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Chicago - Broadway Review

Philip David Morton | Posted 08.27.2016 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

Amra-Faye Wright (front left) as Velma Kelly and company in Chicago on Broadway (photo credits: Jeremy Daniel) Few Broadway shows can claim the miles...

Broadway Dynamos Emily Skinner And Alice Ripley On Their New Live CD And Best Life Lessons

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

This month, they are back at the glamorous Feinstein's/54 Below supper club. They infuse humor, fierce passion and silliness as they perform an eclectic mix of knockout songs about sisterhood, love and, as Ripley says, "embracing radical self acceptance."

Dear New York Tourists...

David S. Simon | Posted 07.08.2016 | New York
David S. Simon

First of all, I want to welcome you to New York. Despite what you may have heard, New Yorkers are the most generous, kind and passionate people on the planet earth and we are genuinely happy to have you experience us. But there are some things you should know.

Director Liesl Tommy - The First Woman Of Color Nominated For A Tony For Best Direction Of A Play

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 07.05.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

Tommy, who also makes history as the first woman of color to have a Tony nomination for Best Direction of a Play offered inspiring words for women and explains what drives her passion.

Lin-Manuel Miranda On Tonys Diversity This Year: It Was A Fluke

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.24.2016 | Arts

This year in Broadway can be quickly summarized with one hashtag: #TonysSoDiverse. Compared to the lack of inclusivity at the 2016 Oscars (remember #O...

In His 13th Straight Year As The Tony Awards' Head Writer, Dave Boone Is An Ace At Crafting Comic Gold

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.20.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

Not only was Boone influenced by the storytelling, he was also obsessed with sound effects.

Tony Nominated Director Liesl Tommy Has Made More Than History

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.20.2016 | Entertainment
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Liesl Tommy is the first woman of color ever! to be nominated for a Tony Award for Best Director of a Play.

The Laura Benanti Broadway 'Stage Door' Potion

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts
Courtney M. Soliday

Before moving on to the next interview topic, Benanti reiterated appreciation for her fans. "I wish I could do more because I genuinely enjoy the interaction ... but I have to prioritize being in the show."

In Hope And Defiance, We Dance

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

LGBT folk have been on the receiving end of group blame ourselves. As a community we cross all demographic lines. We must tell the scapegoaters: you will not do this in our name.

What Broadway Can Teach Hollywood About Diversity

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.16.2016 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

Hollywood has a problem. It's largely run by rich straight white men who, for the most part, champion the work of other straight white men. According to well publicized statistics, if you're a black, Hispanic, female or LBGT actor of director you've not been invited to the party. Getting jobs, good jobs, Oscar potential jobs, is nearly impossible.

'She Loves Me' To Be The First Live Streamed Broadway Show

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 06.15.2016 | Arts

If you love the theatrics of "She Loves Me" -- you know, the ones you saw during the 70th Annual Tony Awards (including that killer split by Jane Kra...

Bright Star & the Art of the Tony Number

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.15.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

The thing about the Tony Awards is most people outside of the theater community don't care who wins the awards (other that perhaps the super big ones)...

Reflections On The Irish Rep And 'Finian's Rainbow'

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

For years the night after the Tony Awards has always been a night for special events--benefits, unique for-profit shows. It used to be because it was ...

Broad Way to Win on Broadway: Seasoned Actresses Take Top Tony Honors

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 06.14.2016 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Brava! There's no business like show business, especially for seasoned stage actresses this year. The 70th annual Tony Awards claimed a diverse cast...

This Gender-Swapping 'Hamilton' Performance Is The Future Of Broadway

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts

"Hamilton" has broken boundaries on Broadway. That we know. With a cast almost entirely composed of people of color playing historically white indivi...

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Thank His Dad In The Tonys Poem You Didn't See

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts

You heard "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda recite a sonnet when he won the Tony Award for Best Original Score. What you didn't hear -- because it...

Tony Awards 2016: The Party Edition

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.13.2016 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

Well, another Tony Awards is in the record books. Of course this one will forever go down as the Hamiltonys, although the musical did not break or eve...

The Tony Sparkles, But Black Theatre Shines

Lisa B. Thompson | Posted 06.13.2016 | Black Voices
Lisa B. Thompson

I spent the eve of the Tony Awards busily booking flights to New York City to see shows. This season, Broadway and off-Broadway is replete with brilli...

Neil Patrick Harris Debuts Newly Shaved Head At The Tony Awards

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.13.2016 | Entertainment

Neil Patrick Harris is preparing for his most sinister role yet, which may explain the new look he debuted at Sunday night's Tony Awards. The actor, ...

Critiques Of Meg Ryan's Face Seemed Especially Absurd Last Night

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.13.2016 | Fifty

Throughout Sunday morning and afternoon, pretty much all anyone was talking about was the tragic loss of 49 people in the deadliest mass shooting in U...

Jake Gyllenhaal & Sean Hayes Take Us To 'A Whole New World' At The Tonys

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 06.13.2016 | Entertainment

The Tony Awards made it clear that it's the only award show worth watching, and the fun didn't stop during the commercial breaks on Sunday night. Whi...

Every. Single. Time. 'Hamilton' Won Or Performed At The Tonys

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts

Sunday night marked an evening of #Tonys4Ham. The musical may not have broken the record for the most Tony Awards for a single production, but "Hamil...

How 'Hamilton' Won The Tonys Red Carpet, Too

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Style

The 2016 Hamilton Tony Awards brought together the Great White Way's brightest stars and Hollywood favorites in New York City Sunday night to celebrat...

Tonys Makes History When Actors Of Color Sweep Musical Categories

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts

Tonight, the 70th Annual Tony Awards made history when all four musical acting awards went to people of color. The winners include Leslie Odom Jr. for...

Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Get The Tonys Treatment

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 06.12.2016 | Arts

It took until nearly the end of the 70th Annual Tony Awards for the dystopian reality that is the 2016 election to get a shoutout, but host James Cord...