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Friday, December 29, 2023

16 best awards moments of 2023 including Michelle Yeoh, Viola Davis, Regina Hall, ‘Naatu Naatu’ and many more [WATCH] by Charles Bright

Despite all the hurdles that the entertainment industry has experienced in 2023, the year was still able to give us numerous incredible moments at awards shows this year. With that in mind, …

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Sunday, June 11, 2023

Tony Awards 2023: Jodie Comer (‘Prima Facie’) is the 100th performer to win for Broadway debut by Charles Bright

Jodie Comer has become the 100th performer to win a Tony Award for their Broadway debut for her performance in the play, “Prima Facie.” She won Best Actress in a Play for portraying Tess…

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022

15 best awards moments of 2022 including Sheryl Lee Ralph, ‘Squid Game,’ Chris Rock, Troy Kotsur and many more [WATCH] by Charles Bright

With the last two years of showbiz awards being very erratic, 2022 seemed to be the first year in a while where everything was back to normal, or at least the closest thing to it. In the mid…

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Monday, June 13, 2022

Tony Awards: Myles Frost (‘MJ’) is 98th performer to win for Broadway debut by Charles Bright

Myles Frost became the latest addition to the list of people who have taken home a Tony Award for their Broadway debut. His win makes him the 98th member of this particular winners’ club. …

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Top 7 Tony Awards acceptance speeches: Patti LuPone, Jesse Tyler Ferguson … by Charles Bright

I have always been a fervent believer that the Tony Awards will have the best acceptance speeches you’ll see every year and the 75th installment of the awards gala did not disappoint. Afte…

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Could Beanie Feldstein (‘Funny Girl,’ ‘Impeachment’) be on her way to the E, G and T of EGOT? by Charles Bright

By this time next year, it’s possible that Beanie Feldstein could be three-quarters of the way to completing her EGOT (the grand slam of winning a competitive Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony …

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

15 best awards moments of 2021, including Regina King, Glenn Close, Conan O’Brien (x2) and much more [WATCH] by Charles Bright

To say that 2021 has been a weird year is quite an understatement. Things started off really bleak then seemed to be getting better only to culminate in the uncertainty we now feel about eve…

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Saturday, March 6, 2021

Aaron Sorkin (‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’) reveals how Steven Spielberg helped him discover who the Chicago 7 were [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW] by Charles Bright

Even though Aaron Sorkin has a great love for politics, he admits that he didn’t know who the Chicago 7 were at first. It all started when he met with Steven Spielberg at his house and th…

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Frank Langella (‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’): Judge Hoffman was ‘as big a son-of-a-bitch as I’ve ever seen’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW] by Charles Bright

Frank Langella does not mince words when it comes to describing his real-life character, Judge Julius Hoffman, in Netflix’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” “He’s about as a big a son…

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Tony Awards 2019: No Broadway debuts among this year’s acting winners by Charles Bright

For only the third time this decade, none of the acting winners at this year’s Tony Awards did so for their Broadway debut. This is the 21st time that this has happened over the 73-year hi…

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Tony Awards 2019: The good (James Corden), bad (riding King Kong) and ugly (cutting off Andre De Shields and Ali Stroker) by Charles Bright

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards has wrapped up as one of the best editions of the annual Broadway celebration in recent memory. Take a look below at the many things that worked and the few thing…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Tony Awards 2018: Ari’el Stachel (‘The Band’s Visit’) becomes latest to win for Broadway debut by Charles Bright

Ari’el Stachel became the latest person to take home a Tony Award for their Broadway debut. This victory puts him in a freshman club that now has 96 members. Watch him discuss his vict…

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Tony Awards 2018: Good (acceptance speeches), bad (Robert De Niro) and ugly (snubbing the playwrights) by Charles Bright

The 72nd edition of the Tony Awards has concluded. While this continues to be one of the best produced award shows on television, some aspects of this year’s presentation were better t…

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Nick Kroll (‘Big Mouth’) on the show’s crazy situations: Many of them actually happened! [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW] by Charles Bright

Nick Kroll is very blunt about where the crazy stories on the show “Big Mouth” come from. “The stories come from the experiences of me and [co-creator] Andrew Goldberg, our…

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

2017 Best Awards moments: Our favorites include ‘La La Land’/’Moonlight’ mix-up, Meryl Streep vs. Donald Trump, and … by Charles Bright

From deserving winners to amazing speeches, and hilarious jokes to moving presentations, 2017 has delivered a plethora of memorable moments from awards shows into pop culture. To celebrate t…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tony Awards: 4 biggest shockers of the night include both directing winners by Charles Bright

This year’s Tony Awards basically went according to plan with the predicted winner in most of the 24 categories actually prevailing. But, like with any awards show, there are always bo…

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Tony Awards: Good (Acceptance speeches), bad (Rachel Bloom) and ugly (Midler v. Orchestra) by Charles Bright

The 71st annual Tony Awards is now in the history books and once again it proved to be one of the best productions on television. But, as always, I’m always able to find a couple of fl…

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Tony Awards: No Broadway newcomers number among acting winners by Charles Bright

For the first time in five years, none of the acting winners at this year’s Tony Awards did so for their Broadway debut. This is the 20th time that this happened over the 71-year histo…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ return to Netflix on April 14 could be key to Emmy success by Charles Bright

After an immensely successful Kickstarter effort, “Mystery Science Theater 3000” will return with new episodes set to stream on Netflix beginning April 14. Along with much anticipa…

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Monday, January 9, 2017

2017 Golden Globes film reactions: ‘La La Land’ haters go to sleep! by Charles Bright

Our forum posters are infamous all throughout Hollywood for their brash and pointed opinions. And like every year they did not hold back with their reactions to this year’s Golden Globes f…

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Monday, September 26, 2016

‘Snowden’ songwriter Peter Gabriel: ‘The Veil’ vs. ‘La La Land’ tunes for Best Song Oscar by Charles Bright

The original tunes from “La La Land” might get some tough competition at the Oscars from Peter Gabriel. He has released a new tune, “The Veil,” that is featured i…

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Oscars frontrunner ‘La La Land’ wins Toronto Film Festival People’s Choice Award by Charles Bright

Damien Chazelle‘s musical romance “La La Land” won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival over the likes of “The Birth of a Natio…

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Tony Awards 2016: Cynthia Erivo (‘The Color Purple’) & Daveed Diggs (‘Hamilton’) join 90 others who won for Broadway debuts by Charles Bright

Two performers – Cynthia Erivo and Daveed Diggs – won Tony Awards for their Broadway debuts on Sunday night. These victories put them in a freshman club that now has 92 members. Erivo, …

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Tony Awards 2016: Good (Lin-Manuel Miranda’s sonnet), bad (In Memoriam) & ugly (no 70th anniversary tribute) by Charles Bright

Sunday night’s 70th anniversary of the Tony Awards proved once again that the best awards telecast out there, but no awards telecast is ever without a few shortcomings. Below, the go…

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May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards