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Beowulf Borrit on The Scottsboro Boys, Theatre, and Process

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

On December 12th, The Scottsboro Boys closed its Broadway run. Months later, Beowulf Boritt received a Tony nomination for "Best Scenic Design of a Musical" for work that used minimal elements to convey symbolism and depth.

PHOTOS: Who Dazzled And Disappointed On Broadway's Biggest Night?

Posted 08.12.2011 | Arts

Sunday night's Tony Awards were packed with Broadway darlings and Hollywood superstars. Broadway's biggest night brought out some huge celebrities, bu...

WATCH: 2011 Tony Awards: Highlights, Holy Books And Horses

Posted 08.12.2011 | Arts

Tonight's 65th annual Tony Awards were one of the liveliest in recent memory. Returning host Neil Patrick Harris started the show off with a peppy son...

'Book Of Mormon' Big Winner At Tony's

Posted 08.12.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Book of Mormon,'' a spoof musical about two traveling Mormon missionaries, won the Tony Award for best musical Sunday, while...

Tonys 2011: Where Are the Women?

Jill Dolan | Posted 08.10.2011 | Arts
Jill Dolan

Since 2000, of the 48 titles nominated for Best Play, only six have been written by women, and only one has won -- God of Carnage, by Yasmina Reza. In other words, no woman playwright has won Best Play since the turn of the 21st century.

'Sister Act' To Host An Obama Fundraiser

Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts

Barack Obama's campaign to be re-election campaign just got a little help from Whoopi Goldberg. The actress, who produced the Tony-nominated musical "...

2011 Tony Awards Predictions

James Sims | Posted 08.08.2011 | Arts
James Sims

It's that time again. The Tony Awards are nearly upon the Broadway community. All in all, a fantastic season -- strong plays, great performances and even a few celebrities thrown in the mix.

With the Tony Awards At Hand, Best Actress Nominee Lily Rabe Has Been Having a Good Year

Brad Balfour | Posted 08.06.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

"In a year filled with so many productions... Almost as much as I love doing plays, [I love] going to see them, and there are so many incredible productions and performances right now."

PHOTOS: 7 Most Overrated Things About New York

Mark Juddery | Posted 07.31.2011 | Books
Mark Juddery

I spend a lot of time in New York. I even rent a loft in Queens, and as I write this, I'm currently back in New York.

Roald Dahl Musical On London's West End

Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts

London's West End will soon be home to Roald Dahl's Matilda, the beloved children's tale. The story has been adapted into a musical written by Dennis ...

Mad Science, Tony's & Hip Hop: Highlights This Week

Posted 07.06.2011 | Arts

This week has overflowed with unexpected arts stories. From the breakdancing troupe in Uganda and predictions that the Street Art bubble is due to bur...

Chicago Theatre Wins Prestigious Regional Tony Award

Posted 07.03.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's storied Lookingglass Theatre has become the fifth company in the city to win a prestigious Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, acco...

Theater Review: God of Carnage With Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden

Jason Mannino | Posted 06.14.2011 | Los Angeles
Jason Mannino

There is theater history to be witnessed on the stage of Ahmanson Theater, where God of Carnage opened on Wednesday night.

Tribute to Whoopi Goldberg and African-American Actors -- Why We Need Black and Women's History Months

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 06.11.2011 | Media
Beverly Wettenstein

I was appalled by the Academy's egregious "oversight," omitting Goldberg from their Oscars retrospective. For the record, she has appeared in over 50 films.

These Award Shows Mean Nothing -- and We Can't Get Enough

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Laermer

Entertainment is a business that sells in a Darwinian fashion. What does the best mean now? Just what's hot.

Kathy Griffin Heads To Broadway To Lobby For A Tony Award

broadway.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Emmy-winning comedian Kathy Griffin is bringing her act to Broadway with a new solo show, Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony. The limited engagement will play...

"Spring Awakening"-- Teen Masturbation, Pregnancy, Incest, Suicide and Rape In A Catchy Musical

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Charles Karel Bouley

Watching the touring company of "Spring Awakening" at their premiere night at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA was awkward at times; but then again, so was puberty so that's the point.

The New York City vs. Beverly Hills Real Housewives

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Gurko

And the gloves are off. Who will win the ratings battle between The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills versus The Real Housewives of New York City this ...

Ben Vereen Reflects on His Career Before Playing the Town Hall

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Sims

It seems fitting that Ben Vereen's performance debut at New York's The Town Hall is taking place as lawmakers in Washington are debating the issue of federally funded arts programs.

What's Next for Next to Normal?

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Few would have thought a rock musical about depression and the messy emotional waters we humans have to swim through would, well, rock.

POLL: Should Sarah Palin Or Daniel Radcliffe Host The Tony Awards?

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Yes, it's only November and the Tony Awards are still months away. But people are already buzzing about who should host Broadway's biggest night....

Tony Award-Winning 'Next To Normal' Wins Denver Audiences

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The hilarious, insane and frightening musical portrayal about living with mental illness has finally made it to Denver. Next To Normal leaves out th...

Broadway Veteran Leavel Spreading Holiday Cheer in Elf

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

The veteran stage actress Beth Leavel has always enjoyed the holiday season, and these days, her love for theatre and Christmas are colliding. She plays Emily Hobbs in Elf the Musical.

COMEDY: Is Stand-Up The Reality TV Of Broadway?

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Passing off stand-up comedy as a Broadway show, intentionally or not, does nothing but confuse the terminology of theatrical standards, whatever those might be.

A Tony for Wednesday Addams?

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

The Tony Awards Administration Committee should reconsider their rules. Allowing replacements to be nominated would add some excitement to the season. It would also do away with the logical inconsistencies caused by this bizarre new element regulation.