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Rupert Grint of 'Harry Potter' fame to debut on Broadway

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Rupert Grint, who played aspiring wizard Ron Weasley in the "Harry Potter" movies, will be following his on-screen pal Daniel Radcliffe to Broadway in a revival of the Terrence McNally drama "It's Only a Play," scheduled to open Oct. 9 in New York.

John Adams decries cancellation of 'Klinghoffer' cinema broadcast

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Composer John Adams has decried the Metropolitan Opera's decision to cancel a cinematic broadcast of his opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," saying that it goes against artistic freedom of expression.

Metropolitan Opera cancels 'Klinghoffer' cinema broadcasts

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Officials at the Metropolitan Opera in New York have canceled the company's live cinema broadcast of its upcoming production of John Adams' controversial "The Death of Klinghoffer," citing an "outpouring of concern" that the transmission might incite anti-Semitism.

2010 ruling in 'Getty Bronze' case under review by Italian court

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The next round in the J. Paul Getty Trust’s circuitous fight against an Italian court’s order to turn over one of its most prized ancient statues will revolve around whether the Getty was given a fair shake in the 2012 proceedings that put its ownership of the piece in jeopardy.

Pablo Picasso painting conceals mysterious portrait beneath

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A previously unknown portrait has been discovered hidden beneath an early painting by Pablo Picasso -- and now experts are trying to figure out who the mysterious figure is.

Ryan Seacrest, Ann Ziff among new trustees at LACMA

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Ryan Seacrest, the perpetually upbeat host of "American Idol" on Fox, is joining the board of trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Jeff Koons strips for Annie Leibovitz in Vanity Fair

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Jeff Koons doesn't have an ounce of fat on his sinewy, 59-year-old body. We know this for a fact because the pop artist can be seen stark naked in a new Vanity Fair profile running in the magazine's July issue.

Jake Gyllenhaal following sister Maggie to Broadway

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Jake Gyllenhaal will follow in his older sister Maggie's footsteps when he makes his Broadway debut later this season in the play "Constellations," which is scheduled begin preview performances Dec. 16 in a production by the Manhattan Theatre Club.

How Franconian: James Franco to direct play while starring on Broadway

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James Franco is currently starring in the Broadway production of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" through late July, but the ubiquitous celebrity has already lined up his next theater project. And in typically Fraconian fashion, the new production will overlap with his acting duties on...

'Last Confession' takes earnest look at reform, power struggle

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David Suchet, best known for his television portrayal of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, plays another canny scrutinizer of nefarious human behavior in Roger Crane's "The Last Confession," a straightforward political drama sexing itself up as a religious whodunit.

Fidelity, friendship make up Road on Magnolia's 'Flower Duet'

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The title of “Flower Duet,” in its West Coast premiere at the Road Theatre on Magnolia, refers to Leo Delibes’ celebrated “Lakmé” air for soprano and mezzo.

'Stoneface' grows in scope, gains punch at Pasadena Playhouse

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More than one legend gets their due in “Stoneface,” which is only as it should be. In a felicitous transfer from the Sacred Fools Theater Company, Vanessa Claire Stewart’s surreal smash about the rise and fall and rise of Buster Keaton moves to the Pasadena Playhouse -- and scores an...

'Brothers Size' thrills with wit, vibrancy at Fountain Theatre

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The Fountain Theatre follows up its award-winning 2012 production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “In the Red and Brown Water” with a vibrant incarnation of “The Brothers Size,” the second installment in McCraney’s acclaimed trilogy.

Los Angeles makes bid for George Lucas museum

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George Lucas has another suitor for his planned art museum -- and it's the city of Los Angeles.

Neil Patrick Harris to be replaced by Andrew Rannells in 'Hedwig'

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A new Hedwig has been anointed and he/she is a Mormon -- a Broadway "Mormon," that is.

'The Human Spirit' a history lesson at Odyssey Theatre

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The grim aftershocks of South Africa’s racist apartheid regime will be with us for some time to come, which makes the cautionary social relevance of Carole Eglash-Kosoff’s docudrama “The Human Spirit” beyond question. Nevertheless, this guest production at the Odyssey Theatre proves more...

'Ruth Doesn't Live Here Anymore' memorializes modern dance's origins

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The fact that modern dance was born in Los Angeles is well known, and it is not. Dance texts are not uncertain on the subject. In 1915, the pioneer Ruth St. Denis -- who took inspiration from progressive early 20th century Western theater and from the Eastern dance, theater and spiritual...

Tony Awards officials dropping two categories for sound design

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Organizers of the annual Tony Awards will be saving a bit of money on medallions in future ceremonies. Organizers said Wednesday they are dropping two categories — sound design of a play and of a musical.

L.A. theater openings, June 15-22: 'Houdini,' 'Oedipus' and more

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Malibu Playhouse gets magical with the world premiere of "Flim-Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter," and Anteaus Company gets tragical with the "The Curse of Oedipus."

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