Category Archives: Awards

2012 Emmy Awards

Musical theater programming garnered a handful of statues at this year’s Emmy Awards given out by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, both at the 65th annual Primetime ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sep. 23 that was broadcast … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Broadway

Mayor Bloomberg unveiled Spotlight on Broadway yesterday during the free Broadway on Broadway concert in Times Square. A project of the New York mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the program will celebrate the history of Broadway by highlighting the … Continue reading

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2012 Emmy Nominations

The roster of nominees for the 64th Prime Time Emmy Awards were announced this morning by actress Kerry Washington (Scandal), ATAS chair Bruce Rosenblum, and host Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live), who substituted at the last minute (in pajamas) for … Continue reading

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Songwriters Hall of Fame

Last night, Bette Midler received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Songwriters Hall of Fame gala at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel. Also honored were musical collaborators Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones (The Fantasticks) and songwriter Jim … Continue reading

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Tony Awards Recap

The revival of Follies wasn’t as loved as I had expected, perhaps just a case of out of sight out of mind, but the remainder of awards was delivered as I had predicted. The original Once was the big winner … Continue reading

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Tony Awards Preview

This year’s Tony Awards ceremony is scheduled to include more live performances than it ever has before. The marathon of musical numbers will begin with The Book of Mormon, last year’s best musical winner, opening the show with “Hello!,” its … Continue reading

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Dramatists Guild Fund Gala

Earlier this week, my friends at the Dramatists Guild Fund honored legendary Tony-winning composer John Kander at their 50th anniversary gala in New York’s Mandarin Oriental. Hosted by Jon Cryer, whose mother Gretchen Cryer is president of the fund’s board … Continue reading

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2012 Awards Update #4

On Sunday, Brooke Shields and Brian d’Arcy James hosted the 57th annual Drama Desk Awards at New York’s Town Hall. Presenters included Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, Bernadette Peters, Doug Wright, Rick Elice, Maury Yeston, William Finn, Roger Rees, Alex … Continue reading

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2012 Awards Update #3

This week three more sets of award winners were named for work in the 2011/12 New York theater season. The first were the 78th annual Drama League Awards, handed out this weekend in a ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Times … Continue reading

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2012 Awards Update #2

Last night, the Outer Critics Circle revealed the winners of their 62nd annual awards. The honor for best new Broadway musical went to Once, which also saw wins for director John Tiffany and bookwriter Enda Walsh, while Queen of the … Continue reading

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