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Cirque du Soleil will snub North Carolina after state law
The Canadian-based circus company Cirque du Soleil is canceling upcoming stops in North Carolina by two of its touring shows to protest a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community.
 
A Shakespearean map of the London Underground was unveiled this week ahead of the 400th anniversary of the famous playwright's death, part of a series of eye-catching initiatives to celebrate the "Bard."
 
Anne Jackson, a Tony Award-nominated theater actress who often appeared onstage with her husband, Eli Wallach, in comedies and classics, died early Tuesday of natural causes at her home in Manhattan, said her son, Peter Wallach. She was 90.
 
The Tony Award-winning, British import "Matilda" will stop terrorizing Broadway early next year.
 
Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrates immigrants
Composer and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda has accepted one of the largest prizes given for the stage by celebrating immigrants, saying that his creation of the Broadway smash "Hamilton" was sparked by learning about Alexander Hamilton's overseas roots.
 
The first time Duncan Sheik read the disturbingly gory novel "American Psycho," it didn't go well. He got halfway through the book before throwing it across his dorm room in disgust.
 
'Kinky Boots,' 'Hangmen' win at Olivier Awards
The high-stepping Broadway hit "Kinky Boots" was named best new musical at London's Olivier theater awards on Sunday, while Martin McDonagh's killer comedy "Hangmen" won the prize for best new play.
 
Posters for the new Broadway revival of "The Crucible" feature a photo of Saoirse Ronan, looking absolutely witchy as Abigail Williams. She's awfully good in it, but the real sorcery is delivered by Ben Whishaw.
 
The new Broadway musical "Bright Star" starts with a bit of bluster, maybe even some swagger.
 
Overshadowed in history books by the communist witch-hunt, the McCarthyist era's "Lavender Scare" destroyed even more lives as the U.S. government outed and fired thousands of gays and lesbians.
 
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