It's offically Tony Awards season! View a complete list of the nominees - announced on Tuesday by Kristin Chenoweth and Jim Parsons - as well as the nominations by the numbers. Go behind the scenes with the nominees on press day, and read what they had to say about their nominations! Plus, don't forget to visit BroadwayWorld's 2012 Tony Awards HQ, featuring quizzes, videos and much more!
Two shows were this week confirmed to play on Broadway: BIG KNIFE, starring Tony Award nominee Bobby Cannavale; and REBECCA, which was originally scheduled for this spring, will open November 18 at the Broadhurst Theatre. The BIG KNIFE revival, presented by Roundabout Theatre Company, will feature the direction of Doug Hughes and centers around a movie star with a past secret in the golden age of Hollywood cinema. REBECCA - a hit in Vienna, making its Broadway debut - will feature Karen Mason, Howard McGillin, James Barbour and more.
The week also featured several other celebrations along with the Tony buzz - the New York Pops honored Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens with performances from some of Broadway's brightest. MTC held its annual gala, SPIDER-MAN star Patrick Page celebrated his birthday with a surprise from the cast and crew, Broadway sang Adele, the The White House Correspondents’ Association held its 98th annual dinner and more!
Meet the cast of Encores! GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES - and get a first look at Corbin Bleu in GODSPELL, hear what Jim Parsons had to say on his upcoming return to Broadway in HARVEY and see the LEAP OF FAITH Gypsy Robe ceremony!
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ON THIS DAY featured DAMN YANKEES, SWEET CHARITY, LOVEMUSIK, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, INTO THE WOODS and RENT!
THE LION KING topped this week's total gross, followed closely by WICKED and THE BOOK OF MORMON. Rounding out the top five (and the remaining two shows to gross over $1 million) were EVITA with $1.5 million and SPIDER-MAN, with approximately $1.4 million.
BWW TV unveiled a new episode of CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow as well as Tony interviews and the season finale of SUBMISSIONS ONLY, featuring Nick Jonas, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and many more!