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Broadway icon Harold Prince dead at 91

Prince is famous for producing popular theatre musicals such as 'The Pajama Game,' 'Cabaret,' Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,' and 'The Phantom of the Opera'.

‘Cats:’ Universal Pictures has unveiled the movie’s first official trailer

'Cats' will be released to North American theatres on December 20.

For Russian director, facing trial, art is ‘resistance’

For Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov, some 1-and-a-half years of house arrest and a serious court case have been no obstacle to artistic creation.

Shaken-up version of classic Chinese play ‘Teahouse’ causes stir

Dozens of people walk out of a controversial new version of a classic Chinese play staged in France with 'over-the-top' effects.

Woody Allen debuts at Milan’s world-famous La Scala

Woody Allen is making his debut at Milan's legendary La Scala opera house directing a Puccini production before a European audience apparently unswayed by historic sex abuse allegations.

Rylance quits Royal Shakespeare Company over BP sponsorship

Rylance has been with the RSC for three decades but has decided to end his partnership because of its partnership with BP.

UAE gift helps French palace reopen ‘forgotten theatre’

'While it has been forgotten, the theatre is in an almost perfect state,' says the head of the Fontainebleau Palace, Jean-Francois Hebert.

Malkovich returns to London stage as disgraced producer in Mamet play

American actor John Malkovich returns to London’s West End to take on a 'very challenging' role of a disgraced Hollywood film mogul in a new play by David Mamet.

Krispy Kreme theatre coming to Times Square

The store will feature interactive and immersive experiences and showcase how the chain's signature glazed doughnuts are made, end-to-end.

Russian theatre directors stage daring plays despite crackdown

Despite constant repression under the Putin administration, Russian theatres still bravely lampoon the country's state of affairs.

Broadway hits Iran with unique take on ‘Les Miserables’

With a cast, crew and orchestra of over 450, the production has played to sold-out 2,500-strong crowds for six nights a week since it debuted in November.

Met Opera to start Sunday performances in 2019-20

The Met has had slumping ticket sales in recent years, hurt by an aging audience and a shift away from subscriptions by attendees.

Despite Netflix, movie theatres had best summer in decades

Summer ticket revenue, always dependent on the studios’ big-budget pictures, can be volatile.

Amazon is on the prowl for movies from Sony, Paramount

The company held exploratory talks with executives at Sony Corp.’s studio division and Viacom Inc.’s Paramount Pictures.

Tony award-winning US playwright Neil Simon dies at 91

A new Simon play almost every theatrical season was a Broadway staple from 1960 through the mid-1990s, placing him in the ranks of America's top playwrights.

Carrie Fisher makes posthumous return to ‘Star Wars’

Disney said Fisher's role would be gleaned from previously unreleased footage from "The Force Awakens," with the blessing of her daughter, Billie Lourd.

Ukraine teens pen plays to bridge war divide

The play was about the young playwrights -- in a bid to bridge the cultural divide in the war-scarred country.

French actors protest as Russian director’s house arrest extended

The enfant terrible of Russian theatre was charged with defrauding the state of more than US$2.1 million in arts funding.

Albanian actors protest as parliament backs National Theatre demolition

The National Theatre has been described as a health and safety hazard.

Malaysian director makes debut on New York’s theatre stage

KL-born Govin Ruben's play 'Thicker Than Water' will see three shows at Public Theater’s iconic Joe’s Pub.

Director of fabled Berlin theatre resigns after months of dispute

Chris Dercon has stepped down as artistic director of the Volksbühne.

Roma women fight prejudice with art

When her mother reported the incident to the press, their home was targeted by far-right groups, with faeces posted through their letterbox and insults scratched on their car.

Egypt censors play about run-up to 2011 revolution

Director Ahmed El Attar had been told to remove five scenes from "Before the Revolution", but he refused, instead choosing to cancel the performance.

Lights, camera, action! Young Zimbabweans ditch drugs for performing arts

Nyatanga said the association donates some of the proceeds from its performances – which it stages in townships in remote areas too - to local orphanages and poor widows.