Performing Arts

Orthodox Christians try to halt play, clash with police

Oct 18, 2017

Greek riot police have used batons to stop an attempted theater invasion by monks, priests and other Orthodox Christian protesting against what they claim is a blasphemous play

Court extends house arrest for Russian theater director

Oct 17, 2017

Russia court agrees to extend house arrest of a widely revered theater and film director

Margaret Atwood receives Franz Kafka award in Prague

Oct 17, 2017

Canadian novelist and poet Margaret Atwood has been awarded the Franz Kafka Prize

Upstate NY venue slashes NYC Ballet's residency to 1 week

Oct 16, 2017

The New York City Ballet's summer residency in Saratoga Springs is being shortened _ again

Veteran British actor Roy Dotrice dies aged 94

Oct 16, 2017

The family of veteran British actor Roy Dotrice says he has died in his London home

Roman theater uncovered at base of Jerusalem's Western Wall

Oct 16, 2017

Israeli archaeologists find 1,800-year-old Roman-era theater in Jerusalem's Old City abutting the Western Wall

Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 96

Oct 15, 2017

Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature, has died

Armisen startled after discovering he's 'quarter Korean'

Oct 13, 2017

American actor and comedian Fred Armisen has just learned that his grandfather was a legendary dancer from Japan who allegedly volunteered in propaganda work for the Third Reich and moonlighted as a spy for the emperor in Tokyo

He'll be back, but not like before: Groff plays an FBI agent

Oct 12, 2017

In the new Netflix series "Mindhunter," actor Jonathan Groff, of HBO's "Looking" and Broadway's "Hamilton," returns to the small screen as an FBI agent pioneering the profiling of serial killers

24 receive 'genius grants' from MacArthur Foundation

Oct 11, 2017

Twenty-four people working in fields ranging from music to computer science have been selected as MacArthur fellows and will receive so-called "genius" grants of $625,000 to spend any way they wish

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