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Broadway lights will be dimmed for Philip Seymour Hoffman

Broadway lights will be dimmed for Philip Seymour Hoffman

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The Broadway League says theater marquee lights will be dimmed for a minute Wednesday night in honor of the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
'Titanic' to play Toronto before its Broadway bow

'Titanic' to play Toronto before its Broadway bow

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The stage musical "Titanic" will play a six-week engagement at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto this summer before heading to Broadway, producers said.
Frozen headed to Broadway

Frozen headed to Broadway

Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Disney is very pleased with the success of "Frozen," and it's planning on doubling-down by bringing the smash hit to Broadway.
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Liza Minnelli breaks wrist while rehearsing at home

Liza Minnelli breaks wrist while rehearsing at home

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Entertainer Liza Minnelli performed at a New York charity event Monday night, despite breaking her wrist while rehearsing at her home last weekend.
Tony Awards to take place June 8 at Radio City Music Hall

Tony Awards to take place June 8 at Radio City Music Hall

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The 68th annual Tony Awards ceremony is to be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York June 8, CBS announced Wednesday.
'Peter and the Starcatcher' play to close off-Broadway

'Peter and the Starcatcher' play to close off-Broadway

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The producers of "Peter and the Starcatcher" say the "Peter Pan" prequel is to play its final performance off-Broadway Jan. 12.
'Behind the Candelabra' wins 8 creative prime time Emmys

'Behind the Candelabra' wins 8 creative prime time Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- "Behind the Candelabra" won big in Los Angeles Sunday when the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented its Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards.
Neil Patrick Harris plans return to Broadway in 'Hedwig'

Neil Patrick Harris plans return to Broadway in 'Hedwig'

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Neil Patrick Harris will return to Broadway this spring for the first time in nine years in a new staging of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," producers announced.
Broadway to dim its marquee lights for the late actress Julie Harris

Broadway to dim its marquee lights for the late actress Julie Harris

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Broadway community says it will honor the late actress Julie Harris by dimming the marquees of theaters for a minute Wednesday night.
Jane Lynch and wife Lara Embry divorcing

Jane Lynch and wife Lara Embry divorcing

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Jane Lynch and her psychologist wife Lara Embry are getting a divorce, UsMagazine.com reported Monday.
Broadway stars joke about their canceled TV shows

Broadway stars joke about their canceled TV shows

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- Broadway stars Andrew Rannells, Megan Hilty and Laura Benanti joked about their failed forays into television in a musical number at the Tony Awards show.
'Kinky Boots,' 'Pippin,' 'Vanya,' 'Woolf' win big at Tony Awards

'Kinky Boots,' 'Pippin,' 'Vanya,' 'Woolf' win big at Tony Awards

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- "Kinky Boots," the feel-good story about a British factory that produces fabulous shoes for drag queens, was named Best Musical at the Tony Awards in New York.
Tim Minchin helps out on animated movie 'Larrikins'

Tim Minchin helps out on animated movie 'Larrikins'

GLENDALE, Calif., June 7 (UPI) -- British-Australian composer, comedian, actor and writer Tim Minchin has joined the creative team of the film "Larrikins," DreamWorks Animation said.
'Matilda,' 'Pippin' stars to perform at Tony Awards

'Matilda,' 'Pippin' stars to perform at Tony Awards

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- This weekend's Tony Awards show will feature performances by the casts of the Broadway musicals "Annie," "Bring It On," "Kinky Boots," "Matilda" and "Pippin."
Sally Field, Mike Tyson to be Tony Awards presenters

Sally Field, Mike Tyson to be Tony Awards presenters

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Sally Field, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mike Tyson, Sigourney Weaver and Steven Van Zandt are to be presenters at Sunday's Tony Awards show in New York, CBS announced.
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NYP98060806 - 8 JUNE 1998 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Tony presentor actor Gregory Hines with1998 Tony Award winner Audra McDonald-Best Featured Actress/Musical-"Ragtime" became the first woman in the 52 year history of the awards ceremonies to win consecutive Tony Awards for her performances in 3 different productions ("The Master Class--Carousel--Ragtime") at the 52nd annual Tony Awards ceremonies held June 7th at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. UPI ep/Ezio Petersen
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The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American theatre and are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League at an annual ceremony in New York City. The awards are for Broadway productions and performances, and an award is given for regional theatre. A discretionary non-competitive Special Tony Award and the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre are also given. The awards are named after Antoinette Perry, co-founder of the American Theatre Wing.

The rules for the Tony Awards are set forth in the official document "Rules and Regulations of The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards", which applies for each season only. The Tony Awards are considered the highest U.S. theatre honor, the U.S. theatre industry's equivalent to the Academy Awards (Oscars) for motion pictures. In British theatre, the equivalent of the Tony Award is the Laurence Olivier Award.

Since 1997, the Tony Awards ceremony has generally been held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in June and broadcast live on CBS television. The 63rd Tony Awards ceremony is scheduled to be held on June 7, 2009, at Radio City Music Hall, with a three-hour broadcast on CBS.

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