Monday, October 18, 2021

‘Dana H.’: ‘Harrowing’ play about abduction showcases ‘astonishing’ Deirdre O’Connell by David Buchanan

Last week, “Is This a Room” opened on Broadway to rave reviews as one half of a repertory production that also features Tony-nominee Lucas Hnath’s “Dana H.” This companion piece, o…

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Friday, October 15, 2021

‘The Lehman Trilogy’ arrives on Broadway ‘gorgeous and intoxicating,’ a ‘captivating’ but dense financial epic by David Buchanan

“The Lehman Trilogy” has had a protracted journey to Broadway. Not quite as long as the nearly two centuries of history that the play chronicles, of course, but what began in London in 2…

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

‘Girl From the North Country’ reopens on Broadway: ‘Ravishing’ Bob Dylan musical eligible for 2022 Tony Awards by David Buchanan

Back in March 2020, the Bob Dylan songbook musical “Girl From the North Country” opened on Broadway on March 5, just one week before theaters shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. N…

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‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’: Critics find this new Broadway play to be ‘poetic’ but ‘uneven’ by David Buchanan

Back in February, the new play “Thoughts of a Colored Man” installed its marquee at the Golden Theatre, an encouraging sign almost a year into the coronavirus pandemic that the frost on …

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

‘Is This a Room’ on Broadway is an ‘astonishing’ new play that dramatizes a real FBI interrogation by David Buchanan

The long-awaited reopening of Broadway has just welcomed one of its most unique offerings of the season with the debut of new drama “Is This a Room.” One of a duo of transcript plays to …

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Broadway comedy ‘Chicken & Biscuits’ has ‘fresh’ humor and heart, but some critics hunger for more by David Buchanan

Ten years after making his Broadway debut as an actor in “The Book of Mormon,” Douglas Lyons just took his first bow as a playwright with “Chicken & Biscuits,” which opened at th…

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Friday, October 8, 2021

‘Lackawanna Blues’: Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s ‘vibrant’ play and performance are a ‘master class’ by David Buchanan

Twenty years after Ruben Santiago-Hudson first brought the town of Lackawanna, New York to life Off-Broadway, his autobiographical play “Lackawanna Blues” has arrived on Broadway. The so…

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Monday, October 4, 2021

The wait was worth it: ‘Six’ opens on Broadway to ‘fantastic’ reviews and is early Tony Awards favorite by David Buchanan

In March of last year, the new musical “Six” was literally minutes away from opening on Broadway when the coronavirus pandemic halted its performance. Eighteen months later, the musical …

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

2021 Broadway fall season preview of musicals: Will these 6 shows (including ‘Six’!) be Tonys contenders in 2022? by Jeffrey Kare

Broadway performances all over the New York theater district are starting back up again after a year and a half of COVID-19 pandemic closures. There are currently six musical productions (fo…

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Monday, September 27, 2021

2021 Broadway fall season preview of plays: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards? by Jeffrey Kare

Following an 18-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, performances all over the New York theater district are starting back up again. A new Broadway season is gearing up, and there are …

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‘Moulin Rouge!’ wins 10 Tony Awards, two shy of record set by ‘The Producers’ by David Buchanan

As our exclusive odds predicted, “Moulin Rouge!” won 10 of its 13 Tony Awards races, including the top prize, Best Musical. It also claimed the awards for Best Director (Alex Timbers), B…

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Tony Awards: Brian Lipton (Cititour), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Peter Travers (ABC) top all Experts predicting winners by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our Experts Brian Lipton (Cititour), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) and Peter Travers (ABC) for having the best accuracy score of 76% when predicting the 2020 Tony Awards winne…

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

Congratulations to our User nkb325 for the best accuracy score of 92% when predicting the 2020 Tony Awards winners Sunday night. He is just ahead of a large group of 11 people — eduardoram…

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Tony Awards mystery explained: How did Tom Hiddleston (‘Betrayal’) lose? by David Buchanan

Heading into Sunday night’s Tony Awards, Tom Hiddleston looked like a lock for the Best Actor in a Play award. The Emmy-nominated actor and star of Marvel movies and the “Loki” series …

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Charles Fuller finally adds Tony to the Pulitzer he won for ‘A Soldier’s Play’ 39 years ago by Sam Eckmann

“A Soldier’s Play” won the Tony Award for Best Play Revival. And thanks to an update to the official Tony rules, playwright Charles Fuller is now a Tony winner for the same play that w…

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‘A Christmas Carol’ makes Tony Awards history as the first play to win Best Score by Sam Eckmann

“A Christmas Carol” has won the 2021 Tony Award for Best Original Score, marking the first time in Tony Awards history that a non-musical play has claimed this category. A historic momen…

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Danny Burstein (‘Moulin Rouge!’) finally wins at Tonys on lucky nomination #7 by David Buchanan

On his seventh try, Danny Burstein finally has a Tony Award. The beloved Broadway veteran claimed his career-first trophy for his featured performance in “Moulin Rouge! The Musical.” The…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 09:22PM

‘A Christmas Carol’ becomes first holiday show to win at Tony Awards by Sam Eckmann

“A Christmas Carol” has won a whopping five Tony Awards. It swept the design categories for plays, winning costume, lighting, scenic and sound. It also prevailed for Best Score. This mar…

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Lois Smith (‘The Inheritance’) sets Tony Awards record with first win at 90 by Sam Eckmann

As predicted, Lois Smith won the Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Play for her moving turn in Matthew Lopez’s “The Inheritance.” Not only is this the veteran actress’ first caree…

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Tony Awards: Will ‘Moulin Rouge!’ sweep the long-delayed 74th ceremony? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG] by David Buchanan

The long-delayed 74th Tony Awards was held on Sunday, September 26 in a two-part telecast staged at the Winter Garden theater. Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald hosted a ceremony on Paramo…

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Tony Awards 2021 winners list [UPDATING LIVE] by David Buchanan

Broadway has just reopened after shuttering on March 13, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To mark the return of the rialto, the 74th annual Tonys were handed out on Sunday, September 26 at…

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

20 years after her first Tony, Mary-Louise Parker (‘The Sound Inside’) could finally take home bookend by David Buchanan

Two decades ago Mary-Louise Parker won her first Tony Award for her enthralling performance in David Auburn’s “Proof.” Five Broadway appearances later, Parker is on the cusp of winning…

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Friday, September 24, 2021

‘Moulin Rouge!’ and ‘Slave Play’ predicted to dominate the Tony Awards on Sunday by Sam Eckmann

“Moulin Rouge!” and “Slave Play” are predicted to carry the top show categories at the 74th Annual Tony Awards this Sunday, September 26 in a multi-platform ceremony on Paramount+ an…

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Tony Awards predictions: Odds for every category at the 74th annual ceremony by Sam Eckmann

Do you need a refresher before locking in your final predictions for the 2021 Tony Awards? It’s understandable given the lengthy Broadway shutdown due to the pandemic. If you can believe i…

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Nearly 30 years after his first nomination, David Alan Grier (‘A Soldier’s Play’) could finally win a Tony by David Buchanan

Almost 30 years after earning his first Tony Awards nomination for portraying Jackie Robinson in the musical “The First,” David Alan Grier may finally take home his first trophy. Nominat…

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Tony Awards: Celebrating the first decade of Broadway’s highest honors by Susan King

With the long-delayed 74th Tony Awards set for Sept. 26 at the Winter Garden and streaming on Paramount + and a CBS special, let’s take a deep dive into Tony Awards history and look back a…

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

‘Slave Play’ predicted to win Best Play at the Tonys, but will it claim any acting awards? by David Buchanan

“Slave Play” made history back in October when it received 12 Tony Awards nominations, the most ever for a play. Five of those citations recognize members of its stellar ensemble, includ…

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Musical sweeps are on the rise at the Tonys, so how many awards will ‘Moulin Rouge!’ win? by David Buchanan

Five years ago, Lin Manuel-Miranda’s “Hamilton” won 11 Tony Awards, just one shy of the record held by “The Producers.” In the years since, landslide sweeps in the musical categori…

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Tony Awards history: Black winners from pioneer Juanita Hall to record-breaker Audra McDonald by Susan King

Audra McDonald is the most lauded Broadway performer winning a whopping six Tony Awards in both musical and dramatic categories. And she may be receiving her seventh for the revival of “Fr…

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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Tony Awards flashback to first ceremony: Only eight categories but two ties by Susan King

After a 15 months delay, the 74th annual Tony Awards honoring the best of Broadway will be held September 26 on CBS and Paramount +. And there a lot of familiar faces expected at the ceremon…

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Broadway returns with ‘Pass Over,’ a ‘rhapsodic’ play with ‘magnetic’ performances by David Buchanan

Almost 18 months after the last new show opened on Broadway – the musical “The Girl from the North Country,” which bowed on March 5, 2020 – the New York theatre community celebrated …

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