Select list of nominees for 2019 Tony Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Select nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards, announced Tuesday.
Best Musical: "Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations," ''Beetlejuice," ''Hadestown," ''The...
Flint water crisis takes center stage in new play
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Flint water crisis has been the subject of several documentaries and even a network drama, but now the issue is taking center stage in a new play at the University of...
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Isabel Allende to receive honorary National Book Award medal
NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Allende, winner of an honorary National Book Award, sees no reason to discuss her legacy.
"I think legacy is a very masculine word," the author known for "The House of the Spirits" and other novels told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview. "I don't think women think in terms of legacy very much. We're more practical and we know trends don't last for too long. People and things are forgotten. I am just very happy to have so many readers right now."
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's choice of reading material for his surrender to New York authorities on Friday drew attention to a pair of entertainment biographies.
Weinstein arrived at a New York police precinct holding Richard Schickel's biography of the late stage and film director Elia Kazan and Todd Purdum's "Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution." The Kazan book came out in 2005, the Rodgers and Hammerstein book this spring.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sometimes, when Jean Woodruff hears the Big Band music that has been the soundtrack of her life, she remembers when she learned to dance. She remembers falling in love at age 22 with her sharp-dressed dance instructor at the Arthur Miller dance studio on Salt Lake City's State Street.
Clinton: Free press is under ‘open assault’ in Trump era
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton excoriated President Donald Trump for his treatment of the media, saying in remarks on Sunday that press rights and free speech are "under open assault" in the current administration, which she compared to an authoritarian regime.
Thespians at several Bay Area high schools are basking in the spotlight of awards for achievements in drama and musical theater.
Dickinson High School advanced to the Region III 6A finals in University Interscholastic League one-act-play competition, to be held April 14 at San Jacinto College's central campus in Pasadena.
Latrobe artist Adalberto Ortiz moves on from career in set design to passion for painting
As a young man growing up in New York City, Puerto Rican native Adalberto Ortiz considered designing buildings for a living.
But he realized projects on such a grand scale might take years to come to fruition.
He found more immediate fulfillment in a career as a set designer and, recently, a return to one of his original creative outlets — painting.
Premiere of 'Krypton' among top TV viewing choices (videos)
CLEVELAND, Ohio - A Syfy trip to Superman's home planet is among the top viewing choices for the week:
TV picks for March 19: ‘Arthur Miller: Writer,’ ‘Silicon Valley: The Untold Story,’ ‘Epic Warrior Women’
Down in the valley
Silicon Valley: The Untold Story is a lot kinder to Californias high-tech region than the similarly named HBO comedy series, but this documentarys three-hour running time may be too much even for geeks who think the place is more magical than Disneyland. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum are among the talking heads.
Arthur Miller’s daughter’s doc about the ‘Death of a Salesman’ playwright on HBO
Early in her documentary portrait “Arthur Miller: Writer” (on HBO Monday, March 19), filmmaker Rebecca Miller (“Maggie’s Plan”) says that when she first started filming conversations with her legendary playwright father more than 25 years ago, she realized that “his public persona was so different from the man I knew. I felt I was the only filmmaker he would let get close enough” to reveal the endearing, philosophical man behind the icon.
Thespians from high schools in Clear Creek ISD, Alvin, Dickinson and Friendswood will perform March 21 in the 2018 District 24 6A University Interscholastic League one-act play competition at Clear Lake High School, 2929 Bay Area Blvd.
"The first show begins at 1:30 p.m. and the plays run back-to-back without any breaks," said C.C. Kendall, whose Clear Lake High School students are hosting the event.
Admission is $5, which is good for one or all performances.
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‘Death of a Salesman’
Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre kicks off its season with the Arthur Miller classic, “Death of a Salesman,” which runs Friday, Feb. 9, through Sunday, Feb. 25.
Performances take place at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $17 and can be purchased at www.ticketfly.com or by calling the box office at 570-823-1875.
There’s a theatrical atmosphere to “Wonder Wheel,” a formally polished work of moody 1950s nostalgia from the endlessly prolific Woody Allen. In its claustrophobic set design, shimmering kaleidoscopic lighting, lengthy uninterrupted takes and dramatic dialogue, it knits the principal strands of a stage piece into film form.
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- Connecticut Post‘All My Sons’: Arthur Miller classic based on true storySeptember 7, 2018
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Art under glass in Sterling
STERLING – A local business is inviting people to check out its art show and drink it all in.
Special guest artist Victor M. Montañez and The Rusty Fox will present “Coaster Art, La Lucha and La Muerte” from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at the wine and alehouse, 1 E. Third St.
At Mars Theatre in LaFayette: “The Crucible” offers stark look at hysteria, paranoia and the danger of witch hunting
Back Alley Productions is set to produce Arthur Miller’s legacy drama "The Crucible," with performances at the Mars Theatre in LaFayette on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. from Nov. 10 through 18, and a special 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 19.
You can get tickets online at www.BAPshows.com, or at the lobby 30 minutes before showtime. The historic theater is located at 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Georgia.
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ISU School of Performing Arts to Present Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’
POCATELLO — Idaho State University’s School of Performing Arts, Department of Theatre and Dance, will present Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” on Oct. 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre at the Stephens Performing Arts Center.
‘With Love, Marilyn’ toasts the ‘Blonde Bombshell’
To become a glamorous leading lady, being beautiful is mandatory. But without real talent and comparable smarts, success will be fleeting.
Marilyn Monroe had the entire package, as does Erin Sullivan, who portrays the “Blonde Bombshell” in the one-woman musical tribute, “With Love, Marilyn,” that comes to the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport on Saturday, Sept. 9, as part of the theater’s annual gala.
MAZEPPA — A motorcycle rider died Tuesday in a head-on collision near Mazeppa.
At about 5:47 p.m., Daniel Douglas Syverson, 48, of Red Wing, was riding westbound on Minnesota Highway 60 about three miles east of Mazeppa at Wabasha County Road 3 when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle heading eastbound on Hwy. 60.
Syverson, who was not wearing a helmet, died at the scene. Jerome Arthur Miller, 53, of Lake City, was not injured in the crash.
The Rochester Civic Theatre is important to me. I have volunteered, performed and donated money; I even got married in the lobby. Although I don't live in Rochester anymore, RCT is an institution I care about deeply. Live theatre is vital to any community — especially a community as scientific as Rochester.
The home where Marilyn Monroe died has been sold for $7.25 million.
Marilyn bought the stunning residence in Brentwood, California in 1962 after her divorce from third husband Arthur Miller but was found dead in the property just months later, following an apparent drug overdose at the age of 36.
And while the property was put on sale for $6.9 million, it exceeded expectations and sold for $350,000 over the asking price this week.
The AF Actors of American Falls High School are pleased to announce their spring play, "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. Written by Miller in response to the McCarthy hearings in the 1950s, "The Crucible" tells the story of the Salem witch trials.
The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing will present the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre to stage and screen icon James Earl Jones at the 2017 Tony Awards, airing at 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 11 on CBS.
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James Earl Jones is to receive a special Tony Award for lifetime achievement in theatre.
The 86-year-old actor - whose career has spanned over 60 years - is set to be honoured at the 71st Annual Tony Awards in June later this year for his longstanding and successful career.
Finding Neverland: From director Diane Paulus, based on the Peter Pan-inspired film. Presented by Broadway at the Hobby Center. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; $30-$150; Hobby Center, 800 Bagby; 800-952-6560, thehobbycenter.org.
The home where Marilyn Monroe died is on sale for $6.9 million.
Marilyn bought the palatial pad in Brentwood, California in 1962 after her divorce from third husband Arthur Miller but was found dead in the property just months later, following an apparent drug overdose at the age of 36.
Thespians busy with several plays, “Sweeny Todd” coming up this weekend
The Thespians made it back to Rockmart from one act recently and had some great results including Evan Clay with best actor and Gage Rogers and Allie Streetman with all star cast.
The play students and teachers chose this year was “A View From the Bridge” by Arthur Miller, which was directed by Noah Green, who also won best actor for One Act at the last competition in November.
George Braziller, literary publisher, dead at 101
NEW YORK (AP) — George Braziller, an independent and self-taught publisher for more than 50 years who supported early novels by Norman Mailer and Arthur Miller and released fiction by Nobel laureates Orhan Pamuk and Claude Simon, has died. He was 101.
DeVito, Ruffalo on ‘shocking’ political climate
Samantha Bee, Masha Gessen to speak at PEN festival
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian-commentator Samantha Bee and author-activist Masha Gessen will be speaking in May about "gender and power" during the age of President Donald Trump.
PEN America announced Thursday that Gessen and Bee have agreed to participate in the annual Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture, a featured event of the PEN World Voices Festival. Gessen, a prominent critic of Trump and of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, will give a talk, followed by a conversation with Bee.
Iranians cheer Farhadi’s Oscar as rebuke of Trump policies
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Oscar for Asghar Farhadi's "The Salesman" energized many of the filmmaker's fellow Iranians, who saw the win for best foreign film Monday as a pointed rebuke to the Trump administration and its efforts to deny them entry into the U.S.
Obama returns to Broadway to see Arthur Miller’s ‘The Price’
NEW YORK (AP) — The Obamas just can't quit Broadway.
Former President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia Obama have caught a new revival of Arthur Miller's "The Price." They attended the play starring Danny DeVito, Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub and Jessica Hecht at the American Airlines Theatre on Friday.
In "The Price," a police officer feels that life has passed him by while he took care of his now-dead father. He and his estranged brother must reunite to sell off dad's possessions.
Today in History for February 10th
Today is Friday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2017. There are 324 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 10, 1967, the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, was ratified as Minnesota and Nevada adopted it.
On this date:
In 1840, Britain's Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
NEW YORK — Now that Iran’s Oscar-winning writer-director Asghar Farhadi won’t attend the Academy Awards on Feb. 26, what does this mean for his Oscar-nominated entry, “The Salesman,” up for Best Foreign Language Film?
Will Farhadi’s protest against President Trump’s now-blocked ban on seven mainly Muslim nations, including Iran, make a vote for his film a vote for immigrant freedom?
Or will it change nothing in a category that includes entries from Norway, Sweden, Germany and Australia?
Review: In ‘The Salesman,’ echoes of Arthur Miller in Tehran
Even as Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi layers his films with complexity — with characters whose intimacies are crowded by politics, society and the past — his command of narrative is utterly total. You get the impression he could direct his way out of any labyrinth, that his camera — cool and composed — could travel through a briar patch without so much as a scratch.
In ’20th Century Women,′ Bening found freedom in the unknown
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — In 1979, Annette Bening was 21-years-old. A year earlier she had moved from San Diego to San Francisco to study classical drama. She remembers it as a time of tremendous change and uncertainty and the big moments like the day Harvey Milk and George Mascone were killed, but, for the most part her head was in Chekov and Shakespeare and Shaw and Arthur Miller.
Inn key to room where Marilyn Monroe stayed sells for $131
NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — The key to a room at the Connecticut inn where Marilyn Monroe stayed in 1956 while dating playwright Arthur Miller has sold for $131.
The key from the Homestead Inn in New Milford sold Friday on eBay to a woman who lives in the town, antiques dealer Loretta Kretchko said Monday.
NEW MILFORD — Seeing as Marilyn Monroe hadn’t used it in more than 50 years, and the town’s Homestead Inn got new keys, the key the iconic actress used to get into her favorite room — No. 22 — was sold Friday by two resident antique dealers.
“We just bought all the keys because people like old hotel keys,” said Loretta Kretchko, who co-runs Bob Kretchko Antiques with her husband, Bob. “We weren’t thinking Marilyn.”
Man who stole police cruiser dies crashing it in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A police officer trying to find the rider of a motorcycle abandoned in a freeway traffic lane had his police car stolen by a man who jumped inside, raced away and almost immediately crashed the vehicle into a tree, killing himself.
"These type of things when you see them on movies or TV shows or something (you think) it can't possibly happen," police Chief Arthur Miller told reporters later. "But when you involve human nature, anything is possible."
Iran nominates Farhadi’s “The Salesman” for 2017 Oscar
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has nominated a film by the country's Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi for the next Academy Awards.
The Saturday report says the Farabi Foundation, affiliated to Iran's Culture Ministry, chose "The Salesman," which won two prizes at the Cannes film festival in May.
Lead actor Shahab Hosseini won a Palme d'Or for best actor and Farhadi won the award for best screenplay.
‘Virginia Woolf’ playwright Edward Albee dies at age 88
NEW YORK (AP) — Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, who challenged theatrical convention in masterworks such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Delicate Balance," died Friday, his personal assistant said. He was 88.
‘Taxi’ star Danny DeVito eyes Broadway bow early next year
NEW YORK (AP) — Danny DeVito will make his Broadway debut next year as a wily furniture dealer in Arthur Miller's "The Price."
The Roundabout Theatre Company said Thursday the Emmy Award-winner from "Taxi" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" will star alongside John Turturro, Tony Shalhoub and Jessica Hecht. Performances begin Feb. 16 at the American Airlines Theatre.
Heaton, Mayson and Stevenson: Bail system is unjust and undermines public safety
In Arthur Miller's famous play, "The Crucible," based on the Salem witch trials, the hero, John Proctor, is a flawed yet honest farmer who faces an excruciating choice - falsely confess to practicing witchcraft, which will win his freedom, or maintain his integrity and proclaim innocence, leading to certain execution. Although we like to think we've developed a modern criminal justice system that prevents such dilemmas, in some respects we may not have come as far as we'd hope.