Monday, June 20, 2016

Where to Watch B’way’s Finest Honor Orlando Victims

Tony winners, theater makers, and the Great White Way’s newest additions gathered on June 15 to record a special rendition of “What the World Needs Now” to benefit the vict…

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Nominees Announced for 8th Annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards

The nominees for this year’s National High School Musical Theatre Awards were announced June 16. Representing 31 theaters across the United States, the 62 students set to compete for t…

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Jane Fonda to Celebrate ‘Laramie Project’ With Tectonic at 25!

This year marks a quarter century of groundbreaking theater at Moisés Kaufman’s Tectonic Theater Project, and the celebrated theater-maker and friends are ringing it in with sty…

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Monday, June 13, 2016

‘Hamilton,’ ‘The Humans’ Dominate 2016 Tony Awards

“Look around, look around, how lucky we are to be alive right now!” said producer Jeffrey Seller at the end of the 70th annual Tony Awards, presented by the Broadway League and t…

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Newest Post-‘Hamilton’ Project

Lin-Manuel Miranda will be taking his last bow in his Broadway hit “Hamilton” come summertime. But the prolific writer-actor will not be sitting on his laurels. In addition to hi…

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NYC Has Never Been Better for the Working Actor

If there was ever any doubt that New York City is one of the greatest hubs for actors and entertainers of all kinds, June 8’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the Mayor’s Office…

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

#ICastIt Casting Fresh Faces Not Followers

Craig Bettendorf may not have an entertainment industry background, but that didn’t stop him from creating and producing his own web series, “Treading Yesterday,” premierin…

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How to Become a Stage Manager

As any professional stage manager will tell you, there’s no single, right way to navigate the road to success. But the USC School of Dramatic Arts just made it a little easier for aspi…

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Non-Equity Jeff Awards Honor ‘London Wall,’ ‘Rent’

Celebrating excellence in Chicago’s nonunion theater scene, the 43rd annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards gave top honors to Griffin Theatre Company’s production of John Van Druten&rsqu…

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Why the Star of ‘Hairspray Live!’ Almost Skipped Her Audition

Selected out of 1,000 auditioning hopefuls, Maddie Baillio, 20, has landed the role of Tracy Turnblad for the NBC telecast of “Hairspray Live!” It was announced Tuesday morning. …

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4 Broadway Legends Join Carpool Karaoke

Just you wait, just you wait. The Broadway community is abuzz with excitement for the 70th annual Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden at the Beacon Theatre. To fuel the excitement, the &ldqu…

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Jessica Lange, ‘The Humans’ Win 2016 Drama Desk Awards

In a celebration of Broadway and Off-Broadway hosted by Michael Urie at The Town Hall June 5, the 61st annual Drama Desk Awards recognized some of the most talented artists of the 2015&ndash…

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14 Stage Stars Who Have Never Won Tony Awards

The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, better known among Broadway aficionados as the Tonys, have been around since 1947. How is it, then, that these 14 terrifically talented…

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

10 Reactions to the ‘Every Disney Movie Ever Will Be on Netflix’ Announcement

It’s been a long time coming, but Netflix, after penning the deal in 2012, has finally announced that their purchase of the rights to the entire Disney archive will finally be made ava…

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Neil Patrick Harris Could Be Your New Mentor

The National YoungArts Foundation is accepting applications now through Oct. 14 from performing, visual, literary, and design students ages 15–18. The 2017 winners will receive mentors…

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Barbra Streisand to Make Momentous Tonys Return

If there was ever any doubt that this was a great year for American theater, consider it snuffed: After 46 years away from the Tony Awards’ stage, Barbra Streisand is scheduled to retu…

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8 Tony-Nominated Actors on Their Secret Dream Roles

Everybody has a dream role, a once-in-a-lifetime—or possibly never-in-a-lifetime—character that fulfills an actor’s wildest impulses. We asked a handful of this year’…

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

The 2016 Tony Nominees: Actors in a Play

The 2015–16 season saw several newcomers and veterans alike working at the top of their game—and on Broadway, the highest platform a theater star can reach. Get to know the 20 br…

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The 2016 Tony Nominees: Actors in a Musical

Sure, the Tony Awards’ musical categories are always competitive. But for the 2015–16 season, the four acting categories seem more crowded with brilliant contenders than usual. G…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

11 Tony Award Records to Beat

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway phenomenon “Hamilton,” the hip-hop retelling of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton’s life, became the most nominated production in Tony …

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Off-B’way and Beyond: Obies Honor ‘Eclipsed’ and ‘The Humans’

It was Off-Broadway’s night on May 23 as the Obie Awards dished out recognition for some of the season’s top productions. The Danai Gurira–penned, Tony-nominated “Ecl…

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Monday, May 23, 2016

‘Hamilton’ Takes 2 Top Drama League Honors

Just when you thought “Hamilton” and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda couldn’t ride into this year’s Tony Awards with more promising prospects, they go ahead and take two t…

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Equity Elects 14 Seats to National Council

Results for Actors’ Equity Association’s 2016 National Council election were announced May 19; 14 open seats across three regions and three categories (principal actor, chorus ac…

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WATCH: James Corden Becomes a Dancing Diva on ‘DWTS’

Sure, he may make a fabulous Tony Awards host this year, but a choreographer on “Dancing With the Stars”? Not so much. In a “Late Late Night With James Corden” bit la…

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

‘Exit Strategy’ Takes Best Play at 6th Annual OBA Awards

The 6th annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards were announced May 18. Ike Holter’s “Exit Strategy,” which ran at Primary Stages this spring, and César Alvarez’s &…

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

B’way Does the ‘Shuffle’ at Astaire Awards

“Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed” came out on top at the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards held Monday, May 16, with three wins. T…

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Lupita Nyong’o, Jessie Mueller Join Lilly Awards Lineup

What do Tony-winning “Waitress” star Jessie Mueller and Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o have in common with feminist icon Gloria Steinem? They’ll all be on hand a…

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Alana Arenas, Ben Platt Among 2016 Actors’ Equity Award Recipients

Alana Arenas, Ben Platt, Bill Camp, and Lois Smith are positioned for 2016 Actors’ Equity Foundation honors. The Actors’ Equity Foundation named Arenas and Platt this year’…

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‘Bright Star’ Wins Top 2016 NY Outer Critics Circle Award

Recognizing 25 categories in Broadway and Off-Broadway, the 66th annual New York Outer Critics Circle Awards saluted the best theater of the 2015–16 season May 9. The organization of w…

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Friday, May 6, 2016

‘Shuffle Along,’ ‘The Humans’ Win 2016 NYDCC Awards

“The Humans” continued its impressive theater awards season streak last night with a big win at the New York Drama Critics’ Circle. Stephen Karam’s chilling family dr…

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Goodman Theatre Kicks Off Lorraine Hansberry Celebration

In honor of the late, legendary playwright Lorraine Hansberry, Chicago’s Goodman Theatre is throwing a citywide celebration April 30–June 5. Curated by resident director Chuck Sm…

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