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Memphis Producers Hockadoo-ing Their Way To Hollywood

Memphis Producers Hockadoo-ing Their Way To Hollywood

After Memphis took home Tony’s biggest prize for Best Musical, its lead producers Sue Frost and Randy Adams couldn't help but shout the show's signature exclamation, "Hockadoo!" The musical is readying to hit the road as a tour will debut in its namesake city itself, Memphis, in fall 2011. Memphis may even be headed to the west ...

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Douglas Hodge's Inner Zaza Is Thrilled Over 'Her' Tony Win

Douglas Hodge's Inner Zaza Is Thrilled Over 'Her' Tony Win

British actor Douglas Hodge, who plays the glamorous, attention-loving drag queen Zaza in La Cage aux Folles, received a Tony Award in his Broadway debut and is ecstatic over his shiny new trophy, but the actor's alter ego loves the attention even more. "My inner Zaza just thinks it's about time I got this!" the actor joked. "I ...

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Tony-Winning Playwright John Logan on Trading Red Paint for Red Vampire Blood

Tony-Winning Playwright John Logan on Trading Red Paint for Red Vampire Blood

John Logan's Tony-winning play Red finds the stage of the Golden Theatre covered in bright red paint. Now the writer is ready to get drenched in red again—this time in the form of blood! Logan is about to being work on a screenplay adaptation of the summer's hotly awaited vampire novel The Passage. "I can't talk ...

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Winning Fences Stars Denzel & Viola Share an Emotional Tony Night

Winning Fences Stars Denzel & Viola Share an Emotional Tony Night

Fences' his-and-hers Tony winners Viola Davis and Denzel Washington made a brief joint appearance in the press room. Best Actress winner Davis became teary-eyed as she recalled the late playwright August Wilson, author of both plays that earned her Tonys (the first was King Hedley II). "It's so fitting that as soon as he finished the tenth play of ...

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Red's Winning Director Michael Grandage Looks Toward Evita's Broadway Return

Red's Winning Director Michael Grandage Looks Toward Evita's Broadway Return

After his Tony win, Red director Michael Grandage talked about his next date with Broadway in 2012, when the first-ever revival of Evita will arrive on the Great White Way starring Elena Roger in the title role and Ricky Martin as Che. The British-born Grandage directed the 2006 West End production (starring Roger), but he doesn't plan on simply ...

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For Tony-Winning La Cage Director Terry Johnson, the Best of Times Came with Approval from Jerry & Harvey

For Tony-Winning La Cage Director Terry Johnson, the Best of Times Came with Approval from Jerry & Harvey
Bringing La Cage aux Folles to Broadway for the third time, British director Terry Johnson had some big names to impress—mainly its original creators, Tony winners Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein. While winning a Tony is a huge thrill, Johnson noted that the best part of his experience with the show was receiving their approval. "What a blessing," the ... Read More...

Red's Eddie Redmayne Finally Gets His Big Award Show Moment

Red's Eddie Redmayne Finally Gets His Big Award Show Moment

When Eddie Redmayne received Britain's Olivier Award for his performance in Red earlier this year, he was unable to attend the London ceremony because he was busy with the play's current Broadway run. "I had a Sunday matinee, and our electrician made a sign from the side of the stage that said, 'You won.' I haven't really ...

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After Honorary Tony, David Hyde Pierce to Succeed on Broadway

After Honorary Tony, David Hyde Pierce to Succeed on Broadway

After being rewarded an honorary Tony for his work with Alzheimers foundations, David Hyde Pierce continued his generosity while answering questions in the press room. Pierce is no stranger to the Tony stage, having taken home the Best Actor award in 2007 for Curtains, but notes that receiving an honorary award is very different. "They called a few weeks ago ...

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Levi Kreis Still In Disbelief Over His Million Dollar Broadway Debut Tony Win

Levi Kreis Still In Disbelief Over His Million Dollar Broadway Debut Tony Win

Million Dollar Quartet's Levi Kreis began celebrating his million dollar night as he entered the press room. "I only started here five months ago," the actor (and incredibly skilled piano player) fairly shouted. "I'm still trying to wrap my head around this. When they called my name I was in disbelief. I had to double check and thought ...

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Promises Tony Winner Katie Finneran Gives a Celebratory Owl Call

Promises Tony Winner Katie Finneran Gives a Celebratory Owl Call

Taking the stage in the Tony press room, Promises, Promises star Katie Finneran seemed amazed at the mass of reporters staring up at her. "I feel like I'm the Irish delegate from the U.N.," she exclaimed. Finneran, who appears onstage as barfly Marge Macdougal for only about ten minutes at the top of the second act, confessed that ...

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