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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 Actress in a Play

Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actress 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 ...

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Tom Hanks, Nathan Lane, Andrea Martin & More Stars to Take Part in the 2013 Easter Bonnet Competition

Tom Hanks, Nathan Lane, Andrea Martin & More Stars to Take Part in the 2013 Easter Bonnet Competition

A bevy of Broadway’s brightest stars are uniting at the 27th annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition! Lucky Guy star Tom Hanks, The Nance headliner Nathan Lane, Kinky Boots composer Cyndi Lauper and book writer Harvey Fierstein (all Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominees) and Pippin player Andrea Martin will participate in the previously announced 2013 ...

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Boom! Vanya Standout Shalita Grant Takes Us Behind the Scenes at the Hit Broadway Comedy

Boom! Vanya Standout Shalita Grant Takes Us Behind the Scenes at the Hit Broadway Comedy

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike scene-stealer Shalita Grant gives us a laugh-out-loud backstage tour of the Golden Theatre complete with trash, props and co-star David Hyde Pierce.

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Squigs Captures the Colorful Folly of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Squigs Captures the Colorful Folly of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen are back on the boards in Christopher Durang’s whimsical comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. When movie star Masha (Weaver) and her hot boy toy Spike (Billy Magnussen) drop in on Masha’s two sad, middle-aged siblings (Pierce and Nielsen), everyone’s lives are thrown into a tailspin. The ...

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, Opens on Broadway

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, Opens on Broadway

Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike officially opens at Broadway’s Golden Theatre on March 14. Starring Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver, Emmy and Tony winner David Hyde Pierce and frequent Durang collaborator Kristine Nielsen as a trio of dysfunctional siblings, the Nicholas Martin-helmed comedy is playing a limited 17-week engagement.

In addition to Weaver, Pierce and ...

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Shalita Grant on Being the 'Boss' in Vanya, Taking Charge in Life & the Slap that Changed Her Life

Shalita Grant on Being the 'Boss' in Vanya, Taking Charge in Life & the Slap that Changed Her Life

Age & Hometown: 24; Baltimore, MD

Current Role: Making her Broadway debut as the vengeful and protective psychic maid Cassandra in Christopher Durang’s comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

A Famous Friend: Few young actresses would turn down an ensemble role in The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, but Shalita Grant recalls thinking, “I don’t want ...

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