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Photo Coverage: Sheldon Harnick, Margery Harnick & Matt Harnick Launch Their New Book KOIPhoto Coverage: Sheldon Harnick, Margery Harnick & Matt Harnick Launch Their New Book KOI
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 20, 2017

Sheldon Harnick wrote the words for the songs in Fiddler, The Rothchilds, and lyrics for many other historic tunes, but he also wrote the words in a new book of photographs by his wife Margery Gray and son Matt Harnick.  The book was launched at a party attended by lots of his Broadway friends at TAO  in NYC and Broadwayworld was there.  Like his songs, the photographs in KOI are a thing of beauty and create wonderful feelings. (more...)

BWW TV: Spin Your Tony Round and Round!BWW TV: Spin Your Tony Round and Round!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2017

What did the 2017 Tony winners feel when they spun their statues for the first time? Richard Ridge asks below! (more...)

ICYMI: The Day-After Recap of All Things 2017 Tony Awards!ICYMI: The Day-After Recap of All Things 2017 Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The party's over... The American Theatre Wing's 71st Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony and Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, aired live from Radio City Music Hall last night, honoring theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway and wrapping up the 2016-17 awards season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Keeps the Party Going at the Carlyle with DKC/O&M!Photo Coverage: Broadway Keeps the Party Going at the Carlyle with DKC/O&M!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 12, 2017

The American Theatre Wing's 71st Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony and Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, aired live from Radio City Music Hall last night, honoring theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway and wrapping up the 2016-17 awards season. (more...)

One Day More! Complete Guide to BWW's Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know About the Nominees, Schedule & More!One Day More! Complete Guide to BWW's Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know About the Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 11, 2017

It's only a day away! The 71st Annual Tony Awards will air on CBS tomorrow night, June 11 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

Put on Your Sunday Clothes... It's Tonys Day! All You Need to Know About the Nominees, Schedule & More!Put on Your Sunday Clothes... It's Tonys Day! All You Need to Know About the Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 11, 2017

Today is the day! The 71st Annual Tony Awards will air on CBS tonight (...tonight, won't be just any night), June 11 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)


by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2017

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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...)

BWW Morning Brief June 8th, 2017 - 'ROMY AND MICHELE' Musical Begins in Seattle!BWW Morning Brief June 8th, 2017 - 'ROMY AND MICHELE' Musical Begins in Seattle!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 8, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The musical adaptation of the cult '90s hit ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION makes its World Premiere in Seattle! (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...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Richard Thomas Is More Than a Little Happy About THE LITTLE FOXESBackstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Richard Thomas Is More Than a Little Happy About THE LITTLE FOXES
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 7, 2017

Richard Thomas made his Broadway debut at the age of seven, starring opposite James Earl Jones in Sunrise at Campobello. Now almost sixty years later, the stage and screen star is giving the performance of a lifetime as Horace Giddens in The Little Foxes. Below, watch as he chats with Richard Ridge about his first Tony nomination! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Kelly Devine Explains How She Made Gander Move in COME FROM AWAYBackstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Kelly Devine Explains How She Made Gander Move in COME FROM AWAY
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 6, 2017

How do you transform twelve actors into 7000 people? Choreographer extraordinaire Kelly Devine has found a way in Come From Away, and she earned a Tony nomination in the process! Below, watch as she explains the process to Richard Ridge! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Is She Jonesing for Her First Tony?
Rachel Bay Jones Opens Up About Heidi HansenBackstage with Richard Ridge: Is She Jonesing for Her First Tony? Rachel Bay Jones Opens Up About Heidi Hansen
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 5, 2017

There is not a dry in in the Music Box Theatre after Rachel Bay Jones performs Heidi Hansen's heartbreaking 'So Big, So Small' in Dear Evan Hansen. Her emotionally raw performance has earned Jones her first Tony nomination and she tells Richard Ridge why it and the show mean so much to her below! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: How GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl Found His PhilBackstage with Richard Ridge: How GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl Found His Phil
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2017

Andy Karl may have only just begun his Broadway journey as Phil Connors in Groundhog Day, but his road to Punxsutawney was a long one. Below, watch as the 2017 Tony nominee joins SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld to chat about winning his first Olivier Award, getting through his pre-opening night injury, and so much more! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: FALSETTOS Star Brandon Uranowitz Gets His Second Shot at Tonys Glory!Backstage with Richard Ridge: FALSETTOS Star Brandon Uranowitz Gets His Second Shot at Tonys Glory!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 4, 2017

Two-time Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz's life in the theatre had humble origins... in the basement of his childhood home. The Falsettos star is one of four actors in his cast (along with Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells and Stephanie J. Block) to earn a nod this season and he couldn't be happier for the recognition. Watch as he chats about his journey from a life of homemade fog machines to a career on Broadway in the full interview below! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Mary Beth Peil on Living the Dowager Dream in ANASTASIABackstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Mary Beth Peil on Living the Dowager Dream in ANASTASIA
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 3, 2017

Beloved stage and screen star Mary Beth Peil has picked up her second Tony nomination for her work in as the Dowager Empress in Anastasia. This time around she feels deserving of the honor, and she tells Richard Ridge why in the full interview below! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Mike Faist Reveals How He Found His Connor MurphyBackstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Mike Faist Reveals How He Found His Connor Murphy
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 2, 2017

Just a little bit over a week away from Broadway's biggest night, star of Dear Evan Hansen, Mike Faist, is finally getting into the swing of awards season. The first-time Tony nominee has earned love from fans and critics alike for his complex portrayal of a teen in trouble. Below, watch as Faist chats with Richard Ridge about the complex Connor Murphy.  (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Andrew Rannells Opens Up About His Winning WhizzerBackstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Andrew Rannells Opens Up About His Winning Whizzer
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 25, 2017

Earlier this year, Andrew Rannells returned to Broadway in Falsettos, giving perhaps his most poignant performance to date as Whizzer. Below, watch as the Tony nominee joins BroadwayWorld and Sag-Aftra Foundation for a Career Conversation about how he found the character, why he adores his Falsettos family, and so much more! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: From Olivier to Tony? How GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl Found His PhilBackstage with Richard Ridge: From Olivier to Tony? How GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl Found His Phil
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2017

Andy Karl may have only just begun his Broadway journey as Phil Connors in Groundhog Day, but his road to Punxsutawney was a long one. Below, watch as the 2017 Tony nominee joins SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld to chat about winning his first Olivier Award, getting through his pre-opening night injury, and so much more! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Get Ready to Come Together on the New York City Center Stage!Backstage with Richard Ridge: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Get Ready to Come Together on the New York City Center Stage!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 23, 2017

Following the phenomenal success of their double platinum selling #1 UK album Together (released in the US by Decca Records), and a major sold out UK tour, musical legends Michael Ball and Alfie Boe will perform their first-and-only U.S. performance tonight, May 23. at New York City Center. Below, watch as the duo chats about performing together onstage, their friendship offstage and so much more! (more...)

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