Tony Awards

  • Tony-winning play 'All the Way' breaks Broadway sales record June 24, 2014

    Reuters: "All the Way," the Tony Award-winning drama starring Bryan Cranston as U.S. President Lyndon Johnson, broke a box office record when it grossed over $1.4 million in a week, more than any new straight play in Broadway history, producers said on Monday. The play by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan...
  • 'Jersey Boys' director Eastwood puts high value on cast, script June 19, 2014

    Reuters: Director Clint Eastwood saw three versions of the Tony Award winning musical before casting the film adaptation of "Jersey Boys," which charts the rise of 1960s pop-vocal group The Four Seasons from the mean streets of New Jersey to the top of the charts. With hit songs like "Sherry," "Rag...
  • Bryan Cranston, Audra McDonald early Tony Award winners June 9, 2014

    Reuters: Bryan Cranston captured the prize for best actor in a play on Sunday at the 68th annual Tony Awards, Broadway's top honors, and actress Audra McDonald made history, winning her sixth Tony as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill." With her best actress award, McDonald became...
  • The Tony Awards will be a knockout -- literally June 8, 2014

    New York: The competition at the Tony Awards is fierce every year, but this time promises to be positively brutal: A fight will actually break out onstage. Sunday's telecast will feature the usual black ties, soaring songs and gentle jokes - and an eye-popping boxing match between Rocky Balboa and Apollo...
  • Hugh Jackman excited about Broadway return, Tony duties May 9, 2014

    New York: Hugh Jackman is jacked to host the Tony Awards for the third time, but he's also looking forward to being onstage for a longer stint in the near future. "I'm going back to Broadway. I'm doing a play called `The River,' a Jez Butterworth play. So I'm really looking...
  • Hollywood stars get little love at Tony Award nominations April 30, 2014

    New York: It was a brutal Tuesday morning for some A-list stars on Broadway. Snubbed for Tony Award nominations were Denzel Washington, James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Michelle Williams, Orlando Bloom, Ethan Hawke, Zach Braff, Billy Crudup, Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig. Daniel Radcliffe struck out for his third consecutive Broadway show. Neil...
  • Tony Award-winning actress Phyllis Frelich dies April 14, 2014

    Phyllis Frelich, a Tony Award-winning deaf actress who starred in the Broadway version of "Children of a Lesser God," has died. She was 70. Frelich, died Thursday at their home in Temple City, Calif., her husband, Robert Steinberg, said. She suffered from a rare degenerative neurological disease called progressive supranuclear palsy,...
  • Actor Hugh Jackman to host Tony Awards for the fourth time February 12, 2014

    Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman will return to host the 68th annual Tony Awards, which honors the best of Broadway, organizers said on Tuesday. It will be the fourth time Jackman will emcee the ceremony on June 8 from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, where it will be broadcast...
  • 'Once' crowned best musical at the Tony Awards June 11, 2012

    New York: The bittersweet musical 'Once' captured the hearts of Tony Award voters on Sunday night, winning eight trophies and earning bragging rights as the top musical on Broadway, even as most shows came away with at least something to crow about. "It's just amazing," said Cristin Milioti, the female lead...
  • 'Book of Mormon' wins big at the Tony Awards June 13, 2011

    New York: The profane and hysterical "The Book of Mormon" took home nine Tony Awards on Sunday including the prize for best musical, a considerable achievement for a pair of first-time Broadway playwrights known more for their raunchy cartoons featuring potty-mouthed kids. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of the Emmy...
  • Zeta-Jones, Johansson win big at Tony Awards June 14, 2010

    London: Hollywood stars like Scarlett Johansson, Denzel Washington and Catherine Zeta-Jones scooped up major honours at this year's Tony awards. Johansson, who attended the 64th annual theatre event with husband Ryan Reynolds, picked up the trophy for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role in A View From...