Posts Tagged Performing arts

Broadway’s ‘On the Town’ gearing up for parade

In this undated file image released by Matt Ross Public Relations, Clyde Alves, front row from left,  Tony Yazbeck and Jay Armstrong Johnson appear during a performance of "On the Town," in New York. More than two dozen cast members from the Broadway revival of "On the Town" will be appearing on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route, adding a little razzle-dazzle amid the Snoopy and Buzz Lightyear balloons. In addition to "On the Town," shows to be spotlighted Thursday include "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," Sting's "The Last Ship," "Side Show" and "Finding Neverland." (AP Photo/Matt Ross Public Relations, Joan Marcus, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Fairchild is usually chopping, stirring and basting during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year she’ll be twirling, leaping and swaying.

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Bollywood women soar but ask: Where’s the money?

In this Aug. 23, 2014 file photo, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra speaks during a promotional event for her film "Mary Kom" in Ahmadabad, India. This is Bollywood’s year of the woman. Some of the biggest hits in India's prolific movie industry this year have female leads in female-oriented stories. In “Mary Kom,” Chopra plays a female Olympic bronze-medal winning boxer. Previously, women were relegated to playing the male lead actor’s girlfriend, sister or mother in subservient roles reflecting the traditional dominance of men in Indian society. But for all their box-office success and newfound prominence, Bollywood actresses are asking: Where is the money?  (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)

NEW DELHI (AP) — This is Bollywood’s year of the woman. Some of the biggest hits in India’s prolific movie industry this year have female leads in female-oriented stories.

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Broadway-bound magician shows what’s up his sleeve

This 2014 photo provided by DKC Public Relations shows Adam Trent in a scene from the Broadway show, "The Illusionists," in New York. It will play the Marriott Marquis Theatre from Nov. 26-Jan. 4. (AP Photo/DKC Public Relations, Vanessa Viana)

NEW YORK (AP) — One grew up idolizing Harry Houdini. The other worshipped David Copperfield. Now they’re both in a place known more for jazz hands than sleight of hand.

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Sting tries to help his ailing Broadway musical

In a Nov. 17, 2014 file photo, Sting performs at the 2014 ASCAP Centennial Awards, at the Waldorf-Astoria, in New York. It was announced Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, that the singer-songwriter will play the role of a foreman onstage in "The Last Ship" starting Dec. 9 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The musical, for which Sting supplied songs and lyrics, has been struggling at the box office. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Sting is hoping his star power can plug up a leaky ship.

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Judith Ivey to play Thatcher in ‘The Audience’

In this Sept. 13, 2012 file photo, actress Judith Ivey poses for a portrait at the Empire Hotel in New York. Producers of “The Audience” said Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 that Ivey, the two-time Tony Award winner and one-time cast member of "Designing Women," will play former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Audience," opening in New York on Feb. 17. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Judith Ivey will need to get in touch with her fearsome side. She’s going to be the “Iron Lady” on Broadway.

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