Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winning ‘Moonstruck’ star, dies at 89

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – Olympia Dukakis, the veteran stage and screen actress whose flair for maternal roles helped her win an Oscar as Cher’s mother in the romantic comedy “Moonstruck,” has died. She...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Durango High School theater returns to the stage with ‘Carrie’

When members of Durango High School’s Troupe 1096 take the stage May 6, it will be their first live performance since the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down a little over a year ago. It will...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fort Lewis College stages an evening of musical theater

Outsiders and insiders. It’s an old story, from fairy tales to the modern stage. Google Cinderella, an archetype for exclusion who eventually gains acceptance, and you’ll find thousands of variants...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Scott Rudin will ‘step back’ after allegations of bullying

NEW YORK – Amid mounting anger about allegations of bullying, Broadway and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin broke his silence Saturday, saying he is “profoundly sorry” and will step back from his...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Broadway star Karen Olivo protests Scott Rudin silence

NEW YORK – Tony Award-winner Karen Olivo says she won’t return to “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” once it reopens, saying she’s frustrated by the Broadway industry and especially the silence in the...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Arthur Kopit, three-time Tony-nominated playwright, dies

NEW YORK – Arthur Kopit, a three-time Tony Award-nominated playwright and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist known for fusing disparate genres, absurdism and a darkly comic world view, has died. He...

DATE: April 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Big Brother is watching: Durango High School Troupe 1096 presents ‘1984’

271 hours. That’s how many hours Aiden Hurley, a sophomore at Durango High School and member of Troupe 1096, estimates it took him to plan, film and edit the theater troupe’s latest production,...

DATE: April 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fort Lewis College stages award-winning drama

Sensory overload? The kind teenagers revel in and adults complain about? What about the precarious bombardment felt by a kid on the outer edges of autism? “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Virginia Woolf,’ ‘Goldbergs’ star George Segal dies at 87

LOS ANGELES – George Segal, the banjo player turned actor who was nominated for an Oscar for 1966’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and worked into his late 80s on the ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs,”...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies

NEW YORK – Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award acting winner in history, has...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Troupe 1096 actors let you be the judge

During this now almost-yearlong pandemic – can you believe it? – the arts and entertainment community has had to get creative in the face of public health strategies to keep people separated to...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

City of Farmington granted additional money for Totah Theater renovations

FARMINGTON – The Totah Theater has been listed as one of four projects to be awarded funding for revitalization from the New Mexico MainStreet and New Mexico Economic Development Department. ...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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