Musical theatre has its very own awards show, and The Tonys are very prestigious honors. But they aren't the only place where the best of Broadway is recognized. Thanks to the release of cast albums as well as television and film versions of musicals, the Grammys take notice as well. This year, the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album went to Kinky Boots (music written by Cyndi Lauper), making it the newest addition to the hall of fame that was inaugurated in 1959 with The Music Man. Here... [Read more]
1. Kinky Boots - After making a strong showing at the Tony Awards and causing a bit of a stir with its performance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Kinky Boots is still going strong. Cyndi Lauper's music and Harvey Fierstein's book have been a gold mine for the outstanding performers at the Hirschfeld Theatre.
2. Matilda - The beloved Roald Dahl heroine began her stage journey in England, where the show set a record for the most Olivier Awards ever won by a production. The American theatr... [Read more]
See below for a full list of winners.
This year's Tony Awards proved that if anyone knows how to put on a show, it's Broadway. Neil Patrick Harris returned for his fourth time hosting the ceremony, and he was as charming and witty as ever. He brought us some of his famous mashup concepts for play/musical crossovers, had an intimate moment with Sandy the dog from Annie and, in his musical moments, reminded us that he is a Broadway vet himself, with the chops to prove it. And his closing number ... [Read more]
Look below for full lists of nominees by category and by show.
The nominations for the 2013 Tony Awards were announced today by Sutton Foster (Anything Goes, TV's Bunheads) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (...Spelling Bee, TV's Modern Family). Leading the pack with an amazing 13 nominations is Kinky Boots, the musical written by pop star Cyndi Lauper ("Girls Just Want to Have Fun") and Broadway regular Harvey Fierstein (Hairspray). Following closely are Matilda (12), which was a smash hit in London las... [Read more]