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BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Steve Kazee: 'I Dedicate it all to Mom'BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Steve Kazee: 'I Dedicate it all to Mom'
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 8, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Steve Kazee, nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for Once. (more...)
BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Michael Cumpsty on Being a Part of the Broadway Family!BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Michael Cumpsty on Being a Part of the Broadway Family!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 8, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Michael Cumptsy, nominee for Best Featured Actor in a Play for End of the Rainbow. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Brain d'Arcy James Reveals How to Host a Tonys Party!STAGE TUBE: Brain d'Arcy James Reveals How to Host a Tonys Party!
by Stage Tube - June 7, 2012

The 2012 Tony Awards are drawing near! In just three days, the best of Broadway will gather with host Neil Patrick Harris at the Beacon Theatre for a three-hour ceremony, which will be broadcast on CBS television network on Sunday, June 10, 2012. In the video below, Broadway favorite Brian d'Arcy James and the whole team from SUBMISSIONS ONLY, share some tips on how to host the perfect Tonys party! Check it out below! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Tony Night's Big Stars Get Spoofed!STAGE TUBE: Tony Night's Big Stars Get Spoofed!
by Stage Tube - June 7, 2012

In just THREE days, Neil Patrick Harris will return as the host of the 66th Annual Tony Awards Telecast, which will be broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, Sunday, June 10, 2012 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The awards show, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been a part of the CBS family since 1978. Cant wait for Sunday to come? Hold yourself over with the hilarious video below, which makes fun of the evening's expected attendees. Check it out below! (more...)
Follow BWW on Tony Sunday for ALL Your Tony Needs!Follow BWW on Tony Sunday for ALL Your Tony Needs!
by BWW Special Coverage - June 7, 2012

We're just days away from the 2012 Tony Awards on CBS this Sunday night, June 10 at 8pm and, as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tony Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)
JEKYLL & HYDE's Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox to Host 2012 Jimmy Awards, 6/25JEKYLL & HYDE's Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox to Host 2012 Jimmy Awards, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - June 7, 2012

The stars of the upcoming revival of JEKYLL & HYDE, Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages) and Grammy Award Nominee Deborah Cox (Aida), will host the 4th annual National High School Musical Theater Awards on Monday, June 25th at 7:30pm at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre (200 W 45th St). The show will feature 60 of America's most talented young musical theater performers vying for the "Jimmy Award" for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor. Winners will be awarded college scholarships and other prizes will be announced live. (more...)
BWW TV: Inside Tony Rehearsal with Neil Patrick Harris & PETER AND THE STARCATCHER!BWW TV: Inside Tony Rehearsal with Neil Patrick Harris & PETER AND THE STARCATCHER!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 7, 2012

The 2012 Tony Awards ceremony is just days away and this morning, BroadwayWorld was invited inside the Beacon Theatre to catch a glimpse of a tech rehearsal for Peter and the Starcatcher and speak with host Neil Patrick Harris about how the exciting show is shaping up. Want to see what the Starcatchers (sans costumes and make up) were up to today? Click below to watch them in action, and hear from stars Christian Borle, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Neil Patrick Harris! (more...)
BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Linda Lavin Thrilled to Be Invited to Tonys Party!BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Linda Lavin Thrilled to Be Invited to Tonys Party!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 7, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Linda Lavin, nominee for Best Actress in a Play for The Lyons. (more...)
BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Harvey Fierstein Gives His Tony Nominations Survival Guide!BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Harvey Fierstein Gives His Tony Nominations Survival Guide!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 7, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Harvey Fierstein, nominee for Best Book of a Musical for Newsies. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris Talks Tonys and More With Stephen Colbert!STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris Talks Tonys and More With Stephen Colbert!
by Stage Tube - June 7, 2012

Tony Awards host Neil Patrick Harris appeared on last night's THE COLBERT REPORT to talk theatre and more with his former COMPANY co-star Stephen Colbert. View the interview below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: 2012 Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominations AnnouncedPhoto Coverage: 2012 Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominations Announced
by Kelly Cameron - June 6, 2012

The 33rd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards were announced yesterday, with Acting Up Stage, Nightwood Thetare and Theatre Passe Muraille emerging as the leaders of the pack with the most number of nominations in their respective divisions. The Awards will be distributed in a ceremony hosted by Thom Allison at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts on June 25th, 2012 and BWW is thrilled to bring its readers photo coverage of the nomination event. (more...)
Tony Awards Release International Broadcast InformationTony Awards Release International Broadcast Information
by BWW News Desk - June 6, 2012

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 66th Annual Tony Awards telecast to theatre fans in four continents and over 45 countries around the globe. (more...)
BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Artie Siccardi on Working GYPSY with the 'Great' Ethel MermanBWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Artie Siccardi on Working GYPSY with the 'Great' Ethel Merman
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 6, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Artie Siccardi, awarded the Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre. (more...)
BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Jessie Mueller Reflects on ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVERBWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Jessie Mueller Reflects on ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 6, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Jessie Mueller, nominee for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. (more...)
BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Rob Ashford on the Thrill of Working on EVITA!BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Rob Ashford on the Thrill of Working on EVITA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 6, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Rob Ashford, nominee for Best Choreography for Evita. (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 6th, 2012'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 6th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - June 6, 2012

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The non-Equity Jeff Award winners are announced, and we cover 18 regional theaters and their summer offerings, from northern Wisconsin to St. Louis and southern Illinois, from southwest Michigan to western Illinois. It's the Regional Summer Musical Theater Scene! (more...)
Matthew Morrison & Josh Groban Join 2012 Tony Presenters Line-Up!Matthew Morrison & Josh Groban Join 2012 Tony Presenters Line-Up!
by BWW News Desk - June 6, 2012

The Tony Awards have just announced that stage veterans Matthew Morrison and Josh Groban have joined the list of presenters for the 66th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The 2012 Tony Awards will air live on CBS, on Sunday, June 10th 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay) and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)
BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Elizabeth A. Davis on the Beautiful Gift That is ONCE!BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Elizabeth A. Davis on the Beautiful Gift That is ONCE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 5, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Elizabeth A. Davis, nominee for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Once. (more...)
AVENUE Q Puppets to Take Part in Tonys Times Square Simulcast, 6/10AVENUE Q Puppets to Take Part in Tonys Times Square Simulcast, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - June 5, 2012

The 2012 66th Annual Tony Awards will be simulcast live to Times Square on Sunday, June 10th. The event, sponsored by Official Beauty Partner of the Tony Awards, Nexxus Salon Hair Care, will be hosted by 2004 Tony Award winning musical, AVENUE Q puppets Rod and Lucy. The Tony Awards, in partnership with the Times Square Alliance and Clear Channel Spectacolor 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 10th, from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (more...)
Photo Flash: Inside the 2012 Lilly Awards!Photo Flash: Inside the 2012 Lilly Awards!
by BWW News Desk - June 5, 2012

Last night, Julia Jordan, Theresa Rebeck, Marsha Norman, Tim Sanford, Gary Garrison, The Dramatists Guild, and The Committee for Recognizing Women in Theatre presented the 3rd Annual Lilly Awards at Playwrights Horizons. Named for playwright Lillian Hellman, The Lilly Awards were created to recognize the extraordinary contributions made by women to the American Theater. Producers, playwrights, actors, designers, and directors were honored last night for their continued excellence in the theater community. Check out phtoos from the event below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Meet The 2012 Tony Nominees Atop the Empire State Building!Photo Coverage: Meet The 2012 Tony Nominees Atop the Empire State Building!
by Jennifer Broski - June 5, 2012

Today, June 5, several of this year's Tony nominees enjoyed the sunshine on top of the Empire State building for a special meet and greet and photo op. BroadwayWorld joined in the fun and brings you photo coverage below! On hand for the event was Michael Cerveris, Kelli O'Hara, Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes, Norm Lewis, James Earl Jones, Josh Young and more! (more...)
Photo Coverage: 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards Honor Liza Minnelli & More!Photo Coverage: 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards Honor Liza Minnelli & More!
by Jennifer Broski - June 5, 2012

Chita Rivera, Tony Danza, Susan Stroman, Albert Maysles, John Turturro, Tamara Tunie, Karen Ziemba, Melissa Errico, and more were among the star presenters at last night's 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The Astaire Awards are the only awards show to honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film and were first started in 1982 by the late Fred Astaire and the late Douglas Watt (a critic and writer for the NY Daily News and The New Yorker). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the evening and brings you photo coverage of the ceremony below!. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire AwardsPhoto Coverage: Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara & More Arrive at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
by Jennifer Broski - June 5, 2012

Chita Rivera, Tony Danza, Susan Stroman, Albert Maysles, John Turturro, Tamara Tunie, Karen Ziemba, Melissa Errico, and more were among the star presenters at last night's 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The Astaire Awards are the only awards show to honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film and were first started in 1982 by the late Fred Astaire and the late Douglas Watt (a critic and writer for the NY Daily News and The New Yorker). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the evening and brings you photo coverage of the starry arrivals below. (more...)
NYU Study Says Tony Wins/Nominations Increase Expected Broadway RunNYU Study Says Tony Wins/Nominations Increase Expected Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - June 5, 2012

NYU Stern Professor of Statistics Jeffrey Simonoff, Lan Ma Nygren of Rider University and Stern PhD student Nikolay Kulmatitskiy find that winning a major Tony Award increases the length of a production's expected run by about 50 percent. Additionally, each major Tony nomination alone is associated with a roughly 30 percent longer expected show run. (more...)
66th Tony Awards Airs On Velvet Channel, 6/1166th Tony Awards Airs On Velvet Channel, 6/11
by Oliver Oliveros - June 5, 2012

66th Tony Awards, the most prestigious theatrical awards in the United States, which airs on Velvet Channel on Monday, June 11, 8 a.m., has announced its lineup of performances that includes "Godspell" (Filipino actors Anna Maria Perez de Tagle and George Salazar are part of the cast), "Ghost" (Filipino-American singer and dancer Albert Guerzon is part of the ensemble), and Tony-nominated musicals "Evita," "Follies," The Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," "Jesus Christ Superstar" (Filipino Canadian actors Julius Sermonia, Jason Sermonia, and Laurin Padolina are cast members), "Leap of Faith," Disney's "Newsies," (Filipino-American actor Aaron Albano is part of the ensemble), "Nice Work If You Can Get It," and "Once." (more...)

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