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2009-06-02 14:34:48

Dolly Parton, Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Stockard Channing and Poison have agreed to perform at Sunday's Tony Awards show in New York, CBS said. Parton, will sing along with the cast of 9 to 5: The Musical; John with the cast of Billy Elliot: The Musical, and Minnelli, Channing and Poison along with the cast of Rock of Ages. This year's Tony Awards will honor the best in Broadway theater for the 2008-09 season. Neil Patrick Harris, star of the CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother, has been named...

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2009-05-28 13:04:00

Performances from the nominated musicals Billy Elliot, Guys and Dolls, Hair and Shrek are to be featured on the upcoming Tony Awards show in New York. CBS said scenes from Next to Normal, Pal Joey, Rock of Ages and West Side Story, as well as special performances from three touring shows -- Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde and Mamma Mia, are also planned for the ceremony honoring the best on Broadway during 2008-09. The prize presentation is to air on CBS June 7 from Manhattan's Radio City Music...

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2009-05-26 15:14:21

The 63rd annual Tony Awards show is to be broadcast live from New York for the first time in high definition television, CBS said Tuesday. The prize presentation honoring the best on Broadway during the 2008-09 season is slated to take place at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall June 7. Confirmed to be presenters at the event are Lucie Arnaz, Kate Burton, Kristin Chenoweth, Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, Edie Falco, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher, Jane Fonda, Hallie Foote, James Gandolfini, Lauren...

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2009-05-11 16:48:45

Billy Elliot the Musical won the Outer Critics Circle Award for outstanding new Broadway musical Monday. The show about a young boy from a working-class community who pursues a dance career against all odds also won the prizes for outstanding new score, choreography, lighting design, director of a musical for Stephen Daldry, featured actress in a musical for Haydn Gwynne and featured actor in a musical for Gregory Jbara. Hair garnered the outstanding revival of a musical honor and The Toxic...

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2009-05-05 09:12:07

James Gandolfini, Jeff Daniels, Jane Fonda, Marcia Gay Harden and Janet McTeer were among Broadway stars nominated for Tony Awards in New York Tuesday. Nominated in the Best Play category are Dividing the Estate, God of Carnage, Reasons to Be Pretty and 33 Variations. Shortlisted for the Tony for Best Revival of a Play are Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Mary Stuart, The Norman Conquests and Waiting for Godot." God of Carnage co-stars Daniels and Gandolfini will compete with Raul Esparza from...

2009-04-23 23:01:00

A U.S. tour of Shrek the Musical is set to begin in Chicago in June 2010, the show's producers said. DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions made the announcement Thursday. The show, which has a book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, will launch its national tour as part of the Broadway in Chicago Season Series. The musical will play the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre for a limited engagement. The tour announcement follows the...


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