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2011 Tony Awards - The Acceptance Speeches!2011 Tony Awards - The Acceptance Speeches!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

Tonight is the night! The 2011 Tony Awards are now underway at the Beacon Theatre and are being broadcast live on CBS. BroadwayWorld is your one-stop shop for all things Tonys tonight including blogs, photos, videos, winners stories and more! Miss the speeches of your favorite winners? Want to relive the moment? Rounding out our coverage for the evening, check back all night for trasciptions of the winners speeches throughout the night, updating live! (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: Brian Ronan Wins 'Best Sound Design of a Musical'2011 Tony Awards: Brian Ronan Wins 'Best Sound Design of a Musical'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: Ellen Barkin Wins 'Featured Actress in a Play'2011 Tony Awards: Ellen Barkin Wins 'Featured Actress in a Play'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: Kathleen Marshall Wins 'Best Choreography' for ANYTHING GOES2011 Tony Awards: Kathleen Marshall Wins 'Best Choreography' for ANYTHING GOES
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: THE BOOK OF MORMON Wins 'Best Orchestrations'2011 Tony Awards: THE BOOK OF MORMON Wins 'Best Orchestrations'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: THE BOOK OF MORMON Win 'Best Original Score'2011 Tony Awards: THE BOOK OF MORMON Win 'Best Original Score'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Neil Patrick Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Judith Light & More at the 2011 Tony Cocktail PartyPhoto Coverage: Neil Patrick Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Judith Light & More at the 2011 Tony Cocktail Party
by Monica Simoes - Jun 12, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. The nominees were selected by an independent committee of 22 theatre professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee. The 2011 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Yesterday, a cocktail reception was held to honor the nominees before the big night. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event below! (more...)

BWW's EXCLUSIVE 2011 Tony Rehearsal LIVE Blog!BWW's EXCLUSIVE 2011 Tony Rehearsal LIVE Blog!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

The American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will air on CBS on Sunday, June 12th from 8:00 - 11:00 PM (ET/PT time delay) live from the Beacon Theatre. Now, join BroadwayWorld.com's Editor-in-Chief Robert Diamond for an exclusive blog from Tony Rehearals... Spoilers Ahead! (more...)

2011 Special Tony Awards and Honors Recipients Named - Smith, Ensler, Berloni, Drama Book Shop & More2011 Special Tony Awards and Honors Recipients Named - Smith, Ensler, Berloni, Drama Book Shop & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2011

The Tony Awards® Admonsitration Committee has announced this year's recipients in three catagories. Among the honorees are a world-renowned playwright originally from South Africa, a longtime Broadway executive, a playwright/activist known for her work in combatting volience against women, a show-business animal trainer, a venerable theatre bookshop, and an organization dedicated to promoting diversity in the theatre, film, and television. (more...)

Official! Neil Patrick Harris to Return as Tony Awards HostOfficial! Neil Patrick Harris to Return as Tony Awards Host
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2011

Golden Globe-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, will return as host of the 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards on Sunday, June 12th, live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Harris previously served as the host of the 63rd Annual Tony Awards. The Tony Awards will air live on CBS from 8:00-11:00PM (ET/PT time delay). The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

THEATRE FOR ONE Returns To Times Square 6/7-12THEATRE FOR ONE Returns To Times Square 6/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2011

In the center of the New York City Theater District, Tony Award-winning set designer Christine Jones, in association with LOT-EK® Architects, True Love Productions and Times Square Arts, presents "Theatre for One", a four foot by eight foot portable theater with one performer playing to one audience member. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special - Colman Domingo & Forrest McClendon Talk Collaborating with Legends on THE SCOTTSBORO BOYSBWW TV: Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special - Colman Domingo & Forrest McClendon Talk Collaborating with Legends on THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by Broadway Beat - Jun 11, 2011

Broadway Beat brings you an interview with Colman Domingo and Forrest McClendon, Best Featured Actor in a Musical nominees for The Scottsboro Boys. Prior to The Scottsboro Boys, Domingo starred starred as Mister Franklin/Venus of Berlin in Passing Strange, for which received an Obie Award. He reprised his roles in the film version of Passing Strange directed by Spike Lee, which made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009. In 2010, Domingo's self-penned play 'A Boy and His Soul' premiered Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theater, for which he won a GLAAD and a Lucille Lortel Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and a Drama League Award. He has also starred as Billy Flynn in Chicago. McClendon, who made his Broadway debut in The Scottsboro Boys, has appeared off-Broadway in Faith Journey. He also appeared as CC White in a 2005 Prince Music Theatre revival of Dreamgirls: The Musical in Philadelphia. His most recent theatrical project is a regional production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at the Two Rivers Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: PRISCILLA in Rehearsal at the Tonys with Paul Shaffer & Martha Wash!BWW TV Exclusive: PRISCILLA in Rehearsal at the Tonys with Paul Shaffer & Martha Wash!
by Jessica Lewis - Jun 11, 2011

As previously reported, the cast of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT will be performing the show stopper 'It's Raining Men' at the Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday, June 12. The performance will be broadcast as part of the ceremony on CBS. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the rehearsal run with special guest performers Paul Shaffer (who wrote the tune) and Martha Wash (the song's original songstress). Click below for a video preview of Sunday's production number! (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special - Victoria Clark on Why She'd Be 'Okay' With Two TonysBWW TV: Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special - Victoria Clark on Why She'd Be 'Okay' With Two Tonys
by Broadway Beat - Jun 10, 2011

Broadway Beat brings you a special interview with Victoria Clark, Best Featured Actress in a Musical nominee for Sister Act. Clark won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical in 2005 for her performance in The Light in the Piazza. She also won the Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Joseph Jefferson Award for her performance in the role. Additional Broadway credits include Urinetown, Titanic and revivals of Cabaret, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Guys and Dolls and A Grand Night For Singing. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Chicago salutes Lookingglass Theatre Company Part FiveBroadwayWorld Chicago salutes Lookingglass Theatre Company Part Five
by Misha Davenport - Jun 10, 2011

Part five of Broadway World Chicago's salute to the Lookingglass Theatre Company, the winner of the 2011 Regional Theater Tony Award. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris Gives a Tonys Sneak PeekSTAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris Gives a Tonys Sneak Peek
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2011

The Tony Awards will be broadcast live, from the Beacon Theatre on CBS, Sunday, June 12th, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay). The 2011 Tony Awards are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. In the video below, the host of the evening Neil Patrick Harris gives The Early Show's Chris Wragge a preview of about the big night. Click below to check it out! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY Tributes the Tonys!STAGE TUBE: CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY Tributes the Tonys!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2011

The 2009 Drama Desk Award winner Celebrity Autobiography performed a special one-night-only Broadway themed edition-Celebrity Autobiography Salutes the Tony Awards-on Monday, June 6 at New York's Triad Theater with a cast including Mario Cantone, Rachel Dratch, Tovah Feldshuh, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Julian Sands, Sherri Shepherd, Carol Kane and Alan Zweibel. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'I Can Do That'- Nikki M. James EditionSTAGE TUBE: 'I Can Do That'- Nikki M. James Edition
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2011

Want to know what special skills each of your favorite Tony nominees possess that you may not know about? Check out the 'I Can Do That' series, created by Sirius XM's Julie James, which we'll be running for the rest of the week exposing the hidden talents of Broadway's best. Click below for the Nikki M. James edition. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special - Ellen Barkin Talks the 'Tidal Wave' Effect of THE NORMAL HEARTBWW TV: Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special - Ellen Barkin Talks the 'Tidal Wave' Effect of THE NORMAL HEART
by Broadway Beat - Jun 10, 2011

Broadway Beat brings you Ellen Barkin, Best Featured Actress in a Play nominee for The Normal Heart. Making her Broadway debut in The Normal Heart, Barkin is stranger to the stage having appeared in such Off-Broadway works as Extremities and Eden Court. On screen, she is best known for her roles in The Big Easy and Sea of Love. She also voices the start of each Theme Time Radio Hour with host Bob Dylan on XM's 'Deep Tracks.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris Talks Tonys on THE VIEWSTAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris Talks Tonys on THE VIEW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2011

The Tony Awards will be broadcast live, from the Beacon Theatre on CBS, Sunday, June 12th, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay). The 2011 Tony Awards are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. In the video below, the host of the evening Neil Patrick Harris chats with the ladies of 'The View' about the big night. Click below to check it out! (more...)

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