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Brian Friel, playwright who wrote about his native Ireland, dies at 86

Brian Friel, who explored the history, humor and tragedy of Irish life in more than 20 plays, including the widely acclaimed “Dancing at Lughnasa,” which won three Tony Awards in 1992, died Oct. 2 at his home in County Donegal, Ireland. He was 86.Read full article >>

'Razzle Dazzle' by Michael Riedel offers enjoyable romp through Broadway

In 2011, Michael Riedel, the formidably sourced and eternally puckish theater columnist of the New York Post, was charged by his bosses with writing something on the eve of the Tony Awards. For a journalist like Riedel, who styles himself as the Last Great Broadway Columnist Still Standing (the...

Search Continues for a New Home for the Tony Awards

Scouts for the annual awards show have begun visiting sites around New York.

A will and a way in Tony-winning 'Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder'

"A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" did not come easily to the 2014 Tony Award for best musical — an award without which I doubt you would be reading this review of the opening night performance of the first national tour at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago. For the very persistent producers...

Tony Awards To Air June 5 On CBS

The 70th annual Tony Awards now has an opening night: CBS, which has aired the Tonys since 1978, said this morning the 2016 ceremony is set for June 5 live from New York City. The Broadway honors for distinguished achievement are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Show More Summary

Kim Davis Gets An Award For Breaking The Law To Discriminate Against Gay People

WASHINGTON -- Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who went to jail this month for refusing to follow the law and issue a marriage license to a gay couple, was given an award at Friday night's conservative Values Voter Summit. Tony Perkins,...Show More Summary

Next Year’s Tony Awards Might Get The Boot From Radio City

MSG Entertainment said Tuesday that it will again put on a “New York Spring Spectacular” starring the leggy dancers next year, but it will run from June 15 through Aug. 7 at Radio City Music Hall, meaning it may have to boot the annual theater awards show from the iconic venue.

Glenn Close heading back to 'Sunset Boulevard,' this time in London

Glenn Close began her journey down "Sunset Boulevard" in 1993, with a production in Los Angeles that eventually catapulted her and the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical to Broadway, where they would both win Tony Awards.

With One Week To Launch, Each 'Tony Hawk 5' Preview Looks Worse Than The Last

Video And the award for the most perplexing release of the fall goes to….Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5. Someday, a few years from now maybe, someone will dig deep and find out just what the hell happened with the production of this game, which was supposed to be a “return to [...]

Sydney Lucas Will Leave ‘Fun Home’ in October

Twelve-year-old Ms. Lucas was nominated for a Tony Award in the musical based on Alison Bechdel's memoir.

Audra McDonald Will Miss Three Months of Upcoming Broadway Show

The six-time Tony Award winner has a "pre-existing commitment," according to the show's publicist.

Frank D. Gilroy, playwright of Pulitzer-winning ‘The Subject Was Roses,’ dies at 89

Frank D. Gilroy, a playwright whose searing 1964 family drama “The Subject Was Roses” won the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award and overshadowed an extensive career writing and directing movies, died Sept. 12 in Monroe, N.Y. He was 89.Read full article >>

Playwright and TV Writer Who Won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Dies at 89. He Also Created Amos Burke, the Main Character in the Fondly Remembered 1960’s Police Drama ‘Burke’s Law’

He was a playwright, a TV writer, and a screenwriter. Entertainment Weekly (EW) notes that Frank Gilroy “wrote the 1964 play ‘The Subject Was Roses,’ which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. He...

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Frank D. Gilroy Dies At 89

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Frank D. Gilroy, who won a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony Award and a Drama Critic's Circle Award for The Subject Was Roses, died on Saturday. The play is about a World War II veteran returning home from war.

Frank D. Gilroy, Playwright Behind ‘The Subject Was Roses,’ Dies at 89

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Gilroy won a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony and a Drama Critics’ Circle Award for that play, his 1964 Broadway debut, but it was his only major theatrical success.

Taylor Swift just won her first Emmy

Taylor Swift is halfway to becoming an EGOT – an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winner. The Television Academy announced the juried award winners for the 67 th Emmy Awards in the categories of Animation, Costumes for a Variety Program or Special, Motion Design and Interactive Media on Thursday. Show More Summary

Neil Patrick Harris On Being Pranked: “My Bullst Meter Is Very Quick”

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

He’s got five Emmys and a Tony, has become the go-to man for hosting awards shows and has a picture-perfect home life with husband David Burtka and their adorable children. What more could Neil Patrick Harris want? Oh, just to reinvent the prime-time variety show. That’s what he’s doing next week with NBC’s Best Time Ever... Read more »

WATCH: Bryan Cranston Charms in Biopic ‘Trumbo’

Bryan Cranston is slowly but surely achieving pop culture domination. After God knows how many Emmys (four) for his performance in AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” plus a Tony Award for playing LBJ in “All the Way,” it now seems Cranston will be...Show More Summary

Ambitious 'Assassins' at Pico Playhouse can't overcome the show's peculiarities

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

First produced off-Broadway in 1990, Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins," book by John Weidman, didn't receive a Broadway production for well over a decade. And although that Broadway run resulted in several Tony Awards, including one for revival of a musical, the show remains controversial -- beloved...

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