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IVP's Censored on Final Approach at The Judson Gym

Sandra Kwesi Cameron | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Sandra Kwesi Cameron

IVP's ensemble cast does an admirable job of dramatically bringing to life the passion for flying of these women and the challenges of sexism (both in the military and at home) and being first in their field.

The Odyssey Project: Incarcerated Youth Bring a Classic to the Stage at UCSB

Ming Holden | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Ming Holden

The boys shuffle in from the bright Isla Vista heat outside, eight teenagers dressed in the navy blue polo shirt, slacks, and black-and-white converse sneakers that constitute the uniform of the juvenile detention center a few miles outside of town.

Broadway Sees Gains For Black Audiences, Actors

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Early one Sunday this month, 56 people boarded a bus in a suburb of Washington, D.C., to make the trip to Broadway to see a play. T...

'I Will Be Cancer-Free In 2014'

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Valisia LeKae has a New Year's resolution that has nothing to do with weight loss, money or watching less TV. "I will be cancer-fre...

London Theater Balcony Believed To Have Collapsed

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — Hunks of plaster and dust rained down on a packed audience when the ceiling of a London theater partially collapsed Thursday night. Mo...

Former 'Gossip Girl' Heads To Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 12.09.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester will make her Broadway debut next year as a beautiful temptress in the revival of "Of Mic...

'Sleep No More' Makes All Your Dreams Come True And Adds A Restaurant

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A new restaurant opening this week in New York has more than just good food on the menu. The British theater company Punchdrunk unv...

James Franco To Star In Broadway's 'Of Mice And Men'

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — James Franco and Chris O'Dowd will make their Broadway debuts next year as unlikely friends in a stage adaptation of "Of Mice and Me...

Broadway Cast Of 'Les Miz' Announced

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The upcoming Broadway cast of "Les Miserables" is anything but miserable — veteran theater actors Ramin Karimloo, Will...

Infinite Variety Productions: A Piece of My Heart

Sandra Kwesi Cameron | Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts
Sandra Kwesi Cameron

There is no official count of the women who served in Vietnam, the all-volunteer female enlistees were forced to put an "m" next to their names signifying male. For this reason, there are only estimates of the Vietnam female servicewomen ranging between 10,000-100,000.

New Details On The 'American Psycho' Musical Emerge

Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts

Matt Smith will jump from the set of Britain's favorite science fiction series to the stage of what just might be the most horrifying musical ever pro...

1960s International Sex Scandal Turned Musical?

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts

LONDON -- He's done the Bible, felines, operatic phantoms and Argentine politics. So what is Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical about? Sex – ...

Is This The Frankenstein Of The Theater World?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Don't be fooled by how mild-mannered Ben West seems. He's the musical theater world's Sherlock Holmes and Victor Franken...

Guess Who's Doing A Broadway Musical?!

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Singer-songwriter Sting's new musical "The Last Ship" will sail onto a Broadway stage after a stop in Chicago. Producers said Thursd...

Ballet Director Returns To Bolshoi After Devastating Attack

AP | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW -- The Bolshoi ballet's artistic director has returned to the famed Moscow theater after months of treatment in Germany for burns he suffered t...

Famous Polish Dissident Playwright Buried In Krakow

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts

WARSAW, Poland — Dissident playwright Slawomir Mrozek, considered by many to be one of Poland's greatest writers for the stage, was buried durin...

The Duke Ellington Musical Is Underway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — The first rehearsal of Fantasia Barrino's upcoming Broadway show was, to be fair, a little rough. No sooner had the "American Idol" ...

Guess Who's Heading To Broadway...

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Dule Hill will be tapping into his dancing roots when he joins Broadway's "After Midnight," a musical celebrating Duke Ellington's ye...

Helen Mirren Talks 'The Audience'

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 08.10.2013 | Arts

LONDON — Helen Mirren is a star of stage and screen – and now stage on-screen. Mirren's award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II i...

Would You See A Musical By Stephen King?

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Stephen King and John Mellencamp had a simple problem when they started the long odyssey to create a musical. "Quite frankly...

A Double Dose Of Rylance

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.06.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Broadway will get a double dose of Mark Rylance this winter – the two-time Tony Award-winning English actor will alternate between s...

It's Tony Week! Who Should Win?

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I feel pretty confident that my favorite play of the year, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, will win Best Play and my favorite musical, Matilda, will win Best Musical. (There is a groundswell of support for Kinky Boots.)

Guess Who's Going On Tour...

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — The thrilling Broadway revival of "Pippin" will be taking its magic on the road. Producers of the Tony Award-nominated show said Wed...

Welcome Back 'Winslow Boy'

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — A revival of Terence Rattigan's play "The Winslow Boy" starring Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Roger Rees is heading to Broadway nex...

17-Year-Old Wows At Monologue Competition

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — A 17-year-old from Pittsburgh has won the fifth annual August Wilson Monologue Competition, performing a section of the playwright's ...