The 1980s hair-metal band Poison will perform during the Tony telecast -- as will more usual legit suspects Liza Minnelli, Elton John and Stockard Channing.
The Tony Awards telecast will showcase all the Broadway tuners nominated for musical or musical revival, along with segs from three shows on tour, "Jersey Boys," "Legally Blonde" and "Mamma Mia!"
The lead producers of this year's Tony-nominated musicals claim they were always upbeat about Broadway despite the economy.
It's a challenge every designer eventually faces: How do you give the audience something it already loves.
The 2008-09 season on Broadway has been a good one for straight plays, thanks to a lineup that proved unusually crowded with a diverse array of offerings.
The 63rd annual Tony Awards event honors one theater company and three legiters. Virginia's Signature Theater is the former; the latter include publicist Shirley Herz, actress-humanitarian Phyllis…
Neil Patrick Harris has been tapped to host the 63rd annual Tony Awards, with the thesp presiding over a telecast that aims to offer airtime to a wide array of Broadway offerings.
The annual publicity boost of the Tony noms helped prompt a rise in Broadway box office last week -- but the tuner to post the largest gain of the frame was "9 to 5" ($762,358), the show notably shut…
In a Broadway season as starry as this one, the list of thesps who didn't make the Tony nominations ballot is as interesting as those who did.
"Billy Elliot" racked up a whopping 15 noms for the 2009 Tony Awards, with the smaller-scale tuner perceived as its major competition, "Next to Normal," coming in at 11 nods.
How's this for stiff competition? Elton John vs. Dolly Parton; Liza Minnelli going mano a mano with Will Ferrell; peacenik hippies facing off with warring gang members; and a preteen ballet dancer in…