Arts

Kristin Chenoweth will return to Broadway in ‘On the Twentieth Century’

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) –Kristin Chenoweth will return to Broadway in February 2015 in an upcoming production of the 1978 musical comedy On the Twentieth Century. The Roundabout Theater Company announced Tuesday that the 45-year-old Tony-winner will play Hollywood…

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James Earl Jones will star in Broadway’s ‘You Can’t Take It with You’

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) — James Earl Jones is to star in the Broadway revival of You Can’t Take It with You this summer, producers announced. This will be the first time in more than 30 years the play…

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Bansky credited with new mural on English home

CHELTENHAM, England, April 14 (UPI) — Many people credit Bansky for a new mural on an English home. The painting appeared over the weekend on the side of Karen Smith‘s house in Cheltenham, England. The mother of five tells the…

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Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez hospitalized in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, April 3 (UPI) — Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, has been hospitalized in Mexico City. The 87-year-old Colombian writer is suffering from dehydration and is being treated for a lung and urinary…

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Rosie O’Donnell to get honorary Tony Award

April 1 (UPI) — Three-time Tony Award host Rosie O’Donnell will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award when the annual ceremony, hosted this year by Hugh Jackman, airs June 8 on CBS. The Isabelle Stevenson Award recognizes members of the theater…

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Benedict Cumberbatch will return to the stage for ‘Hamlet’

March 26 (UPI) — Benedict Cumberbatch will return to the stage in 2015 for a London production of William Shakespeare‘s Hamlet. The Sherlock and Star Trek actor will bring the play’s eponymous character to life at the Barbican Theatre from…

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‘The Fault in Our Stars’ team will adapt another John Green novel ‘Paper Towns’

March 25 (UPI) — The team that brought The Fault in Our Stars to life plans to adapt another John Green novel for film. Fox 2000 has purchased the rights to Green’s 2008 novel Paper Towns, and plans to bring…

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JRR Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf to be published after 90 years

March. 19 (UPI) — JRR Tolkien’s translation of the 11th-century poem Beowulf will finally be published this spring, 90 years after the author wrote it. The author’s son, Christopher Tolkien edited the translation of his father’s “entering into the imagined…

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Denzel Washington Returns to Broadway in ‘A Raisin in the Sun’

Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington is back on Broadway. Washington, 59, is starring in the revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play, “A Raisin in the Sun.” In an interview with “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts, the “Flight” actor…

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‘Of Mice and Men,’ ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Les Mis’ light up Broadway this season

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) — Stage adaptations of beloved movies and literary classics are trending on Broadway this season, with productions of “Rocky,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” “Bullets Over Broadway,” “Of Mice and Men,” “Aladdin” and “A Raisin…

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