Thursday, June 29, 2017

THROWAWAY TONYS by John Simon

Some Tonys are sound and meritorious, such as the 2017 ones for Kevin Kline Rachel Bay Jones, “Jitney,” Nigel Hook (set designer for “The Play That Goes Wrong”), Santo Loquasto, Gavi…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

PRODUCER SEEKS TO BRING ‘JITNEY’ BACK TO BROADWAY by Philip Boroff

Eric Falkenstein, who helped finance the nonprofit Manhattan Theatre Club revival of August Wilson’s Jitney, is trying to give it another life on Broadway in a commercial production. &…

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Katrina Lenk, Will Pullen, Barbara Barrie and Anthony Chisholm Honored by Actors' Equity Foundation by BroadwayWorld

Today, the Actors' Equity Foundation honored Katrina Lenk for her work in The Band's Visit and Indecent as well as Will Pullen from Sweat with the 2017 Clarence Derwent Award. In addition, t…

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Monday, June 12, 2017

We Tip Our Hat to Bette Midler, Ben Platt, Gavin Creel & All the Winners at the 2017 Tony Awards by Broadway.com

Broadway hosted a pitch-perfect night at Radio City Music Hall on June 11! Tony winner Kevin Spacey took on Tony hosting duties for the first time (and nailed it) as the brightest stars of t…

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and ‘Hello Dolly’ Win Big at Tony Awards by John Bonazzo

Stars Ben Platt and Bette Midler won acting awards, while on the play side 'Oslo' and 'Jitney' won the big prizes.

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Could the Tony-Winning Revival of August Wilson's Jitney Come to a City Near You? by Andy Lefkowitz

The Broadway revival of August Wilson's Jitney, which won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, might be mounted elsewhere in the near future, according to Barry Grove, executi…

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Dear Evan Hansen & Hello, Dolly! Top 2017 Tony Award Winners by Broadway.com

The timely new musical Dear Evan Hansen and a gorgeous revival of Hello, Dolly! triumphed at the 2017 Tony Awards, in a ceremony hosted by Kevin Spacey, held on June 11 at Radio City Music H…

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

"Dear Evan Hansen" Came Out On Top At The Tonys

Dear Evan Hansen. Matthew Murphy Dear Evan Hansen won big at the 2017 Tonys with six awards, including Best Musical, Best Actor for Ben Platt, Best Featured Actress for Rachel Bay Jon…

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August Wilson's Jitney Wins the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play Revival by Lindsey Sullivan

August Wilson's Jitney has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. The win was announced at the Tonys ceremony on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall. The other nominees in…

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August Wilson's 'Jitney' captures best play revival at 2017 Tony Awards by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

August Wilson’s “Jitney” took home best play revival honors and Ben Platt held the audience and a Tony Award in the palm of his deserving hand at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday …

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AUGUST WILSON'S JITNEY Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play by BroadwayWorld

August Wilson's Jitney has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

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Oslo Standout Michael Aronov Wins His First Tony Award by Andy Lefkowitz

Michael Aronov has won his first Tony Award! He takes home the prize in the Best Featured Actor in a Play category for his performance as Uri Savir, director-general of the foreign ministry,…

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Show Showdown's Tony Picks by Elizabeth Wollman

We're cutting it a little close on the Tony forecast this year, but can you blame us? We've all been super busy reading the news, watching hearings, and calling our representatives all the t…

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Observer’s 2017 Tony Award Predictions by John Bonazzo

We also predict that 'Hello Dolly' and 'Jitney' will win in the revival categories. Bette Midler and Kevin Kline will win for acting.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Broadway By Design: David Gallo, Jane Cox and Toni-Leslie James Bring JITNEY from Page to Stage by Nicole Rosky

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with David Gallo, Jane Cox and Toni-Le…

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OnStage: Lessons in love from 'Miss Abigail' at CLO Cabaret; 'Jitney' wins at Drama Desk by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

If you sign up for “Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage,” be prepared to hear the words “wienie roast” every so often.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Interview: Tony-Nominated Scenic Designer David Gallo on ‘Jitney’ and What’s on August Wilson’s iPod by Victoria Santos

You know youʼre cool when someone congratulates you on your Tony nomination and you do the verbal equivalent of a shrug. Critically acclaimed scenic designer David Gallo, the visionary behi…

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‘Come From Away’, ‘Oslo’ Top Drama Desk Awards by Jeremy Gerard

The 62nd annual Drama Desk Awards were announced Sunday night, with top awards going to Come From Away for best musical and Oslo for best play. The best musical and play revival honors went …

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‘Come From Away,’ ‘Jitney,’ ‘Great Comet’ Among Big Drama Desk Winners by Dade Hayes

Come From Away, Jitney and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 were among the biggest winners at tonight’s 62nd annual Drama Desk Awards. Best Musical went to Come From Away…

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Come From Away, Hello, Dolly!, The Great Comet & More Win 2017 Drama Desk Awards by Broadway.com

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards took place at New York’s Town Hall on June 4. Michael Urie hosted the ceremony. The new Broadway musical Come From Away took home the prize for O…

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Oslo, Come From Away Win Top Drama Desk Honors by Lauren Yarger

2017 DRAMA DESK AWARDs (winners in bold) Outstanding PlayIf I Forget, by Steven Levenson, Roundabout Theatre CompanyIndecent, by Paula Vogel, Vineyard TheatreA Life, by Adam B…

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Tony Winner David Gallo Shares 12 Secrets & Stories about His Tony-Nominated Jitney Set

Tony winner and 2017 nominee David Gallo tells us thing we did not know about his Tony-nominated Jitney set.

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Tony Watch: Ruben Santiago-Hudson On His August Wilson Passion Project, ‘Jitney’ by Jeremy Gerard

The actor and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson spent 11 years pushing, prodding and cajoling theater owners to let him bring Jitney to Broadway. It was the first in what would become August Wi…

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Theatre Veterans, But First-Time Nominees Reflect on Their Noms by Ruthie Fierberg

Dear Evan Hansen’s Rachel Bay Jones, Jitney’s John Douglas Thompson, Sweat’s Michelle Wilson, and more express what it means to be nominated at this stage in their careers.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Good for You! Ben Platt Becomes Youngest Actor Ever to Win Drama League Distinguished Performance Award by Andy Lefkowitz

Ben Platt became the youngest actor ever to win the Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award at a ceremony held May 19 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. He wins for his Tony-no…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

People You Should Know . . . Angel Moore by Zack Calhoon

Angel Moore is from Cincinnati, Ohio. Off-Broadway: The Emperor Jones (The Irish Repertory), Regional: The Mountaintop (The Kitchen Theatre and Cleveland Playhouse), And I And Silence&n…

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Monday, May 15, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017

JITNEY Star Nabs Starring Role in New Hulu Series CASTLE ROCK by TV News Desk

Andr Holland, who recently starred in August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway, has landed the lead role in Hulu's upcoming original series CASTLE ROCK.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

‘Oslo,’ ‘The Band’s Visit’ Win NY Drama Critics’ Circle Awards by American Theatre Editors

Taylor Mac, Paula Vogel, and Ruben Santiago-Hudson and the cast of 'Jitney' received special citations.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Oslo & The Band's Visit Win 2017 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards by Broadway.com

Oslo and The Band's Visit have been named winners of the 2017 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards. The selections were made at the organization's 82nd annual voting m…

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2017 New York Drama Critics Circle Award: Oslo, The Band’s Visit. by New York Theater

The New York Drama Critics’ Circle has named Oslo as the best play and The Band’s Visit as best musical. Special Citations: were given to Paula Vogel ,Taylor Mac and the ensemble cas…

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