March 18, 2013 |
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.
June 10, 2012 |
"Once," the romantic new musical based on the 2006 indie movie of the same name, took the early lead at the Tony Awards on Sunday in New York, winning awards for book and orchestration. A handful of technical, creative and honorary awards were handed out in the half-hour before the CBS telecast began. "Once" received awards for playwright Enda Walsh's book and orchestration by Martin Lowe. TONYS 2012: Red carpet | Winners & Nominees "Newsies," the energetic Disney musical based on the movie of the same name, received an award for choreography by Christopher Gattelli.
April 30, 2012 |
This story has been updated. If there's one thing that Broadway insiders can agree on this season, it's that there is no clear front-runner for the Tony Awards. The season lacks the blockbuster Tony magnets of recent years, such as "The Book of Mormon,""War Horse" or "Billy Elliot. " The Tony nominations are scheduled to be announced early Tuesday morning in New York. Perhaps the biggest source of suspense will be how "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" will fare. Although the musical began previews in 2010, this season marks the first time that the troubled production -- which is directed ( sort of )
June 10, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- The Tony Awards shone a spotlight Sunday night on an accomplished actor with a film pedigree who this season anchored a stage drama about love and death. No, not Tom Hanks -- yeah, he was nominated too -- but Tracy Letts, who became the rare personality to win Broadway's top writing award (for "August: Osage County" in 2008) and its top acting prize (he took home the Tony for leading actor in a play for his extremely well-regarded turn as George in the fall revival of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf")
June 12, 2012 |
It was a theatrical entrance even for the Tony Awards. Actor Harvey Fierstein -- wearing a tuxedo jacket, a blue plastic inflatable inner-tube hugging his stomach, pink swim trunks, and hoisting a cocktail glass sporting a tiny umbrella - waddled on stage two hours into the awards ceremony telecast Sunday on CBS. But rather than revealing who would win the next category, Fierstein instead introduced a commercial segment that promotedRoyal Caribbean...
June 5, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The 2012 Tony Awards drew some of the best reviews of any award ceremony in years, picking up an Emmy in the process. The telecast saw bits that included Neil Patrick Harris descending upside-down from above the stage in a sly homage to “”Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” and the cast of “Once,” the emo musical and multiple Tony winner, performing a showstopping number. The evening went swimmingly for the CBS telecast, with one exception: Only about 6 million people tuned in, the lowest number in more than two decades.
September 24, 2005 |
A new category will be added to the 2006 Tony Awards: best performance by an actor or actress re-creating a role in a production. In other words, a prize for best replacement. The decision was made Thursday by the Tony Awards administration committee, which meets periodically through the season to discuss eligibility of the season's Broadway shows and other Tony business.
May 6, 1985 |
The Tony Awards nominating committee today announced nominations for the best of the 1984-85 Broadway season, which reflected the scarcity of musicals. No nominations were made for best actor or actress in a musical or best choreography. Named for best musical were "Big River," "Grind," "Leader of the Pack" and "Quilters." Best play nominees are "As Is," "Biloxi Blues," "Hurlyburly" and "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." The awards will be made June 2.
June 11, 2012 |
Will wonders never cease: David overcame Goliath in a rare victory at the Beacon Theatre that will force us to rethink the old truism that commerce trumps independent vision on Broadway. "Once," the little musical spun from an Irish art house film, bested "Newsies," the Disney Theatrical Productions front-runner, for the Tony Award for best musical, despite "Newsies'" greater potential for roadshow lucre. But if this season has taught us anything it's that theatrical creativity can't be suppressed by corporate forces.
June 8, 2013 |
NEW YORK - "Even if you're little, you can do a lot" sings the spirited 5-year-old heroine of "Matilda, the Musical," the Broadway hit adapted from the children's classic by Roald Dahl. The lyrics are a message of self-empowerment for Matilda, a Dostoyevsky-reading prodigy neglected by her dim-witted, vulgar parents. For the four young actresses who share the role onstage, the words are a mantra for making it through the frenzied run-up to Sunday night's Tony Awards, where "Matilda" is nominated in 12 categories.