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2015 Tony Award Nominations - What's Eligible, What SHOULD Be Nominate

What’s easiest to predict about the Tonys this year is the predictions and objections will start as soon as the nominations are announced, which this year is on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. But why wait? Here is the list of eligible shows in four categories,…
What's easiest to predict about the Tonys this year is the predictions and objections will start as soon as the nominations are announced, which this year is on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. But why wai...
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The Visit on Broadway with Chita Rivera

When the wealthiest woman in the world returns to her bankrupt hometown in The Visit, reactions range from “Her dress, her jewels…like a great film star!” to “half-Jewish, half-gypsy, 100% illegitimate: All her money won’t erase those stains” to “She’s…
When the wealthiest woman in the world returns to her bankrupt hometown in The Visit, reactions range from “Her dress, her jewels…like a great film star!” to “half-Jewish, half-gypsy, 100% illegiti...
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Something Rotten on Broadway

Something Rotten opens tonight at the St. James Theatre starring Brian d’Arcy James as a Elizabethan age playwright and Christian Borle as his rival, William Shakespeare. There is at least one musical number early in Something Rotten that thoroughly…
Something Rotten opens tonight at the St. James Theatre starring Brian d'Arcy James as a Elizabethan age playwright and Christian Borle as his rival, William Shakespeare. There is at least one musi...
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Watch #MakeItFair Video: Celebrity entertainers promote gender equality in the arts

Seventy women including Rita Wilson, Mamie Gummer and Kathleen Chalfant promote gender equality in the arts and entertainment through this three-minute #MakeItFair Video. (They sing at the end)
Seventy women including Rita Wilson, Mamie Gummer and Kathleen Chalfant promote gender equality in the arts and entertainment through this three-minute #MakeItFair Video. (They sing at the end)
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2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and finalists, will be announced at 3 p.m. today. Previous winners: 2014: The Flick by Annie Baker 2013: Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar 2012: Water By the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes 2011: Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris 2010:…
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and finalists, will be announced at 3 p.m. today. Previous winners: 2014: The Flick by Annie Baker 2013: Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar 2012: Water By the Spoonful by Quiara...
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Fun Home on Broadway

“My Dad and I both grew up in the same small Pennsylvania town. And he was gay and I was gay,” Alison explains in the remarkable musical Fun Home.  “And he killed himself, and I … became a lesbian cartoonist.” Those are the bare facts of Alison Bechdel’s…
“My Dad and I both grew up in the same small Pennsylvania town. And he was gay and I was gay," Alison explains in the remarkable musical Fun Home.  “And he killed himself, and I … became a lesbian ...
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Airline Highway on Broadway

Airline Highway, Lisa D’Amour’s loving look at the makeshift family of misfits that hang out at a seedy motel along the old Airline Highway in New Orleans, is not a musical, but it is full of music. The characters often break out into song — and the play…
Airline Highway, Lisa D’Amour’s loving look at the makeshift family of misfits that hang out at a seedy motel along the old Airline Highway in New Orleans, is not a musical, but it is full of music...
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2015 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Nominations for the 60th annual Drama Desk Awards, which honors achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway, will be announced at 2 p.m. today. The winners will be announced on May 31 in a ceremony at Town…
Nominations for the 60th annual Drama Desk Awards, which honors achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway, will be announced at 2 p.m. today. The wi...
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Doctor Zhivago on Broadway

I had hoped that a major benefit of winning the Cold War would be no longer having to sit through a show like Doctor Zhivago, a musical adaptation of Pasternak’s novel that presents the Russian Revolution largely as the story of a good-looking couple’s…
I had hoped that a major benefit of winning the Cold War would be no longer having to sit through a show like Doctor Zhivago, a musical adaptation of Pasternak’s novel that presents the Russian Rev...
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2015 Drama League Award Nominations

Below is the full list of the nominations for the 2015 Drama League Awards, which select winners in five competitive categories, and also give special awards. The winners will be announced Friday, May 15, 2015. Although founded way back in 1922, this is…
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2015 Outer Critics Circle Nominations

Nominations for the 66th annual Outer Critics Circle awards will be announced today starting at 11 a.m. in the following categories: OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY OUTSTANDING NEW…
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The King and I Reviews, Pics, Video

The King and I, starring Ken Watanabe and Kelli O’Hara, is the fifth Broadway production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about British schoolteacher Anna Leonowens, who becomes governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s,…
The King and I, starring Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara, is the fifth Broadway production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about British schoolteacher Anna Leonowens, who becomes governess to ...
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I'm a third-generation journalist whose smart phone is smarter than I am; I aim to catch up.  I work as a theater critic, editor and teacher.  I Tweet way too much. I am a freelance writer.
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