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VIDEO: Watch Acceptance Speeches from the 2020 Tony Awards Honorees! PhotoVIDEO: Watch Acceptance Speeches from the 2020 Tony Awards Honorees!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - September 15, 2021

The countdown continues to the 74th Annual Tony Awards, which will air live from the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City, Sunday, Sept. 26 on Paramount+, followed by The Tony Awards® Present: Broadway's Back! on CBS. While we await the big night, this year's special awards recipients have already accepted their honors.
Audra McDonald & Leslie Odom Jr. Will Host the Tony Awards and CBS' Broadway's Back!  PhotoAudra McDonald & Leslie Odom Jr. Will Host the Tony Awards and CBS' Broadway's Back! Special; Tickets Available Starting Today!
by Nicole Rosky - September 13, 2021

Tony and Grammy® award-winning, and two-time Academy Award nominated singer and actor Leslie Odom, Jr. will host THE TONY AWARDS PRESENT: BROADWAY’S BACK! from 9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT. Earlier in the evening will be the live presentation of the American Theatre Wing’s 74th Annual Tony Awards live at 7:00 PM, ET/4:00 PM, PT, hosted by Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning actor and singer Audra McDonald.
74th Annual Tony Awards to Be Held Live at the Winter Garden Theatre Photo74th Annual Tony Awards to Be Held Live at the Winter Garden Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - August 11, 2021

A Tony Awards rep has confirmed to BroadwayWorld that The American Theatre Wing’s 74th Annual Tony Awards—presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing—will be held on the evening of Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the Winter Garden Theatre.
Fred Gallo, Irene Gandy, Beverly Jenkins & New Federal Theatre Will Receive 2020 Tony PhotoFred Gallo, Irene Gandy, Beverly Jenkins & New Federal Theatre Will Receive 2020 Tony Honors
by Nicole Rosky - August 4, 2021

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to four outstanding contributors to the Broadway industry - Fred Gallo, President of PRG Scenic Technologies; Broadway press agent Irene Gandy; stage manager Beverly Jenkins and New Federal Theatre, Woodie King, Jr. Founder.
Graciela Daniele Will Be Honored With The 2020 Special Tony Award For Lifetime Achiev PhotoGraciela Daniele Will Be Honored With The 2020 Special Tony Award For Lifetime Achievement In The Theatre
by Stephi Wild - July 29, 2021

Graciela Daniele has directed on Broadway, at Lincoln Center and the Public Theater, and at regional theaters and has earned ten Tony Award nominations and six Drama Desk nominations. Her Broadway Director/Choreographic credits include Chita Rivera, The Dancer's Life, Annie Get Your Gun, Marie Christine, Once on This Island, Chronicle of a Death Foretold and Dangerous Game.
Julie Halston Will Receive the 2020 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award PhotoJulie Halston Will Receive the 2020 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
by Stephi Wild - July 28, 2021

The Isabelle Stevenson Award is presented annually to a member of 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.
VIDEO: The Theatre World Awards: Special Event Celebrating 75 Years- Watch Now! PhotoVIDEO: The Theatre World Awards: Special Event Celebrating 75 Years- Watch Now!
by Team BWW - July 11, 2021

Tonight's the night! Each year The Theatre World Awards presents 12 awards to outstanding debut performances on and off-Broadway. After a year of no debuts, The Theatre World Awards, the oldest American award for debuts in theatre in New York, will return for a one-night virtual benefit gala honoring Broadway legends André De Shields and Patti LuPone with the 8th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in The Theatre as well as presenting Audra McDonald with the Dorothy Loudon Special Award for Excellence in Theatre.
Christy Altomare, Ana Villafañe, Ethan Slater & More Will Perform at 2021 Theatre W PhotoChristy Altomare, Ana Villafañe, Ethan Slater & More Will Perform at 2021 Theatre World Awards
by Nicole Rosky - July 6, 2021

Each year The Theatre World Awards presents 12 awards to outstanding debut performances on and off-Broadway. After a year of no debuts, The Theatre World Awards, the oldest American award for debuts in theatre in New York, will return for a one-night virtual benefit gala honoring Broadway legends André De Shields and Patti LuPone with the 8th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in The Theatre as well as presenting Audra McDonald with the Dorothy Loudon Special Award for Excellence in Theatre.
Winners of The 2020 Clive & Valerie Barnes Awards Announced PhotoWinners of The 2020 Clive & Valerie Barnes Awards Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 25, 2021

The Clive & Valerie Barnes Foundation has announced their Innovation Awards in Dance and Theatre.  Unlike previous years, the Foundation chose to honor one  winner in each category that demonstrated outstanding innovation during the past year.  Each awardee will receive a $5,000 gift.   
Special Tony Awards Announced! The Broadway Advocacy Coalition, AMERICAN UTOPIA & FRE PhotoSpecial Tony Awards Announced! The Broadway Advocacy Coalition, AMERICAN UTOPIA & FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Will Receive
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 22, 2021

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today that they will present three Special Tony Awards to The Broadway Advocacy Coalition; David Byrne’s American Utopia and Freestyle Love Supreme.
Alan Menken, Lynn Nottage, Leslie Uggams & More Will Be Inducted Into Theater Hall of PhotoAlan Menken, Lynn Nottage, Leslie Uggams & More Will Be Inducted Into Theater Hall of Fame
by Nicole Rosky - June 14, 2021

BroadwayWorld has just learned that the Theater Hall of Fame will induct six distinguished artists at its November 15th ceremony. 2021 inductees will include: Bob Crowley, Gerald Freedman, Alan Menken, Lynn Nottage, Anna Deveare Smith and Leslie Uggams.
THE HOT WING KING Wins the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama PhotoTHE HOT WING KING Wins the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - June 11, 2021

It was just announced by the Pulitzer Prize organization that Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King has officially won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included Circle Jerk by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley and Stew by Zora Howard.
The 74th Annual Tony Awards Will Air This September (in Two Parts) PhotoThe 74th Annual Tony Awards Will Air This September (in Two Parts)
by Nicole Rosky - May 26, 2021

CBS and Tony Award Productions will present THE TONY AWARDS PRESENT: BROADWAY’S BACK! on Sunday, September 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+ and the CBS app.
Scenes from ANGELS IN AMERICA, Liesl Tommy and More Take Home 2021 Drama League Award PhotoScenes from ANGELS IN AMERICA, Liesl Tommy and More Take Home 2021 Drama League Awards
by Nicole Rosky - May 21, 2021

Tonight's the night!  The 87th Annual Drama League Awards will be streamed today, May 21, 2021 at 7:00PM ET. Who will win? BroadwayWorld is updating the list live!
Roger Rees Awards Student Roster Announced; Virtual Program to be Held This Saturday PhotoRoger Rees Awards Student Roster Announced; Virtual Program to be Held This Saturday
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021

The Broadway Education Alliance has announced the 2020-2021 roster of students vying for the 11th annual Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance Best Actress and Best Actor Award on Saturday, May 22, 2021. 
Gloria & Emilio Estefan, Liesl Tommy and More To Appear at 87th Annual Drama League A PhotoGloria & Emilio Estefan, Liesl Tommy and More To Appear at 87th Annual Drama League Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021

The Drama League has announced that Gloria, Emilio & Emily Estefan, along with the evenings honorees Iris Smith, Liesl Tommy, Richard & Demi Weitz, and more, will appear at The 87th Annual Drama League Awards streaming this Friday, May 21, 2021 at 7:00PM ET. 
VIDEO: Celebrate Off-Broadway Excellence at the 2021 Lucille Lortel Awards- Watch Now PhotoVIDEO: Celebrate Off-Broadway Excellence at the 2021 Lucille Lortel Awards- Watch Now!
by Nicole Rosky - May 2, 2021

Tonight at 7pm ET, the Off-Broadway League and the Lucille Lortel Theatre present the 2021 Lucille Lortel Awards - a celebration of all the people who create Off-Broadway excellence. The pre-taped special will honor the writers, actors, directors, choreographers, designers, musicians, stagehands, producers, theatre staff, and the audiences who contribute to the incomparable magic of Off-Broadway theatre.
2021 APAP Award Nominees Announced Photo2021 APAP Award Nominees Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 26, 2021

The Association of Performing Arts Professionals announced the nominees for its APAP Awards. APAP will recognize the nominees and announce the final award recipients at The APAP Honors, as well as celebrate the recipients of the Annual NAPAMA Awards and Halsey & Alice North Award for APAP Board Alumni.
LPTW to Present 2021 Theatre Women Awards in June; Estelle Parsons to Receive Lifetim PhotoLPTW to Present 2021 Theatre Women Awards in June; Estelle Parsons to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 23, 2021

Estelle Parsons will be honored, along with a diverse group of six other remarkable women theatre artists, at the League of Professional Theatre Women’s Theatre Women Awards virtual gala. This major event in the LPTW calendar will be presented online via Zoom on Monday, June 7 at 7pm.
2021 Idea Awards for Theatre to be Presented in Virtual Ceremony on April 28 Photo2021 Idea Awards for Theatre to be Presented in Virtual Ceremony on April 28
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 20, 2021

The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation has announced the recipients of their 2021 Idea Awards for Theatre; three grants awarded to adventurous new voices in playwriting and musical theatre, as well the visionary playwrights who have inspired and blazed trails before them.
2021 Lucille Lortel Awards to be Presented as Virtual Celebration Honoring Off-Broadw Photo2021 Lucille Lortel Awards to be Presented as Virtual Celebration Honoring Off-Broadway Theatre This May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 14, 2021

The Off-Broadway League and the Lucille Lortel Theatre will present the 2021 Lucille Lortel Awards as a celebration of all the people who create Off-Broadway excellence. The pre-taped special will honor all contribute to the incomparable magic of Off-Broadway theatre on Sunday, May 2, at 7:00PM.
Pulitzer Prize Board Postpones Announcement of 2021 Awards PhotoPulitzer Prize Board Postpones Announcement of 2021 Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 1, 2021

The Pulitzer Prize Board has decided to postpone the 2021 award winners’ announcement. Originally scheduled for Monday, April 19, 2021, the Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music now will be announced on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 1 p.m., via video stream.
Nominees Announced for 2021 Drama League Awards, Honoring Digital and Socially-Distan PhotoNominees Announced for 2021 Drama League Awards, Honoring Digital and Socially-Distanced Theatre Across the Country
by Nicole Rosky - March 30, 2021

The Drama League has just announced the 2021 Nominees and Special Recognition Honorees for The 87th Annual Drama League Awards. Keeping in the tradition of honoring the outstanding accomplishments of the theatrical community, as they have since 1935, this year the organization has established five unique categories to honor the extraordinary achievements of artists across the nation who created digital and socially-distanced theatrical productions during this challenging year of suspension for live arts.
Glenn Weiss Returns to Direct the OSCARS PhotoGlenn Weiss Returns to Direct the OSCARS
by Sarah Jae Leiber - March 19, 2021

“Our plan is that this year’s Oscars will look like a movie, not a television show, and Glenn has embraced this approach and come up with ideas of his own on how to achieve this.  We’re thrilled to have him as part of the brain trust,” said Collins, Sher and Soderbergh.
VIDEO: Brittany Howard Performs 'You'll Never Walk Alone' From CAROUSEL During the GR PhotoVIDEO: Brittany Howard Performs 'You'll Never Walk Alone' From CAROUSEL During the GRAMMYS
by Stage Tube - March 15, 2021

Brittany Howard performed Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic tune 'You'll Never Walk Alone' during last night's Grammy Awards ceremony.

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