With the box office slumping on Broadway in the week leading up to the Tony Awards and ratings for the telecast plunging to a record low, Elaine Stritch may not be the only one with an emotional…
Broadway suffered during that always awkward session between Memorial Day and the Tony fete.
The Tony Awards spread the wealth at the 56th annual ceremonies, concluding a difficult season in Broadway history by divvying up major awards with a remarkably even hand -- in contrast with last…
Elaine Stritch, whose acceptance speech was cut off on the live CBS telecast, said backstage, "I'm very, very upset about the whole situation. I think they should have given me my time. I only had…
It is time to express the minority, contrarian opinion that the 2001-02 Broadway season was nothing short of miraculous.
In the bottom-line terms of industry television, the annual Antoinette Perry (Tony) Awards show is everyone's favorite loser. Even at Channel 13, which for the sixth year will incorporate live…
Last year, the Tony Awards resembled nothing so much as a royal processional for "The Producers." Critics reached for superlatives, ticket buyers tore out their hair, prizes rained down like confetti…
The Brits and the Tonys enjoy a special theatrical relationship. Or do they? In terms of acting kudos, one has to answer, yes.
"And the Tony Award for best theater poster goes to ... " No, that's not happening. Not this year. Probably not ever if the Tony people want to keep their award show to just three hours.
Do theatergoers actually take a wait-and-see approach to ticket-buying the week before Tony noms are announced? A year ago, 30 of 37 shows took a hit at the box office this session. Last week, 27 of…
A tap-happy flapper faces off against a dark spoof of agitprop theater in the top Tony races this season, as "Thoroughly Modern Millie" led the balloting with 11 nominations and "Urinetown" nipped at…