Tony Award Class of 2018. Broadway Summed Up. Performers with Disabilities Speak Out. THE Week in NY Theater

Do the Tony nominees feel like best friends from high school you’ve never actually met, given all the photographs and interviews and….celebrations over the past six weeks? It feels just like the last few weeks as a Senior. Graduation is this Sunday.

(Photographs from All 39 Tony Award nominees reveal their old headshots)

Broadway Season Summed Up.

Record-breaking, or song-and-dance statistics?

Broadway By The Numbers

New York Theater Quiz May 2018

June 2018 New York Theater openings

The Week in New York Theater Awards

Drama Desk Award Winners

Hailey Kilgore

Theater World Awards

Photographer Sara Krulwich receives a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater, the first journalist to be so honored. Here are a selection of her theater photographs,

Watch Stars From SpongeBob, Once On This Island, Mean Streets, Carousel Perform at Stars in the Alley

The Week in New York Theater Reviews

Boys in the Band characters dancing
Dancing The Madison in The Boys in the Band: Robin De Jesus, Michael Benjamin Washington, Andrew Rannells, Jim Parsons

The Boys in the Band

Fifty years after the Off-Broadway opening of Mart Crowley’s groundbreaking play about a group of gay men at a birthday party, “The Boys in the Band” is debuting on Broadway with an all-gay cast of A-list actors who make the play pop….Does the play traffic in stereotypes and depict characters who are self-loathing, as it’s long been accused of doing? Well, yes, especially in the second half. Yet, at the same time, helped by the alchemy of Joe Mantello’s smart direction and a stellar cast, the play can still feel daring, and its characters delightfully defiant.

The Week in New York Theater News

Escape to Margaritaville will play its final Broadway performance at the Marquis, July 1, 2018, after 29 preview and 124 regular performances.

Donna Murphy will play Dolly in Hello, Dolly on five successive Sunday matinees July 22-August 19 plus Monday August 20

Good news John Leguizamo fans. Netflix is taping “Latin History for Morons” at NJPAC June 28-30. You can attend…or wait until it’s online.

The 25 Best American Plays since Angels in America, according to New York Times critics.

Tim Federele, former Broadway dancer turned novelist about Broadway turned Broadway book writer, has been hired to write the High School Musical TV series in the works at Disney’s forthcoming streaming service.

 

RIP Allyn Ann McLerie, 91, actress, dancer, singer, who made her Broadway debut 75 years ago, performed in hits Where’s Charley, On the Town, West Side Story, then went on to a career on TV and in the movies.

 

I close with this photograph I took of Lea Salonga at the Theatre World Awards, just because…

Lea Salonga
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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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