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Phillip Boykin, Jeremy Jordan, Finn Wittrock & More Celebrate the 2012 Theatre World Awards

Phillip Boykin, Jeremy Jordan, Finn Wittrock & More Celebrate the 2012 Theatre World Awards
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Theater’s rising stars were honored on June 5 at the 68th annual Theatre World Awards. Honoring performers who have made an outstanding Broadway or off-Broadway debut, the awards were presented at the Belasco Theatre, home of End of the Rainbowand the recipients celebrated inside its beautiful "Rainbow Room." This year, 12 actors were recognized for their work including ...

Get Porgy and Bess Nominee Phillip Boykin's Priceless Tony Reaction

Get Porgy and Bess Nominee Phillip Boykin's Priceless Tony Reaction

Get a glimpse of Phillip Boykin’s funny side. The actor earned his first Tony nomination as the murderous Crown in Porgy and Bess. Find out his first thoughts after hearing he was nominated, his dream role and more!

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Porgy and Bess Tony Nominee Phillip Boykin Can’t Live Without Backstage Treats, Gags and Dressing Roommates

Porgy and Bess Tony Nominee Phillip Boykin Can’t Live Without Backstage Treats, Gags and Dressing Roommates

Porgy and Bess star Phillip Boykin may play Audra McDonald's evil, murderous ex-lover Crown onstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, but behind the scenes, this opera vet is an adorable teddy bear! The 2012 Best Featured Actor Tony nominee invited Broadway.com backstage to show off his funny side as well as his five favorite dressing room items, most ...

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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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Lavin's Magic Touch, the Whoopi Connection & More: 10 Fun Facts About the 2012 Tony Nominations

Lavin's Magic Touch, the Whoopi Connection & More: 10 Fun Facts About the 2012 Tony Nominations

After an exciting day of hearing the overjoyed reactions from this year’s newly minted Tony nominees, Broadway.com is taking a deeper look at the 2012 nominations. This year’s roster includes a historic first as well as some intriguing coincidences and trends. Below, we uncover 10 fun facts about the Tony contenders.

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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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Follies and Death Takes a Holiday Lead 2012 Drama Desk Nominations

Follies and Death Takes a Holiday Lead 2012 Drama Desk Nominations

Nominations for the 2012 Drama Desk Awards were announced on April 27, and Death Takes a Holiday and Follies led the pack with a total of 10 nods each. The awards, which honor Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway productions, will be presented June 3 at Town Hall. Donna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James announced the nominees, as well as special ...

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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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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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Porgy and Bess Launching National Tour in Fall 2013

 Porgy and Bess Launching National Tour in Fall 2013

The Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess will kick off a national tour during the the Fall of 2013. Starring Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis, Porgy and Bess opened at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre on January 12 and will continue through September 30. No casting, cities or official dates for the tour have been announced at this time.


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