Tony Takedown. Broadway Sneak Peek! Bombshell! The Week in NY Theater

Here is the list of winners of the 2015 Tony Awards.

Here is a seven-minute video of highlights of the three hour broadcast.

Entire 3 1/2 minutes on Tonys to Best Play nominees — less than half the time given to EACH musical


Here is the most spot-on criticism of the Tony broadcast:  Why are the Tony Awards so afraid of the Tony Awards?

Also: The Dramatists Guild writes a protest letter to CBS about major Tony Awards for writing being presented off-camera.


Highlights from the Bombshell concert at the Minskoff: The cast of the TV series Smash reunited to perform the songs from the show-within-the-show about the life of Marilyn Monroe. Much talk afterwards of where next — the Hollywood Bowl? Broadway?



Broadway Fall 2015 — Sneak Peek

Week in New York Theater Reviews

10 Out of 12

My review of 10 out of 12

Anne Washburn’s ambitious, amusing and exasperating backstage play set during a technical rehearsal…doesn’t seem to be intended as an entertainment nor even an education about backstage life so much as it is a painstaking effort to re-create it — to have the theatergoers feel what it’s like to be part of a tech rehearsal. To that end, each theatergoer is given a headset so that we can listen in on the headset conversations between (the actors portraying) the stage manager and lighting and sound designers and the crew, a standard means of backstage communication….Some of the impromptu actions and interactions are odd and amusing….Both waiting and tedium are in abundance in Washburn’s play, which clocks in at close to three hours

Full review of 10 out of 12

The Week in New York Theater News


The Visit has closed June 14.



Gigi is closing June 21.

No sooner do I put together a Broadway Fall 2015 Preview Guide than I have to add to it:

Experimental theater director Ivo van Hove’s production of Miller’s A View from The Bridge to open at Broadway’s Lyceum Nov. 12. This marks the director’s Broaday debut.


Judith Light to join Keira Knightley in Therese Raquin. The cast will also include Gabriel Ebert and Matt Ryan.  It opens Oct 29 at Studio 54.


Sierra Boggess  will play the school principal in School of Rock, starring Alex Brightmanr, opening December 6


Colin Quinn will be bemoaning the fall of his hometown in his solo show “The New York Story” directed by Jerry Seinfeld, at the Cherry Lane July 9-Aug 16

Prodigal Son by John Patrick Shanley, about a violent gifted Bronx teen placed in a prep school in New Hampshire, opens February 9, 2016 at Manhattan Theatre Club, directed by Moritz v Stuelpnagel (Hand to God.)

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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