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Late Day Addition

New York Magazine - Vulture Blog

Tony Awards: ‘Times,’ ‘Post’ Both Predict Stew Upset

Mid-Day Additions

The Envelope - Los Angeles Times


Broadway Stars Prepare For Sunday's Tony Awards



Announcement of Casting for Shepard's Kicking a Dead Horse at the Public Theater

* Piszel Will Join Rea for Public's Kicking a Dead Horse (Playbill)
* Piszel, Rea Set for Shepard's Kicking a Dead Horse (TheaterMania)

ATW News

ATW News Digest - ''Tis Pity She's a Whore' opens in S.F. - read the reviews

ATW News Digest - 'Hired Man' opens off-Broadway - read the reviews (UPDATED 6/13/08)

New York Times

Sunday in the Dark With Tony?
With the 62nd annual Tony ceremony at Radio City Music Hall only a couple of days away, it is time once again to throw some darts.

New York Post

Riedel: 'County'-ing on a Tony
Let's unpack the crystal ball, give it a good shake and see who's going to win a Tony on Sunday night. BEST PLAY You don't really need the crystal ball for this one: "August: Osage County" - which wags have dubbed "Long Day's Journey Into Oklahoma" - hands down. Playwright Tracy Letts' shelf is...

New York Daily News

Whoopi Goldberg gives her regards to Broadway
We already know Whoopi Goldberg will be wearing fashions by "Project Runway" winner Christian Siriano when she hosts the Tonys on Sunday night at 8 on CBS. But what surprises will she have up those glam sleeves?

New York Journal News

The real winners of 2008
With the Tony Awards arriving Sunday, it's fairly easy to predict which new shows will still be around a year from now. The sad thing is that they won't be the best ones. They'll be the ones that are built to last, drawing endless crowds of clueless tourists to middle-brow entertainment.


Broadway's Tony Awards, Battling Kobe Bryant, Offer Suspense, Low Ratings
Who cares about Kobe Bryant and Game 5 of the National Basketball Association finals on Sunday night? Broadway's 62nd Annual Tony Awards promises plenty of drama.


Tonys: Who should win, who will win

Strong season for musicals, old and new

On tour: Broadway shares the wealth

Wall Street Journal

Down for 'The Count' and the Bard
At the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, a full-time resident company performs a diversified repertory of plays and musicals, including a piping-hot modern-dress version of "Romeo and Juliet."

Los Angeles Times

Alice Ripley in 'The Who's Tommy' on her terms
The Tony-nominated actress and pop musician is about to become a mother for...

Chicago Tribune - Theater Loop Blog

Metzgar's About Face action plan is action, and advocacy
Under new artistic director Bonnie Metzgar, Chicago's About Face Theatre will be quite a different operation. Social consciousness has risen to the fore. "I think we can do important, inclusive theater," said the 43-year-old Chicago newcomer in a recent interview....

Houston Chronicle

Song-and-dance man Denman a showstopper at Alley
Any time Jeffry Denman energizes the stage with his vibrant singing, exuberant dancing and irrepressible clowning, The Gershwins' An American in Paris takes wing.

Denver Post

From Stanley to Sweeney Todd, stage can birth pop-culture cool

The Independent

Spacey to hold visiting professorship at Oxford

The Guardian - Performing Arts Blog

Benjamin Ivry: Should In the Heights be grittier?