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In the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees - Emily SkeggsIn the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees - Emily Skeggs
by Walter McBride - May 27, 2015

Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Throughout the month, we will continue our Tonys coverage by bringing you exclusive photos by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! Below, meet Emily Skeggs, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Fuun Home. (more...)

BWW Readers' Countdown: The Greatest Tonys Performances of the Past Five Years- #10BWW Readers' Countdown: The Greatest Tonys Performances of the Past Five Years- #10
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

BroadwayWorld is counting down to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). All month, We've been asking you to weigh in on your favorite Tonys performances from the past five years, and the time has come to reveal the winners. As the ceremony approaches, we'll be bringing you YOUR CHOICES! Below, we bring you #10: American Idiot (2010)- 'American Idiot.' Check back tomorrow to find out who landed in the #9 spot! (more...)

Just In: Jessie Mueller & James Monroe Iglehart to Host Creative Arts TONY AWARDS!Just In: Jessie Mueller & James Monroe Iglehart to Host Creative Arts TONY AWARDS!
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2015

The Tony Awards have announced that Tony Award winners Jessie Mueller and James Monroe Iglehart will co-host the Creative Arts Awards. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Christian Borle and Brian d'Arcy JamesIn the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Christian Borle and Brian d'Arcy James
by Walter McBride - May 26, 2015

Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Throughout the month, we will continue our Tonys coverage by bringing you exclusive photos by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! Below, meet Christian Borle and Brian d'Arcy James, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured/Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Something Rotten! (more...)

2014-15 Season Is Broadway's Best Attended, Highest Grossing in Recorded History2014-15 Season Is Broadway's Best Attended, Highest Grossing in Recorded History
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Broadway League has released end-of-season statistics for the 2014 - 2015 season, which began May 26, 2014 and ended May 24, 2015.  For the 2014 - 2015 season, total attendances reached 13,104,078 million, and Broadway shows yielded $1,365,232,182 billion in grosses, the best attended and highest grossing season in Broadway recorded history! All new and continuing productions ran a total of 1,626 playing weeks, a record that shows this was Broadway's healthiest season! (more...)

BWW Readers' Countdown: The Greatest Tonys Performances of the Past Five Years- Honorable Mentions!BWW Readers' Countdown: The Greatest Tonys Performances of the Past Five Years- Honorable Mentions!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld is counting down to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). All month, We've been asking you to weigh in on your favorite Tonys performances from the past five years, and the time has come to reveal the winners. As the ceremony approaches, we'll be bringing you YOUR CHOICES! Below, we bring you three performances that fell just shy of the Top Ten list- La Cage Aux Folles (2010)- 'The Best of Times', Memphis (2010)- 'Steal Your Rock 'N' Roll,' and The Book of Mormon (2011)- 'I Believe.' Check back tomorrow to find out who landed in the #10 spot! (more...)

2015-16 Tony Awards Nominating Committee Announced; Find Out Who's New & Who's Returning!2015-16 Tony Awards Nominating Committee Announced; Find Out Who's New & Who's Returning!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today the Nominating Committee for the 2015-2016 Broadway season.  The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.  (more...)

BWW TV: Tony Nominess Gather to Toast the Creative Arts at DESIGNED TO CELEBRATE!BWW TV: Tony Nominess Gather to Toast the Creative Arts at DESIGNED TO CELEBRATE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2015

Earlier this week, the theatre community gathered at Hudson Terrace to celebrate the nominees for 2015 Creative Arts Tony Awards at 'Designed to Celebrate.' BroadwayWorld was there for the big night to chat with this season's creative geniuses, and you can check out interviews with all of the attendees below! (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago to Host GAME NIGHT WITH PETER SAGAL, 6/27The House Theatre of Chicago to Host GAME NIGHT WITH PETER SAGAL, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Due to popular demand, The House Theatre of Chicago is excited to announce the second Game Night with Peter Sagal, the host of NPR's quiz game show, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, Saturday, June 27 8pm - 11pm at the new Cards Against Humanity Headquarters, at 1917 N. Elston Ave. Event tickets are $50 and include admission, unlimited game play, and plenty of beer. Prize drawing entries are also available for $5 each, with prizes including a tabletop game package and a Wait Wait... prize package. This event is for ages 21+. Space is limited to 100 guests. Tickets are on sale through The House Theatre of Chicago by calling 773.769.3832 or at theHouseTheatre.com. (more...)

Civic Theatre to Host 5th Annual Tonys & Tapas EventCivic Theatre to Host 5th Annual Tonys & Tapas Event
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

On Saturday, June 6, the evening before the nationally televised Tony Awards Ceremony, Civic Theatre of Allentown will present its 5th annual Tonys & Tapas Benefit to raise money for the Allentown theatre's general operating fund. Guests will enjoy vocal performances of selections from recent Broadway shows, as well as samplings from some of the Valley's finest restaurants and caterers. The event will also feature a live auction, open wine-beer-champagne bar, and special surprises. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori & More Turn Out for Tony Awards Creative Arts Cocktail PartyPhoto Coverage: Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori & More Turn Out for Tony Awards Creative Arts Cocktail Party
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 21, 2015

Christian Borle, FUN HOME's Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, Max Von Essen and many more gathered last nightfor the Tony Awards Creative Arts Nominees Reception, and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the night! (more...)

BWW TV: Inside the Winners' Room at the 60th Annual Obie Awards!BWW TV: Inside the Winners' Room at the 60th Annual Obie Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice just presented the winners of the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. The Public Theater's Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda (including special citations for Andy Blankenbuehler, Thomas Kail, and Alex Lacamoire) received the OBIE Award for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $1,000 check. The Signature Theatre's Founding Artistic Director James Houghton received the OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement. The Awards were hosted by OBIE Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria ('Orange is the New Black'). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the winners room below! (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Nathaniel ParkerIn the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Nathaniel Parker
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2015

Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Throughout the month, we will continue our Tonys coverage by bringing you exclusive photos by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! Below, meet Nathaniel Parker, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play nominee for Wolf Hall: Parts 1&2. (more...)

Charlotte St. Martin Named President of The Broadway LeagueCharlotte St. Martin Named President of The Broadway League
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Robert E. Wankel, Chairman of the Broadway League and President & Co-CEO of the Shubert Organization announced today that the League's Executive Committee has elected Charlotte St. Martin to the position of President. The Broadway League is the trade association representing commercial theatre in the United States, whose members include producers, theatre owners, and presenters of Broadway across the country and internationally. (more...)

Find Out Which 2015 Tony-Nominated Shows - And Those Not Nominated - Will Take the Stage at This Year's Awards!Find Out Which 2015 Tony-Nominated Shows - And Those Not Nominated - Will Take the Stage at This Year's Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Tony Awards have announced a portion of the line-up of performances for the 69th Annual Tony Awards. The 2015 Tony Awards will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on CBS, on Sunday, June 7th 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay) and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

First Performers Announced for 69th Annual TONY AWARDSFirst Performers Announced for 69th Annual TONY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

The first group of performers have been announced for THE 69TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, airing live on Sunday, June 7 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Beth MaloneIn the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Beth Malone
by Walter McBride - May 19, 2015

Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Throughout the month, we will continue our Tonys coverage by bringing you exclusive photos by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! Below, meet Beth Malone, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Fun Home. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Off-Broadway's Finest Celebrate Wins at the 60th Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: Off-Broadway's Finest Celebrate Wins at the 60th Annual Obie Awards!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - May 19, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice just presented the winners of the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. The Public Theater's Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda (including special citations for Andy Blankenbuehler, Thomas Kail, and Alex Lacamoire) received the OBIE Award for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $1,000 check. The Signature Theatre's Founding Artistic Director James Houghton received the OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement. The Awards were hosted by OBIE Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria ('Orange is the New Black'). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the winners room below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 60th Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 60th Annual Obie Awards!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - May 19, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice just presented the winners of the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. The Public Theater's Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda (including special citations for Andy Blankenbuehler, Thomas Kail, and Alex Lacamoire) received the OBIE Award for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $1,000 check. The Signature Theatre's Founding Artistic Director James Houghton received the OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement. The Awards were hosted by OBIE Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria ('Orange is the New Black'). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from last night's red carpet below! Click here for a full list of winners (more...)

HAMILTON, Darko Tresnjak, Ayad Akhtar & More Win 2015 Obie Awards - Full List!HAMILTON, Darko Tresnjak, Ayad Akhtar & More Win 2015 Obie Awards - Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice just announced the winners of the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. (more...)

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