towering jazz pianist with a staggering 23 Grammy Awards who pushed the boundaries of the genre and worked alongside Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, has died. He was 79....

Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and The Go-Go's nominated for Rock Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and Iron Maiden lead this year’s nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a female-heavy list of 16 acts that includes for the first time The Go-Go’...