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Robert De Niro At Tony Awards: “Fuck Trump” [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Robert De Niro had a few choice words for President Donald Trump while the legendary actor was on stage at Sunday’s Tony Awards to introduce Bruce Springsteen’s musical performance. “I’m going to say one thing, Fuck Trump,” De Niro said while pumping his fists in the air. “It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s fuck Trump.” The political …

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2017 Tony Awards Nominations Announced

Variety reports: “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” jumped to the head of the pack of the 2017 Tony nominations, taking the lead with an even dozen noms, ahead of “Hello, Dolly!,” which nabbed ten, and “Dear Evan Hansen,” which scored nine. In a year packed with 13 new musicals all vying for attention, the 2016-17 season had …

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Kevin Spacey To Host 2017 Tony Awards

Variety reports: Kevin Spacey has signed on to host the 2017 Tony Awards — thereby answering a major outstanding question about the upcoming awards ceremony, which this year has waited until late in the game to nail down its emcee. Although Spacey is best known for work on film (“The Usual Suspects,” “American Beauty”) and TV (“House of Cards”), he’s …

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Carpool Karaoke With Broadway Stars [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast recaps: On Monday night, James Corden hosted a special Tony Awards edition of “Carpool Karaoke” to drum up hype for the show, which he’ll be hosting on CBS the night of June 12. And of course, he had to have Pulitzer Prize-winning, MacArthur Genius Grant-receiving Lin-Manuel Miranda on, whose musical Hamilton set a Tonys record this year …

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MASH-UP: The 2016 Tony Musical Nominees [VIDEO]

The 2016 Tony Awards air on Sunday, June 12th from Manhattan’s Beacon Theater, where Barbra Streisand will be a presenter. Clip recap: In celebration of this year’s Tony nominees for Best Musical and Best Musical Revival, Playbill captured this mash-up from RANGE a cappella. With an arrangement by RANGE co-founders Ross Baum and Ben Holtzman, we catch the magic of …

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Record-Breaking 16 Tony Nominations For Hamilton

The 2016 Tony Awards nominations were announced moments ago, with the huge smash Hamilton receiving a record-breaking 16 nods. The record was previously held by The Producers and Billy Elliot, both of which earned 15 nominations in their debut years. See the full list of 2016 nominees below. From the New York Times: On Tuesday, the show was singled out …

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Lesbian-Themed Musical Fun Home Takes Top Prize At 2015 Tony Awards

Broadway’s first-ever musical with a lesbian protagonist, Fun Home, took the top musical prize tonight at the 2015 Tony Awards. Fun Home is based on the graphic novel by lesbian author Alison Bechdel, who last year was a recipient of the MacArthur Genius Award. Bechdel first came to national notice via her popular comic strip, Dykes To Watch Out For. …

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NPH As Hedwig At The 2014 Tony Awards

Via Mediaite: Neil Patrick Harris effectively stole the 2014 Tony Awards with his performance of “Sugar Daddy” from Hedwig and the Angry Inch. During the song, Harris ventured into the audience at Radio City Music Hall where he proceeded to take off Samuel L. Jackson’s glasses and lick them before grinding on the laps of Sting and Kevin Bacon. Harris …

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2014 Tony Nominations Announced, Neil Patrick Harris Gets Hedwig Nod

Hedwig & The Angry Inch scored eight Tony nominations this morning, including a best actor in a musical revival nod for Neil Patrick Harris. Leading the tally is A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder, which landed ten nominations including best musical. Gay playwrights Harvey Fierstein and Terrence McNally both picked up best play nominations for Casa Valentina and Mothers …

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Rosie O’Donnell To Get Special Tony

Rosie O’Donnell will receive the honorary Isabella Stephenson Tony Award this year for her musical theater work with New York City school kids. Via the Hollywood Reporter: O’Donnell was chosen for the 2014 award in recognition of her commitment to arts education for New York City public school children and her establishment of the nonprofit arts education foundation Rosie’s Theater …

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Headline Of The Day

The word, as most of you surely know, was “bigger.”  NPH only sang it about 30 times during the opening number. The above screen grab is from TMZ.  Here is the report from OMG Yahoo: A headline splashed across The Daily Mail on Monday morning questioned whether Harris said the “n-word” during his opening performance with Mike Tyson. The U.K. …

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Larry Kramer Accepts Special Tony Award

True to form, even getting an honorary Tony Award managed to piss off Larry Kramer. Michael Musto reports for Out Magazine: Downstairs, I found gramps Larry Kramer, who’d been briefly seen receiving a special award for his humanitarian work. He was sitting, but not in a wicker chair. And his normal heart wasn’t smiling. “It was all fucked up,” fumed …

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Kinky Boots Leads 2013 Tony Awards With Six Wins Including Best Musical

Kinky Boots took top honors at tonight’s Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. The show won in six categories including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Leading Actor. The co-producer thanked his husband from the stage, saying, “You make me a better person every day we’re together.” Best Musical: Kinky Boots Best Revival of a Musical: Pippin Best Actress, Musical: Patina Miller, Pippin …

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