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WGA Asks Tony-Nominated Guild Members Not to Attend Tony Awards

The Writers Guild of America has asked Tony nominees who are WGA members to not attend the Tony Awards on June 11, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The WGA recently sent out an email to Tony nominees, who are also guild members, saying that instead of attending, they may pre-tape acceptance speeches, in case of […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Brian d’Arcy James (‘Into the Woods’ & ‘Days of Wine and Roses’)

Brian d’Arcy James, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is a distinguished stage and screen actor and singer who is currently nominated for the best actor in a musical Tony for the 2022-2023 Broadway revival of Into the Woods and who stars opposite Tony winner Kelli O’Hara Off-Broadway in […]

Tonys to Move Forward With Unscripted, Televised Broadcast Amid Writers Strike

The Tony Awards will move forward with an unscripted, televised broadcast on CBS, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Ariana DeBose is still expected to helm the ceremony in some capacity and productions are expected to perform musical numbers during the ceremony, according to sources. The Tony Awards Management Committee asked the WGA for a waiver […]

Tony Awards Will Appeal to Writers Guild on Ceremony Once More

The Tony Awards Management Committee will appeal to the Writers Guild of America and ask the guild not to picket the televised awards ceremony, in order to potentially move forward with the broadcast, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. On Friday, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the WGA had denied a request for a waiver that would have […]

Broadway Grapples With Tonys and Writers Strike: “Hoping to Find a Great Solution”

Following the news Friday that the Writers Guild of America had denied a waiver request that would allow the Tony Awards to be televised on June 11, New York’s theater communities are grappling with the implications of the decision for industry solidarity amid the strike. Ahead of the GLAAD Media Awards in New York on Saturday — where […]

Tony Awards Hang in Balance as Organizers Petition Striking Writers Guild for Waiver to Televise Show, Consider Alternate Courses of Action

The 76th Tony Awards are scheduled to celebrate the best work of the 2022-23 Broadway season on June 11 — but, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, a number of decisions over the next few days will determine if the ongoing writers strike will force the ceremony, which is supposed to air on CBS and stream on […]

Sara Bareilles on Taking on a Sondheim Role and Why Theater Is Her “Gold-Star Standard”

While Sara Bareilles has been a member of many communities, ranging from the music world to television, she says the professional theater community is the one she most wanted to join. “We’re all a bunch of misfits; it’s like a mutual admiration society,” Bareilles said. “We’re all celebrating each other’s weirdness and trying to find […]

Joel Grey, John Kander to Receive Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Broadway and film star Joel Grey and John Kander, composer of Cabaret, Chicago and more, will receive the 2023 Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. Grey was the original Amos Hart in the 1996 Chicago and the original Emcee in Cabaret on Broadway, for which he won a Tony Award. He later […]

‘Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ to Close on Broadway May 14

Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ is the first casualty of the Tony Awards. The revival of the musical revue, which opened on Broadway on March 19, announced Tuesday evening that it would play its final performance at the Music Box Theatre on May 14. The closing notice comes after the show did not receive any Tony Award […]

J. Harrison Ghee, Alex Newell Break Down Gender Barriers as Nonbinary Tony Acting Nominees

J. Harrison Ghee and Alex Newell appear to have made history Tuesday as the first openly nonbinary actors to be nominated for Tony Awards. The two were nominated in the categories of best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical, in the case of Ghee for their role in Some Like […]

Tony Nominations: Oscar Isaac, Danielle Brooks, ‘Ain’t No Mo,’ ‘1776’ Among Snubs and Surprises

The 2023 Tony Awards nominations featured a number of snubs and surprises, including an unexpected six nods for Ain’t No Mo, which closed shortly before the end of 2022 despite a star-studded effort to keep it going. It seems Tony voters well remembered this fall’s productions, handing out five nods for Cost of Living, which […]

Ariana DeBose Returns to Host 2023 Tony Awards

Oscar winner Ariana DeBose will return to host the 2023 Tony Awards ceremony. DeBose, who hosted last year’s show, has several Broadway credits, including a leading role in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, for which she received a Tony Award nomination, and as an original cast member of Hamilton. The ceremony is scheduled to take […]