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Egot Watch: Katrina Lenk and Ari’el Stachel win at Daytime Emmys and are now an Oscar away from the grand slam

Egot Watch: Katrina Lenk and Ari’el Stachel win at Daytime Emmys and are now an Oscar away from the grand slam
There’s definitely a new quick path to Egot — or at least three-quarters of it. First Cynthia Erivo won a Tony, Grammy and Emmy for “The Color Purple.” Then Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones achieved the same triple play for “Dear Evan Hansen.” And on Friday night, May 3, Katrina Lenk and Ari’el Stachel accomplished the same rare feat for their performances in “The Band’s Visit.” It’s thanks to a relatively new category at the Daytime Emmys: Best Musical Performance in a Daytime Program. Check out the complete list of Daytime Emmy Creative Arts winners here.

The Tonys honor the best musicals on Broadway. The Grammys have long done the same with their Best Musical Theater Album category. And since 2016 the Daytime Emmys have honored musical performances on daytime programs, which means singers and theater performers are now able to win for promoting their work on a talk show or morning show.
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Top 17 big-name Daytime Emmy contenders this weekend: Edward Norton, Steve Buscemi, Jada Pinkett Smith …

Top 17 big-name Daytime Emmy contenders this weekend: Edward Norton, Steve Buscemi, Jada Pinkett Smith …
The Daytime Emmys don’t get as much attention as their primetime counterparts, but their list of winners could be just as star-studded. Check out our list of 17 noteworthy names you might be surprised to find out could be Emmy champs by the end of the weekend.

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Jay Baruchel — Baruchel has voiced the heroic Hiccup in the “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise since 2010 on the big and small screens, but this is the first Emmy nomination of his career. He’s also known for his roles in the series “Undeclared” and in films like “Million Dollar Baby,” “Knocked Up” and “Tropic Thunder.”

Kristen Bell — Bell hasn’t gotten the time of day at the Primetime Emmys despite roles in “Veronica Mars,” “House of Lies” and “The Good Place.” But now she could win for the first time for her parenting advice web series,
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Shortcut to Egot? Katrina Lenk and Ari’el Stachel could be the latest to win Tony, Grammy and Emmy for one show

Shortcut to Egot? Katrina Lenk and Ari’el Stachel could be the latest to win Tony, Grammy and Emmy for one show
It looks like there’s a new handy shortcut to Egot. First Cynthia Erivo won a Tony, Grammy and Emmy for Broadway’s “The Color Purple.” Then Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones achieved the same hat trick for “Dear Evan Hansen.” Now it looks like Katrina Lenk and Ari’el Stachel are on their way to the same rare feat for their performances in “The Band’s Visit.” And it’s thanks in part to a relatively new category at the Daytime Emmys: Best Musical Performance in a Daytime Program.

The Tonys, of course, honor the best musicals on Broadway. The Grammys have long done the same with their Best Musical Theater Album category for cast recordings. But since 2016 the Daytime Emmys have also honored musical performances on daytime programs, which means singers and theater performers are now able to win for promoting their work on a talk show or morning show.
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Broadway at the Cabaret: Betsy Wolfe, Katrina Lenk & Many More!

What good is sitting alone in your room this week If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. After Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Highlights this week include Betsy Wolfe, Katrina Lenk, Broadway Sings Adele and more.
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Broadway’s ‘The Band’s Visit’ Sets Closing Date; The Musical Won 10 Tony Awards

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Broadway’s The Band’s Visit, winner of 10 Tony Awards, a commercial success and widely praised by critics, will play its final performance on Sunday, April 7, producers announced today.

“In a polarized and harsh world of politics and division, the success of The Band’s Visit has filled my heart with so much warmth and I am so grateful to the theater community who has lifted our show to these heights,” said lead producer Orin Wolf (read his entire statement below).

A national tour of the musical will launch June 25 in Providence, Rhode Island, followed by Washington, D.C.; Charlotte, Nc; Chicago; Minneapolis; Baltimore; San Francisco; and Las Vegas, with more cities to be announced.

When the Broadway production closes April 7, it will have played 589 regular performances and 36 previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The production began Oct. 7, 2017, and by the following September had recouped its $8.75 million capitalization.

Lead actress Katrina Lenk,
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TVLine Items: Downton 'Recast' Explained, Affair Hubby Set and More

TVLine Items: Downton 'Recast' Explained, Affair Hubby Set and More
Turns out the forthcoming Downton Abbey movie underwent an 11th hour director switch.

Just days before cameras started to roll on the project in September, Downton vet Brian Percival stepped down from the helm for “personal reasons,” a Focus Features rep confirms to TVLine. Michael Engler, who directed Downton‘s two-hour series finale back in 2015, was brought in to fill the void.

Percival, meanwhile, will remain an Ep on the film.

The Downton pic will be released stateside on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, one week after its international drop (on Friday, Sept. 13).

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Tony-Winner Katrina Lenk Moves Into 'The Village' at NBC (Exclusive)

NBC's midseason drama The Village is getting a new resident in Tony Award winner Katrina Lenk.

She is set to recur on the series as a character named Claire. NBC is keeping details about the character under wraps, but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter she'll play a key role in the show's plot.

The Village follows the residents of a Brooklyn apartment building who have formed a tight bond with one another. It's being positioned as being on par with NBC's hit This Is Us — and, in fact, will take over that show's time slot in the ...
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Alec Baldwin Set To Host Inaugural Arthur Miller Foundation Honors

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Alec Baldwin Set To Host Inaugural Arthur Miller Foundation Honors
Alec Baldwin will host the Arthur Miller Foundation’s inaugural honors gala in New York celebrating the work of HBO Documentary Films and playwright Tony Kushner.

The inaugural Arthur Miller Foundation Honors is set for Monday, Oct. 22, at Manhattan’s City Winery. Baldwin hosts, with appearances by Nathan Lane, Edie Falco, Tituss Burgess, Anthony Ramos, Denée Benton, Katrina Lenk, Ari’el Stachel, Solea Pfeiffer, Sherie Rene Scott and Brandon Victor Dixon.

The evening will conclude with a musical performance from children impacted by the Arthur Miller Foundation’s theater program. In addition to HBO Documentary Films (Legacy Award) and Kushner (Humanitarian Award), the foundation will also recognize one veteran public school teacher who has displayed excellence in theater education.

The Arthur Miller Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access and equity to theater education in New York City public schools. Co-Chairs of the inaugural honors event include filmmaker
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber at American Theatre Wing Gala!

Just last night, The American Theatre Wingcelebrated 101 Years of supporting strong and fearless voices in the American Theatre witha tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber's unrivaled body of work amassed over five decades. Performers included Tony Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, Tony winner and Grammy Award nominee Heather Headley, Tony winner Katrina Lenk, Tony and Grammy nominee Norm Lewis, Webber muse Sierra Boggess, two-time Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative recipient Sydney Lopes, and a mega-band that includes School of Rock alumni Evie Dolan, Ethan Khusidman, Raghav Mehrotra, and Brandon Niederauer.
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Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub and The Band's Visit Cast to Present Scenes by John Cariani Benefitting Wintergreen Arts Center

Members of the original Broadway cast of the 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical, The Band's Visit-including Tony Award winners Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub-will come together for a one-night-only benefit presentation of The Band Visits Cariani, an evening of scenes from John Cariani's plays. Tony amp Olivier Award nominee Moritz Von Stuelpnagel Hand To God,Present Laughter, BernhardtHamlet will direct. All proceeds will benefit the Wintergreen Arts Center, in Cariani's hometown of Presque Isle, Maine, which offers arts programs to children and adults in rural northern Maine.
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Video: The Band's Visit, Come From Away, And More Perform In Bryant Park!

This week's performers will include Come From Away Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Alex Finke, De'Lon Grant, Joel Hatch, Tony LePage, Lee MacDougall, Julie Reiber, Caesar Samayoa, Pearl Sun, Astrid Van Wieren, and Sharon Wheatley Kinky Boots Mia Gentile, John Jeffrey Martin, and Stephane Duret The Band's Visit Katrina Lenk, John Cariani, Ari'el Stachel, and Etai Benson This Ain't No Disco Will Connolly, Tony d'Alelio, Hannah Florence, Chilina Kennedy, Peter Laprade, Krystal Mackie, Nicole Medoro, Ian Paget, Theo Stockman, and Samantha Marie Ware
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Katrina Lenk, Ari'el Stachel, Chilina Kennedy & More Will Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park Today!

This week's performers will include Come From Away Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Alex Finke, De'Lon Grant, Joel Hatch, Tony LePage, Lee MacDougall, Julie Reiber, Caesar Samayoa, Pearl Sun, Astrid Van Wieren, and Sharon Wheatley Kinky Boots Mia Gentile, John Jeffrey Martin, and Stephane Duret The Band's Visit Katrina Lenk, John Cariani, Ari'el Stachel, and Etai Benson This Ain't No Disco Will Connolly, Tony d'Alelio, Hannah Florence, Chilina Kennedy, Peter Laprade, Krystal Mackie, Nicole Medoro, Ian Paget, Theo Stockman, and Samantha Marie Ware
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The Band's Visit, Kinky Boots, and Come From Away Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park Today!

This week's performers will include Come From Away Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Alex Finke, De'Lon Grant, Joel Hatch, Tony LePage, Lee MacDougall, Julie Reiber, Caesar Samayoa, Pearl Sun, Astrid Van Wieren, and Sharon Wheatley Kinky Boots Mia Gentile, John Jeffrey Martin, and Stephane Duret The Band's Visit Katrina Lenk, John Cariani, Ari'el Stachel, and Etai Benson This Ain't No Disco Will Connolly, Tony d'Alelio, Hannah Florence, Chilina Kennedy, Peter Laprade, Krystal Mackie, Nicole Medoro, Ian Paget, Theo Stockman, and Samantha Marie Ware
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Katrina Lenk, Ari'el Stachel, Chilina Kennedy & More Will Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park This Week!

This week's performers will include Come From Away Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Alex Finke, De'Lon Grant, Joel Hatch, Tony LePage, Lee MacDougall, Julie Reiber, Caesar Samayoa, Pearl Sun, Astrid Van Wieren, and Sharon Wheatley Kinky Boots Mia Gentile, John Jeffrey Martin, and Stephane Duret The Band's Visit Katrina Lenk, John Cariani, Ari'el Stachel, and Etai Benson This Ain't No Disco Will Connolly, Tony d'Alelio, Hannah Florence, Chilina Kennedy, Peter Laprade, Krystal Mackie, Nicole Medoro, Ian Paget, Theo Stockman, and Samantha Marie Ware
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Tony Awards 2018: Records, milestones and fun facts about this year’s winners include ‘The Band’s Visit,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ Laurie Metcalf …

Tony Awards 2018: Records, milestones and fun facts about this year’s winners include ‘The Band’s Visit,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ Laurie Metcalf …
Out of all the winners (and losers) in the 26 competitive categories at the 2018 Tony Awards, several of them stand out as particularly noteworthy when considered in the context of history. So what were this year’s most interesting facts, records and milestones?

“The Band’s Visit” is the first Best Musical winner to have been based on a movie since “Kinky Boots” in 2013. Of its 11 Tony nominations it managed to win a whopping 10 awards (including Best Musical). The only prize it didn’t end up taking home was Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Scott Pask. It is now tied with “Hello, Dolly!” (1964) and “Billy Elliot” (2009) as the third most awarded production in Tony history, behind “The Producers” with 12 wins in 2001 and “Hamilton” with 11 victories in 2016.

“The Band’s Visit” is also the first Best Musical winner to have won every single acting award it was nominated for since
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Watch Every Tony Awards Performance: The Band's Visit, SpongeBob and More

Whether you fancy yourself a mean girl, a fair lady or (not!) a simple sponge, the 2018 Tony Awards offered a little something for everyone.

As is tradition, Sunday’s ceremony gave each of the shows nominated for Best Musical (The Band’s Visit, Mean Girls, Frozen and SpongeBob SquarePants) and Best Revival of a Musical (Carousel, My Fair Lady and Once on This Island) a chance to shine on the world’s greatest stage: television.

CBS’ three-hour broadcast also featured a performance by the cast of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, as well as a highly anticipated appearance from Bruce Springsteen,
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Tony Awards 2018: Good (acceptance speeches), bad (Robert De Niro) and ugly (snubbing the playwrights)

Tony Awards 2018: Good (acceptance speeches), bad (Robert De Niro) and ugly (snubbing the playwrights)
The 72nd edition of the Tony Awards has concluded. While this continues to be one of the best produced award shows on television, some aspects of this year’s presentation were better than others. So sit back and enjoy my take on the good, bad and ugly of this year’s Tony Awards (and check out the complete list of winners here).

The Good

The Tony Awards have the best acceptance speeches of any ceremony on television. The gracious nature of so many of the winners is always a highlight, and this year brought several new favorites to the forefront:

Ari’el Stachel delivered a heartfelt tribute to his parents and his heritage when he claimed his trophy. He admitted that in the past he avoided events with them and pretended not to be of Middle Eastern descent. But now he celebrated his cast, “who never believed that they would
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Tony Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List

Here is the complete list of winners list at the 72nd annual Tony Awards, which were handed out Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan:

Best Musical

The Band’s Visit

Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Katrina Lenk, The Band’s Visit

Best Leading Actor in a Musical

Tony Shalhoub, The Band’s Visit

Best Revival of a Musical

Once on This Island

Best Revival of a Play

Angels in America

Best Play

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Best Original Score

The Band’s Visit, Music and Lyrics: David Yazbek

Best Direction of a Play

John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Best Direction of a Musical

David Cromer, The Band’s Visit

RelatedTony Awards Review: Theater Geek Culture Is Celebrated During Lively, Emotional And Politically Lite Ceremony – Except De Niro

Best Sound Design in a Play

Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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‘The Band’s Visit,’ ‘Angels in America’ Triumph at 72nd Tony Awards

“The Band’s Visit,” “Angels in America,” and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” emerged big winners at the 72nd Tony Awards, a celebration of Broadway’s best that would have made Antoinette Perry, the theater awards’ namesake, proud. Hosted by Tony nominees Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall June 10, the ceremony ended by crowning Itamar Moses and David Yazbek’s “The Band’s Visit” the best new musical of the 2017–18 season. Leading actress Katrina Lenk, leading actor Tony Shalhoub, supporting actor Ari’el Stachel, and director David Cromer were among the show’s impressive 10 Tony wins, more than any other musical this year. Jack Thorne’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two” took home best new play, triumphing over “The Children,” “Farinelli and the King,” “Junk,” and “Latin History for Morons.” The two-part spectacle, developed alongside J.K. Rowling,
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Tony-Winner Ari’el Stachel Delivers Powerful Speech: ‘For So Many Years, I Pretended Not to Be Middle-Eastern’

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Tony-Winner Ari’el Stachel Delivers Powerful Speech: ‘For So Many Years, I Pretended Not to Be Middle-Eastern’
In one of the night’s most emotional moments, “The Band’s Visit” star Ari’el Stachel dedicated his Tony award for featured actor in a musical to his parents, who in the audience, along with the Middle-Eastern children around the world for their support.

“I have avoided so many events with them because for so many years of my life I pretended that I was not a Middle Eastern person,” Stachel said, holding back tears. “After 9/11 it was very, very difficult for me. And so I concealed and I missed so many special events with them. And they’re looking at me right now and I can’t believe it.”

Based on the 2007 film, “The Band’s Visit” tells the story of an Egyptian police band that gets trapped in an Israeli cafe.

The acclaimed musical, co-starring Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk, opened on Broadway in 2017 and received 11 Tony nominations,
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