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Adele would finish the big winner of the night winning for Album of the Year for “25” and Record of the Year for “Hello.” Altogether she took home 5 Grammy’s, David Bowie swept in all categories also taking home 5. This happened as numerous glitches effected the show, including one for Adele who stopped the show dropping a bleeped f-bomb after realizing that her vocals were off key. “I know it’s live TV — I’m sorry.” In her acceptance speech for song of the year, Adele spoke again “First of all, I really do apologize for swearing, George Michael, I love him, so it means a lot to me. I’m really sorry if I offended anyone anywhere.”



James Corden, started things off  “With President Trump we don’t know what comes next. We can survive by sticking together.” Jennifer Lopez presented the first award of the evening stating “At this particular point in history, our voices are needed more than ever.” Katy Perry a huge Hillary Clinton supporter performed “Chained to the Rhythm” with “We the people” written behind her as well as on an armband “persist.” Tribe Called Quest chanted “resist” in a politically-charged performance. Busta Rhymes repeatedly called President Donald Trump “President Agent Orange” angry at atempting to freeze immigration from several Muslim majority countries and called it a “Muslim ban.”

Joy Villa

Singer Joy Villa

Singer Joy Villa has a different view and wore it to the Grammy’s. Filipino immigrant Andre Soriano, stated he is supportive of the new president despite his controversial immigration ban, and that the message of the dress was one of positivity. “It’s more so about love. We all live on this planet. I’ve never been in the political arena. However, it’s just so crazy that people are getting beat up because they voted for Trump, or this and that, someone wants to bomb the White House….I am an American, I moved here from the Philippines and I highly believed in the trueness of what this country can bring. It’s about bringing people together, that’s the message.”

Record Of The Year: Hello, Adele

Album Of The Year: Adele

Song Of The Year: Hello Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)

Best New Artist: Chance The Rapper

Best Pop Solo Performance: Hello Adele

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Stressed Out Twenty One Pilots

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin Willie Nelson

Best Pop Vocal Album: Adele

Best Dance Recording: Don’t Let Me Down The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya

Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skin Flume

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Culcha Vulcha Snarky Puppy

Best Rock Performance: Blackstar David Bowie

Best Metal Performance: Dystopia Megadeth

Best Rock Song: Blackstar David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)

Best Rock Album: Tell Me I’m Pretty Cage The Elephant

Best Alternative Music Album: Blackstar David Bowie

Best R&B Performance: Cranes In The Sky Solange

Best Traditional R&B Performance: Angel Lalah Hathaway

Best R&B Song: Lake By The Ocean Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)

Best Urban Contemporary Album: Lemonade Beyoncé

Best R&B Album: Lalah Hathaway Live Lalah Hathaway

Best Rap Performance: No Problem Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

Best Rap/Sung Performance: Hotline Bling Drake

Best Rap Song: Hotline Bling Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)

Best Rap Album: Coloring Book Chance The Rapper

Best Country Solo Performance: My Church Maren Morris

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Jolene Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton

Best Country Song: Humble And Kind Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)

Best Country Album: A Sailor’s Guide To Earth Sturgill Simpson

Best New Age Album: White Sun II White Sun

Best Improvised Jazz Solo: I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry John Scofield, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Take Me To The Alley Gregory Porter

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Country For Old Men John Scofield

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom

Ted Nash Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album: Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac Chucho Valdés

Best Gospel Performance/Song: God Provides Tamela Mann; Kirk Franklin, songwriter

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Thy Will

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters

Best Gospel Album: Losing My Religion Kirk Franklin

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Love Remains Hillary Scott & The Scott Family

Best Roots Gospel Album: Hymns Joey+Rory

Best Latin Pop Album: Un Besito Mas Jesse & Joy

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: iLevitable iLe

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo) Vicente Fernández

Best Tropical Latin Album: Donde Están? Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo

Best American Roots Performance: House Of Mercy Sarah Jarosz

Best American Roots Song: Kid Sister Vince Gill, songwriter (The Time Jumpers)

Track from: Kid Sister Label: Rounder Records; Publisher(s): Vinny Mae Music

Best Americana Album: This Is Where I Live William Bell

Best Bluegrass Album: Coming Home O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor

Best Traditional Blues Album: Porcupine Meat Bobby Rush

Best Contemporary Blues AlbumL: The Last Days Of Oakland Fantastic Negrito

Best Folk Album: Undercurrent Sarah Jarosz

Best Regional Roots Music Album: E Walea Kalani Pe’a

Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley Ziggy Marley

Best World Music Album: Sing Me Home Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble

Best Children’s Album: Infinity Plus One Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling): In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox

Carol Burnett

Best Comedy Album: Talking For Clapping Patton Oswalt

Best Musical Theater Album: The Color Purple

Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Erivo & Jennifer Hudson, principal soloists; Stephen Bray, Van Dean, Frank Filipetti, Roy Furman, Joan Raffe, Scott Sanders & Jhett Tolentino, producers (Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell & Allee Willis, composers/lyricists) (New Broadway Cast)

Label: Broadway Records

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: Miles Ahead

(Miles Davis & Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

John Williams, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media: Can’t Stop The Feeling!

Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar)

Track from: Trolls

Best Instrumental Composition: Spoken At Midnight Ted Nash, composer (Ted Nash Big Band) Track from: Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom Label: Motema Music

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: You And I Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier) Track from: In My Room Label: Membran

Ask Me Now John Beasley, arranger (John Beasley)

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Flintstones Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier) Track from: In My Room Label: Membran

Best Recording Package: Blackstar Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package: Edith Piaf 1915-2015 Gérard Lo Monaco, art director (Edith Piaf)

Label: Warner Music France

Best Album Notes: Sissle And Blake Sing Shuffle Along

Ken Bloom & Richard Carlin, album notes writers (Eubie Blake & Noble Sissle)

Label: Harbinger Records/The Musical Theater Project

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Blackstar David Bowie, Tom Elmhirst, Kevin Killen & Tony Visconti, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (David Bowie)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: Greg Kurstin

  • Cheap Thrills (Sia Featuring Sean Paul) (S) • Hello (Adele) (S) • Love You To Death (Tegan And Sara) (A) • Million Years Ago (Adele) (T) • Something In The Way You Move (Ellie Goulding) (T) • Water Under The Bridge (Adele) (T)

Best Remixed Recording: Tearing Me Up (RAC Remix)

Best Surround Sound Album: Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement

Best Engineered Album, Classical: Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles

Mark Donahue, Fred Vogler & David L Williams, engineers (James Conlon, Guanqun Yu, Joshua Guerrero, Patricia Racette, Christopher Maltman, Lucy Schaufer, Lucas Meachem, LA Opera Chorus & Orchestra)

Producer Of The Year, Classical: David Frost David Frost

Best Orchestral Performance: Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9 Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording: Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles James Conlon, conductor; Joshua Guerrero, Christopher Maltman, Lucas Meachem, Patricia Racette, Lucy Schaufer & Guanqun Yu; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (LA Opera Orchestra; LA Opera Chorus)

Best Choral Performance: Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1

Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor; Henryk Wojnarowski, choir director (Nikolay Didenko, Agnieszka Rehlis & Johanna Rusanen; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Steve Reich Third Coast Percussion

Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway Zuill Bailey; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Nashville Symphony)

Track from: Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: Schumann & Berg Dorothea Röschmann; Mitsuko Uchida, accompanist


Shakespeare Songs

Ian Bostridge; Antonio Pappano, accompanist (Michael Collins, Elizabeth Kenny, Lawrence Power & Adam Walker)

Label: Warner Classics

Best Classical Compendium: Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer

Label: Naxos

Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway

Michael Daugherty, composer (Zuill Bailey, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony) Track from: Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle

Best Music Video: Formation Beyoncé

Best Music Film: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years

(The Beatles)

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:


The Glorious Corner



G.H. Harding

KNIVES OUT AGAIN — (Via Deadline) The next installment in the Knives Out series has its title. Writer/director Rian Johnson announced on social media this morning that the film will be called Wake Up Dead Man. It was also confirmed that the film would come out sometime in 2025 and that production would be under way soon with Daniel Craig returning to star.

Johnson returns as the writer and director of the series and will also produce the pic with his partner Ram Bergman. Plot details are unknown and as of now Craig is the only talent involved.

The most recent pic, Glass Onion, bowed in 2022 with Craig returning as world famous detective Benoit Blanc. The film premiered on Netflix after the streamer made a record setting $450 million deal for the two sequels with this being the third in the series.

SHORT TAKES — The trailer for Beverley Hills Cop 4 is out. Here it is:

Harold Faltermeyer

The theme for the movie sounds like a cheap re-working of “Alex F” an electronic instrumental track by German musician Harold Faltermeyer …

The Wallows

The Wallows, who I’ve never heard of, kicked off the Today Show Summer Concert series. When interviewed, each of them said they used to watch the show before they went to school. My, I wonder how that made the hosts feel? Even Carson Daly, who’s no kid either, must have batted an eye. Interesting band. Nothing special I saw, but good luck to them …

David Krumholtz

SIGHTING: David (Numbers) Krumholtz at the Factory Bar Friday for Trivia Night … (Via Theatermania) Grammy

Stephanie Mills

Award winner Stephanie Mills will return to Broadway to play Hermes in the Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown. Her first performance will be July 2, coinciding with the start dates of Maia Reficco and Yola. Mills takes over from Jon Jon Briones, who plays his final performance June 30. Mills originated the role of Dorothy in the first Broadway production of The Wiz in 1975. Her last appearance on Broadway was for a special concert in 1989 … The Washington Post will go full AI. Check out this story:


… A short Memorial Day-vacay in East Hampton was great. Checked out Sakura and was introduced to CBS’ Tracker with Justin Hartley. Smartly done and directed by Ken Olin from Thirtysomething. Impressed for sure …

Billy Joel

The Long Island Musical Hall of Fame abruptly canceled their June 7 event, honoring Billy Joel at Tilles Center.  Performers at the event were to be Run-DMC; Debbie Gibson; and Felix Cavaliere.  Joel said a family event would prevent him from attending …

RIP producer

Al Ruddy

. He produced The Godfather and Million Dollar Baby. Check out Deadline’s obit:

NAMES IN THE NEWS — Marsha Stern; Jane Berk; Randy Jones; James Edstrom; Chuck Scarborough; Bill Adler; Dan Zelinski; Bobby Shaw; Mike Greenly; Mark Bego; Roy Trakin; Crispin Cioe; Steve Walter; Steve Paul; Lou Reed; Foreigner; Bobby Watman; Bobby Orlando; Adriana Kaegi; Thomas Silverman; Seymour Stein; Barry and Marissa Zelman; Dan Zelinski; and ZIGGY!

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Backstage with Richie Ridge Presents



Drama Desk and OCC member Richie Ridge, of Broadway World’s Backstage with Richie Ridge, will moderate a discussion with Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James, both Drama Desk nominees for Lead Performance in a Musical for Days of Wine and Roses, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29 at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Robin Williams Center (247 West 54th St., opposite Studio 54). Drama Desk members are invited. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m., and attendance is first come, first served. Latecomers may not be admitted.

Based on the 1964 movie about a couple falling in love in 1950s New York and struggling to maintain a family in the face of alcohol addiction, Days of Wine and Roses, with music and lyrics by Adam Guettel and a book by Craig Lucas, opened at Studio 54 on Jan. 28, 2024. O’Hara and d’Arcy James are both Tony nominees as well.

SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theater community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen.

If you would like to attend, please fill out the form here. Be sure to select the Non-member option.

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Backstage with Richie Ridge Presents The Outsiders



Richie Ridge, of Broadway World’s Backstage with Richie Ridge, will moderate adiscussion with stars of the new Drama Desk– and Tony-nominated musical The Outsiders at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 31, at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Robin Williams Center (247 West 54th St., opposite Studio 54). Members of the Drama Desk are invited to attend. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m., and attendance is first come, first served. Latecomers may not be admitted.

Participants in the panel will be Drama Desk and Tony nominees director Danya Taymor and lead actor Brody Grant, along with Tony featured actor nominees Sky Lakota-Lynch and Joshua Boone. With music and lyrics by Justin Levine and a book by Levine and Adam Rapp, The Outsiders, is a nominee for both Drama Desk and Tony Awards for best musical, opened at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater on April 11, 2024.

SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theater community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen.

If you would like to attend, please fill out the form here. Be sure to select the Non-member option.

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Ashley Griffin and Danny Gardner



We are so pleased to announce our guests this week are Director/ performer Ashley Griffin and Broadway’s Danny Gardner Join us Wednesday May 22nd at 5pm.

Ashley Griffin

Ashley Griffin is a Broadway writer/performer most well known as the first person in history to be nominated for a major award (New York Innovative Theater Award) for both playing and directing Hamlet (for a theatrical production.) As a writer Ashley’s work has been produced/developed at New World Stages, Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights Horizons and more. Ashley received the WellLife Network Award and a county commendation for her Off-Broadway play Trial (directed by Lori Petty and heralded as “If this show were on Broadway it would win the Pulitzer” – Stagescore) which is currently in talks for a transfer. She has written extensively for film and T.V. and is the author of two bestselling novels, Blank Paige and The Spindle. As a performer, Ashley has appeared extensively on and Off-Broadway as well as in T.V. and film. Highlights include work at The Gershwin Theater, Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, MTC and The Public Theater, as well as on The Greatest Showman and “Homeland.” She holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has trained at RADA, the National Theater and the Boston Conservatory.

Danny Gardner

Danny Gardner starred io Broadway Flying Over Sunset, A Christmas Carol and Dames At Sea. City Center Encores!: Dick Trevor in Lady, Be Good! (Subsequent Album). Radio City Music Hall: Dad / George M. Cohan in The NY Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes. His national tours include Here to Stay – The Gershwin Experience!, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and 42nd Street. Off-Broadway: Cheek To Cheek (The York Theater), Time Step (New Victory Theater), Room 17B and Everybody Gets Cake(59E59th Street Theaters). His regional theatre experience includes; Dial M For Murder (Geva Theater Center & Dallas Theatre Center), Bach At Leipzig (People’s Light and Theatre Company), Crazy For You (Signature Theatre), Singin’ in the Rain (Chicago’s Marriott Lincolnshire), Mary Poppins (Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (John W. Engeman Theater). @dannyjgnyc,

These two are staring in a limited three-week engagement of The Opposite of Love presented by NewYorkRep May 28 through June 15 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 W. 46th Street, NYC). The Opposite of Love is an intimate story about a down on his luck hustler and a trust fund baby who form an unlikely bond when she hires him to help overcome her sexual trauma. Can this unexpected connection transcend their darker inclinations in a world where love is a commodity? Directed by Rachel Klein (The Gospel According to Heather). Opening night is Thursday May 30 at 7PM. Tickets are now on sale at

“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents ”, is a show filmed at the iconic Hotel Edison, before a live audience. To see our past episodes; First episode click here second episode click here,  third episode click here, fourth episode click here, fifth episode click here, sixth episode here, seventh episode here, eighth episode here, ninth episode here, tenth episode here, eleventh episode here, our twelfth episode here, thirteenth episode here, fourteenth here and fifteenth here.

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Memorial Day Playlist



As you lay out by the pool, the beach, Central Park or on the sidelines of a parade, T2C offers you music to celebrate and get you in the mood.




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