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March 18, 2013 | By David Ng
After two consecutive years at the Beacon Theatre on New York's Upper West Side, the Tony Awards ceremony will return to the more spacious Radio City Music Hall this year. Organizers of Broadway's biggest night announced Monday that the annual awards ceremony will take place Sunday, June 9. The nominations will be announced April 30. The Tonys are presented by the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League. Last year's big winners were the musical "Once," based on the 2006 indie movie, and the play "Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris.
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April 23, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Former USC receiver Marqise Lee is among 30 players who have confirmed they plan to attend next month's NFL draft in New York. Lee is one of seven receivers who will be at the draft, which begins May 8 at Radio City Music Hall. Odell Beckham Jr. of Louisiana State, Brandin Cooks of Oregon State, Mike Evans of Texas A&M, Cody Latimer of Indiana, Jordan Matthews of Vanderbilt and Sammy Watkins of Clemson are other receivers scheduled to attend. Lee declared for the draft after playing three seasons at USC. He won the Biletnikoff Award as college football's top receiver in 2012.
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October 9, 2013 | By David Ng
CBS will once again broadcast the annual  Tony Awards  ceremony, with next year's show scheduled for June 8 at  Radio City Music Hall.  As in the past, the network will broadcast the ceremony live, with a delay for the West Coast. In recent years CBS has struggled with falling ratings for the Tonys, which has traditionally been the least-viewed of the major entertainment award shows. But the 2013 broadcast saw a significant bump in viewers to 7.24 million, up from 6 million in 2012.
NEWS
February 21, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Six established New York City hotels -- the Iroquois New York, Hotel Chandler, Hotel Belleclaire, the Cosmopolitan, the Gershwin and the Washington Jefferson -- have banded together to form Triumph Hotels. In honor of the new brand, guests who stay at least three nights have their choice of a free neighborhood experience. The deal: It's called the Key to New York City package and features six add-on experiences based on where hotels are located. Guests may go on one of the outings or choose one-way car service between the hotels and any of the city's three airports.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
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.
NEWS
December 3, 1990 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russell Markert, the former chorus boy who created a statuesque corps of chorines that he called the Rockettes, died Saturday in a hospital near his Connecticut home. Markert, who personally auditioned the more than 2,500 women who aspired to his high-kicking precision line at New York City's Radio City Music Hall over a 40-year period, was 91. He died in Waterbury, Conn., and had been living in retirement in Southbury since 1971.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 1993 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Performing Arts Center has scheduled four touring revivals and a tribute to Radio City Musical Hall for its 1993-94 Broadway Series, highlighted by a six-week engagement of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" next summer.
NEWS
August 19, 1996 | From Associated Press
Re-energized by his vacation, President Clinton burst into his campaign mode Sunday with a show-biz 50th birthday party and other events to raise $10 million for Democrats and subtly accentuate his age difference with Republican rival Bob Dole. He told a $1,500-a-person reception that despite his landmark birthday, he is comforted that ex-Beatles Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr are older. "This is your birthday present," he said.
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June 15, 2000
Irma Bowker, 89, one of the original Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. Bowker performed with a precision dance troupe first called the Russell Markert Dancers and later the Roxyettes when it danced in New York City's Roxy Theater. The name eventually evolved into the Rockettes after the troupe made its debut at the famous Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center when the theater opened in December 1932.
NATIONAL
November 21, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Members of the orchestra for Radio City Music Hall's "Christmas Spectacular" approved a contract agreement after a bitter labor dispute. Neither the union representing the musicians nor Radio City Entertainment would release details of the long-term agreement, which was reached last week. The musicians returned to performing Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Seasoned concert-goers who walk into the resurrected Forum in Inglewood after it opens Wednesday with the first of six Eagles concerts may be struck as much by what's missing as by what's been added to the 46-year-old former sports palace. The overhead electronic scoreboard and basketball backboards that were integral to the Forum during its 31-year reign as Southern California's premiere sports arena? Gone. Hard-plastic sports-arena seats? Gone - replaced by movie theater-style high-back upholstered seats.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2013 | By David Ng
CBS will once again broadcast the annual  Tony Awards  ceremony, with next year's show scheduled for June 8 at  Radio City Music Hall.  As in the past, the network will broadcast the ceremony live, with a delay for the West Coast. In recent years CBS has struggled with falling ratings for the Tonys, which has traditionally been the least-viewed of the major entertainment award shows. But the 2013 broadcast saw a significant bump in viewers to 7.24 million, up from 6 million in 2012.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2013 | By Sherry Stern
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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June 9, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
"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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 1997
LL COOL J will receive the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards, Sept. 4 at Radio City Music Hall. The rapper, who also co-stars in the UPN comedy "In the House," has been a fixture on the music scene since 1984. His next album, "Phenomenon," is due on Oct. 14.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
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.
SPORTS
May 28, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The NFL took another step Tuesday toward becoming a round-the-calendar league, announcing that its 2014 draft will take place at New York's Radio City Music Hall on May 8-10, two weeks later than it is typically scheduled. Although the league said the change was made because of a scheduling conflict at the famed theater, the NFL has also looked for ways to spread out events over the course of the off-season. The league said no decision has been made regarding the dates or location of the 2015 draft, and that other venues in New York -- and other U.S. cities -- will be considered.
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