theater

Students to visit Topeka Civic for ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’

Local high school students will get a chance to see a classic play from the American Theatre as they visit Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy (TCTA) tomorrow for a performance of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams.…

‘American Idol’ is now 3rd-rated competition show

NEW YORK (AP) — “American Idol” has been television’s most popular show for nearly a decade. Now it isn’t even the most popular competition show. The Nielsen company said both “The Voice” on NBC and “Dancing with the…

Paltrow, Parker launch Web series for AOL

NEW YORK (AP) — AOL is making its most substantial dip into original video programming with new series from Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria and Nicole Richie. The Internet company unveiled 15 new digital series Tuesday…

Woody Allen casts stars Colin Firth, Emma Stone

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Woody Allen is returning to France for his next film and bringing Colin Firth and Emma Stone along as its stars. Producers Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum announced Tuesday that Allen is set to…

Artist hurls paint into Learjet engine

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Princess Tarinan von Anhalt’s creative process may be a bit more powerful than the average artist these days. She hurled paint into a Learjet engine on Tuesday from a tarmac in West…

ESPN regrets Broussard comment on gay NBA player

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN says it regrets that one of its reporters described Jason Collins as a sinner after the NBA center publicly revealed he is gay. Chris Broussard, who covers the NBA, said on the air…

TV director, DGA president Jack Shea dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack Shea, who directed “The Jeffersons” and other TV hits and was a three-time president of the Directors Guild of America, has died at age 84. He died Sunday in Los Angeles from complications…

CNN starting morning show ‘New Day’ on June 10

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN’s new morning show will be called “New Day” and it will start on June 10. The network had previously announced that Chris Cuomo and Kate Balduan (BALD’-winn) would be CNN’s new morning hosts.…

Maria Shriver is coming back to NBC News

NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Shriver is coming back to NBC News. The network announced Tuesday that Shriver will join it as a special anchor working on issues surrounding the shifting roles of women in American life. Shriver…

‘House of Cards,’ Frank Ocean top Webby Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix’s groundbreaking “House of Cards” may go to be the first digital series nominated for a best drama Emmy. But it will start with a Webby. The Webby Awards are honoring “House of Cards”…

‘Following’ cast withholds finale spoilers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even before the season finale of “The Following” had finished airing in Eastern and Central time zones Monday night, followers of the popular weekly television thriller were serving up spoilers galore on the Internet.…

Bollywood star Aamir Khan happy he can entertain

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Aamir Khan says he’s happy he’s been able to entertain people during his quarter-century as a Bollywood star. His debut film, “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak,” which premiered 25 years ago Monday, starred Khan opposite…