Sting to join cast of his troubled Broadway musical 'The Last Ship'


NEW YORK - Sting will join the cast of his Broadway musical "The Last Ship" next month in a bid to push up flagging ticket sales for the $15 million show, the New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.


Swiss museum expected to accept art trove amassed under Nazis 12:06am GMT

BERLIN - Over two years after the discovery of missing masterpieces looted by the Nazis from their Jewish owners, German officials and a Swiss museum are expected to confirm on Monday that the paintings will go to Switzerland.


Glenn Close heads all-star cast in revival of 'A Delicate Balance' 21 Nov 2014

NEW YORK - After a 20-year absence triple-Tony winner Glenn Close returned to Broadway in a revival of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "A Delicate Balance," a production that elicited an uneven response from critics who found it both blistering and boring.


Hitler watercolour fetches 130,000 euros at Nuremberg auction 22 Nov 2014

BERLIN - A 1914 watercolour by Adolf Hitler fetched 130,000 euros ($161,000) at auction in the German city of Nuremberg on Saturday, the auctioneers said.


Irish abstract artist Scully paints for big walls in China 20 Nov 2014

LONDON xx - Irish-American abstract artist Sean Scully counts Irish rocker Bono among his pals and collectors. He wouldn't be unhappy if some of China's 1.4 billion people also took a shine to his art being displayed at a retrospective in Shanghai later this month.


Artist Pierre Huyghe's retrospective lands in L.A., with animals 20 Nov 2014

LOS ANGELES - Don't worry, the white dog with the pink leg is supposed to be there, as are the bees, fake snow and rocks floating on water.


German auction house putting Hitler watercolor on market 19 Nov 2014

NUREMBERG, Germany, Nov 18 - A 1914 watercolor by Adolf Hitler to be auctioned on Saturday could fetch up to 50,000 euros ($62,685) given strong global interest, a German auction house chief said on Tuesday. | Video

Washington state museum pulls firearms from WWII exhibit over new gun law 19 Nov 2014

SEATTLE - A museum in Washington state plans to remove about a dozen borrowed firearms from a World War Two exhibit and return them to their owners to comply with a new gun law that requires background checks for all gun transfers, the institution said on Wednesday.

Step right up for a revival of bizarre world of 'Side Show' on Broadway 18 Nov 2014

NEW YORK - "Side Show," based on the true story of conjoined twins and 1930s Vaudeville stars Daisy and Violet Hilton, is back on Broadway in a revival hailed by critics as thrilling and beautiful.


Hugh Jackman makes triumphant return to Broadway in 'The River' 17 Nov 2014

NEW YORK - Hugh Jackman made a stunning return to Broadway with a mesmerizing performance in award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth's new drama 'The River.'