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2020 Daytime Emmys: Stars you didn’t know were nominees

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2020 Daytime Emmys: Stars you didn’t know were nominees
The Daytime Emmys honor the best achievements in afternoon and online TV entertainment across a wide variety of genres including soap operas, game shows, talk shows and more. There are some A-list stars in the running in 2020 in high-profile races like Kelly Clarkson (Best Entertainment Talk Show and Talk Show Host), Jada Pinkett Smith (Best Informative Talk Show and Talk Show Host) and Valerie Bertinelli (Best Culinary Series and Host), to name just a few. But there are other well-known names lurking on the Daytime Emmy ballot as producers, performers and writers in categories you may not have noticed. Scroll down to see who could take home trophies on June 26.

Among them is Jason Alexander, who could end a long losing streak. He earned seven Emmy nominations in prime time for Best Comedy Supporting Actor for playing George Costanza (1992-1998) and another nom for Best Comedy Guest Actor for “Dream On” (1994), but he never won.
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2020 Daytime Emmy nominations list: Full list of 47th Daytime Emmy nominees

2020 Daytime Emmy nominations list: Full list of 47th Daytime Emmy nominees
The 2020 Daytime Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday, May 21, live on CBS’a “The Talk.” So who made the cut at the 47th annual kudos? Scroll down for the list of nominees.

These nominations were originally scheduled to be announced on April 27, and the trophies were set to be handed out during two Creative Arts ceremonies on June 12 and June 13 and then the main ceremony on June 14, but those plans had to be revised after the coronavirus pandemic caused public events to be cancelled or postponed across the globe. (The Olympics and the Tony Awards were also among the high-profile events affected).

SEEWhen are the Daytime Emmys? New dates for 2020 nominations and ceremony finally announced

But the Daytime Emmys regrouped and winners will be presented during a virtual ceremony to be held on Friday night, June 26, on CBS, which will be the first time since 2011 that the awards are shown on a broadcast TV network.
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Bww Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams with Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration

Bww Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams with Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk about 'Take Me to the World A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration.' The online broadcast featured Meryl Streep, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Mandy Patinkin, Christine Baranski, Donna Murphy, Sutton Foster, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O'Hara, Aaron Tveit, Maria Friedman, Iain Armitage, Katrina Lenk, Michael Cerveris, Brandon Uranowitz, Stephen Schwartz, Elizabeth Stanley, Chip Zien, Alexander Gemignani, Ann Harada, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Loh, Thom Sesma, and Raul Esparza. Drama Desk Award winner Mary-Mitchell Campbell was the evening's music director, with Paul Wontorek serving as director.
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Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski & Audra McDonald Toast ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ In Highlight From Sondheim Birthday Celebration

Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski & Audra McDonald Toast ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ In Highlight From Sondheim Birthday Celebration
Last night’s Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration online all-star tribute concert got off to a rocky start – technical difficulties pushed the YouTube special more than an hour past its planned “curtain” – but the impressive line-up, top-notch performances and celebratory mood combined for an all’s-well evening.

Watch the concert below.

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The show – a Zoom-style benefit 3:28 – Broadway Musicians – “Overture” (Merrily We Roll Along) 8:47 – Sutton Foster – “There Won’t Be Trumpets” (Anyone Can Whistle) 12:47 – Neil Patrick Harris – “The Witch’s Rap” (Into the Woods) 16:26 – Kelli O’Hara – “What More Do I Need?” (Saturday Night) 19:56 – Judy Kuhn – “What Can You Lose?” (Dick Tracy) 23:53 – Katrina Lenk – “Johanna” (Sweeney Todd) 27:11 – Aaron Tveit – “Marry Me a Little” (Company) 32:58 – Beanie Feldstein & Ben Platt – “It Takes Two” (Into the Woods) 36:25 – Brandon Uranowitz – “With So Little to Be Sure Of” (Anyone Can Whistle) 41:04 – Melissa Errico – “Children and Art” (Sunday in the Park with George) 46:20 – Randy Rainbow – “By the Sea” (Sweeney Todd) 49:21 – Elizabeth Stanley – “The Miller’s Son” (A Little Night Music) 54:21 – Mandy Pantinkin – “Lesson #8” (Sunday in the Park with George) 59:05 – Maria Friedman – “Broadway Baby” (Follies) 1:02:36 – Lin-Manuel Miranda – “Giants in the Sky” (Into the Woods) 1:05:46 – Lea Salonga – “Loving You” (Passion) 1:08:28 – Laura Benanti – “I Remember” (Evening Primrose) 1:14:06 – Chip Zien – “No More” (Into the Woods) 1:19:27 – Josh Groban – “Children Will Listen/Not While I’m Around” (Into the Woods/Sweeney Todd) 1:25:13 – Brian Stokes Mitchell – “The Flag Song” (Assassins) 1:28:04 – Michael Cerveris – “Finishing the Hat” (Sunday in the Park with George) 1:33:28 – Linda Lavin – “The Boy From…” (The Mad Show) 1:37:10 – Alexander Gemignani – “Buddy’s Blues” (Follies) 1:41:08 – Ann Harada, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Loh & Thom Sesma – “Someone in a Tree” (Pacific Overtures) 1:50:59 – Raúl Esparza – “Take Me to the World” (Evening Primrose) 1:53:55 – Donna Murphy – “Send in the Clowns” (A Little Night Music) 1:58:47 – Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep & Audra McDonald – “The Ladies Who Lunch” (Company) 2:03:31 – Annaleigh Ashford & Jake Gyllenhaal – “Move On” (Sunday in the Park with George) 2:08:14 – Patti LuPone – “Anyone Can Whistle” (Anyone Can Whistle) 2:11:46 – Bernadette Peters – “No One Is Alone” (Into the Woods) 2:17:49 – Ensemble – “I’m Still Here” (Follies)
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Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Audra McDonald Perform ‘The Ladies Who Lunch’ in at-Home Sondheim Tribute

Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Audra McDonald Perform ‘The Ladies Who Lunch’ in at-Home Sondheim Tribute
Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski and Audra McDonald performed one of Stephen Sondheim’s most recognizable numbers, “The Ladies Who Lunch” from Company, as part of a two-and-a-half-hour celebrity livestream commemorating the composer’s 90th birthday.

The trio of actresses weren’t doing much lunching in their respective homes, but they sure demonstrated how to make a stiff drink, with Baranski sipping one full wine glass after another, Streep moving from martinis to straight scotch and McDonald belting out show-stopping notes in between shots of vodka. After all, what else can
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Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Lavin, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Laura Benanti Among Latest To Join All-Star Sondheim Birthday Concert – Update

Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Lavin, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Laura Benanti Among Latest To Join All-Star Sondheim Birthday Concert – Update
Update, with additional performances: Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Lavin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Benanti, Neil Patrick Harris and Ben Platt are among the second wave of stars to sign on for Sunday’s Stephen Sondheim virtual birthday concert.

Also joining the all-star benefit for Artists Striving To End Poverty are Annaleigh Ashford, Melissa Errico, Beanie Feldstein, Josh Groban, Judy Kuhn, Randy Rainbow and Lea Solanga. Special appearances will be made by Victor Garber, Joanna Gleason, Nathan Lane and Steven Spielberg.

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They’ll all join the previously announced Meryl Streep, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone and Audra McDonald, among many others, in the special virtual concert to celebrate Sondheim’s 90th birthday.

Take Me To The
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Broadway To Remain Closed Through June 7, Apparently Ending 2019-2020 Season Immediately

Broadway will remain closed through June 7, a two-month extension of the current coronavirus shutdown that would seem to retroactively end the 2019-2020 Broadway season with the March 12 shutdown.

The extension announcement was made today by the Broadway League, the trade group representing theater owners and producers, which had been in discussions with theatrical unions this week.

No mention was made in the League’s announcement of officially closing the Broadway season – theoretically, at least, the 2019-2020 season could be extended but the logistics would seem to make that an unlikely option.

“Our top priority continues to be the health
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Broadway’s Tony Awards Postponed Due To Covid-19 Pandemic, Date To Be Determined

The 74th Annual Tony Awards, scheduled to air live on CBS on Sunday, June 7 from New York’s Radio City Music Hall, has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date, presenters announced today.

Presenters the Broadway League, the American Theater Wing and CBS will coordinate for the new date. CBS has aired the ceremony for 42 consecutive years.

A brief statement released by a spokesperson for the awards said, “The health and safety of the Broadway community, artists and fans is of the utmost importance to us. We will announce new dates and additional information once Broadway opens again.
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Tony Awards Schedule In Doubt As Covid-19 Broadway Shutdown Tests Eligibility Deadlines

Tony Awards Schedule In Doubt As Covid-19 Broadway Shutdown Tests Eligibility Deadlines
With the Broadway League weighing Cdc recommendations for an additional four weeks of dark theaters, the likelihood of this year’s Tony Awards staying on schedule is shrinking daily, if not by the minute. Many theater insiders tell Deadline they are expecting the planned June 7 ceremony at Radio City Music Hall to be postponed – or even scrapped altogether – due to concerns over the spread of Covid-19.

As of Wednesday, the League, which presents the annual awards ceremony with the American Theatre Wing, had not announced nor confirmed changes to this year’s Tony calendar. CBS has broadcast the Tonys for 42 consecutive years.

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Broadway Producers “Cautiously Optimistic” As Attendance Holds Steady Against Coronavirus Concerns; Stage Door Selfies Might Be A Problem Though

Broadway Producers “Cautiously Optimistic” As Attendance Holds Steady Against Coronavirus Concerns; Stage Door Selfies Might Be A Problem Though
Broadway producers are “cautiously optimistic” as attendance figures for last week show little, if any, immediate impact from the global coronavirus scare.

Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League trade organization representing producers and theater owners, said in a conference call with reporters this afternoon that she was “even a bit surprised” with today’s box office figures indicating an increase in total Broadway attendance last week over the previous week.

“I look very carefully at the year over year” figures, St. Martin said, “and history says last week and the week before are two of the traditionally worst weeks we have every year” partially due to winter weather and families gearing up for spring break. She indicated last week’s figures were encouraging, “but we know it could possibly not be [like] this every week.”

According to the League’s weekly box office report released today, total attendance for
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Meet the Cast of Company - Now in Previews on Broadway!

Meet the Cast of Company - Now in Previews on Broadway!
Company is officially in previews on Broadway Following the engagement in London's West End, the new production of Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott comes to Broadway starring Tony and Grammy Award winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne.
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Who needs an Oscar to reach Egot?

Who needs an Oscar to reach Egot?
Only 15 people have won the awards grand slam known as the Egot. They are (in chronological order of achievement) composer Richard Rodgers, actress Helen Hayes, actress Rita Moreno, actor John Gielgud, actress Audrey Hepburn, composer Marvin Hamlisch, orchestrator Jonathan Tunick, writer/director/composer Mel Brooks, director Mike Nichols, actress Whoopi Goldberg, producer Scott Rudin, composer Robert Lopez, singer and actor John Legend, composer Tim Rice and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Tour our photo gallery above for information about the 26 living people who just need an Academy Award to achieve Egot. They are: actor Harry Belafonte, actor Andre De Shields, actress Cynthia Erivo, composer/producer Anne Garefino, actor Hugh Jackman, actor James Earl Jones, actress Rachel Bay Jones, composer John Kander, composer/actress Cyndi Lauper, composer Alex Lacamoire, actress Katrina Lenk, composer John McDaniel, actress Audra McDonald, actress Bette Midler, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, actress Cynthia Nixon, composer/producer Trey Parker, actor Ben Platt,
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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Win Artios Casting Awards

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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Win Artios Casting Awards
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “Game of Thrones” have taken home two of the major Artios Awards from the Casting Society of America.

The trophies, which honor excellence in casting, were unveiled at the 35th Annual Artios Awards held on Thursday in ceremonies in New York, Los Angeles and London. The New York ceremony was hosted by Michelle Buteau at Stage 48; Ron Funches emceed in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton, and Jason Isaacs hosted in London at the Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” won the big-budget feature drama award while “Knives Out” took the big-budget feature comedy trophy. “Marriage Story” received the studio or independent drama prize and “Jojo Rabbit” nabbed the comedy counterpart. “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” won the low-budget award.

Toy Story 4” and “The Lion King” tied in animation. “Skin in the Game
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2020 Broadway spring season preview of musicals: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards?

2020 Broadway spring season preview of musicals: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards?
As we are now about halfway through the Broadway season, and there are currently nine productions of musicals set to open this spring. Could we be seeing any of them contend at this year’s Tony Awards? Below, we recap the plot of each musical as well as the awards history of its author, cast, creative types, the opening, and (where applicable) closing dates.

West Side Story

In the fifth Broadway revival of Arthur Laurents, Lenoard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim’s 1957 classic inspired by William Shakespeare’s famous play, “Romeo & Juliet,” this musical is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York City. The story explores the rivalry between two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The Jets, a white gang, and the Sharks, who are immigrants from Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang’s leader,
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Photo: Get A First Look At The Broadway Cast Of Company

Isn't it warm, isn't it rosy With the highly-anticipated revival of Companyopening onBroadway this March, we're getting a first look at the show's cast in rehearsals, including Katrina Lenk, Patti LuPone, and more Check out the photo to get a peek at the cast and to learn about all of the characters' relationships so you're fully prepared to see the show at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre this spring
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Marriage Story Isn't the First Time We've Heard Adam Driver Sing

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One of the most powerful moments in Marriage Story comes when Adam Driver's character, Charlie, reflects on his failed marriage in an impromptu performance of "Being Alive." If you're wondering if that really is Driver singing, then you'll be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is! Driver tackles the famous Stephen Sondheim song from the musical Company without any assistance or dubbing.

"Where Noah [Baumbach] put it in the script I thought was really beautiful writing," Driver said in a Q&a, per IndieWire. "The two characters started in this polar opposite journey. Before the movie starts, Scarlett [Johansson's character] has already made a decision. She's executing for the first half and building herself and reclaiming the thing she thinks she lost. Whereas Charlie, a director, who is so used to being in control, is now on the back foot. He's playing catch up, and it's not until this spontaneous moment happens
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Broadway’s ‘Company’ Completes Casting With ‘Ain’t Too Proud’s Rashidra Scott

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Rashidra Scott (Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations) has been cast in the role of Susan for Marianne Elliott’s upcoming Broadway revival of the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical Company.

Scott will join a cast headed by Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone, and will play opposite Greg Hildreth’s Peter as “the couple that seems to have the perfect marriage, until perfection proves impossible.”

Company will begin performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Monday, March 2, 2020 with an official opening night set for Sunday, March 22.

Elliott & Harper Productions and The Shubert Organization announced Scott’s hiring, completing principal casting. The principal cast, previously announced, also includes Matt Doyle, Christopher Fitzgerald, Christopher Sieber, Jennifer Simard, Terence Archie, Etai Benson, Nikki Renée Daniels, Claybourne Elder, Kyle Dean Massey and Bobby Conte Thornton. Casting for the ensemble will be announced in the coming weeks.

Scott’s other Broadway credits include Beautiful,
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‘Tommy’: Broadway’s Tony Winning Katrina Lenk Cast In Recurring Role On CBS Drama

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‘Tommy’: Broadway’s Tony Winning Katrina Lenk Cast In Recurring Role On CBS Drama
The Tony Award-winning actress Katrina Lenk (The Band’s Visit) has been cast in a recurring role in CBS’ upcoming midseason drama series Tommy as a sports agent.

Tommy stars Edie Falco as Abigail “Tommy” Thomas, a former high-ranking NYPD officer who becomes the first female Chief of Police for Los Angeles.

Lenk will next appear on Broadway as the lead character Bobbie in the much-anticipated gender-flipped production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company, beginning performances March 2, 2020 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Patti LuPone costars.

The actress won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Dina in Broadway’s The Band’s Visit.

On Tommy, which also stars Thomas Sadoski, Lenk will play Kiley Mills, described as “a whip-smart and bracingly honest sports agent who knows first-hand the challenges of a woman competing and succeeding in a male-dominated field.

Tommy, from the Bull team of co-creator
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Daytime Emmys get rid of an Egot shortcut: Best Musical Performance category eliminated

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Daytime Emmys get rid of an Egot shortcut: Best Musical Performance category eliminated
It’s the end of a (very short) era. The Daytime Emmys announced on October 31 the elimination of an unusually consequential category: Best Musical Performance in a Daytime Program. That Halloween proclamation was scary news for musical theater actors who in recent years have been able to complete most of their Egot checklists thanks to that category.

Best Musical Performance was only presented four times. The first time it seemed like a way to help Adele to get to Egot. The Grammy and Oscar winner was nominated in 2016 for performing “Million Years Ago” on “Today,” but she surprisingly lost to Rachel Platten for singing her signature hit “Fight Song” on “Good Morning America.”

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All three winners that followed, however, were the casts of Broadway shows who managed to secure Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Awards within the span of a few months for their work.
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‘Nashville’s Kyle Dean Massey Joins Patti LuPone As Broadway’s Upcoming ‘Company’ Adds Cast

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Broadway’s upcoming revival of the Stephen Sondheim landmark musical Company starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone has nearly rounded out its cast, with Nashville‘s Kyle Dean Massey, The Book of Mormon‘s Matt Doyle and The Prom‘s Christopher Sieber among the new arrivals.

The additional casting for director Marianne Elliott’s gender-reversed Company was announced today by producers Elliott & Harper Productions and The Shubert Organization. The production, an Oliver Award winner in its West End bow, recasts the 1970 musical’s lead character, the bachelor Bobby, as the bachelorette Bobbie, to be played by Lenk (The Band’s Visit).

As previously announced with Lenk, LuPone will play Joanne, the “Ladies Who Lunch” role famously created by Elaine Stritch.

Company will begin performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Monday, March 2, 2020 with an official opening night set for Sunday, March 22 (Sondheim’s 90th birthday). Sondheim and Elliott collaborated to update the musical.
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