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2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
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'Grateful and Humbled' Ellen Barkin Wins Best Featured Actress Tony for The Normal Heart

'Grateful and Humbled' Ellen Barkin Wins Best Featured Actress Tony for The Normal Heart

Ellen Barkin became the first actor to win a 2011 Tony Award, taking home the Best Featured Actress in a Play trophy for her Broadway debut performance as Dr. Emma Brookner in the current revival of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart.

Calling her win “the proudest moment in my career,” the movie star-turned-theater actress said, “I am so grateful ...

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Neil Patrick Harris Raps! Read the Full Closing Tony Tongue-Twister by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Neil Patrick Harris Raps! Read the Full Closing Tony Tongue-Twister by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Just when everyone thought the 2011 Tony Awards were done (on time!), host Neil Patrick Harris presented viewers with a lovely going-away gift: a lengthy rap re-capping the show's highlights, from Nikki James' bumblebee speech to Larry Kramer's emotional win for The Normal Heart. As Harris was delivering the rap, the end credits revealed that Tony winner Lin-Manuel ...

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Susan Blackwell Invites Arcadia Tony Nominee Billy Crudup into the Kitchen for Some Serious Side by Side Cooking

Susan Blackwell Invites Arcadia Tony Nominee Billy Crudup into the Kitchen for Some Serious Side by Side Cooking

Something's cooking between Tony-nominated Arcadia star Billy Crudup and Broadway.com's Susan Blackwell! No, the duo isn't romantically involved. Blackwell recently invited the dashing Crudup over to her apartment to whip up some baked goods. Crudup's choice? His Grandma Mimi's delicious fudge pie ("not a euphemism") recipe. While the pie cooks, Blackwell and Crup talk ...

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Anything Goes Star Sutton Foster on Her 10-Year Plan, Tony Dress Torture & Unpadded Butt

Anything Goes Star Sutton Foster on Her 10-Year Plan, Tony Dress Torture & Unpadded Butt

Before ever setting foot on stage as Reno Sweeney in the latest revival of Anything Goes, Sutton Foster stopped by Broadway.com's studio to chat with Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek on Show People about taking on the iconic role. One (more!) Tony nomination later, Foster is back in the hot seat to talk about this overwhelming awards season. The famously ...

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Tony Nominee Chat: Motherf**er Yul Vazquez Talks ‘Blazing Trails and Breaking Furniture’ on Broadway

Tony Nominee Chat: Motherf**er Yul Vazquez Talks ‘Blazing Trails and Breaking Furniture’ on Broadway

Tony night is drawing ever nearer, and Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek checked in with the current nominees soon after they got the news they’d be walking this year’s red carpet. Yul Vazquez, who is up for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in The Motherf**er With the Hat, shared the even filthier title ...

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Tony Nominee Chat: Bengal Tiger's Arian Moayed Doesn't Want to Clash with Al Pacino on the Red Carpet

Tony Nominee Chat: Bengal Tiger's Arian Moayed Doesn't Want to Clash with Al Pacino on the Red Carpet

As the Tony nominees ready to head to the Beacon Theatre for Broadway's biggest night on June 12, Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek caught up with this year's actors to chat about the honor. Arian Moayed scored a Best Featured Actor nominee for his debut Broadway performance in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. He may be a ...

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Godly Glamour! See The Book of Mormon Nominee Nikki M. James Look for the Perfect Tony Gown

Godly Glamour! See The Book of Mormon Nominee Nikki M. James Look for the Perfect Tony Gown
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As charming African villager Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon, Tony nominee Nikki M. James costume consists merely of a tattered, soiled dress. That will all change for James come June 12 as the beautiful actress glams it up for Tony night. James recently took a break from from her busy performance schedule to search for the perfect gown for ...

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Set the Tony Table: Prepping for Broadway’s Biggest Party Night

Set the Tony Table: Prepping for Broadway’s Biggest Party Night

While Broadway.com staffers are (happily!) hunched over our computers on the evening of June 12, the rest of theater-loving America will be raising a glass at Tony Awards parties. With a little inspiration from this year’s nominated shows, we've put together a menu, from pre-party passables to a final nightcap. Mark your ballots, place your bets and ...

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Bottoms Up! Broadway.com's Official 2011 Tony Awards Drinking Game

Bottoms Up! Broadway.com's Official 2011 Tony Awards Drinking Game

Not to get all frat boy on you, but there are some things that deserve a drinking game, and the 2011 Tony Awards is one of them. Of course, we at Broadway.com don't really need an excuse to booze it up (tequila, limes and salt may or may not be standard issue here), but three hours of watching ...

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Video Flashback! Rent Inspires Mormon Star Nikki M. James to Live 'La Vie Boheme' on Tony Night

Video Flashback! Rent Inspires Mormon Star Nikki M. James to Live 'La Vie Boheme' on Tony Night

In the final days leading up to the 2011 Tony telecast, Broadway.com is posting videos of favorite Tony memories of this year’s nominees, with their own commentary. Nikki M. James, a Best Featured Actress nominee for her performance as Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon, recalls being inspired by the original cast of Rent while watching the 1996 ...

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