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Tony Awards Close-Up: Funnyman Christopher Fitzgerald Loves His Weirdo Character in WAITRESSTony Awards Close-Up: Funnyman Christopher Fitzgerald Loves His Weirdo Character in WAITRESS
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2016

From the moment Christopher Fitzgerld enters the stage in Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson's WAITRESS, the comic genius begins. He plays Ogie in a performance that has earned him his third Tony Nomination (Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical). How does he do it? Find out below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny BursteinPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein
by Walter McBride - May 20, 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 Musical nominee for Fiddler on the Roof, Danny Burstein, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, The Great Gregory Hines in JELLY'S LAST JAM, 1992Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, The Great Gregory Hines in JELLY'S LAST JAM, 1992
by Michael Dale - May 20, 2016

Twenty-four years before SHUFFLE ALONG, Gregory Hines starred in another George C. Wolfe musical about African-American performing artists. (more...)

The NOLA Project to Launch 5th High School Summer IntensiveThe NOLA Project to Launch 5th High School Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On the heels of the announcement of their 11th season of plays, The NOLA Project is pleased to announce applications are open for its annual High School Intensive.  (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: He's a Music Man- How Long Did it Take Alex Lacamoire to Orchestrate HAMILTON? Find Out!Tony Awards Close-Up: He's a Music Man- How Long Did it Take Alex Lacamoire to Orchestrate HAMILTON? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2016

Just call him the music man. Alex Lacamoire is the man in charge of the sound of HAMILTON. As music director, he heads the show's orchestra nightly at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, and as the orchestrator, he has earned his second Tony nomination. So long long did it take for him to bring Lin-Manuel Miranda's music to life? He's telling all below! (more...)

Colman Domingo, Danai Gurira, Savion Glover, Norm Lewis, Lisa Kron and More to Present at 2016 Obie Awards; OITNB, Leslie Odom, Jr. to Perform!Colman Domingo, Danai Gurira, Savion Glover, Norm Lewis, Lisa Kron and More to Present at 2016 Obie Awards; OITNB, Leslie Odom, Jr. to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voic have just announced the star-studded line-up of presenters at the 61st Annual Obie Awards. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman and Sierra Boggess to Lead Social Media for 2016 STARS IN THE ALLEYSCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman and Sierra Boggess to Lead Social Media for 2016 STARS IN THE ALLEY
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Can't be there live? Don't sweat it. 2016 Tony Award Nominee Alex Brightman and his School of Rock The Musical co-star, Sierra Boggess have been named social media correspondents for the 2016 STARS IN THE ALLEY concert, presented by United Airlines. The pair will post on social media throughout the event, keeping fans up-to-date on all of the action behind the scenes and on stage. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Lea Salonga, Jonathan Pryce, Hinton Battle in MISS SAIGON, 1991Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Lea Salonga, Jonathan Pryce, Hinton Battle in MISS SAIGON, 1991
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The controversy over casting nearly kept the West End hit from coming to Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT's Michael ShannonPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees- LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT's Michael Shannon
by Walter McBride - May 19, 2016

On May 4, the 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 a Featured Role in a Play nominee Michael Shannon, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

ANDROMEDA and More Slated for 2016 Arkansas New Play FestivalANDROMEDA and More Slated for 2016 Arkansas New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

TheatreSquared Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller announced today the lineup of new plays for the eighth annual Arkansas New Play Festival. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Birthday, Bar Mitzvah, Christmas? None Make Alex Brightman Happier Than His Tony Nomination!Tony Awards Close-Up: Birthday, Bar Mitzvah, Christmas? None Make Alex Brightman Happier Than His Tony Nomination!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2016

As the head of the class at School of Rock, Alex Brightman creates a rock concert every night for the audience at the Winter Garden Theatre. His take on Dewey Finn (or Mr. Schneebly) has earned him his first Tony nomination for Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and he doesn't quite know how to properly celebrate. Find out what we mean below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees - WAITRESS' Christopher FitzgeraldPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees - WAITRESS' Christopher Fitzgerald
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2016

On May 4, the 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 Christopher Fitzgerald, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Michael Jeter in GRAND HOTEL, 1990Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Michael Jeter in GRAND HOTEL, 1990
by Michael Dale - May 18, 2016

The beloved performer was battling addictions and had left the business when he was called to audition for Tommy Tune. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. WILL Be In the Room Where It Happens on June 12!Tony Awards Close-Up: HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. WILL Be In the Room Where It Happens on June 12!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2016

All year he's been singing about he room where it happens, and on June 12 he'll be there. Leslie Odom, Jr. has earned raves for his portrayal of HAMILTON bad guy Aaron Burr- a performance that just earned him a Tony nomination (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical). What's been the best part of his wild HAMILTON journey? He explains below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- DISASTER!'s Jennifer SimardPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees- DISASTER!'s Jennifer Simard
by Walter McBride - May 17, 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 Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Disaster!, Jennifer Simard, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

James Corden Teases HAMILTON-Like Rap Battle with Lin-Manuel Miranda on 2016 TONY'sJames Corden Teases HAMILTON-Like Rap Battle with Lin-Manuel Miranda on 2016 TONY's
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

In all-new interview with ET, TONY AWARDS host James Corden teases the idea of opening up the live awards show with a HAMILTON-like rap with multiple Tony nominee and master rapper Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Bill Irwin in LARGELY NEW YORK, 1989Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Bill Irwin in LARGELY NEW YORK, 1989
by Michael Dale - May 17, 2016

Irwin received four Tony nominations in 1989 for his neo-vaudeville adventure. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Michael Arden Explains the 'Fever Dream' that was SPRING AWAKENINGTony Awards Close-Up: Michael Arden Explains the 'Fever Dream' that was SPRING AWAKENING
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2016

Michael Arden has been a part of the New York theatre community for quite a while, having made his debut in the 2003 revival of BIG RIVER. This year he stepped behind the scenes, making his Broadway directing debut with Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING (for which he was nominated for Best Direction of a Musical). How did he end up here? Watch below to find out! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- SHE LOVES ME's Zachary LeviPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees- SHE LOVES ME's Zachary Levi
by Walter McBride - May 16, 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 Musical nominee for She Loves Me, Zachary Levi, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Photo Flash: Host James Corden Ready to Roll in New TONY AWARDS Poster & Promo ShotsPhoto Flash: Host James Corden Ready to Roll in New TONY AWARDS Poster & Promo Shots
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Past Tony Award-winner and 'The Late Late Show' host James Corden will host THE 70TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, airing live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Sunday, June 12 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

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