Entertainment News Roundup: Top Tony Awards for ‘A Strange Loop,’ ‘Lehman Trilogy’ in post-pandemic Broadway season; Bieber’s disease video is heartbreaking, says British patient with same condition and more

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Top Tony Awards for ‘A Strange Loop,’ ‘Lehman Trilogy’ in post-pandemic Broadway season

‘A Strange Loop,’ the story of a black gay man and his mental struggles as a playwright, won the Tony Award for Best New Musical on Sunday as Broadway graced its first season since the long pandemic shutdown. . “The Lehman Trilogy,” about the rise and fall of investment firm Lehman Brothers, won Best New Play at a live ceremony held at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Bieber’s disease video is heartbreaking, says British patient with same condition

A patient with the same virus causing facial paralysis that affected Justin Bieber said on Saturday she was saddened to see what the Canadian pop star was going through and proud that he was raising awareness about the disease. “I watched his video and I’m not going to lie, I shed a few tears. I never thought I would identify so much with someone I didn’t know,” Nicoya Rescorla told Reuters in a video interview. from Marazion in the South West of England.

Box Office: ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Scores Searing $143 Million Debut, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Remains Strong at $50 Million

“Jurassic World Dominion” topped the box office charts, earning $143 million in its domestic box office debut. Despite scathing reviews, the sixth film in Universal’s dinosaur saga looms over a torrid weekend at the domestic box office. It’s only the third time in the pandemic era that ticket sales have collectively topped the $200 million mark, according to Comscore. It’s also thanks to the enduring popularity of “Top Gun: Maverick,” which still flies high at number two.

Country singer Toby Keith says he has stomach cancer

Country music singer Toby Keith said on Sunday he had been battling stomach cancer for six months and needed time to “breathe, recover and relax”. Keith, 60, announced the diagnosis on Twitter, and at least one of his upcoming concerts – at the Ohio State Fair in July – has been canceled.

Netflix Announces Another Global Hit Series “Squid Game”

Global smash hit “Squid Game” will return for a second season, Netflix Inc announced on Sunday, offering some clues as to what’s to come in the dark Korean drama. “Squid Game” became Netflix’s most-watched series when it was released in September 2021. The show tells the story of cash-strapped contestants who play childhood games in an attempt to win cash prizes. money that change their lives. It’s inspired countless Halloween memes and costumes, and kickstarted sales of green tracksuits.

Justin Bieber shows early signs of recovery, surgeon says

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber is showing early signs of recovery after being diagnosed with the virus that paralyzed half of his face, according to a facial paralysis surgeon. In a video posted to Instagram, Bieber said he had contracted Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which affected the nerves in his ear and face. He noted that his right eye was not blinking.

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