Mark your calendars, theater lovers: Tony Awards are June 11December 13, 2022 GMT
The producers of the Tony Awards have set June 11 for the show that celebrates the best of Broadway and are setting it in a new location — more than a hundred blocks north of New York City's theater district.
Angela Lansbury, ‘Murder She Wrote’ star, dies at 96October 11, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Angela Lansbury, the scene-stealing British actor who kicked up her heels in the Broadway musicals “Mame” and “Gypsy” and solved endless murders as crime novelist Jessica Fletcher in the long-running TV series “Murder, She Wrote,” has died.
At ‘Funny Girl,’ Lea Michele is in, Beanie Feldstein is outJuly 11, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Lea Michele has been tapped to step in and lead the Broadway revival of the beleaguered “Funny Girl” this fall, an announcement made just hours after current star Beanie Feldstein revealed she was leaving the musical sooner than anticipated due to the show taking a "different direction.”
Broadway’s ‘MJ’ gets a box office bump after the Tony AwardsJune 22, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — “MJ,” the hit-filled Broadway musical about the King of Pop, got a huge bump at the box office after nabbing four Tony Awards and getting valuable exposure in front of millions during its electric telecast performance.
‘A Strange Loop’ makes history at Tonys; ‘Company’ wins 5June 13, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — “A Strange Loop,” an irreverent, sexually frank work about Blackness and queerness took home the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on Sunday, as voters celebrated Broadway’s most racially diverse season by choosing an envelope-pushing Black voice.
Tony Moments: A night for Broadway to reclaim its grooveJune 13, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Surely many in the audience were thinking it, but “Company” director Marianne Elliott said it most directly at Sunday's Tony awards: In the devastating two years since the pandemic hit, it “felt at times that live theater was endangered.”
List of winners at 75th Tony AwardsJune 13, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The list of winners at the 75th Tony Awards, being held Sunday in New York:
Tonys Latest | ‘A Strange Loop’ wins for best new musicalJune 13, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local):
“A Strange Loop,” an utterly unforgettable, idiosyncratic trip into one man’s psyche, has won the best new musical Tony Award, beating more commercial fare.
‘Shine the light’: Ariana DeBose talks hosting Tony AwardsJune 9, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award host and theater veteran Ariana DeBose says this year's telecast will spread its arms wider than just Broadway's stars and celebrate the unsung heroes like understudies and swings who kept shows open during the pandemic restart.
On Broadway, more visibility, yes, but also an unseen threatJune 6, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — At a lunch for Tony Award nominees last month, veteran theater producer Ron Simons looked around and smiled.
Q&A: Moisés Kaufman reflects on the roots of our divisionsJune 3, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Seven years ago, Moisés Kaufman was approached to direct the Broadway musical “Paradise Square” and, after reading it, he immediately said yes.
‘A Strange Loop’ actor, creator on long journey to Tony nomsJune 2, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — When Jaquel Spivey found out he was nominated for a Tony Award as lead actor in “A Strange Loop,” he was shocked. Not just for the normal reasons, but for the statement it made.
“This is an industry that in history has not been here for people like me.
Prize-winning Texas drama teacher to get special Tony AwardJune 2, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The special Tony Award that honors educators will go to a drama teacher in Texas who argues that “musical theater has a unique way of bringing people together.”
Roshunda Jones-Koumba, the theater director at G.W.
Sidney DuPont finds a ‘powerful, dynamic and necessary’ roleMay 31, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Sidney DuPont knew he'd made the right career decision when musical theater icon Chita Rivera not only threw a shoe at him but also slapped his face.
It was in 2019 at a workshop of the Broadway musical “Paradise Square.” DuPont and A.J.
Actor Angela Lansbury to receive a special Tony AwardMay 23, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The folks who hand out Tony Awards believe five is not enough for Angela Lansbury.
The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced Monday that the legendary actor will receive a 2022 special Tony for lifetime achievement in the theater, making it her sixth.
Tracy Letts on writing his play and then having to act in itMay 18, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright and actor Tracy Letts was inspired to write his latest Tony Award-nominated play while watching one of those old black-and-white Frankenstein movies.
It wasn't the hideous monster or its wide-eyed creator that drew his attention.
Unauthorized video of Jesse Williams onstage prompts outrageMay 11, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Video of a naked Jesse Williams captured onstage in a shower scene from a Broadway play has been posted online, prompting an outcry from the producers and the union that represents actors and stage managers.
‘I’m in shock a little bit’ — Tony Award nominees reactMay 9, 2022 GMT
Some reactions from Tony Award nominees on Monday:
"Coming out of the pandemic, I just feel a validation and a further mandate to keep digging down into the Blackness of my art and to put that forward as something that’s worth paying attention to and shelling out money to produce and shelling out money to come and see because it is worth it.
Select list of nominees for 2022 Tony AwardsMay 9, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Select nominations for the 2022 Tony Awards, announced Monday.
Best Musical: “Girl From the North Country,” “MJ,” “Mr.
‘A Strange Loop’ earns a leading 11 Tony Award nominationsMay 9, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — “A Strange Loop,” Michael R. Jackson’s critically cheered theater meta-journey earned a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Monday as Broadway joined the national discussion of race by embracing an envelope-pushing Black-written and Black-led musical.
Film and stage star Ariana DeBose to host the Tony AwardsMay 4, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose will host this year's Tony Awards.
The “West Side Story” star will lead the presentation June 12 at New York City's famed Radio City Music Hall live on CBS and on Paramount+ starting at 8 p.m.
Robert Morse, two-time Tony-winning actor, dies at 90April 21, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Robert Morse, who won a Tony Award as a hilariously brash corporate climber in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and a second one a generation later as the brilliant, troubled Truman Capote in “Tru,” has died.
‘Cabaret,’ ‘Life of Pi’ win big at UK’s stage Olivier AwardsApril 10, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — An intimate, sold-out production of “Cabaret” was the big winner at Sunday’s Olivier Awards, taking seven prizes including acting trophies for its high-voltage stars, Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley.
Tony Awards to return to Radio City Music Hall in JuneMarch 9, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In another sign that show business is snapping back to its pre-pandemic rhythm, the Tony Awards will once again take place in June and at a familiar location, Radio City Music Hall.
Mississippi museum receives portrait of opera singer NewmanJanuary 1, 2022 GMT
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi museum has acquired a portrait of opera singer and music educator Daisy Cecelia Newman, who was born in the state and had an international performing career that included a nomination for a Tony Award.
Audra McDonald eyes Broadway again in Adrienne Kennedy playNovember 1, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Audra McDonald is going from host of the Tony Awards to another stage role.
The six-time Tony-winner will return to Broadway in the play “Ohio State Murders” by Adrienne Kennedy, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon.
John Legend joins The Temptations musical producing teamOctober 4, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — At the Tony Awards, John Legend played live with cast members from the Broadway musical “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations.” Now he's going further and joining the show's producing team.
‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ sashays home with 10 Tony AwardsSeptember 27, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie, won the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on a Sunday night when Broadway looked back to honor shows shuttered by COVID-19, mourn its fallen and also look forward to welcoming audiences again.
Select list of winners at the Tony AwardsSeptember 27, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Select winners at the Tony Awards, presented Sunday night in New York City:
Tonys Latest: ‘Moulin Rouge!’ wins best new musical crownSeptember 27, 2021 GMT
The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local):
Tonys: Broadway hopes to razzle-dazzle its way out pandemicSeptember 23, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway is in need of a boost these days so it has smartly called on one of its most beloved, award-winning stage veterans for help — Audra McDonald.
McDonald has been tapped to host the Tony Awards on Sunday, a telecast which theater producers hope can serve as a splashy advertisement that a post-pandemic Broadway is inching back to normalcy.
Tonywatch: Dede Ayite’s costumes always ‘build up layers’September 22, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most intriguing parts of the costumes at the Broadway play “A Soldier's Story” was something the audience likely never saw.
Each of the 12 actors wore uniforms carefully reflecting the attire of real soldiers in 1944.
Tonywatch: Elizabeth Stanley seeks ‘healing and connection’September 22, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A short time after Broadway shut down last year, Elizabeth Stanley went on a tiny rescue mission.
She was offered a chance to get back into her dressing room at the Broadhurst Theatre — home of her musical “Jagged Little Pill” — and to grab anything she needed.
Tonywatch: Clint Ramos on designing a better BroadwaySeptember 22, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The audience watching the searing and provocative “Slave Play” on Broadway often caught a glimpse of themselves onstage — in more ways than one.
That's because set designer Clint Ramos had built giant mirrors behind the actors, who initially appear to be on a plantation in the pre-Civil War South.
Chenoweth, Miranda, Rivera and more to celebrate BroadwaySeptember 20, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Many of Broadway's biggest lights — including Kristin Chenoweth, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chita Rivera and Idina Menzel — will make appearances at Sunday's TV celebration of Broadway’s return.
Tony Awards land hosts Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonaldSeptember 13, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The long-delayed Tony Awards have landed two impressive master of ceremonies: Tony- and Grammy-winning singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. will host a splashy TV special, and the awards will be hosted by Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning actor and singer Audra McDonald.
Tony Award-winning producer Elizabeth Ireland McCann diesSeptember 10, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winning producer Elizabeth Ireland McCann, who helped mount an astounding array of hits on Broadway and in London, including “The Elephant Man,” “Morning’s at Seven,” “Amadeus,” “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” and “Copenhagen,” has died.
Julie Halston to get special Tony Award for her advocacyJuly 28, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Theater actor Julie Halston will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her work fighting the lung-scarring disease pulmonary fibrosis.
The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced Wednesday that Halston would get the special Tony “for her dedication and advocacy in raising funding and awareness.”
Jackson of ‘Hamilton’ to sing national anthem at All-StarsJuly 10, 2021 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Christopher Jackson, who played George Washington in Lin-Manuel Miranda's “Hamilton" on Broadway, will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Tuesday night's All-Star Game at Coors Field.
Special Tony Awards given to 2 shows, 1 advocacy nonprofitJune 22, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Awards may be months away, but three groups can already celebrate: The Broadway Advocacy Coalition, “David Byrne’s American Utopia” and Lin-Manuel Miranda's ”Freestyle Love Supreme" are getting special awards.
Original stars joining Broadway’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’June 10, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of the Broadway adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” will get a treat when the show restarts on this fall — Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger, two of the play's original stars, are returning.
The long-delayed Tony Awards finally have a date — Sept. 26May 26, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The long-delayed Tony Awards have been given a fall air date and a four-hour streaming canvas to celebrate the pandemic-shortened Broadway season that upended the theater world.
Producers of the telecast announced Wednesday that the Tonys will be held Sept.
Arthur Kopit, three-time Tony-nominated playwright, diesApril 3, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Arthur Kopit, a three time Tony Award-nominated playwright and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist known for fusing disparate genres, absurdism and a darkly comic world view, has died...
Tonywatch: Elizabeth Stanley seeks ‘healing and connection’March 3, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A short time after Broadway shut down last year, Elizabeth Stanley went on a tiny rescue mission...
Tonywatch: Dede Ayite’s costumes always ‘build up layers’March 2, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most intriguing parts of the costumes at the Broadway play “A Soldier's Story” was something the audience likely never saw...
Tonywatch: Clint Ramos on designing a better BroadwayMarch 1, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The audience watching the searing and provocative “Slave Play” on Broadway often caught a glimpse of themselves onstage — in more ways than one...
With much respect, Cynthia Erivo takes on Queen of SoulMarch 1, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Awards could bring Cynthia Erivo another Emmy.
Days after the British performer belted Aretha Franklin’s NEW YORK (AP) — Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” won a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers’ hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” died Thursday at age 96...
Cicely Tyson, purposeful and pioneering actor, dead at 96February 1, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” won a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers’ hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” died Thursday at age 96...
‘Jagged Little Pill’ leads Tony Awards nominations with 15October 15, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The sobering musical “Jagged Little Pill,” which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday, as the Broadway community took the first steps to celebrate a pandemic-shortened season that upended the theater world...
Select list of nominees for 2020 Tony AwardsOctober 15, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Select nominations for the 2020 Tony Awards, announced Thursday.
Best Musical: “Jagged Little Pill”; “Moulin Rouge: The Musical”; “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”
Best Play: “Grand Horizons”; “The Inheritance”; “Sea Wall/A Life”; “Slave Play”; “The Sound Inside”
Tony Award nominations to be announced Oct. 15October 8, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Nominations for this year's Tony Awards have been set for Oct. 15, pitting 18 eligible shows in competition for 26 competitive categories in a coronavirus-shortened season...
Nigerian boy gains fame with dance video as stars pay homageAugust 21, 2020 GMT
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — When Anthony Mmesoma Madu was videoed practicing ballet barefoot in the drizzling rain in Nigeria earlier this year, the 11-year-old thought the footage would be used for a common film study session...
Tony Awards for shortened Broadway season will go digitalAugust 21, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite being interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, the shortened Broadway season will nonetheless have a Tony Awards...
Broadway veteran Nick Cordero dies from virus complicationsJuly 6, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus...
Disney makes filmed version of ‘Hamilton’ streamable in JulyMay 12, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — This July Fourth holiday, you’ll be able to see the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton” perform the musical smash about a Founding Father from the comfort of your couch...
Broadway star Nick Cordero has leg amputation due to virusApril 19, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero has had his his right leg amputated after suffering complications from the coronavirus, his wife says...
Brian Dennehy, Tony-winning stage, screen actor, dies at 81April 16, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Dennehy, the burly actor who started in films as a macho heavy and later in his career won plaudits for his stage work in plays by William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Eugene O’Neill and Arthur Miller, has died...
Multiple Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies at 81March 26, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Terrence McNally, one of America’s great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays "Love...
Global pandemic postpones this year’s glitzy Tony AwardsMarch 25, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — With Broadway shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic, producers of the annual Tony Awards have postponed this year's celebration of American theater...
Broadway shuts its doors over ongoing coronavirus concernsMarch 12, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's governor ordered all Broadway theaters to shut their doors in the face of ongoing coronavirus concerns, plunging into darkness one of the city's most popular tourist attractions and causing turmoil in the run-up to the Tony Awards...
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88December 27, 2019 GMT
Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman, who wrote the cheerful, good-natured music and lyrics for such classic shows as "Mame," "Hello, Dolly...
Taylor Swift, Spike Lee make year’s top entertainment photosDecember 19, 2019 GMT
Taylor Swift performing at the American Music Awards, the fabulous reaction Phoebe Waller-Bridge gave when winning a trophy at the Emmy Awards and the time Spike Lee gleefully jumped into the arms of Samuel L...
Tony-nominated actress Ann Crumb dies from cancer at 69November 1, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Crumb, a Tony Award-nominated actress who originated the role of Rose Vibert in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Aspects of Love," has died...
Towering Broadway director and producer Hal Prince has diedJuly 31, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "Sweeney Todd" and won a staggering 21 Tony Awards, has died...
No limitations: Ali Stroker makes history with Tony winJune 10, 2019 GMT
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 Tony Award...
‘Hadestown’ captures 8 Tony Awards, including best musicalJune 10, 2019 GMT
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 for a female director of a musical...
The Latest: ‘Hadestown’ wins Tony Award for best new musicalJune 10, 2019 GMT
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 musical Tony Award winner...
Tony Awards host James Corden hopes audience will find ‘joy’June 7, 2019 GMT
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...
Tony nominee Ali Stroker keeps on breaking Broadway barriersJune 5, 2019 GMT
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 town...
No, that ‘Hadestown’ song isn’t really about Donald TrumpJune 3, 2019 GMT
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: "Why do we build the wall, my children...
Tony nominee Sarah Stiles puts puppets aside for ‘Tootsie’May 3, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Some records on Broadway are bound to fall one day and others are surely safe for all time...
‘Hadestown’ leads Tony Award nominations with 14 nodsApril 30, 2019 GMT
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 songs by the Temptations, which received a dozen nominations...
Tony Award nominations Tuesday promise plenty of nail-bitingApril 29, 2019 GMT
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.
Will the exuberant but youthful-skewing "Be More Chill" lead the pack?
How Kelli O’Hara honors her late friend onstage every nightMarch 15, 2019 GMT
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 roles in the latest revival of "Kiss Me, Kate."
Effervescent ‘Hello, Dolly!’ icon Carol Channing mournedJanuary 15, 2019 GMT
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...
Drama teacher at Parkland school honored at Tony AwardsJune 11, 2018 GMT
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.
Robert De Niro bleeped at Tony Awards for Trump F-bombJune 11, 2018 GMT
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...
‘The Band’s Visit’ dances away with a leading 10 Tony AwardsJune 11, 2018 GMT
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...