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Photo Coverage: Get Up Close and Personal with This Season's Tony Nominees!Photo Coverage: Get Up Close and Personal with This Season's Tony Nominees!
by Walter McBride - May 5, 2016

Who really cares about spring? Awards season has arrived- the only time of the year that really matters to Broadway fans everywhere. The 2016 Tony nominees were announced earlier this week, with a record 16 nods going to HAMILTON, and show like SHUFFLE ALONG, SHE LOVES ME and LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT also picking up a considerable amount of recognition. Just yesterday 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, hold yourself over with some beautiful portraits of the nominees as captured by Walter McBride. (more...)

INSTAGRAM CHECK: Sweet 16! HAMILTON's Thayne Jasperson's Backstage Video Celebrating 16 Tony NominationsINSTAGRAM CHECK: Sweet 16! HAMILTON's Thayne Jasperson's Backstage Video Celebrating 16 Tony Nominations
by Michael Dale - May 5, 2016

The ensemble member assumes the role of town crier to introduce his giddy new backstage video. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON Director Thomas Kail Talks 16 Tony Noms: 'It Was a Remarkable Day'VIDEO: HAMILTON Director Thomas Kail Talks 16 Tony Noms: 'It Was a Remarkable Day'
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, HAMILTON Director Thomas Kail stopped by to talk about the show's record-breaking 16 Tony nominations, and shared that he was not expecting the achievement. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: STAR WARS Director J.J. Abrams Joins Lin-Manuel Miranda for Cantina Performance at #Ham4HamSTAGE TUBE: STAR WARS Director J.J. Abrams Joins Lin-Manuel Miranda for Cantina Performance at #Ham4Ham
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2016

Good news - Hamilton's digital lottery is officially continuing on from winter, meaning that fans can enter online daily for a chance to see one of Broadway's biggest hits. Better news - this means that digital #Ham4Ham is also happening, featuring surprise performances from the cast. In honor of today's annual STAR WARS celebration, 'May the Fourth be With You,' 'THE FORCE AWAKENS' director J.J. Abrams stopped by to perform the film's cantina song alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda - check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Nearly 2,000 Line Up To Take Their Shot At HAMILTON Open Call AuditionsVIDEO: Nearly 2,000 Line Up To Take Their Shot At HAMILTON Open Call Auditions
by Michael Dale - May 4, 2016

'No prior theatre experience necessary' read the casting notice for singers who rap. (more...)

HAMILTON Star & Tony Nominee Daveed Diggs to Visit 'Tonight Show'HAMILTON Star & Tony Nominee Daveed Diggs to Visit 'Tonight Show'
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

NBC has announced that HAMILTON star and recent Tony Award nominee Daveed Diggs will visit THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on Monday, May 9th. (more...)

2016 Tony Awards Nominations - HAMILTON Breaks Record with 16! And the Nominees Are...2016 Tony Awards Nominations - HAMILTON Breaks Record with 16! And the Nominees Are...
by BWW Special Coverage - May 3, 2016

Check out the 2016 Tony Award nominees below and follow us throughout the day for exclusive nominee interviews, special coverage and lots more! (more...)

VIDEOS: HAMILTON's Rise Up Rye Beer Benefits Elizabeth Hamilton's Graham WindhamVIDEOS: HAMILTON's Rise Up Rye Beer Benefits Elizabeth Hamilton's Graham Windham
by Michael Dale - May 2, 2016

Broadway actors Mark Aldrich and Jimmy Ludwig came up with the idea of matching hit shows with local breweries. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldberry Doesn't Want to Know When Tony Nominations Come Out!VIDEO: HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldberry Doesn't Want to Know When Tony Nominations Come Out!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

While theater fans have clearly marked May 3rd on their calendars as the day we learn the nominees for the 2016 TONY AWAYDS, HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry would rather be kept in the dark about the date. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Second Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSENPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Second Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Jennifer Broski - May 2, 2016

Second Stage Theatre, in association with Stacey MindichProductions, just last night opened the new musical, Dear Evan Hansen, featuring Ben Platt as the title character. Also reprising their performances from the 'splendid (Marks, Washington Post) DC cast are Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Will Roland as Jared, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia. New cast members John Dossett (Larry) and Kristolyn Lloyd (Alana) complete the company. (more...)

BWW Blog: 70th Tony Award Nomination PredictionsBWW Blog: 70th Tony Award Nomination Predictions
by Jeffrey Kare - May 2, 2016

At 8:30 AM tomorrow morning will be the announcement of the nominations for this year's Tony Awards! The announcements will be made by Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon; HBO's Girls) and Tony Award winner Patina Miller (Pippin; CBS' Madam Secretary). You can watch the first part of the announcement on CBS This Morning as well as a live webcast of the whole thing at TonyAwards.com. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: HAMILTON to Be Filmed Prior to Lin-Manuel Miranda's Exit This July?Rialto Chatter: HAMILTON to Be Filmed Prior to Lin-Manuel Miranda's Exit This July?
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 28, 2016

Sources report that the hip-hop musical HAMILTON is set to be filmed with its current cast prior to the departure of the show's star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda this summer. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lil Buck Breaks Down New 'Schuyler Sisters' Remix at #Ham4Ham!STAGE TUBE: Lil Buck Breaks Down New 'Schuyler Sisters' Remix at #Ham4Ham!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

Good news - Hamilton's digital lottery is officially continuing on from winter, meaning that fans can enter online daily for a chance to see one of Broadway's biggest hits. Better news - this means that digital #Ham4Ham is also happening, featuring surprise performances from the cast. Today's video features Lil Buck breaking down a new remix of 'The Schuyler Sisters' with a solo dance - which creator Lin-Manuel Miranda eventually gets in on. Check it out below! (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. & Choreographer Camille A. Brown to Receive Princess Grace Statue AwardHAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. & Choreographer Camille A. Brown to Receive Princess Grace Statue Award
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Hamilton's Leslie Odom Jr. and choreographer Camille A. Brown will be the recipients of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA's 2016 Princess Grace Statue Awards. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: HAMILTON's Sasha Hutchings Photographed In Costume Using 1839 LensTWITTER WATCH: HAMILTON's Sasha Hutchings Photographed In Costume Using 1839 Lens
by Michael Dale - Apr 26, 2016

The talented ensemble member is the latest subject in photographer Josh Lehrer's series of vintage portraits. (more...)

VIDEO: Hip-Hop By a Marching Band?  The Penn Band Plays HAMILTON's 'My Shot' at Independence HallVIDEO: Hip-Hop By a Marching Band? The Penn Band Plays HAMILTON's 'My Shot' at Independence Hall
by Michael Dale - Apr 25, 2016

The University of Pennsylvania's century-old band in a march arrangement of HAMILTON's anthem of ambition. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel and Broadway Green Alliance Freestyle for Earth Day at #Ham4Ham!STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel and Broadway Green Alliance Freestyle for Earth Day at #Ham4Ham!
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2016

Good news - Hamilton's digital lottery is officially continuing on from winter, meaning that fans can enter online daily for a chance to see one of Broadway's biggest hits. Better news - this means that digital #Ham4Ham is also happening, featuring surprise performances from the cast. Today's video celebrates Earth Day, featuring Seth Stewart, the Green Captain for Broadway Green Alliance, freestyling with Lin-Manuel Miranda - check it out below! (more...)

Jennifer Hudson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Leslie Odom Jr. & More to Present at BC/EFA's 30th Annual Easter Bonnet CompetitionJennifer Hudson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Leslie Odom Jr. & More to Present at BC/EFA's 30th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The 30th annual edition of Easter Bonnet Competition will feature performances by more than 230 Broadway and Off-Broadway singers and dancers, the Broadway Inspirational Voices and a stellar lineup of Broadway favorites, all celebrating six weeks of fundraising efforts by company members of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'Provocative!' Elders React to Broadway Hip Hop Hit HAMILTONSTAGE TUBE: 'Provocative!' Elders React to Broadway Hip Hop Hit HAMILTON
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 22, 2016

Broadway's hip hop hit HAMILTON has worked its way into the zeitgeist like no other musical in the past few decades - and fittingly, Fine Brothers Entertainment (known for their ever-popular 'React' Series on YouTube) have introduced it to a whole new generation: elders. From 'very cool' to 'provocative,' check out what the group had to say about Lin-Manuel Miranda's creation below! (more...)

VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Talks Prince's Recent Visit to HAMILTON: 'It Meant the World to Us'VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Talks Prince's Recent Visit to HAMILTON: 'It Meant the World to Us'
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

HAMILTON star Leslie Odom Jr. stopped by last night's LATE SHOW and recalled what it was like to have Prince in the audience at a very recent performance. (more...)

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