Red carpet event coverage is some of the most love-to-hate television in our culture, the brouhaha and pomp of the glamorous people in fancy dresses and tuxedos imbibed from the comforts of our own homes, often with wine and sweatpants. The regular rotation of hosts—E!’s Giuliana and Terrence J, most reliably, if…
At the top of Sunday night’s show, host James Corden joked that the Tony Awards would be much more diverse than the Oscars—but it wasn’t just a joke. Black performers won all four musical acting categories at the Tonys for the first time in the show’s history.
Sunday evening’s Tony Awards have been dominated by Hamilton—the record-holder for most nominations now also holds the record (probably) for most time devoted to a single musical during a live broadcast. It dominated the show’s opening, Lin-Manuel Miranda did a lengthy segment of Hamilton carpool karaoke with host…
The Tonys are motoring right along, with Hamilton so far scooping acting awards for Renée Elise Goldsberry and Daveed Diggs and a soundtrack honor for Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others. One of the most competitive categories, however, is that of Best Leading Actress in a Musical, where Hamilton’s Phillipa Soo is up…
Many company members will see their contracts for the show expire on July 9, and who will stay and who will renew is mostly up in the air. Like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo has been with the show since it debuted in February of 2015 at the Public. Also like him, she’s outta there.
Cynthia Erivo, the British singer and actress currently starring as Celie in Broadway’s The Color Purple, performed one of the show’s closing songs, “I’m Here,” on Monday night’s episode of The Late Show, and—in four breathtaking minutes—proved that she has a better voice than you.
Nominations for the Tony Awards, the Tony Awards of awards shows, were announced Tuesday morning, and boy is everyone the theatre world, the theatre world of worlds, in a tizzy over Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton breaking the record for number given to a single production. But beyond that news, the second-most exciting…
Hamilton, the hit play that gives American history a hip-hop twist, is slaughtering the game—the show, which will open on Broadway soon, pulled in $27.6 million in pre-sale tickets and it hasn’t even begun yet. Already, the going resale value on existing tickets is already hitting $355.
Last night, the Tony Awards took place in New York City, and celebrities all gathered to celebrate excellence in live Broadway theater.
During the Tony Awards on Sunday, Hugh Jackman was joined onstage by rappers T.I. and LL Cool J to do a rap version of the "The Music Man."
Cyndi Lauper turns 60 (!) today, so feel free to celebrate by watching her in memoriam performance of "True Colors" at the Tony Awards in a dark room after you've poured yourself a tall glass of sadness, er, champagne.
Last night at the Tony awards, there were some Living Legends in the house — and some over-the-top ensembles intent on stealing the spotlight.
In his opening number at the Tony Awards last night, Neil Patrick Harris sang at a lightning-quick clip, danced in a slim-fitting tuxedo, did some physical comedy with Mike Tyson and LITERALLY jumped through a hoop. It was a dazzling, hyperkinetic, hilarious spectacle, and as one YouTube commenter states, "NPH…
Tom Hanks isn't nominated for a role in a musical (I think this clip pretty much proves that), but if he wins a Tony tonight for his role in Lucky Guy, he'll probably do a mostly lyric-less rendition of his favorite song from 2009: "Single Ladies." Enjoy the charm.
The red carpet of last night's Tony Awards possessed the same kind of over-stated, over-the-top flair as stage actors use in their craft.
The Tony awards may be Broadway's biggest night, but between Denzel and Cate and Catherine and Viola and Scarlett and Naomi and Jada, you'd be forgiven for mistaking it for the Oscars. Wait, scratch that: the clothes were all Broadway!