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Actor Angela Lansbury to receive a special Tony Award

May. 23, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

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 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...

Cast of Broadway's 'Spring Awakening' reunite and reminisce

May. 03, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — While many of John Gallagher Jr.'s peers went to college, he didn't. His university became “Spring Awakening.” Gallagher spent much of what would have been his prime college years — from 20 to 23 — starring in the original, envelop-pushing Broadway show that...

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...