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American Theatre Wing Receives NEA Grant for SpringboardNYC, Theatre Intern Group Programs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the American Theatre Wing is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The American Theatre Wing is recommended for a $20,000 grant to support their SpringboardNYC and Theatre Intern Group programs. (more...)

Tony Awards Administration Committee to Meet Final Time this Season on April 25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that the Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet for the final time this season on April 25 to determine the eligibility for the final productions of the 2013-14 season. The Tony Awards Administration Committee has met three previous times throughout the 2013-2014 season to decide the eligibility for the 68th Annual Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

Charlotte Wilcox, Joe Benincasa & Joan Marcus to Be Honored with Special Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced this year's recipients of 2014 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. These honors will be presented at the Tony Honors Cocktail Party, a private cocktail reception, on Monday, June 2nd at the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe. The 2014 Tony Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 8th on CBS, and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

2013 Tony Awards' Second Screen Honored in 18th Annual Webby Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The Tony Awards Second Screen have been selected as an official honoree in the Media & Entertainment category for the 18th Annual Webby Awards. TonyAwards.com's Second Screen developed by IBM, Tony Award Productions and Serino Coyne was introduced for the 2013 Tony Awards. The Tonys Second Screen experience was the first-ever ultimate interactive, online companion to the Tony Awards telecast on CBS. On Tony night, viewers were able to visit TonyAwards.com and enjoy a continuous scroll of content that is synchronized with the awards show, unfolding live on your computer screen, mobile phone, or tablet. Viewers were also able to watch the red carpet and media room live. (more...)

Tony Awards to Honor Rosie O'Donnell with 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that Rosie O'Donnell will receive the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award. This award will be presented at the 2014 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 8th. The 2014 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu Set to Announce 2014 Tony Nominees on 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Tony Awards have just announced that the 2014 Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, April 29 (8:30am) from the Paramount Hotel. This year's announcement will be co-hosted by multiple SAG and Emmy nominated actress and star of ELEMENTARY on CBS, Lucy Liu, and Tony-nominated star of HBO's LOOKING & Disney's FROZEN, Jonathan Groff. Also in attendance will be: William Ivey Long, Chairman of the American Theatre Wing; Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing; Nick Scandalios, Chairman of The Broadway League; Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of the Broadway League. (more...)

Official 2014 Tony Awards Calendar Announced; Nominees to Meet the Press on 4/30!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Tony Awards have announced that the Paramount Hotel will also host the Meet the Nominees Press Reception on Wednesday, April 30th and the 2014 Tony Nominee Luncheon on Tuesday, May 20th. Additionally, the Paramount Hotel will host the 2014 Tony Honors Cocktail Reception on Monday, June 2nd, which will present the Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre, the Regional Theatre Award and celebrate the 2014 Special Award Recipients. The 2014 Tony Award Nominations on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The live ceremony will take place at the Paramount Hotel's newly renovated Diamond Horseshoe. (more...)

Sara Cooper, Zach Redler & Shaina Taub Receive American Theatre Wing's 2014 Jonathan Larson Grants
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the recipients of the 2014 Jonathan Larson Grants are writing team Sara Cooper (lyricist/bookwriter) & Zach Redler (composer), receiving $12,500 and the Running Deer Residency; and Shaina Taub (composer/lyricist), receiving $12,500. The prestigious grants, totaling $15,000 more than last year's grants, will be presented on Monday, April 7, 2014 at a private event at the WNYC Greene Space. The event will feature special performances of the recipients' work. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to be Honored at American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

The American Theatre Wing has announced that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 15 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor Dame Angela Lansbury, who has served as Honorary Chairman of the American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees since 2010. CeCe Black, Anki Leeds, and Sir Howard Stringer will serve as Gala co-chairs. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Announces 2014 Tony Awards Hosting Duties & Details In New Video Clip
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 11, 2014

Tony Award-winning Hollywood and Broadway superstar Hugh Jackman announces his appointment as host and details this year's 2014 Tony Awards telecast as part of a new social media video now available to view. (more...)

Breaking News: He's Back! Hugh Jackman Set to Host 2014 Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Tony Award winner, Academy Award® nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor Hugh Jackman returns to host THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 8 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will be Jackman's fourth time hosting the Tony Awards. He previously hosted the 57th, 58th, and 59th Annual Tony Awards. Jackman received an Emmy Award for hosting the 58th Annual Tony Awards in the category of Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program. (more...)

Photo Coverage: UJA Honors Ted Chapin with 2014 Excellence in Theater Award
by Jessica Gordon - Jan 28, 2014

Just last night, Broadway's elite gathered to honor Ted Chapin, president of Rodgers & Hammerstein (a division of Imagem), at UJA-Federation of New York's Theater Division 2014 Excellence in Theater Award Dinner. Among the attendees included Tony Award nominees and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella co-stars Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes, and Billy Stritch, Grammy-winning composer, musical director, and performer. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

White Cherry Entertainment Renewed as Tony Awards Production Team Through 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, announced today that White Cherry Entertainment will serve as the production team for the annual theater awards for three more years. White Cherry Entertainment's founders Glenn Weiss (Executive Producer/Director) and Ricky Kirshner (Executive Producer) have served as the Tony Awards' production team since 2003. (more...)

Photo Flash: Joel Grey, Jefferson Mays & More Visit QUEEN OF THE NIGHT at Newly Renovated Diamond Horseshoe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Last Sunday, Rick Miramontez & O&M Co. hosted a party at Queen of the Night that included some Broadway notables for a preview of the newly renovated Diamond Horseshoe, located in a subterranean space beneath Aby Rosen's Landmark Paramount Hotel in Times Square. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

2013 Tony Awards Scores Directors Guild Award Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Glenn Weiss and the directing team of the 67th Annual Tony Awards, have been nominated with a Directors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports-Specials. This is Mr. Weiss' 10th DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2012 for the 61st, 64th, 65th and 66th Annual Tony Awards. He was previously nominated in this category in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008, all for the 55th, 56th, 59th, 60th, 62nd-Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

2014 Tony Awards Committee Determines Eligibility of 14 Shows - GLASS MENAGERIE, BIG FISH, AFTER MIDNIGHT, MACBETH and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the second time this season to determine the eligibility of 14 Broadway productions for the 2014 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2013-2014 season to decide the eligibility for the 68th Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

Broadway's Plays in Repertory- What They Mean for the 2014 Tony Awards
by BWW Features - Oct 11, 2013

With several plays in repertory opening on Broadway this year, theatre fans are already wondering what this will mean for the 2014 Tony Awards. Both NO MAN'S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT and TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III will take Broadway bows this fall, featuring such stage heavyweights as Mark Rylance, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and more- but will they be eligible for both of their performances? (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the American Theatre Wing Gala Cocktail Party!
by Walter McBride - Sep 17, 2013

BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the cocktail party below! Click here to check out photos from the red carpet! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the American Theatre Wing Gala Red Carpet with Honoree Harold Prince & More!
by Walter McBride - Sep 17, 2013

The American Theatre Wing (William Ivey Long, Chair; Heather Hitchens, Executive Director) announced today that its annual gala, held last night at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising nearly $700,000 (besting the previous record, which was set in 2012, by approximately $100,000). All proceeds from the evening will benefit the education and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Group, the National Theatre Company Grants and the Jonathan Larson Grants, and will also support free access for students, aspiring professionals, and the general public to programming on AmericanTheatreWing.org, including the long running television show 'Working in the Theatre.' (more...)

American Theatre Wing Gala Raises Nearly $700,000
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

The American Theatre Wing (William Ivey Long, Chair; Heather Hitchens, Executive Director) announced today that its annual gala, held last night at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising nearly $700,000 (besting the previous record, which was set in 2012, by approximately $100,000). All proceeds from the evening will benefit the education and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Group, the National Theatre Company Grants and the Jonathan Larson Grants, and will also support free access for students, aspiring professionals, and the general public to programming on AmericanTheatreWing.org, including the long running television show "Working in the Theatre." (more...)

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