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It's Tyson Time, Tripping to Bountiful!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 08.06.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Cicely Tyson. I remember when she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress when I was still in school for Sounder (1972). Yet it wasn't u...

Theater Vets Crowd Out Hollywood Stars For Tony's

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — The day after the Tony Award nominations were announced, Annaleigh Ashford stood smiling in a Times Square hotel's event space, cheer...

Dear Tony Awards, It's Time for a Latino Host!

Lee Hernandez | Posted 08.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Lee Hernandez

Of course, it's not too surprising that a Latino hasn't been tapped to host the Tonys. After all, we don't host the Oscars. We don't host the Grammys, and we don't host the Emmys. All of which makes me sad...

'Kinky Boots' Star Prepares For Tony Awards

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.05.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- While all haircuts are important, the one Billy Porter got late last week was even more critical: It was his last one before Sunday's Tony...

It's Tony Week! Who Should Win?

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I feel pretty confident that my favorite play of the year, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, will win Best Play and my favorite musical, Matilda, will win Best Musical. (There is a groundswell of support for Kinky Boots.)

The Green Thumb Of Broadway

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — If Broadway musicals were gardens, their directors would be the gardeners. And right now, Diane Paulus is the gardener with one of th...

Emily Mann to Sandi Klein: Women, Theater -- Not There Yet

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Angela Bonavoglia

Mann is not a household name, and that's the real reason Klein nabbed her as one of her first guests on "Conversations with Creative Women."

Q&A: Tony Award Nominee Rob McClure on Chaplin and His Broadway Career

NYC-ARTS | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Mostly unknown until this past year, Rob McClure has leapt his way from the Broadway stage to the 2013 Tony Awards. The 30-year-old is nominated for ...

The Awards Will Not Be Televised: Lucille Lortel Awards for Off-Broadway and On: Trip to Bountiful

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.12.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The sight of two men in giant clown shoes and oversized pants shuffling on a commuter platform lingers in the mind. From the Signature Theater's produ...

The Bittersweet Reality Of The Tony Awards

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — For three actors, the Tony Award nomination announcement last week was somewhat bittersweet. Sweet, because they'd each gotten a pre...

Where's The Tony Bounce?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Tony Award nominations often mean a big bump at the box office, but not this year so far. "Kinky Boots," "Matilda: The Musical," "Pi...

Tony-Nominated Play Opens In D.C.

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.06.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The action has barely begun during Other Desert Cities when the family unit at the center of the show starts to unravel in one brief mot...

'Lucky Guy' Makes $$$

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Newcomer Tom Hanks has led "Lucky Guy" into the black. Producers said Thursday that Norah Ephron's final work has recouped its $3.6 ...

20 Movies That Would Make Awesome Musicals

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

The current trend on Broadway that doesn't seem to be going away is turning popular movies into musicals. All four Best Musical Tony nominees this year were, at one point, popular movies.

Say Goodbye To 'The Testament Of Mary'

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — "The Testament of Mary," which earned three Tony Award nominations, won't be around next month when they're handed out. Producers sa...

First Nighter: Tom Hanks, Other Talkative Tony 2013 Nominees Spark Their Press Brunch

David Finkle | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Harvey Fierstein was wearing kinky running shoes by New Balance because, according to him, "I have fat feet." Yes, but where was it that he especia...

Lin-Manuel Miranda 'Brings It On' Big This Year

Blogamole | Posted 05.01.2013 | Latino Voices

By Michael Lopez It’s that time of the year again. The time when Broadway fans flock to the web to see which plays earned coveted Tony nomi...

Will He EGOT??

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts

Tom Hanks received his first Tony Award nomination today for his leading role in Nora Ephron's play "Lucky Guy." Thanks to a flutter of responses on T...

'Kinky Boots' Leads The Pack

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.30.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — The Tony Awards committee largely favored tried-and-true stage veterans over flashy visitors Tuesday when announcing this year's Tony...

And The Tony MIGHT Go To...

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts

The 2013 Tony Award nominations were announced this morning by actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and five-time nominated Broadway regular Sutton Foster. T...

Tony's Get Kinky

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Two stories born in Britain are vying for America's biggest theater prize. "Kinky Boots" and "Matilda" are each a virtual lock to ge...

'Matilda' Snubbed

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — The members of the Tony Award nominations committee better look out: They've snubbed four girls who play a tough little telekinetic h...

The Present Is a Lot of Laughs -- Streisand, Midler & More

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Let me start with John Logan's I'll Eat You Last and why this column might as well have been titled, "Why Bette Midler Should Receive a Tony Nomination."

We Are Not Irrelevant! The RNC's Secret Memo to Republicans

John Blumenthal | Posted 06.03.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Fellow Republicans: As you know, our party is in a wilderness right now so it is incumbent upon us to blast our way out of this jungle of doom with a veritable buckshot spray of repackaged ideas.

Cinder-Ella: Are You New or a Revival?

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.26.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

It was not surprising Cinderella got categorized a "revival" -- after all, as Michael Riedel wrote a couple of weeks ago, that means it is a shoo-in for a nomination. But was that the right call?