Jennifer Holliday, the actress who won a Tony Award for her blistering performance as Effie White in the original production of “Dreamgirls,” is joining the cast of “The Color Purple.” -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Since announcing her pregnancy this past May, stage actress and singer Audra McDonald has stepped down from her show but has not stopped working. The beautiful 6 time Tony-award winning star presented at this year’s Tony Awards in a beautiful Grecian Carmen Marc Valvo dress. Recently, she has been taping host segments for the PBS series Live from... Read More »
Before he was carpool karaoke-ing with Adele, rap battling Anne Hathaway or hosting the Tony Awards, James Corden was just another English teenager trying break into the entertainment industry, one celebrity interview at a time. In honor...Show More Summary
Barbra Streisand, owner of two Oscars, 10 Grammys, five Emmys, and a Tony Award, is—incredibly—still having to deal with mispronunciations of her last name. She’s on a crusade to end it once and for all—and not being human is no excuse. On...Show More Summary
Two-time Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Andrea Martin has joined the cast of NBC’s Hairspray, along with Sean Hayes and Rosie O’Donnell. Martin will play Prudy Pingleton. Details follow the break. Hairspray will air on Wednesday, December 7th. Show More Summary
Andrea Martin has joined the cast of NBC’s Hairspray Live! According to EW, the 69-year-old Tony Award winner is set to play Prudy Pingleton, mother of Penny, who will be played by pop star Ariana Grande. “I am so excited to be a part of #HairsprayLive on @NBC! Can’t wait to bring it to life [...]
Prolific composer Alan Menken has won an astonishing eight Oscars, 11 Grammys and a Tony Award, and an Emmy that would make him only the 13th member of the exclusive EGOT club (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony winner) has been surprisingly elusive. Show More Summary
Barbra Streisand is an iconic singer, songwriter, and actress whose career has spanned the course of six decades. She is one of a very small group of entertainers who are proud recipients of a Grammy, Emmy, Oscar, and Tony Award. The legendary singer shot to fame in 1962 when she starred in I Can Get... Show More Summary
Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Bryan Cranston, “All The Way”Cranston had already won a Tony Award for portraying President Lyndon B. Johnson by the time he donned the makeup for HBO’s movie version. Cranston is able to adapt...Show More Summary
Sometimes I felt like I was living in the movie Groundhog Day, but backstage at the Tony Awards. Every night the same show, with the words, "Wait, can I do that one more time," coming from my daughter's mouth as she pleaded for another do over. Show More Summary
Will Chase's return to Broadway should be familiar—and it is. He's playing a role in Something Rotten! that he had to let go—and then watch someone else win a Tony Award in it.Not that... To view the full story, click the title link...
The Tony Award winner rents a one-bedroom with his wife, Nicolette Robinson, an actor and singer.
Plumbing Broadway for choice offerings, Studio Theatre will be one of the first regional theaters in the country to stage “The Father,” a play by French dramatist Florian Zeller that won Frank Langella a best-actor Tony Award in June. Studio’s artistic director David Muse, who will direct Ted van Griethuysen in the title role, announced on Monday that the […]
Lily Tomlin has won some of the industry’s biggest awards — Emmys, Tonys, Grammys — but at the SAG Awards, she’s always come up short. That will change in January, when she receive the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. On Thursday, SAG-AFTRA said it would honor the 76-year-old at its 23rd annual...
Two-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry (“The Scottsboro Boys,” “Violet”) is the latest name to be announced in the casting of Chicago’s most anticipated fall theater production. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton,” which begins performances at the PrivateBank Theatre Sept. Show More Summary
Anika Noni Rose sure was a helluva long way from a Disney princess on Power Sunday. Forget that Tony award, forget that shoo-be-doo-be-do-ing in Dreamgirls and forget that elegant turn in The Princess and the Frog. Homegirl was chilling...Show More Summary
“What we found was that scalpers took in more than $15.5 million from the 100 performances before Mr. Miranda’s final show. The 32 performances between the June 12 Tony awards — where “Hamilton” won 11 statues — and July 9 may have brought in more than $10.5 million for scalpers alone.”
There’s little doubt that the hip-hop musical “Hamilton” has been a game changer on Broadway. Last month it won 11 Tony Awards, including best musical. It’s a box-office phenomenon and something of an obsession among its legion of fans whether they go to the theater or listen to the soundtrack....
Audra McDonald’s Twitter rant against conservative political pundit Bill O’Reilly, who made remarks about slaves building the White House, caught the eye of many social media users. Tony Award winner Audra McDonald was one of many people who responded to First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention (DNC). Show More Summary
Long before his Hamilton had become one of the most celebrated — and influential — musicals in history, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights had already made him a Broadway darling. This earlier work won four Tony Awards back in 2008 (including one for Best Musical) and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Now that the...