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'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?

Tony Awards Head Back To Radio City

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — The Tony Awards are going back to the place where the Rockettes high-kick it. The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, joi...

Best Actress in a Play Tony Race -- It's Never Too Early to Start Thinking Ahead

Cara Joy David | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

In my decade plus career, I don't remember a better slate of contenders than we have this year. There are so many people who any other year would be nominated, but this year will fall short.

The Masterful Puppetry of War Horse Thunders Through the Ahmanson

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

War Horse, the not-to-be-missed Tony Award winning play, gallops its way through the Ahmanson Theatre this month, led by the magnificent equine creations of Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones, founders of South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company.

In Clybourne Park, President Obama Would Be an Impossibility

Carla Seaquist | Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

Imagine it again: Not just a few but a majority of those voting in 2008 were enlightened hearts and they made electoral history. But not one of them is onstage in Clybourne Park. How then is this play, as The New York Times' theatre critic claims, "ferociously smart"?

PHOTOS: Fab Cities For Live Theater

Cheapflights | Posted 08.27.2012 | Travel

To pay homage to great performances -- in musicals, straight plays and more -- we offer our critics' picks for the top 10 cities in the world for live theater.

Award-Winning Star Brian D'Arcy James Opens His First One-Man Musical Show at Broadway's Hottest New Club

Myra Chanin | Posted 08.24.2012 | Entertainment
Myra Chanin

He's sung at the White House for the Obamas and has even been caricatured by Sardi's. So what hasn't he done? Something really weird! He's the only impressively credentialed Manhattan actor who's never appeared on Law and Order.

Why Are Broadway Shows Doing Better?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.18.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Tony Award-winning shows got a financial bounce last week on Broadway, with "Once," "Newsies," "One Man, Two Govnors," the revival of...

What You Probably Didn't See (or Hear) at This Year's Tony Awards

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.18.2012 | Home
Jeryl Brunner

As Hugh Jackman said "the Tonys is the greatest show. It's Broadway's greatest hits in one night." I had the opportunity to cover last Sunday's festivities at the Beacon Theater in New York City. Here's what I discovered.

Ben Vereen: Usher's Godfather Continues to Evolve

Greg Archer | Posted 08.13.2012 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

It's hard to stop the fiery tour de force that is Ben Vereen. In a candid interview, he opens up about some of his own life challenges, chats about being Usher's godfather, and reveals the key to keeping one's spirits high.

There's No Place Like Home

Howard Sherman | Posted 08.13.2012 | Home
Howard Sherman

Despite protestations to the contrary, America does have a national theatre. We simply don't restrict it to the work of a single company. America's national theatre exists across the country.

Siri, Say It Ain't So

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 08.11.2012 | Technology
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Something terrified me during the Tony Awards and I'm not talking about Candace Bergen's outfit. I'm also not talking about the Tony Award show's idi...

Live (on Tape) at the 2012 Tonys Red Carpet: Josh Groban, Matthew Morrison, Jessica Chastain, and More

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.12.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Stars walking an award show red carpet often get asked the same thing. "How are you feeling?" "Are you nervous?" To mix things up a bit, I threw some friendly curve balls to the talent at Sunday night's Tony Awards.

Saturday in New York: Bess, Wiseman and Clybourne Park

James Franco | Posted 08.12.2012 | Entertainment
James Franco

Because school is out and I don't have any major obligations, I decided to take in as much of New York as possible on Saturday.

VIDEO: Neal Patrick Harris, Broadway Baby!

Posted 06.12.2012 | Women

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1 Million People Had Something Better To Do

AP | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — CBS' Tony Awards show was seen by 6 million viewers, down significantly from last year's 6.9 million – and against much softer ...

2012 Tony Awards: Best-Dressed Stars (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.11.2012 | Black Voices

The 2012 Tony Awards took place Sunday night in New York City and Broadway's biggest stars were out and shining. Dressed in a bold cobalt blue one...

Please, Change the Tonys

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home
Shoshana Greenberg

How can the theater community expect audiences to love or even become excited about Broadway if it looks as though the Tonys don't show respect for all those being honored?

No Tony Gold at the End of the Rainbow

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home
Cara Joy David

There are two nominated individuals whom I believe deserved to win Tony Awards over their competition: Tracie Bennett and Hugh Vanstone.