Friday, September 16, 2022

2022 Broadway fall season preview of plays: ‘Death of a Salesman,’ ‘The Piano Lesson’ and more by Jeffrey Kare

A new Broadway season has started, and there are currently 11 productions of plays (seven new, three revivals, and an older work making its main stem debut) set to open this fall. Could we b…

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

2022 Broadway fall season preview of musicals: ‘Almost Famous,’ ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ and more by Jeffrey Kare

A new Broadway season has started, and there are currently seven productions of musicals (six new, one revival) set to open this fall. Could we be seeing any of them contend at next year’s…

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

Kennedy Center Honors 2022: George Clooney, Amy Grant, Gladys Knight, Tania Leon, U2 by Chris Beachum

The Kennedy Center Honors selections for 2022 are George Clooney, Amy Grant, Gladys Knight, Tania Leon and U2. These veteran artists will be honored in Washington, D.C. on December 4. CBS an…

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

‘Into the Woods’ revival is ‘radiant’ and ‘superb,’ but will it compete at the 2023 Tony Awards? by David Buchanan

Just shy of one month ago, a revival of legendary composer Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Company” took home five Tony Awards, including the top prize for Best Revival. Now a remounting o…

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Monday, July 11, 2022

Beanie Feldstein is leaving ‘Funny Girl’ earlier than expected by Jordan Hoffman

Goodbye, gorgeous! Beanie Feldstein is bowing out of “Funny Girl” a little ahead of schedule. She posted a note to Instagram on Sunday night which opened by saying that playing Fanny Bri…

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

2011 Tony Awards flashback: Trey Parker shared in four of the nine wins for ‘The Book of Mormon’ by Paul Sheehan

“The Book of Mormon” won nine of its 14 bids at the 2011 Tony Awards. This smash hit tuner from “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone about the misadventures of two Mormon…

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

What is it like to watch the Tony Awards from inside Radio City Music Hall? Excitement, glamour and sweat by Sam Eckmann

I’ve been covering the Tony Awards for years but I had never stepped foot inside of Broadway’s biggest celebration until this year. When offered the last minute opportunity to attend the…

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Monday, June 13, 2022

That’s a wrap! Our Tony Awards pundits dish their favorite moments and key takeaways from 2022 ceremony [WATCH] by Sam Eckmann

Another Tony Awards season has come to a close! My colleagues Susan Haskins-Doloff and David Buchanan rubbed open our weary eyes after a long night celebrating the best of Broadway to recap …

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Tony Awards: Myles Frost (‘MJ’) is 98th performer to win for Broadway debut by Charles Bright

Myles Frost became the latest addition to the list of people who have taken home a Tony Award for their Broadway debut. His win makes him the 98th member of this particular winners’ club. …

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Top 7 Tony Awards acceptance speeches: Patti LuPone, Jesse Tyler Ferguson … by Charles Bright

I have always been a fervent believer that the Tony Awards will have the best acceptance speeches you’ll see every year and the 75th installment of the awards gala did not disappoint. Afte…

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2022 Tony Awards: 18 records, milestones and fun facts about this year’s winners by Jeffrey Kare

Out of all the winners (and also-rans) in the 26 competitive categories at the 2022 Tony Awards, 18 results stand out as particularly noteworthy when considered in the context of history. So…

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Second Stage Theater (‘Take Me Out’) earns 1st Tony Award since purchasing a Broadway house by Sam Eckmann

Thanks to a Tony Award win for “Take Me Out” in the Best Revival of a Play category, Second Stage Theater can finally join the ranks of the other nonprofit theater organizations on Broad…

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Marianne Elliott (‘Company’) makes Tony Awards history with 3rd directing win by Sam Eckmann

Marianne Elliott prevailed in a tough Tony race — Best Director of a Musical — winning for her gender-swapped update to Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.” This victory means far more th…

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‘The Lehman Trilogy’ is rare closed production to win the Tony Award for Best Play by Sam Eckmann

“The Lehman Trilogy” proved to be unbeatable in the Tony race for Best Play, as many pundits predicted all season long. Written by Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power, this epic dra…

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

‘A Strange Loop’ becomes 7th musical to win at Pulitzers and Tony Awards by Sam Eckmann

“A Strange Loop” won the much-coveted Tony Award for Best Musical at the 2022 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12. The tuner from Michael R. Jackson claimed a total of two Tonys at the ceremo…

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Tony Awards 2022: Wayman Wong (Talkin’ Broadway) tops all Experts predicting winners by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to Wayman Wong (Talkin’ Broadway) for topping all Experts in predicting the 2022 Tony Awards winners on Sunday. He has an excellent score of 73.08% (19 out of 26 categories…

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Tony Awards 2022 winners: Best prediction scores by our Users and Editors by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our User Christine_Chen for an outstanding score of 88.46% (23 out of 26 categories) when predicting the 2022 Tony Awards winners on Sunday. Our top scorer is just ahead o…

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Jennifer Hudson gets EGOT after winning at Tonys for producing ‘A Strange Loop’ by David Buchanan

For just the 17th time in awards history, someone has just won the EGOT. Moments ago, Jennifer Hudson received her first Tony Award as a producer of the Best Musical champ “A Strange Loop,…

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Tony Awards: 75th ceremony celebrates best of 2021-2022 Broadway season [LIVE BLOG] by David Buchanan

The 75th Tony Awards was held on Sunday, June 12 in a two-part telecast staged at Radio City Music Hall. Nominations were announced on May 9, 2022. Of the 34 eligible productions from the 20…

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2022 Tony Awards: Every winner (and nominee) in all 26 competitive categories [UPDATING LIVE] by David Buchanan

Tony Awards nominations were announced on Monday, May 9 by Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry. While the nominations for the 75th annual Tony Awards were determined by a few dozen theater pr…

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Patti LuPone (‘Company’) wins 3rd Tony Award of her nearly 50-year Broadway career by David Buchanan

After almost five decades on the Broadway stage, Patti LuPone has won her third Tony Award for her featured performance in director Marianne Elliott’s revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Co…

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

Are we underestimating Phylicia Rashad’s (‘Skeleton Crew’) chances of taking home her second Tony Award? by David Buchanan

In the last few days of every Tony Awards season, prognosticators have the tendency to overthink some races that are likely done deals. That could be the case this year with the Featured Act…

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Angela Lansbury: Queen of the Tony Awards by Susan King

One of the most anticipated honors to be handed out Sunday at the 75th annual Tony Awards is Angela Lansbury’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The big question is: Why did it take so long? No…

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How often do the Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Score split? by David Buchanan

The Best Original Score prize is always one of the most coveted prizes at the Tony Awards. This year, the race is also one of the most competitive, pitting Michael R. Jackson’s music and l…

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2022 Tony Awards predictions by show: ‘Company’ will lead with 6, ‘A Strange Loop’ and ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ to take 5 by David Buchanan

Director Marianne Elliott’s reimagining of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical “Company” will win the most Tony Awards, according to our official odds in all 26 categories. The cont…

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2022 Tony Awards predictions: Complete odds for every category at the 75th annual ceremony by David Buchanan

After an extraordinary season boasting 34 musicals, plays, and revivals, Broadway will toast its nominees and crown new winners at the upcoming 75th annual Tony Awards. If predicting the win…

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

2022 Tony Awards: Watch in-depth interviews with 21 nominees from plays and musicals by Sam Eckmann

We are just days away from the 2022 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12 and voters are making their final decisions on who will emerge victorious on Broadway’s biggest night. Before you lock in…

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Final 2022 Tony Awards predictions slugfest: ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ leads, but a small voter pool throws many play categories into chaos [Watch] by Sam Eckmann

With just days to go before the 75th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12, Gold Derby’s trio of Broadway pundits gathered together to dish which shows are ahead in the race. Susan Haskins…

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Patti LuPone (‘Company’) could win her third Tony for ‘magnificent’ turn 42 years after her first victory by David Buchanan

“Nothing is impossible,” remarked Patti LuPone in 1980 just moments after receiving the Tony Award for her performance in “Evita.” The role transformed the actress into a Broadway se…

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Final 2022 Tony Awards predictions slugfest: Are ‘A Strange Loop’ and ‘Company’ unbeatable in the top musical categories? [WATCH] by David Buchanan

The curtain will soon rise on the 75th annual Tony Awards, so naturally Gold Derby has taken its cue to reassemble its Broadway prognosticators to break down what shows will win big on June …

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Sutton Foster (‘The Music Man’) could win her third Tony for ‘miracle’ turn exactly 20 years after her first victory by David Buchanan

“To say that this is a dream come true is an understatement,” marveled Sutton Foster in 2002 when Jerry Orbach and Doris Roberts called her name as the winner of the Tony Award for her p…

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