Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tony Awards host Kevin Spacey: How would you rate his first time emceeing Broadway’s biggest night? by Paul Sheehan

Kevin Spacey is certainly used to accepting show business awards, with two Oscars, four SAG Awards, a Golden Globe and a Tony crowding his mantle. But he had never been asked to host one of …

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Tony Awards: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ sweeps, Bette Midler wins, ‘Oslo’ takes Best Play by Paul Sheehan

Critics darling “Dear Evan Hansen” won Best Musical at Sunday’s Tony Awards. It also claimed two acting awards: lead Ben Platt and featured actress Rachel Bay Jones. Recent…

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Tony Awards 2017 winners: Best prediction scores by our Editors and Users by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our User Zach Russo for an outstanding top score of 87.50% when predicting the 2017 Tony Awards winners on Sunday. He is just ahead of 20 other people scoring 83.33%. Russ…

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2017 Tony Awards predictions: Complete odds in all categories by Paul Sheehan

Looking for a handy cheat sheet before entering your predictions for the 2017 Tony Awards winners on Sunday, June 11? Take a look at our racetrack odds below. The predicted winners are indic…

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Hey, Tony Awards voters: You only have till 6 p.m. today (June 9) to fill out your ballots by Paul Sheehan

The 71st annual edition of the Tony Awards takes place on Sunday, June 11 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall and airs live on CBS. The 863 members of the Broadway community who decide…

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Tony Awards predictions: Toughest 3 musical categories made easy by Sam Eckmann

If you want to do well in our prediction contest, you will have to make smart choices in the design categories. With a jam packed season of beautiful looking musicals, a mistake in any one o…

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Tony Awards predictions: ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ ‘Oslo,’ Bette Midler, Kevin Kline will win by Paul Sheehan

“Dear Evan Hansen” will win five Tony Awards on Sunday (June 11), including the coveted prize of Best Musical. Another new tuner, “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 18…

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Tony Awards predictions: Toughest 3 play categories made easy by Sam Eckmann

Plenty of attention is paid to the top races and acting categories at the Tony Awards. But if you are looking to do well in our prediction contest, you will also have to make smart choices i…

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Tony Awards: Full list of winners in all 24 categories by Paul Sheehan

The 71st annual edition of the Tony Awards took place on Sunday, June 11 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall and aired live on CBS. Nominees for these top theater kudos were determined…

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Tony Awards: Meet the 51 people who decided the nominations by Paul Sheehan

While the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys canvass their entire memberships for nominations, the Tony Awards rely on 51 theater folk who attend all the shows that open on Broadway in a season. This…

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Tony Awards performance: ‘Come From Away’ cast in rousing rendition of ‘Welcome to the Rock’ [WATCH] by Paul Sheehan

The new musical “Come From Away” tells the story of how the 9,000 citizens of Gander, a small town in Newfoundland suddenly found themselves housing 7,000 stranded passengers whe…

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Tony Awards mystery solved: Who decides the winners? by Paul Sheehan

This year’s Tony Awards winners were decided by 839 folks who make their living working on Broadway.  Voters were sent paper ballots and they had two weeks, which ended at 6 p.m. ET o…

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Tony Awards: 14 fascinating facts, records and stats by Jeffrey Kare

Of the winners at Sunday’s 71st annual Tony Awards, 14 stand out as unique achievement: “Indecent” is the first Best Play nominee to win Best Director (Rebecca Taichman) without wi…

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Tony Awards: How to watch live stream online on Sunday by Paul Sheehan

The 71st annual edition of the Tony Awards take place on Sunday, June 11. While the kudocast will go out live to TV viewers on the east coast beginning at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, the show will be …

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Tony Awards: What time does the show start, who will win, who hosts? by Paul Sheehan

The 71st annual edition of the Tony Awards will be telecast on CBS tonight (Sunday, June 11) at 8 p.m. PT and ET. While the kudocast will go out live to TV viewers on the east coast, the sho…

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Tony Awards cliffhanger: Will Laurie Metcalf (‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’) or Laura Linney (‘The Little Foxes’) finally win? by David Buchanan

In the five weeks between Tony Awards nominations being announced on May 2 and Sunday’s ceremony, the Best Actress in a Play contest has gone from predictable to nail-biter. With a overwhe…

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Tony Awards host Kevin Spacey teases Sunday’s show: ‘Everything’s on the table’ by Paul Sheehan

Kevin Spacey isn’t saying much about what viewers will see when they tune in the Tony Awards on Sunday (June 11). All he will allow is that, “everything’s on the table, so don…

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Tony Awards predictions: Manhattan Theatre Club will win Best Play Revival, but for which nominee? by Sam Eckmann

Manhattan Theatre Club had a stellar season on Broadway with revivals of August Wilson’s “Jitney” and Lillian Hellman’s “The Little Foxes” each reaping six nominations, inclu…

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Tony Awards: 4 biggest shockers of the night include both directing winners by Charles Bright

This year’s Tony Awards basically went according to plan with the predicted winner in most of the 24 categories actually prevailing. But, like with any awards show, there are always bo…

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Tony Awards: Good (Acceptance speeches), bad (Rachel Bloom) and ugly (Midler v. Orchestra) by Charles Bright

The 71st annual Tony Awards is now in the history books and once again it proved to be one of the best productions on television. But, as always, I’m always able to find a couple of fl…

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Tony Awards: No Broadway newcomers number among acting winners by Charles Bright

For the first time in five years, none of the acting winners at this year’s Tony Awards did so for their Broadway debut. This is the 20th time that this happened over the 71-year histo…

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Cynthia Nixon (‘The Little Foxes’): On activism & sisterhood with Laura Linney backstage at 2017 Tony Awards [WATCH] by Daniel Montgomery

“The women’s marches all over the country and all over the world I think were astonishing in scope, creativity and good humor, and their numbers,” said Cynthia Nixon backst…

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Ben Platt (‘Dear Evan Hansen’) backstage at the Tony Awards on second-guessing himself [WATCH] by Daniel Montgomery

“There’s no human being who can say they haven’t at some point second-guessed who they are,” said Ben Platt backstage at the 2017 Tony Awards on June 11 after winning…

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Tony Awards predictions panic: Top races tighten as June 11 ceremony looms [WATCH] by David Buchanan

On the eve of the 71st Tony Awards on June 11, Gold Derby’s in-house trio of theater prognosticators — executive editor Paul Sheehan and contributing writers David Buchanan and Sam Eckma…

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

[WATCH] ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Emmy nominee Kathryn Burns: ‘The choreography has to serve the story first’ by Zach Laws

During our recent webcam chat (watch above), “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” choreographer Kathryn Burns admitted to being shocked by her recent Emmy nomination. “It’s typically a dance compe…

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‘Grease: Live!’ Emmy FYC event: Lin-Manuel Miranda ‘freaked out’ over FOX’s live musical production by Daniel Montgomery

“I, like many of you, experienced this live on Twitter and freaked out in real time as the bar for what can be done with a movie musical live on screen was raised overnight,” sai…

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Monday, August 15, 2016

[WATCH] James Corden dishes double Emmy nominations for ‘Late Late Show’ and ‘Carpool Karaoke’ by Chris Beachum

“I sort of feel strange thinking about it in those ways really, but it’s difficult not to,” admitted James Corden about the prospects of Emmy Awards success for his CBS pr…

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Will Audra McDonald (‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill’) follow Tony win with Emmy Award? by Robert Pius

Two years ago Audra McDonald broke the record for most Tony wins ever by a performer when she took home her sixth trophy for “Lady Day at Emersons Bar and Grill.” Now can she fol…

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Friday, July 1, 2016

‘The BFG’ reviews: Top 4 reasons to see Steven Spielberg’s fantasy film starring Mark Rylance by Daniel Montgomery

Steven Spielberg‘s latest fantasy film, “The BFG,” opened July 1, just a few months after “Bridge of Spies” became the director’s 10th film nominated for …

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

[WATCH] ‘The Wiz: Live’ interviews: Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, Shanice Williams & more by Marcus James Dixon

Last fall on NBC, the enchanting “The Wiz: Live” aired to critical and fan acclaim, following recent successes for the peacock net with “The Sound of Music” (2013) an…

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

[WATCH] ‘Grease: Live’ interviews: Keke Palmer, Kether Donohue, Jordan Fisher, Ana Gasteyer & more by Marcus James Dixon

When “Grease: Live” premiered on Fox back in January, we all watched in awe as the cast — led by Broadway vet Aaron Tveit as Danny and actress/choreographer Julianne Hough …

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