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Tony Awards 2014: Year of the Drama Queens

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

If you, too, love the theater, there was very little not to love about this year’s Tony Awards program. All in all, it was a delight. Speeches were sincere and brief. Excerpts from nominated shows were exhilarating. This was a celebration of the men—and particularly, the women—who give it their all eight shows a week.

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News · Theater

Women of Reinvention: Back to the Boards

By Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins

She was the successful manager of a well-regarded restaurant. She was in her forties and had lost all her contacts. Still, she had to go back to the theater: “When you walk away from something you love, it doesn’t really go away. It simmers. It hides. It never lets you engage fully in what you’ve chosen to do. And then comes the lightning bolt.”

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Arts & Culture · Theater

Tonys 2013: Long Live the Drama Queens!

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

"There's No Business Like Show Business," the song proclaims.This past Sunday night, the crowd at Radio City Music Hall—along with millions of people watching the 67th Annual Tony Awards online and from home—would have agreed wholeheartedly. With so much extraordinary singing and dancing and acting, the level of joy was downright show-stopping.

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News · Theater

The Broadway League at Tony Time

By Charlotte St. Martin
By Charlotte St. Martin

My No. 1 passion was the theater. So when a headhunter presented me with the role of Executive Director of the Broadway League, I knew it was the perfect role for my second act. Who gets to take her avocation and make it her vocation?

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Theater

Women to Watch at the 2013 Tony Awards

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

There will be a lot of talented women waiting in the wings at Sunday night’s Tony Awards (June 9, 8.m. EST, on CBS). There’s a distinct possibility that women will win both Best Direction of a Play and Best Direction of a Musical. And, if Cyndi Lauper wins Best Original Score, she will be the first woman to do so.

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