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2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Live at the Beacon Theatre

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Final Tony Vids! Mark Rylance on His Poetic Podium Moment & John Larroquette on His Shiny New Dressing Room Fan

Final Tony Vids! Mark Rylance on His Poetic Podium Moment & John Larroquette on His Shiny New Dressing Room Fan

After exiting the stage of the Beacon Theatre with their newly acquired Tony Awards in hand, this year’s Award winners spent some time sharing their excitement with the Broadway press, and  Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek was on hand to spend a moment with stars like Best Actor in a Play Mark Rylance and Best Featured Actor in a ...

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Joan Rivers and the E! Fashion Police Name Frances McDormand's Tony Fashion Violation Worst of Week

Joan Rivers and the E! Fashion Police Name Frances McDormand's Tony Fashion Violation Worst of Week

Joan Rivers took on the buzzed-about Tony night fashion of winner Frances McDormand on her weekly E! show Fashion Police, naming the denim-and-stripes get-up the worst fashion violation of the week. 

"The invitation must have said, 'Wear whatever the hell you feel like,'" Rivers joked. "When I look at that picture, I feel like Justin Bieber looking at a vagina ...

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Cheers & Tears! Backstage at the Tonys with Normal Heart Winners Ellen Barkin and John Benjamin Hickey

Cheers & Tears! Backstage at the Tonys with Normal Heart Winners Ellen Barkin and John Benjamin Hickey

Shortly after delivering their emotional acceptance speeches on the stage of the Beacon Theatre, this year’s Tony winners headed backstage, awards in tow, to chat with members of the press. Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek was delighted to share the moment with these fortunate few, including two winners from Best Revival The Normal Heart, Best Featured Actor and Actress ...

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Brooke Shields on Her Tony Night Snafu: ‘I Felt Like I Was Having an Aneurysm’

Brooke Shields on Her Tony Night Snafu: ‘I Felt Like I Was Having an Aneurysm’

Screwing up on live TV is an actor’s worst nightmare, and it’s exactly what happened to Broadway vet Brooke Shields at the Tony Awards on June 12. During the show’s hilarious opening number, “Broadway: It’s Not Just For Gays Anymore!” host Neil Patrick Harris headed into the crowd to enlist some singing help from A-listers in ...

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You Really Like Her! Beautiful ‘Bumblebee’ Nikki M. James Named Best Tony Speechmaker

You Really Like Her! Beautiful ‘Bumblebee’ Nikki M. James Named Best Tony Speechmaker

After a Tony Awards ceremony filled with eloquent words and emotional tears, who could possibly choose a favorite acceptance speech? Broadway.com readers, that’s who!

The clear victor, snapping up 41% of the votes, was a first-time Tony winner who took home a Best Featured Actress trophy for her role in The Book of Mormon, Nikki M. James. An ...

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Competing with NBA Finals, 2011 Tony Ratings Down Slightly

Competing with NBA Finals, 2011 Tony Ratings Down Slightly

During his acceptance speech at the 2011 Tony Awards, John Benjamin Hickey joked that his mother had better be watching him and not the Dallas Mavericks. Presenter Chris Rock jokingly groused about missing the NBA final in which Dallas took the championship over the Miami Heat. In the end, overall ratings for the 2011 Tony telecast were down slightly, with ...

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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Write Neil Patrick Harris' Rap-tastic Tony Closing Number

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Write Neil Patrick Harris' Rap-tastic Tony Closing Number

While theater fans were enjoying Neil Patrick Harris do a bang-up job hosting the 65th annual Tony Awards ceremony, Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda was having a far less glamorous time hammering out the closing number in the basement of the Beacon Theatre with his In the Heights director Thomas Kail. Using the live three-hour event as a fodder for a ...

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They've Got It! They're Flaunting It! Chatting Up Broadway's Best on the Tony Red Carpet

They've Got It! They're Flaunting It! Chatting Up Broadway's Best on the Tony Red Carpet

Before heading into the Beacon Theatre for the 65th annual Tony Awards, Broadway's best walked a stretch of Amsterdam Avenue converted into a rockin' red carpet. (See pics!) The stars talked up their shows, revealed how they get gloriously glamorous and explained why the Tony Awards mean so much. Find out which nominee was wearing her own bling, which ...

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Party Time! Normal Heart Stars, Chris Rock and More Hobnob at the Post-Show Tony Ball

Party Time! Normal Heart Stars, Chris Rock and More Hobnob at the Post-Show Tony Ball
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After the Tony trophies were handed out, it was time for the stars to party! When the celebs left the Tony ceremony at the Beacon Theatre, they headed down to the Plaza Hotel for the annual Tony Ball. Dressed to the nines, this year's winners (including Frances McDormand, John Benjamin Hickey, John Larroquette and Nikki M. James), nominees and ...

Broadway’s Bold and Beautiful: Our Top Five Tony Fashion Favorites

Broadway’s Bold and Beautiful: Our Top Five Tony Fashion Favorites

The 2011 Tony Awards have been handed out and the endless discussions of who won and who didn’t are well underway, but we’re equally concerned with the really important awards night news: the fashion! Who wore what, and who wore it best? This is the true drama of Broadway. Long sleeves and dramatic draping were all the rage ...

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