Wednesday, January 25, 2023

2023 Broadway spring season preview of plays includes stage versions of Oscar-winning films by Jeffrey Kare

We’re now about halfway through the 2022-23 Broadway season, and there are currently nine productions of plays (eight new, one revival) set to open this spring. Could we be seeing any of t…

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Friday, January 20, 2023

2023 Broadway spring season preview of musicals includes revivals of ‘Sweeney Todd,’ ‘Parade’ and more by Jeffrey Kare

We’re now about halfway through the 2022-2023 Broadway season, and there are currently seven productions of musicals (three new, four revivals) set to open this spring. Could we be seeing …

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022

15 best awards moments of 2022 including Sheryl Lee Ralph, ‘Squid Game,’ Chris Rock, Troy Kotsur and many more [WATCH] by Charles Bright

With the last two years of showbiz awards being very erratic, 2022 seemed to be the first year in a while where everything was back to normal, or at least the closest thing to it. In the mid…

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In Memoriam 2022: Celebrating 32 legendary entertainers who died this year [PHOTOS] by Chris Beachum

Throughout 2022, we have been updating our “In Memoriam” photo gallery (view above). Scroll through to remember 32 entertainers from film, television, theater and music. Many were winner…

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

Will Jefferson Mays’ solo ‘A Christmas Carol’ continue the recent good will for Charles Dickens at the Tony Awards? by Sam Eckmann

The Christmas season brings scores of ticket buyers to Broadway as tourists flood Times Square and locals bring visiting family to the theater. Many of those audiences should catch the bold …

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

2023 Tony Awards: Get your MetroCard ready, new venue is 6 miles from Broadway by Sam Eckmann

The Tony Awards have a 2023 date, and they are moving way uptown! The 76th edition of these kudos honoring the best of Broadway will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 11, 2023 on CBS and str…

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Friday, December 9, 2022

‘Ohio State Murders’: ‘Sublime’ Audra McDonald returns to the stage in ‘bracing’ Adrienne Kennedy play by David Buchanan

Fans of the extraordinary Audra McDonald have had a long wait for her return to the Broadway stage. Yes, she did host the 2021 Tony Awards that were previously postponed by the pandemic, and…

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Victoria Clark (‘Kimberly Akimbo’) could be the 12th actress in this elite club of Tony winners by Sam Eckmann

Amid a stacked fall season on Broadway, “Kimberly Akimbo” has emerged as an early Best Musical frontrunner for next spring’s Tony Awards. The new show from Jeanine Tesori and David Lin…

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

‘A Doll’s House’: Jessica Chastain returning to Broadway in a Tony Awards favorite by David Buchanan

Eight months after winning the Oscar for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” Jessica Chastain has set her return to the Broadway stage in one of the greatest roles in the theatre. Under the direct…

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

Tom Stoppard could break his own Tony Awards record with ‘Leopoldstadt’ by Sam Eckmann

Tom Stoppard’s haunting drama “Leopoldstadt” is the rare non-musical play to become a smash hit on Broadway. After critics fell in love with the gripping historical piece, the show bro…

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

‘The Kite Runner’ closes on Broadway: Will this ‘heartbreaker’ of a play be remembered by Tonys? by David Buchanan

The first new play of the current Broadway season, a stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s novel “The Kite Runner,” has closed on Broadway. A memory play that toggles back and forth be…

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

‘Death of a Salesman’ revival reviews: ‘Sensational’ Wendell Pierce, Sharon D Clarke and André De Shields by David Buchanan

Attention must be paid to the latest revival of Arthur Miller’s classic American family drama “Death of a Salesman,” which opened on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre on Oct. 9. Wendell P…

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Monday, October 24, 2022

‘Leopoldstadt’ reviews: New Tom Stoppard play is ‘remarkable,’ ‘harrowing’ by David Buchanan

One of the world’s greatest living playwrights has returned to Broadway. Over a decade since his last effort, Tom Stoppard has come back with epic play “Leopoldstadt,” a sprawling fami…

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Friday, October 14, 2022

The heartbreaking time Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur were ignored by fickle press: ‘I told you they wouldn’t be interested in us’ by Susan Haskins-Doloff

The recent death of Angela Lansbury reminded me of the first time I was in the great lady’s presence. Every year during the annual Tony Awards ceremony, a large squad of press professional…

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Friday, September 16, 2022

2022 Broadway fall season preview of plays: ‘Death of a Salesman,’ ‘The Piano Lesson’ and more by Jeffrey Kare

A new Broadway season has started, and there are currently 11 productions of plays (seven new, three revivals, and an older work making its main stem debut) set to open this fall. Could we b…

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

2022 Broadway fall season preview of musicals: ‘Almost Famous,’ ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ and more by Jeffrey Kare

A new Broadway season has started, and there are currently seven productions of musicals (six new, one revival) set to open this fall. Could we be seeing any of them contend at next year’s…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 10:00AM
Thursday, July 21, 2022

Kennedy Center Honors 2022: George Clooney, Amy Grant, Gladys Knight, Tania Leon, U2 by Chris Beachum

The Kennedy Center Honors selections for 2022 are George Clooney, Amy Grant, Gladys Knight, Tania Leon and U2. These veteran artists will be honored in Washington, D.C. on December 4. CBS an…

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

‘Into the Woods’ revival is ‘radiant’ and ‘superb,’ but will it compete at the 2023 Tony Awards? by David Buchanan

Just shy of one month ago, a revival of legendary composer Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Company” took home five Tony Awards, including the top prize for Best Revival. Now a remounting o…

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Monday, July 11, 2022

Beanie Feldstein is leaving ‘Funny Girl’ earlier than expected by Jordan Hoffman

Goodbye, gorgeous! Beanie Feldstein is bowing out of “Funny Girl” a little ahead of schedule. She posted a note to Instagram on Sunday night which opened by saying that playing Fanny Bri…

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

2011 Tony Awards flashback: Trey Parker shared in four of the nine wins for ‘The Book of Mormon’ by Paul Sheehan

“The Book of Mormon” won nine of its 14 bids at the 2011 Tony Awards. This smash hit tuner from “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone about the misadventures of two Mormon…

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

What is it like to watch the Tony Awards from inside Radio City Music Hall? Excitement, glamour and sweat by Sam Eckmann

I’ve been covering the Tony Awards for years but I had never stepped foot inside of Broadway’s biggest celebration until this year. When offered the last minute opportunity to attend the…

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Monday, June 13, 2022

That’s a wrap! Our Tony Awards pundits dish their favorite moments and key takeaways from 2022 ceremony [WATCH] by Sam Eckmann

Another Tony Awards season has come to a close! My colleagues Susan Haskins-Doloff and David Buchanan rubbed open our weary eyes after a long night celebrating the best of Broadway to recap …

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Tony Awards: Myles Frost (‘MJ’) is 98th performer to win for Broadway debut by Charles Bright

Myles Frost became the latest addition to the list of people who have taken home a Tony Award for their Broadway debut. His win makes him the 98th member of this particular winners’ club. …

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Top 7 Tony Awards acceptance speeches: Patti LuPone, Jesse Tyler Ferguson … by Charles Bright

I have always been a fervent believer that the Tony Awards will have the best acceptance speeches you’ll see every year and the 75th installment of the awards gala did not disappoint. Afte…

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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…

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Second Stage Theater (‘Take Me Out’) earns 1st Tony Award since purchasing a Broadway house by Sam Eckmann

Thanks to a Tony Award win for “Take Me Out” in the Best Revival of a Play category, Second Stage Theater can finally join the ranks of the other nonprofit theater organizations on Broad…

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Marianne Elliott (‘Company’) makes Tony Awards history with 3rd directing win by Sam Eckmann

Marianne Elliott prevailed in a tough Tony race — Best Director of a Musical — winning for her gender-swapped update to Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.” This victory means far more th…

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‘The Lehman Trilogy’ is rare closed production to win the Tony Award for Best Play by Sam Eckmann

“The Lehman Trilogy” proved to be unbeatable in the Tony race for Best Play, as many pundits predicted all season long. Written by Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power, this epic dra…

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

‘A Strange Loop’ becomes 7th musical to win at Pulitzers and Tony Awards by Sam Eckmann

“A Strange Loop” won the much-coveted Tony Award for Best Musical at the 2022 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12. The tuner from Michael R. Jackson claimed a total of two Tonys at the ceremo…

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Tony Awards 2022: Wayman Wong (Talkin’ Broadway) tops all Experts predicting winners by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to Wayman Wong (Talkin’ Broadway) for topping all Experts in predicting the 2022 Tony Awards winners on Sunday. He has an excellent score of 73.08% (19 out of 26 categories…

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

Congratulations to our User Christine_Chen for an outstanding score of 88.46% (23 out of 26 categories) when predicting the 2022 Tony Awards winners on Sunday. Our top scorer is just ahead o…

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