American Theatre Wing News

Tony Awards Close-Up: Words Fail First-Time Nominee Ben Platt of DEAR EVAN HANSEN!Tony Awards Close-Up: Words Fail First-Time Nominee Ben Platt of DEAR EVAN HANSEN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2017

Dear Ben Platt,  Today is going to be a good day, and here's why. Today, you're a Tony nominee! Self-professed theatre geek Ben Platt is living the dream as a first time Tony nominee for is performance as the title character in Dear Evan Hansen. Watch below as he explains why the troubled teen and his story means so much to him. (more...)

VIDEO : Tonys Spotlight on the Man Who Made HOLIDAY INN Dance- Denis Jones!VIDEO : Tonys Spotlight on the Man Who Made HOLIDAY INN Dance- Denis Jones!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2017

Denis Jones has taken his career from chorus boy to choreographer, and now Tony nominee! He just picked up his first nomination for his work on Roundabout Theatre Company's Holiday Inn, a joyous throwback to musicals of the MGM-era. Below, watch as he chats with Richard Ridge about how he drew inspiration from the past and made innovative and exciting dances for today. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - MISS SAIGON's Eva NoblezadaPhoto Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - MISS SAIGON's Eva Noblezada
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Miss Saigon- Eva Noblezada, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: What Moment Made A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2's Laurie Metcalf Want to Become an Actor? Find Out!Tony Awards Close-Up: What Moment Made A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2's Laurie Metcalf Want to Become an Actor? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2017

Making a return back to Broadway after 'coming through Chicago via LA,' Laurie Metcalf recently earned herself a Best Actress in a Play Tony nomination for her performance in A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2. Though she's had a pretty seasoned career, what was the official moment she realized she could do this whole acting thing for a living? Watch below to find out!  (more...)

American Blues Theater Sets 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival LineupAmerican Blues Theater Sets 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival.  (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Find Out Why Awards Season Makes OSLO's Jefferson Mays Giddy!Tony Awards Close-Up: Find Out Why Awards Season Makes OSLO's Jefferson Mays Giddy!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2017

Three years after taking Broadway by storm as the D'Ysquith clan (second Tony nomination), Jefferson Mays is back! His current role as OSLO's Terje Rod-Larsen has earned him his third nomination, for best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, and he's telling us why this time of year has him acting delirious and giddy all over again!  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - FALSETTOS' Christian BorlePhoto Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - FALSETTOS' Christian Borle
by Walter McBride - May 19, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Falsettos- Christian Borle, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

BWW Interview: Choreographer Denis Jones on Tony Nomination and MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill PlayhouseBWW Interview: Choreographer Denis Jones on Tony Nomination and MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Bob Rizzo - May 19, 2017

Tony-nominee Denis Jones talks HOLIDAY INN, his journey as a choreographer, and MARY POPPINS at Papermill Playhouse (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Sandbox SeriesSan Francisco Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Sandbox Series
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English; Producing Director Susi Damilano) today announced the three plays that will comprise its 2017-2018 Sandbox Series of World Premieres. The season explores Americans at work in contemporary society-from the world of video game design, to a typical office job, to a new business in Austria's most notorious birthplace. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION's Corey HawkinsPhoto Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION's Corey Hawkins
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Play nominee for Six Degrees of Separation- Corey Hawkins, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL Gets Off-Broadway Concert This JuneBRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL Gets Off-Broadway Concert This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Prospect Theater Company in association with Amas Musical Theatre will present a one-night-only concert presentation of Bridges: A New Musical on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: It's All About the Pink for WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole!Tony Awards Close-Up: It's All About the Pink for WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2017

It's been eleven years since two-time Tony winner Christine Ebersole has graced the Broadway stage in a musical. Now she's back and better than ever as cosmetics icon Elizabeth Arden in War Paint. Below, watch as she explains why she's so grateful to be back at the Tonys party! (more...)

 Photo Coverage: Meet the Tony Nominees - OSLO's Jennifer Ehle Photo Coverage: Meet the Tony Nominees - OSLO's Jennifer Ehle
by Walter McBride - May 17, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Play nominee for Oslo- Jennifer Ehle, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: From HAMILTON to HANSEN, Music Man Alex Lacamoire Is Back for More!Tony Awards Close-Up: From HAMILTON to HANSEN, Music Man Alex Lacamoire Is Back for More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2017

On the heels of his work on the Tonys juggernaut of 2016, Alec Lacamoire has shifted gears from Hamilton to Hansen, earning a Tony nomination for Best Orchestrations. Below, watch as he reveals why he believes in the importance of this story, and how he keeps cool during awards season.  (more...)

IN THE WORKS Opens at the Duplex Sunday 5/21IN THE WORKS Opens at the Duplex Sunday 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On Sunday May 21st at 9:30pm, Honeck-Moss Productions is proud to present "In The Works."  This exciting monthly series was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment.  It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Will OSLO's Jennifer Ehle Negotiate a Third Tony Award?Tony Awards Close-Up: Will OSLO's Jennifer Ehle Negotiate a Third Tony Award?
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2017

A decade after her last foray on Broadway, two-time Tony winner Jennifer Ehle is back in the groundbreaking Oslo. Her performance as peace negotiator 'Mona Juul' has brought her back to the Tonys party and she couldn't be more thrilled! (more...)

Serenbe's ROBIN HOOD to Feature Immersive Sherwood Forest, Zip LineSerenbe's ROBIN HOOD to Feature Immersive Sherwood Forest, Zip Line
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), will present ROBIN HOOD, new adaptation by Rachel Teagle. The show is directed by Broadway's Paul McGill with original music by GRAMMY nominee John Burke. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Tony Nominees - OSLO's Jefferson MaysPhoto Coverage: Meet the Tony Nominees - OSLO's Jefferson Mays
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Play nominee for Oslo- Jefferson Mays, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: THE LITTLE FOXES' Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon Prove Two Is Better Than OneTony Awards Close-Up: THE LITTLE FOXES' Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon Prove Two Is Better Than One
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2017

In this production of THE LITTLE FOXES, actresses Laura Linney Cynthia Nixon alternate playing the roles of Regina and Birdie in Lillian Hellman's legendary play about greed and ambition. Both are nominated for a Tony Award, Cynthia for Best Featured Actress in a Play, and Laura for Best Actress in a Play. Below, watch as they describe what it's like working with acclaimed director Daniel Sullivan and what it feels like to be nominated for a Tony together!  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Rachel Bay JonesPhoto Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Rachel Bay Jones
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Dear Evan Hansen- Rachel Bay Jones, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

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