NEXT FALL and FELA! Producers Committed to Keeping Shows Open

Stephen Hendel, producer of Fela!, and Richard Willis, producer of Next Fall, have stated they intend for their shows to have extended runs on broadway, despite a lack of wins at this year's Tony Awards.

Mr. Willis told the New York Times that, in spite of low weekly box office grosses for "Next Fall," he hoped to continue running the show through the summer, but that it would depend on ticket sales. Mr. Hendel, meanwhile, said he was committed to giving "Fela!" a long run in New York, while also going forward with plans for a London production and a national tour.

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2010 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards were announced on May 4, 2010 by Broadway Star Lea Michele and Tony Award Nominee Jeff Daniels.

The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.

To view the complete list of 2010 Tony Award winners, click here.


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