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  • For Tony Award nominations 2014, tried-and-true triumphs — mostly

    For Tony Award nominations 2014, tried-and-true triumphs — mostly
    NEW YORK — With Broadway increasingly relying on stars, glitz and noise — often timed to hit just weeks before the Tony Awards deadline — the nominations for this year's prizes took a different path. The most-nominated show when the...
  • Outer Critics Circle Applauds Broadway's "Gentleman's Guide," Bryan Cranston

    The Outer Critics Circle gave a thumbs-up to Tony nomination packleader "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," handing the musical four kudos including top tuner in the race for the org's 2013-14 awards. The Rialto musical adaptation of "Bullets...
  • Fun Facts About This Year's Tony Awards

    The Tony Awards are set to take place on June 8; those without tickets can watch at home on CBS. We've compiled some fascinating facts about this year's nominees to prepare you for the big show. ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID Sure, Audra McDonald gets all the...
  • Review: 'Porgy and Bess' adapts a treasured opera to rewarding pop

    Review: 'Porgy and Bess' adapts a treasured opera to rewarding pop
    Depending on your knowledge of the material and expectations going in, the touring version of "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," which opened Wednesday at the Ahmanson Theatre, might be either an ingenious, audience-friendly re-creation or a...
  • Drama League Awards Go Broad with Crowded List of 2014 Nominations

    A whopping seven Broadway musicals and two Off Broadway tuners will compete for the single 2013-14 Drama League Award for musical, one of only five competitive award categories packed with nominees that also include actors Michelle Williams, Denzel...
  • Tony Award nominations are up for grabs

    Tony Award nominations are up for grabs
    NEW YORK — Recent Broadway seasons have yielded musical juggernauts: "The Book of Mormon," "The Producers" and "Spring Awakening," for example, each scooped up fistfuls of Tony nominations before going on to win best musical. But as voters have...
  • 2014 Tony Nominations: 'Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder' Makes a Killing (FULL LIST)

    In a Broadway season without obvious awards frontrunners, musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" led the pack of Tony Awards nominees with ten nods, including one for new tuner and two competing noms for lead musical actor. "Hedwig and the...
  • Tonys 2014: A Critic's 10 Takeaways from the nominations

    What can you say about a Broadway season that was distinguished by adventurous revivals and crammed with superb performances? That it was a good year for actors and a challenging year for playwrights and musical theater composers and book-writers. The...
  • Marina Abramovic, Diane Paulus among Time's most influential

    Marina Abramovic, Diane Paulus among Time's most influential
    Artist Marina Abramovic and theater director Diane Paulus are among Time magazine's 100 most influential people for 2014. The annual list, which covers fields as diverse as arts, politics, science and sports, was released on Thursday and also included...
  • Broadway Box Office: Tony Nominations Move the Needle at 'Gentleman's Guide,' 'Hedwig'

    Notching a beltful of Tony nominations doesn't bring the same enduring sales spike as an award itself, but it helps: "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" and "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," the two titles to rack up the most nods from last week's...
  • Nikki M. James on Broadway's 'Les Miserables' Revival: 'You Pray to God You Make It Feel Fresh'

    Reviving a beloved property like "Les Misérables" can be a fraught undertaking but to Nikki M. James, who takes on the role of Éponine after her Tony-winning run in "Book of Mormon," there are only two directions that things can take. "There are...
  • Broadway Box Office: Neil Patrick Harris Looks Legendary in 'Hedwig' Launch

    If it were possible to gauge a Broadway musical's box office prospects from a single performance alone, then Neil Patrick Harris' turn in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" looks legendary. But we'll have to, ahem, wait for it if we want to know for sure...