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T2C’s Predictions for the Tony Race

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We predicted that there will be 5 nominations in both play and musical category this year. The Tony announcements will be held April 30th with Bebe Neuwirth and Brandon Victor Dixon to announce. The telecast is June 9th at Radio City.

I have not seen Tootsie or Hillary and Clinton, nor Beth Level’s performance in The Prom and will not until after the nominations. These predictions are based on industry buzz.

This not necessarily what I think deserves the vote, but what I think will be given the vote.

Best Play:

The Ferryman

Ink

Network

To Kill a Mockingbird

What the Constitution Means to Me

Best Musical:

Aint’ Too proud

Be More Chill

Hadestown

The Prom

Tootsie

Best Book of a Musical:

Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin  The Prom

Rick Elice The Cher Show

Robert Horn     Tootsie

Dominique Morisseau Ain’t Too Proud

Anaïs Mitchell     Hadestown

Best Original Score:

Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin      The Prom

Joe Iconis     Be More Chill

Anaïs Mitchell     Hadestown

David Yazbeck     Tootsie

Choir Boy  Music by Jason Michael Webb

Best Revival of a Play:

All My Sons

The Boys In The Band

Burn This

The Waverly Gallery

If there is five Torch Song

Best Revival of a Musical:

Kiss Me, Kate

Oklahoma!

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play:

Jeff Daniels  To Kill a Mockingbird

Paddy Considine The Ferryman

Bryan Cranston     Network

Jonny Lee Miller Ink

Jeremy Pope     Choir Boy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play:

Annette Benning   All My Sons

Glenda Jackson     King Lear

Elaine May     The Waverly Gallery

Laurie Metcalf  Hillary and Clinton

Heidi Schreck  What the Constitution Means to Me

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical:

Brooks Ashmanskas     The Prom

Derrick Baskin Aint’ Too proud

Reeve Carney     Hadestown

Damon Daunno     Oklahoma!

Santino Fontana     Tootsie

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical:

Stephanie J. Block     The Cher Show

Caitlin Kinnunen The Prom

Beth Leavel     The Prom

Eva Noblezada  Hadestown

Kelli O’Hara     Kiss Me, Kate

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play:

Bertie Carvel     Ink

John Clay III     Choir Boy

Gideon Glick To Kill a Mockingbird

Brandon Uranowitz, Burn This

Benjamin Walker     All My Sons

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play:

Joan Allen     The Waverly Gallery

Celia Keenan-Bolger     To Kill a Mockingbird

Fionnula Flanagan     The Ferryman

LaTanya Richardson Jackson To Kill a Mockingbird

Ruth Wilson  King Lear

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical:

John Behlmann     Tootsie

Patrick Page     Hadestown

André De Shields     Hadestown

George Salazar     Be More Chill

Ephraim Sykes     Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical:

Amber Gray     Hadestown

Leslie Kritzer     Beetlejuice

Bonnie Milligan     Head Over Heels

Sarah Stiles Tootsie

Ali Stroker     Oklahoma!

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

Rupert Goold     Ink

Ivo Van Hove Network

Sam Mendes     The Ferryman

Jack O’Brien     All My Sons

Bartlett Sher     To Kill a Mockingbird

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

Rachel Chavkin     Hadestown

Scott Ellis     Tootsie

Daniel Fish     Oklahoma!

Des McAnuff Ain’t Too Proud

Casey Nicholaw The Prom

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER

Warren Carlyle     Kiss Me, Kate

Denis Jones     Tootsie

David Neumann     Hadestown

Casey Nicholaw The Prom

Sergio Trujillo     Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

OUTSTANDING SCENIC DESIGN PLAY

Beowulf Boritt     Bernhardt/Hamlet

Miriam Buether To Kill a Mockingbird

Bunny Christie     Ink

Rob Howell     The Ferryman

Jan Versweyveld Network

OUTSTANDING SCENIC DESIGN MUSICAL

Beowulf Boritt & Alex Basco Koch Be More Chill

Rachel Hauck     Hadestown

David Korins     Beetlejuice

Peter England King Kong

David Rockwell Tootsie

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN PLAY

Jane Greenwood All My Sons

Rob Howell     The Ferryman

Ann Roth To Kill a Mockingbird

Toni-Leslie James Bernhardt/Hamlet

David Zinn Choir Boy

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN MUSICAL

Michael Krass Hadestown

William Ivey Long     Beetlejuice

William Ivey Long     Tootsie

Bob Mackie     The Cher Show

Arianne Phillips     Head Over Heels

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN PLAY

Neil Austin    Ink

Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer Gary

Bradley King     Hadestown

Peter Mumford The Ferryman

Jennifer Tipton To Kill a Mockingbird

Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden Network

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN MUSICAL

Donald Holder Tootsie

Bradley King     Hadestown

Peter Mumford     King Kong

Kenneth Posner Beetlejuice

Scott Zielinski Oklahoma!

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN PLAY

John Gromada     All My Sons

Scott Lehrer To Kill a Mockingbird

Fitz Patton Choir Boy

Nick Powell The Ferryman

Eric Sleichim     Network

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN MUSICAL

Peter Hylenski     King Kong

Steve Canyon Kennedy Ain’t Too Proud

Drew Levy     Oklahoma!

Brian Ronan Tootsie

Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz     Hadestown

OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRATIONS

Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose     Hadestown

Larry Hochman and John Clancy The Prom

Daniel Kluger     Oklahoma!

Daryl Waters The Cher Show

Harold Wheeler     Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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Hell’s Kitchen And New York Liberty Host Block Party At Block Party

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The new musical Hell’s Kitchen will be the presenting sponsor of the New York Liberty’s game today July 16th. As a celebration of New York culture, Hell’s Kitchen and the New York Liberty will host a free open-to-the-public Block Party for fans on Tuesday, July 16 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on the Ticketmaster Plaza at Barclays Center. The New York Liberty continue to underscore their intentional focus to bring together its passionate community and fanbase.

To emphasize the unique intersection of sport and theater, the Block Party will include a meet and greet with select cast members of Hell’s Kitchen, special performances from the New York Liberty Entertainment team and the Brooklyn Elite Jumpers Double Dutch, exclusive giveaways from Keys Soulcare and American Express, food vendors and more!

The festivities will continue during the New York Liberty’s game against the Connecticut Sun, where the Liberty aim to build upon the historic momentum experienced throughout the 2024 WNBA season. During the game, there will be a special halftime performance choreographed by Hell’s Kitchen’s choreographer Camille A. Brown and associate chorographer Rickey Tripp featuring the New York Liberty mascot, Ellie the Elephant, and dance team, as well as an on-court giveaway where two fans will have the chance to win tickets to an upcoming Hell’s Kitchen performance.

Ali is a 17-year-old girl full of fire – searching for freedom, passion and her place in the world. How she finds them is a New York City coming-of-age story you’ve never felt before – Hell’s Kitchen, a new musical from 16-time Grammy® Award winner Alicia Keys, whose songs and experiences growing up in NY inspire a story made for Broadway.

Rebellious and stifled by an overprotective single mother, Ali is lost until she meets her mentor: a neighbor who opens her heart and mind to the power of the piano. Set to the rhythm of the 90s, Hell’s Kitchen is a love story between a mother and daughter.  It’s about finding yourself, your purpose, and the community that lifts you. Come remember where dreams begin.

The “powerhouse cast” is led by Tony Award® winner Maleah Joi Moon, Shoshana Bean, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tony Award® winner Kecia Lewis and Chris Lee. Hell’s Kitchen is directed by four-time Tony Award® nominee Michael Greif, with choreography by four-time Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown, a book by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Kristoffer Diaz – and the music of Keys, featuring new songs and her greatest hits.

The Hell’s Kitchen Original Broadway Cast Recording is available now via Alicia Keys Records/Interscope Records on streaming and digital platforms worldwide with a physical release to follow.

Hell’s Kitchen lottery tickets are available through a digital lottery the day before the performance at rush.telecharge.com. The digital lottery opens at rush.telecharge.com at 12AM (ET) one day before the performance with winners announced that same morning at 10AM (ET), with a second announcement of additional winners that afternoon at 3PM (ET). Winners may purchase up to two tickets at $39 each (inclusive of $5 service fee), subject to availability. Seats may be partial view.

A limited number of in-person Hell’s Kitchen rush tickets will be available on the day of each performance for $39 per ticket when the Shubert Theatre box office opens. Maximum of two tickets per person, subject to availability. Seats may be partial view. The box office opens Monday through Saturday at 10AM (ET) and Sunday at 12PM (ET).

Tickets for Hell’s Kitchen are available at HellsKitchen.com and Telecharge.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Shubert Theatre box office. Ticket prices range from $59-199.

Season ticket memberships and single game tickets for New York Liberty home games at Barclays Center are on sale now via Ticketmaster. To learn more and view additional ticketing options such as group tickets and ticket plans, visit liberty.wnba.com/tickets.

The performance schedule for Hell’s Kitchen is Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7PM, Wednesday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 8PM, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM, and Sunday at 3PM.

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Broadway in Bryant Park And You Are There With Hell’s Kitchen, Water For Elephants, The Wiz and More

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July 11, 106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park kicked off its 2024 program, bringing the best of Broadway back together for free performances, every Thursday in July.

From AMDA College of the Performing Arts-Kyle Taylor Parker

From AMDA College of the Performing Arts-Kyle Taylor Parker, Charity Arianna , Destiny David, Ailadis Hernandez De Leon, Nyjair Wilkerson and Jackson Bateman

This week’s performances included: a preshow featuring students from AMDA

Ali Louis Bourzgui

Bobby Conte and Ali Louis Bourzgui

Bobby Conte, Ali Louis Bourzgui and Adam Jacobs

Ali Louis Bourzgui, Bobby Conte,

Lily Kren, Alexandra Matteo, Daniel Quadrino, Jenna Nicole Schoen, Nathan Lucrezio, Reagan Pender, Bobby Conte, Tyler James Eisenreich, Mark Mitrano, Haley Gustafson, Afra Hines, Dee Tomasetta, Adam Jacobs, Ali Louis Bourzgui, David Paul Kidder, Jeremiah Alsop, Andrew Tufano and Ronnie Bowman, Jr.

The Who’s Tommy (Ali Louis Bourzgui, Adam Jacobs, Bobby Conte, Haley Gustafson and more)

Isabelle McCalla and Ken Wulf Clark

Ken Wulf Clark

Joe De Paul and Asa Somers

Isabelle McCalla and Ken Wulf Clark

Isabelle McCalla and Ken Wulf Clark

Isabelle McCalla and Ken Wulf Clark

Joe De Paul, Asa Somers and Sara Gettelfinger

Joe De Paul, Asa Somers and Sara Gettelfinger

Joe De Paul, Asa Somers and Sara Gettelfinger

Joe De Paul, Asa Somers and Sara Gettelfinger

Ken Wulf Clark, Sara Gettelfinger, Joe De Paul and Asa Somers

Ken Wulf Clark, Sara Gettelfinger, Joe De Paul and Asa Somers

Ken Wulf Clark, Joe De Paul, Asa Somers and Isabella McCalla

Water for Elephants (Isabelle McCalla, Ken Wulf Clark, Asa Somers, Sara Gettelfinger, Joe De Paul)

Avery Wilson

Kyle Ramar Freeman and Nichelle Lewis

Kyle Ramar Freeman

Kyle Ramar Freeman

Melody A. Betts

Kyle Ramar Freeman

Nichelle Lewis

Nichelle Lewis, Kyle Ramar Freeman, Avery Wilson and Polanco Jones Jr.

Kyle Ramar Freeman, Avery Wilson and Polanco Jones Jr.

Kyle Ramar Freeman, Polanco Jones Jr., Nichelle Lewis, Melody A. Betts and Avery Wilson

The Wiz (Avery Wilson, Kyle Ramar Freeman, Melody A. Betts, Nichelle Lewis, Polanco Jones Jr.)

Jelani Remy

JJ Niemann

Evan Alexander Smith and JJ Niemann

Evan Alexander Smith and JJ Niemann

Evan Alexander Smith and JJ Niemann

Evan Alexander Smith and JJ Niemann

Jelani Remy and JJ Niemann

Jelani Remy and JJ Niemann

Jelani Remy and JJ Niemann

Evan Alexander Smith, Katie Laduca, JJ Niemann and Aaron Alcaraz

Hannah Kevitt and JJ Niemann

Evan Alexander Smith, JJ Niemann, Jelani Remy and The Cast of Back To The Future that includes Hannah Kevitt, Cixtoria Byrd, Kimberly Immanuel, Jessie Peltier, Gregory Carl Banks Jr., Katie Laduca, Joshua Kenneth Allen Johnson and Aaron Alcaraz

Evan Alexander Smith, JJ Niemann, Jelani Remy, Hannah Kevitt, Cixtoria Byrd, Kimberly Immanuel, Jessie Peltier, Gregory Carl Banks Jr., Katie Laduca, Joshua Kenneth Allen Johnson and Aaron Alcaraz

Back to the Future (Jelani Remy, JJ Niemann, Evan Alexander Smith)

Gianna Harris and Lamont Walker II

Lamont Walker II

Jade Milan, Jackie Leon and Gianna Harris

Jade Milan, Jackie Leon and Gianna Harris

Donna Vivino

Donna Vivino

Donna Vivino, Gianna Harris, Lamont Walker II, Jade Milan and Jackie Leon and Jackie Leon

and Hell’s Kitchen (Gianna Harris, Vanessa Ferguson, Jackie Leon, Donna Vivino, Lamont Walker II)

106.7 Lite FM’s Helen Little

106.7 Lite FM’s Helen Little is joined by Co Host Kyle Ramar Freeman

with host Helen Little and co-host Kyle Ramar Freeman.

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Get Ready For Broadway in Bryant Park

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The most popular shows on and off Broadway will perform their biggest hits in the park starting this Thursday the 11th! Head to the the lawn at Bryant Park and enjoy Broadway for lunch. The performances will happen on four summer Thursdays, hosted and presented by LiteFM.

This week from 12:30pm-1:30pm 106.7 LITE FM Host: Helen Little will host. For the pre-show: A special performance by the students of AMDA College of the Performing Arts. Then get ready for performances by Back to the Future, Hell’s Kitchen, The Who’s TOMMY, The Wiz and
Water For Elephants.

In coming weeks look from The Outsiders, SIX: The Musical, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Wicked, Chicago and & Juliet.

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Ken Fallin’s Broadway:​ Happy Birthday Audra McDonald

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On July 3rd, Audra McDonald celebrated her 54th birthday. The 1970 American Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning theatrical and operatic singer, and stage and screen actress (Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar and Grill; Sweeney Todd; Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny; TV Private Practice, The Good Wife), was born in West Berlin, West Germany (now Berlin, Germany)

As been announced six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this fall, as Mama Rose in Gypsy.

Performances begin Thursday, November 21st, at Broadway’s newly renovated Majestic Theatre. Happy Thanksgiving! The show will open on Thursday, December 19th. Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah.

The last show to play the Majestic Theatre was The Phantom of the Opera, which concluded its 35 year-run on April 16, 2023.

This upcoming revival will be directed by the legendary five-time Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe. The choreography will be by four-time Tony Award nominated Camille A. Brown.  Additional casting and creative team members will be announced at a later date.

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Coming In August Broadway Barks Returns to Shubert Alley

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The 26th anniversary of the star-studded dog and cat adoption event, Broadway Barks returns to Shubert Alley on Saturday, August 3, 2024 to benefit New York City animal rescue groups. The event, co-founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, features Broadway celebrities who use their star power to help find loving homes for animals in need from 24 NYC area adoption and rescue groups.

Bernadette Peters and Sutton Foster. Photo courtesy of Broadway Barks.

Bernadette Peters and Sutton Foster will co-host this year’s festivities! Other celebrity participants to be announced soon.

Photo by Daniel Roberts, © Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Barks begins at 3pm with a ‘meet and greet’ of all the adoptable pets; from 5–6:30pm, adoptees make their Broadway debut on stage alongside some of Broadway’s favorite stars for the celebrity presentations.Produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the adoption event takes place in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenues).

Photo by Daniel Roberts, © Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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