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…
The Tony telecast has always been a prime showcase for excerpts from the year's nominated musicals, but in recent years attempts to showcase plays have come in for heavy criticism.
Susan Stroman was honored with this year's Astaire Award for choreography for her work on "The Producers." Awards were given out at a lunch ceremony Friday benefiting the Theater Development Fund…
Where are the Brits? The 2001 Tony nominations were far less abundant in English accents than is normally the case. Those foreigners who made the final mix largely hail from Ireland: Conleth Hill and…
Things got sunnier still for Broadway's newest star last week, as "The Producers" made Tony history by racking up a record-setting 15 noms for the 55th annual awards.