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Late Day Additions

New York Magazine Vulture Blog

Vulture Goes Backstage at the Tony Awards

Announcement of 'Working' at Old Globe

* Re-Worked Working, With New Material by Tony Winner Miranda, Will Play Old Globe (Playbll)
* Re-imagined Working, With Additional Songs by Miranda, to Play Old Globe (TheaterMania)

Mid-Day Additions


`Shut Up!' Bellows LuPone as She Grabs Tony Award; `South Pacific' Gets 7
Family dramas set in the northern reaches of Manhattan and Oklahoma took Broadway's top honors last night, as ``In the Heights'' and ``August: Osage County'' were named the season's best musical and play at the 2008 Tony Awards.

The Wicked Stage Blog

Ben There, Done That

Select Morning After The Tony Awards Coverage:

Associated Press
Tony Awards make a nod to the past and future
Broadway looked to the future -- and to its past -- at the 2008 Tony Awards with ''In the Heights,'' the best musical winner, and ''August: Osage County,'' the best play, sharing the spotlight with a nearly 60-year-old ''South Pacific.''.

Memorable quotes from Tony winners and presenters
Quotes from Tony Award winners and presenters at the 62nd annual Tonys Sunday at Radio City Music Hall.

Stars stay classy in glam gowns at Tony Awards
It was a fashion disaster-free night at Sunday's Tony Awards, even though one actress lost her Chanel the night before.

`In the Heights' takes best - musical Tony
''In the Heights,'' a joyous celebration of Latino life in the upper reaches of Manhattan, was named best musical at Sunday night's Tony Awards, while ''August: Osage County,'' Tracy Letts' scabrous tale of a dysfunctional Oklahoma family, took best play.

List of winners of the 2008 Tony Awards
Complete list of winners for the 62nd annual Tony Awards

New York Times
The Tonys Spread the Broadway Glory Around
Reflecting an eclectic Broadway season, the 62nd Annual Tony Awards decided to spread around the goodies
* Slide Show: Tony Award Winners
* Slide Show: Red Carpet


Backstage at Tony Awards: Blinding Lights, Loose Lips, `Surreal' Feelings
``South Pacific'' director Bartlett Sher stood in front of a wide-screen television last night at the Rainbow Room, watching his cast perform on the Tony Awards telecast across the street at Radio City Music Hall.

TimeOut NY Blog

Tony Awards…we win!!! (sorta)

Village Voice Blog

Michael Musto: Counting Tony Awards With Counting Crows

New York Magazine Vulture Blog

Richard Griffiths Harbors No Illusions About His Winkle

The Tony Awards: As Corny As Osage County in August

Tony Winners: ‘In the Heights,’ ‘August: Osage County’


The Winners Take It All!
TheaterMania goes backstage with Patti LuPone, Paulo Szot, Deanna Dunagan, Mark Rylance, and all of Tony Awards night's big winners


* Quotable Quotes: Highlights from the 2008 Tony Press Room
* Memorable Moments from the 2008 Tony Telecast
* What's Next for the 2008 Tony Winners
* Thank You! The 2008 Tony Award Acceptance Speeches

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Backstage at the Tonys
How excited am I to be going to the media room for the Tonys for the first time? So excited I have crossed all the way over into a kind of catatonia!

Chicago Tribune

The women of Steppenwolf get their moment in Tony spotlight

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago's Tony haul
It was an all but foregone conclusion that the 62nd annual Tony Awards ceremony from New York’s Radio City Music Hall Sunday night was going to be a grand affirmation of Chicago theater. Only two questions loomed...
* Behind the scenes and beyond the speeches at the Tonys
* Chicago Shakespeare Theater receives regional Tony
* Tony Awards red carpet a Chicago affair
* Surprise Tony nominee meeting

Los Angeles Times

Hip-hop hooray for 'In the Heights'

2008 Tony Awards: Oddly, the speeches were the best part

Highs, if not heights at the Tony Awards

Los Angeles Times - Gold Derby, The Envelope

Seattle Times

Intiman's Bartlett Sher takes home his first Tony

London Theatre Guide

Steps, Boeing, Rylance and Norton lift Tonys
Champagne corks were popping across London yesterday, when British transfers to Broadway collected five prestigious Tony Awards between them

Other Top Stories


Peter Filichia's Diary: The 2007-2008 Season from A-to-Z

St. Petersburg Times

Broadway standards
Performing Arts Critic John Fleming gives his picks for the best Broadway CDs on shelves.

The Times UK

Can drama compete against the musical?
Greta Scacchi on whether serious drama in the West End can compete with the muscle of the mighty musical


Celia Cruz coming home in musical
Even toward the end, with cancer and with time running out, Celia Cruz did not turn bitter. There was still azúcar in her life.

Chad Jones Theater Dogs Blog

Wild shows attacking San Francisco