Tony Awards

The Brits & The Backlash

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Don't point out to Natasha Richardson and John C. Reilly that Edward Hall, the director of their "A Streetcar Named Desire" revival, is a Brit -- unless you want to uncork Broadway-sized emotions.

The Soph

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There's a 39-year span between Mike Nichols first Broadway musical, "The Apple Tree," and his follow-up effort, "Monty Python's Spamalot." The Rialto has changed, he says.

The Sleeper

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On paper, it looked like one of the sleepier entries of the 2004-05 season: A 1950s teleplay was set to make its Broadway debut after being recycled as a 1957 movie and a fave stage play at community…

The Legends

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Unlike film and TV, which honor their veterans by giving them awards and not returning their agents' phone calls, Broadway knows how to treat its living legends: It puts them to work.

The Booster-Seat Brigade

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Who knew what Disney would ultimately bring with "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King"? In certain Broadway theaters, booster seats for kids are outpacing hearing devices for seniors. Children…

The Comedians

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It's a party out there now that the Broadway musical has recovered its sense of humor. "All people really want to do is laugh," says William Finn, composer-lyricist of "The 25th Annual Putnam County…

The Troupers

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And the award for trouper of the year goes to ... It's a tie! Christina Applegate and Charlotte d'Amboise for "Sweet Charity." Who showed more spunk, more "the show must go on" determination…

The ’80s

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The 1980s are back in theaters. And no wonder: It's good business for producers to wait 20 years before reviving a play or musical. This season alone, they brought back "La Cage aux Folles," "Steel…

The Overachievers

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When it comes to designers, Broadway producers do not believe in spreading the work around. Donald Holder, Brian MacDevitt and Kenneth Posner did the lighting for almost a third of the 38 shows that…

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