The Drama League Will Honor Audra McDonald at Annual Gala

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The Drama League announced Tuesday that it will honor five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald at its 29th Musical Celebration of Broadway, on February 11, 2013. “Audra McDonald, in my view, is the once-in-a-generation performer of our time,” states Drama League Executive Director Gabriel Shanks.  “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to honor her achievements in film, television, recording, […]

2011 Tony Award Ceremony Earns 4th Emmy

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On September 23, the 65th Annual Tony Awards telecast (2011) was honored with its fourth Emmy Award for the year. Glenn Weiss accepted the award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special. This was not Mr. Weiss’s first time honored for directing the Tonys: He won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music […]

65th Annual Tony Awards Honored with Three Emmy Awards

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The June 2011 broadcast of the 65th Annual Tony Awards was honored on Saturday evening with three Primetime Emmy Awards at the Creative Arts Awards presentation. Outstanding Special Class Programs – Ricky Kirshner, Executive Producer, Glenn Weiss Executive Producer and Neil Patrick Harris, Host/Producer Outstanding Art Direction For Variety Or Nonfiction Programming – […]

Audra McDonald to Appear on Sesame Street

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Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will appear in “Elmo the Musical”, a new segment to be featured on Sesame Street. “Elmo the Musical” replaces the popular “Elmo’s World” which has not produced new episodes since 2009. In each of the ten 11-minute segments to be featured this year, Elmo stars in a stage […]

GORE VIDAL’S THE BEST MAN Recoups on Broadway

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Talk about timing! Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, the critically-acclaimed revival about dirty tricks and double-dealing at a political convention, has recouped its investment just as the 2012 Republican National Convention begins. The play will conclude its limited engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre right after the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Sunday, […]

Grosses Hold Tight for the Week Ending Aug. 5 2012

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Broadway Grosses remain relatively steady for the week ending August 2, 2012. The Lion King edged out Wicked by just $384, while both productions took in more than $2 million in box office sales. Spider-man, The Book of Mormon, Once, Newsies, Evita and Mary Poppins file in to complete the millionaire club. Harvey, […]

Grosses on the rise for the week ending July 29, 2012

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Wicked reclaims the top spot for the week ending July 29, 2012, putting an end to The Lion King’s reign as the highest grossing Broadway production by grossing $2,055,433. The Lion King, Spider-man, The Book of Mormon, Evita, Once, Newises, The Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins join Wicked in the millionaire […]

2012 Tony Awards Ceremony Honored with Five Prime Time Emmy Award Nominations

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The June 2011 broadcast of the 65th Annual Tony Awards was honored with five Prime Time Emmy Award nominations in the categories of: Outstanding Special Class Programs – Ricky Kirshner, Executive Producer, Glenn Weiss Executive Producer and Neil Patrick Harris, Host/Producer Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special – Glenn Weiss, Director Outstanding Writing […]

Porgy and Bess to Close Early

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The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, the Tony Award winning revival will close a bit earlier than expected. The production’s run, which was originally scheduled to run through September 30, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre has been cut short by one week and will now close September 23. Porgy and Bess is directed by […]

Grosses up for the week ending July 15, 2012!

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Grosses are up about $1 million this week and there were 5,500 more people in the seats this week as well. Eight shows worked their way into the millionaire club by this week’s end. And The Lion King came in on top, grossing more than $2 million and playing to full houses. Grammy […]