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Lin-Manuel Miranda Has A History Of Rapping Incredible Acceptance Speeches

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 02.16.2016 | Latino Voices

And the award for best Grammy acceptance speech goes to Lin-Manuel Miranda. The creator and star of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” rapped his...

Broadway: Something Rotten! Beguiles and Amazes

Philip David Morton | Posted 02.13.2016 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

Something Rotten! is a modern musical set in the Renaissance, before musicals were created, with a cast that sings and dances its way into the very first and biggest one.

Falling In Luft with Lorna - at Feinstein's 54 Below

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
Randee Mia Berman

In the 1977 hit Annie Hall, Alvy (Woody Allen) Singer stops his new cabaret singer crush Annie (Diane Keaton) Hall on the street, in an awkward attemp...

It's Awards Season, Where Are the People of Color, Where Is the Syncretism?

Tonya Pinkins | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Tonya Pinkins

My personal experience working in theater, film and television is that evolution and integration are happening, are ongoing. I experienced this on a greater level this past year in film and television than in theater.

Happy 60th Birthday, Whoopi Goldberg! Our Favorite Quotes From The Actress

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 09.02.2016 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

On November 13th, Whoopi Goldberg turned 60. The actress, producer and The View co-host got her first Oscar nomination when she made her film debut in The Color Purple. And she's one of those rare people to have won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy, Daytime Emmy, Grammy and a Tony.

Andrea Martin's Lady Parts...Really!

Christopher Atamian | Posted 11.10.2015 | Books
Christopher Atamian

There are no lies here: just honest reflection and heartfelt truth. Even if you don't know Martin well as an actress you'll enjoy this flowing account of one of our best actress's colorful life.

Keira Knightley Makes Her Broadway Debut in "Thérèse Raquin"

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.09.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

In her Broadway debut, Keira Knightley brilliantly embodies this tormented monster -- the titular protagonist/antagonist of Thérèse Raquin. She fumes, and rages, and withdraws, and you can watch her psychological evolution from stifled wife to impassioned mistress to haunted murderer.

First Nighter: Annaleigh Ashford as A. R. Gurney's Talking Dog Runs Away With 'Sylvia'

David Finkle | Posted 10.27.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

The comedy winks at a particular instance of a dog being man's best friend -- but not, as Gurney writes it, a woman's best friend. What the prolific playwright has here is the study of one guy's middle-age crisis, kinda sorta mixed with one guy's offbeat seven-year itch.

Will Diversity on Broadway Attract New Audiences?

Victor Legrá | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Victor Legrá

Diversity on stage will give people of different backgrounds a reason to explore forms of entertainment new to them. Audiences want to relate to characters that look and sound like them.

Fall 2015 New York Theatre Roundup

Brad Schreiber | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

From the high wattage of Broadway to a studio apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn, adapted for intimate production, here is a varied roundup of the latest offerings from New York City theatre.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Tits of Clay Say Goodbye to "Hedwig" but Keep "Rolling" with New EP

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.08.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Photo/Tracy Ketcher The cult and beloved classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch was originally expected to have a limited run from April to Aug. 2014. Wel...

Theater Producer Jen Hoguet Awarded the T. Fellowship for 2015-16

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.15.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"I like plays that feel like somebody took a fun house mirror and put it up to the real world, and it's sort of reflecting back a version of it to you. I find that, in looking at that reflection, you can start to understand a little more about your life."

Fun Home and the Gift of Being Out

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

The Tony Award-winning musical, Fun Home, begins and ends with a child, Alison, demanding that her father play "airplane" with her. In between those bookending moments we see Alison grow up, come out as a lesbian, and take flight as a lover, while her father sinks into the closet as a gay man.

Bassist Michael Visceglia Reveals a View From the Side

Tom Semioli | Posted 06.22.2016 | Books
Tom Semioli

"You ask the average person what a bass is, or what a bass sounds like, and most of the time, they don't know. But remove the bass from any piece of music and suddenly it becomes the largest missing piece in the world!

Saying Goodbye to Gigi and Realizing the Limits of Social Media

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.18.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

What makes a show fail? Many in the industry have pondered that question. If we knew the answer, shows wouldn't fail. Even veteran producers with a string of hits sometimes stumble. For there is really no magic key.

There is no Theatre Without Writers -- Part Two

Freddie Gershon | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts
Freddie Gershon

On Friday, June 12th, I posted a piece in the Huffington Post titled, "There Is No Theatre Without Writers". I received a lot of positive letters, comments, phone calls and emails and I found it all gratifying.

Kelli O'Hara Receives "Our Leading Lady" Award for 15 Years On Broadway (VIDEO)

Steve Schonberg | Posted 06.15.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

On Sunday, June 7, famed Broadway actress and fan favorite, Kelli O'Hara (who I profiled here, last year) was finally recognized by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing for her remarkable contributions to the stage, taking home her very first TONY Award following a total of six nominations over several years.

Thoughts on the Tony Awards Broadcast, Ruthie Ann Miles, Curious Incident & More

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.08.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

It's approximately 24 hours since the Tony Awards ended -- and, while most of the community is at a Bombshell party, I feel like it's about time to reflect on the night that was.

The Theater Community Parties Post-Tonys: The Carlyle

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.08.2016 | New York
Cara Joy David

After the telecast (discussed in my post here), Broadway is all about the after-parties. There is the official Tony Gala at the Plaza. Then each show or each lead producer usually hosts their own party.

How to Make Broadway Musical Theater More Diverse... and Empower Kids Along the Way

Stacy Wolf | Posted 06.08.2016 | Arts
Stacy Wolf

If musical theater will ever be racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse, this is how it's going to happen, enabled by the organizational machinery, the adaptable repertoire, and the money of the rich corporations that own Broadway.

Welcome the 69th Annual TONY Awards Winners (PHOTOS)

Steve Schonberg | Posted 06.08.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

It was a evening of stars at the 69th Annual TONY Awards last night, with some surprise wins -- rather, vindication for dedicated fans who were excited to see favorites win across categories. The little musical that could, which began at the Public Theater in SoHo and has now swept the TONY Awards just a year later.

A Complete List Of The 2015 Tony Award Winners

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts

Prepare your champagne flutes and tuxedos, thespians. The 2015 Tony Awards have officially arrived, bringing all your favorite stage actors under the ...

The Tonys, 'Fun Home' and Kids

Barry Singer | Posted 06.06.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

This year, however, two things intrigue me: My kids' first-time stake in the proceedings, and Fun Home. Lea and Sara have seen a lot of Broadway theater this season. As a result, they feel personally invested in their Tony connection to You Can't Take It With You, On the Town, An American in Paris, Something Rotten!, The King and I. Each show is real to them.

An Exclusive Peek Inside This Year's Tony Awards Gala

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.05.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

For the fifth year, the nominees, presenters and other VIPs hightail it to the famous and historic Plaza Hotel for a Tony gala for the ages. This year's theme is Marie Antoinette with shades of pink, flowers and crystal galore.

Anticipating the Tony Awards, With Alan Cumming at the Café Carlyle, the Astaire Awards, and Stars in the Alley

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.05.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Facing a crowd that included his mother and brother as well as Tony Danza, next up for a run at the Café Carlyle, Alan Cumming reminded everyone that he would be hosting the Tony Awards with Kristen Chenoweth on Sunday night, admitting that he was "freaking out."