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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.,...

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...

For the Tony nominees, a moment of celebration and then back to work

As the Tony Award nominations were announced early Tuesday, many nominees took only a brief pause to receive the news before resuming a hectic...

‘Hadestown’ tops Tony nominations list

"Hadestown" topped the Tony nominations list Tuesday with 14 nominations. "Ain't Too Proud" followed with 12 nominations and "Tootsie" received 11. There were 34 eligible...

Marin Mazzie, ‘King Kong’ creators, Jason Michael Webb to receive Special Tony Awards

The Tony Awards Administration Committee is giving out special Tony Awards this year to the late actor Marin Mazzie, to the creators of the...

Tony Awards announces four recipients of Tony Honors

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced the four recipients of the 2019 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. The honorary Tony Awards will...

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley to receive Regional Theatre Tony Award

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will receive the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award. The Equity/LORT theater was founded in 1970 and produces eight shows annually, in addition...

Tony Awards committee makes final determinations ahead of nominations

The Tony Awards Administration Committee made its final eligibility determinations Friday ahead of next week’s nominations. In the fourth and final meeting of the...

Judith Light to receive Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Judith Light will receive the 2019 Isabelle Stevenson Award from the Tony Awards committee. The Isabelle Stevenson Award is given out by the Tony Awards...

Terrence McNally, Rosemary Harris, Harold Wheeler to receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Awards

Playwright Terrence McNally, actor Rosemary Harris and orchestrator and composer Harold Wheeler will be the recipients of this year's lifetime achievement awards from the Tony...

Tony Awards committee sets new rules for revivals

The Tony Awards Administration committee set new rules Thursday that could offer authors and composers of revivals a first or second chance at a...

Bebe Neuwirth and Brandon Victor Dixon to announce Tony nominations

Bebe Neuwirth and Brandon Victor Dixon will announce the 73rd Annual Tony Award Nominations on April 30. The nominations will be aired live at 8:30...

James Corden will host the 2019 Tony Awards

James Corden will host the 2019 Tony Awards this June. This is the second time Corden has hosted, after taking on the role in 2016...

Tony Awards committee makes determinations on ‘The Cher Show’ and more

Stephanie J. Block will be eligible in the Tony Awards category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her performance...

‘The Boys in the Band’ to be considered a revival for Tony Awards

“The Boys in the Band” will be considered a revival of a play for this year’s Tony Awards. The Tony Awards Administration Committee met...

Tony Awards set broadcast date, eligibility cut-off

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast from Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019. The eligibility cut-off for show's to be eligible...

Tony Awards to continue on CBS despite Les Moonves departure

The Tony Awards will continue airing on CBS for the next several years despite the departure of CBS chief executive Les Moonves, a major...

Tony Awards announces nominating committee for 2018-2019 season

The Tony Awards has announced its nominating committee for the 2018-2019 Broadway season. The committee members, who serve a three year term, attend all Broadway...

Dramatists Guild calls out CBS for not airing playwrights during the Tonys

The Dramatists Guild penned an open letter to Les Moonves, chief executive of CBS, speaking out against the lack of representation of playwrights, composers...

‘The Band’s Visit’ sweeps the 2018 Tony Awards

"The Band's Visit" swept the Tony Awards Sunday night, taking home the big prize for best musical, as well as best director, best score and...

2018 Tony Awards Press Room Live Blog

The 72nd annual Tony Awards take place Sunday night at 8 p.m. Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles will host the show at Radio City...

There’s the investment, then there’s the cost of the Tonys

Going to the Tony Awards could cost some attendees up to $4,000, and that’s not counting the hundreds of thousands of dollars it took...

Bruce Springsteen will perform at the Tony Awards

Bruce Springsteen will perform at the Tony Awards on Sunday, the  show announced Wednesday. In addition to performing, Springsteen will receive a special Tony Award...

With vocal rest and vitamins, Tony nominees near their end goal

After close to six weeks of working the Tony Awards circuit, nominees can see an end in sight. At the Tony Honors party Monday...

Tony honorees shine a spotlight on behind-the-scenes crafts

A few behind-the-scenes members of the Broadway community took a brief pause from work Monday night to celebrate their Tony Honors. At the Tony Awards Honors...

What it takes to put on the Tony Awards

After more than 15 years producing the Tony Awards, Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss have learned the tips and tricks of putting on the...

Parkland drama teacher to receive Tony Award for excellence in theater education

Melody Herzfeld, director of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Drama Department, will receive a Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education Award. Herzfeld has been...

How ‘Mean Girls’ and more are leaning into video design

In “Mean Girls,” a large white wall can instantly transform from an African savanna to the hallway of a suburban American high school and...

Chita Rivera still eyes Broadway after decades in the business

Despite working more than 60 years on Broadway, Chita Rivera never thought she would receive a lifetime achievement Tony Award, much less one alongside...

Sound designers celebrate the return of their Tony Awards categories

The Tony Award categories for sound design are back with a boom. Eleven sound designers of plays and musicals were nominated for Tony Awards this...

With Tony nominations in hand, producers decide next steps

Immediately following the Tony Award nominations, Broadway producers sprang into action. With brief pauses for celebration Tuesday, producers and the marketing teams behind their...

‘SpongeBob’ and ‘Mean Girls’ top Tony nominations list

"SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Mean Girls" both topped the Tony nominations list announced Tuesday with 12 nominations each. A three-way tie followed, with "Angels in America,'...

Tony Awards to feature interactive game for viewers

The Tony Awards is adding even more competition to the night — fantasy football-style Tony predictions. Audience Rewards has teamed up with the Tony Awards...

Tony Awards committee makes final determinations on ‘Mean Girls,’ ‘Summer’

Each competitive category of the Tony Awards will include five nominees if there at least nine eligible candidates, the Tony Awards Administration Committee announced...

Tony Awards announces three recipients of 2018 Tony Honors

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced a longtime theater photographer, a costume beader and a dry-cleaning business used by Broadway since 1908 as...

Nick Scandalios to receive Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Nick Scandalios, executive vice president of the Nederlander Organization, will receive this year's Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award. The special Tony Award is given each year...

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chita Rivera to receive 2018 special Tony Awards

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chita Rivera will each receive a 2018 special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater. The lifetime achievement award is given...

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban to host the 2018 Tony Awards

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban are hosting the 2018 Tony Awards, the pair announced in a video on Twitter Wednesday. https://twitter.com/SaraBareilles/status/986618149897408513   Both actors made their Broadway...

‘1984’ will be eligible for all Tony Awards categories

“1984” will now be considered for all Tony Awards categories after a nominator recused himself from the committee, the Tony Awards Administration Committee announced...

Leslie Odom Jr., Katharine McPhee to announce the Tony nominees

Leslie Odom Jr. and Katharine McPhee will announce the Tony nominees the morning of May 1. The event, which takes place at The New York...

Actors’ Equity pushes for creation of Tony Award categories honoring ensembles

The Actors’ Equity Association is pushing to create two new Tony Award categories that honor equity choruses and ensembles in musicals or plays. Actors’...

All ‘SpongeBob’ songwriters will be eligible for a Tony Award

The Tony Award for best original score could go to more than a dozen artists for the same musical. In its second meeting, the Tony...

Keegan-Michael Key and Laura Benanti to be considered in featured actor category at Tonys

Keegan-Michael Key and Laura Benanti will be eligible for best performance by an actors/actress in a featured role for their roles in "Meteor Shower,"...

‘1984’ is not eligible for a Tony, committee says

In its first meeting of the season, The Tonys Committee decided that '1984' would not be eligible for a Tony Award. '1984,' originally written by...