Mel Brooks said winning the Tony for best score was "the most meaningful. I love Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, the guys who wrote the music and the lyrics, who deliver a song. If I could join that rare…
Continuing its giddy goose step into the showbiz history books, "The Producers" hauled home a record-setting 12 prizes at the 55th annual Tony Awards Sunday night.
"Best Plays of 2000-2001," the annual chronicle of U.S. theater, has selected 10 dramatic works for its current edition.
Given the critical raves and phenomenal business drummed up by "The Producers," the talk of the town is not so much its record 15 Tony nominations but how many of them will actually translate into…
Call it Tony-time gridlock: the assumption that he (or she) opening last gets a nomination first. That explains the phenomenon whereby half the Broadway year's annual output gets crammed into the…
The Tonys telecast is under the gun. "In the last few years, we have not come up with the best shows," concedes managing producer Elizabeth I. McCann, new to her TV gig this year. "We are under a…
"It's impeccable," says Lynne Meadow happily, referring to the timing that finds Manhattan Theater Club celebrating 20 Tony nominations for its productions just as plans for a permanent Broadway…
How many Tony voters does it take to determine a winner? Like the Oscars, the answer is a mystery. Unlike the Oscars or the Emmys, Tony voters don't all fall under an umbrella organization like the…
A big musical about a bad musical, "The Producers," has captured the hearts (and wallets) of New Yorkers this season, and it captivated the Tony nominating committee, too.
Time was when the Tony nominations hit the news, a familiar complaint was heard: The best new American plays were nowhere to be found as Broadway was exclusively a showplace for lavish musicals or…