The Reviews for SHUFFLE ALONG are In…

The reviews for Shuffle Along Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed are in, and the critics are in large consensus - it's a must-see. Though it starts as a musical about putting on a musical - standard Broadway fare - it finishes as much more, offering profound themes…

AWARDS SEASON 2014: Tony Award Winners

It finally came and went - the end to an exciting awards season - and the big trophies everyone was hoping to snag. Thank you once again for joining us as we live updated! Until next year... Here's the full list of nominees. Winners are marked by a . Best Musical After Midnight Aladdin Beautiful - The…

The Reviews for Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill are In…

Few shows garner overwhelming critical applause like Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, and few performers command undeniable respect and admiration like Audra McDonald.  The musical, now playing at Circle in the Square, shows Billie Holiday (McDonald) in a fictional final concert near the end of her hard-fought, tiresome life.  The glory of this…

The 2012 Drama League Award Winners

The Drama League Awards, the only major theatergoer awards chosen by audience members, have been announced and Once, Follies, Audra McDonald, and Alan Menken took home the big prizes for musical theatre. Each of them also won the Outer Critics Circle Award in their respective categories. Will they get the Tony nod as well? DISTINGUISHED PRODUCTION…

President Barack Obama on Broadway musicals

Yesterday, the Obama family welcomed Broadway to the White house in an event hosted by Nathan Lane, which featured performances by Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald and Brian d'Arcy James, among others. The President opened the event with a reflection on musical theatre's national significance: "Now there's nothing quite like the power and the passion of…

Broadway Impact for Marriage Equality

Gavin Creel and his organization, Broadway Impact, brought together a large group of Broadway actors, directors, stage managers, fans, and producers to march on Washington for gay equality this past Sunday. It was amazing event marked by performances/speeches by the cast of Broadway's Hair, Audra McDonald, Cynthia Nixon, David Hyde Pierce, Douglas Carter Beane, Cheyenne…

Free Download of American River Suite by Flaherty, as Sung by Audra McDonald and Idina Menzel

The New York Pops are providing a free download of the music from their 4th of July celebration, including "American River Suite," which was composed by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, Seussical) and performed by Tony Award winners Audra McDonald (110 in the Shade, Dreamgirls, Ragtime) and Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent). Click here to…