American Idiot

My Top 10 Broadway Moments in 2010

December 31, 2010 // 0 Comments

A guest blog by Ken Davenport It’s the time of year for the ol’ look back. What memorable moments have the last 12 months brought us that could help define the next 12 months? Here are my top 10 Broadway moments for 2010 . . . in no particular order. 1. It’s a bird, it’s a plane! No, it’s actually a performance of Spiderman! [...]

2010 Tony Award Winners and Losers

June 13, 2010 // 8 Comments

Thanks for joining us for our live coverage of this year’s Tony Awards. Hope you had as much fun as we did! Here’s who took home the awards and who walked away empty-handed: Best Musical Memphis American Idiot Fela! Million Dollar Quartet Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Douglas Hodge, La Cage aux Folles Kelsey Grammer, La Cage [...]

A Preview of the 2010 Tony Awards

June 13, 2010 // 4 Comments

Tune into our LIVE coverage right now! The Tony Awards are the only awards ceremony to be telecast nationally, which converts to free publicity for the out-of-town audience that makes up the bulk of Broadway ticket sales, and thus becomes a huge predictor of future success for the nominated shows. Tony wins often allow shows to run on for years – with [...]

The 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award Winners

May 17, 2010 // 3 Comments

The first award-winners of the season have been announced. There were a couple of big surprises, including the big win for Memphis in the Outstanding New Musical category. The committee also decided on ties for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, Outstanding Actress in a Musical and Outstanding Choreography. What do you think of their selections? Outstanding [...]

And Finally…The 2010 Tony Award Nominees

May 4, 2010 // 2 Comments

The nominees for the big one – the Tony Awards – were announced this morning. The only telecast ceremony of the bunch, these are the awards the average person on the street has heard of and oftentimes have a lot to do with whether a show continues its run for years or closes the next week. We will be announcing the winners live on Twitter and [...]

2010 Drama Desk Award Nominations

May 3, 2010 // 6 Comments

As award season continues, another round of announcements are out – these for the coveted Drama Desk Awards, which include Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions. Without further ado, here are the nominees for the categories that include musicals: Special Award Jerry Herman Outstanding Musical American Idiot Everyday Rapture Memphis [...]

April News Roundup

April 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

An awful lot has happened this month on the Great White Way – numerous shows have opened, squeezing in just in time for award consideration, and there’s been lots of exciting announcements and good old controversy. If you’ve been hiding under a rock, here’s what you’ve missed: The Addams Family opened to dismal reviews, while [...]

2010 Outer Critics Circle Nominations

April 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Yesterday, Hunter and Sutton Foster announced the nominees for the 60th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, which honor the best in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre. Winners will be announced on May 27 here on the blog. Here are this year’s musical theater nominees: Outstanding New Broadway Musical American Idiot Come Fly Away Fela! Memphis Sondheim [...]

The reviews for American Idiot are in…

April 21, 2010 // 2 Comments

The reviews for the Green Day album-turned-musical, American Idiot, have come out and  critics were quite pleased with the production, with a few reservations. Some called it the best musical of the season (and even of the 21st century), while others were a bit more discerning – pointing to a thin plot covered up by spectacle, lights and sound. They [...]
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