Tony-winner Chuck Cooper cheers Tony-nominee daughter, Lilli

Entertainment 05/28/19, 09:30

If rising Broadway star Lilli Cooper needs a bit of career advice, she knows where to turn: Her father has been there, seen that and done that.Cooper, who earned her first Tony Award nomination this month in "Tootsie," is the daughter of Chuck Cooper, the Tony-winning actor of 15 Broadway ...

Charlottesville drama teacher to get special Tony Award

Entertainment 05/23/19, 13:14

The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, who has encouraged her students to explore their differences and heal rifts, especially following a deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in the city.Madeline Michel from Monticello High School will receive the 2019 ...

Select list of nominees for 2019 Tony Awards

Entertainment 04/30/19, 08:36

Select nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards, announced Tuesday.Best Musical: "Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations," ''Beetlejuice," ''Hadestown," ''The Prom," ''Tootsie"Best Play: "Choir Boy," ''The Ferryman," ''Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus," ''Ink," ''What the Constitution Means to Me"Best Book of a Musical: "Ain't Too ...

Broadway tunes in for Tony Award nominations

Entertainment 04/30/19, 00:04

The theater world will be up early and listening carefully on Tuesday morning: Bebe Neuwirth and Brandon Victor Dixon are announcing Tony Award nominations — and it promises to be a nail-biter.With no Broadway show dominating the conversation as in the past with musicals like "Hamilton" or "Dear Evan Hansen," ...

Tony Award nominations Tuesday promise plenty of nail-biting

Entertainment 04/29/19, 15:45

Unlike in previous years, Tony Award nominations will be announced Tuesday morning amid plenty of uncertainty, at least in the top category for the best new musical.Will the exuberant but youthful-skewing "Be More Chill" lead the pack? Or will the adult "Hadestown," with a fresh twist on an ancient story? ...

Update: Musical about town post-9/11 wins London award

Entertainment 04/07/19, 15:19

The Latest on the Olivier Awards honoring London stage productions (all times local):9:10 p.m."Come From Away" has been named best new musical at Britain's Olivier stage awards.Actress Sally Field, from left, actors Kyle Soller and Bill Pullman pose for photographers backstage at the Olivier Awards in London, Sunday, April 7, ...

John Leguizamo to tour with his ‘Latin History for Morons’

Entertainment 04/01/19, 07:01

John Leguizamo is taking his irreverent one-man comedy show about Latin history on the road.The comedian will kick off a 12-state U.S. tour of his "Latin History for Morons" with a two-night stand at the Apollo Theater in New York starting June 20.He'll then visit New Jersey, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, ...

James Corden returns to host the 2019 Tony Awards

Entertainment 03/19/19, 10:20

James Corden is returning to host the 73rd annual Tony Awards.The American Theatre Wing on Tuesday announced that the host of CBS' "The Late Late Show" will preside over Broadway's biggest night which honors the season's best plays and musicals. Corden previously hosted the 70th annual Tonys.Corden won a Tony ...

How Kelli O’Hara honors her late friend onstage every night

Entertainment 03/15/19, 10:24

Kelli O'Hara was devastated by the recent death of fellow Broadway veteran Marin Mazzie.So she decided to honor her friend quietly onstage as she performs one of Mazzie's old roles in the latest revival of "Kiss Me, Kate."O'Hara wears the same hat Mazzie did when she made her nightly entrance ...

Effervescent ‘Hello, Dolly!’ icon Carol Channing mourned

Entertainment 01/15/19, 16:59

Tributes from stars like Kristin Chenoweth and Bette Midler poured in to honor the life and career of Carol Channing, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway and beyond. She died Tuesday at ...

Kathleen Turner to make Metropolitan Opera debut

Entertainment 10/11/18, 10:28

One of the acting's most distinctive voices will make an unexpected Metropolitan Opera debut.Kathleen Turner, known for words that smoke rather than shimmer, is joining the cast of Gaetano Donizetti's "The Daughter of the Regiment" in the non-singing role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp, the Met said Thursday.She received an ...

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