Tony Awards

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 31, 2019 - 7:43 pm
A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 1996, file photo, composer Jerry Herman displays his book "Showtune," in New York. Herman, the Tony Award-winning composer behind "Hello, Dolly!" and "La Cage aux Folles," has died at age 88. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)
December 27, 2019 - 11:52 am
Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman, who wrote the cheerful, good-natured music and lyrics for such classic shows as "Mame," "Hello, Dolly!" and "La Cage aux Folles," died Thursday. He was 88. His goddaughter Jane Dorian confirmed his death to The Associated Press early Friday. He died of...
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Spike Lee, winner of the award for best adapted screenplay for "BlacKkKlansman" jumps into the arms of presenter Samuel L. Jackson as fellow presenter Brie Larson, right, looks on, at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2019. It was the first Oscar awarded to the veteran filmmaker. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
December 19, 2019 - 12:41 pm
The fabulous reaction Phoebe Waller-Bridge gave when winning a trophy at the Emmy Awards, the time Spike Lee gleefully jumped into the arms of Samuel L. Jackson at the Oscars and a dynamic shot of Maggie Rogers performing at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival are among the top entertainment...
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FILE - In this June 4, 1995 file photo, Harold Prince holds his Tony award for best director in a musical for "Show Boat," at Broadway's Minskoff Theater in New York. Prince, who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as “The Phantom of the Oepra,” "Cabaret," "Company" and "Sweeney Todd" and won a staggering 21 Tony Awards, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, after a brief illness in Reykjavik, Iceland. He was 91. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 31, 2019 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "Sweeney Todd" and won a staggering 21 Tony Awards, has died. Prince was 91. Prince's publicist Rick...
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Ali Stroker accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!"at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 10, 2019 - 4:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When effervescent actress Ali Stroker came onstage to accept her historic trophy as the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony, it wasn't just the feel-good moment of the night. It may have been one of the most joyous Tony moments in years. The crowd jumped to its feet in unison...
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Ali Stroker accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!"at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 09, 2019 - 11:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When she sings, Ali Stroker says, she has "no limitations." That was clear on Sunday as Stroker performed and made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to capture a Tony Award. She earned the trophy for her portrayal of Ado Annie in Daniel Fish's dark revisionist revival of...
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Andre De Shields , left, and Reeve Carney, of the cast of "Hadestown" perform at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 09, 2019 - 10:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 11:10 p.m. "Hadestown," the brooding musical about the underworld, has reason to smile broadly: It's the best new musical Tony Award winner. Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell's folk-opera intertwines the myths of Orpheus and Eurydice,...
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Rachel Chavkin poses in the press room with the award for best direction of a musical for "Hadestown" at the 73rd annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 09, 2019 - 9:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The arty and original "Hadestown" was leading the Tony Awards with seven wins, including a rare win for a woman director of a musical, while Ali Stroker made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony Award. Stroker, paralyzed from the chest down due to a car crash...
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June 09, 2019 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's only 10 a.m. but Broadway star Alex Brightman is already sweating. The actor, who plays the delightfully demonic title character in the musical adaptation of "Beetlejuice," has joined cast members to rehearse the show's irreverent opening number ahead of Sunday's Tony Awards...
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This image released by Madeline Michel shows Monticello Drama director Michel, foreground left, on stage with Monticello High School students in Charlottesville, Va. Michel will be the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Theatre Education Award on June 9 at the Tony Awards in New York City. (Madeline Michel via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 1:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, who has encouraged her students to explore their differences and heal riffs, especially following a deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in the city. Madeline Michel from...
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