Friday, December 1, 2023

2024 Tony Awards eligibility rulings (round 1): Daniel Radcliffe and Lindsay Mendez compete as featured actors by Sam Eckmann

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the first time during the 2023-2024 Broadway season on November 30, to discuss eligibility of 10 productions for the 77th Annual Tony Awards …

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Monday, October 23, 2023

‘Here We Are’ reviews: Stephen Sondheim’s final musical is ‘enchanting,’ ‘compelling’ with ‘exceptional’ cast by David Buchanan

In the penultimate song in Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Sunday in the Park with George,” Dot implores the artist George to “give us more to see.” The late maestro has done so himsel…

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Monday, October 16, 2023

Maria Friedman: From ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ leading lady to director by David Buchanan

In 2022, Marianne Elliott won the Tony Award for directing a revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Company.” In her speech, she thanked the late composer for trusting her to put a “…

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

‘Merrily We Roll Along’ reviews: ‘Exquisite’ Sondheim revival stars Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez, Daniel Radcliffe by David Buchanan

What a difference 40 years makes. After opening to pans and a run of only 16 official performances in 1981, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical “Merrily We Roll Along” has been…

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

2024 Tony Awards will air June 16 for 1st time ever from Lincoln Center by Sam Eckmann

The Tony Awards will once again find a new home for the 2024 ceremony. The 77th Annual Tony Awards will broadcast live from The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Art…

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Friday, September 29, 2023

Stephen Sondheim at the Tony Awards: All 75 wins from ‘West Side Story’ to ‘Assassins’ by David Buchanan

Stephen Sondheim has almost never been more popular than in the two years since his passing in November 2021. In that time, celebrated revivals of “Company,” “Into the Woods,” and �…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

2023 Broadway fall season preview of musicals includes revivals of ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ and ‘Spamalot’ by Jeffrey Kare

Major film and TV productions are currently on hold due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, but the New York theater scene is still as active as ever. A new Broadway season is upon us, and the…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

2023 Broadway fall season preview of plays includes productions starring Leslie Odom Jr., Sarah Paulson … by Jeffrey Kare

A lot of major film and TV productions may currently be on hold due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, but luckily the New York theater scene hasn’t been affected. A new Broadway season is …

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Friday, June 30, 2023

In Memoriam 2023: We honor 17 entertainment legends at the halfway mark of the year by Chris Beachum

Throughout 2023, our In Memoriam photo gallery above has been honoring entertainment legends who have died. Click through the gallery at the halfway mark of this year to see more about Oscar…

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Thursday, June 22, 2023

Kennedy Center Honors 2023: Billy Crystal, Renée Fleming, Barry Gibb, Queen Latifah, Dionne Warwick by Denton Davidson

The Kennedy Center Honors selections for 2023 are Billy Crystal, Renée Fleming, Barry Gibb, Queen Latifah and Dionne Warwick. These veteran artists will be honored in Washington, D.C. in D…

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Monday, June 12, 2023

Tony Awards: 34 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 2023 Tony Awards, 34 results stand out as particularly noteworthy when considered in the context of history. So…

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Sunday, June 11, 2023

Tonys 2023: Wayman Wong (Talkin’ Broadway) tops all Experts predicting winners by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our Expert Wayman Wong (Talkin’ Broadway) for an amazing score of 92.31%. He is tops among 11 journalists who cover the theatre world throughout the year. See Experts’…

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Macy Schmidt is the groundbreaking orchestrator behind Tonys opening number by Sam Eckmann

If you watched host Ariana DeBose dance her way through the stellar opening number at the 2023 Tony Awards, you may have wondered: who is that woman playing the piano in the lobby of the Uni…

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Tony Awards 2023 winners: Best prediction scores by our Editors and Users by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our User Couverture for an outstanding score of 92.31% when predicting the 2023 Tony Awards winners on Sunday night. Our top scorer is actually tied with six people — ou…

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Tony Awards 2023: Jodie Comer (‘Prima Facie’) is the 100th performer to win for Broadway debut by Charles Bright

Jodie Comer has become the 100th performer to win a Tony Award for their Broadway debut for her performance in the play, “Prima Facie.” She won Best Actress in a Play for portraying Tess…

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Tom Stoppard breaks his own Tony record with ‘Leopoldstadt’ by Sam Eckmann

Tom Stoppard won the Best Play trophy for “Leopoldstadt” at the 2023 Tony Awards. This is his fifth win in the category, breaking his own Tony record. The theater legend maintains an imp…

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J. Harrison Ghee and Alex Newell become first openly nonbinary performers to win Tony Awards by Sam Eckmann

Two performers broke new ground when it comes to gender diversity at the Tony Awards. J. Harrison Ghee and Alex Newell are the first ever openly nonbinary acting winners at the Tony Awards. …

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Tony Awards: Casey Nicholaw (‘Some Like it Hot’) finally wins for choreography by Sam Eckmann

Casey Nicholaw has become synonymous with the modern Broadway showstopper thanks to his signature high energy dance numbers. So it may come as a surprise to many theater fans that until this…

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2023 Tony Awards Live Blog: Who Won, Who Lost, What Does it All Mean? [UPDATING LIVE] by David Buchanan

The 76th Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 11 in a two-part telecast staged at the United Palace in Washington Heights. Nominations were announced on May 2, 2023. Of the 38 eligibl…

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2023 Tony Awards: Every winner (and nominee) in all 26 competitive categories [UPDATING LIVE] by David Buchanan

Tony Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday, May 2 by Lea Michele and Myles Frost. While the nominations for the 76th annual Tony Awards were determined by 40 theatre professionals, wi…

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Friday, June 9, 2023

2023 Tony Awards predictions: Toughest 4 musical categories made easy by Sam Eckmann

Plenty of attention is dedicated to the Best Musical race during Tony Awards season, but how confident are you in predicting the design categories? These four races consistently yield surpri…

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2023 Tony Awards predictions: Toughest 4 play categories made easy by Sam Eckmann

Broadway insiders are always quick to offer their predictions for the big races at the Tony Awards, but if you’re aiming for a top score in our Tony Awards prediction contest you’ll need…

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2023 Tony Awards predictions: What musicals and performances will win? [WATCH] by Sam Eckmann

Best Musical is arguably the most coveted trophy of the Tony Awards, and the race this year has narrowed down to two beloved contenders. I am joined by fellow Broadway fanatic David Buchanan…

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Thursday, June 8, 2023

Tony Awards: A closer look at the two revival races by Susan King

Revivals have been a mainstay of Broadway for decades. But it wasn’t until the 31st ceremony in 1977 that the Tony Awards added a new category honoring these productions. The nominees for …

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Tony predictions by show: ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ will lead with 6, ’Life of Pi’ and ‘Some Like It Hot’ to take 4 by David Buchanan

New musical “Kimberly Akimbo” will win the most Tony Awards, according to our official odds in all 26 categories. The latest from Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori and six-time Tony-n…

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Tony Awards 2023 predictions: Complete odds for every category by David Buchanan

After an extraordinary season boasting 38 productions of musicals, plays, and revivals, Broadway will toast its nominees and crown new winners at the upcoming 76th annual Tony Awards. If pre…

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2023 Tony Awards predictions: What plays and performances will win? [WATCH] by David Buchanan

The 2023 Tony Awards race for Best Play has already made history, even before the winner will be revealed on June 11. For the first time, three Pulitzer Prize-winning dramas were nominated i…

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Assessing this year’s Tony nominees for lead actress in a play by Ray Richmond

The Tony Awards are coming on Sunday. And while long-running classics like “The Phantom of the Opera” have recently closed, there’s a new crop of wonderful shows to enjoy. Perhaps the …

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Charlie Rosen and Bryan Carter (‘Some Like it Hot’ orchestrators) played ‘with a lot of different colors’ to achieve a brassy big band sound [ by Sam Eckmann

“I think it makes for a more fruitful and varied and rich orchestration when you have people with different skill sets and musical backgrounds and vocabularies collaborating on the same th…

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How have past film-to-Broadway adaptations fared at the Tony Awards? Read on to find out by Sebastian Ochoa Mendoza

The nominations leader of this year’s Tony Awards – which are being handed out this Sunday, June 11, at the United Palace in New York City – is Marc Shaiman’s “Some Like it Hot,”…

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Monday, June 5, 2023

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 …

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May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater