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  • Tony Awards 2014: Many categories remain wide open

    A surprise? At an awards show? The forgone-conclusion nature that is increasingly endemic to entertainment awards shows doesn't hold true for this year's Tony Awards in New York. Many of the categories remain wide open, including the evening's biggest...
  • Unlikely civil rights hero

    Unlikely civil rights hero
    All of his senatorial colleagues were present and the galleries were packed on June 10, 1964, when Everett Dirksen rose to speak to the most far-reaching legislative proposal since the New Deal. The senior senator from Illinois was a celebrated orator,...
  • Tony Awards 2014: 'Gentleman's Guide' shows big rewards in risk-taking

    Tony Awards 2014: 'Gentleman's Guide' shows big rewards in risk-taking
    "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," the musical with no marquee names or obvious marketing hook, won big at the Tony Awards on Sunday night, proving that a droll Edwardian tale of homicide, a few murderously clever patter songs and the killingly funny...
  • Exhibit at Thompson Center commemorates Civil Rights Act

    Exhibit at Thompson Center commemorates Civil Rights Act
    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, state officials will unveil an exhibit commemorating the Freedom Riders who drew national attention to segregation in the south. The state Department of Human Rights will hold...
  • Jules Witcover: On presidential firings

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive known for patience and dislike of wielding...
  • Tony Awards Backstage: Bryan Cranston Compares Stage Acting to Crystal Meth

    The winners of the 2014 Tony Awards converged backstage with their glittering new hardware in hand. Here's a look at the emotional outbursts, moments of hilarity and off-the-cuff confessions from the press room on Broadway's biggest night. Best Leading...
  • Tony Awards 2014: Bryan Cranston wins best actor in a play

    Bryan Cranston won the Tony Award for lead actor in a play on Sunday for his performance as President Lyndon B. Johnson in the historical drama "All the Way" by Robert Schenkkan.  Cranston, former star of TV's "Breaking Bad" and "Malcolm in the Middle,"...
  • Tony Awards 2014: 'All the Way' wins best play

    Tony Awards 2014: 'All the Way' wins best play
    "All the Way," a nearly three-hour historical drama about the early months of the Lyndon B. Johnson presidency, took home the Tony Award for new play on Sunday. The play, written by Robert Schenkkan and starring Bryan Cranston, opened in March at the Neil...
  • Tony Awards 2014: Bryan Cranston equates win he 'stole' to blue meth

    Tony Awards 2014: Bryan Cranston equates win he 'stole' to blue meth
    Bryan Cranston won a Tony Award on Sunday for his portrayal of the charismatic 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, in "All the Way," and the television and stage actor brought his own charisma backstage when talking to reporters after clinching the honor....
  • Tony Awards: 'Hedwig,' 'Raisin in the Sun,' Audra McDonald win big

    Tony Awards: 'Hedwig,' 'Raisin in the Sun,'  Audra McDonald win big
    Hosting the Tony Awards on Sunday night, Hugh Jackman cracked the Broadway season had something for everyone, from cross dressers to drag queens. His words proved prophetic as "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" — about a rock singer who had a botched...
  • Tonys 2014: Magical moments on the red carpet, backstage

    Tonys 2014: Magical moments on the red carpet, backstage
    There was the TV telecast that millions watched. And then there were backstage and red carpet moments at the Tony Awards that you might have missed — like James Monroe Iglehart revealing his plans to celebrate his win for featured actor, musical for...