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Royal Shakespeare Company founder Peter Hall dies aged 86 - 09/12/2017

LONDON, Bill Smith (dpa) - Britain's top theatre and opera companies paid tribute on Tuesday to Peter Hall, the founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and former director of Britain's National...

Amy Schumer to make Broadway debut in Steve Martin play - 08/11/2017

LOS ANGELES (dpa) - US actress and comedian Amy Schumer will make her Broadway debut in a Steve Martin play, the Schubert Organization theatre company announced Monday. The Emmy Award winner will...

Bolshoi tries to quell scandal after halting 'Nureyev' premiere - 07/10/2017

MOSCOW, RUSSIA- Russia's Bolshoi Theatre was battling to calm a storm of speculation on Monday after cancelling the world premiere of a ballet about star dancer Rudolf Nureyev just three days before...

French innovative Cirque Plume begins 'Last Season' - 06/17/2017

Besançon, France, Angela SCHNAEBELE- To enter the world of Cirque Plume is to fall into a magical wonderland of fairies and otherworldly creatures -- a musical universe where artists flit around the...

Play inspired by Mideast peace talks wins in New York - 06/12/2017

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES- A play inspired by the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and Norwegian husband and wife diplomats behind the 1993 Oslo Accords was crowned best play on New York's Broadway...

Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' becomes musical - 05/31/2017

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES- "Jagged Little Pill," the blockbuster 1995 feminist rock album by Alanis Morissette, will take on a new form next year as a musical. The piece will turn the album's music...

Syria girls escape nightmare of war with Snow White fable - 05/26/2017

DOUMA, SYRIA, Hasan Mohammed- To escape the nightmare of life in their besieged hometown near Syria's capital, 13 young girls sought refuge in a fairytale performance of "Snow White and the Seven...

Girls learn ballet steps in conservative Upper Egypt - 03/02/2017

MINYA, EGYPT, Tony Gamal-Gabriel- In Egypt's conservative southern province of Minya, young girls in black leotards and white tights wobble on their tip toes to classical music in a room painted with...

Play about IS tackles Muslim teen radicalisation - 02/03/2017

LIEGE, BELGIUM, Philippe Siuberski- Two actors on a darkened stage, playing an erudite Muslim father and his beloved daughter who has left home to join the Islamic State jihadists, read the...

New York City Ballet swaps gender in principal role - 01/27/2017

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES- Choreographer Justin Peck of New York City Ballet has broken custom by choosing a woman as the understudy for a man in the principal role of a ballet that premieres Thursday....
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