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Monday, June 13, 2022

2022 Tony Awards: 18 records, milestones and fun facts about this year’s winners by Jeffrey Kare

Out of all the winners (and also-rans) in the 26 competitive categories at the 2022 Tony Awards, 18 results stand out as particularly noteworthy when considered in the context of history. So…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 12:50AM
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

2022 Tony nominations: 21 fascinating facts, stats, and trivia about this year’s nominees by Jeffrey Kare

Out of all the nominees spread across the 26 categories at the 2022 Tony Awards, a number of them stand out as particularly noteworthy. Check out the complete list of nominees here. 1. The f…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 05:00PM
Saturday, April 16, 2022

Will Brandon J. Dirden be the latest to earn Tony nomination after doing two shows in one season by Jeffrey Kare

The 2021-2022 Broadway season has been quite a busy one for actor Brandon J. Dirden. First he appeared opposite Phylicia Rashad in Manhattan Theatre Club’s presentation of Dominique Moriss…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 07:00PM
Thursday, April 14, 2022

3 classic roles that never won Tony Awards could break the curse this year by Jeffrey Kare

In this year’s Tony Awards race for Best Actress in a Musical, there are three classic roles that have been nominated before, but haven’t won: Bobbie in “Company,” Caroline Thibodeau…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 11:00AM
Friday, April 8, 2022

Which classic Broadway casts should reunite for landmark 75th Annual Tony Awards? [POLL] by Jeffrey Kare

This year’s Oscars telecast incorporated reunions of cast members from classic movies such as “The Godfather,” “Pulp Fiction,” and “Juno.” Last year’s Tony Awards actually di…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 02:00PM
Friday, February 11, 2022

2022 Broadway spring season preview of musicals: Past classics revived and potential new classics arrive by Jeffrey Kare

COVID has caused a lot of uncertainty around Broadway. Several shows have had to suspend performances, go on hiatus, or close permanently. And the American Theatre Wing hasn’t announced ke…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 01:00PM
Thursday, February 10, 2022

2022 Broadway spring season preview of plays ranges from Shakespeare to Neil Simon to Tracy Letts by Jeffrey Kare

As of now, there is a lot of uncertainty around COVID when it comes to Broadway. Within the past couple of months, several shows had to suspend performances due to positive cases in their ca…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 01:00PM
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

2021 Broadway fall season preview of musicals: Will these 6 shows (including ‘Six’!) be Tonys contenders in 2022? by Jeffrey Kare

Broadway performances all over the New York theater district are starting back up again after a year and a half of COVID-19 pandemic closures. There are currently six musical productions (fo…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 11:00AM
Monday, September 27, 2021

2021 Broadway fall season preview of plays: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards? by Jeffrey Kare

Following an 18-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, performances all over the New York theater district are starting back up again. A new Broadway season is gearing up, and there are …

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 11:00AM
Monday, November 30, 2020

2020 Tony Awards predictions: What will win Best Play Revival? by Jeffrey Kare

Let’s take a closer look at the three nominees for Best Play Revival: “Betrayal,” “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” and “A Solider’s Play.” Our exclusive odds give th…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 08:00PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

2020 Broadway spring season preview of plays: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards? by Jeffrey Kare

As we are now about halfway through the Broadway season, and there are currently 12 productions of plays (seven new, four revivals, and two older works making their Broadway debuts) set to o…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 09:09AM
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

2020 Broadway spring season preview of musicals: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards? by Jeffrey Kare

As we are now about halfway through the Broadway season, and there are currently nine productions of musicals (six new, three revivals) set to open this spring. Could we be seeing any of the…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 01:00PM
Friday, September 27, 2019

2019 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, two revivals) set to open this fall. Could we be seeing any of them contend at this year’…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 03:00PM
Thursday, September 26, 2019

2019 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 this year’s Tony Award…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 03:00PM
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 …

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 03:00PM
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…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 01:00PM
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…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 10:16AM
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.…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 03:00PM
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…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 03:00PM
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…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 06:42PM
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…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 05:32PM
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…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:42AM
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…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 12:30PM
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…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 03:00PM
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 …

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 05:00PM
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…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 11:30AM
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 …

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 02:18PM
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…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 01:48PM
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. …

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 03:00PM
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…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 03:00PM
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 …

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 05:00PM

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