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SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS:  DAY 23 - Angela Lansbury Masters GYPSY, MAME & More SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS: DAY 23 - Angela Lansbury Masters GYPSY, MAME & More
by Pat Cerasaro - June 4, 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...)
SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS:  DAY 22 - Cher & Cole Porter SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS: DAY 22 - Cher & Cole Porter
by Pat Cerasaro - June 3, 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...)
GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Anthony Wayne of 'Anything Goes'GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Anthony Wayne of 'Anything Goes'
by Adrienne Onofri - June 3, 2011

An alum of Encores! and the 'Chorus Line' and 'Color Purple' tours, Anthony makes his B'way debut in the hit revival. (more...)
BWW Awards Update 6/3 - Last Day to Vote!!BWW Awards Update 6/3 - Last Day to Vote!!
by BWW - June 3, 2011

Voting opened on May 5, 2011 and runs through June 3, 2011 for the 9th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Here are the current standings as of 6/3 (more...)
SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS:  DAY 21 - Dame Julie Andrews & Friends SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS: DAY 21 - Dame Julie Andrews & Friends
by Pat Cerasaro - June 2, 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 pyears 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...)
BWW TV: Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special - The Legendary Patti LuPone on Why WOMEN ON THE VERGE Makes Her ProudBWW TV: Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special - The Legendary Patti LuPone on Why WOMEN ON THE VERGE Makes Her Proud
by Broadway Beat - June 2, 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 the legendary Patti LuPone, Best Featured Actress in a Musical nominee for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. LuPone is best known for her Tony Award-winning performances as Eva Perón in the 1979 musical Evita and as Rose in the 2008 revival of Gypsy, for her Olivier Award-winning performance as Fantine in the original London cast of Les Misérables and for originating the role or Normal Desmond in London's Sunset Boulevard. (more...)
Cast of Neil Patrick Harris-Led COMPANY to Perform on Tony Awards Telecast!Cast of Neil Patrick Harris-Led COMPANY to Perform on Tony Awards Telecast!
by BWW - June 2, 2011

The Tony Awards announced today that they will reassemble an all-star cast of the New York Philharmonic's limited run of Company for the 2011 Tony Awards. This once-in-a-lifetime assembly of talent will perform LIVE exclusively at the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12th. The performance will include: Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Katie Finneran, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Lazar, Patti LuPone, Jill Paice, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jim Walton and Chryssie Whitehead. The 65th Annual Tony Awards, will air live on CBS, on Sunday, June 12th 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay) and are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)
The Laurie Beechman Hosts Daisy Eagan at Tony Gathering, 6/12The Laurie Beechman Hosts Daisy Eagan at Tony Gathering, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - June 1, 2011

It's the place to be on Tony night. Every June, theatre fans throughout the city gather at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, in the heart of New York's theatre district, in honor or our own Superbowl Sunday, The Tony Awards. Come view the ceremony on our big screen along with your fellow theatre enthusiasts. Will it be Sutton or Patina? Pacino or Mantello? Mormons or Nuns? (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Laura Benanti, Beth Leavel at the Tony Nominees Luncheon!STAGE TUBE: Laura Benanti, Beth Leavel at the Tony Nominees Luncheon!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 1, 2011

Golden Globe-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, will return as host of the 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards on Sunday, June 12th, live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The Tony Awards will air live on CBS from 8:00-11:00PM (ET/PT time delay). The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. In the following video, 2011 nominees Laura Benanti and Beth Leavel travel to the nominees luncheon, and discuss what being nominated means to them. Click below to check it out! (more...)
SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS:  DAY 20 - Disney On BroadwaySPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS: DAY 20 - Disney On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - June 1, 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...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 1st, 2011'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 1st, 2011
by Paul W. Thompson - June 1, 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, 'Brigadoon,' two musicals from Chamber Opera Chicago, '1776' in Wheaton, 'The Mommies,' 'A Christmas Story,' summer stock and more.... (more...)
Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Groff et al. Set to Present at Theater World Awards; John Lloyd Young & More to Perform, 6/7Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Groff et al. Set to Present at Theater World Awards; John Lloyd Young & More to Perform, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - June 1, 2011

Theatre World Awards for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut performances during the 2010-2011 theatrical season will be 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), Kevin Kilner (The Glass Menagerie, 1995), 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...)
BWW TV: Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special - Norbert Leo Butz Reveals his 'Thrill of a Lifetime'BWW TV: Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special - Norbert Leo Butz Reveals his 'Thrill of a Lifetime'
by Broadway Beat - June 1, 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 Norbert Leo Butz, Best Actor in a Musical nominee for Catch Me If You Can. Butz made his Broadway debut as Adam Pascal's replacement as Roger Davis in Rent in 1996. Additional Broadway credits include Enron, Thou Shalt Not for which he received a Tony Award nomination, Wicked, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Freddy) for which he received the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, a Drama League Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award. Off-Broadway credits include The Last Five Years, Songs for a New World, Saved, and Juno and the Paycock (Jerry Devine), and he has toured as the Emcee in Cabaret and as Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. (more...)
SPIDER-MAN, PRISCILLA & THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS to Perform on Tonys?SPIDER-MAN, PRISCILLA & THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS to Perform on Tonys?
by BWW News Desk - June 1, 2011

Michael Riedel reports in today's New York Post that talks are underway for a potential performance by Bono, The Edge and cast members from SPIDER-MAN on this year's Tony Awards. The show, which hasn't opened yet would traditionally not be offered a performance slot, which are normally reserved for musicals nominated for Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical. Riedel also reports that in addition to trying to find a spot for SPIDER-MAN, producers are also attempting to find a slot for PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT. Also on the list? Much of the cast of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will reunite to perform 'Commencing in Chattanooga' and 'Go Back Home'. (more...)
SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS:  DAY 19 - A Moment With Marlene Dietrich  SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS: DAY 19 - A Moment With Marlene Dietrich
by Pat Cerasaro - May 31, 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...)
Voting Ends on Friday for the Biggest BroadwayWorld Awards EVER - See Who's Leading!Voting Ends on Friday for the Biggest BroadwayWorld Awards EVER - See Who's Leading!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 31, 2011

Voting opened on May 5, 2011 and runs through June 3, 2011 for the 9th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Here are the current standings as of 5/30 (more...)
Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special: John Kander and David Thompson!Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special: John Kander and David Thompson!
by Broadway Beat - May 30, 2011

Below, we bring you John Kander and David Thompson, writers of The Scottsboro Boys, nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Kander, half of the famed Kander and Ebb duo that created such hits as Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Zorba, Woman of the Year, Steel Pier and more, is a three-time Tony winner. David Thompson is the writer of Chicago, Steel Pier, Thou Shalt Not and the Look of Love on Broadway. He was previously nominated for Best Book of a Musical for Steel Pier. (more...)
SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS:  DAY 17 & 18 - WEST SIDE STORY: Then & Now SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS: DAY 17 & 18 - WEST SIDE STORY: Then & Now
by Pat Cerasaro - May 29, 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...)
BWW TV: Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special - George C. Wolfe on Why THE NORMAL HEART Touches His HeartBWW TV: Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special - George C. Wolfe on Why THE NORMAL HEART Touches His Heart
by Broadway Beat - May 29, 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 George C. Wolfe, Best Director of a Play nominee for The Normal Heart. Wolfe gained national recognition with his 1991 musical Jelly's Last Jam, a musical about the life of jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton; after a Los Angeles opening, the play moved to Broadway, where it received 11 Tony nominations and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical. Two years later, Wolfe famously directed Tony Kushner's Angels in America: Millennium Approaches to great critical acclaim, as well as a Tony award. Wolfe also directed the world premiere of the second part of Angels, Perestroika, the following year. Wolfe served as artistic director and producer of the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater from 1993-2004. During his tenure, he created the musical Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk, which won him a second Tony Award for direction. Additional credits include Tony Kushner's Caroline, or Change, The Wild Party, Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning play Topdog/Underdog,and a new translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Austin Pendleton. (more...)
SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS:  DAY 15 - Denzel, Viola, Scarlett & 2010 Best Play Performances SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS: DAY 15 - Denzel, Viola, Scarlett & 2010 Best Play Performances
by Pat Cerasaro - May 27, 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...)
Photo Coverage: MORMON, Foster, Rylance & More Win Big at Outer Critics Circle Awards!Photo Coverage: MORMON, Foster, Rylance & More Win Big at Outer Critics Circle Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 27, 2011

Yesterday, May 26, The Outer Critics Circle honored Broadway's and Off Broadway's best of the 2010-2011 season. BroadwayWorld was on hand at Sardi's for the ceremony and brings you photo coverage below! (more...)
SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS:  DAY 14 - Cheyenne Jackson & XANADUSPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS: DAY 14 - Cheyenne Jackson & XANADU
by Pat Cerasaro - May 26, 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...)
BWW TV: Tony Documentary Film Talkback Series Presents SHOWBUSINESS: THE ROAD TO BROADWAYBWW TV: Tony Documentary Film Talkback Series Presents SHOWBUSINESS: THE ROAD TO BROADWAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2011

The first ever Tony Award Documentary Film Series launched May 9 as part of the 2011 Tony Awards Showcase at the Times Square Visitors Center and Mini-Museum. The Tony Award Documentary Films Series features three films that examine what it's like to be behind-the-scenes on a Tony-eligible Broadway musical. The first film to be screened was Finding Billy, taking viewers on the journey in the search for the young male leads in Billy Elliot the Musical. The screening was immediately followed by a panel discussion comprised of moderator Nora Brennan (Children's Casting Director for Billy Elliot), and Broadway cast members Tade Biesinger (Billy), Jacob Clemente (Billy), Stephen Hanna (Older Billy), and Joel Hatch (George). (more...)
BWW TV: Matthew Rodrigues Inside the Drama Desk Awards for BWW!BWW TV: Matthew Rodrigues Inside the Drama Desk Awards for BWW!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2011

On Monday, May 23, Harvey Fierstein hosted the 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan. Matthew Rodrigues was in the winners room for the evening to catch up with the talent, and to figure out what a 'Drama Desk,' well, is. Click below for the theories (and to hear from the winners, too)! (more...)
BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside The 2011 Drama League Awards - Part 2BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside The 2011 Drama League Awards - Part 2
by Broadway Beat - May 25, 2011

Winners of the 2010-11 Drama League Awards were presented at the 77th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. Broadway Beat was on hand to speak to all of the evening's winners, nominees and attendees and takes you inside the event here. Click below for Part 2 of their event coverage! (more...)

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