Last night, Bette Midler won a Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her role in the revival of Hello, Dolly! And when the orchestra tried to play her off as she was rattling off her acknowledgements, she told them to “shut that crap off!” And they did!
A conversation I find myself having over and over: What is the future of the Broadway musical? As each theater season, plays and musicals included, becomes more and more varied, I wonder if what drew me to Broadway is the same thing that will keep me there.
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.
The Tony Awards red carpet looked a leeeeetle different than it may have in recent years: it was filled to the brim with A-list models and fashion designers, so many their presence threatened to overshadow the theatre stars themselves. Why the sudden shift? Why, Anna Wintour, of course.
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…
Whether you happened to have missed the Tony Awards last night or just really want to relive everyone's favorite celebration of the Great White Way, here's a taste of the ceremony with third time host Neil Patrick Harris' opening number, featuring the likes of Patti Lupone, Amanda Seyfried and Little Orphan Annie.…