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That cool Tony Awards moment when Jay-Z joined Alicia Keys? Turns out it wasn't live

Jun. 17, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z's electrifying reunion with Alicia Keys on what appeared to be a live duet of “Empire State of Mind” at the Tony Awards was actually pre-taped, a show official who wasn't authorized to speak publicly told The Associated Press. The appearance of the rapper...

Tonys moments: Hillary Clinton and (sort of) Jay-Z in the house, strides for women and a late upset

Jun. 17, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “People, stop texting me!” pleaded Kecia Lewis, with comic exasperation. The veteran Broadway performer had just won her first Tony award in a 40-year career, for the Alicia Keys musical “Hell’s Kitchen,” and was trying to read her acceptance speech off her phone. But...

'The Outsiders' wins best musical and 'Stereophonic' best play as women make strides at Tony Awards

Jun. 17, 2024 07:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Outsiders,” a gritty adaptation of the classic young adult novel, became the essence of a Broadway insider on Sunday, winning the Tony Award for best new musical on a night when women made strides. The musical based on the beloved S. E. Hinton book is about...

List of winners at the 2024 Tony Awards

Jun. 16, 2024 23:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Winners at the 2024 Tony Awards, announced Sunday. Best Musical: “The Outsiders” Best Play: “Stereophonic” Best Revival of a Musical: “Merrily We Roll Along” Best Revival of a Play: “Appropriate” ...

David Adjmi’s ‘Stereophonic,’ about a rock band’s turbulent and life-changing year, wins Tony Award for best play

Jun. 16, 2024 22:19 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — David Adjmi’s ‘Stereophonic,’ about a rock band’s turbulent and life-changing year, wins Tony Award for best play.

Meet Will Butler, the singer-songwriter who makes Broadway's 'Stereophonic' rock

Jun. 15, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The assignment was daunting: Write a song for an onstage moment of transcendence. Make it kind of funny and exciting and for a five-piece band. Write it so it justifies an audience sitting in their seats for two hours before they hear it. And, oh, it must plausibly be a rock hit...

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Ron Simons dies at 63

Jun. 14, 2024 12:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Simons, an actor who turned into a formidable screen and stage producer, winning four Tony Awards and having several films selected at the Sundance Film Festival, has died. He was 63. SimonSays Entertainment, his New York-based production company said Simons...

Tony Award host Ariana DeBose says viewers should expect a 'full Broadway experience'

Jun. 13, 2024 12:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana DeBose promises Sunday's Tony Awards will move “like a Broadway show.” “This is Broadway’s biggest night. Why not give the people at home even more of a Broadway experience?” the Academy Award winner and Tony nominee told The Associated Press on...

At the Tony Awards, a veteran host with plenty of stars and songs on tap

Jun. 12, 2024 13:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Awards are Sunday with a familiar host and a new venue, Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater in Manhattan. Here's a guide on what to look for and what to expect. Who is hosting? Academy Award winner and Tony nominee Ariana DeBose, who...

No sets? Few props? No problem, says Bebe Neuwirth on 'deconstructed' 'Cabaret' revival

Jun. 04, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bebe Neuwirth is well-known from her film and television roles, but she says acting on Broadway is what she loves best. The two-time Tony Award winner could pick up a third trophy this month for “Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club,” a stripped-down revival that...