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Tracy Letts on writing his play and then having to act in it

May. 18, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

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. It was the...

Unauthorized video of Jesse Williams onstage prompts outrage

May. 11, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

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. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms the creation...

'I’m in shock a little bit' — Tony Award nominees react

May. 09, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

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...

Select list of nominees for 2022 Tony Awards

May. 09, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Select nominations for the 2022 Tony Awards, announced Monday. Best Musical: “Girl From the North Country,” “MJ,” “Mr. Saturday Night,” “Paradise Square,” "Six: The Musical," “A Strange Loop” Best Play: “Clyde's,”...

'A Strange Loop' earns a leading 11 Tony Award nominations

May. 09, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

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. ...

The musical theater meta-journey 'A Strange Loop' leads Tony Award nominations with 11 nods

May. 09, 2022 09:19 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — The musical theater meta-journey 'A Strange Loop' leads Tony Award nominations with 11 nods.

Film and stage star Ariana DeBose to host the Tony Awards

May. 04, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

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. ET/5...

Robert Morse, two-time Tony-winning actor, dies at 90

Apr. 21, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

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. He was 90. Morse died at...

'Cabaret,' 'Life of Pi' win big at UK's stage Olivier Awards

Apr. 10, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

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. Literary adaptation “Life of Pi” took five awards including best new...

Tony Awards to return to Radio City Music Hall in June

Mar. 09, 2022 18:20 PM EST

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. The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing announced Wednesday that the...