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Nov 18, 2014

Step right up for a revival of bizarre world of ‘Side Show’ on Broadway

NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Side Show,” based on the true story of conjoined twins and 1930s Vaudeville stars Daisy and Violet Hilton, is back on Broadway in a revival hailed by critics as thrilling and beautiful.

From the dazzling opening number “Come Look at the Freaks,” the audience is drawn into the bizarre world of a side show with its bearded lady, three-legged man, hermaphrodite, lizard man and the show’s stars, Daisy and Violet.

Nov 17, 2014

Hugh Jackman makes triumphant return to Broadway in ‘The River’

NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Hugh Jackman made a stunning
return to Broadway with a mesmerizing performance in
award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth’s new drama ‘The

Set in a remote cabin, the three-person play that opened at
the Circle in the Square Theatre on Sunday for a limited run won
praise for the “Wolverine” actor’s portrayal of an outdoorsy
man on a romantic night fishing trip.

Nov 11, 2014

Rolling Stones in insurance battle over canceled Asia tour dates

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Legendary rock group The Rolling Stones are locked in a legal battle with an insurance company over a $12.7 million claim for canceled tour dates in Australia and New Zealand following the March death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend, designer L’Wren Scott.

A U.S. judge granted insurance underwriters, who have denied the claim by the rock group, permission to investigate the mental state of Scott, who committed suicide in her upscale New York apartment on March 17 at the age of 49.

Nov 11, 2014

World Chefs: Profanity-filled ‘Thug Kitchen’ cookbook urges healthy eating

NEW YORK, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Michelle Davis and Matt
Holloway’s mission was simple: They started an expletive-laced
recipe blog to inspire people to eat healthy plant-based foods
and it was so successful it resulted in their first cookbook,
“Thug Kitchen.”

Originally the blog, which received a glowing endorsement
from actress Gwyneth Paltrow, and the book were anonymous. But
as the publication date neared, the pair of 29-year-olds based
in California revealed their identities.

Nov 10, 2014

NY Deaf Theatre brings duality of ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ to stage

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Instead of applauding, a sea of waving hands rose up from the audience to show their approval as the cast returned to the stage to bow at the end of “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” the newest production by the New York Deaf Theatre.

The play, which opens Tuesday for a limited run at the June Havoc Theater in Manhattan, is performed by a cast of deaf and hearing actors who use American Sign Language (ASL) and speak the lines simultaneously.

Nov 8, 2014

‘Everything I Never Told You’ is Amazon’s book of the year

NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Everything I Never Told You,” the debut novel by author Celeste Ng about a teenage girl growing up in a mixed race family in the American Midwest in the 1970s, was named Amazon’s best book of 2014 on Saturday.

It topped the list of 100 good reads, which included fiction and non-fiction works, selected by editors at the online retailer.

Nov 4, 2014

Redmayne grabs ‘glint’ of Stephen Hawking in ‘Theory of Everything’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Every day before filming began on “The Theory of Everything” Eddie Redmayne would gaze at three photos to help him convey the essence of Stephen Hawking, the brilliant British scientist he portrays in the film.

The 32-year-old actor had spent months working on portraying the near total physical paralysis of the astrophysicist and author of “A Brief History of Time,” who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Oct 31, 2014

Ewan McGregor leads all-star cast in Broadway revival of ‘The Real Thing’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Thirty years after its initial Broadway run, Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is heading an all-star cast in the latest revival of Tom Stoppard’s Tony winning play, “The Real Thing,” about love, truth, marriage and infidelity.

The Roundabout Theatre Company production, which opened on Thursday, marks the Broadway debut of McGregor, known for his film roles in “The Impossible” and “Moulin Rouge” and his co-star Maggie Gyllenhaal (“White House Down”).

Oct 30, 2014

In quest for cool Halloween, adults go to town on costumes

NEW YORK, Oct 30 (Reuters) – After dressing as a pregnant
nun last year, U.S. Army member Sheldon Gayle thought he might
want a different type of costume for his battalion’s annual
Halloween costume run and something a bit sexier for the club

“I am trying to find something unique for the race,” the
29-year-old said as he eyed a superhero Wolverine costume in a
New York City store.

Oct 27, 2014

Rock star Sting’s musical ‘The Last Ship’ docks on Broadway

NEW YORK (Reuters) – “The Last Ship,” a musical by Grammy-winning rock star Sting based on his childhood in a shipbuilding town in northeastern England, landed on Broadway with a star-studded opening.

Actors Robert De Niro, Liam Neeson, Bill Pullman and Alan Cumming, along with singers Billy Joel and Debbie Harry of Blondie were on hand on Sunday night for Sting’s Broadway debut as a composer at the Neil Simon Theatre.

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      "I am based in New York where I run the Reuters Lifestyle service, coordinating, editing and writing stories on topics ranging from family, food and fitness to travel, health and work issues in the Americas. Previously I worked in London as the European Health and Science correspondent and as a reporter covering legal, political and general news in Britain."
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