• In this Oct. 14, 2014 file photo, bandleader Paul Shaffer attends the premiere of HBO's "Foo Fighters Sonic Highway" in New York. Shaffer and Steven Van Zandt have signed on to produce the jukebox musical “Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story,” aiming for Broadway next year. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

    Steven Van Zandt, Paul Shaffer sign on to Bert Berns show

    NEW YORK (AP) — A musical celebrating the little-know songwriter Bert Berns has gotten some help from some serious musicians — Steven Van Zandt and Paul Shaffer.

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  • This July 24, 2015, photo released by Simon & Schuster shows theater writer Michael Riedel, author of "Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway." The book tell how the Great White Way has been shaped over the past century. (Anne Wermiel/Simon & Schuster via AP)

    Theater gossip Michael Riedel writes a history of Broadway

    NEW YORK (AP) — When you read New York Post theater columnist Michael Riedel, there’s no mistaking whom the writer is. He’s snarky and skewering and gleeful. That makes his latest project all the more interesting.

  • Arizona’s pregame haka coming to an end

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona’s football players will no longer perform a pregame haka dance after a New Zealand expatriate in California started a petition to stop it.

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  • In this image released by Polk & Co., Clive Owen, from left, Kelly Reilly and Eve Best appear during a performance of Harold Pinter’s "Old Times." In the 70-minute “Old Times,” a game of power and possession is played out between a married couple and the wife's former flatmate, who she has not seen in 20 years. (Joan Marcus/Polk & Co. via AP)

    Clive Owen on a role that takes ‘everything you’ve got’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Clive Owen was looking to do a play after a long time away from the stage. He just wanted the right one. The one he picked would make many other actors run screaming into Times Square.

  • In this Aug. 25, 2014 file photo, Jeff Daniels arrives at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Daniels will star in the the play “Blackbird” next year opposite Michelle Williams. Previews begin Feb. 5 at the Belasco Theatre. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    Jeff Daniels to return to a familiar part on Broadway

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Daniels is going to get another bite of “Blackbird” — this time on Broadway.

  • In this image released by Kornberg PR, Melanie Moore portrays Peter Pan in the musical "Finding Neverland." The Fox TV show, "So You Think You Can Dance," which just concluded its 12th season, has turned into a reliable springboard for scores of Broadway dancers. Moore, the Season 8 winner, went on be Peter Pan in "Finding Neverland" and next has a featured part in "Fiddler on the Roof."

    Looking for Broadway’s next star? Turn on your TV

    NEW YORK (AP) — There are plenty of places that get young people ready for Broadway — Juilliard, Carnegie Mellon, Yale and New York University. But don’t forget “So You Think You Can Dance.”