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Tony Award-Winning Actress Dies

AP | TERRY TANG | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment

Phyllis Frelich, a Tony Award-winning deaf actress who starred in the Broadway version of "Children of a Lesser God," has died. She was 70. Frelich, ...

A Big Spring for Tony Classics

Cara Joy David | Posted 04.01.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I write about the Tony Awards a lot. I admit it. A couple of weeks ago, The New York Post's Michael Riedel wrote about Cabaret's potential eligibility...

Cabaret: Everybody Loves a Winner Once

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

What are the Tonys here for if not to honor theatrical creativity? What creativity is there in remounting a production at its last home? Why is a revival that exactly duplicates a revival capable of being nominated?

Reaching For The Son

Bobby Steggert | Posted 02.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Bobby Steggert

The young me who sat in fear watching that talk show over twenty years ago begins to recede, and he is overshadowed by a man who is beginning to believe that he deserves happiness.

Ellen Page, Role Models, Celebs, Leadership, and Being Your Own Hero

Gary North | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Gary North

Maybe YOU are someone else's role model and you don't even know it, and maybe never will know it. All the more reason you should be out and proud -- and your own role model.

Hugh Jackman Will Host The Tony Awards... Again

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Patrick Harris has given way to Hugh Jackman at the Tony Awards. Producers of the annual telecast celebrating the best of Broa...

Really Got a Hold on His Dreams: Charl Brown on Becoming Smokey Robinson, Never Giving Up and Beyoncé

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Dustin Fitzharris

Charl Brown had to postpone his birthday trip by a few days because he had to audition once again for the role of Smokey Robinson in Motown: The Musical. Bright and early on the day after Memorial Day, Brown received the call that he had landed his first starring role on Broadway.

Talking About Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 12.10.2013 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

Durang won his first Tony this past summer for this play, and it's easy to see why: It is ambitious and clever and attention sustaining and hilarious!

Chita Rivera: At 80, a Legendary Broadway Star Shines Brighter Than Ever

Chuck Gomez | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Chuck Gomez

Chita Rivera is on fire. In August I was one of hundreds cheering as a slinky Rivera, black flapper -- style dress fluttering, made her grand entrance from the back of the audience into Cherry Grove, Fire Island's Ice Palace.

'The Rural Juror' Song Emmys Upset

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 09.16.2013 | TV

"30 Rock's" "The Rural Juror" song did not win an Emmy. The song that closed out the "30 Rock" series finale was up for Outstanding Original Music And...

Cicely Tyson On Her Tony, Obama And What's Next

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 11.05.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — There is a beach with fluffy sand in Cicely Tyson's future. She can't wait to get to it. Just don't ask where it is. The newly crown...

WATCH: Neil Patrick Harris On Hosting The Emmys Vs. The Tonys

OWN | Posted 07.18.2013 | OWN

With the 2013 Emmy nominations announced just this morning, Emmy anticipation is gearing up, not just with chatter about the nominees, but also with e...

Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart -- Julia Roberts in HBO Film

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts
Alison Winfield Burns

Larry Kramer sits down at the New York Historical Society Museum. The Smith Auditorium is packed. Two tiers of seats, filled.

NPH Gets His Glam On

Posted 06.21.2013 | Arts

Is there anything more wonderful than an image of Neil Patrick Harris putting on lipstick? © Art Streiber, "Neil Patrick Harris; Certainly Red...

A Record-Breaking Week For Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.17.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- There were smiles at many Broadway box offices last week as a big financial bounce followed the Tony Awards, with the biggest winners bein...

Are NYC Theaters Truly Like Other Regional Theaters? Debatable.

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

There has been talk throughout my career of allowing NYC theaters to get the Regional Theatre Tony. They've wanted it. I've always thought it was sort of a ridiculous, greedy desire.

Tony Night: The After-Parties

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.16.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Tony night. The biggest night of the year for the theater industry (not gross-wise) and for me personally. This year it was a little more of a mess th...

Carnegie Mellon Cheers 'Bumper Crop' Of Tonys

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.14.2013 | College

NEW YORK — There was plenty of applause heard during the Tony Awards – and perhaps no place louder than from as far away as Pittsburgh. S...

'Kinky Boots' Goes Coastal

AP | Posted 06.13.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Fresh off its Tony Award-winning night, "Kinky Boots" is planning a national tour that will kick off in Las Vegas in September. Producers...

Singing My Own Tune

April Brucker | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
April Brucker

I am a singing telegram delivery girl. When I tell people about my occupation I get one of two questions. The first is, "Do they still have those?" The answer is yes.

Watch Stars Mock Their Canceled Shows At The Tonys

Posted 06.10.2013 | TV

Many Broadway stars have made the transition to TV recently, but for the majority of them, it didn't exactly work out. At Sunday night's 2013 Tony ...

On Broadway!

Terry Lyons | Posted 08.10.2013 | Arts
Terry Lyons

When it comes to the very best in entertainment, Broadway just blows it all away. It's not even close. When you seek entertainment, there are so many wonderful options .

The Ratings Are In!

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.10.2013 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS' Tony Awards telecast saw viewership jump to 7.24 million people, the show's largest audience in four years. Acco...

Did Neil Patrick Harris Drop The N-Word?

Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

While Cicely Tyson picked up another career milestone by winning a Tony Award for “Best Performance by an Actress” in “A Trip to Bountiful,” m...

Why The Tonys Are Better Than The Oscars

Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

Four things the Oscars should have learned from the Tony Awards long ago, but still have not.