Below is an overview of the current entertainment news briefs.
‘The Piano Lesson’ starring Samuel L. Jackson returns to Broadway
American playwright August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson” returns to Broadway, starring Samuel L. Jackson and directed by his wife. Set in 1936, the Pulitzer Prize-winning piece tells the story of a brother and sister fighting over what to do with an heirloom piano engraved with family images carved by their enslaved ancestors.
‘Squid Game’ director finds himself in a dilemma over bringing dead characters back to life in Season 2
The director of Netflix’s hit series “Squid Game” said Friday as it gears up for its second season after making history at last week’s Emmy Awards whether and how it will bring back dead characters. “Squid Game” has become Netflix Inc’s most-watched series since its release last September, and has generated countless online memes and Halloween costumes. and started selling green tracksuits.
Native American actress and activist reflects on 1973 Academy Awards protest
Half a century ago, actor and activist Sashen Littlefeather took the stage at the Academy Awards show in a traditional buckskin dress, declining the Oscars on behalf of Marlon Brando, and becoming a Native American by the film industry. At the 1973 ceremony, he was booed 60 seconds into his speech and drew attention to the Indigenous protests in Wounded Knee, South Dakota. She was then professionally boycotted by the film industry for decades.
Broadway’s longest-running show, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ concludes
Broadway’s longest-running show, “The Phantom of the Opera,” will be closed February 18, 2023 as ticket sales plummet even after New York theaters reopened following the pandemic lockdown. It will be closed on the day. Since its 1988 debut, “Phantom” has become a Broadway staple with over 70 major theater wins and his 13,733 performances.
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