LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reactions from some of the nominees for the 93rd Academy Awards:
“I leaned into Sam Cooke’s signature confidence and signature swagger to make this believable....
NEW YORK (AP) — Glam was back for the Golden Globes virtual, bicoastal awards night Sunday as nominees Zoomed in from around the world and, for Leslie Odom Jr., from his front porch in Los Angeles...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — List of nominees for the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards:
Actor: Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal”; Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”; Anthony Hopkins,...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globe nominations for best original song are full of Black Girl Magic, with nominees including R&B singers H.E.R., Celeste and Andra Day, who also earned an acting nod...
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
NEW YORK (AP) — From grappling with big life decisions to a marriage on the brink, a new four-part miniseries tackles relationship struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Fourth of July had many of the traditional trappings in New England despite the coronavirus pandemic: Cheap lobsters, warm weather and barbecues. But absent were large crowds and most public...
NEW YORK (AP) — Next year, you'll be able to see the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton” perform the musical smash from the comfort of a movie theater.
NEW YORK (AP) — He’s sung Broadway tunes and he’s done jazz standards. He’s sung Christmas classics and a commercial jingle for Nationwide. Leslie Odom Jr. might be known primarily for singing...
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pops are gearing up for a new season, and it's a musical grab bag with something for everyone.
Bernadette Peters opens the 2019 spring season on May 8, and conductor...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. will visit the University of Virginia as the UVA President's 2019 Speaker for the Arts.
Odom originated the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway hit "Hamilton." He is expected to discuss his life and career and the impact of the arts on education when he visits UVA's John Paul Jones Arena on Jan. 19.
The event will be presented in conjunction with UVA's 2019 Community MLK Celebration. It is free and open to the public.
BOSTON (AP) — The renowned Boston Pops orchestra kicks off a new season this week.
Conductor Keith Lockhart will direct as the orchestra opens its 2018 spring season Wednesday with multi-platinum-selling pop artist Andy Grammer. Grammer is known for "Keep Your Head Up," ''Honey, I'm Good," ''Fresh Eyes," and other hits.
Leslie Odom Jr.’s holiday album goes deluxe
SHANGHAI (AP) — Gigi Hadid and Katy Perry didn't make it but the Victoria's Secret show in Shanghai managed to strut on Monday without them, surviving a controversy over visa issues and a model who slipped and fell during the show.
Fifty-five models walked the catwalk inside the Mercedes-Benz Arena, serenaded by Harry Styles, R&B star Miguel, Tony Award-winner Leslie Odom Jr. and Chinese singer Jane Zhang. Styles sang "Only Angel" and later "Kiwi."
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Harry Styles and R&B star Miguel will perform at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Shanghai on Monday.
People magazine reports that Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. and Chinese singer Jane Zhang will also perform at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The show will air Nov. 28 on CBS.
Karlie Kloss and Bella Hadid are among the 55 models participating. Gigi Hadid said she will not be walking in the show, a few months after Chinese internet users accused her of racist behavior.
NEW YORK (AP) — Smokey Robinson, Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Common and Andra Day will be among the stars celebrating at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
Macy's said Wednesday that Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr., 98 Degrees, Flo Rida, Wyclef Jean and Miss America Cara Mund also will participate in the 91st annual parade on Nov. 23.
The special will air at 9 a.m. EST on NBC's "Today" show.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three people have been arrested following a protest during a bicentennial celebration at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
The star-studded Friday night show featured performances by Leslie Odom Jr., the star of Broadway's "Hamilton" and the Goo Goo Dolls.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three people have been arrested following a protest during a bicentennial celebration event at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
The star-studded Friday night show featured performances by Leslie Odom Jr., the star of Broadway's "Hamilton," and the Goo Goo Dolls.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Music fans are making their annual pilgrimage to the Newport Jazz Festival, which has a lineup that includes Bela Fleck, Snarky Puppy and The Roots.
Friday is the first day of the three-day event. Performers include saxophonist Maceo Parker and actor and singer Leslie Odom Jr., who played Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical Hamilton.
On Saturday, acts include the Branford Marsalis Quartet and banjo player Rhiannon Giddens, who was also featured at last week's folk festival.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Hamilton" actor Leslie Odom Jr. is working on his first book, one he hopes inspires young people.
The Tony Award-winning performer has a deal with Feiwel & Friends for "Failing Up: How to Rise Above, Do Better, and Never Stop Learning," the publisher told The Associated Press on Friday. The book is scheduled for March 27, 2018. Odom plans to organize the narrative like a commencement speech as he outlines the setbacks and rejections that preceded his success.
BOSTON (AP) — Tony Award-winning actor and musician Leslie Odom Jr., who starred in the Broadway phenomenon "Hamilton," will be among the guest artists at Boston's iconic July Fourth concert and fireworks celebration.
The Boston Pops announced Wednesday that Odom, singer-songwriter Andy Grammer and Grammy Award-winning musician Melissa Etheridge will headline the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular this year under the direction of Pops conductor Keith Lockhart.
NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Jackson, who earned a Tony Award nomination for originating the role of George Washington in "Hamilton," is leaving the Broadway show on Nov. 13.
Jackson, who has a role in the CBS drama "Bull," joins fellow lead actors out the door, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony winners Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs and Renee Elise Goldsberry, and fellow nominee Phillipa Soo.
NEW YORK (AP) — How do you follow winning Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics? How about a chance to see "Hamilton" on Broadway?
The Tony Award-winning smash musical on Tuesday night welcomed the U.S. women's gymnastics team — Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez — who gave the show a standing ovation and greeted the cast onstage afterward at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a message on World Humanitarian Day that a record 130 million people depend on assistance to survive, a staggering number that would comprise the tenth most populous nation on earth.
NEW YORK (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the Broadway smash "Hamilton," made a subdued final bow Saturday alongside two other departing stars in the show that has become a cultural phenomenon.
The performance Saturday at the Richard Rodgers Theatre was also the last for Leslie Odom Jr., who won a Tony Award as Aaron Burr, and Phillipa Soo, a Tony nominee who portrayed Eliza Schuyler. The three — plus an ensemble member — took their bows together...
NEW YORK (AP) — Many theater-lovers are looking at Saturday with dread. That's the day key members of the Broadway cast of "Hamilton" play their last performance. But Leslie Odom Jr. can hardly wait.
Odom, who just won a best leading man Tony Award in the show, is ready for the next chapter in his life to start. It'll be filled with his songs, choreography and costumes.
While acknowledging his last show will be "bittersweet for sure," Odom added: "I'm very excited...