They seized the microphone like victorious sportscasters with rapid-fire thank-yous – and had much to be grateful for when their show Dear Evan Hansen won best musical of 2017.
There weren’t many surprises from this year’s Tony Awards ceremony, which handed “Dear Evan Hansen” its expected win for best new musical and saw major acting trophies go to Ben Platt (“Dear Evan Hansen”) and Bette Midler (“Hello, Dolly!”), both the front-runners in their categories. But there were still lessons to be learned. Here are the takeaways:
Dear Evan Hansen was the big winner at Sunday night’s Tony Awards, taking home six Tonys including Best Musical, Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musi ...
After nominees brought down the house with performances from Hamilton and The Color Purple, 2016’s Tony Awards were a tough act to follow. The 2017 Tony Awards, however, managed just fine with numbers from nine shows, a self-deprecating but hilarious opener from host Kevin Spacey, and “New York, New York” performed by Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., and the Radio City Rockettes.
Bette Midler, Sally Field, Kevin Spacey and more arrive at the 71st annual Tony Awards to celebrate the best on Broadway.
The ongoing “Hamilton” hype helped boost the 2016 Tony Awards to the show’s highest overnight rating in 15 years, growing 33% from last year’s show. The CBS telecast averaged a 6.8/11 in overnight metered markets, up from last year’s 5.1/8, which was one of the least-watched in the show’s history. The show notched a 1.6 rating in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic (up 60% from last year) and 8.7 million viewers, marking its largest audience since 2001.
The 70th Annual Tony Awards aired live Sunday night on CBS. View the list of winners.
Given the deep ties between Broadway and the LGBT community, the impact of the tragedy is expected to weigh heavily on tonight's ceremony, including the elimination of weapons from a 'Hamilton' musical number to be performed.
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In some ways, the 2016 Tony Awards nominations shook out exactly as expected, with “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop-culture phenomenon, dominating the conversation. But the May 3 announcement still provided plenty of plot twists for the theater industry to chatter over. Here are the nine biggest snubs and surprises:
The nominees reflect an extraordinarily diverse range of on- and offstage talent. Filling out the card for Best Musical are Waitress, marking the Broadway debut of pop singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles leading an all-female creative team; Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s bluegrass-inspired musical Bright Star; and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s return to hit form with his adaptation of School Of Rock, written with Downton Abbey author Julian Fellowes.
Lin Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo, Laura Benanti, Sara Bareilles, Megan Hilty and more are among the nominees to share their reactions to being nominated for Broadway’s biggest honor.
“Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical about America's founding fathers, wrote its own piece of history Tuesday morning by picking up 16 Tony Award nominations, breaking the record of 15 held by “Billy Elliot” in 2009 and “The Producers” in 2001.
Nominees for the 70th annual Tony Awards, honoring the best of Broadway, were announced on Tuesday
The two winners were announced the day before Tony nominations will be revealed.
Our picks for the major Tony Award nominees of 2016. 'Hamilton' isn't the only show in the game...
Now that we finally know what “Shuffle Along” is, Broadway can get down to what it does best: gossiping and prognosticating about awards season. With nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards set to be announced May 3, here are seven things to look out for on Tuesday morning.
“Shuffle Along” has been deemed a new musical in the upcoming Tony Awards race — thereby putting the freshly opened show, from a formidable team of creators and performers, in direct competition with “Hamilton.”