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Thanks for joining us LIVE for the Tony Awards!

June 12, 2016 // 1 Comment

It’s here! It’s here! The Tony Awards is finally here! Will Hamilton sweep the awards and beat out The Producers record of 12 Tonys? Will awards and performances tonight be enough to save some of the struggling shows? Featuring an original opening song from host James Cordon, plus performances from Shuffle Along, She Loves Me, School of ...

AWARDS SEASON 2016: Drama Desk Award Winners

June 6, 2016 // 1 Comment

We’re nearing the closing curtain of Awards Season 2016! Last night the Drama Desk Awards were handed out. This year’s big winners were Shuffle Along and She Loves Me, while the other prizes were distributed fairly evenly among this year’s nominees (with the exception of School of Rock and Spring Awakening, neither of ...

AWARDS SEASON 2016: Outer Critics Circle Awards Winners

May 9, 2016 // 1 Comment

If you were wondering what the Tony Awards might have looked like without Hamilton, the Outer Critics Circle Awards might be a good indication. Bright Star took home the big prize, but She Loves Me, the winner for best revival, walked away with the most wins of any show (4). Other winners included: Spring Awakening, On Your Feet!, American ...

AWARDS SEASON 2016: Tony Award Nominees

May 3, 2016 // 2 Comments

The Tony Award nominees are out, and no one is surprised that Hamilton not only got the most nominations, but with 16 nods, also beat the record for most Tony nominations (the record was previously held by The Producers and Billy Elliot.) Trailing just behind Hamilton were Shuffle Along with 10 nominations and She Loves Me with 8. All of the ...

AWARDS SEASON 2016: Theatre World Award Winners

May 3, 2016 // 1 Comment

The first set of winners are in! The Theatre World Awards has announced the 12 honorees for best Broadway or Off-Broadway debut, and that newbee Nicholas Barasch will take home the Dorothy Loudon prize and Bernadette Peters the lifetime achievement award. Many of these actors got nods from other awards committees, but will they be able to beat out the ...

AWARDS SEASON 2016: Drama Desk Award Nominations

April 28, 2016 // 1 Comment

The Drama Desk Award nominees were announced this morning and producers for Shuffle Along, which had been snubbed by the other award nominating committees, must have been pleased with the Outstanding Musical and other nods. And though neither was nominated for Outstanding Musical, American Psycho and Bright Star did get the most nominations (8 and 7, ...

AWARDS SEASON 2016: Drama League Award Nominations

April 20, 2016 // 1 Comment

Another exciting list of nominees has been released, and it features all of the same shows as the Outer Critics Circle nom list. Good news for these shows, not so good for those left off the last list who were still holding out some hope… Deaf West Theatre, the minds behind this year’s revival of Spring Awakening, were also given special ...

AWARDS SEASON 2016: Outer Critics Circle Awards

April 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Awards season for 2016 has officially begun and the first set of nominees are in: those for the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards. You’ll see lots of repeats on this list, with American Psycho, She Loves Me, Bright Star and On Your Feet! getting the most nominations. You might notice there’s one big show from this season, Hamilton, missing ...

The Reviews for BRIGHT STAR Are In…

March 25, 2016 // 2 Comments

The reviews for Bright Star are in, and this new Broadway musical feels remarkably un-Broadway. Featuring bluegrass music, relatively relaxed choreography, and storytelling that feels distinctly Southern (and old fashioned, some say), the new musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell is unlike other Great White Way options.  The standout is Carmen ...

Musicals Eyeing Broadway in 2016-17

June 17, 2015 // 5 Comments

Things have calmed down significantly now that Awards season is all wrapped up, but there have been plenty of workshops and buzz about the shows on the horizon. Here are some of the more talked about productions eyeing Broadway runs… American Psycho The Gist: A new musical from the writers of Spring Awakening and the TV show Glee, based on the ...