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De Niro Bleeped for Trump F-Bomb

The crowd gave him a standing ovation

(Newser) - With a bleep on live television and double fists raised in the air, Robert De Niro got the theater crowd on its feet at the Tony Awards with a rousing political introduction of his old friend Bruce Springsteen that was focused squarely elsewhere: on President Trump. De Niro, a staunch... More »

Musical That 'Makes Borders Disappear' Wins 10 Tonys

The Band's Visit left Harry Potter in 2nd place

(Newser) - The American, grown-up musical The Band's Visit outmuscled the acclaimed and sprawling British import Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for the most Tony Awards on Sunday, capturing 10 statuettes, including best musical, on a night where the theme of acceptance flowed through the telecast, the AP reports. The ... More »

Parkland Drama Teacher Gets a Big Honor

Melody Herzfeld will receive award at Tonys

(Newser) - During the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama teacher Melody Herzfeld hid from the shooter with 65 of her students. Next month, she'll be honored at the Tony Awards. Herzfeld will receive the Excellence in Theatre Education award at the New York... More »

Tony Nominations Good News for Tina Fey, Amy Schumer

'Mean Girls' adaptation grabs a dozen; Schumer up for best actress

(Newser) - Tina Fey's musical Mean Girls, which she adapted from her much-beloved and oft-quoted 2004 high school comedy movie, and the goofy undersea cartoon adaptation SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical lead the Tony Award nominations with a dozen nods each. A British revival of Angels in America, Tony Kushner's... More »

Dear Evan Hansen Wins Big at Tonys

Musical about young outsiders picks up 6 awards

(Newser) - Dear Evan Hansen, a touching, heartfelt musical about young outsiders, has won the biggest theater popularity contest—winning the best new musical trophy at the Tony Awards along with five other statuettes, including best score, book, and top actor honors for Ben Platt. The show came into the night as... More »

Hamilton Scores Near-Record 11 Tonys

It was an emotional night on Broadway

(Newser) - Hamilton, the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, won the 2016 Tony Award for best new musical, capping an emotional night in which many in the Broadway community rallied to embrace the LGBT community after a shooting at a gay Florida nightclub , the AP reports. Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical biography... More »

Hamilton Makes Broadway History With 16 Tony Nods

No one's really surprised that Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical is leading the pack

(Newser) - The megahit musical Hamilton has grabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another notch in the show's march into theatrical history. Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop-flavored biography about the first US treasury secretary broke the 15-nominations record Tuesday held by The Producers and... More »

Fun Home Makes History at Tony Awards

'Curious Incident' also had a great night

(Newser) - The poignant and groundbreaking coming-of-age show Fun Home was named best musical at the Tony Awards, one of five big trophies it won on the way to making history for its composing team. The show, based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel memoir about growing up with a closeted dad... More »

American in Paris, Fun Home Lead Tony Nominations

Each gets 12 nods

(Newser) - The musicals An American in Paris and Fun Home each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations today, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season. One side is sunny—the dance-heavy stage adaptation of the 1951 musical film choreographed by Gene Kelly—and the other moody—the dark... More »

Audra Didn't Need Meds? Well, My Kid Does

Belinda Luscombe on how helpful ADHD meds have been for her son

(Newser) - As she accepted her record sixth Tony , Audra McDonald thanked her parents "for disobeying the doctors’ orders and not medicating the hyperactive girl." Which didn't sit well with Belinda Luscombe. Luscombe has kids and she hopes they someday thank her, too. "Here’s the thing though.... More »

History Was Made at the Tonys

Audra McDonald becomes most decorated actress

(Newser) - Audra McDonald has become the Tony Awards' most decorated actress last night when she won her sixth Tony for portraying Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. The win put the singer and actress ahead of five-time winners Angela Lansbury and the late Julie Harris for... More »

Top Tony Nominees: Gentleman's Guide, Hedwig

'Snubs' also make waves as nominations announced

(Newser) - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, a musical romp in which a poor man comically eliminates the eight heirs ahead of him for a title, has nabbed a leading 10 Tony Award nominations. Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a cult off-Broadway hit that this season stars Neil Patrick... More »

5 Biggest Talkers From Last Night's Tony Awards

Neil Patrick Harris hosts for 4th time

(Newser) - Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Tony Awards for the fourth time last night, so needless to say, there were quite a few entertaining moments. One came right at the beginning, when NPH opened the show with a big musical number ... involving Mike Tyson, who brought big cheers and, Mashable concludes,... More »

Most Tony Nods: Cyndi Lauper-Scored Kinky Boots

Tom Hanks also snags a nomination for 'Lucky Guy'

(Newser) - The Cyndi Lauper-scored Kinky Boots has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import Matilda: The Musical close behind with 12. Kinky Boots is based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in fetish footwear; Lauper's... More »

Once Scoops Up 8 Tonys

'Falling Slowly' romance grabs Best Musical, Performance, Book, Design

(Newser) - The come-from-behind Broadway hit Once won a Tony Award—but it didn't just do it once. The sweet reverie based on the 2006 movie about the unlikely love affair between a Czech flower seller and Dublin street musician took home eight Tonys, including wins for Best New Musical, Best... More »

Columbo Star Peter Falk Dead at 83

Actor won four Emmys for his portrayal of the popular TV detective

(Newser) - Actor Peter Falk, best known as frumpy detective Columbo on the long-running TV series of the same name, died yesterday in Beverly Hills, reports CBS News . He was 83. Falk won four Emmys for his portrayal of the LA detective he played from 1971 to 1978 and off-and-on from 1989... More »

Tony Awards Snub Hollywood

Daniel Radcliffe, other big names miss out on nominations

(Newser) - Last year's Tony Awards saw a plethora of Hollywood winners— to the annoyance of some —but this year looks to be a different story. Quite a few big names were skipped over when nominations were announced today, most notably former frontrunner Daniel Radcliffe for How to Succeed in ... More »

Dear Scarlett: You're Ruining Broadway

It's time to oust Hollywood stars from the theater

(Newser) - After last night’s Tony travesty—Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones both won awards?!—Natasha Vargas-Cooper can no longer stay silent. “Hollywood actresses need to stay the hell away from the theater,” she writes on Salon . “Those women belong to the world of perfect studio lighting,... More »

Tony Awards: the Best, the Worst, the Hottest

Poor Katie Holmes needs a better dress fitter

(Newser) - The Tony Awards were full of bright colors, from Lea Michele’s stunning yellow gown (good) to Angela Lansbury’s blinding red one (bad). Check out some of the best and worst dressed in the gallery, or for more, visit Radar . For last night's winners (Hollywood dominated!) click here... More »

Denzel Washington Wins 1st Tony Award

Scarlett Johansson, VIola Davis, Catherine Zeta-Jones Prevail

(Newser) - Denzel Washington won his first Tony Award tonight for his performance in August Wilson's Fences, and Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones joined the Hollywood-to-Tony parade by picking up statuettes of their own. Best play Red and best musical Memphis also enjoyed big nights, the AP reports . More »

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