Best and Worst Moments of the Tony Awards

With Joaquina Kalukango’s high notes and Billy Crystal’s lowbrow jokes, the Tonys celebrated Broadway’s return after a tumultuous season.

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‘A Strange Loop’ Wins Best Musical as Tonys Celebrate Broadway’s Return

“The Lehman Trilogy” won best play, “Company” won best musical revival and “Take Me Out” won best revival of a play at the 75th Tony Awards.

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Tony Award Winners 2022: Updating List

The Tony Awards are being held Sunday at Radio City Music Hall.

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Ariana DeBose on Hosting the Tonys: ‘Whatever We Do Is Going to Be Fun’

The Broadway ensemble member turned Oscar winner vows that the ceremony will celebrate the often unsung actors who have stepped in so often during the pandemic.

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Ruth Negga Thinks Lady Macbeth Is Misunderstood

The actress, nominated for a Tony Award for her magnetic performance in “Macbeth,” is drawn to female characters who challenge the status quo.

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Portraits of the 2022 Tony Nominees

As Broadway embarked on its road to recovery, these 45 theater artists helped pave the way.

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‘MJ’: Dancing the Pain, and Dancing the Pain Away

What is the role of choreography on Broadway? Two musicals, “MJ” and “A Strange Loop,” shed light on the dancing body.

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Hugh Jackman Is Having Fun Playing as ‘Arrogant as You Possibly Can’

“There’s something about this show that buoys me up with an energy that I didn’t think I had,” the Tony nominee said of “The Music Man.”

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Myles Frost Stars as Michael Jackson in ‘MJ’ on Broadway

Just five years after he performed as Michael Jackson at a high school talent show, Myles Frost is making his debut in a Broadway musical about the King of Pop.

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The Twisting Trail to the Tonys: ‘Can You Believe That We’re Here?’

At times it felt like a game of survival. But during a Broadway season unlike any other, productions showed their resourcefulness while learning how to live with Covid.

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LaChanze, a Tony Nominee, Is Casting Herself in New Roles

The veteran actress, nominated for her work in “Trouble in Mind,” is championing Black artists, producing on Broadway and relishing being cast as the love interest.

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Let Actors Act

Good performers are able to find a way to portray people who are not like themselves.

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Billy Crystal, “A Strange Loop” and More to Perform in a Broadway Event

Billy Crystal, Shoshana Bean and performers from “Company,” “MJ,” “A Strange Loop,” “Six” and other Tony-nominated shows will share songs and stories.

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‘A Strange Loop’ Nominated for 11 Tonys as Broadway Lauds Comeback

“The Lehman Trilogy,” as well as revivals of “Company” and “For Colored Girls,” led in their respective categories as the industry tries to recover from the long pandemic shutdown.

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Tony Awards Nominees 2022: Full List

On Monday, the nominees for the 75th Tony Awards were announced. The ceremony will take place on June 12 on CBS and Paramount+.

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Robert Morse, Impish Tony-Winning Comedy Star, Is Dead at 90

He dazzled as a charming corporate schemer in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” His later triumphs included a memorable role on “Mad Men.”

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Tony Awards to Announce Prizes in June at Radio City Music Hall

The 75th ceremony, honoring plays and musicals staged on Broadway, resumes its traditional calendar after a few years of pandemic disruption.

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How a Broadway Producer Spends His Sundays

Theater may be struggling, but Ron Simons is committed to opening his next show, “For Colored Girls,” this spring.

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How BD Wong Spent Tony Awards Sunday

The actor, a recent transplant to Brooklyn, navigates his new neighborhood while dealing with the chaos of red carpet prep.

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And the Award for Best Actor in a Tux Goes to …

If a Broadway return heralded by the 74th Tony Awards suggested it’s time to suit up again, the live show pointed to a dress code with very few don’ts.

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For a Broadway Torn by a Pandemic, a Split-Personalities Tonys

The streaming part of the ceremony actually did a better job conveying the electricity of being in a theater than the CBS special billed as “Broadway’s Back!”

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The Best and Worst Moments of the Tony Awards

Despite an evening split between streaming and TV, the message on Sunday night was clear: Broadway is back.

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‘Slave Play’ Is Returning to Broadway

The play, which had been nominated for 12 Tony Awards, will return to Broadway in November.

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‘Moulin Rouge!’ and ‘The Inheritance’ Take Top Honors at Tony Awards

The ceremony, held for the first time in more than two years, honored shows that opened before the pandemic and tried to lure crowds back to Broadway.

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Tony Awards: What to Expect and How to Watch Tonight

Most of the awards are being streamed at 7 p.m. Eastern on Paramount+, followed by a 9 p.m. musical theater concert (including three big prizes) broadcast on CBS.

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Elizabeth I. McCann, Tony-Winning Broadway Producer, Is Dead at 90

In a career that began in 1976, she brought more than 60 productions to the New York stage, including “Equus,” “Amadeus” and the work of Edward Albee.

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Micki Grant, Groundbreaking Broadway Composer, Dies at 92

With “Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope,” she became the first woman to write the book, music and lyrics of a Broadway musical.

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Broadway Power Brokers Pledge Diversity Changes as Theaters Reopen

To address Black artists’ concerns, the pact calls for forgoing all-white creative teams, renaming theaters for Black artists and establishing diversity rules for the Tonys.

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Primary Day in N.Y.C.: Where the Races Stand

The voting is over, but many races remain undecided. As absentee ballots and ranked-choice votes are processed, here’s the situation.

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Karla Burns, Who Broke a ‘British Tonys’ Color Barrier, Dies at 66

Her Olivier Award was for her signature role as Queenie in “Show Boat,” a part that once earned a Tony nomination. She later lost her voice in surgery and fought to regain it.

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A Chance to Fix the Tonys, and So Many Things to Fix

It has been a tough year for Broadway. Now it’s time to get tough on the show that too often honors investors instead of achievers.

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Broadway’s Tony Awards, Delayed by Pandemic, Set for September

Most of the prizes will be announced on the Paramount+ streaming service, followed by a starry concert celebrating Broadway on CBS television.

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How Scott Rudin Wielded Power in Show Business

For decades, the producer has cultivated and castigated people at all levels of entertainment. Now his past is catching up with him.

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A Theater Photographer Senses a Broadway Bloom

For Sara Krulwich, who has shot productions for The New York Times for more than two decades, a series of recent assignments hinted at an industry revival.

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The ‘Sentimental Excess’ of Sarah Stiles

The actor, who stars in the Netflix series ‘The Crew’ and is a regular on ‘Billions,’ is like a slightly goofy sitcom neighbor with an otherworldly home.

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Roger Berlind, 90, Dies; Broadway Impresario Who Amassed 25 Tonys

He played a role in producing more than 100 plays and musicals. And while he kept an eye on the bottom line, he could be seduced by sheer artistry.

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Rebecca Luker, a Broadway Star for Three Decades, Dies at 59

Her Broadway career, fueled by her crystal-clear operatic soprano, brought her Tony Award nominations for “Show Boat,” “The Music Man” and “Mary Poppins.”

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Ming Cho Lee, Fabled Set Designer, Is Dead at 90

His work in theater, dance and opera helped redefine American stage design.

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Jeremy O. Harris, Author of ‘Slave Play,’ on the Show’s Record Haul

Twelve nominations, including one for Best Play, is an encouraging sign: “It feels very invigorating that the community wants to have this conversation right now.”

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Full List of the 2020 Tony Award Nominees

The 74th annual Tony nominations were announced at noon.

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Live Tony Award 2020 Nominations Tracker

In a season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, only 18 shows were eligible for awards. The ceremony is expected to take place in December or January.

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Tony Awards Ceremony Will Go Ahead, Online

Decision comes after months of uncertainty following a Broadway shutdown that kept many shows from opening.

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No Tony Awards Show? Make Your Own With These Great Moments

Miranda’s rap. Rylance’s poems. Jackman’s pelvis. And a brassy reunion for Bea Arthur and Angela Lansbury. Now set your clock for “Turkey Lurkey Time.”

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‘Not Just for Gays’: The Year the Tonys Dared to Go There

How Adam Schlesinger and his writing partner created what may be the most outrageous opening number the broadcast has ever seen.

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