Sunday, May 22, 2022

2022 Drama League Award winners: ‘A Strange Loop,’ ‘Company,’ Sutton Foster … by Sam Eckmann

Winners of the 88th Annual Drama League Awards were announced on Friday, May 20 2022 at a ceremony hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank DiLella at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. The Drama L…

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Friday, May 20, 2022

L Morgan Lee (‘A Strange Loop’) on becoming the first openly trans Tony Award nominee: ‘It’s OK to dream bigger than anyone ever imagines’ [ by Sam Eckmann

“I have been at this for quite some time, so for the work to be recognized is really touching and moving,” reveals “A Strange Loop” star L Morgan Lee of her Tony Award nomination. Th…

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Camille A. Brown (‘for colored girls’ director and choreographer) on her historic dual Tony nominations [Exclusive Video Interview] by Sam Eckmann

“Becoming the director provided me a space to really create my own vision and my own voice in what I wanted to say,” explains director and choreographer Camille A. Brown of “for colore…

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

8 Of The Most Amazing, Breakout Musical Performances on Broadway EVER by Susan Haskins-Doloff

(For nearly 30 years, Susan Haskins-Doloff was co-host and executive producer of the classic PBS TV show “Theater Talk,” featuring fascinating and witty interviews with the leading stars…

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Sharon D. Clarke (‘Caroline, or Change’) on her 1st Tony nomination after a long journey with Caroline: ‘It’s the gift that keeps on giving’ by Sam Eckmann

“ “It’s the gift that keeps on giving,” reveals Sharon D. Clarke of “Caroline, or Change.” The British theater veteran made her Broadway debut in the title role of the recent rev…

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2022 Tony Awards predictions: Who will win on June 12? by David Buchanan

The 2022 Tony Award nominations have been unveiled and, per usual, we have opinions!  Susan Haskins joined us in a lively discussion to dissect this crop of nominees. We reveal what we thin…

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Darren Criss and Julianne Hough to co-host ‘The Tony Awards: Act One’ on Paramount+ by Sam Eckmann

This opening act of the 2022 Tony Awards is coming into focus. Emmy Award winners Darren Criss and Julianne Hough have been named co-hosts of “The Tony Awards: Act One,” one hour of excl…

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Mary-Louise Parker (‘How I Learned to Drive’) poised to make Tony Awards history by David Buchanan

Fresh off of her second Tony Award victory last year for “The Sound Inside,” Mary-Louise Parker has earned a follow-up nomination in the same category for her work in the revival of Paul…

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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…

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The curious case of ‘Company’ at the Tony Awards: Never any love for the star by David Buchanan

Bobby, bubi, we need to talk about the Tony Awards! This season’s revival of the late Stephen Sondheim’s landmark musical “Company” earned nine nominations, the highest for any music…

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Don’t despair Daniel Craig: ‘Macbeth’ is cursed by the Tony Awards by Susan King

A post-James Bond Daniel Craig and Oscar-nominee Ruth Negga currently are shaking things up on Broadway in the latest revival of “Macbeth,” Shakespeare’s tragedy of mayhem, power, murd…

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Jennifer Hudson may EGOT at the Tonys: ‘Strange Loop’ producer already has an Oscar, Emmy, and 2 Grammys by Daniel Montgomery

On June 12, the night of the 75th Tony Awards, Jennifer Hudson could become the 17th individual to achieve EGOT status: that rare grand slam of winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony over …

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How to ace your Tony Award nominations predictions by Sam Eckmann

I had a great morning. Not only did the 2022 Tony nominations represent a great cross section of what made the 2021-2022 Broadway season so incredible, but on a more selfish note, I tied wit…

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2022 Tony Awards nominations snubs: Daniel Craig, ‘Flying Over Sunset,’ Katrina Lenk … by David Buchanan

With 34 productions eligible for this year’s Tony Awards, there were plenty of names missing when nominations were announced on Monday morning. Among the most surprising 2022 Tony Awards n…

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2022 Tony Awards nominations surprises: Supersized Best Actor category, Jesse Williams, ‘Paradise Square’ … by David Buchanan

In a Broadway season so crowded with exceptional productions – 34 musicals, plays, and revivals opened during the 2021-2022 eligibility window – it is no surprise that the 29 Tony Awards…

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Tony Awards 2022 nominations: Best prediction scores by our Users and Editors by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our User Dynasty86 for a terrific score of 78.65% when predicting the 2022 Tony Awards nominations on Monday. Our top scorer is actually tied with Gold Derby editor Sam Ec…

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2022 Tony Awards nominations: ‘A Strange Loop’ leads with 11, ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ at 8 by David Buchanan

With the announcement of the Tony Awards nominations on May 9, we now know the shows and performers in contention for the 75th annual ceremony. The 29 members of the Tony nominating committe…

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2022 Tony Awards full list of nominations: Every show and performer in the running at the 75th annual Tonys [UPDATING LIVE] by Paul Sheehan

The Tony Awards nominations were announced on Monday, May 9 by Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry. The reveal of the roster of contenders was carried on the Tonys YouTube channel. While the …

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

2022 Tony Awards: Read our review recaps, analyses for all 34 eligible productions of the 2021-2022 season by David Buchanan

Ever since the current Tony Awards season kicked off on August 22, 2021 with the opening of new play “Pass Over,” Gold Derby has been recapping the critical response to each of the 34 el…

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

‘Macbeth’ reviews: Sam Gold’s ‘overthought’ production led by Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga by David Buchanan

The final production of the historic 2021-2022 Broadway season reaches back to the early modern era for inspiration with a remounting of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” Tony-winner Sa…

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Friday, May 6, 2022

‘POTUS’ reviews: New Broadway farce a ‘whizbang’ comedy with impressive cast by David Buchanan

In politics – and Broadway’s Tony Awards season – timing is everything. New play “POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive,” knows that extrao…

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‘The Skin of Our Teeth’ reviews: Revival of Thornton Wilder play is ‘profound’ and ‘exuberant’ but ‘dated’ by David Buchanan

Eighty years after Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Skin of Our Teeth” debuted on Broadway, the sprawling work has returned to the New York stage in a lavish production at…

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2022 Tony Awards slugfest: Final nominations predictions — it’s a Broadway Brawl! [VIDEO] by Sam Eckmann

With the 2022 Tony Awards nomination announcement just days away, Broadway watchers are scrambling to finalize their predictions after a stellar season on the rialto. To help guide us throug…

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2022 Tony predictions by show: ‘Company,’ ‘The Music Man,’ ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ will lead by David Buchanan

Two musical revivals will dominate the 2022 Tony Awards nominations, according to our official odds in 17 of the 25 categories. “Company” and “The Music Man” will each earn at least …

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2022 Tonys predictions: Complete odds for 75th annual Tony Awards nominations by David Buchanan

Broadway came roaring back from its long winter of coronavirus closures with 34 musicals, plays, and revivals opening in the 2021-2022 season. If that whopping number of eligible productions…

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

2022 Tony Awards eligibility rulings (round 3): ‘A Strange Loop,’ ‘Funny Girl,’ ‘Mr. Saturday Night’ … by Sam Eckmann

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the third and final time during the 2021-2022 Broadway season to discuss eligibility of 15 productions for the upcoming 75th Annual Tony Awar…

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Noah Reid (‘The Minutes’) on Mr. Peel’s search for truth: ‘There is something beautiful about playing what you don’t know’ [Exclusive Vide by Sam Eckmann

“There is something beautiful about playing what you don’t know,” explains Noah Reid. The actor is currently making his Broadway debut in “The Minutes,” a new play from Tracy Letts…

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Jared Grimes (‘Funny Girl’) on the joy of tap: ‘It’s an art form that encodes itself into your DNA’ [Exclusive Video Interview] by Sam Eckmann

“I’m out there free and just willing to surrender to the music,” reveals Jared Grimes. The performer is currently making a splash as Eddie Ryan in the first-ever Broadway revival of …

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‘Mr. Saturday Night’ stage adaptation spotlights Billy Crystal’s ‘charm’ in a ‘diverting’ musical by David Buchanan

Time has finally caught up with Billy Crystal, at least in terms of his age and the age of his character in “Mr. Saturday Night.” The 1992 film found the young Crystal playing decades ol…

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Oscar winner Ariana DeBose will host the 2022 Tony Awards on June 12 at Radio City Music Hall by Sam Eckmann

The Tony Awards announced Wednesday that Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose will host the 75th Annual Tony Awards. The event takes place from the legendary Radio City …

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Tracie Bennett (‘Hangmen’) on the demands of playing a small town bartender: ‘I’ve never done anything more technical than this’ [Exclusive by Sam Eckmann

“I really like quirky little things that have never been done before,” explains “Hangmen” star Tracie Bennett. The Tony-nominated actress has enjoyed a varied career on stage, which …

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