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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 6, 2014.
By United Press International
'The Normal Heart' teaser trailer debuts online

'The Normal Heart' teaser trailer debuts online

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- HBO's released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming TV film "The Normal Heart" Sunday.
Veronica Linares
'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Stage adaptations of beloved movies and literary classics are trending on Broadway this season, with productions of "Rocky," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Bullets Over Broadway," "Of Mice and Men," "Aladdin" and "A Raisin in the Sun" included in the stellar lineup of shows.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Last surviving singing von Trapp sibling dies at 99

STOWE, Vt., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Maria von Trapp, the last surviving singing member of the von Trapp family, has died at her Stowe, Vt., home, her family said Saturday. She was 99.
American Theatre Wing to honor Angela Lansbury at fall gala

American Theatre Wing to honor Angela Lansbury at fall gala

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The "Murder, She Wrote" star and stage actor will be honored at New York's Plaza Hotel in September.
Kate Stanton
Hugh Jackman to host Tony Awards for fourth time

Hugh Jackman to host Tony Awards for fourth time

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The "Boy From Oz" star will host the Tony Awards this year, set to air in June.
Kate Stanton
Hugh Jackman to host the Tony Awards in June

Hugh Jackman to host the Tony Awards in June

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Stage and screen star Hugh Jackman is to serve as host of the Tony Awards ceremony in New York for a fourth time, CBS announced Tuesday.
Broadway lights will be dimmed for Philip Seymour Hoffman

Broadway lights will be dimmed for Philip Seymour Hoffman

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The Broadway League says theater marquee lights will be dimmed for a minute Wednesday night in honor of the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
'Titanic' to play Toronto before its Broadway bow

'Titanic' to play Toronto before its Broadway bow

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The stage musical "Titanic" will play a six-week engagement at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto this summer before heading to Broadway, producers said.
Frozen headed to Broadway

Frozen headed to Broadway

Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Disney is very pleased with the success of "Frozen," and it's planning on doubling-down by bringing the smash hit to Broadway.
Gabrielle Levy
Liza Minnelli breaks wrist while rehearsing at home

Liza Minnelli breaks wrist while rehearsing at home

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Entertainer Liza Minnelli performed at a New York charity event Monday night, despite breaking her wrist while rehearsing at her home last weekend.
Tony Awards to take place June 8 at Radio City Music Hall

Tony Awards to take place June 8 at Radio City Music Hall

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The 68th annual Tony Awards ceremony is to be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York June 8, CBS announced Wednesday.
'Peter and the Starcatcher' play to close off-Broadway

'Peter and the Starcatcher' play to close off-Broadway

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The producers of "Peter and the Starcatcher" say the "Peter Pan" prequel is to play its final performance off-Broadway Jan. 12.
'Behind the Candelabra' wins 8 creative prime time Emmys

'Behind the Candelabra' wins 8 creative prime time Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- "Behind the Candelabra" won big in Los Angeles Sunday when the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented its Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards.
Neil Patrick Harris plans return to Broadway in 'Hedwig'

Neil Patrick Harris plans return to Broadway in 'Hedwig'

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Neil Patrick Harris will return to Broadway this spring for the first time in nine years in a new staging of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," producers announced.
Broadway to dim its marquee lights for the late actress Julie Harris

Broadway to dim its marquee lights for the late actress Julie Harris

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Broadway community says it will honor the late actress Julie Harris by dimming the marquees of theaters for a minute Wednesday night.
Jane Lynch and wife Lara Embry divorcing

Jane Lynch and wife Lara Embry divorcing

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Jane Lynch and her psychologist wife Lara Embry are getting a divorce, UsMagazine.com reported Monday.
Broadway stars joke about their canceled TV shows

Broadway stars joke about their canceled TV shows

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- Broadway stars Andrew Rannells, Megan Hilty and Laura Benanti joked about their failed forays into television in a musical number at the Tony Awards show.
'Kinky Boots,' 'Pippin,' 'Vanya,' 'Woolf' win big at Tony Awards

'Kinky Boots,' 'Pippin,' 'Vanya,' 'Woolf' win big at Tony Awards

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- "Kinky Boots," the feel-good story about a British factory that produces fabulous shoes for drag queens, was named Best Musical at the Tony Awards in New York.
Tim Minchin helps out on animated movie 'Larrikins'

Tim Minchin helps out on animated movie 'Larrikins'

GLENDALE, Calif., June 7 (UPI) -- British-Australian composer, comedian, actor and writer Tim Minchin has joined the creative team of the film "Larrikins," DreamWorks Animation said.
'Matilda,' 'Pippin' stars to perform at Tony Awards

'Matilda,' 'Pippin' stars to perform at Tony Awards

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- This weekend's Tony Awards show will feature performances by the casts of the Broadway musicals "Annie," "Bring It On," "Kinky Boots," "Matilda" and "Pippin."
Sally Field, Mike Tyson to be Tony Awards presenters

Sally Field, Mike Tyson to be Tony Awards presenters

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Sally Field, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mike Tyson, Sigourney Weaver and Steven Van Zandt are to be presenters at Sunday's Tony Awards show in New York, CBS announced.
Harris to host Prime Time Emmy Awards

Harris to host Prime Time Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- Actor Neil Patrick Harris has been named host and producer of the 65th annual Prime Time Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS announced Wednesday.
Hanks, Johansson to be presenters on Tony Awards show

Hanks, Johansson to be presenters on Tony Awards show

NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Jesse Eisenberg, Jon Cryer and Martha Plimpton are to serve as presenters at the Tony Awards show in New York, CBS said.
CBS inks deal to air Tonys through 2018

CBS inks deal to air Tonys through 2018

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- CBS says it has signed an agreement with the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing to keep the Tony Awards presentation on the network through 2018.
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