- Kalamazoo Civic Theatre raising $5.1M for improvements Updated: Feb-10-16 5:24 am
KALAMAZOO, Michigan - The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre is working to raise $5.1 million for improvements including replacing roofs and carpeting as well as installing new lighting and sound equipment.
- Former NYC Ballet principal dancer Violette Verdy, 82, dies Updated: Feb-09-16 7:16 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Violette Verdy, principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and Boston Ballet, has died, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced. She was 82.
- Stage version of 'Frozen' to be directed by Broadway veteran Updated: Feb-09-16 6:27 pm
NEW YORK - Disney has tapped one of Broadway's freshest talents to direct one of its most anticipated musicals, "Frozen."
- American flamenco dancer honored by King of Spain Updated: Feb-09-16 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON - Flamenco dancer Edwin Aparicio has been awarded a medal by King Felipe VI of Spain.
- Tony-nominated actor Ken Watanabe battling stomach cancer Updated: Feb-09-16 2:38 pm
NEW YORK - A publicist for Ken Watanabe says the Tony- and Oscar-nominated actor has been forced to delay his return to Broadway's "The King and I" while he battles stomach cancer.
- Nat Wolff turns to the dark side in 'Buried Child' Updated: Feb-09-16 10:32 am
NEW YORK - Actor and musician Nat Wolff couldn't resist agreeing to do a darkly weird off-Broadway play about a strange family. After all, he's got a weird family connection to it.
- Fans can have Hendrix experience at guitarist's London home Updated: Feb-08-16 11:35 am
LONDON - When he was not being a string-shredding, amp-blasting guitar hero, Jimi Hendrix liked nothing better than to sit at home drinking tea and watching the British soap opera "Coronation Street."
- Chinese visit temples, fairs to ring in Year of the Monkey Updated: Feb-08-16 11:20 am
BEIJING - Chinese and others around Asia flocked to temples and fairs to pray for good health and fortune on Monday, the first day of the Lunar New Year.
- Broadway's 'Tuck Everlasting' hopes for eternal experience Updated: Feb-08-16 9:57 am
NEW YORK - Andrew Keenan-Bolger isn't tapping into his vulnerable side for his next Broadway role. He's trying to be utterly fearless.
- Ballet program encourages Davenport children to read Updated: Feb-06-16 10:51 am
DAVENPORT, Iowa - About 1,400 first-graders in the Davenport Community School District received ballet lessons last week, thanks to a pilot program developed by Ballet Quad-Cities to encourage reading.
- 5 places in L.A. to soak up Oscars vibes Updated: Feb-04-16 2:55 pm
LOS ANGELES - It's Oscar season in Los Angeles. With the 88th annual Academy Awards scheduled for Feb. 28, here are five places in L.A. to soak up those glitzy Oscars vibes and maybe even run into one of the nominees.
- 'Black Swan' choreographer quits Paris ballet amid tensions Updated: Feb-04-16 11:24 am
PARIS - Dancer Benjamin Millepied, who choreographed for the 2010 movie "Black Swan" and is married to its star, Natalie Portman, announced Thursday he's stepping down as dance director at Paris' premier ballet company.
- Playwright Lauren Gunderson is enjoying a wave of interest Updated: Feb-04-16 10:30 am
NEW YORK - Lauren Gunderson is such a rare theatrical talent, you might be tempted to approach her very quietly, so as not to frighten her away.
- Health dept. finds cause for sickness linked to dance event Updated: Feb-04-16 9:02 am
ROCHESTER, New York - Health officials say norovirus caused scores of people to become ill after they attended a dance competition held in Rochester last month.
- Jimmy Buffett musical to premiere at California theater Updated: Feb-03-16 3:26 pm
NEW YORK - The Jimmy Buffett musical will make its world premiere next year somewhere nice and warm - the La Jolla Playhouse in California.
- Shakespeare on stage in squalid migrant camp in France Updated: Feb-03-16 3:20 pm
CALAIS, France - "This, above all, to thine own self be true."
- OSHA cites 'Texas' producers over deadly fireworks blast Updated: Feb-02-16 5:10 pm
PALO DURO CANYON STATE PARK, Texas - Federal officials have issued citations against a group that puts on the outdoor musical "Texas" after a stage manager was killed last summer when two containers of fireworks exploded at the production venue in Palo Duro Canyon.
- Mary-Louise Parker returning to Broadway this fall Updated: Feb-02-16 1:31 pm
NEW YORK - Mary-Louise Parker is returning to Broadway this fall in the quirky, romantic play "Heisenberg."
- Talk show host James Corden will host the Tony Awards Updated: Feb-02-16 11:10 am
NEW YORK - James Corden will be staying up late for real to host the Tony Awards.
- A look inside Broadway's most exciting musical numbers Updated: Feb-02-16 9:30 am
NEW YORK - Even in a show with plenty of magic, a special sort of it happens right after intermission at "Aladdin" on Broadway.
- Medal of Art winner Chong's dance piece to premier at U of I Updated: Feb-02-16 4:30 am
URBANA, Illinois - A National Medal of Art winner's dance piece about violence in America and police killings premiers this weekend at the University of Illinois.
- Review: Fox shows it can do musicals with ambitious 'Grease' Updated: Feb-01-16 12:30 pm
NEW YORK - The chills were indeed multiplyin' during the "Grease: Live!" telecast on Sunday, a show that survived early rain, some tricky costume changes, a mortifying loss of audio and a cast member's heartbreak.
- Helen Mirren, Audra McDonald to appear in Roundabout film Updated: Feb-01-16 12:01 pm
NEW YORK - A-list stars like Helen Mirren, Audra McDonald, Neil Patrick Harris and Jake Gyllenhaal will help honor the Roundabout Theatre Company in a short film to air on NBC in New York on Saturday.
- Sandy Duncan, an ex-Peter Pan, to join Pan show on Broadway Updated: Jan-28-16 7:37 pm
NEW YORK - One of the best Peter Pans ever is returning home to Broadway - and to a musical about Peter Pan.
- Levi's Stadium set to show off innovations at Super Bowl Updated: Jan-28-16 5:25 pm
SANTA CLARA, California - When architects set out to design a new stadium for the San Francisco 49ers, they wanted a building that fit the Silicon Valley region where it is located.