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Looking For Podcasts That Will Keep You On The Edge Of Your Seat? – Look No More

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Are you an avid podcast listener? Do you enjoy a particular genre, or are you on the lookout for something new every time you search the internet for your next listen?

Are you someone who is just beginning to enter the world of podcasts? Or are you curious about what is out there and what suits you best?

Whichever of these categories you fall into, there is a whole range of genres and sub-genres out there that are going to blow your mind! 

Whether you are looking for information on a topic you want to know more about, a series of episodes to make you laugh your head off, or something a little more serious that will keep you hooked, there’s something for everyone!

We’re going to give you a few recommendations of podcasts that are going to keep you on the edge of your seat for days to come.

The Best Murder and True Crime Podcast

Murder mystery and true crime podcasts are guaranteed to keep you on edge of your seat, wanting more with every episode. We know how gripping these stories can be, and we’ve found the perfect podcast for you to get a taste of them.

My favorite Murderers Podcast

My Favorite Murders Podcast is a series of true crime tales told by longtime friends Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstak. Their episodes also feature guest speakers who are friends and fans with true crime stories of their own.

This pair of American comedians debuted their podcast at #25 on the American iTunes in 2016 before going up to the #3 spot in April 2018. This podcast has its own merchandise with t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and posters!

It has also broken several download records and has a very enthusiastic fan base. What’s more, is that there is an exclusive membership on the official podcast website that gives access to weekly videos and unreleased live shows.

What is it about this podcast that has fans going out in the hundreds and thousands to meet the hosts on their worldwide tours? What makes this particular podcast so big in the genre?

According to several listeners of the podcast, it is the way the hosts combine the horror and grittiness of the crime itself with humor and passion. They include personal anecdotes that make the episodes a little less intense and easier to listen to.

One fan even said that the duo gives “important messages about empowerment, mental illness, and getting through the rough spots in life” through each of the episodes. 

This podcast has over 350 episodes, and each episode averages about an hour in length. You might want to use earphones or headphones if you are around kids, or your family, because there is some explicit language, all in good fun though!

The Best Sports-Comedy Podcast

If you’re looking for a bit of adrenaline to keep you on the edge, you can definitely not go wrong with the Dan le Batard Podcast. Batard and his co-host Jon “Stugotz” Weiner run this podcast on all things sports from the Clevelander Hotel in Miami Beach.

The Dan Le Batard Podcast

The podcast debuted its first episode in April 2017 and has since released over 2000 episodes! If you want an opinion on the latest sports world updates, this is the podcast for you.

The show also boasts of a huge, widely acclaimed collection of guest speakers who are experts in their respective fields. From episodes on WWE’s Wrestlemania to the NBA and everything in between, Batard does a great job of covering it all.

The hosts and guest speakers have unique takes on each topic, and often have the listening audience in splits with their humor. Listeners simply cannot get enough of this supremely authentic podcast and keep coming back for more!

One listener even said that listening to this show is much like hanging out with a group of friends every day. It is full of inside jokes that take you a little while to get used to, but once you’re in, you’re in!

The amazing thing about this podcast is that it has something new for you almost every day, sometimes even multiple times a day. If you’re just hanging out with your buddies, we would recommend you put on a couple episodes!

This podcast is hosted on a number of websites where you can stream all of the episodes for free. 

Where do I go for podcasts?

In the digital age that we live in now, everything you could ever want is in some part of the internet. From e-books to streaming sites for television shows, it can all be found in a few minutes. Podcasts are no exception to this!

There are several websites you can go to for all your podcast needs. You may have to hunt around a little to find the lesser-known ones, but you’re sure to find them out there.

Podchaser is one of the best tools you can have to help you with this search. The website has details on each podcast, from the date it was released to the details of the most recent episode, all in one place!

Each podcast’s page contains a short synopsis of the podcast, so you know what to expect. If you’re worried about what kind of language is used in it, the website also tells you if there’s explicit content in it!

Most podcast streaming platforms, including Podchaser, have a forum where listeners can post honest reviews of the show and even each episode. If you’re torn between the good and bad reviews, there’s only one way to find out which side you’re on.

Start listening now! There’s a whole world of adventure, comedy, suspense, and so much more just waiting for you. All you have to do is click that button on your screen.

Grab your favorite snack, settle into a comfortable place, and let the unlimited entertainment wash over you. We promise, once you start, you’re never going to want to stop!

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The Glorious Corner

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TRUMPED AT CANNES — What with Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis and Kevin Costner’s Horizon garnering most of the pre-Cannes ink, it turns out that The Apprentice; the so-called rise of Donald Trump, has become to must-see attraction there.

Sebastian Stan

Starring Sebastian Stan

Sebastian Stan

and Jeremy Strong -as Roy Cohn-  its received the most attention after its screening this week. Check out this up-to-date spot from The Hollywood Reporter:


The Trump camp has threatened a lawsuit over a somewhat graphic scene between Trump and Ivana in the movie. The filmmaker Ali Abbasi has said that while the lawsuits may fly fast and furious from the Trump-camp, their success rate should be re-examined. A pretty savvy response if you ask me.

MORE TREK — (Via Deadline) Oscar winner  Holly Hunter has been tapped to star in Paramount+’s upcoming series Star Trek: Starfleet Academy. Hunter will play the captain and chancellor of Starfleet Academy in the series which will begin production later this summer.

Produced by CBS Studios, the series will follow the adventures of a new class of Starfleet cadets as they come of age in one of the most legendary places in the galaxy.

Per the logline: Star Trek: Starfleet Academy introduces viewers to a young group of cadets who come together to pursue a common dream of hope and optimism. Under the watchful and demanding eyes of their instructors, they discover what it takes to become Starfleet officers as they navigate blossoming friendships, explosive rivalries, first loves and a new enemy that threatens both the Academy and the Federation itself.

As a Treker-from the 60’s, where the hell is the next proper Star Trek-movie with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto? They both were fantastic in my mind. Into Darkness was sensational? Weird for sure.

Michael Jackson and Ron Alexenburg

SHORT TAKES — Record-industry icon Ron Alexenburg is penning his autobiography to be called From The Warehouse To The Penthouse. Alexenburg, when he ran Epic Records, worked with everyone from Michael Jackson to Meat Loaf, Boston, The Beach Boys, and Charlie Daniels. Here’s a great interview with him:

Oddly, he doesn’t mention his Infinity Records opus, where I worked with him. The opening night party for the label was at the NY Public Library in NYC. It was an awesome event …

Speaking of books, Dave Mason’s Only You Know and I Know is finally out after a massive delay. I saw a video of him opening the first box. Apparently it is only available through his website. Good luck Dave …

We haven’t seen Kevin Costner’s Horizon yet, but a report from Roger Friedman (Showbiz 411), claims Costner doesn’t even appear in the movie for the first hour. Really? …

Christopher Reeve

Great Hamptons Film Festival exclusive by Roger Friedman. Check it out: https://www.showbiz411.com/2024/05/21/hot-ticket-christopher-reeve-super-man-film-to-get-early-look-hamptons-screening-before-release-at-summerdocs … And, great spot on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show on the new book from Michael McDonald with Paul Reiser (What A Fool Believes/DEY Street):

RIP Fred Roos.

NAMES IN THE NEWS — Riley Keough; Edwyn Collins; Tom & Lisa Cuddy; Tony Seidel; Jason Cooper; Bob Krasnow; Les Schwartz; Pete Sanders; Jeremy Long; Peter Shendell; Randy Alexander; Carson Daly; Pete Best; Cory Robbins; Bill Adler; Roy Trakin; Mark Bego; Nancy Ruth; Teresa Knox; Kent and Laura Denmark; and BELLA!

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Chita Rivera Awards Part 1 In Pictures

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The wnners for the 2024 Chita Rivera Awards were announced yesterday evening. Presented at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place off Washington Square Park), the Chita Rivera Awards are produced by Joe Lanteri, Founder and Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation Inc., in conjunction with Patricia Watt.

Joe Lanteri

Michael-Demby Cain

Joe Lanteri and Michael-Demby Cain

The Rockettes

The mission of the Chita Rivera Awards is to celebrate dance and choreographic excellence, preserve notable dance history, recognize past, present, and future talents, while promoting high standards in dance education and investing in the next generation.

Bernadette Peters

Bebe Neuwirth and Bernadette Peters

Bebe Neuwirth and Bernadette Peters with Joe Lantern

At this year’s Chita Rivera Awards, Bernadette Peters received the Lifetime Achievement Award

Mayte Natalio

and Mayte Natalio (Suffs) received the Douglas and Ethel Watt Critics’ Choice Award.

Phil LaDuca

Phil LaDuca was also awarded.

Presenters and performers at this year’s Awards included

Corbin Bleu, Debbie Allen

Bebe Neuwirth, Debbie Allen and Norm Nixon

Debbie Allen and Norm Nixon

Debbie Allen

Corbin Bleu and Sasha Clements

Corbin Bleu and Sasha Clements

Corbin Bleu (White Christmas)

Wayne Brady (The Wiz)

Ali Louis Bourgzgui

Ali Louis Bourgzgui (Tommy)

Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked)

Anthony Crivello

Anthony Crivello (Kiss of the Spider Woman)

Lorin Latarro and Huey Lewis

Huey Lewis (The Heart of Rock and Roll)

Norm Lewis

Norm Lewis (Phantom of the Opera; Porgy and Bess)

Joe Morton

Joe Morton (Scandal, ART)

Bebe Neuwirth

Bebe Neuwirth (Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, Chicago)

Chita’s daughter Lisa Mordente and Kenny Ortega

Kenny Ortega (High School Musical)

David Hyde Pierce (Here We Are, Spamalot)

Lea Salonga

Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Old Friends)

Chloe Davis and Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan; The Adams Family)

Ben Vereen (Pippin)

Lorna Luft, Riki Kane Larimer and Grant Plotkin

Lorna Luft, Riki Kane Larimer

Riki Kane Larimer producer and one of the major sponsors of The Chita Awards.

Jack Noseworthy and Sergio Trujillo

Stephanie Pope and Lloyd Culbreath

Marina Tamayo

Bruce Robert Harris

Lorna Luft

Avery Wilson and Phillip Johnson

Tommy Bracco

Tommy Bracco and Ross Lekites

Michael Garnier and Amy Hall Garnier

Leo Moctezuma

Lainie Sakakura and Isa Sanchez

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY IN A BROADWAY SHOW

Bebe Neuwirth, Camille A Brown

Bebe Neuwirth

***Camille A Brown, Hell’s Kitchen (tie)

Julia Cheng

Julia Cheng, Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club

Rick and Jeff Kuperman

Rick and Jeff Kuperman and Tilly Evans-Krueger

Rick and Jeff Kuperman, The Outsiders

Lorin Latarro

Lorin Latarro, The Heart of Rock and Roll / The Who’s Tommy (joint nomination)

Justin Peck

Justin Peck, Illinoise

Jesse Robb and Shana Carroll

***Jesse Robb and Shana Carroll, Water for Elephants (tie)

OUTSTANDING DANCER IN A BROADWAY SHOW

***Antoine Boissereau, Water for Elephants

Ben Cook, Illinoise

Chloe Davis

Chloe Davis, Hell’s Kitchen

Gaby Diaz, Illinoise

Tilly Evans-Krueger

***Tilly Evans-Krueger, The Outsiders

Rachel Lockhart, Illinoise

Phillip Johnson Richardson, The Wiz

Byron Tittle, Illinoise

Ricky Ubeda, Illinoise

Avery Wilson, The Wiz

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE IN A BROADWAY SHOW

The Cast of Cabaret that includes- Kayla Jenerson, Corinne Munsch, MiMi Scardulla, Pedro Garzo, Julia Cheng, Rebecca Frecknall, Loren Lester, Hannah Florence, Colin Cunliffe, David Merino, Spencer James Weidie, Sun Kim, Deja McNair, Karl Skyler Urban

Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club

The Cast of Hells kitchen-
Nyseli Vega, Jackie Leon, Raechelle Manalo, Sarah Parker, Susan Oliveras, Michael Greif, Onyxx Noel, Niki Saludez, Timothy L. Edwards

Hell’s Kitchen

***Illinoise

The Heart of Rock and Roll

From The Cast of The Outsiders-Melody Rose, Sarah Grace Mariani, Tilly Evans-Krueger, Kristen Carcone, Henry Julian Gendron, Milena J. Comeau, Rick Kuperman, Barton Cowperthwaite, Victor Carrillo Tracey, Jordan Chin, RJ Higton, Sean Harrison Jones, Kevin Csolak, Jeff Kuperman

The Outsiders

Water for Elephants

FILM & DOCUMENTARY

 

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY IN A THEATRICAL RELEASE

***Barbie, Choreographer: Jennifer White

Carmen, Choreographer: Benjamin Millepied / Marina Tamayo

Color Purple, Choreographer: Fatima Robinson

Mean Girls, Choreographer: Kyle Hanagami

Wonka, Choreographer: Christopher Gattelli

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION OF A DANCE DOCUMENTARY

Daughters, Directors: Angela Patton / Natalie Rae

Eldorado: Everything the Nazis Hate, Directors: Benjamin Cantu / Matt Lambert

Diane Byer and David Petersen

***Lift, Director: David Petersen

Marc Saltarelli

Studio One Forever, Director: Marc Saltarelli

Swan Song, Director: Chelsea McMullan

2023-2024 CHITA RIVERA AWARD NOMINATING COMMITTEES

Awarding Committee

Chair: Sylviane Gold, Gary Chryst, Robert LaFosse, Wendy Perron, and Lee Roy Reams

Broadway Nominating Committee

Chair: Wendy Federman, Caitlin Carter, Gary Chryst, Don Correia

Jamie deRoy and Rachel Stange

Jamie deRoy, Sandy Duncan, Peter Filichia, Dr. Louis Galli, Sylviane Gold, Jonathan Herzog, Robert La Fosse, Joe Lanteri, Michael Milton, Mary Beth O’Connor, Wendy Perron, Lee Roy Reams, Andy Sandberg, and Randy Skinner

Film Nominating Committee

Chair: Jonathan C. Herzog, Steven Caras, Wilhelmina Frankfurt, Mary Beth O’Connor, and Andy Sandberg

All proceeds of the Chita Rivera Awards benefit the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation Scholarship Program. The NYCDA Foundation is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) committed to broadening performing arts awareness while advocating education and high standards of excellence in dance.

This year, all funding and proceeds will support the creation of a new Chita Rivera Training Scholarship.

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Shoshana Bean Joins West End Superstar Bradley Jaden At Sony Hall

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West End Superstar Bradley Jaden will make his US debut on Monday June 3rd at Sony Hall along with the iconic, two time Tony Award and Grammy Award nominee Shoshana Bean, currently starring on Broadway in Alicia Keys hit musical Hell’s Kitchen, which is up for 13 Tony Award nominations.

Jaden, fresh from his acclaimed performance in Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends, at the Gielgud Theatre, will bring his own show Live In Concert to New York City for his US debut ahead of two sold out dates at Cadogan Hall in London. Later in the year he will embark on the Les Misérables Arena Spectacular World Tour recreating the role of ‘Javert’.

Bradley has starred in some of the West End’s most enduring productions including his unforgettable performance as ‘Javert’ in Les Misérables, Fiyero in Wicked and ‘Raoul’ in a new production of The Phantom of the Opera in Trieste, Italy. Other West End theatre credits include Shrek The Musical, Side Show in Concert and Treason The Musical.

Jaden will be recreating the role of ‘Javert’ in the Les Misérables Arena Spectacular which embarks on a World Tour from this September with a cast and orchestra of over 65. He will share the role with Michael Ball, playing opposite Killian Donnelly’s ‘Jean Valjean’.

He is not only one of musical theatre’s most successful leading men, but he’s also a star of the small screen, having seamlessly transitioned to the world of soap, taking roles in both EastEnders as Sonia Fowler’s flatmate ‘Jed’ and in Emmerdale where he played ‘Ben’.

Shoshana Bean

Shoshana Bean

Shoshana Bean can be seen starring in Alicia Keys’ new musical Hell’s Kitchen, which has received 13 Tony Nominations since opening on Broadway this spring. Her portrayal of ‘Jersey’ earned Shoshana her second Tony Award nomination for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical,” a Drama League

Award nomination in the “Distinguished Performance” category, and a Drama Desk nomination for “Outstanding Featured Performance.” Her performance in the Public Theater’s Hell’s Kitchen earned her a Lucille Lortel Award nomination in the “Outstanding Featured Performer in a Musical” category. In 2022, she received Tony and Grammy nominations for her starring role as Susan Young opposite Billy Crystal in Broadway’s Mr. Saturday Night. She previously starred on Broadway as the first replacement for Elphaba in Wicked and as Jenna in Waitress. Her six independent studio albums and EP’s have landed her on top of the iTunes and Billboard charts, including the peak position of #1 on the Billboard Jazz Chart. She has sold out concerts around the globe and lent her voice to countless films and television shows, including Sing, Sing 2, Enchanted, Jersey Boys, Glee and Galavant. Shoshana made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Hairspray, appeared Off-Broadway in the 2000 revival of Godspell, and in Songs for a New World at City Center Encores. She won an IRNE Award for her performance as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl and earned a Jeff Award nomination for her portrayal of CeeCee Bloom in the pre-Broadway musical production of Beaches. She has appeared in Bloodline, Bill and Ted Face The Music, and recently filmed a solo concert special for PBS.

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Independent Hollywood Studios Feel Impact of Mergers

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Hollywood and independent studios are contenders in one of the biggest battles to date in the entertainment industry. M&A advisory services are all a part of the script that just keeps getting re-write after re-write in the field. Recent mergers and acquisitions have fundamentally influenced the creative contours of filmmaking and distribution, forever transforming the landscape for small independent studios.

The journey toward conglomerate dominance in Hollywood can be traced back to the late 20th century when companies recognized the lucrative potential of owning both content and the means to distribute it. This realization sparked high-profile mergers and acquisitions, resulting in a media landscape dominated by a few powerhouse entities such as Disney, WarnerMedia, and Netflix.

Equipped with vast resources, these conglomerates set out to acquire entertainment assets such as film studios, television networks, and streaming platforms. Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox in 2019 stands as a watershed moment, symbolizing the pinnacle of conglomerate expansion and demonstrating the formidable power these entities wield in dictating the market.

Mergers and acquisitions concentrate media ownership into fewer hands,” explains Philip Alberstat, experienced media producer and managing director at Embarc Advisors. “Where once there were over a dozen major film studios, there are now five, alongside emerging streaming platforms. Tech companies and streaming providers increasingly control more and more aspects of the media value chain, from content production to distribution. Amazon, for instance, now produces and releases original content through its Prime Video streaming service.”

Traditional revenue streams from box office sales, DVD/Blu-ray sales, and syndication rights no longer exist. Today, the subscription model dominates how the industry generates revenue. Moreover, tech and streaming conglomerates are expanding on a global scale, reaching markets previously inaccessible to traditional media companies. This global reach fosters a broader diversity of content aimed at international audiences.The growing supremacy of conglomerates presents a significant challenge for independent studios, which serve as the industry’s bedrock of creativity and innovation. Lacking the financial muscle and distribution networks of their conglomerate counterparts, these smaller entities find themselves in an increasingly precarious position.

“In terms of films, the major theatre chains need large productions to fill seats,” Alberstat observes. “Large conglomerates release high-budget films and extensive marketing campaigns, while independent films rarely gain visibility and audience traction. On the television side of the business, independent studios are now forced to partner with one of the large broadcasters or streaming companies. After this, they rarely retain measurable ownership in their projects and essentially become work-for-hire entities.”

As Alberstat explains, conglomerates’ control over distribution channels — especially with the advent of streaming services — further marginalizes independent studios. Streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon changed the rules of engagement by prioritizing content that attracts and retains subscribers, sidelining independents in the process. Furthermore, the consolidation of film distribution channels and streaming services under massive media conglomerates limits the avenues through which independent studios can release their content. These platforms prioritize in-house productions or those of closely affiliated studios, relegating independent content to less favorable terms or outright exclusion.

“Conglomerates have entrenched relationships with major distribution channels, including theaters and streaming platforms,” notes Alberstat. “Since independent studios cannot easily secure favorable distribution deals, they rely on film festivals, smaller distributors, and direct digital distribution. And because streamers commission and distribute their own content, independent studios must partner with them to produce television content.”

Independent studios once thrived on their ability to push creative boundaries, exploring niche subjects, unconventional narratives, and innovative storytelling techniques. However, the current climate imposes considerable risks on those who dare to diverge from mainstream tastes and trends. In this atmosphere, the potential for groundbreaking work is tempered by the financial ramifications of a project’s failure.

“There is extreme pressure to create commercially viable content,” warns Alberstat. “Balancing artistic integrity with financial sustainability can be particularly challenging in a market that favors mainstream appeal.”

According to Alberstat, independent studios will continue to face an uphill battle when creating and producing content. Platforms like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, and HBO Max cater to viewers who prefer on-demand content accessible on multiple devices. To thrive, studios must prioritize direct-to-streaming releases and develop original content for these platforms.

Additionally, the success of platforms like YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram indicates an audience appetite for quick, digestible media. As a result, producers are exploring new formats and series that are shorter in duration.

Finally, the ability to binge entire seasons in one sitting has shifted production and release strategies across the industry. Networks and platforms now often release whole seasons simultaneously to capitalize on this trend, affecting everything from a producer’s narrative structures to the studio’s marketing campaigns.

“Today, the independent studio model is virtually extinct,” says Alberstat. “For example, Participant Media recently shut its doors after 20 years despite 21 Academy Awards and 18 Emmys. Ultimately, the future of independent cinema and media production will depend greatly on the ability of small studios to adapt, innovate, and collaborate. They must not only survive the difficult changes brought about by industry consolidation but also thrive by forging new paths in the cinematic arts.”

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Merrily, Gatsby, Mary Jane, and More Win Applause at 2024 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

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Merrily We Roll Along has continued its award-winning roll, topping the list of winners for the 2024 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, chosen by Broadway.com readers.

The hit revival won in a total of five categories, including Favorite Musical Revival. They honored all three of its stars: Jonathan Groff was named Favorite Performance of the Year (Musical), while Daniel Radcliffe and Lindsay Mendez won in featured categories. Groff and Radcliffe also won a second award for the category of Favorite Onstage Pair.

The Great Gatsby won the award for Favorite New Musical, while the musical’s stars Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada won in the leading musical acting categories. Other musical performers who won awards included Spamalot’s Leslie RodriguezKritzer for Favorite Diva Performance, Gutenberg! The Musical! star Josh Gad for Favorite Funny Performance, and Grant Gustin, the lead of Water for Elephants, won for Favorite Breakthrough Performance.

Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer (center) and the cast of Spamalot. Photo by Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman, 2023.

On the play front, David Adjmi’s Stereophonic was named Favorite New Play, and An Enemy of the People won for Favorite Play Revival. Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch star Leslie Odom, Jr. and Mary Jane star Rachel McAdams won in the leading acting categories, with Appropriate‘s Elle Fanning and Alex Brightman from The Shark is Broken named featured acting favorites.

The Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards contains many unique categories. Favorite Replacement awards, honoring actors who stepped into hit shows, were won by Jordan Fisher for Hadestown and Sutton Foster for Sweeney Todd. The composer for The Notebook, Ingrid Michelson won for Favorite New Song for “Carry You Home.

This year’s winners will be honored at a private reception at 48 Lounge on June 6.

A complete list of winners follows.

The cast of Stereophonic on Broadway. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.

Favorite New Musical
The Great Gatsby (Book by Kait Kerrigan, Music by Jason Howland, Lyrics by Nathan Tysen)

Favorite New Play
Stereophonic (Written by David Adjmi)

Favorite Musical Revival
Merrily We Roll Along

Favorite Play Revival
An Enemy of the People

Favorite Long-Running Show
Wicked

Favorite Tour
Beetlejuice

Favorite Performance of the Year (Musical)
Jonathan Groff, Merrily We Roll Along

Favorite Performance of the Year (Play)
Leslie Odom, Jr., Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch

Leslie Odom, Jr. and Kara Young in Purlie Victorious – Photo by Marc J. Franklin.

Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical
Jeremy Jordan, The Great Gatsby

Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical
Eva Noblezada, The Great Gatsby

Favorite Leading Actor in a Play
Leslie Odom, Jr., Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch

Favorite Leading Actress in a Play
Rachel McAdams, Mary Jane

Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical
Daniel Radcliffe, Merrily We Roll Along

Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical
Lindsay Mendez, Merrily We Roll Along

Favorite Featured Actor in a Play
Alex Brightman, The Shark is Broken

Favorite Featured Actress in a Play
Elle Fanning, Appropriate


Sarah Paulson and Elle Fanning in 2ST’s Appropriate. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Favorite Diva Performance
Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Spamalot

Favorite Funny Performance
Josh Gad, Gutenberg! The Musical!

Favorite Onstage Pair
Jonathan Groff and Daniel Radcliffe, Merrily We Roll Along

Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male)
Grant Gustin, Water for Elephants

Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female)
Rachel McAdams, Mary Jane

Favorite Replacement (Male)
Jordan Fisher, Hadestown

Favorite Replacement (Female)
Sutton Foster, Sweeney Todd

Favorite New Song
“Carry You Home,” The Notebook (Music and Lyrics by Ingrid Michelson)

Rachel McAdams in MTC’s Mary Jane. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Shows with Multiple Wins
Merrily We Roll Along – 5
The Great Gatsby – 3
Mary Jane – 2
Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch – 2

Performers with Multiple Wins
Jonathan Groff, Merrily We Roll Along – 2
Rachel McAdams, Mary Jane – 2
Leslie Odom, Jr., Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch – 2
Daniel Radcliffe, Merrily We Roll Along – 2

Jeremy Jordan, Eva Noblezada, and the cast of The Great Gatsby. Photo by Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman

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