The day after winning a Tony Award for his role of Aaron Burr in Broadway's Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr. went to film a music video. "If we could've chosen another day, we might have," the multi-talented performer says with a laugh. "It's taken 15 years for me to have a...
Nominated for six Tony Awards, Eclipsed is the first Broadway production to have an all-female cast, director, and playwright. Director Liesl Tommy breaks history as first woman of color to have a Tony nomination for Best Direction of a Play. She offers women guidance on what it takes to thrive.
David Henry Hwang has been elected chair of the American Theatre Wing, the organization that created and oversees the Tony Awards. Hwang, the playwright who won the Tony in 1988 for M. Butterfly and whose credits include Flower DrumShow More Summary
Toni Braxton and Birdman made their first appearance as a couple on Sunday.
He's a big- and small-screen legend with a Tony, a Grammy and five Emmy Awards to his name, but Dick Van Dyke isn't resting on his laurels.
It's now been two whole weeks since Meg Ryan traumatized Tony Awards audiences by daring to show up to the event with a face that is her face but is different from the face she used to have, like...
After this year's #OscarsSoWhite controversy, in which no actors of color were Oscar-nominated for their performances, it was thrilling to see a significantly more inclusive Tony Awards, in which 14 nominees were people of color. Broadway's favorite son, Lin-Manuel Miranda (whose notably diverse Hamilton picked up 16 nominations, and took ... More »
Fresh off winning a Tony Award for his roles as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton, rapper Daveed Diggs is interested in using his time off the stage to work on projects as far away from the musical as possible. "[That's] not any shade to Hamilton," he explains. "The...
After making a bunch of people very rich and winning a whopping 11 Tony Awards, what comes next for Hamilton? This summer marks the end of act one for the smash Broadway hit: Unlike Alexander Hamilton himself, many of the people involved are going to take a break from the production ... More »
Audra McDonald (center) with livestream hosts Laura Osnes and Max von Essen Photo Credit: The Tony Awards The Beacon Theatre auditorium was no doubt the room where it happened on Sunday, June 12, as Broadway toasted the best of the theatrical...Show More Summary
It’s not clear whether the diversity represented in this season’s Tony Awards is a flash in the pan or a positive sign of things to come. The post Were This Year’s Tony Awards Only a Superficial Nod to Diversity? appeared first on The Good Men Project.
The 2016 Tony Awards have come and gone, and it comes as a surprise to no one that Hamilton cleaned up the night in an impressive way. So now comes the fun part - setting out on a theater-filled journey to see all of this year's nominees and more. Show More Summary
The Humans, the family drama from Stephen Karam that won four Tony awards this month including Best Play, has found a new Broadway home. It will move a block away to the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with its first performance there set for Tuesday, August 9. The show’s final performance the Helen Hayes Theatre is Sunday, July 24. Show More Summary
Sometimes I felt like I was living in the movie Groundhog Day, but I was always 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
Walt Disney Pictures has released a new one minute trailer for QUEEN OF KATWE starring Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo (Selma), Oscar® winner and Tony Award® nominee Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) and newcomer Madina Nalwanga....Show More Summary
Oprah Winfrey celebrated The Color Purple’s Tony award in New York while Billy Eichner celebrated his eponymous TV show in Los Angeles. Vogue’s Anna Wintour joined Serena Williams at the premiere of the tennis star’s Epix documentary, Serena.
Fun Home, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2015, will mount its final performance on Broadway on September 10, producers said today. That will make it 26 preview and 582 regular performances at the Circle in the Square Theatre and 114 performances at off-Broadway’s Public Theater where it first opened in fall 2013. Show More Summary
On June 15, 2016, three days after the deadly massacre in Orlando and three days after the Tony Awards, dozens of recording artists, Broadway stars, and other celebrities gathered in a New York studio, "We Are the World" style, to record an ensemble cover of the 1965 Burt Bacharach hit "What The World Needs Now Is Love." [ more › ]
Someone deserves a standing ovation. The Andrew Lloyd Weber Foundation announced it will donate $1.3 million to the American Theatre Wing — the founder of the Tony Awards – which will distribute the money to underfunded schools in the...Show More Summary
I as lifelong music and theater lover am so over with what has happened as regards the Hamilton the Musical ticket-buying schneick show. The morning immediately following the 2016 Tony Awards broadcast, I scanned my inbox and saw, wonder of wonders/miracle of miracles, Hamilton the Musical Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster (ok, legit site, all good). Show More Summary