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2018 Tonys presentation order: Which categories will be announced first on 72nd Tony Awards?

2018 Tonys presentation order: Which categories will be announced first on 72nd Tony Awards?
We’ve unearthed the running order of the 2018 Tony Awards hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban on CBS on Sunday, June 10. Over the course of upwards of three-and-half-hours, winners will be announced in 26 competitive categories. Below is the order in which the 72nd Tonys will unfold.

The eight design awards will be handed out in the half hour before the show goes live at 8 p.m. Et as will the Tony for Best Orchestrations. Those winners will be showcased throughout the telecast, with inserts of their acceptance speeches.

As usual, the first award on the broadcast will be one of the featured acting races (this year it is on the musical side of the aisle) while the show closes with a big one, Best Musical. In between, the winners of the other 15 Tonys races will be revealed as detailed in the presentation order below.

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2018 Tony Awards full list of nominations: Every show and performer in the running at the 72nd annual Tonys

The 2018 Tony Awards take place on Sunday, June 10 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The three-hour ceremony hosted by two past nominees, composer Sara Bareilles (“Waitress”) and actor Josh Groban, will air on CBS. Those in the Eastern and Central time zones can see it live while those in the Mountain and Pacific time zones have a three-hour tape delay.

Thirty shows were eligible for consideration. A whopping 21 of these reaped at least one bid across the 26 Tony Awards categories. While the nominations were determined by 51 theater professionals, the 2018 Tonys winners will be decided by 842 members of the Broadway community.

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Two new musicals – “Mean Girls” and “SpongeBob SquarePants” — earned a leading dozen Tony Awards nominations apiece while “The Band’s Visit,” had to settle for 11 bids. Among new plays,
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2018 Tony Awards predictions: Toughest 4 musical categories made easy

2018 Tony Awards predictions: Toughest 4 musical categories made easy
Plenty of attention is paid to the top races and acting categories at the Tony Awards. But if you are looking to do well in our prediction contest, you will also have to make smart decisions in the below-the-line categories as well. The four design categories often trip up Tony pundits, especially when there is no one show predicted to sweep. There is no single such juggernaut this season, which means upsets and surprises are likely. To provide some help with these tough categories, take a look at the analysis below before you make any final predictions.

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Scenic Design

David Zinn recently picked up a Drama Desk award for his colorful set of “SpongeBob SquarePants.” The built out proscenium elements are eye popping and memorable. However, it could easily be overshadowed by work being done on a grander scale.
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2018 Tony Awards nominations: Full list in all 26 categories

The 2018 Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 10 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall and will air live on CBS. Nominees were announced today by Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr. (“Hamilton”) and “American Idol” Katharine McPhee,who is starring in the Broadway musical “Waitress.” While the nominations were determined by 51 theater professionals, the 2018 Tonys winners will be decided by 863 members of the Broadway community. (Read the full report on the 2018 Tony Awards nominations.)

The Tony Awards have lined up two past nominees — composer Sara Bareilles and actor Josh Groban — to host the 72nd annual edition of these top theater honors. Bareilles lost her 2016 bid for Best Score for “Waitress” to Lin-Manuel Miranda for “Hamilton.” Groban contended last year for his lead role in the tuner “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” but was bested by Ben Platt (“Dear Evan Hansen”).

Musicals

Best Musical

Frozen

Mean Girls

SpongeBob SquarePants
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Casting, Broadway dates set for Larry David's 'Fish in the Dark'

Casting, Broadway dates set for Larry David's 'Fish in the Dark'
Yes, it’s real, and it’s happening—Larry David’s hotly anticipated Broadway debut has officially set its dates.

David will make his acting and Broadway playwriting debut in Fish in the Dark, a new comedy directed by Anna D. Shapiro that starts previews February 2 at Broadway’s Cort Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for March 5.

David will star alongside theater veterans Jayne Houdyshell and Jerry Adler (The Sopranos), as well as Rosie Perez, Jonny Orsini (who made a splash in his Broadway debut in 2013’s The Nance) and Jake Cannavale, son of two-time Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale. Additional
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Betrayal – review

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Daniel Craig and a starry cast get the tone completely wrong in this rendition of Pinter's great play about a seven-year affair

Mike Nichols and his cast get so much wrong in the Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal (1978), let's start with what goes right. It's a handsome physical production, with large, well-appointed interiors by Ian MacNeil wafting in and out to composer James Murphy's moody noodling and glowing with Brian MacDevitt's evocative lighting. Daniel Craig shucks off his 007 persona to become Robert, a successful book publisher whose wife, Emma (Rachel Weisz) conducts a seven-year affair with Robert's friend Jerry (Rafe Spall), a literary agent. The compact, rugged Craig hasn't shrunken from years behind the camera: he projects himself fully and muscularly to the back stalls. Craig even enlivened vastly inferior material when last he was on the Great White Way,
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Rehearsal’s Begin For ‘The Book Of Mormon’ In London!

Last week we had more news for the London casting of the upcoming The Book Of Mormon which previews from February 25th at the Prince of Wales Theatre, and we’re excited! Click along here for those previous production shots and a full-list of the cast involved but now we know that rehearsal’s began two weeks ago and here’s that full press release:

The full cast, which is led by Gavin Creel as Elder Price and Jared Gertner as Elder Cunningham includes: Mark Anderson, Stephen Ashfield, Benjamin Brook, Daniel Buckley, Daniel Clift, Ashley Day, Terry Doe, Candace Furbert, Patrick George, Nadine Higgin, Tyrone Huntley, Evan James, Chris Jarman, Michael Kent, Alexia Khadime, Matt Krzan, Oliver Lidert, Daniel McKinley, Luke Newton, Terel Nugent, Haydn Oakley, Olivia Phillip, Lucy St. Louis, Yemie Sonuga, Giles Terera, Kayi Ushe, Sharon Wattis, Tosh Wanogho-Maud and Liam Wrate.

The Book of Mormon comes from
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2012 Henry Hewes Design Awards Honorees Announced

Ten theater artists will be honored by the Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee during the dual presentation of its 2011 and 2012 Awards in a luncheon ceremony scheduled for October 29. David Korins Chinglish,Gregg Barnes Follies, Brian MacDevitt Death of a Salesman and Daniel Kluger Tribes will be honored with 2012 Henry Hewes Design Awards. The 2011 Henry Hewes Awards were announced earlier this year. For the 2012 honors, 86 theater artists were nominated for outstanding artistry in 57 productions presented during the 2011-2012 New York theater season.
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Tony Awards 2012 winners list: 'Once' takes home the hardware

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"Once," the Broadway adaptation of the 2006 Academy Award-winning film of the same name, took home the most awards at the 2012 Tony Awards. It won eight, including Best Musical and Best Leading Actor in a Musical for Steve Kazee.

The full winners list:

Best Play

Clybourne Park

Author: Bruce Norris

Producers: Jujamcyn Theaters, Jane Bergère, Roger Berlind/Quintet Productions, Eric Falkenstein/Dan Frishwasser, Ruth Hendel/Harris Karma Productions, Jtg Theatricals, Daryl Roth, Jon B. Platt, Center Theatre Group, Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons

Other Desert Cities

Author: Jon Robin Baitz

Producers: Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Bernard Gersten, Bob Boyett

Peter and the Starcatcher

Author: Rick Elice

Producers: Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes, Disney Theatrical Productions, Suzan & Ken Wirth/DeBartolo Miggs, Catherine Schreiber/Daveed Frazier & Mark Thompson, Jack Lane, Jane Dubin, Allan S. Gordon/Adam S. Gordon, Baer & Casserly/Nathan Vernon, Rich Affanato/Peter Stern, Brunish & Trinchero/Laura Little Productions,
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Tony Awards: Check out the full list of winners here!

Tony Awards: Check out the full list of winners here!
The 2012 Tony Awards were full of surprises! With a near-sweep for the indie musical hit Once, a Tony for Smash star Christian Borle, and Alan Menken’s first Tony for Newsies, the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted affair also featured a special award for fan favorite Hugh Jackman. But the play was the thing Sunday night, with Clybourne Park taking the best play award and a variety of other entries in the medium like Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Peter and the Starcatcher honored across several categories. See the full winners list below (and don’t miss our
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Inside the Tony Award Nominees: Best Revival of a Play

Inside the Tony Award Nominees: Best Revival of a Play
As we look ahead to the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, EW is taking a closer look at this season’s nominated selection of new musicals, plays, and revivals, all of which will be competing for Broadway’s highest honor. Today, we dive into this year’s nominees for Best Revival of a Play. (See also: Best Musical, Best Play and Best Revival of a Musical.)

Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Opened: March 15, 2012

Closed: June 2, 2012

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Andrew Garfield, Linda Emond, Finn Wittrock

Written by Arthur Miller; directed by Mike Nichols

Synopsis: Miller’s classic American
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Tony Awards 2012: We predict the winners

Tony Awards 2012: We predict the winners
Now is the time for Newsies fans and theater geeks everywhere to seize the day! It’s Tony time! This Sunday, Neil Patrick Harris will be donning his tux once again to host the annual celebration of Broadway’s finest moments. And in a repeat from last year’s Nph-led event, expect another rash of jokes at the expense of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Fellow EW critic Melissa Rose Bernardo and I here offer our predictions in all the Tony categories (you’ll see our names after each of our picks). Disagree? Please let us know who you
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'Once' and Gershwins lead 2012 Tony Awards nominations

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"Once," a contained sweet musical set in an Irish pub, leads the 66th Annual Tony Awards nominations with 11 nods. Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") and Kristin Chenoweth ("Gcb") announced the nominees from the New York Public Library for Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

The incredibly vibrant Broadway season comes to a climax Sunday, June 10, with the broadcast of the annual awards. Neil Patrick Harris hosts the CBS live awards show from Manhattan's Beacon Theater.

"Once," based on the 2006 film, features musician-actors playing instruments and enchanting the audience. The Gershwin brothers continue to rack up honors, with two of their well known scores fueling two musicals with 10 nominations each: "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" and "Nice Work If You Can Get It."

The very different and quite wonderful "Peter and the Starcatcher" came in at nine. The show that explains how Captain Hook and Peter Pan became who they
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The Tony Nominations Are In

The Tony Nominations Are In
The 2012 Tony Award nominations were announced this morning by Kristin Chenoweth and Jim Parsons, with the musicals leading the pack. "Once" -- adapted from the popular indie film -- came out on top with 11 nominations, The Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess" and "Nice Work If You Can Get It," both also musicals, trailed close behind with 10 a piece, and "Follies" and "Newsies" took a respectable eight each.

"Peter and the Starcatcher" picked up nine nominations, the most for a play, edging out this year's closest thing to a favorite, Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," which gained seven. Philip Seymour Hoffman predictably earned a nod for his turn as Willy Loman in "Salesman," alongside fellow big names James Earl Jones ("The Best Man") and John Lithgow ("The Columnist"). Ricky Martin's divisive portrayal of Che in "Evita" got no love. "Evita," however, did snatch three nods, including one for best revival of a musical.
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‘Once’ Leads Field for 2012 Tony Nominations

‘Once’ Leads Field for 2012 Tony Nominations
Reuters ‘Once’ with Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti.

In a diverse theater season with no clear frontrunner, the Tony Award nominations announced Tuesday morning swept across the board, with nods to major star vehicles like “Death of a Salesman,” offbeat newcomers including the new musical “Once,” work by Broadway veterans such as “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and classic revivals with “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.”

As expected, “Death of a Salesman” scored big. The play with a
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Tony Awards: 'Once,' 'Nice Work...' lead nominations -- read the full list here!

Tony Awards: 'Once,' 'Nice Work...' lead nominations -- read the full list here!
Do you smell that? It’s Tony fever, and it starts right now! The theater awards season kicked off this morning when Kristin Chenoweth and Jim Parsons announced the nominations for this year’s Tony Awards, which will air on CBS on Sunday, June 10 on CBS (hosted by Neil Patrick Harris).

Among the most nominated titles this year was Once, which landed 11 nominations including nods for Best Musical and its two stars, Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti. Fan favorites Newsies and Follies got their due, and there was no dearth of big Hollywood names either, with the likes of Stockard Channing,
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