'An American in Paris' musical headed to Broadway in 2015

'An American in Paris' musical headed to Broadway in 2015

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The new musical "An American in Paris" is to open on Broadway in the spring of 2015, following its world premiere in December 2014 in Paris, producers said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.
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Hugh Jackman gets boffo Broadway reviews

Hugh Jackman gets boffo Broadway reviews

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Hugh Jackman is getting good reviews from the critics this week as he begins his one-man show on Broadway.

Texan advertises on Craigslist for rain

AUSTIN, Texas, June 23 (UPI) -- A truck driver says his want ad on Craigslist may have brought rain to his part of Texas.

Deputy, suspect dead in trailer shooting

ENON, Ohio, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A sheriff's deputy and a suspect were shot to death New Year's Day at a campground near Enon, Ohio, authorities said.

Police nab alleged underwear thief

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Authorities in Ohio said a man admitted to breaking into three homes and stealing women's bras and underwear.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008.
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Publicist Warren Cowan dead at 87

Publicist Warren Cowan dead at 87

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- Warren Cowan, co-founder of the famed Hollywood public relations firm Rogers & Cowan, has died in Los Angeles. He was 87.

Book lists 'Kane' as world's No. 1 movie

RENO, Nev., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A new U.S. book on world cinema, "99 Remarkable Films of the World," lists Orson Welles' 1941 masterpiece, "Citizen Kane," as the No. 1 movie of all time.

Beatty gets AFI lifetime achievement nod

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The American Film Institutes's Board of Trustees announced Thursday it plans to honor Warren Beatty with its 36th AFI Life Achievement Award.

Choreographer Alex Romero dead at 94

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Dancer and choreographer Alex Romero has died of natural causes at the Motion Picture and Television Fund home in Los Angeles at age 94.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007.
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U.S. tour set for Broadway's 'Xanadu'

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The hit Broadway show "Xanadu" will soon head out for a U.S. tour -- and possibly even a London production -- a representative for the musical said.

'Silver Bells' singer Carol Richards dies

VERO BEACH, Fla., March 23 (UPI) -- Carol Richards, who teamed with Bing Crosby on the Christmas classic "Silver Bells," died of heart disease in a Vero Beach, Fla., hospital. She was 84.
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Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director and producer, and choreographer. Kelly was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks and the likeable characters that he played on screen.

Although he is known today for his performances in Singin' in the Rain and An American in Paris, he was a dominant force in Hollywood musical films from the mid 1940s until this art form fell out of fashion in the late 1950s. His many innovations transformed the Hollywood musical film, and he is credited with almost single-handedly making the ballet form commercially acceptable to film audiences.

Kelly was the recipient of an Academy Honorary Award in 1952 for his career achievements. He later received lifetime achievement awards in the Kennedy Center Honors, and from the Screen Actors Guild and American Film Institute; in 1999, the American Film Institute also numbered him 15th in their Greatest Male Stars of All Time list.

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