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David Alan Grier, Tony Sheldon, Leslie Uggams and More to Present at 2012 Theatre World Awards

David Alan Grier, Tony Sheldon, Leslie Uggams and More to Present at 2012 Theatre World Awards

David Alan Grier, Tony Sheldon and Leslie Uggams are among the presenters set for the 2012 Theatre World Awards on June 5 at the Belasco Theatre. The awards, which honor performers making an outstanding Broadway or off-Broadway debut, will be hosted by journalist Peter Filichia. 

Also scheduled to present awards are John Rubinstein, Wesley Taylor and Lizbeth Mackay. Stacy Keach ...

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Secrets of the Tony Nominees! What Advice Did Chita Rivera Give Porgy and Bess Star David Alan Grier?

Secrets of the Tony Nominees! What Advice Did Chita Rivera Give Porgy and Bess Star David Alan Grier?

As the excitement builds for the 2012 Tony Awards, Broadway.com is presenting a series of exclusive video features in which your favorite nominated stars spill secrets about themselves, their stage faves and their preparation for Broadway's big night. Today, get to know David Alan Grier, a three-time Tony nominee who is starting trouble in Catfish Row as the ...

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Perez Hilton & More Visit the Tony-Nominated Stars of Porgy and Bess

Perez Hilton & More Visit the Tony-Nominated Stars of Porgy and Bess
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The company of Porgy and Bess celebrated its 10 Tony nominations on May 1 with special guests Perez Hilton, John Cameron Mitchell and vets of Hair, including Priscilla star Will Swenson, a.k.a. Audra McDonald's fiance. Celebrity blogger Hilton has been making the Broadway rounds recently (last week he saw Peter and the Starcatcher and Avenue Q). After ...

David Alan Grier Feels the Sweet Vindication of Porgy and Bess' 10 Tony Nods

David Alan Grier Feels the Sweet Vindication of Porgy and Bess' 10 Tony Nods

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 among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2012 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

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Nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical ...

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Once, Porgy and Bess, Nice Work & Peter and the Starcatcher Top List of 2012 Tony Award Nominations

Once, Porgy and Bess, Nice Work & Peter and the Starcatcher Top List of 2012 Tony Award Nominations

Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and Harvey star Jim Parsons announced the nominations for the 66th Annual Tony Awards at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center on May 1. Once topped the noms with 11, while Peter and the Starcatcher is the play that garnered the most nods with ...

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Going for 2012 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Going for 2012 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actor in a Musical

It’s almost Tony time, and let's face it: We’re obsessed! In anticipation of the 2012 Tony nominations, which will be announced on May 1, the Broadway.com editorial staff clocked 12 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to one performer or show we hope the Tony ...

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Jim Carrey Visits His In Living Color Co-Star David Alan Grier & the Cast of Porgy and Bess

Jim Carrey Visits His In Living Color Co-Star David Alan Grier & the Cast of Porgy and Bess
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Two decades ago, Jim Carrey and David Alan Grier were performing outrageous skits and stunts as the stars of TV’s In Living Color. Today, Carrey is an international movie star, and Grier is winning raves as Sporting Life in the Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess. On April 13, Carrey and his girlfriend Anastasia Vitkina made their way to ...

Porgy and Bess Star David Alan Grier Stops By VH1’s Morning Buzz to Talk In Living Color Reunion

Porgy and Bess Star David Alan Grier Stops By VH1’s Morning Buzz to Talk In Living Color Reunion

Porgy and Bess star David Alan Grier stopped by VH1's new daily show Big Morning Buzz Live on April 13 to chat about his return to Broadway, theatrical superstitions and the differences between theater and TV. The Tony nominee also refelcted on starring in the groundbreaking TV sketch comedy series In Loving Color, and discussed the possibility of seeing ...

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Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Goes Backstage to Meet the Stars of Porgy and Bess

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Goes Backstage to Meet the Stars of Porgy and Bess
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Aretha Franklin is the latest famous face to take in Diane Paulus’ Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess. The Queen of Soul headed down to Catfish Row on March 28 with her fiancé Willie Wilkerson to hear that classic Gershwin score. After the curtain came down, Franklin, Wilkerson Civil Rights activist Julian Bond went backstage to meet Audra McDonald, Norm ...

NaTasha Yvette Williams Leads an Uncensored Backstage Tour at Porgy and Bess

NaTasha Yvette Williams Leads an Uncensored Backstage Tour at Porgy and Bess

The revival of Porgy and Bess may be tragic onstage, but backstage this company is full of fun and laughs. Broadway.com asked the main mamma of Catfish Row, NaTasha Yvette Williams (Mariah), to give us a look behind the scenes at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Williams’ hysterical guided tour of the “old and small” Broadway house includes a glimpse ...

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