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McAnuff is a two-time Tony Award-winning director and former Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival. Broadway: Summer, Doctor Zhivago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention, Jersey Boys (Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Musical), Billy ... (read more)
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McAnuff is a two-time Tony Award-winning director and former Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival. Broadway: Summer, Doctor Zhivago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention, Jersey Boys (Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Musical), Billy ... (read more)
AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS's Sergio Trujillo Wins 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS's Sergio Trujillo Wins 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2019

Sergio Trujillo has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography for AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stars Shine on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Tony Awards Photo Coverage: Stars Shine on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Tony Awards
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 9, 2019

The big day is finally here! The stars are shining on the Tony Awards red carpet, and BroadwayWorld's got a first look - check out the first batch of arrivals below, including Camille A. Brown, Robert Horn, and more! (more...)

2019 TONY AWARDS: BroadwayWorld's Complete Guide to Tonys Coverage 2019 TONY AWARDS: BroadwayWorld's Complete Guide to Tonys Coverage
by BWW Special - Jun 9, 2019

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will air on CBS Sunday, June 9th at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

2019 TONY AWARDS: A Complete Guide to Tonys Coverage 2019 TONY AWARDS: A Complete Guide to Tonys Coverage
by BWW Special - Jun 9, 2019

One day more! The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will air on CBS tomorrow (tomorrow, we love ya tomorrow!), June 9 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2019 Nominees! Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2019 Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2019

The 2019 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. For some, this marks their first nomination, but others have already won Tony Awards in seasons past. We took a look at which nominees have won at least a Tony or two (or nine) - amongst them, they've gathered a total of 69 awards! (more...)

The Theatre Podcast With Alan Seales Welcomes Des McAnuff The Theatre Podcast With Alan Seales Welcomes Des McAnuff
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019

Two Time Tony Winning Director Des McAnuff has been directing on Broadway for over 30 years. His latest Broadway hit, Ain't Too Proud - The Life And Times of The Temptations, has landed him another Tony nomination for best direction of a musical (more...)

Directors, Dramaturgs Named For 2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Directors, Dramaturgs Named For 2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019

Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast's premiere launchpad for exceptional emerging playwrights has named the artistic teams and daily schedule for the 2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF). The 2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 19-28, 2019 at Potrero Stage at the base of San Francisco's Potrero hill. In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend and engagement activities. (more...)

Tonys Talk: How Sergio Trujillo Made the Temptations Dance in AIN'T TO PROUD! Tonys Talk: How Sergio Trujillo Made the Temptations Dance in AIN'T TO PROUD!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 6, 2019

If you don't know Sergio Trujillo by now... there's still time. The Tony nominated choreographer of Ain't Too Proud  brings his own interpretation of the legendary group's iconic steps to the stage at the Imperial Theatre.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: The 2019 Tony Nominees Strut the Red Carpet to Celebrate the Tony Honorees! Photo Coverage: The 2019 Tony Nominees Strut the Red Carpet to Celebrate the Tony Honorees!
by Monroe George - Jun 4, 2019

Broadway's biggest night is just around the bend! Before we officially celebrate the Tony Awards, the nominees gathered last night to salute the 2019 Tony Honorees, which this year include: Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Rosemary Harris, Terrence McNally, Harold Wheeler; Special Tony Awards: Marin Mazzie, Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company, Jason Michael Webb; Regional Theatre Tony Award: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Palo Alto, CA; Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award: Judith Light; Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre: Broadway Inspirational Voices - Michael McElroy, Peter Entin, FDNY Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9, Joseph Blakely Forbes. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 6/3: Drama Desk Award Winners, and More! Wake Up With BWW 6/3: Drama Desk Award Winners, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Yesterday, the Drama Desk Awards were announced! Among the big winners were Hadestown, Tootsie, The Ferryman, and The Prom! (more...)

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Des McAnuff WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Des McAnuff
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 2, 2019

Des McAnuff is the caption of the ship at the Imperial Theatre, where Ain't Too Proud currently plays. He's telling us why he's so happy that the show got so much Tonys love! (more...)

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Casey Nicholaw WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Casey Nicholaw
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2019

Casey Nicholaw picked up his eleventh Tony nomination for The Prom! Watch as tells us why this one is so special. (more...)

AIN'T TOO PROUD to Launch National Tour From Providence Summer 2020 AIN'T TOO PROUD to Launch National Tour From Providence Summer 2020
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

The first national touring production of Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations will officially launch at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, in July 2020, before the tour goes on to play more than 50 cities coast-to-coast for more than 100 touring weeks, including a homecoming to The Temptations' roots in Detroit, and a triumphant return to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019

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AIN'T TOO PROUD Releases Tickets Through May 2020 AIN'T TOO PROUD Releases Tickets Through May 2020
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019

A new block of tickets for the hit new Broadway musical Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations are now on sale through May 17, 2020 (more...)

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Scott Ellis WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Scott Ellis
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2019

Tootsie director Scott Ellis is getting ready for the Tonys and telling us all about it! (more...)

Bryan Cranston, HADESTOWN & More Win at the 2019 Drama League Awards- The Full List! Bryan Cranston, HADESTOWN & More Win at the 2019 Drama League Awards- The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2019 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced this morning by the current stars of Waitress, Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan, at the official announcement event at Sardi's Restaurant, which was streamed live online here at BroadwayWorld. (more...)

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Sergio Trujillo WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Sergio Trujillo
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2019

What do you need to know about Ain't Too Proud choreographer Sergio Trujillo? We'll get you caught up in time for the Tony Awards! (more...)

BWW Interview: Sergio Trujillo Talks Choreographing the Iconic Temptations in AIN'T TOO PROUD BWW Interview: Sergio Trujillo Talks Choreographing the Iconic Temptations in AIN'T TOO PROUD
by Tracy Hopkins - May 15, 2019

Sergio Trujillo has been dazzling Broadway audiences with his fancy footwork for hit musicals like Memphis, Jersey Boys, On Your Feet! The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Musical and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. The Columbia-born choreographer's latest, Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations is another crowd-and-critics pleaser and has been nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including a nod for Trujillo in the Best Choreography category. (more...)

Walk Like A Woman! Olivia Valli, Granddaughter of Frankie Valli, Joins JERSEY BOYS Walk Like A Woman! Olivia Valli, Granddaughter of Frankie Valli, Joins JERSEY BOYS
by Paul Smith - May 14, 2019

Oh what a night May 20 will be! Olivia Valli, the granddaughter of Four Seasons frontman and leading character in Jersey Boys Frankie Valli, is set to join the company of Jersey Boys on May 20. Valli, in what is considered a first in stage history, will portray Frankie Valli's first wife and her own grandmother, Mary Mandel. (more...)

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