Posts Tagged Performing arts

Mourning Mike Nichols, the enemy of mystery

In this Nov. 13, 1980, file photo, Gilda Radner, center,  and Sam Waterston, left, stars of the new Broadway comedy "Lunch Hour," share a laugh with Mike Nichols after opening night. Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," `'Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was 83.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The last time he was on Broadway, director Mike Nichols was asked what his secret was to getting the best from his actors.

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Mourning Mike Nichols, the enemy of mystery

In this Nov. 13, 1980, file photo, Gilda Radner, center,  and Sam Waterston, left, stars of the new Broadway comedy "Lunch Hour," share a laugh with Mike Nichols after opening night. Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," `'Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was 83.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The last time he was on Broadway, director Mike Nichols was asked what his secret was to getting the best from his actors.

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Some iconic Roxie Harts tell their stories

This undated image released by The Publicity Office shows Bebe Neuwirth starring as Roxie Hart in the musical "Chicago."  The musical will celebrate its 7,486 performance Sunday night, surpassing "Cats" as the second-longest running show in Broadway history.  (AP Photo/The Publicity Office, Paul Kolnik)

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s only one Roxie Hart but, in reality, there have been plenty.

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Play in NYC based on deadly Conn. school shooting

In this Dec. 4, 2013 file photo, a school bus drives past a sign reading Welcome to Sandy Hook, in Newtown, Conn., where 26 people were killed by a gunman inside Sandy Hook Elementary School. A new play about the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School will have a benefit reading in December in New York City to commemorate the second anniversary of the tragedy. Eric Ulloa’s “26 Pebbles,” which was adapted from transcripts of interviews with people touched by the shootings, will have a staged reading Dec. 15 at the Culture Project’s The Lynn Redgrave Theater. The director will be Igor Goldin and prices range from $50-$150. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A new play about the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in will have a benefit reading in December in New York City to commemorate the second anniversary of the tragedy.

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‘Rock of Ages’ will close on Broadway in January

This undated file photo originally released by the Vivacity Media Group shows Kate Rockwell in a scene from “Rock of Ages.” Producers of "Rock of Ages" said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, that the show — now the 27th longest running show in Broadway history — will close Jan. 18 after more than 2,300 performances. (AP Photo/Vivacity Media Group , Paul Kolnik, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the final countdown for Broadway’s only hair metal musical.

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