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2016 Nominees

Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show:<p>Eloise Kropp - Dames at Sea<p>Mara Davi - Dames at Sea<p>Deanna Doyle - Tuck Everlasting<p>Sandra Mae Frank - …

Shuffle Along and The Humans Win NY Drama Critics' Circle Awards

The Stephen Karam play and the starry George C. Wolfe musical earn laurels.<p>The New York Drama Critics' Circle has named Stephen Karam's drama <i>The</i> …

Much Ado About Shakespeare

You’ve probably spotted the coverage that’s been given to the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and to help you to capitalize on …

Tonys: Will Voters Even Be Able to Score 'Hamilton' Tickets?

<i>Hamilton</i> made a record-breaking Tony nominations showing on Tuesday morning — but, as the race now enters the homestretch to Broadway's biggest night …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

HAMILTON Ham4Ham with J.J. Abrams

My Shakespeare Story: Joss Whedon - #MySHX400

On the Scene at Hamilton’s Open Call

Stories from hopefuls on the audition line.<p>“I was under the impression for years and years that every Broadway show was able to be cast colorblind,” …

Shakespeare Remixed: 400 Years of the Bard

Embed from Getty Images<p>Shakespeare may have shuffled off his mortal coil 400 years ago, but actors, scholars, dancers, videogaming tech nerds, restaurateurs, and the average consumer are no less sick of him. The frenzy of dweeby and/or bourgeois festivities currently underway that celebrate our …

Bee Gees

Time Out for Tony Talk & "Hamilton's" Effect

People are always saying "it's an honor to be nominated" when they get a slot on the ballot for a top award like the Tonys. But that's more true than …

'Hamilton': Lin-Manuel Miranda, Questlove, Black Thought on the Runaway Broadway Hit, Its Political Relevance and Super-Fan Barack Obama

The show's creator and cast album's producers talk about telling Hamilton's story through a hip-hop narrative.

Eight Black Actresses Score Tony Award Nominations

•<p>May 03, 2016 • Cynthia Erivo, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o, Tonys<p>This year a number of Black women are being recognized for excellence in theater by …

Take a Look at the 2015-2016 Tony Nominees For Best Revival of a Musical

The nominated productions brought iconic shows with fresh points of view to Broadway.<p>Which of your favorite revivals got the nod?<p>The pared-down …

‘Hamilton’ Makes History With 16 Tony Nominations

“Hamilton,” the groundbreaking hip-hop musical about the nation’s founding fathers, has been nominated for 16 Tony Awards, the most in Broadway history.<p>The show is already the biggest success Broadway has seen in years, and has become the rare piece of theater to cross over into popular culture. …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Fun at the Folger, part 1: What IS the Folger?

Who Was Overlooked by the 2016 Tony Nominations?

With such a strong season, there were bound to be people left out. The surprises and snubs from this year's nominations.<p>Broadway has been abuzz for …

American Psycho

Meet Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Genius Behind "Hamilton," Broadway's Newest Hit

Composer, lyricist and performer, Miranda wows audiences and upends U.S. history with his dazzlingly fresh hip-hop musical

Science Museums

Lacking Only Heft, 'Hamilton' Bowls Over Broadway

<b>Around the time Barack Obama won the 2008 election</b>, I remember seeing a wonderful cartoon with silhouettes of the nation's chief executives in …

Democrats

Ian McKellen's new app offers a fresh take on Shakespeare

Just over a week ago at the BFI London, Ian McKellen launched his latest venture: an iPad app. It’s the first in a series of apps called Heuristic …

The Theatre

Jennifer Hudson Doesn’t Get Tony Nom, Accuses The Color Purple of Using Her for Her Fame

Jennifer Hudson at the Met Gala on Monday in New York City.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images The 2016 Tony nominations dropped Tuesday morning, and …

Jennifer Hudson

Shakespeare Solos | Stage | The Guardian

Leading actors perform key Shakespeare speeches in videos that capture the tragedy, comedy, romance and magic of his plays<p>Samuel West speaks Henry V’s soliloquy on the night before battle, in which he reflects upon the public’s expectations of the king<p>In a speech taken from the first scene of All’s …

Henry V

2016 Tony Awards - The Nominees React - UPDATING LIVE!

<b>We've caught Tony fever here at BroadwayWorld, and it's spreading! Follow us on BWW throughout the day, as we'll bring you Tony nominee reactions,</b> …

Broadway Producers Woo Tony Voters

With nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards in hand after Tuesday’s announcements, Broadway producers will be huddling like political operatives crafting campaigns.<p>“Hamilton” is the show to beat, but it only takes one award to label a show “Tony-winning.” This year, producers of rival musicals are …

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

My Predictions for the 2015-16 Tony Nominations.

As you’re reading this, the Tony Award nominators are holed up somewhere deciding theatrical history.<p>I know, I know, that sounds dramatic (pun …

Award Shows

38 Facts About Shakespeare’s 38 Plays

William Shakespeare died 400 years ago this month, on April 23, 1616. His complete works—at least 38 surviving plays (including several …

Great Books

Theater Talk - Frank Langella in "The Father"

This edition: Frank Langella in "The Father"<p>Episode Details<p>Original tape date: April 15, 2016.<p>First aired: April 30, 2016.<p>We welcome back master …

Savion Glover and Ana Villafañe Among 2016 Astaire Award Nominees

The awards honor outstanding theatre and film dance and choreography.<p>Nominations were announced May 2 for the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, …

Award Shows

Laura Benanti Calls Out Ringing Phone During She Loves Me

The phone went off during a matinee performance of the acclaimed Broadway revival.<p>Laura Benanti, who stars in the current Broadway revival of <i>She</i> …

Phones

‘Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson: George Washington Shlepped Here

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> Picture the beleaguered General’s tent on a day when the war is going poorly and the prospects couldn’t be worse. An ambitious young man …

George Washington

Selling Queerness: The Curious Case of Fun Home

How a shrewd marketing effort branded Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, which deals with suicide and sexual identity, as a feel-good musical<p>“What would happen if we spoke the truth?” Alison Bechdel asks midway through her critically acclaimed graphic memoir, <i>Fun Home</i>. It’s a fitting question to ask …

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After #OscarsSoWhite, Broadway Seeks a #TonysSoDiverse

In this era of #OscarsSoWhite, the Tonys are looking pretty good.<p>On Tuesday morning, this year’s Tony Award nominees are to be announced, and it seems clear, based on the diversity of the Broadway season and the acclaim for its performers, that the slate will be far more diverse than the list of …

James Earl Jones