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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 »

Sean Hayes Will Host Tony Awards

But will his performance be convincing enough for 'Newsweek' critic?

(Newser) - Sean Hayes is a Broadway newcomer, but he's nominated for a Tony for lead actor in a musical—and he'll be hosting the award ceremony as well. Today's announcement comes in the wake of the controversy over Newsweek critic Ramin Setoodeh's dismissal of the openly gay Hayes' ability to play... More »

Actress Blasts 'Homophobic' Newsweek

Kristin Chenoweth defends 'Promises, Promises' co-star Sean Hayes

(Newser) - Sean Hayes made his Broadway debut shortly after officially coming out , and his performance has drawn mixed reviews, a Tony nomination—and one scathing notice from Ramin Setoodeh of Newsweek . Setoodeh, who is gay, called Hayes "the big pink elephant in the room" and deemed his performance as a... More »

ScarJo Up for a Tony

This year's nominees a high-profile bunch

(Newser) - Gone are the days when non-Broadway fans had never heard of any Tony Award nominees: This year, Denzel Washington, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Kelsey Grammer are all up for honors. Washington and Law are nominated for best actor performances in plays (Fences and Hamlet) while Zeta-Jones and Grammer are... More »

Emmys Line Up Harris to Host

Mother star moves to TV after hosting Tonys

(Newser) - Neil Patrick Harris is likely to be the host of the next Emmy Awards ceremony, sources tell Variety. The How I Met Your Mother star is in negotiations with CBS and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to front the broadcast Sept. 20. Harris was a hit hosting the... More »

Highs and Lows of the Tonys

From the three Billys to a lost Dolly Parton

(Newser) - The 2009 Tony awards were not without their laughs—and gaffes. The LA Times outlines the best and worst of Broadway's biggest night.
  • Dolly Parton was a crowd-pleaser during the show's opening number, but later appeared accidentally, and uncomfortably, on the stage when she lost out on the music and
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