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Mark Kennedy

Jane Lynch pulls off her tracksuit to go cabaret

NEW YORK – Jane Lynch has zipped off the tracksuit and left the Cheerios behind. The “Glee” star is going cabaret. The Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winner makes her nightclub debu...

Ruby Dee’s legacy of activism, acting mourned

NEW YORK – For Ruby Dee, acting and activism weren’t contradictory things. They were inseparable, and they were intertwined. The African-American actress, who earned lead roles in...

Playwright Ayad Akhtar finds his groove

His latest play, ‘The Who & The What,’ opens Monday

Making the bully the star on stage

Native Irelander plays fiery redhead in this Irish comedy

Work in progress

Broadway sees gains for black audiences, actors

‘A Gentleman’s Guide’ leads Tony nominations

NEW YORK – The musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” a comedic romp in which a poor man eliminates the eight heirs ahead of him for a title, nabbed a leading 10 Tony Award nomina...

‘The Flick’ by Annie Baker wins Pulitzer for drama

NEW YORK – Annie Baker’s “The Flick” has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play set in a rundown movie theater that was hailed by the judges as a “thoughtful drama with well-crafted c...

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ to tour North America

NEW YORK – The 1970s rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” is being resurrected for a North American arena rock tour this summer, led by a former boy band member, an R&B siren and a punk icon....

Idina Menzel’s ‘If/Then’ off to a strong start

NEW YORK – Adele Dazeem may be having the last laugh. The new Broadway musical starring Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel may have gotten a box office boost after John Travolta mangl...

Hugh Jackman will host the Tony Awards again

NEW YORK – Neil Patrick Harris has given way to Hugh Jackman at the Tony Awards. Producers of the annual telecast celebrating the best of Broadway said Tuesday that Jackman will o...

‘Book of Mormon’ breaks record

NEW YORK – “The Book of Mormon” has a new reason to boast: It just set the record for the highest weekly gross in history for a national tour. The musical took in $2,802,606 over ...

Bradley Cooper to take Broadway role in fall

NEW YORK – Bradley Cooper, not too long ago crowned “sexiest man alive” by People magazine, is coming to Broadway in an ugly role. Producers said Thursday that the “Silver Linings...