Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Fantasia Open Show With ‘After Midnight’ Number ~article from The Hollywood Reporter

The Tony Awards kicked off with a high-energy song-and-dance spectacle on the Radio City Music Hall stage, featuring Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Fantasia Barrino and the cast of After Midnight. – See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/video-tonys-2014-midnight-performance-710079#sthash.MUrNJum0.dpuf  Read more.. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/video-tonys-2014-midnight-performance-710079

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List of winners from the 2014 Tony Awards~article from USA Today

Broadway’s top talent gathered for the Tony Awards Sunday night. The winners and nominees: Read more… http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2014/06/08/2014-tony-awards-winners-list/10205531/

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Tonys Analysis: Why Did the Awards Break the Way They Did?~article from CBS.com

NEW YORK – At the 68th Tony Awards on Sunday night, some shows won more and bigger prizes than others — most notably, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, All the Way, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and A…

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2014 Tony Awards: ‘Gentleman’s Guide’ and ‘All the Way’ Take Top Honors~article from The New York Times

Charles Isherwood, a theater critic for The Times, and Eric Grode, a writer and critic for The Times, live-blogged the 68th annual Tony Awards.  Read more… http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/08/2014-tony-awards-live-coverage/

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2014 Tony Awards: ‘Gentleman’s Guide’ and ‘All the Way’ Are Named Top Shows~article from The New York Times

Overcoming death-defying odds — modest ticket sales, little-known stars and limited appeal to tourists — “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” won the Tony Award for best musical on Sunday night, in a ceremony that stood out for spreading…

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder & Hedwig & the Angry Inch Top 2014 Tony Awards~article from Broadway.com

hey’re getting away with murder and four Tonys! A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder was the big winner at the 2014 Tony Awards, receiving the trophy for Best Musical and three others, including Best Director of a Musical for…

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Picture Perfect! Cinderella Star Fran Drescher Has a Ball at Her Sardi’s Surprise Party~article from Broadway.com

We always knew Cinderella funny gal Fran Drescher was a character—and now she has her very own caricature at Sardi’s! The Broadway star was surprised by her castmates at the legendary Theater District restaurant on June 3, and they presented…

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Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA’s Fran Drescher Unveils Sardi’s Portrait~broadwayworld.com

The company of Cinderella gathered at Sardi’s yesterday t o celebrate the official portrait unveiling for stage and screen star Fran Drescher. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the festivities below! The Tony Award-winning musical CINDERELLA on Broadway — starring Grammy-nominated,…

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Isabel Toledo’s Beauty and Fitness Regimen~article from The New York Times

Born in Cuba and raised in West New York, N.J., Isabel Toledo, 54, has been designing a namesake women’s wear line since 1984. Aside from dressing Michelle Obama on occasion and collaborating with Lane Bryant, Ms. Toledo designed the costumes…

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Isabel Toledo Makes A Rare Foray from High Fashion to Broadway~article from Blouinartinfo.com

From time to time, high fashion designers have timidly dipped their toe into the Broadway world. Halston designed the costumes for 1977’s “The Act” at the request of his friend Liza Minnelli. Pierre Balmain worked on the 1980 musical “Happy…

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V.F. Portraits: The Tony Contenders~article from Vanity Fair

What a year it was on Broadway: there was cross-dressing, tragedy, iconic female singers, magic lamps, gangster musicals, friendly murders, and let’s not forget Rocky. Now, after a year of playbill hoarding, theatergoers are gearing up for Sunday’s Tony Awards….

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BWW Crash Course: Your Study Guide to the Tony Nominated Musicals~article from Broadway World

Look, we get it, whether due to budget or geography, you didn’t see every show of the Broadway season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be fully up-to-date for this Sunday’s Tony Awards. To help get you prepared for theatre’s…

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AFTER MIDNIGHT Tops Winners at 32nd Annual Astaire Awards~article from Broadway World

The 32nd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards were held on Monday, June 2 at 7:30pm at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The winners for the evening were Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards (After Midnight) & Karine Plantadit (AfterMidnight) a…

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After Midnight Dominates the 2014 Astaire Awards~article from Broadway.com

Tony nominee After Midnight swept the 32nd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards on June 2. The tuner’s Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards and Karine Plantadit were a tie for Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show, while Jared Grimes won for…

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Photo Coverage: Inside the Drama Desk Awards Winners’ Room with Mays, McDonald, Cranston, Mueller, Harris & More!~article from Broadway World

Just last night, Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (“The Sound of Music Live!”, Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) hosted the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street)….

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Idina Menzel, Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, and More Arrive at the 2014 Drama Desk Awards~article from Theatermania

The stars came out for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards Ceremony, held June 1 at Town Hall in Manhattan. This year’s roster of nominees, decided by the organization of theater critics, writers, and editors, included Broadway favorites Idina Menzel,…

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Winners of 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards Announced; Gentleman’s Guide and All The Way Win Top Prizes~article from Playbill.com

The 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards, honoring shows that opened on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway during the 2013-14 New York theatre season, were presented June 1 at The Town Hall in Manhattan.

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Gentleman’s Guide Wins Big at 2014 Drama Desk Awards~article from Broadway.com

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder was the big winner at the 2014 Drama Desk Awards, which were presented on June 1 at a ceremony hosted by Laura Benanti at Town Hall. The acclaimed musical comedy won seven awards…

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Go Backstage at After Midnight with Adriane Lenox, Fantasia Barrino and Dule Hill~article from Broadway.com

Go backstage at After Midnight with Adriane Lenox. Meet the band, the dancers and stars Fantasia Barrino and Dulé Hill!  Read more… http://www.broadway.com/videos/155521/go-backstage-at-after-midnight-with-adriane-lenox-fantasia-barrino-and-dule-hill/#play

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Four New Musicals Vie for Top Tony Award~article from NY1

Eleven new musicals opened on the Great White Way this past season, starting with the romantic comedy “First Date” and ending with Woody Allen’s screen to stage transfer “Bullets Over Broadway.” While both of those shows did not make the…

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Isabel Toledo’s Jazz Age~article from W Magazine

Since she made her fashion debut in 1985, Isabel Toledo has been characterized as a problem solver, more engineer – or magician – than designer. Along with her partner in romantic and professional crime, her husband the artist Ruben Toledo,…

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Aretha Franklin ready for Broadway respect~article from New York Post

I’m here to relay a message from the Queen of Soul to the producers of the Tony-nominated “After Midnight.” Aretha Franklin is interested in appearing in your show. She told me so herself Saturday at a dinner hosted by Clive…

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‘So You Think You Can Dance’ alumni in Broadway’s ‘After Midnight’~article from My Fox New York

Season 11 of “So You Think You Can Dance” premieres on Fox 5 Wednesday night. Two former contestants from the show have hit it big on the great white way. Virgil Gadson and Julius Chisolm say the show helped them…

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BWW TV: Chatting with Audra McDonald, Cherry Jones, Jefferson Mays & More at the 2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards! (TV Content)~article from Broadway World

Broadway stars Billy Porter, Victoria Clark, Terrence Mann, Andrea Martin and Shuler Hensley served as gala award presenters at the 64th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony last week at the legendary Sardis Restaurant. Outer Critics Circle is the organization…

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After Midnight Star Fantasia and More Visit Queen of the Night at the Diamond Horseshoe~article from Theatremania

Broadway notables including 2014 Tony nominees Brian J. Smith (The Glass Menagerie) and Adriane Lenox (After Midnight), as well as After Midnight guest vocalist Fantasia Barrino, attended a recent performance of the immersive theatrical experience Queen of the Night at…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Ensemble of AFTER MIDNIGHT- Jared Grimes~article from Broadway World

After Midnight, the new Broadway musical celebrating the timeless music of Harlem’s Golden Age, recently earned a whopping 7 Tony Awards nonimations, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography. BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know…

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From Bergdorfs to Broadway~article from Dujour Magazine

It’s a warm spring afternoon and light is shining through the glass roof in Isabel and Ruben Toledo’s studio. The midtown space houses a pair of ceiling-high cactus plants—one was a gift from Woody Allen—standing guard outside the fashion designer’s…

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BWW TV: Designed to Celebrate: Tony Awards Toasts 2014 Creative Arts Nominees!`=~article from Broadway World

Tom Kitt (If/Then), William Ivey Long (Bullets Over Broadway), Natasha Katz (The Glass Menagerie), Warren Carlyle (After Midnight) and Leigh Silverman (Violet) were just a few of the guests who attended the celebration for the 2014 Tony Awards® Creative Arts…

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Photo Coverage: Designed to Celebrate: Tony Awards Toasts Creative Arts Nominees~article from Broadway World

Tom Kitt (If/Then), William Ivey Long (Bullets Over Broadway), Natasha Katz (The Glass Menagerie), Warren Carlyle (After Midnight) and Leigh Silverman (Violet) were just a few of the guests who attended the celebration for the 2014 Tony Awards® Creative Arts…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Ensemble of AFTER MIDNIGHT- Virgil ‘Lil’ O’ Gadson & Julius ‘iGlide’ Chisholm~article from Broadway World

After Midnight, the new Broadway musical celebrating the timeless music of Harlem’s Golden Age, recently earned a whopping 7 Tony Awards nonimations, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography. BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Ensemble of AFTER MIDNIGHT- Phillip Attmore & Daniel Watts~article from Broadway World

After Midnight, the new Broadway musical celebrating the timeless music of Harlem’s Golden Age, recently earned a whopping 7 Tony Awards nonimations, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography. BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know…

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BWW TV: Tony Nominee Adriane Lenox Sings ‘Women Be Wise’ at STARS IN THE ALLEY!~article from Broadway World

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was presented earlier this week in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. To add to the festivities leading up to the Tony Awards, the free outdoor…

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After Midnight: Duke Ellington Memorial~article from Yahoo Celebrity

NEW YORK, NY – Mercedes Ellington (L) (granddaughter) and musician Art Baron, one of the last surviving musicians who played with Edward Kennedy ‘Duke’ Ellington along with members of the Licoln Center All Stars band from The Broadway musical After…

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STAGE TUBE: AFTER MIDNIGHT Visits Duke Ellington’s Grave in Honor of the 40th Anniversary of His Death~article from Broadway World

Musicians from the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars band, currently in the 7-time Tony-nominated Broadway musical After Midnight, visited Duke Ellington’s grave at Woodlawn cemetery, where a crowd gathered to honor his legacy on the 40th year anniversary of his…

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2014 Tony Preview: And the Nominees for Best Musical Are…~article from Playbill.com

  After Midnight is a revue of the jazz tunes that made the Cotton Club famous and has featured guest artists like Fantasia, k.d. lang and Vanessa Williams.

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Mike Tyson and Whoopi Goldberg Spend a Night on Broadway~article from TheaterMania

The stars were out all over Broadway last night. Mike Tyson, boxing legend and former Broadway star, took a trip to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre to take in the Tony-nominated music and dance revue After Midnight. He stopped backstage after…

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WAKE UP with BWW 5/19/14 – Obies, LuPone in CRADLE WILL ROCK, MTC Gala & More!~article from Broadway World

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today’s big news: Tonight is this year’s Obie Awards ceremony, Patti LuPone returns to the stage for…

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Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 5/17- BRIDGES Says Farewell, A ROCKY Wedding and More!~article from Broadway World

It’s Saturday, and that means it’s time for BroadwayWorld’s “Saturday Intermission Pics” roundup! Do you ever wonder what your favorite Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tour and regional stars are doing during intermission? Thanks to Andrew Keenan-Bolger‏ (@KeenanBlogger) and Max von Essen…

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Hot Shot! Mike Tyson Goes Backstage with Fantasia Barrino, Dule Hill & the Stars of Broadway’s After Midnight~article from Broadway.com

We know Mike Tyson is a Broadway fan—he brought his solo show, Undisputed Truth, to the Great White Way in 2012—but it was still a fun surprise to see him tapping his toes in the audience of Broadway’s After Midnight!…

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17 Celebrity Instagrams you need to see this week~article from BuzzFeed Celeb.com

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/17-celebrity-instagrams-you-need-to-see-this-week-5709569

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Dule Hill has secret speakeasy backstage at “After Midnight”~article from The New York Post

One of Broadway’s hottest haunts is backstage at “After Midnight.” Star Dulé Hill, we hear, has a secret speakeasy, where he entertains VIPs and well-wishers in the wings after the show at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.  Read more… http://pagesix.com/2014/05/18/dule-hill-has-secret-speakeasy-backstage-at-after-midnight/  …

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