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Actors of Indian descent proud to lead Broadway's 'Aladdin'

NEW YORK (AP) — As kids growing up in different states, Shoba Narayan and Michael Maliakel shared a love of one favorite film — “Aladdin.” Both are of Indian descent, and in the animated movie, they s...

Trisha Yearwood on making jerky, bacon straws and wontons

NEW YORK (AP) — Trisha Yearwood is a collard greens kind of gal, but her husband, Garth Brooks, is definitely not a collard greens kind of guy. So she had to be a little sly when it came time to perfe...

Coldplay get galactic with airy album 'Music of the Spheres'

NEW YORK (AP) — The last time Coldplay put out an album, it was like a warm embrace of Earth. This time, the British foursome has gone bigger — cosmically bigger. "We’re looking upwa...

Matt Amodio's history-making run on TV's 'Jeopardy!' ends

NEW YORK (AP) — All good things must come to an end and Matt Amodio's historic run on “Jeopardy!” did just that on Monday's show, leaving the Yale doctoral student with 38 wins and more than $1.5 mill...

John Legend joins The Temptations musical producing team

NEW YORK (AP) — At the Tony Awards, John Legend played live with cast members from the Broadway musical “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations.” Now he's going further and joining th...

PBS Kids introduces a 6-year-old heroine with 'Alma’s Way'

NEW YORK (AP) — Alma has a dilemma: The 6-year-old New Yorker has tickets for a baseball game on Saturday with her grandfather, but she told her uncle she'd help him with a dance recital that day. ...

Broadway's 'Aladdin' goes dark for days as it battles virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The Broadway hit “Aladdin” is trying to keep COVID-19 contained. Disney Theatrical Productions said it will cancel Friday's performance and all shows until Oct. 12 af...

Reopening of 'Aladdin' on Broadway halted by COVID-19 cases

NEW YORK (AP) — The hit Broadway show “Aladdin” was canceled Wednesday night when breakthrough COVID-19 cases were reported within the musical's company, a day after the show reopened following some 1...

From 007 to Macbeth: Daniel Craig plots return to Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off his turn as James Bond, Daniel Craig has his next project lined up and its also got plenty of blood being spilled. Craig will return to Broadway in 2022 as ...

Review: 'The Sopranos' prequel is made for the TV fans

When “The Sopranos” is brought up these days, it’s usually for the nebulous way it ended: That now-famous cut-to-black in a crowded diner while Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” plays. Whether Tony Sop...

Steven Van Zandt explores his fascinating and unlikely life

NEW YORK (AP) — About halfway through Steven Van Zandt's new memoir comes the point of no return. That moment was in 1983, during the recording of Bruce Springsteen’s breakthrough al...

X Ambassadors push boundaries with new multimedia project

NEW YORK (AP) — To say the third, full-length album from X Ambassadors has a lot going on would be a little bit of an understatement. It’s a concept album about a fledgling superher...

Tonys: Broadway hopes to razzle-dazzle its way out pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway is in need of a boost these days so it has smartly called on one of its most beloved, award-winning stage veterans for help — Audra McDonald. McDonald has be...

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 ...

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...