Tony Walton News

Date of Birth: October 24, 1934 (82)
Birth Place: Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Robert Creighton and Christine Ebersole Join Roster of Broadway's Best to Honor Joel Grey at 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala 12/5Robert Creighton and Christine Ebersole Join Roster of Broadway's Best to Honor Joel Grey at 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Robert Creighton (Cagney), and Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens) will join some of Broadway's best - Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Bernadette Peters (George M) (all subject to change) - scheduled to appear as guest performers to honor legendary Oscar® and Tony® Award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Sutton Foster, Rory O'Malley, Bernadette Peters and More Join York Theatre Company's 2016 Gala Honoring Joel GreySutton Foster, Rory O'Malley, Bernadette Peters and More Join York Theatre Company's 2016 Gala Honoring Joel Grey
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced that several of Broadway's best - Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Bernadette Peters (George M) (all subject to change) - are scheduled to appear as guest performers to honor legendary Oscar- and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

HB Studio to Produce 2016-17 Benefit SeriesHB Studio to Produce 2016-17 Benefit Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

HB Studio, one of New York's most venerable institutions for theater training and practice, is shaking things up this year for their annual benefit. This year HB Studio is bringing attention back to its roots, and back to the process of making great theater. Instead of one big benefit bash honoring esteemed alumni and colleagues (such as Fritz Weaver, Austin Pendleton, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, Eric Bentley and David Hyde Pierce, Amanda Peet and Lee Grant, Tony Walton and Katie Finneran, Alfred Molina), HB will be hosting a series of intimate benefit performances featuring notable HB alumni and friends, exclusively produced in the HB Playwrights Theater. First up for the exciting 2016-17 season is: (more...)

Broadway Stars to Inaugurate New Arts Center in Restored Vermont Gristmill with Norman Rockwell MusicalBroadway Stars to Inaugurate New Arts Center in Restored Vermont Gristmill with Norman Rockwell Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Four acclaimed Broadway actors will spend the last week of October in Arlington, Vt., rehearsing Perfect Picture (a musical about the life of Norman Rockwell) just a few miles from the artist's former home - in preparation for a staged concert at Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium on October 31. (more...)

Sheldon Harnick and More Set for 'Dramalogue Talking Theatre' Series at Palm Beach DramaworksSheldon Harnick and More Set for 'Dramalogue Talking Theatre' Series at Palm Beach Dramaworks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Palm Beach Dramaworks has announced that multi Tony Award-winners Tony Walton, Fran Weissler, and Sheldon Harnick will appear live, onstage as part of its popular series, Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! This series of six programs, which explores all aspects of theatre in conversations with or about the industry's top professionals and master artists, will also feature presentations on Truman Capote and Tom Stoppard, and a roundtable discussion with three theatre critics. (more...)

Broadway Legend Joel Grey to Receive Oscar Hammerstein Award at York's 2016 GalaBroadway Legend Joel Grey to Receive Oscar Hammerstein Award at York's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor legendary Oscar and Tony Award winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Daniela Galli Guest Stars in THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway, Starting TonightDaniela Galli Guest Stars in THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Brazilian artist Daniela Galli will be a guest performer in THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre, tonight, October 6, through October 9, 2016. (more...)

Daniela Galli to Guest Star in THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway This OctoberDaniela Galli to Guest Star in THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Brazilian artist Daniela Galli will be a guest performer in THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre, October 6-9, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Melissa Errico Brings 'FUNNY!' Back to Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Melissa Errico Brings 'FUNNY!' Back to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 21, 2016

Tony Award-nominated singer and actress Melissa Errico (Amour, White Christmas, My Fair Lady, High Society) is currently appearing at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th St.), now through September 24, following her sold-out run at the venue this past April. BroadwayWorld has photos from her opening night concert below! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/8/2016 - Michael Urie and More!Broadway AM Report, 8/8/2016 - Michael Urie and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 8, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jessica Grove, Daniel Gerroll and More in MY FAIR LADY Directed by Tony WaltonPhoto Flash: First Look at Jessica Grove, Daniel Gerroll and More in MY FAIR LADY Directed by Tony Walton
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

World renowned Broadway Musical set designer and Multiple Tony Award / Drama Desk Award Winner Tony Walton joins The Encore for part of the summer! Mr. Walton is guest directing My Fair Lady, starring Jessica Grove and Daniel Gerroll, and co-directed By Daniel C. Cooney. MY FAIR LADY is now running through August 28, 2016.  Walton and Grove worked together several times previously and Walton has referred to Jessica as 'his muse'. Tony Walton was also the first husband of Julie Andrews. (more...)

FIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Honorees TonightFIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Honorees Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony tonight, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

FIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff HonoreesFIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Honorees
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals to Honor Chita Rivera at Summer 2016 GalaGoodspeed Musicals to Honor Chita Rivera at Summer 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that legendary performer Chita Rivera will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

Michael Yeargan and Susan Tsu Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards RecipientsMichael Yeargan and Susan Tsu Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).  Ms. Tsu was selected to receive the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Yeargan will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. The awards are presented through Theatre Development Fund's Costume Collection. (more...)

Alec Baldwin Donates to Fundamental Theater Project's Sir Peter Shaffer Award EventAlec Baldwin Donates to Fundamental Theater Project's Sir Peter Shaffer Award Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Longtime Fundamental Theater Project supporter Alec Baldwin has purchased a significant number of tickets to FTP's annual fundraising event, which this year features Aidan Quinn, Patrick Breen, Julia Murney, Valorie Curry and FTP's artistic director Sam Underwood in two back-to-back staged readings at Symphony Space this Sunday, March 6th, starting at 3 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Irish Rep's THE BURIAL AT THEBES, Starting Tonight Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Irish Rep's THE BURIAL AT THEBES, Starting Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

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Irish Rep to Stage Seamus Heaney's THE BURIAL AT THEBESIrish Rep to Stage Seamus Heaney's THE BURIAL AT THEBES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) presents its first production of 2016, THE BURIAL AT THEBES written by Irish Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, based on Sophocles' Antigone.  Directed by Charlotte Moore, THE BURIAL AT THEBES will now star two-time Emmy Award-winner and Tony nominee Larry Bryggman (Proof, Picnic, "As the World Turns") as Creon, The King of Thebes (who replaces the previously announced John Cullum), and Rebekah Brockman (seen as Nettie on the acclaimed Cinemax series "The Knick") as Antigone.  THE BURIAL AT THEBES will be performed Thursday, January 14 - Sunday, March 6, 2016. Opening Night is scheduled for Sunday, January 24, 2016.  Tickets are on sale now through the Irish Rep box office at 212-727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org. (more...)

Boyd Gaines Joins Julia Murney and More in Fundamental Theater Project's 2015 GalaBoyd Gaines Joins Julia Murney and More in Fundamental Theater Project's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Boyd Gaines, four-time Tony Winner (Gypsy, She Loves Me, Driving Miss Daisy), joins Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), veteran director Tony Walton, and Fundamental Theater Project in celebration of their honorary patron, Sir Peter Shaffer (Equus, Amadeus, Royal Hunt of the Sun) and in support of their mission of fostering emerging voices in the theater. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

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