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Britain’s major theater companies must nominate more people of color and working class backgrounds to higher levels to bring about real and lasting change in the industry, a British Asian artistic director has said. Pravesh Kumar, the founder of the Rifco Theater Company, which stages productions for British Asian audiences, said: “Leadership is what we …

North Carolina native Ariana DeBose to host first new ‘Saturday Night Live’ show of 2022, NBC reported on Thursday. via twitter. DeBose, who grew up in Raleigh and Wake Forest, is one of the stars of Steve Spielberg’s critically acclaimed new film “West Side Story”. DeBose plays Anita, the role that won Rita Moreno an …

Jacobi Hall, Chloe Davis, Kayla Pecchioni, Dwayne Clark, Hailee Kaleem Wright, Jay McKenzie, Jamal Christopher Douglas, Karen Burthwright, Sidney Dupont and Joshua Keith in Chicago’s production of “Paradise Square” (Photo: Kevin Berne) Here’s a quick recap of the stories you might have missed recently. Paradise Square Set new dates on BroadwayThe new musical Place du …

One of France’s most successful musicals, “Les Dix Commandements”, is coming to New York! Almost 20 years after its opening, “The Ten Commandments” is presented in English with the first single from the Cast Recording album of an upcoming Broadway adaptation. Created by filmmaker Elie Chouraqui, to music by Pascal Obispo and words by Lionel …

Hugh Jackman is one of great musical actors of our time, as evidenced by his multiple Tony Awards and Oscar nomination for his musical performance in Wretched. He also worked with Baz Luhrmann, the writer / director who relaunched cinematic musical with his 2001 film Red Mill! What I’ve always found ironic and humorous, however, …

Cristina Vazquez, a Roma teenager who grew up in a slum in Madrid, never imagined playing the violin. But today, she is the first violinist in an inventive orchestra bringing together about twenty other disadvantaged young people, who play with instruments made from recycled materials. Its violin is made from colorful soda cans, while a …

It’s one thing after another for the New Orleans Saints this season. The displacement of Hurricane Ida. End-of-season injuries to wide receiver Michael Thomas, kicker Wil Lutz and quarterback Jameis Winston. The first COVID outbreak that sidelined nearly half of assistant coaches. The five-game losing streak. Lots of other injuries, like those to two starting …

More shows have canceled performances, some until Christmas and beyond, as the number of groundbreaking COVID cases rises in New York City due to the Omicron variant. As with all shows facing similar challenges, reopening dates are subject to change as the business situation evolves and testing continues. Affected ticket holders will be reimbursed at …

Prime Video subscribers fell in love with Girls’ trip the new series from designer Tracy Oliver, Harlem. The show follows four friends in their 30s who lean on each other for support as they try to balance life, love and careers. The series is bursting with talent, with the lead roles belonging to Meagan Good, …

Throughout 2021, artists and leaders of arts organizations based in Saint-Louis improvised their way past roadblocks created by the coronavirus pandemic. Shows moved outdoors. The masks came off briefly, then again. Proof of a COVID-19 vaccination has become as essential to entry as a ticket. Artists, performers and leaders of arts organizations continued to find …