Arts

Tupac Shakur ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ Musical Coming to Broadway

With the current revival of “Annie” coming to a close, another musical about a hard knock life will take its place at New York City’s Palace Theater this summer. Centers on several fictional characters and their often tumultuous lives in…

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Hugh Jackman set to host Tony Awards in June

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) — Stage and screen star Hugh Jackman is to serve as host of the Tony Awards ceremony in New York for a fourth time, CBS announced Tuesday. The prizes for the year’s best on Broadway…

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Minnesota Orchestra returns to stage after lockout

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 8 (UPI) — The Minnesota Orchestra played its first concert after 20 months of contract disputes and a $50 million Orchestra Hall face lift, officials said. The orchestra took to the stage Friday for the first time since…

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‘Back to the Future’ stage musical in the works

LONDON, Jan. 31 (Entertainment Magazine) — A West End stage musical based on the 1985 science-fiction comedy movie “Back to the Future” is being developed, producers announced Friday. Filmmakers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale are working on the project with…

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Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola to co-star in ‘Elephant Man’

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (Entertainment Magazine) — Patricia Clarkson, Bradley Cooper and Alessandro Nivola are to star in Bernard Pomerance’s “The Elephant Man” on Broadway this fall, producers said. The trio appeared together in the 2012 Williamstown Theater Festival production…

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Daniel Radcliffe heading back to Broadway this spring

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (Entertainment Magazine) — The Michael Grandage Company’s production of “The Cripple of Inishmaan” is to open on Broadway April 20, producers announced. Directed by Grandage and written by Martin McDonagh, the play will begin previews April…

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‘Titanic’ to play Toronto before heading to Broadway

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (Entertainment Magazine) — The stage musical “Titanic” will play a six-week engagement at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto this summer before heading to Broadway, producers said. The show is booked at the Canadian venue from…

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Lauren Velez to star in off-Broadway play

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (Entertainment Magazine) — Actress Lauren Velez is to star in the off-Broadway staging of “The Happiest Song Plays Last,” the show’s producers announced. Best known for her work on TV’s “Dexter,” “New York Undercover” and “Oz,”…

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‘Spider-Man’ ends run on Broadway

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (Entertainment Magazine) — “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” had its final performance in New York City after a more than three-year run, with just minor glitches, officials said. About 1,900 showed up to see the final…

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J.K. Rowling to Produce Harry Potter Stage Play

Harry Potter has traveled from page to screen – and now to stage. J.K. Rowling said Friday she is working on a play about the boy wizard’s life before he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Rowling’s seven-book saga…

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