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Playwright Adam Bock, Chairman Michael Feingold & More to Serve as Judges for 60th Annual Obie AwardsPlaywright Adam Bock, Chairman Michael Feingold & More to Serve as Judges for 60th Annual Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced the judges for the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. Longtime OBIE Administration Committee chairman Michael Feingold will be joined by playwright Adam Bock, orchestrator Bruce Coughlin, director Lear deBessonet, scenic designer Mimi Lien, critic David Rooney, Village Voice critic Tom Sellar, and director Liesl Tommy, to form the OBIE Awards judging panel. (more...)

James Earl Jones to be Honored at American Theatre Wing's 2015 GalaJames Earl Jones to be Honored at American Theatre Wing's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The American Theatre Wing is pleased to announce that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 28, 2015 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary actor James Earl Jones. Mr. Jones is a two-time Tony Award winner, two-time Obie Award winner and alumnus of the American Theatre Wing Professional School. CeCe Black, Anki Leeds, and Marva Smalls will serve as Gala Chairs. (more...)

The 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Honored with Writers Guild Award NominationThe 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Honored with Writers Guild Award Nomination
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The June 2014 broadcast of the 68th Annual Tony Awards and writer Dave Boone were honored with a Writer's Guild Award nomination on December 4 in the Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards Tributes - Specials category. (more...)

First 2015 Tony Awards Rulings Announced - Big Decisions on 7 Shows Including ON THE TOWN, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, IT'S ONLY A PLAY & MoreFirst 2015 Tony Awards Rulings Announced - Big Decisions on 7 Shows Including ON THE TOWN, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, IT'S ONLY A PLAY & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the first time this season to determine the eligibility of seven Broadway productions for the 2015 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 2014-2015 season to decide the eligibility for the 69th Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Releases Statement on Passing of Jerry TallmerAmerican Theatre Wing Releases Statement on Passing of Jerry Tallmer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

As previously reported, Village Voice theatre writer and creator of the Obie Awards, Jerry Tallmer passed away earlier this week on, November 9, 2014. He was 95 years old. (more...)

Leading Theaters from Chicago, Los Angeles, NYC & More Receive 2014 National Theatre Company GrantsLeading Theaters from Chicago, Los Angeles, NYC & More Receive 2014 National Theatre Company Grants
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The American Theatre Wing has announced the recipients of its 2014 National Theatre Company Grants. This year's recipients are: Amphibian Stage Productions (Fort Worth, Texas), Ars Nova (New York, New York), Forum Theatre (Silver Spring, Maryland), Keen Company (New York, New York), PlayGround (San Francisco, California) , Red Bull Theater (New York, NY), Rogue Machine Theatre (Los Angeles, California), The House Theatre of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois), the TEAM (Brooklyn, New York), Theater Wit (Chicago, Illinois), Theatre B (Fargo, North Dakota), and Williamston Theatre (Williamston, Michigan). (more...)

American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala Raises Record-Breaking AmountAmerican Theatre Wing's Annual Gala Raises Record-Breaking Amount
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The American Theatre Wing announced today that its annual gala, held this past Monday evening at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising over $750,000 (besting the previous record, which was set in 2013, by more than $50,000). All proceeds from the evening will benefit the education and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Network, 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 'Working in the Theatre' media program. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the American Theatre Wing Gala Honoring Angela Lansbury!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the American Theatre Wing Gala Honoring Angela Lansbury!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 16, 2014

The American Theatre Wing held its annual gala last night, September 15 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), honoring Dame Angela Lansbury, who has served as Honorary Chairman of the American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees since 2010. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the glamorous red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Angela Lansbury Honored Tonight at American Theatre Wing's Annual GalaAngela Lansbury Honored Tonight at American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The American Theatre Wing holds its annual gala tonight, September 15 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), honoring Dame Angela Lansbury, who has served as Honorary Chairman of the American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees since 2010. CeCe Black, Anki Leeds, Marva Smalls, and Sir Howard Stringer will serve as Gala co-chairs. (more...)

American Theatre Wing, Village Voice Form New Partnership for Off-Broadway's OBIE AwardsAmerican Theatre Wing, Village Voice Form New Partnership for Off-Broadway's OBIE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The American Theatre Wing has entered into a partnership with the Village Voice to co-present The OBIE Awards, Off Broadway's Highest Honor, it was announced today. The Wing will take overall responsibility for running the OBIES, effective immediately, under the oversight of a newly formed OBIES Administration Committee (comprised of both American Theatre Wing and Village Voice representatives). The selection process will be overseen by this Administration Commitee, but will continue under the chairmanship of Michael Feingold. Judges will be appointed and approved by Feingold and the Administrative Committee. As part of the partnership, the Village Voice has licensed the OBIE trademark to the American Theatre Wing for an initial period of ten years. The upcoming Obie Award Ceremony - the first presentation under this new partnership - will take place in May 2015 and will mark the Award's 60th anniversary. (more...)

67th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Honored with Two Emmy Awards67th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Honored with Two Emmy Awards
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The June 2013 broadcast of the American Theatre Wing's 67th Annual Tony Awards® (2013) was honored on August 16 with two Primetime Emmy Awards® at the Creative Arts Awards presentation in Los Angeles. (more...)

67th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS  Honored with Record 7 EMMY Nominations!67th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Honored with Record 7 EMMY Nominations!
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The June 2013 broadcast of the American Theatre Wing's 67th Annual Tony Awards® was honored on July 10 with seven Prime Time Emmy Award nominations - the most the Tony Awards show has ever received. (more...)

Tonys Committee Will Allow Producers to Send Wider Range of Swag to VotersTonys Committee Will Allow Producers to Send Wider Range of Swag to Voters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

The New York Times writes that the Tony Awards committee voted today to allow Broadway producers to send a larger variety of promotional items to Tony nominators and voters. (more...)

2014-15 Tony Awards Nominating Committee Announced! And the 50 Members Are...2014-15 Tony Awards Nominating Committee Announced! And the 50 Members Are...
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today the Nominating Committee for the 2014-2015 Broadway season. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2014 Tony Awards Red Carpet - Part 1!Photo Coverage: 2014 Tony Awards Red Carpet - Part 1!
by Walter McBride - Jun 8, 2014

It's Tony Night and BroadwayWorld.com is all over the red carpet, and will be providing coverage throughout the night. Our own Walter McBride is there to capture the stars, the celebs, the creative teams and everyone else as they were 'dressed to the nines' for Tony night. BroadwayWorld.com is your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tony Day, Night and Beyond! Keep checking back for more coverage and for additional photos and more -- all night.... (more...)

2014 Tony Awards 'By the Numbers' - 110 Nominees, 210 Feet of Red Carpet and More2014 Tony Awards 'By the Numbers' - 110 Nominees, 210 Feet of Red Carpet and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Before Broadway's biggest night on Sunday, June 8th, 44 productions will have opened on Broadway in the 2013-14 season. Of those productions, 12 were eligible for Best New Musical and 10 were eligible for Best New Play at the 68th Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

2014 Tony Awards Will Offer Second Screen Experience Online2014 Tony Awards Will Offer Second Screen Experience Online
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

For the second year, the Tony Awards offers fans the Tonys Second Screen experience -- the ultimate interactive, online companion to the Tony Awards telecast on CBS. On Sunday, June 8th during the live broadcast of the 68th Annual Tony Awards, viewers can visit www.TonyAwards.com/secondscreen and enjoy a continuous scroll of content that is synchronized with the awards show, unfolding live on your computer screen, mobile phone, or tablet. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Launches New Website for Exclusive ProgrammingAmerican Theatre Wing Launches New Website for Exclusive Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

The American Theatre Wing has just launched an all-new online platform for its exclusive programming. The Wing's completely redesigned website features five premium content channels focused on highlighting the people, processes, and products that define the national theater landscape. These channels will feature new Wing content, classic Wing content, and specially curated content from an array of media partners. (more...)

Justin Guarini and Kerry Butler to Host Times Square Tony Awards SimulcastJustin Guarini and Kerry Butler to Host Times Square Tony Awards Simulcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Clear Channel Spectacolor, a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE: CCO), in partnership with the Times Square Alliance and the City of New York, announced today the sixth annual simulcast of the Tony Awards on June 8th in Times Square. Clear Channel Spectacolor is Co-Producer of the 2014 simulcast and an official media partner of the 68th Annual Tony Awards. The event will be co-hosted by past Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler and singer Justin Guarini. (more...)

2014 Tony Awards Announce Student Lottery!2014 Tony Awards Announce Student Lottery!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

The Tony Awards have announced that a limited number of tickets to the 68th Annual Tony Awards will be available to students through a Student Lottery at the Tony Pop-Up Shop on Tuesday, June 3rd. (more...)

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