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Saturday, May 25, 2019

VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 16- Warren Carlyle Brings Harlem Nightlife To Tony-Winning Life With AFTER MIDNIGHT by Alexa Criscitiello

In 2014, Kiss Me Kate choreographer, Warren Carlyle, brought the Harlem nightlife to life with his Tony Award-winning choreography for the musical revue, After Midnight

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Friday, May 24, 2019

VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 17- Casey Nicholaw Wins Best Director For THE BOOK OF MORMON by Alexa Criscitiello

In 2011, Casey Nicholaw picked up a win for Best Director of a Musical for the international mega-hit, The Book of Mormon. This year, Casey is once again nominated for his directing duties o…

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Music Legend Barry Manilow To Begin Broadway Residency This July by Alexa Criscitiello

Worldwide music superstar Barry Manilow will take up residence on Broadway this summer.

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Broadway Pop-Up Museum Currently In The Works by Alexa Criscitiello

Broadway producer Julie Boardman and marketing executive Diane Nicoletti are currently at work ona state-of-the-art, pop-up museum experience which will chronicle the history of Broadway.

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Anika Larsen And Colin Donnell Lead Readings Of ALMOST FAMOUS by Alexa Criscitiello

Broadway and music industry luminaries gathered for a reading that featured Tony-nominee Anika Larsen Beautifulportraying Elaine Miller the mother of the film's protagonist, William. Therole…

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VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 18- Ali Stroker Makes Tony History With The Deaf West Revival Of SPRING AWAKENING by Alexa Criscitiello

In 2016, the Broadway revival of Spring Awakening madehistory in more ways than one, but its most notable contribution was 2019 Best Featured Actress in a Musical nominee, Ali Stroker.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 19- MATILDA's Maggots Revolt Against Bertie Carvel by Alexa Criscitiello

Today we're revolting against Best Featured Actor In A Play nominee, Bertie Carvel, who made his Broadway and Tony debut in the musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's Matilda.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 20- Janet McTeer Wins The 1997 Tony For Best Leading Actress In A Play by Alexa Criscitiello

In 1997, Janet McTeer, a Best Leading Actress In A Play nominee this year for BernhardtHamlet, picked up a win for her portrayal of Nora in A Doll's House See her acceptance speech below

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Monday, May 20, 2019

VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 21- Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG TRILOGY Wins The 1983 Tony Award for Best Play by Alexa Criscitiello

In 1983, a three-act groundbreaking work, Torch Song Trilogy, was one of the big winners on Tony night, picking up awards for Best Play and Best Leading Actor in a play for it's author and l…

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony. Day 22 - David Yazbeck Cons The Tonys With DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS by Alexa Criscitiello

On Day 22, we're bringing it back to the 2005 ceremony, when David Yazbeck, a 2019 nominee for the score of Tootsie, brought the long con to Tony night with Tony Award-winner Norbert Leo But…

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 23- Adam Guettel Illuminates The Tonys With THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA by Alexa Criscitiello

On Day 23 of 30 Days of Tony, we're taking a trip to Florence, Italy with one of this year's nominees for Best Score, Adam Guettel, who picked up his first nomination and win for the score o…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 24- Matthew Sklar & Chad Beguelin's THE WEDDING SINGER Rocks The Tonys by Alexa Criscitiello

On Tony night 2006, Broadway flashed back to the 1980's in Ridgefield, New Jersey, when the cast of The Wedding Singer hit the stage performing a Tony-nominated song from The Prom composers,…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Modern CINDERELLA Holds London industry Preview by Alexa Criscitiello

The NY Post has reported on the latest development of a new modern musical re-telling of the classic fairytale, Cinderella, by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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Elton John And Jake Shears Pen New Tammy Faye Bakker Musical by Alexa Criscitiello

According to The Daily Mail, music legend Elton John and Jake Shears of The Scissor Sisters recently held a reading of their own musical take on the life of the infamous TV evangelist.

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VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 25- Bob Martin Escorts THE DROWSY CHAPERONE To Tony Night by Alexa Criscitiello

At the 2007 Tonys, Bob Martin, a 2019 nominee for his book for The Prom, took home the award for Best Book for the hilarious new musical The Drowsy Chaperone.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 26- Denis Jones Taps Into A Tony Nom For HOLIDAY INN by Alexa Criscitiello

Today, we're flashing back to the 2017 Tony season, where Tootsie nomineeDenis Jones' choreography for Holiday Inn The New Irving Berlin Musical tapped, jump-roped, and leaped its way to a T…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 27- Sergio Trujillo Gets ON YOUR FEET On Its Feet! by Alexa Criscitiello

On Day 27, we're flashing back to the 2016Tony ceremony, when the rhythm got Radio City Musical thanks to the cast of On Your Feet sporting some Tony-nominated moves from Sergio Trujillo, wh…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 28- Terrence McNally Talks MOTHERS AND SONS by Alexa Criscitiello

Terrence McNally has had a remarkably far-ranging career, including at least one new work on Broadway in each of the last six decades.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 29 - Marin Mazzie Brings RAGTIME To Tony Night by Alexa Criscitiello

On Day 29 of 30 Days of Tony, we remember the luminousMarin Mazziewho is receiving a posthumoushonorthis year for her advocacy and leadership within the theatre community as a brave and dedi…

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Scribe Stats: Broadway's Most Produced Playwrights Of the Decade by Alexa Criscitiello

Each year, Broadway champions works both new and old, welcoming a fresh crop of plays from playwrights both at home and abroad every season. Their works enrapture audiences, offeringtakes on…

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 30- Judith Light Picks Up Her Second Tony For THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES by Alexa Criscitiello

On Day 30 of 30 Days of Tony, we're celebrating two time Tony Award winnerfor Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties, the greatJudith Lightwho will receive this year'sIsabelle Stevens…

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Video: HAMILTON Exhibition Designer David Korins Shares A Peek At The Creation of the St. Croix Gallery by Alexa Criscitiello

Tony-nominated HAMILTON set andexhibition designerDavid Korinshas shared a peek into the process of taking his designs for Hamilton The Exhibition from page to stage. See an exclusive behind…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Laura Osnes To Star In Hallmark Holiday Film IN THE KEY OF LOVE by Alexa Criscitiello

Tony-nominee Laura Osnes will be joining fellow Broadway favorites, Patti Murin and Kristin Chenoweth, as she has recently signed on to star in an original Hallmark holiday film, In The Key …

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VIDEO: On This Day, May 10- Disney's TARZAN Swings Onto Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2006, Disney's Tarzan swung onto Broadway starringJosh StricklandandJenn Gambatese

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, May 9- Happy Birthday, Glenda Jackson! by Alexa Criscitiello

Glenda Jackson made a triumphant return to Broadway last year after a 30-year absence, winning every possible award for her performance in the smash hit revival of Edward Albee'sThree Tall W…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, May 8- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Opens On Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia fo…

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

From the Military To the Great White Way: Getting To Know BURN THIS Star Adam Driver by Alexa Criscitiello

This season, Academy Award-nominee Adam Driver is making his return to the Broadway stage alongside Keri Russell in Lanford Wilson's play Burn This.

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First Lady of Broadway: A Look Back At Hillary Clinton's Love Affair With Theatre by Alexa Criscitiello

This season, Hillary Clinton is hitting the Broadway stage for the first time ever, played by none other than the great Laurie Metcalf, in Douglas Hnath's new play, Hillary and Clinton.

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Broadway Mythbusters: Your Guide To The Greek Mythology of HADESTOWN by Alexa Criscitiello

This season, Broadway is traveling way on down to Hadestown, a new musical based on two of Greek mythology's most famous tales.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

BEETLEJUICE Star Rob McClure Shares A Broadway Memory by Alexa Criscitiello

Tonight Beetlejuice the musical begins its Broadway haunt at the Winter Garden Theatre. To mark the occasion, one of the show's stars, Rob McClure headed up to the theatre's mezzanine to sha…

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VIDEO: On This Day, April 25: Diane Paulus' Revival of PIPPIN Brings Its Magic To Broadway! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2013,Diane Paulus' high-flying revival ofStephen SchwartzPIPPIN opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theater

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