June 10, 2013 |
Cyndi Lauper's post-Tony Awards tweet was to the point: "I won!" she said succinctly Sunday night. And she underscored the victory with a fierce photo of herself with her freshly won Tony for the musical "Kinky Boots. " The '80s pop star has proved her resilience, yes, time after time. She was back in the limelight Sunday at Radio City Music Hall after winning her first Tony for best score for "Kinky Boots," which was also named best musical of 2013. The Brooklyn-accent Lauper was as colorful as ever when she met with reporters backstage after winning her award.
June 9, 2013
The Tony Awards are back in Radio City Music Hall tonight, where more space -- twice the size of last year's venue -- means bigger musical numbers. The night marks Neil Patrick Harris' fourth turn as host, and he appears to be ready for an even bigger stage, telling The Times at rehearsals today that helming the Oscars is on his "bucket list. " The front-runners for best musical are “Kinky Boots,” adapted from the British film of the same name with a book by Harvey Fierstein and music by Cyndi Lauper, and “Matilda, the Musical,” an adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic with music by Tim Minchin and a book by Dennis Kelly.
June 9, 2013 |
Sunday is Broadway's big night -- the 67 th Tony Awards -- and from the looks of things, the show is going to be especially, well, big . After two years at the intimate Beacon Theatre, the show -- which will be hosted for the third consecutive year by Neil Patrick Harris (his fourth time overall) -- is returning to Radio City Music Hall. The 6,000-seat theater is more than twice the size of last year's venue. That means a much larger backstage area as well, with more space for cast, crew and lavish props.
June 9, 2013 |
"Kinky Boots, the Musical," which featured a Cyndi Lauper score and book by Harvey Fierstein, was named best musical at the 67th Tony Awards, presented Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall. Based on the little-seen 2005 British comedy of the same name, "Kinky Boots” highlights an unlikely partnership between a shoe-factory owner and a drag queen, who together craft 6-inch stilettos for men. The show opened April 4 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre with Jerry Mitchell at the helm. Fierstein previously won a Tony for the book of "La Cage aux Folles" and has two acting Tonys, for "Torch Song Triology" and "Hairspray.
June 7, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Neil Patrick Harris did a quick dance spin on the Radio City Music Hall stage, stopped to talk choreography with Diane Paulus, director of the nominated musical "Pippin," then bounded down the steps, where a Tony Awards writer was waiting for his feedback on a Mike Tyson joke. After they bandied a few versions of it back and forth, some more R-rated than others, Harris seemed pleased. "I like that," he said to the writer, his deadpan half-smirk making an appearance. "Two 'Matilda' girls is much funnier than three.
May 28, 2013 |
Florida authorities say Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has been accused in a complaint of hitting someone at a St. Augustine restaurant, but that police have not brought criminal charges. St. Augustine police said in a news release Tuesday that the alleged victim filed a misdemeanor battery complaint after a Sunday night altercation. Jones-Drew wasn't taken into police custody. Police spokesman Mark Samson says the department has spoken with Jones-Drew's attorney, and the player has agreed to speak with detectives.