Review: With high sorcery, 'The Craft: Legacy' casts a spell

More than a few Halloweens ago — two dozen to be exact — came a film that looked like a treat but ended up as a trick. “The Craft” was about four teenage witches who eventually turn...

A one-man 'A Christmas Carol' fills theater need in pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — What does the theater community desperately need during a time of social distancing? An actor who can play multiple characters onstage every night. Enter Jefferson Mays. ...

Book Review: Peter Frampton looks back in a gentle memoir

Peter Frampton, “Do You Feel Like I Do?” (Hachette Books) When Peter Frampton was a child, he busted his father on Christmas morning giving him an acoustic guitar dressed as Santa. “...

Theater world to unite for get-out-the-vote event on Oct. 29

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright and “The Walking Dead” star Danai Gurira, Tony Award-winning director Stephen Daldry and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner playwright Lynn Nottage are spearheading a night of m...

Review: Charming 'Over the Moon' gets lost in lunar orbit

The acclaimed animator behind such powerful figures as Ariel, Aladdin, Tarzan and Rapunzel has a new heroine and she's going further than any of his creations — the moon. Twelve-year...

'Sesame Street' launches a podcast to help educate kids

NEW YORK (AP) — What has more letters than the alphabet? That's easy: The post office. That joke — sponsored by the letter A — is a highlight of the first original podcast from “Sesa...

Broadway reaches for normalcy with Tony Award nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway's coronavirus-shortened season is getting an awards process that reflects this tumultuous year — incomplete, seemingly unfair and filled with loss. Nominati...

Stephen King's thriller 'Mr. Mercedes' gets another chance

NEW YORK (AP) — One of Stephen King’s most creepy and tense stories was hiding in plain sight. “Mr. Mercedes” started life in 2017 as a broadcast offering on the AT...

Play about the Constitution streams in time for Election Day

NEW YORK (AP) — Most playwrights want their works to remain relevant for decades to come. Not Heidi Schreck, not with “What the Constitution Means to Me.” “I often say that I can’t w...

Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until May 30

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of Broadway will have to wait a little longer for shows to resume — until at least late May. Although an exact date for various performances to resume has yet to...

Tony Award nominations to be announced Oct. 15

NEW YORK (AP) — Nominations for this year's Tony Awards have been set for Oct. 15, pitting 18 eligible shows in competition for 26 competitive categories in a coronavirus-shortened season. ...

'The Right Stuff' looks back and up with first US astronauts

NEW YORK (AP) — When Hollywood does biopics on musicians, we're used to lots of saucy tales of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Not so much when it comes to astronauts. That changes wit...

'Speak up!' — 'Sesame Street' tackles racism in TV special

NEW YORK (AP) — “Sesame Street" has always pressed for inclusion. Now in the wake of the national reckoning on race, it's going further — teaching children to stand up against racism. ...

Online fall Broadway play revivals attract starry casts

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway theaters may be dark, but there will be plenty of new online productions of some of classic plays this fall with some starry self-isolating actors, including Matthew Broderick...

Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65

NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose blinding speed, control and innovation propelled his band Van Halen into one of hard rock’s biggest groups and became elevated to...