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Tony-nominated Broadway star Rebecca Luker dies at 59

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Soprano Rebecca Luker, a three-time Tony nominated actor who starred in some of the biggest Broadway hits of the past three decades, died Wednesday. She was 59 Her...

Taiwan only country to host 'Phantom of the Opera' safely amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Theatergoers in Taipei are being treated to only the second showing in the world of the Broadway musical "The Phantom of the Opera," as Taiwan has been one of th...

Cast of Phantom of the Opera finishes quarantine in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The cast of the globally beloved Broadway musical "The Phantom of the Opera" has completed its 14-day quarantine and is ready to meet Taiwanese audiences on Thur...

Trump the dancer? His moves to 'YMCA' at rallies are a hit

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — He adjusts his coat. He gazes out at the crowd. And then he goes for it. President Donald Trump, a man who is famously particular about his appearance, is fully...

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...

Andrew Lloyd Webber warns arts 'at point of no return'

LONDON (AP) — “The Phantom of the Opera” composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has told British lawmakers that the arts are “at the point of no return,” and urged the government to set a date for theaters to b...

Today in History

Today is Friday, July 31, the 213th day of 2020. There are 153 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 31, 1777, during the Revolutionary War...

'Hamilton,' 'Phantom' will be off London stages until 2021

LONDON (AP) — Some of London’s biggest West End shows, including “Hamilton” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” won’t reopen until next year, producers announced Wednesday, as arts bodies warned that Brit...

A 'Phantom of the Opera' contest seeks singer with style

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Lloyd Webber has launched a virtual competition that could lead to one fan singing on Broadway or the West End when musicals resume playing. The composer has i...

Elton John-led concert to re-air; film academy aids workers

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2020. There are 357 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 9, 1...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childho...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A sharecropper's son who rose through the seats of power to become one of the nation's most influential voices. A Republican who went on to lead the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing. A lauded writer ...

A list of Tony Awards won by director/producer Harold Prince

A list of Tony Awards won by Harold Prince. He was honored for both producing and directing as well as with special awards. For a period in the 1960s, separate Tony Awards were given for best producer...

Towering Broadway director and producer Hal Prince dead

NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "S...