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Jim Henson’s Creature Shop animatronics and visual effects studio, based in Los Angeles, has teamed with Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company to produce life-size puppets for the RSC’s stage adaptation of legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki’s 1988 hand-drawn classic My Neighbour Totoro. The RSC’s most ambitious project to date — even more so than the award-winning
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Glastonbury closed with rapper Kendrick Lamar making a dramatic statement apparently referencing the US Supreme Court ruling on abortion, wearing a crown of thorns as fake blood poured from his face. The festival’s final headline set ended with him chanting “Godspeed for women’s rights” repeatedly before he dramatically exited the main Pyramid Stage. But, as
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Following its acclaimed run at The Bridge Theatre in London, David Hare’s Straight Line Crazy starring Ralph Fiennes as New York powerbroker Robert Moses will make its Big Apple Off Broadway debut this fall at The Shed. Directed by Nicholas Hytner and Jamie Armitage, the play will run October 18-December 18. The announcement was made
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James Rado, who along with his friend and writing partner Gerome Ragni created Broadway’s seminal Age of Aquarius musical Hair, died peacefully Tuesday evening of cardio respiratory arrest in New York City, surrounded by family. He was 90. His death was announced by his longtime friend, publicist Merle Frimark. Hollywood & Media Deaths In 2022:
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Billie Eilish has become Glastonbury Festival’s youngest ever headline act, with the Los Angeles-born star performing on the Pyramid Stage on Friday night. During her set, the singer emotionally told the crowd that, despite her pride at performing at the festival, today was “a dark day for America”. Introducing her song Your Power – a
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Katie Price has avoided jail after breaching a restraining order blocking contact with her ex-husband Kieran Hayler’s fiancee Michelle Penticost. The 44-year-old former glamour model has been handed an 18-month community order to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work – with an additional 20 hours for breach of a suspended sentence for driving matters.
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The Shubert Foundation has awarded a record $37.6 million in unrestricted grants to not-for-profit theaters, dance companies, academic theater training programs, and related service agencies, and in addition has made two $1 million gifts to create endowed scholarships for theater students at Spelman College and Morehouse College, two of the most prominent HBCUs (Historically Black
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UPDATE with Broadway League response In a letter sent to members of Actors’ Equity Association and obtained by Deadline, the union says that the Broadway League’s decision to adopt a “mask optional” policy for audience members beginning in July was “made unilaterally, without input” from the union. In a response provided to Deadline, the League
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Emilia Clarke has confirmed her Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harington will reprise his role as Jon Snow in a new spin-off series. In addition to the House of Dragon prequel due to air in August, Clarke confirmed reports Harington is also behind a second series linked to the original franchise. When asked about the
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Steve Fickinger, a Tony Award-winning producer of Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen who, as a longtime creative executive with Disney Theatrical Group helped spearhead the development of such stage shows as Newsies and Aladdin, died suddenly at his home in Laguna Beach, California, on June 17. He was 62. His death was announced by his niece,
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