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  • Who will win the Tony Awards: David Sheward makes brave early predictions

     
    Soon after the Tony Award nominations were announced, Gold Derby cornered one of Broadway's shrewdest gurus to get his take on who's out front to win: David Sheward, executive editor of Back Stage. Every year Sheward has one of the best track records...
  • Tony Awards nominations led by new works 'Fela!' and 'Red' and revivals of 'La Cage aux Folles' and 'Fences'

     
    "Fela!" -- a musical about Nigerian composer and activist Fela Kuti -- and "Red" -- a two-hander about abstract expressionist Mark Rothko -- lead the nominations announced Tuesday for the 64th annual Tony Awards. Winners will be announced on June 13 at...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Betty White as host of the Oscars or Emmys? | Will Betty White be nominated for Daytime Emmys on Wednesday? | Helen Mirren seeing double | Drama League Awards details

     
    • First Facebook fans petitioned to have Betty White host "Saturday Night Live." Now, following her critically praised appearance Saturday that earned the late-night staple its best ratings in 18 months, there are online campaigns to have her host the...
  • Thursday's TV Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies The Early Show Cate Blanchett. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Michael Douglas; Shia LaBeouf; Carey Mulligan; Josh Brolin; Frank......
  • 'Memphis' and 'The Royal Family' top Outer Critics Circle Awards nominations

     
    The new musical "Memphis" and the old chestnut "The Royal Family" lead with seven Outer Critics Circle nominations apiece. Not surprisingly, the latter -- a George S. Kaufman-Edna Ferber 1927 comedy based on the Barrymores -- netted three acting bids,...
  • Experts predict Tony Award nominations

     
    There's a lot of drama surrounding the Tony Award nominations, which will be unveiled Tuesday. Take, for example, the battle over best musical. The pundits cited below are split over eight contenders to take those four category slots. "American Idiot"...
  • Tony Awards rulings continue to confuse category placement

     
    On Friday, the administration committee for the Tony Awards convened for the fourth and final time this theater season. The committee is made up of two dozen theater folk, with 10 apiece from the Broadway League and the American Theater Wing -- which...
  • Happy 85th birthday, Elaine Stritch

     
    Elaine Stritch celebrates her 85th birthday Tuesday night at the Café Carlyle. It’s the final performance of her cabaret show, “At Home at the Carlyle: Elaine Stritch Singin’ Sondheim... One Song at a Time,” and Stephen Sondheim (or rather Mr.......
  • What it's like to work with Stephen Sondheim

     
    Few people have turned 80 with the fanfare shown Stephen Sondheim. There have been special concerts and galas and the renaming of a Broadway theater after the composer and lyricist. Opening next week on Broadway is the Roundabout Theatre Company’s......
  • Theater review: 'Sondheim on Sondheim' at Studio 54

     
    NEW YORK — The birthday fuss has indeed been getting out of hand. But no artist in the American theater deserves it more than Stephen Sondheim, who became an octogenarian this year and has been keeping a couple of other......
  • Will 'Sondheim on Sondheim' hit right notes at Tony Awards?

     
    Among the many 80th birthday tributes to Broadway tunesmith Stephen Sondheim is a new musical revue -- "Sondheim on Sondheim" -- that opened to mixed reviews Thursday. This is the third such show saluting Sondheim to come to the rialto over the years....