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‘Hadestown’ takes home eight Tony Awards

“The Ferryman” won best play and “The Boys in the Band” won best revival of a play.

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Opinion: A bland Tony Awards telecast with moments of sincerity

Terrence McNally has a history of getting cut off by the Tonys telecast. The first time was in 1995, when his drama “Love! Valour!...

‘Hadestown’ takes home eight Tony Awards

“Hadestown” took home the most Tony Awards Sunday, in a night that highlighted and challenged diversity and parity in the industry. The musical, with...

2019 Tony Awards Press Room Live Blog

The 73rd annual Tony Awards take place Sunday night at 8 p.m. James Corden will host the show at Radio City Music Hall, where...

Tony honorees on the mishaps and triumphs of life in the theater community

After creating scenery for more than 350 theatrical productions, Joseph Blakely Forbes, founder of Scenic Art Studios, has developed an artistic attachment to the...

On with the show: Campaigning for a Tony once the curtain has dropped

Campaigning for a Tony Award already involves a nonstop schedule of events, photo opportunities and jostling to best position each show on television broadcasts,...

How Broadway producers and agencies prepared for Tony nominations day

Members of the Broadway industry had been preparing for April 30 for months. That meant that when Tony nominations were announced at 8:30 a.m.,...

Tonys Spotlights

Bob Mackie on bringing Cher’s fashion to the stage

“The Cher Show” recreates Bob Mackie’s decades-long collaboration with Cher in two ways. First, there’s the parade of Cher’s eye-popping looks, designed by Mackie...

‘Ain’t Too Proud’s’ Des McAnuff and Sergio Trujillo on crafting jukebox...

In taking on the story of the Temptations, choreographer Sergio Trujillo knew he wanted the dance moves to feel new, with a hint of...

One-liners from ‘Tootsie’ scribe Robert Horn

“Penguins can rotate their heads 360 degrees. But only once.” So goes one of the many zingers in the musical “Tootsie,” crafted by book writer...

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How a Tony Award translates on tour

Winning a Tony Award not only impacts a show’s Broadway box office, it can help boost its profile on the road.  While theaters across the...

New legislation aims to bring back tax deductions for actors

Actors’ Equity has helped spearhead the introduction of a bill that aims to bring back tax deductions for performing artists. Individual tax deductions including...

On with the show: Campaigning for a Tony once the curtain...

Campaigning for a Tony Award already involves a nonstop schedule of events, photo opportunities and jostling to best position each show on television broadcasts,...

News

Ed Harris to take over role of Atticus Finch in ‘To...

Ed Harris, a four-time Oscar nominee and a Tony Award nominee for his role in "Precious Sons," will take over the role of Atticus...

Beatles tribute band ‘Rain’ cancels Broadway engagement

"Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles" has cancelled its Broadway dates. The tribute band was scheduled to play the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre at the end of...

Illusionist Derren Brown is coming to Broadway

Illusionist and mentalist Derren Brown will bring his show to Broadway this fall. Produced by filmmaker J.J. Abrams, "Hamilton" director Thomas Kail and "Hamilton" producer...

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Opinion: A bland Tony Awards telecast with moments of sincerity

Terrence McNally has a history of getting cut off by the Tonys telecast. The first time was in 1995, when his drama “Love! Valour!...

Opinion: ‘Be More Chill’ and the buying power of social media

Social media is such an important factor in the marketing of Broadway shows that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have become not only ticket sellers,...

Opinion: The revolution that propelled this year’s Tony nominations

Take a close look at the Tony Awards nominations announced Tuesday morning and a couple of things come into focus. Foremost is that a...

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Illusionist Derren Brown is coming to Broadway

Illusionist and mentalist Derren Brown will bring his show to Broadway this fall. Produced by filmmaker J.J. Abrams, "Hamilton" director Thomas Kail and "Hamilton" producer...

Dave Chappelle to play Broadway engagement

Dave Chappelle will play a limited engagement on Broadway this summer. The comedian and actor will play five shows at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre as part...

‘Gary’ announces closing date of June 16

"Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus" will close on June 16. At that point, the play, written by Taylor Mac and directed by George C....

‘The Inheritance’ announces Broadway run

Matthew Lopez’s “The Inheritance” will transfer to Broadway this fall. The two-part play, which had a West End run in September 2018, will begin...

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to star opposite Jesse Williams in ‘Take Me Out’

Jesse Tyler Ferguson will join the cast of "Take Me Out" next season. Ferguson will star opposite the previously announced Jesse Williams and will play the...

New legislation aims to bring back tax deductions for actors

Actors’ Equity has helped spearhead the introduction of a bill that aims to bring back tax deductions for performing artists. Individual tax deductions including...

‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ to launch national tour

“What the Constitution Means to Me” will launch a national tour in 2020. The play, written by Heidi Schreck about her personal experience and...

‘The Prom’ wins outstanding musical prize at 2019 Drama Desk Awards

"The Prom" took home the prize of outstanding musical at the 2019 Drama Desk Awards Sunday night. In the show categories, "The Ferryman" won the outstanding...

‘King Lear’ announces closing date

"King Lear" will end its run earlier than expected, with a closing date of June 9, producer Scott Rudin announced Friday. The limited engagement, starring...

Actors’ Equity votes to create national convention

Members of Actors' Equity have voted to create a national convention, among other changes to Equity's constitution. The first convention will be held in 2021...

‘Ain’t Too Proud’ to launch national tour in 2020

“Ain’t Too Proud” will launch a national tour next year beginning in Providence, Rhode Island. The tour, which launches in Providence in July 2020,...

Jesse Williams to make Broadway debut in ‘Take Me Out’

Jesse Williams, one of the star’s of “Grey’s Anatomy,” will make his Broadway debut in “Take Me Out” next spring. The play, produced by...

Music Theatre International acquires licensing rights to ‘Tootsie’

Music Theatre International has acquired the worldwide licensing rights to “Tootsie.” “It is a genuine privilege to be entrusted to promote and deliver ‘Tootsie’...

Bob Mackie on bringing Cher’s fashion to the stage

“The Cher Show” recreates Bob Mackie’s decades-long collaboration with Cher in two ways. First, there’s the parade of Cher’s eye-popping looks, designed by Mackie...

Barry Manilow to play summer Broadway engagement

Barry Manilow will return to Broadway this summer as part of the “In Residence on Broadway” series. The singer-songwriter will play the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre...
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Broadway News Feed

RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES Cancels Broadway Residency

Live Nation, The Araca GroupandEBG announced today thatRAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLESwill not play at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre 205 West 46thStreet.

Rain—A Tribute to the Beatles Cancels Broadway Engagement

The group's The Best of Abbey Road Live! was scheduled to be part of the In Residence on Broadway roster at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles Cancels Broadway Return Engagement

The recently announced return run of the celebrated concert Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles has been canceled. The show had initially been scheduled to...

Ed Harris To Succeed Jeff Daniels As Atticus Finch In Broadway’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’: Report

Westworld actor Ed Harris will succeed the departing Jeff Daniels in Broadway’s record-breaking To Kill A Mockingbird in November. Though an announcement from producers...

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD To Head To The West End In 2020

It has just been announced that the acclaimed Broadway production of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, will get its West End debut in...

HAMILTON And IN THE HEIGHTS Film Star Anthony Ramos Signs With Republic Records

It was announced today that original Hamilton cast member and In the Heights film star, Anthony Ramos,has signed with RepublicRecords.

Billy Porter, Alex Newell Join BROADWAY BARES: TAKE OFF

Two of Broadway's fiercest talents and LGBTQ icons are joining the star-studded cast of Broadway Bares Take Off this Sunday, June 16, 2019. The...

Hamilton’s Anthony Ramos Signs With Republic Records

The stage and screen star will also be seen in the upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights.

Billy Porter and Alex Newell Join Lineup for Broadway Bares: Take Off

The annual fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will be presented June 16.

Stage Managers Honored With 2019 Del Hughes Lifetime Achievement Awards

Rich Costabile, Barbara Donner, Mary K. Klinger, and Janet Friedman will be celebrated by the Stage Managers' Association for their work September 23.