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Chicago theater openings for the week of Sept. 12-18

Friday | "Death Tax": In Lucas Hnath's play, a dying woman is convinced that her nurse and daughter are working to speed up her death in order to avoid paying an estate tax. Tony Award winner Deanna Dunagan stars. Through Oct. 12 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N. Michigan Ave.;...

Audra McDonald, actress, singer, activist

Theater Goddess. Operatic Diva. Equality advocate. All describe the rarified genius of Audra McDonald, who has the distinction of having won more Tony awards (and in all four acting categories) than any other. McDonald made history this...Show More Summary

Tony Awards producer snags Obies

The American Theatre Wing, best known for sponsoring the Tony Awards, Broadway's highest honor, will take overall responsibility for running the Obie Awards, off-Broadway's top prize, it was... To view the full story, click the title link.

2015 Tony Awards Date and Location Announced

The date and location have been announced for the 2015 Tony Awards! Get the full details: The post 2015 Tony Awards Date and Location Announced appeared first on Rickey - Entertainment News, Videos, Recaps, Results, Spoilers.

Penny Dreadful Season Two Adds Broadway's Patti Lupone

Two-time Tony Award winner and Emmy nominee Patti LuPone ("American Horror Story," "Life Goes On") has signed on as a recurring guest star for the second season of the hit Showtime drama series "Penny Dreadful". Lupone will play a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa?s (Eva Green) past. Show More Summary

Date set for 2015 Tony Awards

The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing have announced the date for the 69th annual Tony Awards. The ceremony

Michael C. Hall Is Broadway’s ‘Hedwig’ As Andrew Rannells Ends 8-Week Run Post-Neil Patrick Harris

Michael C Hall will replace Andrew Rannells in the title role of Hedwig And The Angry Inch beginning October 16. The show won Tony Awards in June as best musical revival and for the production's originating star, Neil Patrick Harris,...Show More Summary

CBS Sets Date for 2015 Tony Awards

The 2015 Tony Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 7 at 8/7c, CBS has announced. The ceremony, which honors achievements on Broadway, will again take place at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, April 28. Read More > Other Links From Alan Cumming Hugh Jackman Neil Patrick Harris Sting Idina Menzel

Blair Haters

I had a great laugh to myself the other day when I heard that Tony Blair had won the award for 'Philanthropist of the Year 2014' from GQ magazine. Because I could just imagine all the Blair haters in the UK queuing up to denounce the...Show More Summary

Toronto: RADiUS Buys Fest Title ‘The Last 5 Years’

RADiUS has acquired North American rights to the Richard LaGravanese-directed pic The Last Five Years. It's the screen adaptation of the 2002 Off-Broadway musical by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown. Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan star. The film premieres Sunday at the…

Water By the Spoonful at TheatreWorks

TheatreWorks, one of my very favorite theater companies, has an amazing show now playing through September 14.    Water By the Spoonful is a Pulitzer Prize winning drama by the Tony Award winning playwright of In the Heights, Quiara Alegría Hudes.  It combines drama and comedy as it works through the never ending trials of being […]

Tony Blair Gets 'Philanthropist Of The Year' Award From GQ Magazine Amid Backlash

British GQ magazine is defending its decision to name former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair "Philanthropist of the Year" at its 2014 Men of the Year awards. The event, which took place Tuesday at London's Royal Opera House and recognized...Show More Summary

British GQ Gives "Philanthropist of Year" Award to Popular Fellow

The British Isles' version of Gentleman's Quarterly announced a bunch of superlative awards on Twitter yesterday, including its bestowal of "philanthropist of the year" to Tony Blair: ex-prime minister, herald of New Liberalism, and captain of private-sector giving. Read more...

The Wonderful Tale of Henry Kissinger & Three More

"The death of satire!" said a thousand Twitter wits when Tony Blair was announced as the winner of the GQ Philanthropist of the Year award. But as terrible decisions for prizes go, it's not even close to the top. 1. Henry Kissinger, Nobel Peace Prize, 1973. The Nobel Peace Prize is a funny one. Barack [...]

Shock At Blair's GQ Philanthropy Award

Tony Blair was named ‘philanthropist of the year’ at GQ’s awards last night – just as news was breaking that another hostage had been murdered

Tony Blair's philanthropy prize and four other dubious awards

Credits: Getty Images Alt Text: Tony Blair GQ names Tony Blair philanthropist of the year but it's not the first controversial prize to be awarded Deja Vu Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:36am Tony Blair was last night named "philanthropist...Show More Summary

SciFi Weekend: Doctor Who, Hugo and Emmy Awards; Tony Soprano’s Fate; Next Season on Arrow and Fargo; Finales of Falling Skies, True Blood, Defiance, and The Last Ship; Karen Gillian’s Hair; Rebooting Fox Genre Shows; Libby Masters vs. Betty Draper; Ameri

Peter Capaldi’s second episode of Doctor Who was much better than the first. Into the Dalek was literally about going into a Dalek, Fantastic Voyage style. Once the reference was made, and we saw antibodies within the Dalek (for an unclear reason), I was surprised that Steven Moffat didn’t take the opportunity to recreate the [...]

Lisa Tuttle on the Starshipsofa podcast

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Tony C Smith writes, You can listen to the 1974 John W. Campbell Award winning Lisa Tuttle on this week's StarShipSofa (MP3) -- Tuttle is an American-born science fiction, fantasy, and horror author who's published more than a dozen novels, seven short story collections, and several non-fiction titles." Read the rest

The NHL's Radical Expansion Plan Includes The One City That The 4 Major Sports Have Avoided

With Las Vegas preparing to open a new 20,000 seat arena in 2016, there are now two reports that the NHL is prepared to award the city a franchise as part of a four-team expansion plan. Tony Gallagher of reports thatShow More Summary

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