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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 15, 2011'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 15, 2011
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 15, 2011

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Tony Awards wrap-up, 'Sweeney Todd' cast at Drury Lane Oakbrook, extensions for 'Murder For Two' and 'Trogg!,' summer theater for kids, more.... (more...)

Photo Flash: PRISCILLA Backstage at the Tonys!Photo Flash: PRISCILLA Backstage at the Tonys!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2011

In the 2010-2011 season, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT was honored with three Best Musical award nominations from the Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award organizations. Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon has also received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical in addition to Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League nominations and the Theatre World Award for outstanding Broadway debut. Sheldon was also honored with a Tony nomination as were costume designers Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner, who took home the prize. In celebration of the nominations, the company took the stage at the 2011 Tony Awards on Sunday with a performance of 'It's Raining Men' with the song's composer Paul Shaffer and original songstress Martha Wash. PRISCILLA ensemble member Thom Allison grabbed some backstage shots of the crew as they prepped for their performance and BroadwayWorld brings you a look backstage below! (more...)

Audemars Piguet Celebrates The Tony AwardsAudemars Piguet Celebrates The Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2011

The 65th Annual Tony Awards were held last night and for the third consecutive year Audemars Piguet was proud to act as the presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet. The company further reinforced its commitment to Broadway's biggest night with an additional sponsorship of the backstage Green Room and Gifting Suite as well as hosting an innovative online charity clock auction to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

The Ladies Who Lunch Theatre Presents They Changed BroadwayThe Ladies Who Lunch Theatre Presents They Changed Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2011

The Ladies Who Lunch Theatre (Michael & Barbara Ross) take pride in introducing you to THEY CHANGED BROADWAY, a new musical revue, for three performances only, June 8, 12 & 15, at The Excelsior Dinner Theatre in Manalapan, New Jersey. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2011 Tony Awards Arrivals Part 2Photo Coverage: 2011 Tony Awards Arrivals Part 2
by Walter McBride - Jun 13, 2011

The 2011 Tony Awards were celebrated last night, June 12, at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan! BroadwayWorld was of course on hand for the red carpet bring you photos of all of the stars. Below, we bring you the second part of the complete red carpet coverage! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris Raps the Tonys to a Close!STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris Raps the Tonys to a Close!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2011

Miss the Tony Awards? No problem, courtesy of Neil Patrick Harris and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who summed the ceremony in the following freestyle... Click below to watch the video! (more...)

Miss The Tony Awards?  No Problem - Neil Patrick Harris Recaps the Show in Freestyle!Miss The Tony Awards? No Problem - Neil Patrick Harris Recaps the Show in Freestyle!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2011

Miss the Tony Awards? No problem, courtesy of Neil Patrick Harris and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who summed the ceremony in the following freestyle. (more...)

LIVE BLOG: Michael Dale Backstage at the 2011 Tony Awards!LIVE BLOG: Michael Dale Backstage at the 2011 Tony Awards!
by Michael Dale - Jun 12, 2011

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LIVE BLOG: BroadwayGirlNYC on the 2011 Tony Awards!LIVE BLOG: BroadwayGirlNYC on the 2011 Tony Awards!
by BroadwayGirl NYC - Jun 12, 2011

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BWW's EXCLUSIVE 2011 Tony Rehearsal LIVE Blog!BWW's EXCLUSIVE 2011 Tony Rehearsal LIVE Blog!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

The American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will air on CBS on Sunday, June 12th from 8:00 - 11:00 PM (ET/PT time delay) live from the Beacon Theatre. Now, join BroadwayWorld.com's Editor-in-Chief Robert Diamond for an exclusive blog from Tony Rehearals... Spoilers Ahead! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: PRISCILLA in Rehearsal at the Tonys with Paul Shaffer & Martha Wash!BWW TV Exclusive: PRISCILLA in Rehearsal at the Tonys with Paul Shaffer & Martha Wash!
by Jessica Lewis - Jun 11, 2011

As previously reported, the cast of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT will be performing the show stopper 'It's Raining Men' at the Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday, June 12. The performance will be broadcast as part of the ceremony on CBS. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the rehearsal run with special guest performers Paul Shaffer (who wrote the tune) and Martha Wash (the song's original songstress). Click below for a video preview of Sunday's production number! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: What to Expect from the PRISCILLA Tony Performance - Martha Wash Sings 'It's Raining Men'!STAGE TUBE: What to Expect from the PRISCILLA Tony Performance - Martha Wash Sings 'It's Raining Men'!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2011

Casts from some of Broadway's hottest tickets will take the stage at the Tony Awards this year - including the cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert featuring Nick Adams, Tony Sheldon, Will Swenson and special appearances by Paul Shaffer and the legendary Martha Wash. BroadwayWorld has learned that the men of Priscilla will be taking the stage with Wash for a rendition of 'It's Raining Men,' a number written by Paul Shaffer and originally performed by Martha Wash. Click below for Wash singing the hit tune from days past! (more...)

Full 2011 Tony Performances Announced - Including SPIDER-MAN, PRISCILLA & MoreFull 2011 Tony Performances Announced - Including SPIDER-MAN, PRISCILLA & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2011

The Tony Awards today announced the line-up of performances for the 65th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12th. Featuring unforgettable opening and closing numbers and non-stop entertainment throughout the entirety of the show - the evening will include performances by the 2011 Tony-nominated Best Musicals, Anything Goes featuring Sutton Foster; Catch Me If You Can with Norbert Leo Butz and Aaron Tveit; How to Suceed in Business Without Really Trying featuring Daniel Radcliffe and John Laroquette; Sister Act featuring Patina Miller; The Book of Mormon featuring Andrew Rannells and The Scottsboro Boys featuring Joshua Henry. (more...)

The Ladies Who Lunch Theatre Presents They Changed BroadwayThe Ladies Who Lunch Theatre Presents They Changed Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2011

The Ladies Who Lunch Theatre (Michael & Barbara Ross) take pride in introducing you to THEY CHANGED BROADWAY, a new musical revue, for three performances only, June 8, 12 & 15, at The Excelsior Dinner Theatre in Manalapan, New Jersey. (more...)

The Ladies Who Lunch Theatre Presents They Changed BroadwayThe Ladies Who Lunch Theatre Presents They Changed Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2011

The Ladies Who Lunch Theatre (Michael & Barbara Ross) take pride in introducing you to THEY CHANGED BROADWAY, a new musical revue, for three performances only, June 8, 12 & 15, at The Excelsior Dinner Theatre in Manalapan, New Jersey. (more...)

DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND Play Emelin Theatre 4/8DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND Play Emelin Theatre 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2011

It's hard to believe that over 40 years have flown by since Donnie "Mr. Downchild" Walsh and his late brother, Hock formed the renowned group that would be the inspiration behind the blues in Canada and the world famous Blues Brothers. (more...)

DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND Play Emelin Theatre 4/8DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND Play Emelin Theatre 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2011

It's hard to believe that over 40 years have flown by since Donnie "Mr. Downchild" Walsh and his late brother, Hock formed the renowned group that would be the inspiration behind the blues in Canada and the world famous Blues Brothers. (more...)

The Iridium Hosts Singer/Songwriter Danny Kortchmar and Henry Diltz  2/24 & 2/25The Iridium Hosts Singer/Songwriter Danny Kortchmar and Henry Diltz 2/24 & 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2011

The Iridium and The Morrison Hotel Gallery will partner Feb 24 & 25 to present two nights of music and imagery featuring first-call guitar master Danny Kortchmar--who played on seminal albums by Carole King, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, and Harry Nilsson--and rock photographer nonpareil Henry Diltz, who documented Kortchmar and many of the iconic artists he's performed with since the 1960's. (more...)

The Iridium Hosts Singer/Songwriter Danny Kortchmar and Henry Diltz  2/24 & 2/25The Iridium Hosts Singer/Songwriter Danny Kortchmar and Henry Diltz 2/24 & 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

The Iridium and The Morrison Hotel Gallery will partner Feb 24 & 25 to present two nights of music and imagery featuring first-call guitar master Danny Kortchmar--who played on seminal albums by Carole King, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, and Harry Nilsson--and rock photographer nonpareil Henry Diltz, who documented Kortchmar and many of the iconic artists he's performed with since the 1960's. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Goldberg, Williams & More Honor Billy Crystal at TischPhoto Coverage: Goldberg, Williams & More Honor Billy Crystal at Tisch
by BWW Photo Special - Dec 9, 2010

A distinguished list of entertainers joined in honoring Tony Award® and Emmy Award® winning actor Billy Crystal, Class of 1970, at the Tisch School of Arts' annual gala, The Face of Tisch including Christina Bianco '03, The Bob Cantwell New Orleans Jazz Band, Seán Curran '84, James Franco '11, Whoopi Goldberg, Marcia Gay Harden '88, Isaiah Johnson '10, Jesse L. Martin '91, Krysta Rodriguez '06, Paul Shaffer, Noah Weisberg '98, and Robin Williams. The event was held on Monday, December 6th at the renowned Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. (more...)

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