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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast – Patti LuPone (‘War Paint’) by Scott Feinberg

The two-time Tony winner reflects on her early desire to be a rock 'n roll singer, her rollercoaster of a career ("I am not anybody's first choice"), why she hates the word 'diva,' what she'…

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Monday, June 20, 2016

'Hamilton' Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. to exit show by Scott Feinberg

Leslie Odom, Jr., who won the best actor in a musical Tony, will be leaving "Hamilton" in July.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

'Hamilton' Tony Winner Leslie Odom, Jr. to Exit Show by Scott Feinberg

The role of Aaron Burr will be vacated after the show's evening performance on July 9, as the 34-year-old who made it iconic joins Lin-Manuel Miranda in moving on to other projects.read more

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Tonys: 'Hamilton' Leads the Charge on a Historic Night for Broadway (Analysis) by Scott Feinberg

All four musical performance awards went to people of color for the first time, and Frank Langella tied the record for most wins by a male performer.read more

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

'Hamilton' Star Phillipa Soo Set to Exit Show (Exclusive) by Scott Feinberg

The fan favorite, a Tony nominee for her portrayal of Hamilton's wife Eliza, joins the blockbuster musical's creator/her costar Lin-Manuel Miranda, and perhaps others, in departing after Jul…

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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Joe Mantello ('The Humans') by Scott Feinberg

The best director of a play Tony nominee reflects on his long and varied career as a Broadway actor ('Angels in America,' 'The Normal Heart') and director (he's won Tonys for directing a pla…

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Monday, June 6, 2016

'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Leslie Odom, Jr. ('Hamilton') by Scott Feinberg

The Tony-nominated star of theater's biggest phenomenon dishes on making his Broadway debut at 17 in 'Rent,' how he got out of a seven-year network TV deal so he could act in Lin-Manuel Mira…

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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Danai Gurira ('Eclipsed') by Scott Feinberg

The actress/playwright explains why she calls herself a "Zimerican," how her part on 'The Walking Dead' relates to her plays about African women and what led Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o to h…

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Jeff Daniels ('Blackbird') by Scott Feinberg

The 61-year-old vet of stage and screen opens up about how 'Dumb and Dumber' saved his career, what it's like to get "Sorkin-ized" and why he's returned to a stage role, nine years after fir…

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

'Hamilton's' Lin-Manuel Miranda Sets Exit Date as Original Cast Jockeys for Raises by Scott Feinberg

The megahit's mastermind has told confidants he will depart the show July 9 to work on other projects, which could create even greater clamor for hard-to-score tickets.read more

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Tonys Actor Roundtable: 'Hamilton' Star, 6 Other Broadway Standouts on Diversity, Rude Audiences (Video) by Scott Feinberg

Leslie Odom, Jr., Jeff Daniels, Gabriel Byrne, Zachary Levi, Reed Birney, Danny Burstein and Alex Brightman cheer progress on the Great White Way relative to Hollywood, but see further room …

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Tonys Actress Roundtable: Lupita Nyong'o and 6 Other Standouts on Stage Fears and Refusing to Cater to "Teenage Boys" by Scott Feinberg

Jessica Lange, Michelle Williams, Megan Hilty, Jessie Mueller, Cynthia Erivo and Laura Benanti also join THR's Scott Feinberg to discuss their lives, work and the roles for which they could …

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

'Awards Chatter' Podcast — 2016 Tonys Actress Roundtable (Lupita Nyong'o and 6 Other Standouts) by Scott Feinberg

The 2014 Oscar winner, as well as Jessica Lange, Michelle Williams, Megan Hilty, Jessie Mueller, Cynthia Erivo and Laura Benanti, join THR's Scott Feinberg to discuss their lives, work and t…

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

'Awards Chatter' Podcast — 2016 Tonys Actor Roundtable ('Hamilton' Star and 6 Other Standouts) by Scott Feinberg

Leslie Odom, Jr., Jeff Daniels, Gabriel Byrne, Zachary Levi, Reed Birney, Danny Burstein and Alex Brightman discuss their lives, work and the roles for which they could win on June 12.read m…

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Tonys: Double-Nominee Steve Martin Makes Surprise Appearance During His Musical 'Bright Star' by Scott Feinberg

Friday night's audience was treated to a surprise when the curtain came up after intermission.read more

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tonys Host James Corden: Where Else Can You See 'Hamilton' For Free "In Your Living Room"? by Scott Feinberg

The 2012 Tony winner tells THR, "We talk about, like, the Super Bowl, and, 'Oh, what's the halftime show gonna be?!' Like, there's 10 halftime shows in this two-hour awards show!"read more

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Monday, May 9, 2016

'Awards Chatter' Podcast — James Corden ('The Late Late Show') by Scott Feinberg

Late night's king of viral videos (see: Carpool Karaoke), who is poised to land his first Emmy nom for outstanding variety talk series, speaks with THR 15 months after replacing Craig Fergus…

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tonys: Will Voters Even Be Able to Score 'Hamilton' Tickets? by Scott Feinberg

Now that the nominations have been determined (by fewer than 50 people), all 900 Tony voters get to weigh in — and that's a lot of people for any show to accommodate, let alone one as in-d…

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Tony Awards: Why Broadway Is Cheering Wins by 'Fun Home,' Kelli O'Hara (Analysis) by Scott Feinberg

THR's awards analyst breaks down the results from Sunday night's ceremony at Radio City Music Hall.read more

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Tonys: 40 Fun Facts and Shocking Stats About the Awards and Nominees by Scott Feinberg

Among the questions answered herein: How many nominated shows are intermission-less? How many acting nominees are not white? Who landed a nom 11 years after dying? And how many times is "etc…

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Friday, May 29, 2015

A Journey Through Time at the Winter Garden Theatre, from Al Jolson to Nathaniel Parker by Scott Feinberg

THR's awards analyst spent a day at the Winter Garden Theatre with the Tony-nominated actor who plays King Henry VIII in 'Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two.'read more

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Tonys: David Rockwell on Taking a Break from Stadiums to Design Broadway Sets by Scott Feinberg

The famed architect, who received two Tony noms this year for best scenic design—for the play 'You Can't Take It with You' and for the musical 'On the Twentieth Century'—talks to THR abo…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tonys: The Curious Titles of 2015's Nominated Shows, Parts 1 & 2! by Scott Feinberg

THR's awards analyst gives the backstory on nominated shows with titles verbose ('The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'), multi-part ('Wolf Hall: Parts 1 and 2') and/or exclamat…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tonys Actor Roundtable: 7 Broadway Standouts on Testing Their Limits, Odd Dressing Room Items, Alternative Careers (Podcast) by Scott Feinberg

Steven Boyer, Michael Cerveris, Bradley Cooper, Brian d'Arcy James, Ben Miles, Alex Sharp and Tony Yazbeck sat down with THR's Scott Feinberg to discuss their lives, work and roles for which…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tonys: 7 Actor Nominees Discuss Being on Broadway, Learning They Were Nominated (Video) by Scott Feinberg

In this teaser for THR's upcoming Tonys Actor Roundtable, Hollywood A-lister Bradley Cooper, a trio of Broadway vets, a visiting Brit and a pair of up-and-comers mix, mingle and share some l…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tonys: 6 Actress Nominees Discuss Being on Broadway, Learning They Were Nominated (Video) by Scott Feinberg

In this teaser for THR's upcoming Tonys Actress Roundtable, find out why Helen Mirren loves the Naked Cowboy, Carey Mulligan received a lot of texts with emoticons, Kristin Chenoweth got a p…

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Tonys Actress Roundtable: 6 of Broadway's Leading Ladies on Losing Themsleves in Characters, Avoiding Germs, Hating Cell Phones (Podcast) by Scott Feinberg

Kristin Chenoweth, Helen Mirren, Carey Mulligan, Kelli O'Hara, Chita Rivera and Rut Wilson sat down with THR's Scott Feinberg to discuss their lives, work and roles for which they could win …

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Tonys: Carey Mulligan, Helen Mirren on Why Broadway Beats Hollywood and NYC's Audiences Trump London's by Scott Feinberg

With the awards just weeks away, six of this year's nominated actresses — including Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O'Hara, Chita Rivera and Ruth Wilson — reveal how they learned about their no…

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Tonys: Inside a Broadway Show's Opening Night War Room by Scott Feinberg

THR visits with the producers, advertising agency and publicists of 'The Visit' to learn how and why some critics' thoughts wind up in marketing and publicity materials.read more

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Feinberg Forecast: The Landscape Post-Tony Nominations by Scott Feinberg

THR's awards analyst projects several major victories for the play 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' and the musical 'Fun Home.'read more

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Tonys: Meet the Pre-Teen Siblings Who Are the Talk of Broadway by Scott Feinberg

Sydney Lucas, 11, is a Tony nominee for her work in 'Fun Home,' and her brother Jake, 12, is opposite Kelli O'Hara—for the third time—in 'The King and I.'read more

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