NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Charnin, who made his Broadway debut playing a Jet in the original "West Side Story" and went on to become a Broadway director and a lyricist who won a Tony Award for the...
NEW YORK (AP) — When she sings, Ali Stroker says, she has "no limitations."
That was clear on Sunday as Stroker performed and made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to capture a...
NEW YORK (AP) — "Hadestown," the brooding musical about the underworld, had a heavenly night at the Tony Awards, winning eight trophies Sunday, including best new musical and handing a rare win...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local):
"Hadestown," the brooding musical about the underworld, has reason to smile broadly: It's the best new...
Select list of winners at the 2019 Tony Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Select winners at the 2019 Tony Awards.
NEW YORK (AP) — It's only 10 a.m. but Broadway star Alex Brightman is already sweating.
The actor, who plays the delightfully demonic title character in the musical adaptation of...
NEW YORK (AP) — TV talk show host James Corden steps back into the role of Tony Award host Sunday, not planning anything too political and not worried about any online snark.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ali Stroker booked her first musical theater gig at the tender age of 7. She was cast as the title role in "Annie" in a friend's backyard production in a New Jersey beach...
NEW YORK (AP) — It's one of the most striking and memorable moments in "Hadestown," Anais Mitchell's multi-Tony Award-nominated retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, when Hades sings:...
NEW YORK (AP) — Early in the morning on a two-show day on Broadway, Jeff Daniels reluctantly talks about his Tony Award nomination.
He doesn't want to get his hopes up, so he prefers to...
NEW YORK (AP) — If rising Broadway star Lilli Cooper needs a bit of career advice, she knows where to turn: Her father has been there, seen that and done that.
NEW YORK (AP) — The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, who has encouraged her students to explore their differences and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Driver was home alone doing the dishes when his agent called with the news that he'd just received a Tony Award nomination. But since his wife was out of town, there was no...
NEW YORK (AP) — Some records on Broadway are bound to fall one day and others are surely safe for all time. Sarah Stiles has one that's hard to top.
‘Hadestown’ leads Tony Award nominations with 14 nods
NEW YORK (AP) — "Hadestown," singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell's Broadway debut, earned a leading 14 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, followed by the jukebox musical "Ain't Too Proud," built around...
Select list of nominees for 2019 Tony Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Select nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards, announced Tuesday.
Best Musical: "Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations," ''Beetlejuice," ''Hadestown," ''The...
NEW YORK (AP) — Unlike in previous years, Tony Award nominations will be announced Tuesday morning amid plenty of uncertainty, at least in the top category for the best new musical.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Olivier Awards honoring London stage productions (all times local):
"Come From Away" has been named best new musical at Britain's Olivier...
NEW YORK (AP) — John Leguizamo is taking his irreverent one-man comedy show about Latin history on the road.
The comedian will kick off a 12-state U.S. tour of his "Latin History for Morons"...
Glenn Close to speak at William & Mary commencement
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Glenn Close will speak at William & Mary's commencement ceremony in May.
The Daily Press reported Tuesday that that the award-winning actress graduated from the...
James Corden returns to host the 2019 Tony Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — James Corden is returning to host the 73rd annual Tony Awards.
The American Theatre Wing on Tuesday announced that the host of CBS' "The Late Late Show" will preside over...
NEW YORK (AP) — Kelli O'Hara was devastated by the recent death of fellow Broadway veteran Marin Mazzie, so she decided to honor her friend quietly onstage as she performs one of Mazzie's old...
Effervescent ‘Hello, Dolly!’ icon Carol Channing mourned
NEW YORK (AP) — Tributes from stars like Kristin Chenoweth and Bette Midler poured in to honor the life and career of Carol Channing, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway and beyond. She died Tuesday at 97.
Kathleen Turner to make Metropolitan Opera debut
NEW YORK (AP) — One of acting's most distinctive voices will make an unexpected Metropolitan Opera debut.
Kathleen Turner, known for words that smoke rather than shimmer, is joining the cast of Gaetano Donizetti's "The Daughter of the Regiment" in the non-singing role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp, the Met said Thursday.
She received an unexpected email this summer from Met general manager Peter Gelb proposing the idea. Asked to describe her voice, Turner terms it "kind of baritone."
Correction: Obit-Marin Mazzie story
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 13 about the death of Marin Mazzie, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mazzie met her husband at a defunct theater company called En Garde Arts. The company was dormant for many years but restarted in 2014.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Broadway and West End star Marin Mazzie dies
A three-time Tony Award nominee known for powerhouse performances on Broadway in "Ragtime," ''Passion" and "Kiss Me, Kate," has died at age 57
NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Beach, a Broadway and TV veteran whose portrayal of a truly terrible theater director in Mel Brooks' monster hit "The Producers" won him a Tony Award in 2001, has died, according to his agent, Steven Unger. He was 70.
Unger said Beach died Tuesday at his home in Palm Springs, California. No cause was given.
Beach's other Broadway roles included Lumiere in "Beauty and the Beast" and Albin in the 2004 revival of "La Cage aux Folles," both of which earned him Tony nominations.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's busy. And then there's Betty Buckley busy.
The veteran singer and actress began the month with four nights of concerts in New York celebrating the release of her new live album, "Hope."
Buckley appeared earlier this week on the season finale of The CW's "Supergirl," and will be back on television screens Sunday as the creepy, complicated grandmother of star Dominic Cooper's title character "Preacher" on AMC.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ratings were slightly higher for this year's Tony Awards over last year, likely thanks to a bump supplied by Bruce Springsteen.
The CBS show co-hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles was seen by 6.32 million people, according to preliminary ratings from the Nielsen Co.
That compares with 6.06 million last year when "Dear Evan Hansen" won the best musical trophy, and 8.74 million in 2016 when the show was buoyed by the megahit "Hamilton."
NEW YORK (AP) — A drama teacher recalled all the lessons she learned in the arts as she barricaded students in a closet during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Melody Herzfeld was presented with the 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award during the Tony Awards on Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A small-scale, intimate musical about hard-won cultural understanding was an altogether apt Tony winner on a night where tolerance and inclusion were constant themes.
ShowBiz Minute: Tony Awards, De Niro, US Box Office
‘The Band’s Visit’ dances away with 10 Tony Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — With a bleep on live television and double fists raised in the air, Robert De Niro got the theater crowd on its feet at the Tony Awards with a rousing political introduction of his old friend Bruce Springsteen that was focused squarely elsewhere: on President Donald Trump.
NEW YORK (AP) — The American, grown-up musical "The Band's Visit" outmuscled the acclaimed and sprawling British import "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" for the most Tony Awards on Sunday, capturing 10 statuettes, including best musical, on a night where the theme of acceptance flowed through the telecast.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local):
The shimmering, grown-up musical "The Band's Visit" has nabbed the best new musical Tony Award.
The show is based on a 2007 Israeli film of the same name, songs by David Yazbek and a sardonic story by Itamar Moses.
Select list of winners for the 2018 Tony Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Selected list of winners of the 2018 Tony Awards, announced Sunday.
Best Musical: "The Band's Visit."
Best Play: "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two."
Best Book of a Musical: "The Band's Visit."
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater: "The Band's Visit."
Best Revival of a Play: "Angels in America."
Best Revival of a Musical: "Once on This Island."
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Andrew Garfield, "Angels in America."
Stars urge respect, community in the wake of Bourdain, Spade deaths
John Leguizamo praises pioneering theater ‘at the forefront of change’
Tony Award hosts, nominees share pre-show nerves
Andrew Garfield: theater ‘has to be political’
Kerry Washington’s Broadway return
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles face a daunting task at Sunday's Tony Awards — anchor the telecast as first-time hosts, show off Broadway's season without a clear juggernaut like "Hamilton" and articulate the theater community's embrace of the #MeToo movement while not forgetting the nominees.
Friends Groban, Bareilles rely on each other for Tony gig
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boss will be among the headliners at the Tony Awards telecast on Sunday.
Producers of the show said Wednesday that Bruce Springsteen will perform at Radio City Music Hall in addition to receiving a special Tony for his ongoing show "Springsteen on Broadway."
Biggest thrill: Opening night or Tony nomination?
NEW YORK (AP) — The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher who picks her high school's shows, builds the sets, hems the costumes — and nurtured many of the young people demanding change following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Melody Herzfeld, the one-woman drama department at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, will be presented with the award onstage June 10 at the Tony telecast.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Lloyd Webber has written some of the most successful stage musicals of all time. So, when he weighs in on the year's Tony contenders, announced earlier this week, it's time to listen.
"I'm very interested that 'The Band's Visit' has been celebrated," commented the composer of the best-musical winners "Cats," ''The Phantom of the Opera" and "Sunset Boulevard."
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on nominations for the Tony Awards (all times local):
Tony-winner George C. Wolfe is happy with the vast diversity of shows on Broadway, many of which have earned Tony Award nominations.
The director earned another nomination for his work on "The Iceman Cometh," which captured eight nods, including for lead actor Denzel Washington.