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  • Can Denzel Washington climb 'Fences' to Tony Awards?

     
    "Fences" -- the 1987 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner by August Wilson -- opened Monday to rave reviews for its first rialto revival. Two-time Oscar champ Denzel Washington was praised for his performance as Troy, a one-time baseball star turned...
  • A new cheatsheet for theater buffs

     
    So, you have a term paper on Euripides due tomorrow and you haven't even cracked "Medea," "The Trojan Women" or any other of the ancient Greek writer's tragedies. Or you're an actor who has an audition this week for a......
  • Tony nominations: 11 nods each for 'Fela!' and 'La Cage'

     
    “Fela!” -– a dance-infused stage biography from choreographer Bill T. Jones -– and a revival of the drag musical “La Cage aux Folles” led the Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, receiving 11 nods each and beating out several highly touted......
  • Gold Derby nuggets: TCM tribute to Lena Horne | 'Fences' ropes them in | Cherry Jones back to Broadway after '24'

     
    • Lisa Horowitz delivers the news that TCM has scheduled a tribute to the late Lena Horne for May 21. "The lineup features three films with defining Horne performances, as well as one of the groundbreaking singer-actress' personal favorites, the 1943...
  • 'Memphis' and 'Red' win with Outer Critics Circle, as do 'La Cage' and 'Fences'

     
    The 60th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards handed out Monday are of some help in predicting what will win at the Tony Awards next month. Although these kudos consider new Broadway and off-Broadway plays and musicals separately, all other categories, such...
  • Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon on 'Fences' and working with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis

     
    Most Tony Awards gurus believe August Wilson's "Fences" is a shoo-in to win best play revival, considering two factors. First, it has classic awards pedigree: The original 1987 production won the Tony for best play plus the Pulitzer Prize. Second, the...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: 'The Hobbit' hobbled by helmer's exit | Homer Simpson tops with EW | 'Curb' appeal

     
    • The status of "The Hobbit," the long-in-the-making two-part prequel to the hit trilogy "The Lord of the Rings," just became much cloudier with the news that helmer Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labryinth") has walked. The first of the films -- produced...
  • Playbill's Harry Haun foresees 'Fences' sweep at the Tony Awards

     
    Another veteran Tony Awards watcher is Harry Haun of Playbill. While Haun is in accord with David Sheward (Back Stage) about what will win the top races, he differs on who will claim some of the acting prizes as well as those tough-to-call technical...
  • Tony Awards: Denzel Washington’s big night

     
    Broadway uses TV and movie stars to get people to the theater. So it's no surprise that the Tony Awards use TV and movie stars to get people to their TV sets for Broadway's biggest night. You need those big names when going against the NBA Finals and...
  • 'Fences,' 'La Cage' top revivals with Tony Awards

     
    The first rialto revival of "Fences," the 1987 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner by August Wilson, won with the Tony Awards voters again this year. "Fences" also took the top acting prizes for Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. All of our pundits...
  • Denzel Washington and Viola Davis are Tony Awards champs for 'Fences'

     
    Two-time Oscar champ Denzel Washington ("Glory," "Training Day") won his first Tony Award for the first rialto revival of "Fences," the 1987 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner by August Wilson. Washington took the prize for his performance as Troy, a...