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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...)
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...)
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre and The Hypocrites Take Top Honors at Non-Equity Jeff Awards - Full CoverageTheo Ubique Cabaret Theatre and The Hypocrites Take Top Honors at Non-Equity Jeff Awards - Full Coverage
by BWW Special Coverage - June 5, 2012

At the Non-Equity Jeff Awards held at Park West on Monday, June 4, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre took the most awards with 6 honors for their jewel box production of "A Light in the Piazza" including Production-Musical, Director-Musical for Fred Anzevino and Brenda Didier, Principal Actress for Kelli Harrington, Supporting Actor for Justin Adair, Music Director for Jeremy Ramey and, in a new award recognition, Dialect Coach for Eva Breneman. Check out the analysis and full honours list below. (more...)
BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Pam MacKinnon on Her 3 Year Journey With CLYBOURNE PARK!BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Pam MacKinnon on Her 3 Year Journey With CLYBOURNE PARK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 4, 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 Pam MacKinnon, nominee for Best Direction of a Play for Clybourne Park. (more...)
Tony Interview Special: Manny Azenberg on His Fondness for DEATH OF A SALESMAN, the Changing Theatre Industry, and More!Tony Interview Special: Manny Azenberg on His Fondness for DEATH OF A SALESMAN, the Changing Theatre Industry, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - June 4, 2012

Earlier this month, the 2012 Tony Awards Nominations were announced by Tony winning actress Kristin Chenoweth and Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor Jim Parsons. The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 10, 2012. BroadwayWorld was there for this year's official Tony Brunch, and got a chance to chat with this year's nominees! Today we bring you Lifetime Achievement honoree Emanuel 'Manny' Azenberg. (more...)
BWW TV: Inside the 2012 Drama Desk Awards- Part 2!BWW TV: Inside the 2012 Drama Desk Awards- Part 2!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 4, 2012

Yesterday, June 3, The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards were held at The Town Hall, celebrating this year's big winners. The festivities were presided over by star of stage and screen Brooke Shields and Broadway favorite - and previous Drama Desk winner - Brian d'Arcy James. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was there, and we bring you red carpet interviews with the evening's attendees below. Click below to check out Part 2! (more...)
BWW TV: Inside the 2012 Drama Desk Awards- Part 1!BWW TV: Inside the 2012 Drama Desk Awards- Part 1!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 4, 2012

Yesterday, June 3, The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards were held at The Town Hall, celebrating this year's big winners. The festivities were presided over by star of stage and screen Brooke Shields and Broadway favorite - and previous Drama Desk winner - Brian d'Arcy James. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was there, and we bring you red carpet interviews with the evening's attendees below. Click below to check out Part 1! (more...)
2012 Tonys Announce Performance Lineup Including GODSPELL, GHOST, RAINBOW, STARCATCHER, Esparza, Nominated Shows & More!2012 Tonys Announce Performance Lineup Including GODSPELL, GHOST, RAINBOW, STARCATCHER, Esparza, Nominated Shows & More!
by BWW News Desk - June 4, 2012

The Tony Awards has announced the line-up of performances for the 66th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10th. The evening, which will be packed with more entertainment than ever before, will feature performances by 2012 Tony Nominated Musicals including: Evita featuring Ricky Martin and Elena Roger; Follies featuring Tony nominated actor Danny Burstein; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess featuring Tony nominees Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier; Jesus Christ Superstar featuring Tony nominee Josh Young; Leap of Faith featuring Raul Esparza; Newsies, featuring Tony nominated actor Jeremy Jordan; Nice Work If You Can Get It featuring Matthew Broderick and Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara; and Once featuring Tony nominees Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti and Elizabeth A. Davis. The evening will also include performances by Tony nominated Plays, such as: End of the Rainbow with Tony nominated actress Tracie Bennett; One Man, Two Guvnors with Tony nominated actor James Corden and Peter and the Starcatcher featuring Tony nominees Christian Borle and Celia Keenan-Bolger. The show will also feature a performance with Corbin Bleu and the cast of Godspell and Ghost The Musical featuring Bryce Pinkham, Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman. (more...)
Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
by Linda Lenzi - June 4, 2012

Yesterday, June 3, The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards were held at The Town Hall, celebrating this year's big winners. The festivities were presided over by star of stage and screen Brooke Shields and Broadway favorite - and previous Drama Desk winner - Brian d'Arcy James. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet for the starry arrivals and brings you Part 1 of the photo coverage below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 2Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 2
by Linda Lenzi - June 4, 2012

Yesterday, June 3, The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards were held at The Town Hall, celebrating this year's big winners. The festivities were presided over by star of stage and screen Brooke Shields and Broadway favorite - and previous Drama Desk winner - Brian d'Arcy James. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet for the starry arrivals and brings you Part 2 of the photo coverage below! CLICK HERE for a complete list of the evening's honorees and winners! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Audra McDonald, Alan Menken & All the Drama Desk Winners!Photo Coverage: Audra McDonald, Alan Menken & All the Drama Desk Winners!
by Linda Lenzi - June 4, 2012

Yesterday, June 3, The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards were held at The Town Hall, celebrating this year's big winners. The festivities were presided over by star of stage and screen Brooke Shields and Broadway favorite - and previous Drama Desk winner - Brian d'Arcy James. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the entire evening and brings you photo coverage of the winners below! (more...)
Elizabeth Stanley Performs at Inside Broadway's Beacon Awards Tonight, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - June 4, 2012

Elizabeth Stanley (Million Dollar Quartet, Company and Cry-Baby on Broadway, and an Inside Broadway alum from their past touring production of On the Town) will perform at Inside Broadway's 2012 Broadway Beacon Awards, being held at 6:00PM tonight, June 4th, 2012 at the Hudson Theatre in the Millennium Broadway Hotel-Times Square at 145 West 44th Street. (more...)
Non-Equity Jeff Awards Present Special Jeff Award to Theater on the Lake Tonight, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - June 4, 2012

At the Non-Equity Jeff Awards Ceremony tonight, June 4, 2012, a Special Jeff Award will be presented to the Theater on the Lake of the Chicago Park District in honor of the theater's 60th anniversary in June 2012 and in recognition of its long contribution to the vitality of the city's theatre scene. (more...)
Broadway Beacon Awards Honor Nick Jonas, Christie Brinkley & More Tonight, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - June 4, 2012

Inside Broadway's 2012 Broadway Beacon Awards will be held at 6:00PM tonight, June 4th, 2012 at the Hudson Theatre in the Millennium Broadway Hotel in the heart of Times Square at 145 West 44th Street. The evening will honor How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying star and singer/songwriter Nick Jonas, model, philanthropist and Chicago star Christie Brinkley (currently starring on Broadway before joining the national tour), I.A.T.S.E. President James J. Claffey, Jr., and The Millennium Broadway Hotel for their longstanding contributions to Times Square and the Broadway community. The evening, which begins with a cocktail hour, will be hosted by FOX5 reporter Julie Chang. The awards ceremony will begin at 7:30pm. (more...)

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