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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....

Paintbrushes, flowers at Dario Fo wake in Milan - 10/15/2016

MILAN, ITALY- Crowds of mourners flocked Friday to pay their respects to Italy's Nobel prize-winning dramatist Dario Fo, whose flower-adorned coffin lay in state in a theatre in Milan. A lay ceremony...

Phantom of the Opera 'curse' hits as fire menaces Paris debut - 09/26/2016

PARIS, FRANCE- The curse of the "The Phantom of the Opera" appears to have struck again with a fire at a Paris theatre on Sunday which is threatening to derail the musical's debut in France next...

Pulitzer-winning playwright Edward Albee dies at 88: media - 09/17/2016

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES- Pulitzer-winning US playwright Edward Albee, author of such masterpieces as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" died Friday at age 88, The New York Times reported. Albee died...

Baz Luhrmann's 'Moulin Rouge!' to hit stage as musical - 09/02/2016

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES- The Oscar-winning film "Moulin Rouge!" by Australian director Baz Luhrmann is being developed as a musical for the stage, its producers said Thursday. The Australian company...

Migrant crisis, politics headline Gdansk Shakespeare festival - 08/08/2016

GDANSK, POLAND- The migration crisis, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and censorship in Iran were among the themes woven into Shakespearean classics performed in Poland's port city of Gdansk this...

In Romania, a play shows pain and risk of whistleblowers - 08/02/2016

SIBIU, ROMANIA, Anca Teodorescu- Their story unfolds against a pale grey backdrop, evoking a labyrinth inhabited by heartless and faceless bureaucrats. Surreal the decor may be, but the words are...

The magic is back: Harry Potter play hits London stage - 08/01/2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, Robin Millard- Harry Potter fans were buzzing with excitement Saturday as "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a stage play that imagines the fictional boy wizard as a...
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