Tag: Tony Awards (Theater Awards)

Shut Up and Drink Your Champagne: The Impossible Life of the Impossible Elaine Stritch

STILL HEREThe Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine StritchBy Alexandra Jacobs Here are two things I can tell you about Elaine Stritch. First: Elaine was the most compelling performer I ever saw on a stage. I say that with no hyperbole whatsoever. She was the most singularly commanding presence I’ve been privileged to witness. Coaxing […]

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Why the Oscars, Emmys and Tonys Are Not Ready for They and Them

Sam Smith, the British crooner with a voice often described as heaven sent, announced in September that “my pronouns are they/them.” Days later, the Brit Awards, which had nominated Smith for top male artist earlier in the year, said the categories would be reconsidered for 2021. If the Brit Awards do go gender-neutral, they would […]

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Phyllis Newman, Tony Award-Winning Broadway Star, Dead at 86

Phyllis Newman, the Tony Award-winning Broadway star who began her acting career as a young child and, driven by her own later struggles with breast cancer, raised millions of dollars to help women in entertainment deal with serious health problems, died Sunday at her home in Manhattan. She was 86. Her death was confirmed by […]

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Hal Prince, Giant of Broadway and Tony Award Collector, Dies at 91

Hal Prince, the Broadway royal and prodigious Tony winner, the producer or director (or both) of many of the theater’s most enduring musicals, including “Damn Yankees,” “West Side Story,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Cabaret,” “Sweeney Todd” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” the longest-running show in Broadway history, died on Wednesday in Reykjavik, Iceland. He […]

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The Best and Worst of the Tony Awards 2019

ImageAli Stroker accepting the Tony for playing Ado Annie in “Oklahoma!”CreditSara Krulwich/The New York Times Best: Ali Stroker’s speech Ms. Stroker, who won for best featured actress in a musical as the man-crazy Ado Annie in Daniel Fish’s iconoclastic revival of “Oklahoma!,” exuded confidence and clarity, as well as sentiment and gratitude, in accepting her […]

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Why the Truth Is Local

Weather: Rain is likely all day, with possible thunderstorms later. High about 70. Alternate-side parking: Suspended today for Shavuot. ImageA storefront installation in Brooklyn highlighting The Times’s local journalism.CreditLocal Projects Let’s turn it over to The Times’s Clifford Levy, an associate managing editor and the Metro editor: Journalists for The New York Times visited more […]

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Tony Awards 2019: Start Time, Red Carpet and Nominees

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA rainbow of flowers make a backdrop for the red carpet tent before the Tony Awards.CreditSara Krulwich/The New York Times The Tony Awards broadcast starts at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS. The Tony Awards, the annual ceremony recognizing musicals and plays staged on Broadway, are taking place Sunday night […]

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How to Watch the Tony Awards and What You Need to Know

[Get the latest updates on the 2019 Tony Awards.] Ready for the Tony Awards? Whether you haven’t yet caught up with “Beetlejuice,” are furious over that “To Kill a Mockingbird” snub, or long for an old-fashioned “Oklahoma!,” there’ll be plenty of entertainment — and plenty to argue about — on Sunday night. Here are the […]

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They Shared a Tony for ‘Billy Elliot’. What Did They Do for an Encore?

It was — good gosh, can this possibly be right? — 11 years ago that I met the Billys Elliot, all of us gathered in the fluorescent delirium of Dave & Buster’s in Times Square. They ate pizza and drank milkshakes, because that is how old they were, three kids unknown to Broadway at that […]

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Survey Says: Look for ‘Hadestown’ and ‘Ferryman’ to Take Tony Trophies

It looks like Broadway is going to hell. Our annual survey of Tony Award voters finds a solid plurality favoring “Hadestown,” the folk- and jazz-inflected journey to the underworld, for best musical, the most financially consequential contest. And “The Ferryman,” a sprawling drama whose title alludes to the boatman who brings souls to Hades, is […]

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There’s Great Dance on Broadway. Hello, Tony Awards?

At the beginning of the second act of “Oklahoma!,” the audience is greeted with a dance: A young woman — bald, powerfully built and wearing a sequined shirt that says “Dream Baby Dream” — appears, surrounded by swirling fog, as if she were a mirage. That dancer, Gabrielle Hamilton, runs, prances, twists violently from side […]

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