Posts Tagged Performing arts

Review: Broadway’s ‘Disgraced’ is raw, blistering

In this image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Gretchen Mol, from left, Karen Pittman, Hari Dhillon and Josh Radnor appear in a scene from "Disgraced." (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — What does Miss Manners say about how to ensure dinner conversations remain polite? Never bring up politics or religion. Thankfully, playwright Ayad Akhtar minds her no heed.

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Motown founder Berry Gordy brings musical home

Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, right, listens as Chase Harris, 9, sings at the Motown Museum in Detroit, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The makers of "Motown the Musical" held an open casting call for the ongoing Broadway show and national tour. The hit show about Gordy tells the story of how his Motown Records empire rose and fell and then rose again. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — Berry Gordy Jr. took his “Motown the Musical” production to Broadway and a few other places first. Yet they were mere proving grounds for its date with Detroit.

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Keira Knightley to make her Broadway debut in ’15

In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, British actress Keira Knightley poses during the photo call of the film "The Imitation Game", at the Corinthia Hotel in central London. Knightley will make her Broadway debut next year as a beautiful but doomed heroine. The Roundabout Theatre Company said Thursday, Oct. 23, that Knightley  will star in “Therese Raquin,” a stage adaptation of the Emile Zola novel. It will be directed by Evan Cabnet and begin previews on Oct 1. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut next year as a beautiful but doomed heroine.

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Sting and his ‘The Last Ship’ star go home

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Sting poses for a portrait with Rachel Tucker, who makes her Broadway debut in Sting's  musical "The Last Ship" at Neil Simon Theatre in New York. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — The actors in Sting’s musical “The Last Ship” have plenty of pressure these days. The show is making its Broadway debut. There are last-minute changes. And Sting is pacing in the darkness.

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Rockettes to try again to dance this spring

In this April 29, 2014 file photo, Diane Paulus arrives at the 2014 TIME 100 Gala in New York. The Rockettes are taking a second stab at opening a spring show and they’re leaning on some Broadway stars to do it. MSG Entertainment said Warren Carlyle, Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner have signed up to put together “New York Spring Spectacular” for Radio City Music Hall this March. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rockettes are taking a second stab at opening a spring show, and they’re leaning on some Broadway creative stars to do it.

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