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By broadwayandme | A pop-up magazine to keep you update on the doings surroundings this year's Tony Awards

The Tony Awards Video - 71st Annual Tony Awards

The high-energy evening features performances by the casts of the 2017 Tony-nominated shows "Bandstand," "Come From Away," "Dear Evan Hansen," …

What's a Tony Award Worth? - Data Backed Infographic

Broadway ticket sales rake in over $1 billion annually. In fact, in a single year, Broadway shows will sell more tickets than all the area’s sporting …

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Party-Hopping! Scenes From the Exclusive Tony Awards After-Parties

The Tony Awards ended shortly after 11pm on June 11 — which meant there was a whole night for the winners, stars, and V.I.P. guests to …

Tony-Winning Director Rebecca Taichman On Inspiring More Female Directors

As only the sixth woman to win Best Direction of a Play, the Indecent director talks leveling the playing field.<p><i>Indecent</i> director Rebecca Taichman …

Honoring the Tony Winners That CBS Didn't Show

The Tony Awards broadcast continued a long-standing protocol this year. Namely that numerous awards were given prior to the CBS broadcast, with clips …

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Tony Awards Afterglow Is Driving Up Ticket Demand for Broadway's Winners, and Losers

As expected on Sunday night, Dear Evan Hansen took home the best musical at the Tony awards. It also garnered the most overall awards with six, confirming the buzz that has been on Broadway since last November. While the Tony awards draws considerably less of television audience than does the …

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Broadway is buzzing about life after Bette Midler

"Hello, Dolly!" hasn't announced when Bette Midler will leave the show, but Broadway is already freaking out.

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Christine Ebersole Makes an Entrance Fit for the Tonys

It’s been a decade since Christine Ebersole last walked the red carpet at the Tony Awards. Back then, when she was nominated for best leading actress for her role in “Grey Gardens,” the experience consisted of a 12-foot step and repeat, and fashion mattered little, if at all. But this Sunday, when …

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Tonys Actor Roundtable: 5 Nominees on Spitting Food, Managing Pain and Making Magic 8 Times a Week

Danny DeVito, Josh Groban, Corey Hawkins, Andy Karl and Ben Platt sit down for a wide-ranging conversation about life on Broadway.<p>For the fourth year …

Tonys Actress Roundtable: 5 Nominees on Pee Breaks, Colorblind Casting and Surviving Eight Shows a Week

Denee Benton, Christine Ebersole, Jennifer Ehle, Sally Field and Laura Linney sit down for a wide-ranging conversation about life on Broadway.<p>For the …

Ben Platt and Laurie Metcalf Celebrate at Tonys After-Parties

At the after-party at the Plaza hotel on Sunday night, following the three-hour-plus running time of the Tony Awards, made longer by Bette Midler’s hilarious and defiant acceptance speech and the host Kevin Spacey’s curious decision to close the show with a lugubrious Bobby Darin song that few …

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Broadway’s first Tony victims get the ax

The fallout from Sunday’s Tony Awards was swift and brutal. Two shows that went home empty-handed, “Sweat” and “Six Degrees of Separation,” posted …

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Tony Talk Podcast: Episode 12: Wrapping Up

The 2016-2017 theater season that ended on Sunday night with the Tony Awards ceremony hosted by Kevin Spacey was one of the best in recent memory. …

The 2017 Tony Awards: Lost in Spacey

Who says that theatre can’t cause a ruckus? On Sunday, as CBS was teasing “Broadway’s biggest night,” controversy was engulfing the Public Theatre’s production of “Julius Caesar,” at Shakespeare in the Park. Breitbart and Fox News had caught on to the fact that Oskar Eustis’s production recasts …

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The Wing’s Founding

In 1917 in the darkness of war, seven compassionate women gathered hundreds of others from the theater and the American Theatre Wing was born. At a …

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Why does it seem the Tonys still think the musical is the thing?

NEW YORK — Near the end of the Tony Awards ceremony Sunday night, a point was made that seemed to get lost in all the chatter about such vitally important matters as whether Bette Midler was right to shout down the band’s attempts to play her off the Radio City Music Hall stage, or what exactly …

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Tonys Afterparty Crashed by Drunk Guest (Report)

Video of a man screaming and refusing to get up from the floor of the venue was captured by witnesses.<p>Following the glitzy Tony Awards ceremony …

Podcast Episode 109 – Tony Award Winning Broadway Producer Stacey Mindich

I first met Stacey Mindich when we were both co-producers on <i>13.</i> It was her second Broadway show, and it wasn’t long before I realized that she was a …

Dear Evan Hansen

Watch All the Speeches from the 2017 Tony Awards

From Bette Midler to Ben Platt, Pasek & Paul and Laurie Metcalf, watch all of the winners’ acceptance speeches here.<p>Watch all of the winner’s …

Tonys: A Night When Broadway Spread Its Love Around (Analysis)

THR's awards columnist dissects Sunday night's results, which may be even better news for Broadway overall than last year's high-profile celebration …

My Top 5 Favorite Moments of the 2017 Tony Awards.

Well, another Tony Awards is in the books!And, I gotta say, when Michael Aronov won for <i>Oslo</i> at the top of the show over the beloved Danny DeVito, I …

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At The Tonys, 'Dear Evan Hansen' Has A Big Night In A Dark Season

The 2016 Tony Awards were fun, but undeniably a little anticlimactic. By then, it was in large part a coronation of <i>Hamilton</i>, a delivery mechanism for the many, many awards we all knew it would win. (And did.)<p>Not so in 2017. On the musicals side, the highest nomination count rested with <i>Natasha,</i> …

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Tony Awards 2017: Brian Lipton (Cititour) tops all Experts predicting winners

Congratulations to our Expert <b>Brian Lipton</b> (Cititour) for an excellent top score of 83.33% when predicting the 2017 Tony Awards winners on Sunday. He …

The Tony Award Nominees - Winner

BEST PLAY<p>How did the 1993 Middle East peace talks come to be held secretly in a castle in the middle of a forest outside Oslo?<p>BEST MUSICAL<p>All his …

Here Are Your 2017 Tony Award Winners

The Tony Awards were live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and host Kevin Spacey wasted no time in poking fun at himself and his hosting …

Tony winner Ben Platt's L.A. high school days: He shone in different ways than Evan Hansen, teachers say

In “Dear Evan Hansen,” newly minted Tony winner Ben Platt portrays a high schooler who’s so nervous, unsure and desperately lonely that he seems to fold into himself, as though trying to make himself disappear.<p>None of this remotely resembles the lead-musical-actor recipient in his own high school …

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Tonys: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

Bette Midler, Ben Platt, Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Groff, James Earl Jones, Cobie Smulders, Glenn Close and Cynthia Nixon shared memorable moments that …

Ahead of the Tonys, Watching Everything

Sunday, June 11 is the biggest night of the year for Broadway: the Tony Awards, when the industry honors the best work of the season. Just as important to Broadway producers: the millions watching on television who are potential ticket buyers.<p>For those of us on the theater desk — The New York Times …

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Speeches From Cynthia Nixon and Others at the Tony Awards

Here are edited excerpts from some of the acceptance speeches at the Tony Awards on Sunday night. Winners paid tribute to parents, friends and educators. A couple made political points.<p><b>Cynthia Nixon, featured actress, play, “The Little Foxes”</b><p>“It is a privilege to appear in Lillian Hellman’s eerily …

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