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Comedy, tragedy mingle for Shakespeare at Fenway

  BOSTON (AP) — Five centuries after William Shakespeare wrote “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” the Boston Red Sox have been deposed as World Series champions, bouncing from last place to first and again to the cellar in a shift from tragedy to comedy that even the revered playwright would appreciate. And [...]

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Actress Mia Farrow reveals her motto: ‘I’m trying’

  NEW YORK (AP) — Acting on Broadway is hardly a vacation, but if you’re Mia Farrow, it just might be. Her day job these days, after all, is speaking out about genocide and atrocities. Farrow, 69, has taken a break from international horrors to return to Broadway for the first time in 16 years [...]

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Radford Theatre earns grand prize in contest

    RADFORD, Va. (AP) — The Radford Theatre’s star continues to rise. The classic movie palace on Radford’s Main Street, which nearly closed last year after more than 75 years in business, has won a $25,000 cash award that the theater’s owners will use to re-open the long-closed balcony. The theater was one of [...]

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One man trying to bring Broadway into 21st century

  NEW YORK (AP) — When John Travolta shocked theater fans by mangling the pronunciation of Idina Menzel’s name at the Oscars, one person saw a gift in the slip — Damian Bazadona. Bazadona, the president and founder of the advertising and marketing firm Situation Interactive, had been hired by Menzel’s new show “If/Then” to [...]

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Anna Kendrick sings again in ‘The Last 5 Years’

  TORONTO (AP) — Anna Kendrick is done with musicals. No really. She swears. “After the last couple of years, I’m so done singing,” says Kendrick. “It’s so stressful and so much work. It’s like being an athlete. It’s something you have to maintain and think about.” But the problem is that Kendrick keeps getting [...]

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Vanessa Hudgens coming to Broadway as ‘Gigi’

  NEW YORK (AP) — It’s taken a few years, but Vanessa Hudgens has finally made the leap from “High School Musical” to a Broadway musical. The actress-singer will star in a Broadway-bound revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe’s musical “Gigi” that first debuts in Washington, D.C. early next year. She’s already jumped [...]

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A pair of sisters add to their show-biz resumes

    NEW YORK (AP) — One had a leading part on Broadway. The other had her own star turn at Madison Square Garden. They recently joined forces for a cabaret show and now have a new CD. They’re a pair of show business veterans with one hard-to-swallow fact: Their combined age is 25. Eleven-year-old [...]

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Seductive Nahuatl opera to premiere in Mexico City

  MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three young women surround a muscular, shirtless man, laughing, hugging and caressing his neck as he rocks his head back in pleasure. A dozen musicians pound out a furious rhythm with pre-Columbian traditional wooden drums, rattles and flutes. Above the stage, a screen translates their flirtatious song into Spanish from [...]

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Michael Cera: ‘You get used to having an audience’

  NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn currently has a love affair with facial hair, is awash with hipsters, tons of kale — and now 100 percent more Michael Cera. The 26-year-old star of “Juno” and “Superbad” has relocated to the cool New York borough after several years in which he would visit the city and [...]

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