Posts Tagged Performing arts

Billy Hayes of ‘Midnight Express’ turns to stage

In this undated image released by JT PR, Billy Hayes, who spent five, brutal years behind bars after trying to smuggle hashish onto a plane in Istanbul, rehearses for his one-man show ,"Rising the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes." Hayes, now 67, has turned his ordeal, which was the basis of the 1978 film "Midnight Express," into a 70-minute stage show which comes to the Barrow Street Theatre in New York following a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (AP Photo/JT PR, Carol Rosegg)

NEW YORK (AP) — The other day, Billy Hayes was rehearsing a scene from his one-man show when he was interrupted by the director.

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Review: ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ crazy, uneven

In this image released by Jeffrey Richards Associates, James Earl Jones, from left, Kristine Nielsen, Fran Kranz, Reg Rogers, Annaleigh Ashford, Patrick Kerr and Mark Linn-Baker appear in a scene from "You Can’t Take It With You," performing at the Longacre Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Richards Associates, Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — You know the play you’re watching might be a little long in the tooth when there are jokes about Eleanor Roosevelt, the Works Project Administration and Calvin Coolidge, and it makes reference to the nation’s 48 states. As in not 50 yet.

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Ballet dancer switches genres for Broadway debut

In this Sept. 18, 2014 photo, New York City Ballet principal dancer Megan Fairchild poses inside the Lyric Theatre in New York. Fairchild is making her Broadway debut on a revival of  "On the Town." (AP Photo/Mark Kennedy)

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most exciting people making her Broadway debut this season is a powerful and skilled dancer, but not used to doing it in heels.

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‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ tops list

NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” tops the list of the most produced plays nationwide during the 2014-15 season, according to the theater industry’s largest trade group.

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‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ tops list

NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” tops the list of the most produced plays nationwide during the 2014-15 season, according to the theater industry’s largest trade group.

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