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Right You Are... the Past Is Prologue

Warren Adler | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media
Warren Adler

To my mind, Jimmy Cannon was the greatest sports writer who ever lived. I read his columns in the New York Post avidly and religiously. When he wasn't writing about sports, he was musing, offering his personal, mostly one- or two-liner opinions, about anything that hit his off-the-charts observant eye. Most had little to do with sports.

Once Tour at Pantages: The Dreamer, The Muse, The Music

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

Perhaps Once will remind Broadway producers that you don't have to spend $400 million on a production to bring in audiences and win acclaim.

What The Original 'Dreamgirl' Did With Her Tony Nomination

OWN | Posted 06.27.2014 | OWN

Twenty-five years before Jennifer Hudson and Jamie Foxx starred in "Dreamgirls" on the silver screen, stage actress Sheryl Lee Ralph helped bring the ...

Who Was the First Person to Ever Thank a Same-Sex Partner on a Nationally Televised Awards Show? (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 08.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

John Glines, the producer who won the 1983 Tony Award for Best Play (Torch Song Trilogy), explains how he came to produce the show and take it to Broadway in this extensive interview on my podcast.

Once Hits San Francisco: The Surprising Backstory of the Tony-winning Musical

Greg Archer | Posted 08.17.2014 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

How did a guy who typically delves into more disturbing psychological waters in his work manage to come up for some creative levity for Once. Burning questions. I learned about that and more.

Playing in the Spaces

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 08.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

In Harvey Fierstein's Tony-nominated play, Casa Valentina, men embody women. Or rather they reveal themselves through women's clothing, mannerisms and identities.

The Tidal Wave of Gay Portrayals of the Trans Experience

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

So we have one more example of gay men performing drag for major audiences and misconstruing for the masses what it means to be transgender.

New York: What You Can't Miss This Summer

Lisa McElroy | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Lisa McElroy

My teenage daughter and I took four days this week to explore the city and find the best lodging, dining, tours, and shows -- all the ones that aren't yet famous, but should be.

Behind-the-Scenes Quotes From This Year's Tony Winners

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

While many great moments occurred during the telecast, go to Parade to read about eight behind-the-scenes responses you may have missed.

Tony Night: Awards and After-Parties

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

It's the culmination of every New York theater industry professional's year. It's the time to put on nice clothes, watch an award show and then go celebrate the theater community.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Exclusive Tony Red Carpet Coverage with Gloria Estefan, Zach Braff, Questlove, and More!

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The 68th Annual Tony Awards provided many memorable moments from Hugh Jackman hopping his way through an opening number to Lena Hall uttering a joyous...

Hugh Jackman Rapped With LL Cool J And T.I. At The Tonys

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment

Hugh Jackman is a man of many talents, and now he can had rapper to the list. While hosting the Tony Awards on Sunday night, the actor recounted a sto...

'Hedwig' Takes Home Tony For Best Revival Of A Musical

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.08.2014 | Arts

Cue giant sigh of relief, popping of champagne bottles and application of heavy face glitter. Cult punk opera "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" won the 2014...

Bryan Cranston Wins Tony For Best Actor In A Play

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.08.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston, making his Broadway debut, has nabbed a Tony Award. Cranston — in a role far from TV's...

A Complete List Of The 2014 Tony Award Winners

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.08.2014 | Arts

The 2014 Tony Awards have officially arrived, bringing Broadway darlings to the seats of New York's Radio City Music Hall. Hugh Jackman is reprising h...

Audra McDonald Makes History

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.08.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — The lethal romp "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" got a lot of love at Sunday night's Tony Awards, nabbing the best new music...

Jed Harris's Act Two

Alice Carey | Posted 08.03.2014 | Entertainment
Alice Carey

When I was a child my mother was Jed's maid. After I grew up, he tracked me down to work as his personal assistant as he attempted to produce one last play called Great Day For the Race.

Fly By Night: Believe in Stars, Believe in Love?

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.03.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Fly By Night is about fate, love and loss. Out of those, the second topic provides for more entertaining discussions, so I emailed Allison Case, Adam Chandler-Berat and Patti Murin and asked them some questions about just that.

Turning 65 with 'Crazy'

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Call her crazy, but my mom says that the second I heard the opening notes of Billie's recording, I leapt over the walls of my crib, landed squarely on the piano bench and welcomed my new sister into the world by playing along and harmonizing with every line.

Face It: One Female Director Reigns

Michele Willens | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women
Michele Willens

When the Tony awards are presented June 8, the names of many dazzling actresses will be announced. As for women behind the scenes? Not so much.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Tony Award Spotlight on Hedwig's Lena Hall

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

My parents took me and my sister to countless shows as a kid and young adult. They still do. While I don't remember my first time (Barnum with Jim Dal...

The Tony Nominations, Three Weeks Later

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Often I am surprised with something right as the nominations come out, but, upon reflection, my surprise changes to understanding. This year that wasn't so. My opinions haven't changed since the announcements.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Spotlight on Bullets Over Broadway's Nick Cordero

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

We have no idea where Casey Kasem is, Michael Ginsberg cut off his nipple, and Solange Knowles beat up her brother-in-law in an elevator (presumably a...

Willkommen to the Power of Theatre: Life Lessons in Broadway's Cabaret

Faisal Al-Juburi | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
Faisal Al-Juburi

Cabaret is fascinatingly structured, mirroring the societal infiltration of Nazism in the 1930s. It is insidious in its nature. As an audience, we are swept up in the decadence, debauchery, passion and lust that is presented.

'Hedwig And The Angry Inch' Nabs 8 Tony Nominations

AP | Posted 06.29.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Select nominations for the 2014 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards, announced Tuesday. Best Play: "Act One," ''All The Way," ''Cas...