Mathew Knowles and Je’Caryous Johnson collaborate on “Survivor: The Destiny’s Child Musical”
Music / Theater & Dance

Mathew Knowles and Je’Caryous Johnson collaborate on “Survivor: The Destiny’s Child Musical”

Since its inception in 1990, Destiny’s Child has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, won multiple Grammy Awards, served as an inspiration to many musical acts and garnered generations of fans.  Now audiences will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at how one of the greatest girl groups of all time was created courtesy … Continue reading

Stage musical to be made from novel ‘Madame Sousatzka’
Celebrities / Music / Theater & Dance

Stage musical to be made from novel ‘Madame Sousatzka’

NEW YORK (AP) — A musical based on the novel that was turned into the Shirley MacLaine film “Madame Sousatzka” is hoping to make it to Broadway. Producer Garth Drabinsky said Wednesday the show “Sousatzka” has songs by the composer-lyricist team of David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr., whose Broadway shows include 1996’s “Big.” It … Continue reading

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ wins Kennedy Prize for Drama
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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ wins Kennedy Prize for Drama

NEW YORK (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary stage musical “Hamilton” has won a Grammy, a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation and now another honor — one of the largest prizes given for dramatic writing. Columbia University said Monday that “Hamilton” had won The Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, which … Continue reading

Review: Spike Lee’s blistering ‘Chi-Raq’ burns with rage
Arts & Entertainment / Movies / National / U.S. News

Review: Spike Lee’s blistering ‘Chi-Raq’ burns with rage

More alive than most of the year’s films put together, Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq” is urgent agitprop that pulsates with unalloyed rage for the “self-inflicted genocide” of South Chicago and explodes with full-hearted (and gloriously lewd) pleas for peace. It’s wildly uneven but it is wild. There’s plenty here to quibble with (the film’s title prompted … Continue reading