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Pussy Riot declare new revolution from the stage

New York - Still relishing provocation three years after their release from a Russian prison, the punk rockers Pussy Riot are reviving their challenge to President Vladimir Putin in an action-packed autobiographical theatrical piece.

Review: Revival of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' heats up London Special

London - A new production of Edward Albee's classic drama 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' has begun a run on the London stage. The production stars Imelda Staunton in what is sure to become one of her greatest roles.

David Byrne opens theatrical neuroscience exhibit

San Fransisco - The official title of the new event is “The Institute Presents: Neurosociety” and it premises and immersive experience of the senses. The event has been developed with former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne.

NY subway inspires Broadway's first a capella musical

New York - New York's cityscape reverberates with pounding jackhammers and blaring car horns, but it's the cacophonous subway that perhaps best epitomizes the bustling metropolis.

Review: Foreigner rocks the iHeartRadio Theater in New York City Special

New York - On October 26, iHeartMedia presented iHeartRadio ICONS featuring Foreigner. It was presented by Citi MasterPass at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York City.

'Hamilton' cast asks Pence to work for 'all of us'

Washington - Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed at a performance of the award-winning Broadway musical "Hamilton," whose "alarmed and anxious" cast made an unusual call for Donald Trump's incoming administration to work on behalf of all Americans.

Review: Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart‎ give star turns in No Man's Land Special

London - No Man's Land featuring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart is currently running on the London stage. The production brings to life one of the most brilliantly entertaining plays by Nobel Prize laureate Harold Pinter.

Lisa Lampanelli to play the NYCB Theater at Westbury this October

Westbury - On October 22, the "Queen of Mean," Lisa Lampanelli will be returning to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury for her comedy show.

Review: Kenneth Branagh shines in The Entertainer Special

London - The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company at the Garrick Theatre is closing with John Osborne’s modern classic 'The Entertainer.' It is a powerful piece of theatre.

The Mousetrap: Going strong after 64 years Special

London - The Mousetrap is a play by Agatha Christie, the writer of murder-mysteries, and it holds the record as the world's longest-running stage play, having entered its 64th year of continuous production.

Harry Potter theater tickets selling for $10,000 from touts

London - Harry Potter didn't end with the final movie installment and the magic continues with a new theater play in London - "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child." Such is the demand that tickets are being sold for thousands of times more than their face value.

Review: Unreachable starring Matt Smith mixes comedy and tension Special

London - A new play 'Unreachable' is currently running at the Royal Court Theater in London. The play features former Doctor Who actor Matt Smith, and the script was unusually developed during the play's rehearsals.

Review: The Cadillac Three impressive at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Special

Wantagh - On July 17, country group The Cadillac Three opened for Florida Georgia Line as part of their "Dig Your Roots" headlining tour.

Review: Breakfast at Tiffany's on the London stage Special

London - A stage version of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' is playing in London, featuring singer Pixie Lott. The version holds more true to Capote's novella than the Hepburn film adaptation, although the play keeps certain of the movie's elements.

Review: Timothy Spall shines in The Caretaker Special

London - Timothy Spall is appearing in an adaptation of Harold Pinter's 'The Caretaker' at the Old Vic in London. The play offers a new take on the old classic.

Review: Space age play 'X' explores the human condition Special

London - 'X' is a new play taking place at London's Royal Court Theatre. The play runs as a sort of 'space horror', setting characters against each other and an occasional visitation from a demonic child.

Theater versus thug life for El Salvador's youth

Sansalvador - The children and teens held hands in a circle in front of Mayan ruins west of El Salvador's capital, budding actors whose passion, officials hope, may keep them from the clutches of Central America's gangs.

Review: Jim Broadbent delights in a Christmas Carol Special

London - The Christmas season may be over but the London stage production of A Christmas Carol, staring movie legend Jim Broadbent, continues its theater run.

Video of carnage outside Paris theater published online

Spreading fast online is this horrific video shot by a Le Monde journalist during the attack on the Paris concert venue the Bataclan. [Warning: Footage contains graphic images that may be disturbing to some viewers]

'Hotel Transylvania 2' checks in and serves up a winner

UPDATE: "Hotel Transylvania 2" booked even more than the weekend estimate. It took in $48.4 million while "The Intern" left work earlier than before. "The Intern" nabbed $17.7 million, according to the actuals.

Review: David Morrissey at his brutal best in The Hangmen Special

London - A new play has opened in London called The Hangmen, featuring David Morrissey and Reece Shearsmith. It is dark and surreal, and shocking and challenging. It is well worth seeing.

Suspect dead as police foil Nashville cinema gunman

Washington - Police shot dead a 51-year-old gunman wearing a surgical mask and wielding a hatchet at a movie theater near Nashville on Wednesday, in terrifying echoes of two previous cinema shootings.

Review: Styx rocks the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island Special

Wantagh - On July 23, rock band Styx performed at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island, opening for headlining act Def Leppard.

Holmes found guilty in Colorado theater shootings

Centennial - Former graduate student James Holmes was convicted Thursday of killing 12 moviegoers and injuring dozens in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater in 2012.

'Jurassic World' has best global opening ever

UPDATE 6.15.15: The weekend actuals are out and "Jurassic World" now holds the title for the best opening ever, domestically. It also takes home the foreign and global titles as well.

Summer’s coming, and Portland is ready with its concerts

Portland - Portland, also known as the "City of Roses," is well-known for its climate, scenery and mood. Plus, with summer approaching, the city is also known as a great place to catch a concert, whether that be in a theater, ballroom or in the open air.

Review: Zombies taking over London at Generation Of Z Special

London - London has a new "immersive theater" project — Generation of Z. In this production the audience are part of the plot and are required to interact with zombie resistance fighters and the odd member of the walking dead too.

2015 Tony Awards nominations announced

New York City - The 2015 Tony Awards nominations were revealed this morning (April 28) in New York. "An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" led all nominees with 12 each.

Photo essay: Touring London's historic Savoy Hotel Special

London - The Savoy is a 125 year-old hotel at the heart of the theater district in London, and the birthplace of Gilbert and Sullivan's light operettas. Recently refurbished, the hotel is an Art Deco wonder.

'Furious 7' is still in the fast lane

It will be smooth driving once again for "Furious 7" at the box office. The second weekend for the fast-paced film sees no sign of slowing down.
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The library bar, part of the Royal Court Theater, London.
Impro Festival 2010 in Berlin
Impro Festival 2010 in Berlin
Legendary performer talks with her audience.
Legendary performer talks with her audience.
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The Long Night of Opera and Theater 2010 in Berlin
The Long Night of Opera and Theater 2010 in Berlin
Theater program and tickets for the London revival of  Who s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Theater program and tickets for the London revival of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
The Old Vic is a theatre located just south-east of Waterloo Station in London on the corner of The ...
The Old Vic is a theatre located just south-east of Waterloo Station in London on the corner of The Cut and Waterloo Road. Established in 1818 as the Royal Coburg Theatre.
People gathering in the bar for a pre-performance drink at the Vaudeville Theatre  London.
People gathering in the bar for a pre-performance drink at the Vaudeville Theatre, London.
February 9  2013  Pauly Shore live at Temple Theater in Saginaw  MI
February 9, 2013, Pauly Shore live at Temple Theater in Saginaw, MI
The audience at the Garrick Theatre taking their seat prior to  The Entertainer  beginning.
The audience at the Garrick Theatre taking their seat prior to 'The Entertainer' beginning.
The stage is set  ready for the production of A Christmas Carol.
The stage is set, ready for the production of A Christmas Carol.
The Célestins Theater in Lyon France (detail)
The Célestins Theater in Lyon France (detail)
London s Royal Court Theatre spelled out  signage from the bar area of the venue.
London's Royal Court Theatre spelled out, signage from the bar area of the venue.
The Célestins Theater in Lyon France
The Célestins Theater in Lyon France
James Godsoe a native to the SF Bay Area was one of the many season pass holders for the 9th Annual ...
James Godsoe a native to the SF Bay Area was one of the many season pass holders for the 9th Annual SF Film Noir Festival Jan. 2011
A theater audience  waiting for a play to begin.
A theater audience, waiting for a play to begin.
The Long Night of Opera and Theater 2010 in Berlin
The Long Night of Opera and Theater 2010 in Berlin
Program for the 2010 winter season at the Célestins Theatre  Lyon France
Program for the 2010 winter season at the Célestins Theatre, Lyon France
The Célestins Theater in Lyon France (detail)
The Célestins Theater in Lyon France (detail)
Just before the start of The Hnagmen; the opening set - a prison cell - can be seen as the audience ...
Just before the start of The Hnagmen; the opening set - a prison cell - can be seen as the audience take their seats.
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SHADYJANE - SAILING ON
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