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Monday, June 10, 2019

2019 Tony Awards: 24 records, milestones and fun facts about this year’s winners by Jeffrey Kare

Out of all the winners (and losers) in the 26 competitive categories at the 2019 Tony Awards, 24 stand out as particularly noteworthy when considered in the context of history. So what were …

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Tony win for Stephanie J. Block (‘The Cher Show’) would defy almost two decades of precedent by Jeffrey Kare

As of this writing Stephanie J. Block (“The Cher Show”) is the front-runner to win this year’s Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical with 16/5 odds after prevailing at the Drama Des…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Tonys 2019: Top 20 fascinating facts, records and stats about this year’s nominees by Jeffrey Kare

Out of all the nominees spread across the 26 categories at the 2018 Tony Awards, 20 of them stand out as particularly noteworthy. Check out the complete list of nominations here. The followi…

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Monday, April 29, 2019

‘The Boys in the Band’: Can Ryan Murphy’s movie announcement give the show a Tony Awards bump? by Jeffrey Kare

Emmy-winning television mastermind Ryan Murphy recently announced that he is set to turn one of this year’s potential Tony contenders, “The Boys in the Band,” into a movie for Netflix.…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Can Glenn Close (‘Sunset Boulevard’) follow in the Oscar-winning footsteps of Viola Davis (‘Fences’)? by Jeffrey Kare

At this year’s Oscars, Glenn Close (“The Wife”) ended up losing Best Actress to Olivia Colman (“The Favourite“) in what was the biggest shocker in the Best Actress category since 2…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

2019 Broadway spring season preview of musicals: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards? by Jeffrey Kare

As we’re now about halfway through the Broadway season, there are currently seven productions of musicals (five new, two revivals) set to open this spring. Could we be seeing any of them c…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

2019 Broadway spring season preview of plays: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards? by Jeffrey Kare

As we’re now about halfway through the Broadway season, there are currently eight productions of plays (four new, four revivals) set to open this spring. Could we be seeing any of them con…

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

BWW Exclusive: The Story of How RENT Came to Be by Jeffrey Kare

Tonight, FOX will air their third live musical production. Following in the footsteps of Grease and A Christmas Story, the network will be presenting Jonathan Larson's Rent, a rock musical t…

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Could Best Actress result in Oscar tie between Lady Gaga and Glenn Close, exactly 50 years after Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand? by Jeffrey Kare

At this weekend’s Critics’ Choice Awards, there was a shocking tie for Best Actress between Lady Gaga (“A Star is Born”) and Glenn Close (“The Wife”). Fo…

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The 3rd time’s the charm for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at the Grammys? It needs to watch out for ‘The Band’s Visit’ by Jeffrey Kare

As of this writing “Jesus Christ Superstar” is predicted to win this year’s Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album with 82/25 odds. It’s a live recording of NBC’s Emmy…

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Can Lady Gaga win 2 Golden Globes for ‘A Star is Born’? She contends for Best Drama Actress and Best Song by Jeffrey Kare

With “A Star is Born” proving to be a huge hit at the box office, it’s possible that Lady Gaga could win two Golden Globes this year for both acting in the film and co-writing the …

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Can Bradley Cooper (‘A Star is Born’) become latest actor to receive Oscar nomination for directing? by Jeffrey Kare

As the latest remake of “A Star is Born” continues to do well at the box office and with critics (it currently sits at 90% on Rotten Tomatoes), Bradley Cooper is on track to earn four O…

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Friday, September 28, 2018

2018 Broadway fall season preview of plays: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards? by Jeffrey Kare

A new Broadway season is gearing up, and there are currently nine productions of plays (seven new, one revival, and an older work making its Broadway debut) set to open this fall. Could we …

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

2018 Broadway fall season preview of musicals: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards? by Jeffrey Kare

A new Broadway season is gearing up, and there are currently three productions of musicals (all new) set to open this fall. Could we be seeing any of them contend at next year’s Tony Award…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Tony Awards 2018: Records, milestones and fun facts about this year’s winners include ‘The Band’s Visit,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ Laurie Metcalf by Jeffrey Kare

Out of all the winners (and losers) in the 26 competitive categories at the 2018 Tony Awards, several of them stand out as particularly noteworthy when considered in the context of history. …

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tony Awards battle for Best Musical Revival: ‘My Fair Lady’ vs. ‘Carousel’ by Jeffrey Kare

This past Broadway season included only three musical revivals — “Carousel,” “My Fair Lady” and “Once on this Island” —  and they all receive…

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

2018 Tony Awards nominations: 18 fascinating facts, records and stats about this year’s Tonys contenders by Jeffrey Kare

Out of the all nominees spread across the 26 categories at the 2018 Tony Awards, 18 of them stand out as particularly noteworthy items of trivia. Three of this year’s acting nominees have …

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

The Story of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR by Jeffrey Kare

Tonight, NBC will air its fifth live musical production. Following in the footsteps of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, and Hairspray, the peacock network will be presenting Tim Rice …

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Laurie Metcalf or Allison Janney: Who will complete her Triple Crown of acting first? by Jeffrey Kare

Laurie Metcalf and Allison Janney are both one notch away from completing the Triple Crown of acting — that is, winning an Oscar, Emmy and Tony — but who might get there first? A…

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

2018 Broadway spring season preview of musicals: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards? by Jeffrey Kare

In the last four months of the 2017-18 Broadway season, six productions of musicals (four new, two revivals) will open. Could we be seeing any of them contend at this year’s Tony Awards? (…

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

2018 Broadway spring season preview of plays: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards? by Jeffrey Kare

In the last four months of the 2017-18 Broadway season, nine productions of plays (two new, five revivals, two older works making their Broadway debuts) will open. Could we be seeing any of …

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Grammys 2018: Can superstar Bette Midler (‘Hello Dolly!’) beat the crossover success of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’? by Jeffrey Kare

For the first time since 2014 there are only three Grammy nominees for Best Musical Theater Album as opposed to the five that have been included in the last three years. Each of the three no…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Broadway fall season preview of musicals: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards? by Jeffrey Kare

A new Broadway season is already gearing up and there are currently three productions of musicals (two new, one revival) set to open this fall. Could we be seeing any of them contend at next…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Broadway fall season preview of plays: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards? by Jeffrey Kare

A new Broadway season is already gearing up and there are currently eight productions of plays both old and new set to open this fall. Could we be seeing any of them contend at next spring&#…

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’): How will she do at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards? by Jeffrey Kare

Earlier this year, Claire Foy won Best Drama Actress at both the Golden Globes and SAG for her breakout performance as Queen Elizabeth II on the first season of Netflix’s “The Crown”. …

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Monday, September 11, 2017

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Debbie Gibson was an ’80s pop star, but her Broadway stardom is what makes her a contender by Jeffrey Kare

When Debbie Gibson begins to compete on the upcoming 25th season of “Dancing with the Stars”, it’ll mark the latest transition for her career, which started in the 1980s as a successfu…

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Bette Midler in ‘Hello, Dolly!’: Who should play the Tony-winning part next? by Jeffrey Kare

A brand new Broadway production of the 1964 Tony-winning classic “Hello, Dolly!” opened on April 20 to rave reviews. It went on to win four Tony Awards: Best Musical Revival, Best Actres…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tony Awards: 14 fascinating facts, records and stats by Jeffrey Kare

Of the winners at Sunday’s 71st annual Tony Awards, 14 stand out as unique achievement: “Indecent” is the first Best Play nominee to win Best Director (Rebecca Taichman) without wi…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

‘Oslo’: From Tony Awards to Oscars? by Jeffrey Kare

One of this year’s four Tony nominees for Best Play, “Oslo”, is already scheduled to be made into a movie. J.T. Rogers (“Blood and Gifts”) is adapting his play with Tony-nominated …

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Emmy spotlight: John Lithgow steals ‘The Crown’ as Winston Churchill by Jeffrey Kare

This year, John Lithgow has a shot at not one, but two Emmy nominations for his new TV series: Netflix’s drama “The Crown” and NBC’s comedy “Trial & Error.” Today, we’ll b…

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again! by Jeffrey Kare

Tonight, America shall be introduced to the fourth incarnation of Hairspray. The first was the 1988 original film, the second was the 2002 Broadway musical, the third was its 2007 film adapt…

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