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LL Cool J, T.I., And Hugh Jackman Form Rap Trio At Tony Awards

Hugh Jackman did many things as the host of the Tony Awards held on Sunday. What was most surprising to many was his rap with LL Cool J and T.I. Before rapping, Jackman recalled the time when he auditioned for The Music Man, and said “Broadway composer Meredith Wilson, he might have actually created one of the very first rap …

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Tony Awards Dominated By The Ladies

The Tony Awards on Sunday were ruled by the ladies. A classic performer was honored and several newcomers were highlighted as well. Audra McDonald, 43, was honored with her historical sixth Tony for playing Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. She won her last Tony for her performance in Broadway show, Porgy and Bess, in 2012 …

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Audra McDonald Has Record-Breaking Night at Tonys

When Audra McDonald took home the award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical in 2012 for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, she tied Julie Harris and Angela Lansbury for most Tony awards of all time, and she was one win shy of achieving the grand slam of Tonys. As most people expected, it did not take McDonald long to …

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Idina Menzel, Neil Patrick Harris to Perform at the Tony Awards

Broadway will be taking center-stage in the entertainment industry in the coming weeks as excitement ramps up for this year’s Tony Awards. This year’s awards show will be hosted by Hugh Jackman, himself a Tony Award winner for his performance in 2004’s The Boy from Oz. Joining Jackman on stage will be many of Broadway’s biggest stars, who will perform …

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Bradley Cooper To Attend Tony Awards

Bradley Cooper is one of the many Hollywood and Broadway stars that are scheduled to attend this year’s Tony Awards. The producers of the awards announced the stars that would be hosting, attending, and presenting on Tuesday. Hugh Jackman will be hosting the event, and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Will Ferrell and Liev Schreiber are set to make a glamorous appearance as …

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Tony Awards 2014: Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 2014 Tony Awards were announced Tuesday morning by Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu, with A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Hedwig and the Angry Itch receiving the most nods. Hugh Jackman, who is set to host the awards ceremony which will be broadcast live on June 8 on CBS, made an appearance alongside Liu …

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Rosie O’Donnell To Be Honored With A Tony

Rosie O’Donnell isn’t the first person who comes to mind when theater is mentioned, but her philanthropy has garnered her a place in history as an honorary Tony Award recipient. The awards administration announced on Tuesday that they want to honor O’Donnell for her efforts in bringing the arts to youth with Rosie’s Theater Kids, a nonprofit organization that provides …

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Cicely Tyson in ‘The Trip to Bountiful': From Broadway to Lifetime

Horton Foote’s 1953 television play plans to make another TV debut this coming weekend. Lifetime’s rendition, The Trip to Bountiful, will recreate the original story. The story first aired on NBC in 1953 and then went on Broadway the following year. In 1985, it was made into a Hollywood film featuring Geraldine Page and then made another Broadway comeback just last …

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‘Kinky Boots’ Walks Away With 6 Tony Awards

The 67th Annual Tony Awards were held last night, hosted once again by Neil Patrick Harris. The big news of the night seemed to be Kinky Boots, the Broadway musical that ended the night with six Tony Awards. Kinky Boots won awards for Best Sound Design, Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography, and Best Musical. Billy Porter also won Best Performance by …

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Neil Patrick Harris to Host Tony Awards Again

The Tony Awards announced today that actor Neil Patrick Harris will once again be hosting the annual theater awards show. Harris has hosted the awards show three times in the past, hosting the 63rd, 65th, and last year’s 66th Annual Tony Awards. “I’m very excited to be back hosting the Tony Awards at the legendary Radio City Music Hall,” said …

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Neil Patrick Harris Earns High Marks for the 2012 Tony Awards: Twitter Reacts

Neil Patrick Harris can apparently do no wrong. After opening the 2012 Tony Awards in true NPH fashion — “Welcome to the 66th Annual Tony Awards, or as we like to call it, Fifty Shades of Gay,” he joked at the show’s opening — the “How I Met Your Mother” co-star kept things light, breezy, and, more importantly, entertaining. At …

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Neil Patrick Harris Hits the Promotional Trail for the Tony Awards

Neil Patrick Harris is truly the master of ceremonies. Not only has the talented actor/singer hosted such award shows as the Emmys and the Tonys, he also performed at the Oscars and worked his own unique brand of wizardry at the World Magic Awards. This June, Harris will return to the Broadway scene to host the 2012 Tony Awards, a …

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