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Charlottesville drama teacher to get special Tony Award

May. 23, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

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 heal rifts, especially following a deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in the city. Madeline Michel from...

Adam Driver credits the military for the courage to act

May. 22, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

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 one to share the news. So he just finished the dishes. Driver got the nod for his work in a new revival of...

'Beetlejuice' stars reveal the backstage secrets on Broadway

May. 17, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One recent afternoon at the Winter Garden Theatre, two stars of the irreverent musical "Beetlejuice" played tour guide and revealed a few backstage secrets — some grosser than others. "There's a lot of farting going on the stage that I think needs to be talked about more," said Alex...

Tony Award-winning 'Hamilton' ending Chicago run in January

May. 16, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The musical "Hamilton" will end its more than three-year run in Chicago in January. Producers made the announcement Thursday, saying the production playing at downtown Chicago's CIBC Theatre would close Jan. 5, 2020. Productions of the Tony Award-winning musical detailing the life of U.S....

Tony nominee Sarah Stiles puts puppets aside for 'Tootsie'

May. 3, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

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. "I've had puppet sex on Broadway twice," she says. "I think that is like a record or something." Indeed, the actress who just earned her second Tony...

'Hadestown' leads Tony Award nominations with 14 nods

Apr. 30, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

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. The musical "Hadestown," which intertwines...

Select list of nominees for 2019 Tony Awards

Apr. 30, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

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 Prom," ''Tootsie" Best Play: "Choir Boy," ''The Ferryman," ''Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus," ''Ink,"...

The musical 'Hadestown' leads Tony Awards nominations with 14 nods

Apr. 30, 2019 8:54 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — The musical 'Hadestown' leads Tony Awards nominations with 14 nods.

Tony Award nominations Tuesday promise plenty of nail-biting

Apr. 29, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

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? Or will the adult "Hadestown," with a fresh twist on...

'Children of a Lesser God' writer Mark Medoff dies at 79

Apr. 24, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

Mark Medoff, a provocative playwright whose "Children of a Lesser God" won Tony and Olivier awards and whose screen adaptation of his play earned an Oscar nomination, has died in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He was 79. Medoff died Tuesday in a hospice surrounded by family, according to his daughter, Jessica Bunchman....