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Tony Winner Courtney B. Vance Lands a Lucky Portrait on the Wall at Sardi’s

Tony Winner Courtney B. Vance Lands a Lucky Portrait on the Wall at Sardi’s
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First a Tony, now a Sardi’s portrait! Veteran stage actor Courtney B. Vance—who earned his first Tony Award this past June for his scene-stealing turn in Lucky Guy—received yet another amazing honor on July 2 when the folks at iconic NYC eatery Sardi’s unveiled a caricature of Vance to join the other star portraits hanging along the restaurant’s ...

Matilda Heads Underground, Tom Hanks Ends His Lucky Streak & Silence! Goes Quiet in This Week's Datebook

Matilda Heads Underground, Tom Hanks Ends His Lucky Streak & Silence! Goes Quiet in This Week's Datebook

Independence Day is just around the corner, and while many are leaving the big city for the beach, those who remain in NYC still have plenty of exciting things to see and do around town. New off-Broadway dramas, starry concerts and farewell performances are among the engrossing events that populate this week’s Datebook. Read on below for all the can’t ...

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Tony Poll Results! Billy Porter Wowed Fans with His Emotional Acceptance Speech

Tony Poll Results! Billy Porter Wowed Fans with His Emotional Acceptance Speech

The Tony Awards honored a bevy of first-time winners at the 2013 ceremony, and you know what that means…tons of tearful acceptance speeches! From Lucky Guy winner Courtney B. Vance’s dedication to his “mommy,” to Pippin winner Patina Miller’s emotional tribute to her stepfather, this year’s speeches were so heartfelt, we had to get out our tissues ...

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Squigs Pens a Super-Sized Portrait of Neil Patrick Harris and the 2013 Tony Winners

Squigs Pens a Super-Sized Portrait of Neil Patrick Harris and the 2013 Tony Winners

The 2013 Tony Awards are history, but the memories live on in this gorgeous group portrait by Justin “Squigs” Robertson. Broadway.com’s resident artist honored the winners and host Neil Patrick Harris in all their Tony night finery, from Billy Porter’s scarlet cravat to Patina Miller’s strapless gown. Savor this portrait of (clockwise from top) Courtney B. Vance (Best Featured ...

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It's Trophy Time! Go Inside the Triumphant Winners' Circle at the 2013 Tony Awards

It's Trophy Time! Go Inside the Triumphant Winners' Circle at the 2013 Tony Awards
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It was a night of excellence at the 2013 Tony Awards, held at Radio City Music Hall on June 9. Hollywood actors and Broadway favorites alike celebrated theater, and the beaming faces you’ll see in this photo gallery belong to the happiest folks of the night: the winners! Click through our photo gallery for a first look at the Broadway ...

Tom Hanks, Lea Salonga, Ben Vereen and More Stars Spiff Up for the 2013 Theatre World Awards

Tom Hanks, Lea Salonga, Ben Vereen and More Stars Spiff Up for the 2013 Theatre World Awards
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The journey to the Tonys is almost complete, but before this year’s crop of Broadway stars take Radio City Music Hall, they’ve got to hit all the awards season stops first! The latest starry event was the 69th annual Theatre World Awards, which honor the best Broadway and off-Broadway debuts. Thirteen winners took home the coveted prize (including Tom Hanks ...

Lucky Guy Indeed! Tony Nominee Tom Hanks Joins the Portrait Wall at Sardi’s

Lucky Guy Indeed! Tony Nominee Tom Hanks Joins the Portrait Wall at Sardi’s
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You may not believe that mega-celeb Tom Hanks didn’t already have a portrait of him hanging at iconic NYC hotspot Sardi’s, but now the Lucky Guy star and newly minted Tony nominee has officially made it onto the wall! Hanks received his very own Sardi’s caricature on May 23, and the cast of his box office-busting Broadway show was on ...

Exclusive! 'Shutterbug' Courtney B. Vance Shares His Backstage Lucky Guy Photo Scrapbook

Exclusive! 'Shutterbug' Courtney B. Vance Shares His Backstage Lucky Guy Photo Scrapbook
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Since the day Lucky Guy began rehearsals for its world premiere Broadway bow, three-time Tony nominee Courtney B. Vance has been snapping photos. “I got a new camera just as we began, and now people in the cast ask me, ‘Courtney, can you come take pictures of us?’” the actor tells Broadway.com. “I’m the shutterbug.” Vance is ...

Lucky Guy's Courtney B. Vance on His Third Tony Nod and Feeling 'Indebted' to His Director

Lucky Guy's Courtney B. Vance on His Third Tony Nod and Feeling 'Indebted' to His Director

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start buzzing with texts and calls for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is thrilled to be among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2013 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

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It's Tony Time! Kinky Boots and Matilda Top the 2013 Tony Award Nominations

It's Tony Time! Kinky Boots and Matilda Top the 2013 Tony Award Nominations

Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster and Modern Family star and Broadway vet Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced the nominations for the 67th annual Tony Awards at the Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on April 30. Two new musicals dominated the nominations: Kinky Boots led the pack with 13 nods while the family-friendly Matilda followed closely on its (very ...

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Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actor in a Play

It's Tony time on Broadway, and as always, we can't stop thinking about who'll be going for the gold on June 9! In anticipation of the 2013 nominations, which will be announced on April 30, we're clocking 14 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to one performer or show ...

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Tom Hanks and the Cast of Lucky Guy Make Headlines and Honor Nora Ephron on Opening Night

Tom Hanks and the Cast of Lucky Guy Make Headlines and Honor Nora Ephron on Opening Night

Dozens of stars hit the red carpet to celebrate opening night for Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy, starring Tom Hanks. We chatted with the cast of this New York drama as they sang the praises of Ephron and looked back on the long road to opening.

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The Assembled Parties' Jessica Hecht and Jeremy Shamos to Host Obie Awards

 The Assembled Parties' Jessica Hecht and Jeremy Shamos to Host Obie Awards

The Assembled Parties co-stars Jessica Hecht and Jeremy Shamos will host the 58th Annual Obie Awards on May 20 at Webster Hall. Lois Smith and Francis Sternhagen will be presented with the Obie's Lifetime Achievement Awards by Meryl Streep.

Scheduled to present awards are Bobby Cannavale, Maggie Grace, Judith Light, Aasif Mandvi, Krysta Rodriguez, Duncan Shiek and Courntey B. Vance ...

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Celebs Pack the House for Tom Hanks on Opening Night of Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy

Celebs Pack the House for Tom Hanks on Opening Night of Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy
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Film, TV and theater veterans and NYC literary bigwigs were eager to take a trip to the Broadhurst Theatre for opening night of Nora Ephron’s drama Lucky Guy. Friends and supporters of Ephron were on hand to remember the late playwright, as well as show some love for Oscar winner Tom Hanks as he made his long-awaited Broadway debut in ...

Squigs Salutes Tom Hanks' Dramatic Debut in Broadway's Lucky Guy

Squigs Salutes Tom Hanks' Dramatic Debut in Broadway's Lucky Guy

You’ve definitely never seen Tom Hanks like this before! The A-list actor is the latest star to jump to the Great White Way, making his Broadway debut  in Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy. That means Hanks is also the latest person to get the Broadway Ink treatment from our resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson, who offers up this dazzling take on ...

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He’s a Media Sensation! Get a First Look at Tom Hanks’ Broadway Debut in Lucky Guy

He’s a Media Sensation! Get a First Look at Tom Hanks’ Broadway Debut in Lucky Guy
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Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is set to make his Broadway debut in Nora Ephron’s New York drama Lucky Guy. Hanks stars as tabloid reporter Mike McAlary, who rose to fame (and in some cases, infamy) with his high-profile columns in the ‘80s and ‘90s. In the first batch of production shots from the show, Hanks gets into character alongside ...

Watch Tom Hanks, Maura Tierney & More Take the Stage in Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy

Watch Tom Hanks, Maura Tierney & More Take the Stage in Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy
Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy has found its home on Broadway! Watch clips from the show, starring Tom Hanks, Maura Tierney and a dozen more theater veterans.

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Nora Ephron’s World Premiere Drama Lucky Guy, Starring Tom Hanks, Opens on Broadway

Nora Ephron’s World Premiere Drama Lucky Guy, Starring Tom Hanks, Opens on Broadway

Oscar winner Tom Hanks makes his Broadway debut as Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy officially opens on April 1. The scandalous, New York-set play began preview performances on March 1 at the Broadhurst Theatre.

In addition to Hanks, the cast includes Peter Scolari, Christopher McDonald, Peter Gerety, Maura Tierney, Courtney B. Vance, Brian Dykstra, Michael Gaston, Dustyn Gulledge, Danny Mastrogiorgio and ...

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Two-Time Tony Nominee Courtney B. Vance on the Roles of His Life, From Fences to Lucky Guy

Two-Time Tony Nominee Courtney B. Vance on the Roles of His Life, From Fences to Lucky Guy

It’s great to have Courtney B. Vance back on Broadway in the starry ensemble of Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy. Vance received Tony nominations for his first two Main Stem performances, but he’s been away from the New York stage for more than 20 years, working steadily in film and TV and raising young twins with his wife, actress Angela Bassett ...

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Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut as Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy Begins Previews

Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut as Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy Begins Previews

Tom Hanks is officially a Broadway star! The Oscar winner raises the curtain on his stage career as previews for Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy, begin at the Broadhurst Theatre on March 1.

Joining Hanks in the cast are Maura Tierney, Peter Scolari, Christopher McDonald, Peter Gerety, Courtney B. Vance and Richard Masur, as well as Paula Jon De Rose, Brian Dykstra ...

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Cast Photo! Tom Hanks, Maura Tierney, Peter Scolari & the Stars of Lucky Guy Suit Up

Cast Photo! Tom Hanks, Maura Tierney, Peter Scolari & the Stars of Lucky Guy Suit Up

Extra, extra! Tom Hanks’ big Broadway debut is less than a month away, but you can get your first peek at the all-star cast of the late Nora Ephron’s final play Lucky Guy. Hanks will star as newspaper columnist Mike McAlary alongside a celestial assembly of actors that includes Maura Tierney, Peter Scolari, Christopher McDonald, Courtney B. Vance, Peter ...

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Maura Tierney & Courtney B. Vance to Join Tom Hanks in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy

Maura Tierney & Courtney B. Vance to Join Tom Hanks in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy

Maura Tierney will make her Broadway debut in Lucky Guy alongside two-time Tony nominee Courtney B. Vance and previously announced leading man Tom Hanks. Written by the late Nora Ephron and directed by George C. Wolfe, Lucky Guy will begin previews March 1 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Opening night is set for April 1.

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Courtney B. Vance, Angela Bassett & Daniel Beaty Hitch a Ride to Driving Miss Daisy

Courtney B. Vance, Angela Bassett & Daniel Beaty Hitch a Ride to Driving Miss Daisy
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It was a happy Fences reunion on January 7 for Courtney B. Vance and his Tony-winning former stage dad James Earl Jones after a performance of the hit Broadway revival of Driving Miss Daisy. Accompanied by his actress wife, Angela Bassett, Vance congratulated Jones and co-star Boyd Gaines backstage, then posed for photos with Jones and his real-life son, Flynn ...

Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance Share a Warm Daisy Reunion with James Earl Jones

Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance Share a Warm Daisy Reunion with James Earl Jones

In the spring on 1987, James Earl Jones and Courtney B. Vance teamed up as father and son in the unforgettable Broadway premiere of August Wilson’s Fences. (Jones won the Best Actor Tony Award; Vance was nominated in the Featured Actor category.) Almost 23 years later, the former co-stars and Vance’s actress wife, Angela Bassett, had a happy backstage reunion ...

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