Tony Awards

Shafiq Hicks plays Tom Collins in "Rent."
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John McDevitt
October 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
The national tour of the musical "Rent" is in Philadelphia this weekend at the Merriam Theater.
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In this June 4, 1995 file photo, Harold Prince holds his Tony award for best director in a musical for "Show Boat," at Broadway's Minskoff Theater in New York.
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July 31, 2019 - 12:27 pm
By Mark Kennedy, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "Sweeney Todd" and won a staggering 21 Tony Awards, has died...
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Ali Stroker accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!"at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York.
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June 10, 2019 - 6:42 am
By Jocelyn Noveck, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — When effervescent actress Ali Stroker came onstage to accept her historic trophy as the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony, it wasn't just the feel-good moment of the night. It may have been one of the most joyous Tony moments in years...
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This image released by DKC O&M Co. shows Patrick Page, left, and Reeve Carney during a performance of "Hadestown," directed by Rachel Chavkin.
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June 09, 2019 - 8:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The big question at this year's Tony Awards is whether hell can triumph. The arty and original "Hadestown," which takes place in the underworld of Greek mythology, has a leading 14 Tony nominations going into Sunday night's CBS telecast. That's followed by the jukebox musical "Ain't...
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June 08, 2019 - 2:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's only 10 a.m. but Broadway star Alex Brightman is already sweating. The actor, who plays the delightfully demonic title character in the musical adaptation of "Beetlejuice," has joined cast members to rehearse the show's irreverent opening number ahead of Sunday's Tony Awards...
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A Broadway producer with the year's breakout musical finds herself with a slew of Tony nominations.
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Justin Udo
May 02, 2019 - 6:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some talented theatre artists originally from the Philadelphia area have a shot at the biggest prize on Broadway: the Tony Awards. When Gideon Glick attended Lower Merion High School in the early 2000s, John Grace and a lot of other people who saw him perform on stage...
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April 30, 2019 - 10:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Hadestown," singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell's Broadway debut, earned a leading 14 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, followed by the jukebox musical "Ain't Too Proud," built around songs by the Temptations, which received a dozen nominations. The musical "Hadestown," which...
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In this Sept. 22, 1994, file photo, american playwright Neil Simon answers questions during an interview in Seattle, Wash.
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August 26, 2018 - 12:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as "The Odd Couple," ''Barefoot in the Park" and his "Brighton Beach" trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. He was 91. Simon died early Sunday of complications from pneumonia surrounded by family at...
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In this Dec. 12, 2005 file photo, cast member Gary Beach arrives at the world premiere of the theatrical version of the musical "The Producers," in Los Angeles.
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July 18, 2018 - 8:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Beach, a Broadway and TV veteran whose portrayal of a truly terrible theater director in Mel Brooks' monster hit "The Producers" won him a Tony Award in 2001, has died, according to his agent, Steven Unger. He was 70. Unger said Beach died Tuesday at his home in Palm Springs,...
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Todd Ellison
Philly POPS
Steve Tawa
June 21, 2018 - 1:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Next year at this time, the Philly POPS will be bringing in a new conductor, Todd Ellison, to lead the ensemble in American popular music. In a mutual decision, current Music Director Michael Krajewski will conclude his six-year tenure next spring. He's a pianist with...
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