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During Tony Awards Season, Power Is in Their Hands

The 844 Tony voters are a varied, and quite busy, lot. Get to know six of them.

Award Shows

Kristin Chenoweth & Kelli O'Hara earn A's from their mentor

Kristin Chenoweth, left, and Kelli O'Hara at the Paramount Hotel. They share a Tony nomination and a beloved voice teacher.

She helped launch the …

Kristin Chenoweth

NOBODY WILL WATCH THE F*CKING TONY AWARDS WITH ME - Rachel Bloom

9 (Serious) Theatrical Superstitions

There’s no denying it: Actors are a superstitious bunch. Maybe it’s the (obvious) flare for the dramatic, the nightly thrill of live performance, or …

Superstition

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Review - Hand to God on Broadway
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Off-Broadway

DruidShakespeare review – back-to-back history plays make exhilarating epic

Shakespeare’s history plays speak to us more directly than his tragedies, and they are increasingly being explored by directors outside Britain. While Ivo van Hove prepares Kings of War for the Holland festival, Garry Hynes celebrates Druid’s 40th anniversary with this epic, six-and-a-half-hour …

Richard II

Getting Her Name Picked Out of a Hat Led Geneva Carr to Her Tony-Nominated (and "Sexual") Broadway Debut

Getting Her Name Picked Out of a Hat Led Geneva Carr to Her Tony-Nominated (and "Sexual") Broadway Debut

Hand to God star Geneva Carr shares how a …

Geneva

Great performances: Michael Redgrave as Uncle Vanya

Laurence Olivier wasn’t exactly famous for his generosity towards rival actors. But even he was moved to write in his autobiography that Michael Redgrave’s Uncle Vanya was “the best performance I’ve ever seen in anything”. Olivier may, of course, have been swayed by the fact that he himself …

Great Performances

Brian d'Arcy James on His Tony Nom & Crazy-Fun Elizabethan-Era Fashion

We rang Broadway’s Brian d’Arcy James to talk about his Tony nomination for his work in Something Rotten!, his dream Broadway role, and crazy …

Shakespeare

"I Don't Know, Personally, That I Would Wish It On a Kid" — Youngest Female Tony Winner Reflects

"I Don't Know, Personally, That I Would Wish It On a Kid" — Youngest Female Tony Winner Reflects

In 1991, Daisy Eagan became the youngest female …

Secret Garden

Brandon Uranowitz and His Gershwin-Obsessed Father — Tears, Laughter and Crazy For You

Brandon Uranowitz and His Gershwin-Obsessed Father — Tears, Laughter and Crazy For You

Brandon Uranowitz, a first-time Tony Award nominee for his …

Laughter

6 Reasons (in Video) Why Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth Are a Perfect Match for the Tonys

6 Reasons (in Video) Why Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth Are a Perfect Match for the Tonys

For this year's Tony Awards, Alan Cumming and Kristin …

The View from the Pit

Plaintive is the song of the modern pit player. The size of the orchestra for Broadway musicals has dwindled since the nineteen-fifties, when it was …

Chris Burden

EarthLink - Entertainment News

Tony Awards enlist Anna Wintour to fix its fashion 'disaster'

When it comes to the Tony Awards fashion police, Anna Wintour is the precinct captain.

And boy is she getting the troops in line.

Wintour attended the …

Anna Wintour

Annie Baker: ‘The Flick’ and Life After Winning a Pulitzer Prize

Playwright Annie Baker won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play “The Flick,” which this month makes its Off Broadway return in a commercial …

Playwrights

Tonys: How Three 'Fun Home' Actresses Become Alison Bechdel Each Night

Sydney Lucas, Emily Skeggs, and Beth Malone haven’t seen each other in 48 hours, and it feels like a lifetime.

It’s Tuesday afternoon, and the actresses …

Alison Bechdel

Will Power! How Leather Pants and Spiked Collars Transformed Christian Borle Into a Sonnet-Singing Rock Star

Will Power! How Leather Pants and Spiked Collars Transformed Christian Borle Into a Sonnet-Singing Rock Star

Tony Award winner Christian Borle, …

Leather

Tonys: Carey Mulligan, Helen Mirren on Why Broadway Beats Hollywood and NYC's Audiences Trump London's

This story first appeared in the May 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

One of them is a …

New York

Mimi O’Donnell Seeks Solace in Theater After Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death

She told herself she wouldn’t make a big decision for a year.

Her life partner, Philip Seymour Hoffman, had died of a drug overdose, and Mimi O’Donnell was a mess. She withdrew from work. She immersed herself in books about grief. She took their children to a beach where they could all collapse, …

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Everyone's Talking, So We Might as Well Listen

"In New Orleans when people start talking, you just have to let them talk,"

Lisa D'Amour on the torrent of words in her play Airline Highway

There are …

Spring Awakening Cast Looks Back With Memories and Over 100 Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Photos!

Spring Awakening Cast Looks Back With Memories and Over 100 Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Photos!

It's been over eight years since the Tony …

Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker in Morningside Heights

When they began looking for an apartment to buy just before their wedding nearly 15 years ago, the Broadway performers Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker could not have been more clear with their broker: They weren’t interested in seeing anything past 96th Street, and that was that. What with both of …

Stephen Sondheim

InstaHamlet

THEATER

The New York Times asked students to submit their performances of scenes from “Hamlet” via Instagram. We received close to 500 submissions. These are some of our favorites.

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Hamlet

Gutsy Women Command the Stage in the Solo Shows "Forever" and "Grounded"

Holding a stage all by one’s self takes guts. But two very talented actors step up to the challenge and, with varying degrees of success, show how it …

Julie Taymor

A Fortune In Folios: One Man's Hunt For Shakespeare's First Editions

Two of the most important books in the English language were printed four centuries ago: the King James Bible and William Shakespeare's first folio. Today, that first collection of Shakespeare's plays would fetch a king's ransom; and in the early 1900s, one man was willing to spend his entire …

Playwrights

The greatest risk in theatre? Not taking any risks

“Audiences crave a challenge,” said Daniel Evans, artistic director of Sheffield Theatres, writing about the audience’s enthusiastic response to the Crucible’s Sarah Kane season in a recent piece for the Stage. The theatre had been prepared for audiences to stay away; instead, the season played to …

Artistic Director

Fun Home Scribe Lisa Kron on the 'Slightly Questionable' Act of Writing About Real People & Her Quest Not to Be Invisible

Lisa Kron is an acclaimed writer and a performer. Her plays include The Ver**zon Play, In The Wake, 2.5 Minute Ride and the autobiographical Well, in …

Writing

Outer Critics Circle Awards: 'Curious Incident,' 'American in Paris'...

By Paul Sheehan

May 11 2015 03:53 am

May 09 2015 02:29 am

The first of the precursor prizes for the Tonys, the Outer Critics Circle Awards, revealed …

Awards

A Gay Dad Sounds Off On The School That Canceled 'And Then Came Tango' Play

By Rob Watson | The Next Family

There was a significant hearing this week on Tuesday about same sex relationships and whether to ban them. You likely missed this one because you were focused on that OTHER hearing in front of the Supreme Court, the one on whether all states in the union should …

LGBT