Sunday, June 23, 2019

Kennedy Center Honors: Top 50 greatest entertainers who still need to be selected by Chris Beachum

Last summer, we offered a special photo gallery of the 50 greatest entertainers still waiting to be selected for the Kennedy Center Honors. Among that group were country music superstar Reba…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Tales of the City: Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson (‘Broad City’) deserve Emmys for bringing the real New York City to life by Sam Eckmann

Shortly after college I bought a one-way bus ticket, boarded with two duffel bags and no job, and moved to New York City. The metropolis I soon fell in love with looked nothing like how prim…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Tony Curtis movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Sweet Smell of Success,’ ‘Some Like It Hot,’ ‘Spartacus’ by Chris Beachum

Tony Curtis would’ve celebrated his 94th birthday on June 3, 2019. The Oscar-nominated performer starred in dozens of movies throughout his career, becoming famous as the charismatic leadi…

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Monday, June 10, 2019

2019 Tony Awards: 24 records, milestones and fun facts about this year’s winners by Jeffrey Kare

Out of all the winners (and losers) in the 26 competitive categories at the 2019 Tony Awards, 24 stand out as particularly noteworthy when considered in the context of history. So what were …

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Tony champ Bryan Cranston (‘Network’) on threats against our rights: ‘It’s important to keep sounding the alarm’ [WATCH] by Daniel Montgomery

When he accepted the 2019 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, Bryan Cranston (“Network”) said that the media isn’t the enemy of the people, but that demagoguery is. He talked more abo…

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Tony winner Stephanie J. Block (‘The Cher Show’) on her unlikely friendship with the music icon [WATCH] by Daniel Montgomery

Stephanie J. Block won a Tony for Best Actress in a Musical for playing Cher in “The Cher Show,” and she actually heard from the artist herself before the event. “She was wishing love,…

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Tony Awards 2019: No Broadway debuts among this year’s acting winners by Charles Bright

For only the third time this decade, none of the acting winners at this year’s Tony Awards did so for their Broadway debut. This is the 21st time that this has happened over the 73-year hi…

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Tony Awards 2019: The good (James Corden), bad (riding King Kong) and ugly (cutting off Andre De Shields and Ali Stroker) by Charles Bright

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards has wrapped up as one of the best editions of the annual Broadway celebration in recent memory. Take a look below at the many things that worked and the few thing…

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Tony Awards 2019: Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Gordon Cox (Variety) top all Experts predicting winners by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and Gordon Cox (Variety) for topping all Experts with an outstanding score of 88.46% when predicting the 2019 Tony Awards winners on Sunday. …

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Tony Awards 2019 winners: Best prediction scores by our Editors and Users by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our Expert Peter Travers for topping all Experts and Users with a tremendous score of 88.46% when predicting the 2019 Tony Awards winners on Sunday. The Rolling Stone jour…

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2019 Tony Awards: ‘Hadestown,’ ‘The Ferryman’ lead early winners, Elaine May takes top acting prize [UPDATING LIVE] by Paul Sheehan

The 73rd Tony Awards were held on Sunday (June 9) and were hosted by James Corden (“The Late, Late Show”), who won an Emmy for emceeing the 2016 Tonys. The CBS telecast from New York’…

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2019 Tonys presentation order: Which categories will be announced first on the 73rd Tony Awards? by Paul Sheehan

We’ve unearthed the running order of the 2019 Tony Awards hosted by James Corden on CBS on Sunday, June 9. Over the course of upwards of three-and-half-hours, winners will be announced in …

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2019 Tony Awards: Full list of winners (and nominees) in all 26 categories at the 73rd annual Tonys [UPDATING LIVE] by Paul Sheehan

The 73rd annual Tony Awards took place on Sunday, June 10 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. James Corden (“The Late, Late Show) hosted the ceremony that aired on CBS. He won an Emmy f…

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2019 Tony Awards full list of nominations: Every show and performer in the running at the 73rd annual Tonys by Paul Sheehan

The 2019 Tony Awards take place on Sunday, June 9 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The three-hour ceremony hosted by James Corden (“The Late, Late Show”) will air on CBS. Those in …

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Tony win for Stephanie J. Block (‘The Cher Show’) would defy almost two decades of precedent by Jeffrey Kare

As of this writing Stephanie J. Block (“The Cher Show”) is the front-runner to win this year’s Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical with 16/5 odds after prevailing at the Drama Des…

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2019 Tony Awards online: How to watch the Tonys live stream without a TV by Paul Sheehan

The 73rd annual Tony Awards take place on Sunday, June 9. 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 fo…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

2019 Tony Awards predictions: Toughest 4 play categories made easy by Sam Eckmann

Predicting the outcome of the design categories at the Tony Awards proves a challenge every year. But if you want to perform well in our prediction contest, you’ll need to ace these tough …

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2019 Tony Awards predictions: Toughest 4 musical 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 decisions…

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2019 Tony Awards: ‘Hadestown’ will win 9 Tonys, ‘The Ferryman’ to take 6 by Paul Sheehan

“Hadestown” will win dominate the Tony Awards on Sunday (June 9), winning a whopping nine awards, including the coveted prize of Best Musical. On the play side of the aisle, “The Ferry…

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2019 Tony Awards slugfest: Last minute panic over final musical predictions [WATCH] by David Buchanan

With only a few days remaining to fret over Tony predictions, Gold Derby contributors Sam Eckmann and David Buchanan joined up to discuss the musical categories, debating some of the biggest…

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2019 Tony Awards: Full list of every performer and presenter announced for Sunday’s ceremony by Sam Eckmann

We finally know which Broadway productions will perform during the 73rd Annual Tony Awards. The 2019 telecast honoring Broadway’s best and brightest will be hosted by James Corden this Sun…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Stephanie J. Block (‘The Cher Show’) will make Tony Awards history on Sunday by Sam Eckmann

Stephanie J. Block is the frontrunner to win Best Actress in a Musical at this Sunday’s Tonys for her dynamic embodiment of Cher in “The Cher Show.” However, Tony history is not on her…

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2019 Tony Awards slugfest: Panicked final predictions for every play category [WATCH] by Sam Eckmann

With mere days to go before the 2019 Tony Awards on Sunday June 9th, David Buchanan and I are locking in our final predictions for the play categories. Though using that word “final” is …

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

2019 Tony Awards: 2nd round of presenters includes Kristin Chenoweth, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Groban and more by Sam Eckmann

A second round of presenters for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards has been announced on Wednesday. These celebs will help introduce awards during the June 9th ceremony, which will be hosted once …

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2019 Tony Awards: 7 interviews with this year’s nominated creators [WATCH] by Sam Eckmann

The 2019 Tony Awards are quickly approaching. Before the CBS ceremony hosted by James Corden on June 9, make sure to catch up with all of our interviews with this year’s nominees. Follow t…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

2019 Tony Awards: 11 interviews with this year’s nominated actors and actresses [WATCH] by Sam Eckmann

The 2019 Tony Awards are almost upon us. Before you watch the CBS ceremony hosted by James Corden on June 9, make sure to check out these 11 conversations with Tony nominees. Follow the link…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Drama Desk Awards spurn off-Broadway nominees again in favor of Tony Awards contenders by Sam Eckmann

While the Drama Desk Awards nominate a slew of off-Broadway fare, the winners invariably come from Broadway. That was once again the case on Sunday when all but one of the 16 champs in the m…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

2019 Tony Awards: 1st 12 presenters announced, including past winners Audra McDonald, Ben Platt and more by Sam Eckmann

The first round of presenters for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards have been announced. 12 names are featured in this list revealed on Thursday, including past Tony nominees and winners. They wil…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

David Neumann (‘Hadestown’ choreographer): ‘One of the ways diversity can work well is a diversity of approaches’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW] by Sam Eckmann

“My intention was to always embed the choreography into the staging, so that it didn’t feel like the story stopped for a dance number,” reveals “Hadestown” choreographer David Neum…

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Jeff Daniels (‘To Kill a Mockingbird’) on playing Atticus Finch: ‘The role of a lifetime’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW] by Sam Eckmann

“We approach it as if we’re originating the role,” reveals Jeff Daniels. The role in question is Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mocki…

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Stephanie J. Block (‘The Cher Show’): ‘Ownership of myself’ playing ‘goddess warrior’ and pop icon Cher [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW] by Sam Eckmann

“There has been more ownership of myself because I have been playing Cher,” reveals Stephanie J. Block. The Broadway veteran earned her third Tony nomination recently for playing the pop…

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