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2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
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Latest Tony Awards Buzz: Interviews

People in the Picture Star Donna Murphy on Playing a Bubbie and Not Doing ‘The White Color Purple

People in the Picture Star Donna Murphy on Playing a Bubbie and Not Doing ‘The White Color Purple’

If you need any proof that Donna Murphy loves a challenge, look no further than her Broadway resume. The versatile actress took home her first of two Best Actress Tony Awards in 1994 for creating the role of Fosca, a sickly, ugly and obsessive lover in Stephen Sondheim’s Passion. Two years later, she earned her second Tony as British ...

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The Lady of Earnest: Brian Bedford on Why His Tony-Nominated Drag Role is Like 'Acting Under a Moroccan Rug'

The Lady of Earnest: Brian Bedford on Why His Tony-Nominated Drag Role is Like 'Acting Under a Moroccan Rug'

You’d be hard-pressed to find an actor more steeped in the classical tradition than Brian Bedford. The 76-year-old trained at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts with the likes of Peter O’Toole and Albert Finney, shared a stage with John Gielgud, and made a made a home at the prestigious Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada, where he ...

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Tony Nominee Ellen Barkin on Getting Tips from Her Ex and How The Normal Heart Drives Her to Drink

Tony Nominee Ellen Barkin on Getting Tips from Her Ex and How The Normal Heart Drives Her to Drink

Since landing her breakout role in Barry Levinson’s 1982 film Diner, Ellen Barkin has been holding her own against acting titans like Al Pacino (Sea of Love), Robert de Niro (This Boy’s Life) and Robert Duvall (Tender Mercies), to name just a few, for the last 29 years. Now at 57, the New York native—born in the ...

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Tony Nominee Bobby Cannavale on Love, Fatherhood and Getting the Last Laugh in Motherf**ker

Tony Nominee Bobby Cannavale on Love, Fatherhood and Getting the Last Laugh in Motherf**ker

Bobby Cannavale is an anomaly: a handsome, accomplished actor who honestly doesn’t seem to care about movie or TV stardom. In interviews, his love of the theater is a recurring theme, along with his devotion to ensemble acting. Although he refuses to say so, Cannavale is the star of the Broadway black comedy The Motherf**ker With the Hat ...

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What’s Up, Adam Godley? The Anything Goes Star Uncorks His Inner Gypsy (With Some Help from Sutton Foster)

What’s Up, Adam Godley? The Anything Goes Star Uncorks His Inner Gypsy (With Some Help from Sutton Foster)

The roles listed in Adam Godley’s Anything Goes program bio may read a bit like the opening to a joke—“a dog, a comedian, a Jewish neighbor, a Catholic saint, an eldest son, a youngest son, an only son”—but this wacky list is a good illustration of the actor’s versatililty. For Godley, theater roles both classical and ...

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Tony Nominee Josh Gad on Telling Lies as The Book of Mormon's Elder Cunningham

Tony Nominee Josh Gad on Telling Lies as The Book of Mormon's Elder Cunningham

The megahit musical The Book of Mormon had a long journey to Broadway, but through years of workshops, one element remained constant: Josh Gad was onboard to play the well-meaning but socially awkward missionary Elder Cunningham. Now Mormon has earned 14 Tony nominations, including a Best Actor nod for Gad’s hilarious and touching performance. Broadway.com caught up with ...

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What's Up, Tammy Blanchard? The How to Succeed Star on 'My Man Daniel,' Her Tony Date and Learning to Love Comedy

What's Up, Tammy Blanchard? The How to Succeed Star on 'My Man Daniel,' Her Tony Date and Learning to Love Comedy

As sexy Hedy La Rue in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Tammy Blanchard is giving the kind of expert, side-splitting performance producers build sitcoms around. What’s amazing is that this 2011 Tony nominee is a comedy newbie. Though she’s adorably daffy in real life, Blanchard has specialized in sob-sister roles, from her Emmy-winning performance as ...

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What's Up, Yul Vazquez? The Motherf**ker Scene Stealer on the Tonys, Chris Rock and What It Means to 'Van Damme'

What's Up, Yul Vazquez? The Motherf**ker Scene Stealer on the Tonys, Chris Rock and What It Means to 'Van Damme'

You’ve seen Yul Vázquez onscreen in movies such as American Gangster, Traffic and The A-Team, and he’s a charter member of off-Broadway's LAByrinth Theater Company, which he playfully describes as “insane bikers with scripts.” Now Vázquez is a 2011 Tony nominee for his arresting portrayal of Bobby Cannavale’s flamboyant Cousin Julio in The Motherf ...

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