Posts Tagged Performing arts

‘James and the Giant Peach’ album to be released for free

In this June 10, 2012 file photo, Christian Borle poses backstage with his award at the 66th Annual Tony Awards in New York. Borle is featured on a  20-song cast album for the musical "James and the Giant Peach" which will be available for free on the show's website on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. (Photo by Evan Agostini /Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Award-nominated songwriting team behind the musical “James and the Giant Peach” have good news for their fans — and even better news.

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Review: Renee Fleming delightful in madcap ‘Living on Love’

In this undated image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Jerry O'Connell, left, and Anna Chumsky appear during a performance of "Living on Love" at the Longacre Theatre in New York. (Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan-Brown via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — What if you produced a play about soccer players and managed to get Pele to be in it? Or convinced Ruth Bader Ginsburg to star in a show set in a courthouse?

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Stephen Adly Guirgis wins Pulitzer for drama

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Adly Guirgis’s “Between Riverside and Crazy” has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play hailed by the judges for using “dark comedy to confront questions of life and death.”

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Tom Stoppard calls it a ‘frightening time’ for free speech

In this Sept. 4, 2012 file photo, British playwright Tom Stoppard poses as he arrives for the world premiere of "Anna Karenina," in London. Stoppard is to accept the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the American chapter of the global human-rights organization of writers and editors. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Tom Stoppard said he will accept PEN’s highest award next month in New York to help put a spotlight on a “frightening time” for free expression.

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Basses discuss being black opera singers

In this Wednesday, April 8, 2015 photo, Eric Owens, right, and Morris Robinson perform during a rehearsal of the opera "Don Carlo," at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Five performances are scheduled to be staged from April 24 to May 3. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

When King Philip II of Spain faces off against the Grand Inquisitor in Verdi’s “Don Carlo” at the Academy of Music, they won’t just be portraying history, they’ll be making a bit of it, too. In what’s believed to be a first, a major opera company has cast two African-Americans in the roles.

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