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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Oscars Best Picture race: ‘A Star is Born’ and ‘Roma’ remain tied for lead with 7/1 odds by Paul Sheehan

“A Star is Born” and “Roma” lead the Best Picture race according to the predictions of the 25 Oscar Experts at Gold Derby. Bradley Cooper‘s remake of the Hollyw…

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‘A Star is Born’ would make Golden Globes history with wins for Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper by Paul Sheehan

Bradley Cooper‘s remake of “A Star is Born” looks set to make Golden Globes history. Just two weeks after the news came that the studio was submitting it as a drama, we are…

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Oscars 2019: Warner Bros. has red-hot remake of ‘A Star is Born’ and ‘Creed II’ by Paul Sheehan

Last year, Warner Bros. did well at the Oscars with Christopher Nolan‘s WWII epic “Dunkirk,” which won three of its eight bids. And the studio’s co-production “…

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

2018 Tony Awards: Complete list of winners (and nominees) in all 26 categories [UPDATING LIVE] by Paul Sheehan

The 72nd annual Tony Awards took place on Sunday, June 10 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Two previous nominees, composer Sara Bareilles (“Waitress”) and actor Josh Gr…

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Who decided the winners of the 2018 Tony Awards? by Paul Sheehan

The winners of the 2018 Tony Awards were decided by 846 folks who make their living working on Broadway. The voting process began after nominations for the 72nd Tonys were announced on May 1…

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2018 Tonys presentation order: Which categories will be announced first on 72nd Tony Awards? by Paul Sheehan

We’ve unearthed the running order of the 2018 Tony Awards hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban on CBS on Sunday, June 10. Over the course of upwards of three-and-half-hours, winner…

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2018 Tony Awards full list of nominations: Every show and performer in the running at the 72nd annual Tonys by Paul Sheehan

The 2018 Tony Awards take place on Sunday, June 10 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The three-hour ceremony hosted by two past nominees, composer Sara Bareilles (“Waitress…

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2018 Tony Awards: When does the show start on Sunday, who are the hosts and presenters and what will win? by Paul Sheehan

The Tonys start on CBS tonight (Sunday, June 10) at 8 p.m. PT and ET. While the telecast will go out live to TV viewers on the east coast, the show will be delayed for west coast theater fan…

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2018 Tony Awards: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ will win six Tonys, ‘The Band’s Visit’ to take five by Paul Sheehan

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will win dominate the Tony Awards on Sunday (June 10), winning six awards, including the coveted prize of Best Play. However, it will the revi…

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2018 Tonys online: How to watch 72nd Tony Awards live stream without a TV by Paul Sheehan

The 72nd annual Tony Awards take place on Sunday, June 10. While the Tonys telecast will go out live to TV viewers on the east coast beginning at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, the show will be delayed f…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

2018 Tonys predictions: Complete odds for 72nd annual Tony Awards winners by Paul Sheehan

Looking for a handy cheat sheet before entering your predictions for the 2018 Tony Awards? Winners will be announced on June 10 during a live ceremony on CBS hosted by Sara Bareilles and Jos…

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Hey, Tony Awards voters: You only have till 6 p.m. today (June 8) to fill out your ballots by Paul Sheehan

The 72nd annual edition of the Tony Awards takes place on Sunday, June 10 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall and airs live on CBS. But the 846 members of the Broadway community who de…

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Monday, June 4, 2018

2018 Tony Awards nominations push Broadway to best season ever for attendance and grosses by Paul Sheehan

Broadway did boffo business this season, setting a new box office record with total takings of $1.7 billion. While some of that was spent by theater goers on long-running shows like “T…

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Drama Desk Awards ignore off-Broadway nominees in favor of Tony Awards contenders by Paul Sheehan

While the Drama Desk Awards nominate a slew of off-Broadway fare, almost all of the winners come from Broadway, even when there are only one or two of these bigger budget shows in the runnin…

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2018 Drama Desk Awards: Leading Tony Awards contenders win here first by Paul Sheehan

This Sunday’s Drama Desk Awards could well be a preview of next Sunday’s Tony Awards on the play side with almost all of the above-the-line awards going to our predicted front-ru…

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2018 Drama Desk Awards winners: Full list led by ‘SpongeBob Square Pants,’ ‘Angels in America,’ ‘Carousel” by Paul Sheehan

Winners of the 63rd annual Drama Desk Awards were revealed on June 3 during a ceremony at the Town Hall in midtown Manhattan that was hosted once again by Michael Urie. As with the Outer Cri…

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tony Awards nominations: ‘Mean Girls,’ ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ lead with 12, ‘Harry Potter’ has 10 by Paul Sheehan

Two new musicals – “Mean Girls” and “SpongeBob SquarePants” — reaped a leading dozen Tony Awards nominations apiece. The tuner that is tipped to win Best …

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2018 Tony Awards nominations: Full list in all 26 categories by Paul Sheehan

The 2018 Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 10 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall and will air live on CBS. Nominees were announced today by Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr. (“…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

2018 Tonys predictions: Complete odds for 72nd annual Tony Awards nominations by Paul Sheehan

Looking for a handy cheat sheet before entering your predictions for the 2018 Tony Awards nominations? The nominations will be announced on May 1 with the ceremony set for June 10. Take a lo…

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Tony Awards rulings: ‘Mean Girls’ Taylor Louderman up in lead, all but ‘Harry Potter’ himself down in featured by Paul Sheehan

The Tony Awards administration committee issued its final ruling of the season on Friday about category placements. The Tonys usually decide who goes where on the ballot by billing — o…

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Tony Awards spotlight: Broadway newcomer Ari’el Stachel hits all the right notes in ‘The Band’s Visit’ by Paul Sheehan

Ari’el Stachel had to audition seven times before landing the role of the womanizing Haled in “The Band’s Visit.” That could turn out to be a lucky number for him on …

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Whitney Houston documentary trailer: ‘Whitney’ will be in theaters on July 6 [WATCH] by Paul Sheehan

Six years after the untimely death of Whitney Houston at age 48, her family is ready to commemorate her life with a new documentary. They granted Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald acce…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

2018 Tony Awards: Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban to host June 10 ceremony by Paul Sheehan

The Tony Awards have lined up two past nominees — composer Sara Bareilles and actor Josh Groban — to host the 72nd annual edition of these top theater honors on June 10. The thre…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

2018 Olivier Awards: ‘Hamilton’ wins record 7, ‘The Ferryman’ takes 3 by Paul Sheehan

Two years after sweeping the Tony Awards, Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s musical “Hamilton” did the same at the British equivalent, the Olivier Awards, on April 8. It won seven of it…

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2018 Olivier Awards: Complete list of winners led by ‘Hamilton,’ ‘The Ferryman’ by Paul Sheehan

Winners of the 42nd annual edition of the Olivier Awards were revealed in ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall on April 8 hosted by Catherine Tate. Unlike the Tony Awards, which are …

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ season 2 trailer: Emmy-winning drama series starring Elisabeth Moss returns to Hulu on April 25 [WATCH] by Paul Sheehan

“The Handmaid’s Tale” is set to return for season 2 on April 25 when Hulu streams the first two episodes of this dystopian series about life in Gilead, a religious theocrac…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ season 2 trailer: Emmy-winning drama series starring Elisabeth Moss returns to Hulu on April 25 by Paul Sheehan

“The Handmaid’s Tale” is set to return for season 2 on April 25 when Hulu streams the first two episodes of this dystopian series about life in Gilead, a religious theocrac…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 03:00PM
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

2018 Olivier Awards nominations: ‘Hamilton’ lands record 13, ‘The Ferryman’ leads among plays with 8 by Paul Sheehan

Two years after sweeping the Tony Awards, Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s musical “Hamilton” is poised to do the same at the British equivalent, the Olivier Awards. On March 6, it rea…

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Robert Lopez becomes first double EGOT winner with Oscar for ‘Coco’ by Paul Sheehan

In 2014, composer Robert Lopez became the youngest member of the EGOT club when he won an Oscar for his hit song “Let It Go” from the Disney smash “Frozen.” He was on…

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ trailer: Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda fly a kite [WATCH] by Paul Sheehan

If you were wondering why Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda were presenting together on the 2018 Oscars, it is because they co-star in the upcoming Disney film “Mary Popplns Returns.&…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Oscar voters, check your in-box as final ballots for 90th Academy Awards arrive on February 20 by Paul Sheehan

On Tuesday (Feb. 20), the motion picture academy turned on the website that allows its 7,258 members to cast their votes for the Oscars online. And it put paper ballots into the post at the …

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