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  • 2010 Tony Awards: 'Memphis' rocks, Logan paints the Tonys 'Red'

     
    "Million Dollar Quartet" cast member Levi Kreis shares the keyboard with Tony Awards host Sean Hayes at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday night. Kreis won the award for best featured actor in a musical for his role as Jerry......
  • Live coverage: the Tony Awards from New York

     
    8:20 p.m.: “Memphis” took home the award for best new musical at the 64th annual Tony Awards, bringing its total wins to four for the evening. The production, which had a staging at the La Jolla Playhouse before moving to......
  • Monster Mash: 'Red,' 'Memphis' win Tonys; Getty CEO James Wood mourned; new orchestra leader in Philly

     
    Tony winners: "Red," a drama about Mark Rothko; "Memphis," a musical inspired by an episode from the birth of rock 'n' roll; and "Fences," the August Wilson revival with Denzel Washington are big Tony winners as Hollywood stars prosper. (Los......
  • Gold rush for 'Red' at Tony Awards

     
    "Red" -- the John Logan two-hander about abstract artist Mark Rothko and his assistant -- was the big winner at Sunday's Tony Awards, prevailing in six of its seven bids: best play, featured actor (Eddie Redmayne), director (Michael Grandage), lighting...
  • Denzel Washington and Viola Davis dish 'Fences' and August Wilson in the Tonys press room

     
    Denzel Washington and Viola Davis spent some quality time with us journos in the press room at the Tony Awards, but, unfortunately, I could only grab a few minutes of their comments. A security goon ordered me to shut off my camera as soon as I started....
  • *Theater review: 'Thurgood' at Geffen Playhouse (updated)

     
    In a recent poll testing the knowledge of basic American history, more than a quarter of those surveyed didn’t know that the U.S. gained its independence from Great Britain. OK, here’s a chance at redemption: How many of you can......
  • Obamas find a way to do Broadway at home, hosting star-studded PBS taping

     
    During the administration of President George W. Bush, news that Tony was to be heavily represented at a fete in the East Room of the White House would have suggested a British theme to the evening, with emissaries of then-Prime......
  • Broadway's theater schedule for August

    Here's what's playing on Broadway through the end of August. Note that although some of these shows' official opening dates aren't until September or later, preview performances are offered. -- Avital Binshtock "A Chorus Line": This lively exploration...
  • Laurence Fishburne Officially Joining 'CSI' Team

    After a month of rumor and speculation, Laurence Fishburne has officially signed on to join the cast of CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." While not technically replacing exiting series star and executive producer William Petersen, Fishburne will...
  • 'The Bones of Lesser Men' by Yves Lola St. Vil at Met Theatre

    'The Bones of Lesser Men' by Yves Lola St. Vil at Met Theatre
    In the most complimentary sense, Yves Lola St. Vil's "The Bones of Lesser Men" at the Met Theatre is an ensemble piece that follows in the stylistic footsteps of the late August Wilson. Set in a diner that serves as the heart and soul for an impoverished...
  • Ebony Repertory Theatre aims to set 'a high bar'

    Ebony Repertory Theatre aims to set 'a high bar'
    Wren T. Brown recalls growing up in the 1960s in a modest South Los Angeles neighborhood off a lively Washington Boulevard corridor, invigorated by popular night spots, such as the Ebony Showcase Theatre, the It Club and the Parisian Room. "It was a...