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The Best New York Theater of 2019

The Hollywood Reporter chief theater critic's top 10 includes formally inventive reflections on racial identity, illuminating revivals that found new shadings in familiar works, a peerless solo show and a kickass concert that doubles as a cure-all elixir.

‘Frozen 2’ Directors React to Golden Globes Nominations: “It Was the Best Way to Wake Up”

'Frozen 2' picked up two Golden Globe nods, for best animated feature and best original song for Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez's showstopper "Into the Unknown."

‘Fosse/Verdon’ Executive Producer on Conveying “Troubled Behavior” Onscreen Amid #MeToo Movement

What started out as a story centered on Bob Fosse morphed into a layered drama about his relationship and partnership with Gwen Verdon, says EP Steven Levenson.

Hollywood’s Tony Nominees Sound Off: Screen or Stage?

Theater's tough, but TV's "kind of weird," as contenders including Ruth Wilson, Laurie Metcalf and more reveal their preference.

First Listen: Hear the Tony-Nominated Broadway Score for ‘Tootsie’ (Exclusive)

The Hollywood Reporter previews seven tracks from the original cast recording, out Friday, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek, a 2018 Tony Award winner for 'The Band's Visit.'

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Santino Fontana (‘Tootsie’)

The Tony favorite reflects on how his career was interrupted — and life jeopardized — by a 2010 head injury; how he fought his way back, only to walk away from 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' after just one season; and what he has learned from playing a woman in one of Broadway's biggest hits.

Tony Awards: 2019 Nominees Gather for a Group Hug Before Competition Kicks In

Contenders from 'Tootsie,' 'Hadestown,' 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 'Choir Boy' and more talk nominations, preparing for their roles and the sense of community in the theater biz.

‘Tootsie’: Theater Review

Santino Fontana steps into Dustin Hoffman's Spanx in this contemporary musical update of 'Tootsie,' the classic screen comedy about a gifted but unemployable actor who goes incognito as a woman to land a role.

‘Tootsie’ in the Time’s Up Era? Remaking a Gender-Bending Story for Broadway

Landing amid the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, the gender comedy 'Tootsie' gets a full refresh: "Ten minutes into the show, we needed to make sure they forgot the movie."

Santino Fontana to Lead Broadway-Bound ‘Tootsie’

The 'Frozen' star will take on the classic Dustin Hoffman drag role in the new comedy musical with a score by David Yazbek, a 2018 Tony winner for 'The Band's Visit.'