Musical theater

Bette Midler presents the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2017 - 10:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Select list of winners of the 2017 Tony Awards, announced Sunday: Best Musical: "Dear Evan Hansen." Best Play: "Oslo." Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics): "Dear Evan Hansen." Best Revival of a Play: "August Wilson's Jitney." Best Revival of a Musical: "Hello, Dolly!" Best...
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Ben Platt and the cast of "Dear Evan Hansen" perform at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2017 - 9:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Dear Evan Hansen," the touching, heartfelt musical about young outsiders, became very popular as the Tony Awards rumbled toward its conclusion, winning statuettes for best book, score, orchestrations and best featured actress. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who recently won Oscars for...
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Ben Platt and the cast of "Dear Evan Hansen" perform at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2017 - 8:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Dear Evan Hansen," the touching, heartfelt musical about young outsiders, became very popular as the Tony Awards reached its midpoint on Sunday, winning statuettes for best book, score, orchestrations and best featured actress. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who recently won Oscars...
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Laurie Metcalf arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2017 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 9:38 p.m. Laurie Metcalf has won her first Tony Award, winning best actress honors in "A Doll's House, Part 2." Metcalf, an original member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater, plays Henrik Ibsen's famous heroine, Nora Helmer, 15 years...
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Cynthia Nixon arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2017 - 7:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 8:46 p.m. Cynthia Nixon won her second Tony Award, this time for her work in Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes." Nixon, who played lawyer Miranda on TV in "Sex and the City" from 1998 to 2004, has also been a steady presence on...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2015 file photo, the cast of "Jersey Boys" performs at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Kevin Spacey, the Oscar-winning “House of Cards” star who happens to have a Tony Award of his own, will host this year's awards show on Sunday. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
June 10, 2017 - 11:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Awards kick off with Kevin Spacey as its first-time host hoping to shake the telecast's post-"Hamilton" hangover. The leading musical Tony nominees on Sunday are "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812" with 12 nominations, "Dear Evan Hansen" with nine and "Hello,...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2015 file photo, the cast of "Jersey Boys" performs at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Kevin Spacey, the Oscar-winning “House of Cards” star who happens to have a Tony Award of his own, will host this year's awards show on Sunday. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
June 10, 2017 - 11:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Awards kick off with Kevin Spacey as its first-time host hoping to shake the telecast's post-"Hamilton" hangover. The leading musical nominees on Sunday are "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812" with 12 nominations, "Dear Evan Hansen" with nine and "Hello, Dolly...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows a scene from, "Kong: Skull Island." A musical version of "King Kong" is hoping to make Broadway go bananas. Officials at Global Creatures, the Australian company behind the hit arena show "Walking With Dinosaurs," said Wednesday their version of the classic ape story will land in the fall of 2018 at the Broadway Theatre. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
May 17, 2017 - 10:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A musical version of "King Kong" is hoping to make Broadway go bananas. Officials at Global Creatures, the Australian company behind the hit arena show "Walking With Dinosaurs," said Wednesday their version of the classic ape story will land at the Broadway Theatre in the fall of...
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May 17, 2017 - 10:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A musical version of "King Kong" is hoping to make Broadway go bananas. Officials at Global Creatures, the Australian company behind the hit arena show "Walking With Dinosaurs," said Wednesday their version of the classic ape story will land at the Broadway Theatre in the fall of...
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This image released by Boneau.Bryan-Brown shows, foreground from left, John Earl Jelks, Michelle Wilson, Johanna Day and Alison Wright during a performance of Lynn Nottage's play, "Sweat," at Studio 54 in New York. The play, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for drama on April 10, is a likely contender for a Tony Award for best play. Tony Award nominations will be announced on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan-Brown via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," a sung-through musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, which also saw nods for Bette Midler, Kevin Kline, Josh Groban, Danny...
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