American Theatre Wing News

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does Mary Beth Peil Feel Returning to the Tony Awards 32 Years Later? Find Out!Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does Mary Beth Peil Feel Returning to the Tony Awards 32 Years Later? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2017

After a career in opera, Mary Beth Peil made her Broadway debut in 1985's THE KING AND I, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. Now, 32 years later, she's back on the ballot, earning herself a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performances as the dazzling Dowager Empress in Anastasia. Below, watch as she explains the promises she made to herself 32 years ago, and how surreal this moment is for her! (more...)

Spectrum News NY1 to Air ON STAGE LIVE RED CARPET TO THE TONYS, 6/11Spectrum News NY1 to Air ON STAGE LIVE RED CARPET TO THE TONYS, 6/11
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Spectrum News NY1's On Stage will deliver its signature Broadway coverage with an exclusive two-hour Live Red Carpet to the Tonys special at the 71st Annual Tony Awards® on Sunday, June 11. (more...)

Rushin' to the Tonys: The Die-Hards Get Ready for Broadway's Biggest Night!Rushin' to the Tonys: The Die-Hards Get Ready for Broadway's Biggest Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2017

Where can you find Broadway's most devoted fans? The rush lines, of course! In the video below, watch as Katie Lynch takes to the streets in the wee hours of the morning (muffins in tow) to talk all things Tonys with ordinary theatre nerds like you! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: What Moment Helped ANASTASIA's Linda Cho Decide to Become a Costume Designer? Find Out!Tony Awards Close-Up: What Moment Helped ANASTASIA's Linda Cho Decide to Become a Costume Designer? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2017

Hands down, one of the most memorable parts of Broadway's Anastasia is the show's spectacular costumes. Earning costume designer Lina Cho a Tony Nomination for her beautiful work, the details in every outfit, from the peasants' clothes to the Romanovs's gowns, delight audiences across the globe 8 days a week. Below, watch as Linda describes what it's like to live in the world of ANASTASIA and what lead her to become a costume designer! (more...)

Songs of the Season- Belt Your Face Off to Our 2017 Tonys Playlist!Songs of the Season- Belt Your Face Off to Our 2017 Tonys Playlist!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Need the ultimate Broadway playlist for your Tonys party? We've got you covered. Celebrate the songs of the season, whether they be advice from Dolly, letters from Evan, or laments from Pierre. From Whizzer to Wonka, Islanders to Dreamers, Vietnam to Punxsutawney, and everything in between... Your Broadway belt-session awaits!  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Michael GreifPhoto Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Michael Greif
by Walter McBride - Jun 9, 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 Direction of a Musical nominee for Dear Evan Hansen- Michael Greif, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Sam Pinkleton Explains How He Made GREAT COMET Take Flight!Tony Awards Close-Up: Sam Pinkleton Explains How He Made GREAT COMET Take Flight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2017

Sam Pinkleton picked up his first ever Tony nomination for his choreography in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Below, he explains why helping the show (and its movement) to grow on its journey to Broadway was his favorite part of the Comet's arc. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 9th, 2017 - It's Tonys Weekend!BWW Morning Brief June 9th, 2017 - It's Tonys Weekend!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 9, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: NAPOLI, BROOKLN begins previews Off-Broadway tonight, and (perhaps more importantly) Kevin Spacey hosts the 71st Annual Tony Awards on Sunday night! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How'd Lucas Steele Get Here? The GREAT COMET Star Explains His Journey to BroadwayTony Awards Close-Up: How'd Lucas Steele Get Here? The GREAT COMET Star Explains His Journey to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2017

Anatole is so much more than hot. Lucas Steele has been a part of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 from the very beginning, and in his years in the show, he's developed an incredibly nuanced version of Tolstoy's character. Below, watch as he explains why this is the project of his dreams.  (more...)

Alexis Michelle's IT TAKES A WOMAN to Hit Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekAlexis Michelle's IT TAKES A WOMAN to Hit Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, welcomes back Alexis Michelle, star of Season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race, for the final performance of her headline run of her solo show It Takes A Woman next Thursday, June 13, 2017 at 9:30 PM. This time with lots of surprises for Pride including a duest with Andrew Keenan-Bolger! (more...)

Join Rosie O'Donnell at the Mega-Hit HAMILTON and Support a Good Cause with Charitybuzz!Join Rosie O'Donnell at the Mega-Hit HAMILTON and Support a Good Cause with Charitybuzz!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Charitybuzz recently announced the first ever curated Broadway Auction, part of the successful Charitybuzz Curates program, featuring bidding opportunities to meet Broadway's biggest names, exclusive backstage access at the Great White Way's hottest shows, VIP seats to standing-room-only engagements, and more-all to benefit charity. The Charitybuzz Broadway Auction runs through June 13 at Charitybuzz.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - GREAT COMET's Josh GrobanPhoto Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - GREAT COMET's Josh Groban
by Walter McBride - Jun 8, 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 Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812- Josh Groban, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Costume Designer David Zinn Talks A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2Tony Awards Close-Up: Costume Designer David Zinn Talks A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2017

Diving 'into the 19th century part' of A Doll's House, Part 2, costume designer David Zinn got to design the beautiful period pieces that don the 'four of the most amazing actors' on Broadway. Earning a Tony nomination for Best Costume Design of a Play, watch below as David explains what it's like to live in the world of A DOLL'S HOUSE and why he never thought he'd do anything other than designing costumes and sets! (more...)

Breaking: Who Will Perform at the 2017 Tony Awards? List Announced!Breaking: Who Will Perform at the 2017 Tony Awards? List Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The Tony Awards have announced an incredible line up of performances for the 71stAnnual Tony Awards, which will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on CBS, Sunday, June 11th, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay). The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: From Nam to Nom- Broadway Baby Eva Noblezada Talks Bringing Kim HomeBackstage with Richard Ridge: From Nam to Nom- Broadway Baby Eva Noblezada Talks Bringing Kim Home
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 8, 2017

Eva Noblezada is living the American dream. She may be just a Broadway baby, but after making her debut at the age of 21, the Miss Saigon star has earned a Tony Award for her portrayal of Kim. Below, watch as she explains to Richard Ridge how she ended up at the Broadway Theatre and why she never thought it would happen! (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 3: Celebrating One Singular Sensation, Baayork LeeVIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 3: Celebrating One Singular Sensation, Baayork Lee
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Will Tony Day Be Johanna Day's Big Day?Backstage with Richard Ridge: Will Tony Day Be Johanna Day's Big Day?
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 7, 2017

After making her Broadway debut in 2000's Proof, Johanna Day earned her first Tony nomination for her performance as Claire. Now sixteen years later, she's back in her second Tony-nominated role- Tracey in Sweat. Below, watch as tells Richard Ridge why she's ready for it this time around! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Do You Make a Mega-Hit? Michael Greif Explains the Magic of DEAR EVAN HANSENTony Awards Close-Up: How Do You Make a Mega-Hit? Michael Greif Explains the Magic of DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2017

An emotionally harrowing journey, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is a story that's hits home for a lot of its audience members. At the helm of this production is Michael Greif, who earned a Tony nomination for Best Director of a Musical for his part in bringing this story to life. Below, watch as he tries to remember when he first realized he wanted to be a director, and explain what it's like to constantly live in the world of DEAR EVAN HANSEN!  (more...)

TheatreSquared to Break Ground on Permanent Home, Launch 'Our Next Stage' CampaignTheatreSquared to Break Ground on Permanent Home, Launch 'Our Next Stage' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller today announced that, on June 23 at 4pm, the company will break ground on the region's first dedicated, permanent home for professional theatre and publicly launch the Our Next Stage Campaign, a $34 million effort to fully fund construction and establish an artistic, operating and education reserve. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - HELLO, DOLLY!'s Gavin CreelPhoto Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - HELLO, DOLLY!'s Gavin Creel
by Walter McBride - Jun 7, 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 Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Hello, Dolly!- Gavin Creel, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

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