Tony Awards

NEW YORK | A theme of tolerance, inclusion at this year’s Tony Awards

NEW YORK—A small-scale, intimate musical about hard-won cultural understanding was an altogether apt Tony winner on a night where tolerance and inclusion were constant themes. “The Band’s Visit,” about an Egyptian police band that gets stranded in a remote Israeli desert town, forcing both sides to get to know each other, triumphed over much flashier … Continue reading NEW YORK | A theme of tolerance, inclusion at this year’s Tony Awards

NEW YORK  | Robert De Niro bleeped at Tony Awards for Trump F-bomb

NEW YORK  — With a bleep on live television and double fists raised in the air, Robert De Niro got the theater crowd on its feet at the Tony Awards with a rousing political introduction of his old friend Bruce Springsteen that was focused squarely elsewhere: on President Donald Trump. De Niro, a staunch Trump … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Robert De Niro bleeped at Tony Awards for Trump F-bomb

NEW YORK | The Latest: Tony nominees react with ‘deep joy,’ delight

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on nominations for the Tony Awards (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Tony nominees are checking their text messages and counting their blessings after the nods were announced Tuesday morning. Katrina Lenk, receiving her first nomination for the musical “The Band’s Visit,” calls it “a deep joy.” She’s planning to … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Tony nominees react with ‘deep joy,’ delight

Intimate, wrenching ‘Evan Hansen’ takes top honors at Tonys

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Tonys – An intimate, heart-wrenching musical about loneliness, teen angst and suicide in the age of hyperconnectivity capped its unlikely journey to Broadway smash by winning top honors at the Tonys. “Dear Evan Hansen,” starring 23-year-old Ben Platt in a breakout — and knockout — performance, took six awards Sunday evening … Continue reading Intimate, wrenching ‘Evan Hansen’ takes top honors at Tonys

James Earl Jones to get Tony Award for lifetime achievement

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Two-time Tony Award winner James Earl Jones will soon get a third — for lifetime achievement. The Tony Awards Administration Committee said Thursday that Jones will receive the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre on June 11 at the Tony Awards. Jones, the voice of Darth Vader and … Continue reading James Earl Jones to get Tony Award for lifetime achievement

Movie and TV star Kevin Spacey to host the Tony Awards show

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Kevin Spacey has been picked to host this year’s Tony Awards, putting the award-winning star of “House of Cards” in the unenviable position of steering a telecast surely facing a post-“Hamilton” hangover. The telecast on June 11 will originate from the 6,000-seat Radio City Music Hall, and producers are sure to … Continue reading Movie and TV star Kevin Spacey to host the Tony Awards show