It's the BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Winners! KINKY BOOTS, Porter, REEFER MADNESS, PIAZZA, ICEMAN, Dennehy, SUNDAY, Danieley, Diane Lane, Team StarKid and more!
by Paul W. Thompson - December 20, 2012
BroadwayWorld Chicago is proud today to announce the winners of the third annual BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, the only comprehensive theater award in the Chicago area voted on by fans, and the only one to honor productions in both Equity and non-Equity categories simultaneously. And you, the fans, have spoken! Prominent local companies, famous names on a national level, and some new favorites on our theater scene are winners this year. (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 12th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - December 12, 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. It's the no-Christmas-musicals edition of the Mosh Pit! The T-BOM has arrived, BWW Chicago Awards voting ends this Saturday, the Grammys, three new musicals in workshop, dueling TYA 'Cinderella' musicals and more! (more...)
PIAZZA, REEFER MADNESS, SUNDAY and ICEMAN: 81 Shows in All Nominated for the 2012 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards!
by Paul W. Thompson - November 6, 2012
Today, BroadwayWorld.com is proud to announce the slate of nominees for the third annual BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, the only fan-voted theater awards in the Chicagoland area! Expanded to thirty categories this year, the BCAs (or "Broadies") honor Chicago's theater productions and artists in both Equity and Non-Equity categories, including plays, musicals, revues, Theater for Young Audiences, touring shows and special theatrical events. Productions which opened between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 2012 were eligible for nomination. The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards are the oldest and most popular of the several dozen regional BroadwayWorld Award competitions now being held in the U.S. And you can join the fun by voting for your favorites, and encouraging your friends to vote as the vote totals pile up! (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 17th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - October 17, 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 Jeff Award results, 'Smokey Joe's' impresses, three presidential musicals (at least!), old and new shows in Evanston, Ann Hampton Callaway in Lakeview and more! (more...)
Midtown International Theatre Festival's 13th Annual Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for 10/28
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2012
The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) presents its Thirteenth Annual Season Awards Ceremony on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 7pm at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 W. 46th Street, NYC. (more...)
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 Is The Date For The Third Annual BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration At The Call Nightclub
by Paul W. Thompson - October 9, 2012
Mark it down now! You won't want to miss the third annual Celebration of the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, a fun mid-winter party to be held on Wednesday night, January 9, 2013 at The Call nightclub in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. (more...)
Tony Shalhoub, Roberta Reardon & More to Attend 2012 HOLA Awards Tonight, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - October 7, 2012
Attending the 13th Annual Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) Awards presented by Delta Air Lines tonight, October 8, 2012 will be SAG-AFTRA elected leadership reps that include national SAG-AFTRA Co- President, Roberta Reardon and national SAG-AFTRA Co-Treasurer and Co-Secretary, Amy Aquino. Also joining the celebration will be Tony Plana, Tony Shalhoub, Brooke Adams and CNN's Jane Vélez-Mitchell. A special tribute to the late Lupe Ontiveros will be given by Latin Heat Editor and co-host of 'HOLA L.A.' Bel Hernández. Odalys Molina and Jorge Ramos will serve as the Masters of Ceremonies of this year's HOLA Awards. (more...)
65th Annual Tony Awards Broadcast Honored with Fourth Emmy Award
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2012
The June 2012 broadcast of the 65th Annual Tony Awards was honored last night with a fourth Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special. The award was accepted by Glenn Weiss, who had previously won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program in 2003 for the 56th Annual Tony Awards. The 2012 Tony Awards Telecast was also honored with three Emmy Awards, which were presented at the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony last week. (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 29th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - August 29, 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. One more Jeff Awards category, new musicals at the Fringe Festival, Broadway Playhouse, Stage 773 and Northwestern, and a cabaret spotlight on Davenport's, Petterino's, 3160 and more! (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 22nd, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - August 22, 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 2012 Equity Jeff Award nominees, 'Xanadu' at Drury Lane, upcoming shows at Porchlight and Theo Ubique, dueling 'Assassins,' a summer theater surprise and more! (more...)
Patti Murin and Hinton Battle Among Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Awards Nominees; Ceremony 7/29
by BWW News Desk - July 2, 2012
The nominations have been announced for the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's 2012 Awards Gala, taking place on Sunday, July 29 at 7:30pm at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (405 W. 55th Street). Among the nominees are three-time Tony Award-winner Hinton Battle (for directing & choreographing What We Do for Love or Other Desperate Measures) and recent Tony Award-nominee Patti Murin (for her performance in La Strega). (more...)
TOPDOG UNDERDOG, CRASH, CAROLINE OR CHANGE and More Take Toronto's Top 2012 Dora Awards - All the Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - June 25, 2012
The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA)honors extraordinary talent in the Toronto performing arts community as they host the 33rd annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards tonight, Monday, June 25, at the St. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in the Bluma Appel Theater. As with all awards, BroadwayWorld brings you full coverage of the ceremony. Keep checking back as the list of winners is updated below! And stay tuned in the next couple of days for special photo coverage! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Off Broadway Alliance Honors the Best of the 2011-2012 Season
by Jennifer Broski - June 20, 2012
The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing firms, presented the 2nd annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards Reception yesterday, June 19th at Sardi's. The awards honor outstanding achievement in Off Broadway theater for the 2011-2012 season. Honorees were on hand to receive their awards and Howard Kissel and Theodore Mann were posthumously inducted into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. (more...)
Photos and Video: A Tribute to Isabelle Stevenson Award Recipient Bernadette Peters!
by Stage Tube - June 14, 2012
On Sunday night, the Tony Awards honored Broadway legend Bernadette Peters with the Isabelle Stevenson Award. The Isabelle Stevenson Award recognizes an individual from the theatre community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations, regardless of whether such organizations relate to the theatre. (more...)
Alliance Awards Set for 6/19; Howard Kissel, Theodore Mann to be Inducted into Off Broadway Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2012
The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing firms, will present the 2nd annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards Reception on Tuesday, June 19th at Sardi's. Honorees will be on hand to receive their awards and Howard Kissel and Theodore Mann will be posthumously inducted into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. (more...)
Photo Coverage: 2012 Tonys - What the Stars Wore; Fashion Hits & Misses!
by Walter McBride - June 13, 2012
Feathers, glitter, and lace are the norm for Broadway talent, but at the 2012 Tony Awards on Sunday, the stars transformed from showgirl to sophisticated on the red carpet. BroadwayWorld was there to capture each and every one in their evening finest and brings you the best of the best - and quesitonable of the questionable - below! (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 13th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - June 13, 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. Our Tony Award wrap-up, all that 'Rock Of Ages,' three musical tribute shows, two operettas, a stellar TYA 'Beauty' and Kristin Chenoweth, plus more! (more...)
BWW TV: Inside the 2012 Theatre World Awards - Jeremy Jordan, Josh Young & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 12, 2012
Last week, the 68th annual Theatre World Awards were held on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 at an invitation-only ceremony celebrating the 2012 Theatre World Award winners for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performances during the 2011-2012 theatrical season. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you inside the ceremony and brings you presentation and performance highlights! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Miss the 2012 Tonys Ceremony? Watch it Here!
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2012
The 2012 Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing and hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, was broadcast on CBS last night, June 10, and BroadwayWorld was on hand throughout the celebratory night to bring you the best and most comprehensive coverage on the net! CLICK HERE for the full list of winners for the 2012 Tonys Awards! Miss the festivites altogether? CLICK HERE to watch the full ceremony! (more...)
BWW TV: Nick Wyman on AEA's Special Tony - 'Now Every Equity Actor Has a Tony!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 18, 2012
This year, Actor's Equity Association was awarded one of this year's Special Tonys and on hand to accept the prize was AEA's president, Broadway vet Nick Wyman. Wyman sat down with BroadwayWorld to talk about the importance of the recognition from the Tony Administration, and what it means to the community of Equity actors. (more...)
BWW TV: Jeff Croiter on His Shining Moment and the Privilege of Building PETER AND THE STARCATCHER from the Ground Up
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 14, 2012
Jeff Croiter is this year's recipient of the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Not typically in front of the corwd, Croiter sat down with BroadwayWorld to talk all about his shining moment. (more...)
BWW TV: James Corden - 'Winning a Tony is a Lovely Thing'
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 11, 2012
James Corden is this year's recipient of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS. The funny-man got serious with BroadwayWorld in the Tony press room following his win, showing us just how genuinely humbled he is by the honor. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris's Tony Awards Recap Song- Lyrics, Credits & More!
by Stage Tube - June 11, 2012
Neil Patrick Harris. Singing. Tony Awards recap. Need we say anything more? Check out the video below. (more...)
BWW TV: Audra McDonald on How She Owes Her Tony Win to the Generation of Greats Before Her
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 11, 2012
Last night, June 10, Audra McDonald took home her 5th Tony Award for for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her role of 'Bess' in THE GERSWIN's PORGY AND BESS. Though we'd think she'd be used to the feeling of winning by now, McDonald spoke with BroadwayWorld just moments after her win only to reveal how it still feels 'out of body'. Click below to hear from the Broadway darling herself! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Tony Awards Opening Number- Lyrics, Credits & More!
by Stage Tube - June 11, 2012
The 2012 Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing and hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, are through! The ceremony was broadcast last night, June 10, in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre, on the CBS television network. Below check out this year's hilarious opening number (with all the lyrics), which featured host Neil Patrick Harris and appearances by Amanda Seyfried, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Patti LuPone, and more! The song was written by CRY BABY writers and Tony nominees David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger. (more...)