2018 TONY Award Winners
Ari'el Stachel, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for "The Band's Visit," poses in the 72nd Annual Tony Awards Media Room at 3 West Club on June 10, 2018 in New York City.
Laurie Metcalf accepts the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play award for Edward Albee's Three Tall Women onstage during the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City.
The Band's Visit is a play that finds a common humanity between Arabs and Israeli's. Actor Tony Shalhoub, was named best actor in a musical, spoke about his father arriving at Ellis Island from Lebanon in 1920. Shalhoub said, "May we, their descendants, never lose sight of what they taught us." Ari'el Stachel, won the Tony for, best featured actor, praised the show for "telling a story about Arabs and Israelis getting along, at a time when we need that more than ever."
READING ZONE TOP PICKS
Senator John McCain, an American hero reflects on his life—and what matters most.
“I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here. Maybe I’ll have another five years. Maybe, with the advances in oncology, they’ll find new treatments for my cancer that will extend my life. Maybe I’ll be gone before you read this. My predicament is, well, rather unpredictable. But I’m prepared for either contingency, or at least I’m getting prepared. McCain looks back with appreciation on his years in the Senate, his historic 2008 campaign for the presidency against Barack Obama, and his crusades on behalf of democracy and human rights in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
An explosive exposé that lays out the story behind the Steele Dossier, December 2016. Luke Harding, the Guardian reporter and former Moscow bureau chief, quietly meets former MI6 officer Christopher Steele in a London pub to discuss President-elect Donald Trump’s Russia connections. A month later, Steele’s now-famous dossier sparks what may be the biggest scandal of the modern era. The names of the Americans involved are well-known—Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, George Papadopoulos, Carter Page—but here Harding also shines a light on powerful Russian figures like Aras Agalarov, Natalia Veselnitskaya, and Sergey Kislyak, whose motivations and instructions may have been coming from the highest echelons of the Kremlin.
The Music of Elton John and Bernie Taupin:
Bringing together a carefully curated selection of the world’s biggest and best artists, Revamp sees Elton John and co-writer Bernie Taupin’s best-loved songs reinterpreted by some of contemporary music’s most vital talents. The album spans a breathtaking array of styles, shining a light on Elton’s unparalleled influence across popular music of all genres, ranging from Hip-hop / Soul (Q-Tip, Mary J Blige) to Rock (The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age) to Pop (Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, P!nk & Logic).
“’It’s always a huge compliment when an artist loves your song enough to take the time and effort to rework it,” says Elton. “As songwriters, Bernie and myself are thrilled when singers we admire and respect as much as those on Revamp choose to add their own unique twist in the process. It means that our music is still relevant and ultimately that our songs continue to reach new audiences. We’re humbled and thank them all for their generosity.
Springsteen on Broadway
In 1965, inspired by a mop top group from Liverpool, 15-year-old Bruce Springsteen paid $18 for a guitar and the rest is history. With his lyrical talent and knack for matching 'the American Dream against the American reality', over powerful rock and roll, he has won legions of fans the world over. From the seductive opening bars of 'Born to Run' to the authority of 2016's 'The River', his activism and passion, he has constantly proven to be a prolific and relevant force in music for the last 40 years. Citing that he wanted to keep the event as 'personal and intimate as possible', he'll be blessing the 960 seat Walter Kerr Theatre for five nights a week for eight weeks this fall, promising a mixture of song and conversation for lucky ticket holders. See show...
A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."
Designer: Stella McCartney
Designed by Versace for Men
Disney's Frozen: The Broadway Musical
Disney made headlines when they announced that the long-awaited musical adaptation of the top-selling animated movie of all time would be coming to Broadway! Opening on March 22, 2018, Frozen thrilled the critics with high praise for Cassie Levy (Elsa) and Patti Murin (Anna),the soaring songs and the stage craft, including Sven the Reindeer and Olaf, who are brought to to life by some wonderful puppetry! Nominated for two Drama Desk Awards and 3 Tony Awards 2018! See show...
Hamilton on Broadway in New York
Tracing the life of Alexander Hamilton, a figure largely overlooked by history (except for his very dramatic death at the hands of Aaron Burr) Lin-Manuel's opus first came to him whilst on vacation when he happened to pick up Ron Chernow's lauded biography. Taken by the largely unknown story of America's first United States Secretary of The Treasury, he immediately began to sketch the outline of the musical. Citing Alexander's non-stop attitude to his life and work, Miranda felt that the score would benefit from a unique mixture of rap, hip-hop and classical musical theatre flourishes to tie the story to the present day.
Now housed at the Richard Rodgers Theatre for the foreseeable future, the rollicking historical epic is a true arbiter of our times, with its message of inclusivity, passion, diversity and resistance from oppression as relevant now as it ever was. See show...
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The latest chapter in the Harry Potter saga has arrived on Broadway! Transferring over from a hugely successful run in London's West End, The Cursed Child is a brand new Harry Potter story, co-created for the stage by JK Rowling and Bafta-winning screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne.
London's award winning cast travel over with the show, including Jamie Parker as Harry Potter, Noma Dumezweni as Hermione, Paul Thornley as Ron and Sam Clements and Anthony Boyle as new generation Albus and Scoripus. And just to prove that no expense has been spared in the production's move across the pond to Broadway, the NYC production has been nominated for NINE 2018 Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for Anthony Boyle!. See show...