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BroadwayGirlNYC: The 2011 Tonys Drinking GameBroadwayGirlNYC: The 2011 Tonys Drinking Game
by BroadwayGirl NYC - June 9, 2011

Last year, the 2010 Tonys Drinking Game was a big success. This year, you guys contributed even more suggestions - each of which is funnier and more clever than the last! So finish up the preparations of your Tony Night Menu, and grab a bottle. It'?s time for?... The 2011 TONY AWARDS DRINKING GAME!!! (more...)
John Larroquette To Be Honored at Inside Broadway's Beacon Awards 6/23John Larroquette To Be Honored at Inside Broadway's Beacon Awards 6/23
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 2011

Inside Broadway's Executive Director Michael Presser is pleased to announce that current Tony Award-nominee John Larroquette of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying will join stage, film, & TV star Brooke Shields, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and managing partner & co-founder of Stonehenge Partners, Ofer Yardeni as honorees at Inside Broadway's 2011 Broadway Beacon Awards, being held at 5:30pm on June 23rd, 2011 at the historic Players Club at Gramercy Park. FOX5 reporter Julie Chang will serve as emcee. (more...)
Photo Coverage: 2011 Tony Nominees Visit the Empire State Building!Photo Coverage: 2011 Tony Nominees Visit the Empire State Building!
by Monica Simoes - June 9, 2011

8 of the 2011 Tony Award nominees visited the Empire State Building's world famous Observatory including Colman Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys, 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical'), Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon, 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical'), Judith Light (Lombardi, 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play'), Patina Miller (Sister Act, 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical'), Arian Moayed (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play'), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon, 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical'), Lily Rabe (Merchant of Venice, 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play') and Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical'). (more...)
High School Student Wins First Ever Adele Astaire ScholarshipHigh School Student Wins First Ever Adele Astaire Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - June 8, 2011

At the 29th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, the only awards to recognize excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film, actor, dancer & singer Corey Snide, a senior at Colonie Central High School in Albany, New York, danced his way into the Awards Committee's hearts and walked away with the first ever Adele Astaire Scholarship presented by the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation at the 29th Fred & Adele Astaire Awards. (more...)
Joe Mantello on His 'Completely Unexpected' Tonys ExperienceJoe Mantello on His 'Completely Unexpected' Tonys Experience
by BWW News Desk - June 8, 2011

The 2011 Tony Award nominees were announced live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. The next day, proud nominees gathered at the Millenium Hotel in Times Square to celebrate and meet the press. Broadway Beat caught up with Joe Mantello, Best Actor in a Play nominee for The Normal Heart, who had this to say about his nomination: (more...)
STAGE TUBE: 'I Can Do That'- The Rory O'Malley EditionSTAGE TUBE: 'I Can Do That'- The Rory O'Malley Edition
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 8, 2011

Want to know what special skills each of your favorite Tony nominees possess that you may not know about? Check out the 'I Can Do That' series, created by Sirius XM's Julie James, which we'll be running for the rest of the week exposing the hidden talents of Broadway's best. Click below for the Rory O'Malley edition. (more...)
SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS: DAY 27 - Michael Bennett: 'Turkey Lurkey Time', COCO & BALLROOM SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS: DAY 27 - Michael Bennett: 'Turkey Lurkey Time', COCO & BALLROOM
by Pat Cerasaro - June 8, 2011

As we inch closer and closer to the Broadway's biggest night on Sunday, today we have the choreographic centerpiece of our extensive Tony Award countdown with a focus on the genius of Michael Bennett. While we have already featured his shows COMPANY, FOLLIES, A CHORUS LINE and DREAMGIRLS - and even took a look at the recent smash hit revival of PROMISES, PROMISES starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth - today's triple dose of clips (with a few surprises) is undoubtedly as close as one can get to theatrical crack cocaine: "Turkey Lurkey Time" from the original Broadway production of PROMISES, PROMISES, "Fifty Percent" from BALLROOM performed by Dorothy Loudon and - one of the most elaborate numbers in Tony Awards history - "Always Mademoiselle" from COCO starring Katharine Hepburn. So, see some of the reasons why these are the best of the best of Bennett and, therefore, the best of the best of Broadway right here! (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 - June 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...)
Everything You Need to Know About Watching the Tonys in Times Square!Everything You Need to Know About Watching the Tonys in Times Square!
by BWW News Desk - June 8, 2011

The 65th Annual Tony Awards will be simulcast live to Times Square on Sunday, June 12th. The Tony Awards, in partnership with the Times Square Alliance and Clear Channel Spectacolor, in addition to simulcast co-sponsors, Daktronics Inc., Cohen & Perfetto LLP and the Broadway Association, will air the Tony Awards Red Carpet courtesy of NY1 and the entirety of the Tony Awards show, including the Creative Arts Awards, on Clear Channel's SpectacolorHD screen in Times Square on Sunday, June 12th, from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (more...)
Tony Awards Gets International Broadcasts in Australia, Japan, South America et al.Tony Awards Gets International Broadcasts in Australia, Japan, South America et al.
by BWW News Desk - June 8, 2011

Tony Award Productions in association with CABLEready, a leading independent distributor of television programming for media outlets worldwide, will distribute the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Tony Awards® telecast to theatre fans in four continents and over 45 countries around the globe. (more...)
2011 Tony Gift Lounge to Feature Fendi Casa Gift Cards, Chilean Getaway & More! 2011 Tony Gift Lounge to Feature Fendi Casa Gift Cards, Chilean Getaway & More!
by BWW News Desk - June 8, 2011

The Tony Awards have announced that they will host a luxury Green Room and Gifting Suite experience, conceptualized by partnership development firm, Axcess Luxury & Lifestyle. The 2011 Tony Awards Audemars Piguet Green Room and Gift Suite will be sponsored by luxury watch-making brand Audemars Piguet. The 65th Annual Tony Awards, which are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League, will broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 12th (8:00 ET/PT time delay) on CBS. (more...)
BWW TV: Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special - David Yazbek on Why WOMEN ON THE VERGE Is His 'Best' WorkBWW TV: Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special - David Yazbek on Why WOMEN ON THE VERGE Is His 'Best' Work
by Broadway Beat - June 8, 2011

Below, we bring you David Yazbeck, Best Original Score nominee for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Prior to his success with Women on the Verge, he was best known for scoring the musicals He wrote the music and lyrics for the Broadway musicals The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 8th, 2011'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 8th, 2011
by Paul W. Thompson - June 8, 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. Jeff Awards wrap-up, Tony Awards predictions, 'Glee' live, 'Chicago' in Chicago, 'Million Dollar Quartet,' 'A Minister's Wife,' more.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: 'I Can Do That' - The Josh Gad EditionSTAGE TUBE: 'I Can Do That' - The Josh Gad Edition
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 8, 2011

Want to know what special skills each of your favorite Tony nominees possess that you may not know about? Check out the 'I Can Do That' series, created by Sirius XM's Julie James, which we'll be running for the rest of the week exposing the hidden talents of Broadway's best. Click below for the Josh Gad edition. (more...)
Full 2011 Tony Performances Announced - Including SPIDER-MAN, PRISCILLA & MoreFull 2011 Tony Performances Announced - Including SPIDER-MAN, PRISCILLA & More
by BWW News Desk - June 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...)
Photo Coverage: 2011 Theatre World Awards Presentation - Part TwoPhoto Coverage: 2011 Theatre World Awards Presentation - Part Two
by Walter McBride - June 8, 2011

The Theatre World Awards for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut performances during the 2010-2011 theatrical season were presented by former Theatre World Award winners, including:Tammy Blanchard (Gypsy, 2003), Gabriel Byrne (A Moon for the Misbegotten, 2000), Zoe Caldwell (Slapstick Tragedy, 1966), Billy Crudup (Arcadia, 1995), Blythe Danner (The Miser, 1969), Edie Falco (Side Man, 1998), Tovah Feldshuh (Yentl, 1976), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, 2007), RoseMary Harris (The Climate of Eden, 1953), and Andrea McArdle (Annie, 1977). There will also be performances by former Theatre World Award winners, including: Karen Akers (Nine, 1982), Ernestine Jackson (Raisin, 1974), and John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys, 2006). (more...)
Photo Coverage: 2011 Theatre World Awards Presentation - Part OnePhoto Coverage: 2011 Theatre World Awards Presentation - Part One
by Walter McBride - June 8, 2011

The 2010-11 Theatre World Award winners were: Ellen Barkin, The Normal Heart; Desmin Borges, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity; Halley Feiffer, The House of Blue Leaves; Grace Gummer, Arcadia; Rose Hemingway, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; John Larroquette, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Heather Lind, The Merchant of Venice; Patina Miller, Sister Act; Arian Moayed, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo; Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart; Zachary Quinto, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes; and Tony Sheldon, Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The first annual Lunt-Fontanne Award for Ensemble Excellence will be presented to the cast of The Motherf**cker With a Hat: Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra, and Yul Vázquez. Also presented at the TWA ceremony was the third annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence presented to Seth Numrich of War Horse. (more...)
Patti LuPone Talks WOMEN ON THE VERGE and the Future of BroadwayPatti LuPone Talks WOMEN ON THE VERGE and the Future of Broadway
by BWW News Desk - June 7, 2011

The 2011 Tony Award nominees were announced live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. The next day, proud nominees gathered at the Millenium Hotel in Times Square to celebrate and meet the press. Broadway Beat caught up with Patti LuPone, Best Featured Actress in a Musical nominee for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, who had this to say about her nomination: (more...)
SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS:  DAY 26 - Raul Esparza, ROCKY HORROR & COMPANY SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS: DAY 26 - Raul Esparza, ROCKY HORROR & COMPANY
by Pat Cerasaro - June 7, 2011

Today we are featuring one of Broadway's most accomplished and charismatic leading men who has solidified himself as one of the premiere theatrical interpreters of our age in his performances on Broadway in both musicals and plays, off-Broadway and even in Shakespeare-In-The-Park productions: Raul Esparza. Mr. Esparza can certainly do it all and even though he has yet to take home a Tony Award of his own, he has enacted two of the most memorable recent performances on the yearly telecast: first, in his Broadway debut role as Riff Raff in the 2000 revival of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW and, most recently, performing a full-bodied, soul-bared "Being Alive" from COMPANY. So, let's take a look back at those two unforgettable performances and perhaps surprise or two, as well! (more...)
BWW TV: Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special - David Lindsay-Abaire on the Plus Sides to Being a PlaywrightBWW TV: Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special - David Lindsay-Abaire on the Plus Sides to Being a Playwright
by Broadway Beat - June 7, 2011

The 2011 Tony Award nominees were announced live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. The next day, proud nominees gathered at the Millenium Hotel in Times Square to celebrate and meet the press. Broadway Beat was on hand, of course, to speak with all of the proud nominees. In anticipation of Tony night on June 12, 2011, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you new clips of the stars in conversation each week so be sure to check back! Below, we bring you David Lindsay-Abaire, Best Play nominee for Good People. He most recently received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007 for his play Rabbit Hole, which also earned several Tony Award nominations. He also penned Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, Dotting and Dashing, Snow Angel, The L'il Plays, and A Devil Inside. His screenplays include Robots, Inkheart, and the screen adaptation of Rabbit Hole, which starred Nicole Kidman. He is the author of the books to the musicals High Fidelity and Shrek. (more...)
BroadwayWorld Chicago Salutes Lookingglass Theatre Ensemble Part TwoBroadwayWorld Chicago Salutes Lookingglass Theatre Ensemble Part Two
by Misha Davenport - June 7, 2011

In honor of Lookingglass Theatre's 2011 Regional Theatre Tony Award, BroadwayWorld Chicago jumps down the rabbit hole all week long to gather what makes the Chicago ensemble company tick. Today we look at five notable people in the company's history. (more...)
An Exclusive BroadwayWorld 2011 Tony Award Interview With: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Set Designer Beowulf BorittAn Exclusive BroadwayWorld 2011 Tony Award Interview With: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Set Designer Beowulf Boritt
by Pat Cerasaro - June 6, 2011

Having designed the stage sets for the Broadway productions of THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, LOVEMUSIK, JAY JOHNSON: TWO AND ONLY, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, ROCK OF AGES, and his Tony-nominated work on THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS this season, through his revolutionary and spare designs Beowulf Boritt has positioned himself as one of the most creative and sought-after stage innovators of the twenty-first century. Discussing all aspects of the Off Broadway and Broadway productions of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS and tracing the progress of the design of the show from inspiration to model to actual set, we also discuss some of his past accomplishments - working with the great directors Hal Prince, James Lapine, SCOTTSBORO's Susan Stroman, and Lynne Taylor-Corbett; the latter his collaborator on THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS with the New York City Ballet last month - and some enticing new productions he is developing and has coming up in the near future - PARADISE FOUND, REEL-TO- REAL, THE TOXIC AVENGER in Houston, THE TEMPEST in Dallas, the ROCK OF AGES tour and West End mounting, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS in San Diego, and more! (more...)
Norbert Leo Butz on Being the CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Tonys AmbassadorNorbert Leo Butz on Being the CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Tonys Ambassador
by BWW News Desk - June 6, 2011

The 2011 Tony Award nominees were announced live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. The next day, proud nominees gathered at the Millenium Hotel in Times Square to celebrate and meet the press. Broadway Beat caught up with Norbert Leo Butz, Best Actor in a Musical nominee for Catch Me If You Can, who had this to say about his nomination: (more...)
SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS:  DAY 25 - Lea Salonga, LES MIZ & MISS SAIGON  SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS: DAY 25 - Lea Salonga, LES MIZ & MISS SAIGON
by Pat Cerasaro - June 6, 2011

As a super-special Spring extension of BroadwayWorld's SOUND OFF column, every day until the Tony Awards on June 12 we will be presenting a spectacular new entry in the SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS series featuring a particularly entertaining, interesting, relevant and exciting Tony Awards-related clip from the last sixty-three years of the ceremonies (and subsequent seasons on Broadway) with a rundown and commentary on the sights, sounds and showmanship on display in each carefully chosen selection - all, of course, coming in anticipation of Broadway's biggest night, which will be broadcast on CBS this year, as always. Once again this year, BroadwayWorld is the official home of the 2011 Tony Awards and we will also be featuring exclusive interviews, articles, photos, video content, interactive features and more in the coming days and weeks leading up to the event so be sure to check back daily for your theatre fix! (more...)
Who's Performing What at the 2011 Tonys!Who's Performing What at the 2011 Tonys!
by BWW News Desk - June 6, 2011

The Oscars have become famous for the galmour. The MTV Video Music Awards for the onstage drama. And then there is the Tony Awards ceremony, the season closer most celebrated for its live performances. Though always full of surprises, BroadwayWorld has gotten the scoop on a number of performances audiences can expect from their favorite Broadway shows this season. (more...)

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