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Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, CHICAGO Revival Knocks 'Em Dead, 1997Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, CHICAGO Revival Knocks 'Em Dead, 1997
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

After watching O.J. Simpson getting found not guilty, the public seemed more willing to accept the musical's cynical look at life. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- SHE LOVES ME's Jane KrakowskiPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees- SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical nominee for SHE LOVES ME, Jane Krakowski, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- BLACKBIRD's Jeff DanielsPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees- BLACKBIRD's Jeff Daniels
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role in a Play nominee for Blackbird, Jeff Daniels, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Toasts the 2016 Creative Arts Tony Nominees!Photo Coverage: Broadway Toasts the 2016 Creative Arts Tony Nominees!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 25, 2016

Just yesterday, the Tony Awards toasted this year's creative arts nominees- the many designers, directors, and choreographers who made this theatre season sparkle. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Conga-Master Sergio Trujillo Is Proud to Represent His ON YOUR FEET! FamilyTony Awards Close-Up: Conga-Master Sergio Trujillo Is Proud to Represent His ON YOUR FEET! Family
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2016

Sergio Trujillo has the audience dancing in aisles (literally) at the Marquis Theater every night. The choreographer just picked up his first Tony nomination for his work on ON YOUR FEET, an honor that he is not taking lightly. Watch below as he explains why this nomination means so much to him. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Julie Larson Accepts RENT Tonys For Her Brother Jonathan, 1996Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Julie Larson Accepts RENT Tonys For Her Brother Jonathan, 1996
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016

The sister of RENT's late author gives an inspiring message for those who are still scraping by for their art. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) have announced the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) have announced the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GUARDS AT THE TAJ & More Win at the 61st Annual Obie Awards!DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GUARDS AT THE TAJ & More Win at the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) are thrilled to announce the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). A complete list of the awards is given below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- HAMILTON's Jonathan GroffPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees- HAMILTON's Jonathan Groff
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Hamilton, Jonathan Groff, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Emily Maya Mills to Bring Her Comedy to Fort Worth in Amphibian Stage's 2016 Stand-Up SeriesEmily Maya Mills to Bring Her Comedy to Fort Worth in Amphibian Stage's 2016 Stand-Up Series
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) will present comedienne Emily Maya Mills on Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3 at 8pm.  Ms. Mills will be the third artist in Amphibian's 2016 stand-up series.  (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Is Getting Advice from a Tony-Winning Friend!Tony Awards Close-Up: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Is Getting Advice from a Tony-Winning Friend!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2016

Danielle Brooks is making her Broadway debut in The Color Purple, which also happens to be the first show that she ever saw on Broadway back when she was in high school. Now she has earned a Tony nomination for her performance as Sofia (Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical) and she's getting all of her Tonys advice from a good friend who has done it all already. Find out who below! (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Nathan Lane and Gregory Hines Get In Touch With Their Feminine Sides, 1995Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Nathan Lane and Gregory Hines Get In Touch With Their Feminine Sides, 1995
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The evening's musical comedy highlight was the pair belting out a medley of musical theatre hits written for women. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Scenic Designer Beowulf Boritt Picks Up His Third Nomination!Tony Awards Close-Up: Scenic Designer Beowulf Boritt Picks Up His Third Nomination!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2016

He filled Studio 54 with water (yes, really!) and now is his being recognized for his ingenuity! Beowulf Borit picked up his third Tony nomination for his brilliant design of Therese Raquin and now he is telling us what the honor means to him! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Jennifer Simard Opens Up About her All-But-Disastrous Nomination!Tony Awards Close-Up: Jennifer Simard Opens Up About her All-But-Disastrous Nomination!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2016

The Queen of Off Broadway has officially arrived! DISASTER might not mark Jennifer Simard's Broadway debut, but it has certainly launched her into a new level of stardom, as her portrayal of 'Sister Mary' has earned her love from critics and audiences alike. How did she land here? She explains below! (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn Honored For Lifetime Achievement, 1994Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn Honored For Lifetime Achievement, 1994
by Michael Dale - May 22, 2016

The great couple of the theatre was presented with the first-ever Tony Award for a lifetime of work. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT's Jessica LangePhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees- LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT's Jessica Lange
by Walter McBride - May 22, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Play nominee for Long Day's Journey Into Night, Jessica Lange, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/21/2016
by - May 21, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/21/2016. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: DAMES AT SEA's Randy Skinner Has Tapped His Way to Another Nomination!Tony Awards Close-Up: DAMES AT SEA's Randy Skinner Has Tapped His Way to Another Nomination!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2016

Randy Skinner is a tap dancing master and his resume is proof of it. The four-time Tony nominee just earned a nod for his work on DAMES AT SEA (Best Choreography) and he is just as happy about it as he was the first time! (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Chita Rivera's Triumphant Return in KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, 1993Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Chita Rivera's Triumphant Return in KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, 1993
by Michael Dale - May 21, 2016

The Broadway legend returns after an injury that required 18 screws to be inserted into her broken leg. (more...)

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