April 2013

Awards Roundup and New Shows on the Horizon

April 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

All of the nominations are out for the various awards, with most expecting Matilda and Kinky Boots to take home the big prizes this year. It’s always surprising to see flops, like Hands on a Hardbody (which closed after only 28 performances) and Scandalous (which closed after 29) make the lists at all, but there will be a lot of close categories [...]

And the Nominees Are… The 2013 Tony Award Nominations

April 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

The 2013 Tony Award Nominees were announced this morning and the new musical Kinky Boots led the pack with 13 nominations, with Matilda on its heals with 12 nominations in many of the same categories. This year’s surprises were that Motown and its star, Brandon Victor Dixon, got snubbed in the big categories and Bring It On, a show snubbed by all the [...]

And the Nominees Are… The 2013 Drama Desk Award Nominations

April 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

The nominations for the 2013 Drama Desk Awards were announced by Linda Lavin and John Lloyd Young today at 54 Below — and the short-lived Hands on a Hardbody led with an impressive 9 nods. The awards ceremony will take place on May 19 at Town Hall. As always, we’ll be live blogging, tweeting and facebooking with you as the nominees and [...]

The Reviews for Pippin are In…

April 26, 2013 // 1 Comment

The reviews are in for Pippin, the final show to open on Broadway this season — though the story for the show is as thin as the set’s tent poles, the lavish acrobatic spectacle and over-the-top performances have hardily won over the reviewers. Fosse’s choreography may have been the starting point, but it’s the combination of [...]

And the Nominees Are… The 2013 Drama League Award Nominations

April 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

Patina Miller and Michael Urie announced the nominees for this year’s Drama League Awards today at Sardi’s and it’s a big list! Only three Broadway musicals got a distinguished production nod this year, with Off-Broadway musicals bumping many others out of the picture! Who’s going to win?! Is the anticipation killing you yet? [...]

And the Nominees Are… The 2013 Outer Critics Circle Nominations

April 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Robert Cuccioli and Laila Robins announced the nominees for the Outer Critics Circle Awards today at The Friars Club. Pippin received the most nominations (11), with Kinky Boots (9), Chaplin: The Musical (8) and Cinderella (8) not too far behind. The winners will be announced on May 13 with a ceremony to follow on the 23rd at Sardi’s. Check out [...]

Award Time is Almost Here – The 2013 Eligible Shows

April 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year — nominations will soon be out with the whole country buzzing about Broadway. You can check out our 2013 Broadway theater awards calendar to see when and who will be making the announcements and when all the pretty prizes will be handed out. As always, we’ll be [...]

The Reviews for Jekyll & Hyde are in…

April 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

The critical reviews for the first revival of Jekyll & Hyde aren’t much nicer than those for the original mounting. Ripping most ferociously into the abismal lyrics, “pea-fog thick” smoke and confused direction by Jeff Calhoun, most critics were impressed by Costantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox, R&B artists who  manage to bring [...]

The Reviews for Motown: The Musical are In…

April 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

Ouch!  To say the critics laid into Motown: The Musical, Broadway’s latest attempt to make another Jersey Boys-style jukebox  hit, is a huge understatement. Though the soundtrack of the show will have your toes tapping, you’ll leave the theatre still searching for a story. With book-writer Gordy telling his own tale, the musical’s plot [...]

The Reviews for Matilda: The Musical are In…

April 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

The critics agree that Matilda: The Musical is an incredibly imaginative delight for both children and adults.  Cleverness and magic abound in this new production, thanks to the direction of Matthew Warchus and the creative songwriting of Tim Minchin, who focus on the power of storytelling and the magic of books — unlike the 1996 movie, this musical [...]
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