Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Tony Awards rewind: 5 reasons why Idina Menzel (‘Wicked’) defied gravity to win Best Actress by Tariq Khan

It was a battle of the witches for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical 20 years ago. You might say that it was a “Wicked” one. Stephen Schwartz’s musical, which tells the back…

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Tony Talk: Our extremely early 2025 Tony Awards predictions for ‘Gypsy,’ ‘Sunset Boulevard’ and more by David Buchanan

Welcome to Tony Talk, a column in which Gold Derby contributing theater editors Sam Eckmann and David Buchanan offer Tony Awards analysis. Even though the 2024 Tony Awards are barely in the …

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Tony Awards flashback: 5 reasons Daniel Radcliffe could have succeeded if he’d been nominated for ‘How to Succeed’ by Tariq Khan

It’s official. Onetime “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe is now a Tony winner, for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for “Merrily We Roll Along.” That must make him the pride …

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Monday, June 17, 2024

‘Suffs’ is 9th show to win Tonys for Book and Score, but not Best Musical by Jeffrey Kare

At this year’s Tony Awards “Suffs” managed to win prizes for Best Musical Book and Best Score, both of which went to Shaina Taub. Historically, winning those two accolades in particula…

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Tony Talk: Dissecting ‘The Outsiders’ win for Best Musical, close acting races and musical performances by David Buchanan

Welcome to Tony Talk, a column in which Gold Derby contributing theater editors David Buchanan and Sam Eckmann offer Tony Awards analysis. The day after the 2024 Tony Awards, we dissect h…

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Tony Awards: 23 records, milestones and fun facts about 2024’s winners by Jeffrey Kare

Out of all the winners (and also-rans) in the 26 competitive categories at the 2024 Tony Awards, 23 results stand out as particularly noteworthy when considered in the context of history. So…

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Jeremy Strong, Sarah Paulson, and Angelina Jolie are officially on EGOT-watch by Jordan Hoffman

A few key stories have emerged with the dust settling on the 77th Annual Tony Awards. One, we should have seen “Merrily We Roll Along” when we had the chance (it closes July 7!). Two, it…

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Tony Awards: Top 5 most shocked winners including Danya Taymor, Kecia Lewis … by Tariq Khan

The 77th Tony Awards gave those of us cuckoo for kudos the thing that we love most about show biz celebrations. Surprises. Throughout the course of the evening, the envelopes revealed a numb…

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Maleah Joi Moon (‘Hell’s Kitchen’) becomes 101st person to win a Tony for their debut on Broadway by Charles Bright

Maleah Joi Moon has become the 101st performer to win a Tony Award for their first outing on a Broadway stage for her performance in the musical “Hell’s Kitchen.” She won Best Actress …

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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Tony Awards 2024 winners: Best prediction scores by our Editors and Users by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our User Juleso for a great score of 80.77% when predicting the 2024 Tony Awards winners on Sunday. Our top scorer is actually tied with imsarahmoore at the same percentag…

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Stephen Sondheim (‘Merrily We Roll Along’) ties mentor Oscar Hammerstein for most Musical Revival Tony wins by Sam Eckmann

It’s a hit! A palpable hit! “Merrily We Roll Along” cleaned up at the 2024 Tony Awards, winning the coveted Best Revival of a Musical trophy. “Merrily” is now the fifth musical fro…

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Daniel Radcliffe (‘Merrily We Roll Along’) wins Tony Award after years of infamous snubs by David Buchanan

Sixteen years after his Broadway debut, Daniel Radcliffe has won a Tony Award. Although Broadway fans have known all season long that the actor would likely take home the trophy for his feat…

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2024 Tony Awards Live Blog: Who Won, Who Lost, and What Will Win Best Musical? [UPDATING LIVE] by David Buchanan

The 77th Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 16 in a two-part telecast staged at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Nominations were announced on Tu…

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2024 Tony Awards: Every winner (and nominee) in all 26 competitive categories [UPDATING LIVE] by David Buchanan

Tony Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday, April 30 by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Renée Elise Goldsberry. While the nominations for the 77th annual Tony Awards were determined by appr…

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Friday, June 14, 2024

Tonys dark horse ‘Illinoise’ could be the first show in 25 years to win Best Musical without nominations in Score or Book by Sam Eckmann

“Illinoise” is something of an anomaly for a Broadway show. It is competing in the Best Musical race at the 2024 Tony Awards, but the story is told entirely through modern dance as a tri…

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Tony predictions by show: ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ will win 6, ‘Appropriate’ and ‘Stereophonic’ tie at 4 by David Buchanan

The first Broadway revival of the late Stephen Sondheim’s infamous flop “Merrily We Roll Along” will win the most Tony Awards of any show at the upcoming 77th annual ceremony, accordin…

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Tony Awards predictions: Best Musical race remains a toss up [WATCH] by Sam Eckmann

When David Buchanan and I convened to debate our final predictions for the musical races at the 2024 Tony Awards, we were in clear agreement that the revival of “Merrily We Roll Along” w…

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Tony Awards predictions: Official winners odds for every category by David Buchanan

After an extraordinary season boasting 36 productions of musicals, plays, and revivals, Broadway will toast its nominees and crown new winners at the upcoming 77th annual Tony Awards. If pre…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Tony Awards predictions: ‘Stereophonic’ and ‘Appropriate’ lead among plays [WATCH] by David Buchanan

“I think ‘Stereophonic’ has taken off in a really once-in-a-lifetime way within the theatre community,” shares Sam Eckmann about the show he believes is the frontrunner for Best Play…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Watch our 37 exclusive interviews with Tony Award nominees from acting, directing, crafts categories and more by David Buchanan

The 2023-2024 Broadway season, which began way back in June 2023 with the opening of the new play “Grey House,” is now in its final week as Tony Awards voting concludes before the ceremo…

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Top 25 special Tony Awards of all time by Susan King

The musical “Hell’s Kitchen” and the drama “Stereophonic” are leading the nominations with 13 followed closely by the musical “The Outsiders” with 12 for the 77th annual Tony …

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Saturday, June 8, 2024

2024 Dorian Theater Awards winners revealed: ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ and ‘Oh, Mary!’ dominate LGBTQ critics awards by Sam Eckmann

The hit revival of “Merrily We Roll Along” and Off-Broadway sensation “Oh, Mary!” won over the LGBTQ journalists of GALECA and dominated the group’s 2nd Annual Dorian Theater Award…

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Friday, June 7, 2024

Brody Grant (‘The Outsiders’) relishes the opportunity to play Ponyboy ‘with all my guts and my soul’ [Exclusive Video Interview] by David Buchanan

“It’s helped me to trust that even on my not amazing days, or even on my greatest days, that either way, the story is being communicated,” reflects Brody Grant on how receiving a Tony …

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Kecia Lewis (‘Hell’s Kitchen’) is a 1st-time Tony nominee after 40 years on Broadway thanks to a collaboration with Alicia Keys [Exclusive Video by Sam Eckmann

The day before the 2024 Tony Awards, June 15th, will mark 40 years to the day since Kecia Lewis made her Broadway debut in “Dreamgirls.” After four decades in the industry, the actress w…

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Sarah Paulson (‘Appropriate’) on playing a character ‘at a 12’ and the ‘special experience’ of her first Tony nomination [Exclusive Video by Sam Eckmann

“I still don’t know that I have the words for it,” admits Sarah Paulson as she gathers her thoughts surrounding her recent Tony nomination, “it just was and has been the most special…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

2024 Tony Awards: Why we might be underestimating ‘Purlie Victorious’ for Best Play Revival by Jeffrey Kare

According to the combined predictions of Gold Derby users as of this writing, “Appropriate” is the frontrunner to win Best Play Revival at this year’s Tony Awards with 27/20 odds. In s…

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Amy Ryan on her Tony nomination for ‘Doubt’ and Emmy contender with ‘Sugar’: Versatility is ‘a ticket to longevity’ [Exclusive Video Inter by Tony Ruiz

It’s been quite the banner year for Amy Ryan. The Tony and Oscar nominated actress played an alcoholic rock star on the Apple TV+ crime drama “Sugar,” and has earned her third career T…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

David Korins (‘Here Lies Love’ scenic designer) on transforming a theater into a disco: ‘We didn’t just break the fourth wall, we obliterated by Sam Eckmann

“We needed every single step of the way to get us to Broadway. And that entire process took almost 13 years,” reveals David Korins of the long journey to bring “Here Lies Love” to Br…

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Justin Levine (‘The Outsiders’) on how Leon Russell, Americana and ‘Tulsa sound’ influenced Tony-nominated score, orchestrations and book [Exc by David Buchanan

“I was completely shocked,” shares Justin Levine about how he felt on the morning of Tony Awards nominations when he heard his name called not once or twice but three times for his work …

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Justin Peck (‘Illinoise’ director and choreographer) learns to ‘blaze a trail’ through Sufjan Stevens’ seminal album [Exclusive Video Interv by Sam Eckmann

“I just remember listening to it for the first time and being blown away by just the scale of it, the storytelling that exists inside of it and the ambition of it,” recalls Justin Peck o…

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Kara Young (‘Purlie Victorious’) stands ‘on the shoulders of giants’ as she makes Tony Awards history [Exclusive Video Interview] by Sam Eckmann

Kara Young is once again Tony-nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Play, for her hysterical and moving performance in the revival of “Purlie Victorious.” It’s her third nomination …

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