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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.

'Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas' wins big at the Razzies

Kirk Cameron went four for six at the Razzies tonight in Hollywood as The 35th Golden Raspberry Awards were handed out. The Razzies honor the worst in film for the previous year.

Review: Grimm Tales, London's amazing new production Special

Grim Tales is a magical piece of theater. Described as an "immersive fairytale for the young and old," the production is currently playing at The Bargehouse in London.

'American Sniper' to get a box office boost

The box office will get a boost by the recent Oscar nominations, but how much? For one film, probably a great deal. Overall, top film nominees are not big box office money-makers right now.
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Joy to The World  Transcendence Theater s first holiday show will be performed at the Wells Fargo Ce...
Joy to The World, Transcendence Theater's first holiday show will be performed at the Wells Fargo Center in Santa Rosa, this Dec. 4 and 5th.
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Program for the 2010 winter season at the Célestins Theatre, Lyon France
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The Célestins Theater in Lyon France (detail)
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The Long Night of Opera and Theater 2010 in Berlin
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Anna Cross is the director of the playhouse which featured the ground-breaking original play "Toypurina."
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The stage is set, ready for the production of A Christmas Carol.
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SHADYJANE - SAILING ON
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Old signage from a cinema
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Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES. Pictured: Alex Finke, Erich Bergen and Company.
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February 9, 2013, Pauly Shore live at Temple Theater in Saginaw, MI
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The cast of Sister Act offer a high-energy, joy-filled performance, and are assisted by great design, along with disco-inspired choreography by Anthony Van Laast.
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A closing moment from the 2014 production "The Five & the Prophecy of Prana", performed in London.
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Claire Calnan in the 2012 SummerWorks production of Nicolas Billon's "Iceland". The play is on at Toronto's Factory Theatre now through March 24th.
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Impro Festival 2010 in Berlin
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IN THE HEIGHTS North American Tour Company
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The lower bar at St. Martin's Theatre in London.
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A magnificent ceiling high structure at The Old Vic, London.
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Part of the ticket stub for The Mousetrap, from August 2016.