NEW YORK (Reuters) – Five-time Tony Award-winning singer Audra McDonald, just finishing a 30-city tour, is heading back to Broadway next week as legendary American jazz singer Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.”
The musical is based on one of Holiday’s last performances, when she was in poor health, singing in a small, intimate Philadelphia bar before a handful of people just a month before she died in 1959.
SYDNEY/NEW YORK, March 18 (Reuters) – The Rolling Stones
cancelled a concert in Australia, leaving their ‘Down Under’
tour in limbo on Tuesday, after lead singer Mick Jagger’s
girlfriend L’Wren Scott was found dead in her Manhattan
Scott, a fashion designer and former model, was found
hanging from a scarf on Monday, police said, adding they were
treating her death as suicide.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Celebrated fashion designer L’Wren Scott, the girlfriend of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, was found dead from an apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment on Monday, police said.
Scott, a former model whose slim-fitting dresses were favorites among Hollywood’s A-list stars such as Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams and Penelope Cruz, was found hanging from a scarf.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fashion designer L’Wren Scott, the girlfriend of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, was found dead in her apartment on Monday from an apparent suicide, according to a law enforcement official. She was 47.
Scott, a former model whose sexy gowns were favorites among A-list Hollywood stars such as Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams and Penelope Cruz, was found hanging from a scarf in her apartment.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ancient ritual wine vessels, modern contemporary paintings and masterpieces representing Buddhism, Hinduism, Daoism and Shintoism are among the highlights of Asian art sales in New York next week.
The Asia Week auctions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s will feature thousands of items in a series of sales that could top $100 million. Last spring’s auctions totaled more than $130 million in sales.
NEW YORK, March 14 (Reuters) – With its full-size boxing
ring, giant video screens and techno wizardry, “Rocky” the
musical thrilled audiences on Broadway with its rousing finale,
but critics said overall it wasn’t a knockout.
The musical, which opened on Thursday night, is based on the
1976 film starring Sylvester’s Stallone that won a best picture
Oscar about a struggling boxer in south Philadelphia who falls
for a shy, local girl and gets his once-in-a-lifetime chance to
fight the reigning champion.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Growing acceptance and legalization of same-sex marriages in the United States and around the globe will fuel the travel and hospitality industries and boost spending by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender consumers, experts say.7
Seventeen U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and a similar number of countries recognize gay unions. Last month Scotland legalized gay marriages, joining a list that includes the Netherlands, Brazil, France, New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa and others.
NEW YORK, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman,
who was found in his New York apartment on Feb. 2 with a needle
in his arm, died of an accidental overdose of drugs, the New
York City Chief Medical Examiner said on Friday.
The cause of death was acute drug intoxication, including
heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine, according to
Julie Bolcer, spokeswoman for the Medical Examiner’s Office.
(Reuters) – Comedy actor and director Harold Ramis, best known for films such as “Ghostbusters,” “Groundhog Day” and “Caddyshack,” died at his home in Chicago at the age of 69 of complications from a rare vascular disease, his agent said on Monday.
Ramis, who had suffered from the rare illness since 2010, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, surrounded by family members.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hollywood stars are lighting up Broadway in limited-run plays that can be box office gold for the theater industry and give film and television actors a prestigious career boost.
British actress Rebecca Hall, of 2013′s Disney-Marvel superhero blockbuster sequel “Iron Man 3,” is appearing on the New York stage in the 1920s play “Machinal,” after making her Broadway debut in January to critical acclaim.