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IDINA MENZEL-OSCARS 2014

The Oscars have always had a soft spot for Broadway and their stars because of how Broadway has shaped the movie industry and acting as an art form. As many of you know, the legendary Babra Striesshand performed last year and I couldn’t be happier (simply couldn’t be happier…) that today it was announced that Idina Menzel will perform, representing the nominated animated film we all have probably seen atleast once in theatres, FROZEN! Which means an expected breath taking performance of “Let it Go”! I couldn’t be happier for Idina Menzel, who has worked all her life to recieve the success she has today! I cannot wait!

Mark your calenders for March 2nd!

AHHHHHH 😀

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‘Kinky Boots’ Performers Have Amazing Response To Macy’s Day Parade Outrage

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Sometimes people do things that leave me speechless. This is one of them. I am utterly outraged, but thoughts aren’t easily coming together.

I will say this: if you cannot get to New York to see the musical, borrow the movie. It’s on Netflix. It’s fabulous, but without all of the AMAZING music of Cindy Lauper. And it’s based on a true story.

Homophobia reared its ugly head in response to the supposedly cheerful Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, as some Americans took to social media to criticize the performance of “Kinky Boots,” an award-winning Broadway musical about a shoe factory owner and a drag queen who work together to turn the family business around. The way the performers responded to the controversy, however, was priceless.

Despite the show’s wholesome themes of cooperation, tolerance and friendship, Twitter and Facebook quickly lit up with Americans decrying the performance of…

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The 2013 Tony Awards: Spectacle with Heart

The Theatre Eater

Neil Patrick Harris never fails to wow me when he hosts the Tony Awards. I was a huge fan of last year’s opening number (“What if Life Were More Like Theatre?”) and wondered how he would top it. Well top it, he did. The number relied less heavily on witty setups and overall concept than last year’s number, instead turning to massive dance numbers, sets, and stunts to open the show. The number worked well due its balance of over-the-top spectacle and subtly humorous lyrics. The number also featured an emotional climax when Neil stood alone on stage singing about the kids at home being inspired by the Tonys:

“There’s a kid in the middle of nowhere who’s sitting there living for Tony performances, singing and flipping along with the Pippins and Wickeds and Kinkys Matildas and Mormons’s, so it might reassure that kid, and do something to spur that…

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FAV TONY MOMENTS

Collage on my theatre Instagram @gobroadway of my favorite moments of the tony awards- all the performances, JANE LYNCH, the mic drop, insane opening number, Billy Porters hilarious speech and oh gosh everything but most important NPH FRENCH KISSING A DOG 😂

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“Kinky Boots” Wins At Feel-Good Tonys

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NEW YORK (AP) – On a feel-good night for Broadway, it was only natural that the Tony award go to its most feel-good musical, the joyous “Kinky Boots.” But most everything about Sunday’s Tony telecast was warmhearted, from inspiring speeches about the theatrical community to the inspired antics of Neil Patrick Harris, who should officially be awarded the host job on a permanent basis.

It was an especially happy night for female theater artists: In a rare feat, women took home both directing prizes, for a musical (Diane Paulus for the high-energy “Pippin” revival) and for a play (Pam MacKinnon for the searing revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”).

And Cyndi Lauper won best original score for “Kinky Boots,” a result that had many in the audience whooping with delight. “Girl, you’re gonna have fun tonight!” shouted presenter Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the “Modern Family” actor — a reference, of…

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Tony Awards 2013: Neil Patrick Harris Earns Raves As Host for Theater Prize Ceremony

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Neil Patrick Harris, Broadway standout and star of “How I Met Your Mother” on CBS, hosted the Tony Awards for the third time Sunday night and again brought in rave reviews.

The show is already renowned for its over-the-top musical numbers (this is a program based largely around Broadway musicals, mind you) and Harris brought his biting humor to the production, as evidenced by his sarcastic shout out to Shia LaBeouf, who left the cast of theater show “Orphans” earlier this year.

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Women Take Center Stage at the Tony Awards

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Women got their due at last night’s Tony Awards. For only the second time in history, two women directors took home the top prizes in their categories. And Cyndi Lauper became the first woman to win Best Original Score without a partner.  Despite being named for a woman — Antoinette Perry — the awards have not been particularly kind to women artists, particularly playwrights and directors. So last night’s director’s sweep lit up social media with many hailing the awards telecast a huge victory.

 
Diane Paulus wins TonyDiane Paulus (left) won the Best Director of a Musical for the circus act-themed Pippin, which has wowed critics across the board since it opened. Pam MacKinnon (below), who was nominated last year for Best Director of a Play for Clybourne Park, was given the trophy for her staging of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Both women are alums of Women’s Project Theater

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Tony Season Is Here

hopefully Neil Patrick Harris is hosting again! 🙂

F.A.M.E NYC Magazine

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The Emmys and Oscars in L.A have come and gone, but in NYC, we’re just gearing up.  Spring brings with it cherry blossoms in Central Park and a slew of new productions on Broadway that culminates with the Tony Awards.  This year the 67th annual award ceremony will air live on CBS on Sunday June 9 from Radio City Music Hall.  The eligibility cut-off date for 2012-2013 season is April 25 with the nominations to be announced on April 30. 

This month The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced its lifetime achievement recipients, which included Bernard “Bernie” Gersten, Executive Producer of Lincoln Center Theater, Scenic Designer Ming Cho Lee and Paul Libin, Executive Vice President of Jujamcyn Theatres.  In addition, theatergoers can view unique content from and about this season’s musicals and plays eligible to receive Tony Awards by visiting Spotlight On, a program, which includes plot summaries, interesting trivia, cast albums…

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