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indiedan
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posted May 09, 2008 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message
Tonys: Another Reason For Making Whoopi


Whoopi Goldberg has been selected to host the 62nd annual Tony Awards -- Broadway's version of the Oscars -- at New York's Radio City Music Hall next month. Her selection ends a two-year experiment to streamline the awards ceremony by eliminating the hosts. Far from boosting ratings, however, the revamped awards show, televised annually by CBS, drew the Tonys' smallest audience ever last year. In a statement, Goldberg said, "I love Broadway and I'm thrilled to be doing anything for the first time. I'm gonna have a blast." Tony nominees are due to be announced next Tuesday.

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indiedan
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posted May 14, 2008 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message
Here's full list of the nominations...
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/13/theater/theaterspecial/13tonyslist.html?ref=theaterspecial#

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Stewart & Fishburne Compete For Prestigious Tony Award


Patrick Stewart and Laurence Fishburne will go head-to-head for the Best Actor award at the annual Tony Awards in New York next month. The ceremony will see stage actors, directors and performances compete for America's annual top theatre awards, which will be hosted by Whoopi Goldberg on June 7 at the famous Radio City Music Hall. Stewart and Fishburne have been nominated alongside British actors Ben Daniels, Mark Rylance and Rufus Sewell. The female leads battling it out for Best Stage Actress include Eve Best, Deanna Dunagan, Kate Fleetwood, S. Epatha Merkerson and Amy Morton. The coveted Best Play Award nominations are August: Osage County, Rock N Roll, The Seafarer and The 39 Steps. Musical favorites Grease and Gypsy are also up in the Best Musical Revival category along with South Pacific and Sunday In The Park With George, and Shakespeare's Macbeth and comedy Boeing-Boeing will be competing for the Best Play Revival award. Nominees for Best Musical include In The Heights, Passing Strange, Xanadu and Cry-Baby - the latter two based on the films of the same name.

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posted June 16, 2008 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NEWSFLASH   Click Here to Email NEWSFLASH     Edit/Delete Message
Broadway Revivals Win Top Prizes At Tony Awards
16 June 2008 1:03 AM, PDT

Old-fashioned Broadway revivals Gypsy and South Pacific ruled at the 62nd annual Tony Awards on Sunday, taking home the top awards of the night.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific edged out competition from beloved favourites Grease and Sunday in the Park with George to claim the award for Best Revival of a Musical, as well as six other awards, including best actor - for the lead, Paulo Szot - and a best director prize for Bartlett Sher.

Stephen Sondheim, whose shows Gypsy and Sunday in the Park With George were both competing for best musical revival, was honoured with a lifetime achievement award.

The ceremony, which was hosted by actress Whoopi Goldberg, featured performances by the casts of stage shows such as The Lion King, Rent, The Little Mermaid and Young Frankenstein.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Play: "August: Osage County"

Musical: "In the Heights"

Book-Musical: "Passing Strange"

Original Score (music and/or lyrics): "In the Heights"

Revival-Play: "Boeing-Boeing"

Revival-Musical: "South Pacific"

Actor-Play: Mark Rylance, "Boeing-Boeing"

Actress-Play: Deanna Dunagan, "August: Osage County"

Actor-Musical: Paulo Szot, "South Pacific"

Actress-Musical: Patti LuPone, "Gypsy"

Featured Actor-Play: Jim Norton, "The Seafarer"

Featured Actress-Play: Rondi Reed, "August: Osage County"

Featured Actor-Musical: Boyd Gaines, "Gypsy"

Featured Actress-Musical: Laura Benanti, "Gypsy"

Direction-Play: Anna D. Shapiro, "August: Osage County"

Direction-Musical: Bartlett Sher, "South Pacific"

Choreography: Andy Blankenbuehler, "In the Heights"

Orchestrations: Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman, "In the Heights"

Scenic Design-Play: Todd Rosenthal, "August: Osage County"

Scenic Design-Musical: Michael Yeargen, "South Pacific"

Costume Design-Play: Katrina Lindsay, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"

Costume Design-Musical: Catherine Zuber, "South Pacific"

Lighting Design-Play: Kevin Adams, "The 39 Steps"

Lighting Design-Musical: Donald Holder, "South Pacific"

Sound Design-Play: Mic Pool, "The 39 Steps"

Sound Design-Musical: Scott Lehrer, "South Pacific"

Regional Theater Tony Award: Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Special Tony Award: Robert Russell Bennett

Lifetime Achievement Award: Stephen Sondheim

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