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The long wait for Tony Awards 2020 results & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s great expectations for West End openings in the summer

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Voting has just begun for last year’s Tony Awards. Yes, you read that correctly. And no, there is no date for the actual (or even virtual) ceremony yet. In the topsy-turvy world that Covid-19 has wrought upon us, we’re wrestling with all sorts of improbabilities and impossibilities, but few events epitomise the very strangeness of this time and its repercussions than this weird situation.

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NEWS: The Inheritance receives 11 Tony Awards 2020 nominations

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Stephen Daldry has been nominated in the Best Director category for his staging of Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance, originally at London’s Young Vic Theatre before its West End transfer to the Noel Coward Theatre. The Olivier Award-winning play which transferred to Broadway in November 2019 received 11 nominations.

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NEWS: Big wins for Sonia Friedman Productions’ The Ferryman & Ink at the Tony Awards while National celebrates Hadestown & Network honours

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Sonia Friedman Productions is celebrating after the Broadway transfers of The Ferryman and Ink garnered six wins at the 2019 Tony Awards, while the National Theatre had plenty to be happy about following Bryan Cranston being named Best Leading Actor in a Play for Network and Hadestown (which finished a run at the National in January this year) scooping eight awards.

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NEWS: The Ferryman scores high in Tony Awards nominations, closely followed by Ink

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Sam Mendes’ Olivier Award-winning production of Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman received equal top billing at this week’s Tony Awards 2019 nominations announcement alongside the hit Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird. The productions both have nine nods including ones for Ferryman actors Paddy Considine (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play), Fionnula Flanagan and Laura Donnelly. The …

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NEWS: 11-time Tony winner Hamilton reopens Victoria Palace in Oct 2017

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HAMILTON, the Broadway musical, which won 11 Tony Awards last night including best musical, will have its London premiere in October 2017. The critically acclaimed musical has broken box office records on Broadway and has become a cultural sensation. HAMILTON will reopen the Victoria Palace Theatre, which is currently undergoing an extensive multi-million pound refurbishment.

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NEWS: Broadway’s An American in Paris opens in West End in March 2017

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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS bursts into life on the West End stage for the first time when Christopher Wheeldon’s multi award-winning new Broadway musical comes to London’s Dominion Theatre next spring. Inspired by the Oscar® winning film and featuring the timeless music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin with book by Craig Lucas, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS has preview performances from Saturday 4 March 2017 with the official opening night on Tuesday 21 March 2017.

Diary of a theatre addict: from the Tony’s to future Tony winners at ArtsEd

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I’ve been cramming the diary even fuller than usual, if that’s possible, over the last week, even allowing for the fact that I actually allowed myself a day off yesterday (imagine!), paying a social trip to have lunch with friends in Bath — and even resisting the temptation to see The Mother at the Ustinov studio, even though it had both a matinee and an evening performance I could have popped into see.

Diary of a theatre addict: from the Tony’s to future Tony winners at ArtsEd

In Awards, Broadway, Features, London theatre, Musicals, News, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

I’ve been cramming the diary even fuller than usual, if that’s possible, over the last week, even allowing for the fact that I actually allowed myself a day off yesterday (imagine!), paying a social trip to have lunch with friends in Bath — and even resisting the temptation to see The Mother at the Ustinov studio, even though it had both a matinee and an evening performance I could have popped into see.

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Press pass: Reviews and everything else you need to know about Bradley Cooper in The Elephant Man

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After nearly a week of staggered press performances, and one starry gala evening, the reviews are now out for the West End transfer for The Elephant Man, which is now running for a limited 12-week season until 8 August 2015 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Scott Ellis‘ production already comes trailing four Tony Awards nominations – […]

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Tony trivia: Twelfth Night is officially a history play

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Twelfth Night is generally classified as one of Shakespeare’s comedies, but last week it officially became a history play as well, after its phenomenal haul in this year’s Tony Awards nominations. Mark Rylance is already something of a Tony legend. He has won Best Actor twice for two other London transfers –1960s farce Boeing-Boeing in […]