Friday, June 23, 2023

Is the Theater Back to its Pre-pandemic Pleasures? By Elyse Sommer by Elyse Sommer

 Is the Theater Back to its Pre-pandemic Pleasures? By Elyse Sommer There are indeed signals for optimism that the worst of the pandemic is over, at least in the theater.    Long shuttere…

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 05:29PM
Monday, June 5, 2023

Broadway Faves Celebrate at the 2023 Audience Choice Awards by

Winners of the 2023 Choice Awards were honored at a private reception at 48 Lounge on June 1. Voted on by you, the fans, attendees picked up their trophies and celebrated before…

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Audra McDonald (‘Ohio State Murders’) on the ‘psychological toll’ of Adrienne Kennedy’s play and tying the Tony Awards record [Exclusive Vid by Sam Eckmann

“It grabbed my heart and just shook it,” reveals Audra McDonald of Adrienne Kennedy’s searing play “Ohio State Murders.” The six-time Tony Award winner initially participated in a …

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 01:30PM
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Ohio State Murders | 2023 Tony Award Nominee by The Tony Awards

When writer Suzanne Alexander (Audra McDonald) returns to her alma mater as a guest speaker, a dark mystery unravels. Adrienne Kennedy’s Ohio State Murders is an intriguing and unusual sus…

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:15PM
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Into the Woods Tops Audience Choice Award Winners by

Every year since launched in 2000, we have asked you to pick your favorites of the season in the annual Audience Choice Awards. The results are in, and Into the Wo…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

2023 Outer Critics Circle Winners Announced: Some Like it Hot, Leopoldstadt Lead Honors by Lauren Yarger

Joshua Satine in Leopoldstadt. Photo: Joan Marcus The cast of Some Like it Hot. Photo: Marc J. Franklin The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York…

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Friday, May 12, 2023

Sara Bareilles, Audra McDonald, Ben Platt & More to Present at The Drama League Awards

Tony Award winners Audra McDonald (Ohio State Murders), Ben Platt (Parade) and more will present the esteemed awards at the 89th Annual Drama League Awards.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:02PM
Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Leopoldstadt Wins New York Drama Critics' Circle Award by Caitlin Hornik

The New York Drama Critics’ Circle (NYDCC) announced that Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt is the Best Foreign Play of the 2022-2023 season. The honors were decided upon at the organization�…

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Saturday, May 6, 2023

Reveling in the 2022-23 Awards Season by Jan Simpson

And so it’s begun. The last show of Broadway’s 2022-23 season—a revival of The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window,Lorraine Hansberry’s 1964 meditation on white allyship—opened on …

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 08:48AM
Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Audra McDonald Makes History With 10th Tony Award Nomination by Sarah Bahr

With “Ohio State Murders,” the 10-time Tony nominee hopes people took away a better understanding of the destructive power of racism.

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Tony awards: Jodie Comer nominated for Broadway debut by Chris Wiegand Stage Editor

The Killing Eve star is in competition for best actress, while musical Some Like It Hot picks up the most nominations overall, with 13 Jodie Comer has been nominated for a Tony award for her…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:48AM
Friday, April 28, 2023

Shucked Leads Drama Desk Nominations by Caitlin Hornik

Nominees have been announced for the 2023 Drama Desk Awards, honoring artistic excellence on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway. Winners will be announced the week of May 29. The 6…

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

Drama Desk 2022-2023 Nominations by Sandi Durell

Shows With Multiple Nominations: Shucked: 12 – Some Like it Hot: 8 – Into the Woods: 6 – New York, New York: 6 – Life of Pi: 5 – Love: 5 –Merrily We Roll Along: 5 – Ohio…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 02:11PM

2023 Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced by Lauren Yarger

Broadway musical New York, New York leads the pack with twelve nominations, followed by Some Like It Hot with ten nods. Downstate and Leopoldstadt lead the plays, with six nominations each. …

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Thursday, April 6, 2023

How often does a closed play revival win at the Tonys? by David Buchanan

The contest for Best Play Revival at this year’s Tony Awards is shaping up to be a true nail-biter, even in the nominations round of voting. Five of the eligible productions — “A Doll�…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 12:15PM
Thursday, March 23, 2023

Audra McDonald-Led Ohio State Murders to End Broadway Run

The play was scheduled to close in February.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 07:54AM
Friday, February 3, 2023

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Broadway Update: Leslie Odom, Jr. Stars in Purlie Victorious By: David Sheward February 3, 2023: Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton) will star in a revival of Ossie Davis' comedy Pur…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 10:12AM
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tony Awards Admin Committee Rules on Into the Woods, Ohio State Murders, The Piano Lesson, More by Logan Culwell-Block

Broadway's biggest honors will be handed out June 11 at the United Palace Theatre in New York City.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:35AM

Tonys Administration Committee Announces First Set of Rulings for the 2022-2023 Season by Lindsey Sullivan

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has made eligibility decisions for 20 Broadway productions for the 2022-2023 season. This was the first time the committee met to decide the eligibil…

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Tony and Grammy Award winner and Academy and Emmy Award nominee Leslie Odom, Jr. will star in a new Broadway production of the classic American comedy Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Ro…

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Ohio State Murders **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward January 15, 2023: The celebrated African-American playwright Adrienne Kennedy makes her belated Broadway debut with a mystifying, powerful production of her 1991 work Oh…

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(David Smith’s article appeared in the Guardian, 1/14; via Pam Green; Photo: KPOP, Almost Famous, Ohio State Murders. Composite: Getty; Handout.) A slew of well-reviewed productions have…

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Ohio State Murders, Starring Audra McDonald, Ends Broadway Run January 15 by Logan Culwell-Block

Landmark playwright Adrienne Kennedy made her long-awaited Broadway debut with the production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM
Saturday, January 14, 2023

‘It’s a hard time’: why are so many Broadway shows closing early? by David Smith In Washington

A slew of well-reviewed productions have closed with poor ticket sales while blockbusters dominate the market With ineffable talents and six Tony awards, Audra McDonald is box-office gold. B…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:28AM
Friday, January 13, 2023

EUPHORIA Star Maude Apatow Will Make Stage Debut in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Television and film star Maude Apatow will join the cast of Little Shop of Horrors as Audrey from February 7 – April 2, 2023. Apatow will make her New York stage debut alongside Tony Award…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:11AM
Thursday, January 12, 2023

The powerful ‘Ohio State Murders’ is closing much too soon Starring Audra McDonald, the play was Adrienne Kennedy’s way-too-late Broadway debut by Soraya Nadia McDonald, Soraya Nadia McDonald

Suzanne Alexander, much like the woman who created her, has been waiting for a small eternity to be heard.  Alexander, the character at the center of Ohio State Murders, is the brainchild o…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Broadway Grosses: Audiences Rush to Say Farewell to Beetlejuice by Caitlin Moynihan

On January 8, the Netherworld exited Broadway when Beetlejuice played its final performance, and audiences flocked to the Marquis Theatre to say goodbye. The musical, which is now touring ac…

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Why Audra McDonald’s New Broadway Show Is Shocking Audiences by Gordon Cox

Audra McDonald knows her new Broadway show is surprising theatergoers. “Some people come to see ‘Ohio State Murders’ and they’re taken aback by how I’m speaking or the words that I…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:57PM

How Audra McDonald's Art and Activism Came Together for 'Ohio State Murders' by Broadway Podcast Network

The six-time Tony winner on Adrienne Kennedy, Black Theatre United and her fancy new dressing rooms at the James Earl Jones Theater. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…

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Monday, January 9, 2023

Broadway loses more stellar work as ‘Ohio State Murders’ abruptly exits by Peter Marks

"Ohio State Murders" is closing prematurely, despite a great performance from Audra McDonald. Off-Broadway, a comedy starring Kate Berlant thrives.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 04:26PM

Audra McDonald on Ohio State Murders' Brief Run: 'Adrienne Kennedy's Work Deserves to Be on Broadway' by Logan Culwell-Block

The six-time Tony winner is speaking out after the play was forced to move up its closing date.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:00AM