Russian theater director fired over Wagner opera
Theater & Dance

Russian theater director fired over Wagner opera

  MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s culture minister on Sunday fired the director of a Siberian theater whose modern staging of Wagner’s opera “Tannhauser” offended the powerful Russian Orthodox Church. The announcement was made as several thousand people rallied outside the Novosibirsktheater to protest the opera, which they said was offensive to Christians and reflected the values … Continue reading

Russell Simmons plans for a hip-hop musical ‘The Scenario’
Celebrities / Music / Theater & Dance

Russell Simmons plans for a hip-hop musical ‘The Scenario’

  NEW YORK (AP) — Music mogul Russell Simmons is producing a brand new stage musical that will celebrate three generations of hip-hop, from Run DMC to Kanye West. Simmons said Thursday that “The Scenario” will feature an original story written by author and hip-hop historian Dan Charnas, author of “The Big Payback: The History … Continue reading