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June 17, 2013 | By David Ng
Broadway shows posted a healthy uptick in box-office revenue in the week immediately following the Tony Awards, with best-play winner "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," by Christopher Durang, seeing an especially large percentage jump in ticket receipts from the previous week. "Vanya and Sonia," running at the Golden Theatre, grossed a total of $654,304 for the week ending Sunday, up 18.3% from the previous week. Overall, Broadway shows grossed a total of $24.8 million for the week, a 6% jump from the previous week.  The revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella" won only one Tony from its eight nominations, but the musical saw its weekly revenue jump an impressive 19% to $1.1 million.
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June 12, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
An entertainment kingpin named Harvey with a voracious appetite for awards campaigning? And an involvement in multiple hit productions? Hollywood veterans would immediately think of Harvey Weinstein. But the description fits another Harvey: Fierstein, the equally outsized showbiz character who over a long career has proved himself to be a marathon man of awards season with a Midas touch at the big show that ends it. Fierstein, 61, demonstrated his chops again on Sunday with his latest effort, "Kinky Boots.
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June 12, 2013
Harvey Fierstein's major awards and nominations include work performing and behind the scenes: Acting: 2003 Tony winner: Actor in a musical, "Hairspray" 2003 Drama Desk winner: Actor in a musical, "Hairspray" 1992 Emmy nominee: Supporting actor in a comedy, "Cheers" 1989 Independent Spirit nominee: Male lead, "Torch Song Trilogy" 1985 Emmy winner (shared): Interview, "The Times of Harvey Milk" 1983 Tony winner: Actor in play, "Torch Song Trilogy" 1983 Theatre World Award: "Torch Song Trilogy" 1983 Drama Desk winner: Actor in a play, "Torch Song Trilogy" Writing: 2013 Tony nominee: Book of a musical, "Kinky Boots" 2012 Tony nominee: Book of a musical, "Newsies The Musical" 2008 Drama Desk nominee: Book of a musical, "A Catered Affair" 1984 Tony winner: Book of a musical, "La Cage aux Folles" 1984 Drama Desk nominee: Book, "La Cage aux Folles" 1983 Tony winner: Best play, "Torch Song Trilogy" 1983 Drama Desk winner: New play, "Torch Song Trilogy" Source: Internet Broadway Database and Internet Movie Database
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June 11, 2013 | By Steve Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - For Broadway shows, a Tony Award can spell the difference between a long life and an untimely demise. Just ask the producers of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. " A day after winning the Tony for best play over the Tom Hanks-anchored "Lucky Guy," the Christopher Durang comedy announced Monday that it had extended its run. Rather than close July 28, the show will now play another four weeks, until Aug. 28. Tonys 2013: Winners & Top nominees | Full Coverage The extension provided fresh evidence that a Tony-season gamble had paid off. In March, producers moved "Vanya," which stars David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver, from the smaller off-Broadway confines of Lincoln Center to Broadway's more expensive Golden Theatre in the hope of landing Tony nominations and capitalizing on related attention.
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June 11, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
The offbeat 2007 movie "Waitress" is getting a musical makeover courtesy of pop star Sara Bareilles and the producers of the Tony Award-winning musical revival 'Pippin.' Just off their win Sunday, Barry and Fran Weissler announced that they plan to mount the musical with some Broadway heavyweights backstage. "Pippin" director Diane Paulus, who also won a Tony, is helming the show, and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel is writing the script. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage The production marks the first musical score for Bareilles, who earned a Grammy nod for her hit "Love Song.
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June 11, 2013 | By Susan King
Theo Kingma has been elected president of the Golden Globe Awards' governing body the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. for the 2013-14 year at the organization's annual election meeting Monday. Kingma replaces Aida Takla-O'Reilly, who was voted onto the Board of Directors. Previously, Kingma held the office of HFPA's executive secretary for two years, and served on the Board of Directors for four years. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments The HFPA, which represents 55 countries, has presented the Golden Globe Awards since 1944.
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June 10, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
Supporters of the Actors Fund got the jump on fellow Angelenos by securing a live feed of the Tony Awards for the 17th annual Tony Awards viewing party in Hollywood. So while much of L.A. waited for Sunday's tape-delayed broadcast at 8 p.m. Pacific time, more than 400 theater lovers began their Tony viewing at 5 p.m. on a movie-size screen at the Taglyan Cultural Complex. Dressed in his signature red suit, nine-time Tony Award-winner Tommy Tune sang, danced and hosted the shindig, which honored Broadway's leading ladies.
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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.
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June 10, 2013 | By Susan King
The legendary Cicely Tyson stole the Tony Awards on Sunday evening with her moving acceptance speech after being named best actress in a drama for the revival of Horton Foote's "A Trip to Bountiful. " It was the 79-year-old actress' first Tony and her first time on the Broadway stage since the ill-fated 1983 revival of Emlyn Williams' "The Corn is Green," which just lasted 32 performances. In honor of the pioneering actress' win, here's a look at some facts and milestones of her long career.
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June 10, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
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")
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