Columbus
 

Features

Tony Poll Results! Fans Waved Back at Ben Platt’s Dear Evan Hansen Performance

Tony Poll Results! Fans Waved Back at Ben Platt’s Dear Evan Hansen Performance

One of our favorite parts of the Tony Awards (aside from the fabulous fashion and totally GIF-able moments) is seeing stars perform selections from Broadway musicals in front of a nationwide audience. The 2017 ceremony was chock full of great performances, including numbers from Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away, Groundhog Day, Great Comet, Bandstand, Miss Saigon and tons more ...

Read More...

Belting! Making Out! Colbert as a Groundhog! Here’s the 2017 Tony Awards in 20 GIFs

Belting! Making Out! Colbert as a Groundhog! Here’s the 2017 Tony Awards in 20 GIFs

What a night! The 2017 Tony Awards went down at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 11, and the performances, speeches and Kevin Spacey's hilarious hosting made for some highly GIF-able moments. From Great Comet drink slinging to touching speeches at the podium to audience members caught on camera, check out 20 moments from Broadway's biggest ...

Read More...

Showtune Showdown! Thirteen Musicals Duke It Out for Tony Nominations in Historically Competitive Year

Showtune Showdown! Thirteen Musicals Duke It Out for Tony Nominations in Historically Competitive Year

Nobody does musicals like Broadway. Every Broadway season feels chock full of big-hearted, big-singing shows that all compete for that final trophy on Tony Awards night: the one engraved with perhaps the two most important words in showbiz: Best. Musical. But have you noticed the 2016-2017 season has more musicals than almost ever before hoping to grab that spinning mantel ...

Read More...

In Her Own Words: Hello, Dolly! Star Bette Midler on the Bliss and Burnout of Her Early Days on Broadway

In Her Own Words: Hello, Dolly! Star Bette Midler on the Bliss and Burnout of Her Early Days on Broadway

The world’s been waiting for entertainment icon Bette Midler to return to the Broadway musical stage for close to 50 long years. Now that the opening of Hello, Dolly!, with the incomparable Midler as Miss Dolly Gallagher Levi, is upon us, we thought it’d be fun to take a trip back to her early days on the stage. Thanks to ...

Read More...

Rags to Riches! Here's a Sneak Peek of Christy Altomare Looking Like Royalty in Broadway's Anastasia

Rags to Riches! Here's a Sneak Peek of Christy Altomare Looking Like Royalty in Broadway's Anastasia

Heart, don't fail us now! Anastasia fans (a.k.a. Fanastasias) could not be more excited to see the 1997 film come to life with a whole new twist and score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Christy Altomare, who plays the titular role, has already proven that she can sing the beloved "Journey to the Past" ...

Read More...

Broadway Bigwig: Ranking the Top 50 Musical Theater Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Broadway Bigwig: Ranking the Top 50 Musical Theater Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber

With The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, Cats and now Sunset Boulevard on the boards, Andrew Lloyd Webber has made history, tying with Rodgers and Hammerstein's record of having four shows running at once on Broadway. The spotlight is on the British bigwig, so it seems fitting to look back on his incredible career and rank his 50 best ...

Read More...

Best of the Best: Broadway.com Picks the Top Five Shows of 2016

Best of the Best: Broadway.com Picks the Top Five Shows of 2016

Broadway.com editors are privileged to see all the Great White Way has to offer each year, and it’s no easy task to choose five favorites among the new musicals, glittering revivals and extraordinary plays. After mulling it over together, we present to you Broadway.com’s top five shows of 2016.

5. American Psycho
With its brash '80s vibe and ...

Read More...

The Fans Have Spoken! Your Top 10 Broadway Shows of 2016

The Fans Have Spoken! Your Top 10 Broadway Shows of 2016

What's a better holiday gift than your Culturalist results for best show of 2016? Nothing, that's what! Whether it was an innovative revival or a brand new tuner, musicals dominated fans' top 10 lists for the year. Lucky for fans, there's a slew of musicals to look forward in 2017, from Miss Saigon to Amélie. To be sure, don't miss ...

Read More...

Hairspray Live! FAQ! Everything You Need to Know to Get the Beat Started

Hairspray Live! FAQ! Everything You Need to Know to Get the Beat Started

We can hear the bells! Following The Wiz, Peter Pan and The Sound of Music, NBC’s latest musical broadcast is almost here: Hairspray Live!. This musical is timeless to theater fans, and the starry live event is Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek’s Save the Date pick for the month of December. We’ve pulled together some frequently asked questions about the ...

Read More...

It's a Sign! Shopping for a History Lesson on the Baltimore Streets of Hairspray Live!

It's a Sign! Shopping for a History Lesson on the Baltimore Streets of Hairspray Live!

When Tracy Turnblad sings and dances down the streets of Baltimore in the NBC broadcast of Hairspray Live! on December 7, viewers can see some touching tributes on the storefronts of production designer Derek McLane's realistic street scene. When Broadway.com visited the set of the TV event on the NBCUniversal lot, we couldn't help but notice that tucked between ...

Read More...

The Doc Where It Happened! These 10 Moments from Hamilton’s America Blew Us Away

The Doc Where It Happened! These 10 Moments from Hamilton’s America Blew Us Away

We’ve been waiting for it! Hamilton’s America, the highly anticipated documentary chronicling the making of Broadway hot ticket Hamilton, aired on PBS on October 21, and Hamil-fans are talking about it non-stop. (Still haven’t seen it? Watch and play #Ham4Bingo here!) What began as an idea for a mixtape became the toast of the Great White Way, the hip-hop ...

Read More...

Don’t Throw Away Your Shot! Play Hamilton’s America Bingo When the Documentary Airs

Don’t Throw Away Your Shot! Play Hamilton’s America Bingo When the Documentary Airs

The documentary we’ve all been waiting for is finally airing this week! Hamilton’s America will take fans into the room(s) where the making of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary hit Hamilton happened. The documentary is set to air on PBS on October 21 at 9:00PM (you can also stream it here), which means those Friday night plans are already set ...

Read More...

Betsy Wolfe & Tracie Thoms on Playing the 'Lesbians Next Door' in Falsettos, Looking Like Their Mothers & Not Crying During 'Unlikely Lovers'

Betsy Wolfe & Tracie Thoms on Playing the 'Lesbians Next Door' in Falsettos, Looking Like Their Mothers & Not Crying During 'Unlikely Lovers'

Two of the most beloved supporting characters in modern-day musicals are “the lesbians next door,” kosher caterer Cordelia and internist Dr. Charlotte, in Falsettos. Introduced by composer William Finn in 1990’s Falsettoland (now the second act of the show), these strong and loving women serve as counterpoints to the angst surrounding lead couple Marvin and Whizzer. The brilliantly cast ...

Read More...

Blow Us All Away! Five Things Lin-Manuel Miranda Should Totally Do on Saturday Night Live

Blow Us All Away! Five Things Lin-Manuel Miranda Should Totally Do on Saturday Night Live

Live from New York, it’s the ten-dollar founding father! Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda will host Saturday Night Live on October 8, and we can't wait to see what he'll do. From battling it out with body double Cecily Strong to showing off his legendary claw machine skills, here are five things we’d be satisfied with seeing during his stint on NBC’s iconic ...

Read More...

Five Things We Learned from Hamilton Mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Periscope Debut

Five Things We Learned from Hamilton Mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Periscope Debut

Let’s get this guy in front of a (digital) crowd! Hamilton creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda broadcast his first Periscope on June 21. The livestream(s) garnered 1.1 million hearts, and over 100K views on the two videos. Miranda addressed many burning fan questions on what he called the “Heart Tweet Machine,” from his favorite Disney movie (“The ...

Read More...

They’re Beautiful, And They’re Here: Broadway.com Breaks Down the Performances at the 2016 Tony Awards

They’re Beautiful, And They’re Here: Broadway.com Breaks Down the Performances at the 2016 Tony Awards

The curtain has come down on the 2016 Tony Awards, and what a show it was! In addition to tearful speeches (and sonnets), Glenn Close as Hillary Clinton and a fan video from the Obamas, countless performers took the stage to give us a taste of what Broadway has to offer. Take a look below as we go through each ...

Read More...

These GIFs Are Non-Stop! The 14 Most GIF-able Moments of the 2016 Tony Awards

These GIFs Are Non-Stop! The 14 Most GIF-able Moments of the 2016 Tony Awards

The 2016 Tony Awards were a wild ride, from the speeches, to the show performances to Andrew Lloyd Webber playing the tambourine outside the Beacon Theatre. There were plenty of moments—both wacky and touching—that made us take a second look, and thanks to these GIFs, you can take as many looks as you please. Check out how Daveed Diggs really feels ...

Read More...

Werk! Broadway.com Ranks the Top 10 Best-Dressed Stars at the 2016 Tony Awards

Werk! Broadway.com Ranks the Top 10 Best-Dressed Stars at the 2016 Tony Awards

Look around, look around! The Great White Way’s most dazzling night has arrived and so have the stars who make it so! Checking out the red carpet looks is one of our favorite parts of the Tony Awards. From breathtaking dresses to super dope duds, take a peek at the ensembles Broadway’s brightest worked on the red carpet.


1. CYNTHIA ...

Read More...

The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You: Meet On Your Feet! Tony Nominee Sergio Trujillo & His Effervescent Dance Stars

The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You: Meet On Your Feet! Tony Nominee Sergio Trujillo & His Effervescent Dance Stars

The infectious Sergio Trujillo nabbed a 2016 Tony nomination for On Your Feet!'s vibrant choreography. Beginning on Broadway as a dancer in Guys and Dolls and Fosse, the Toronto native had his sights set on (literally) making moves, going on to choreograph Main Stem smashes like Memphis, Jersey Boys, The Addams Family and Next to Normal (all of which ...

Read More...

Tony Awards FAQ! Everything You Need to Know About Broadway's Biggest Night of 2016

Tony Awards FAQ! Everything You Need to Know About Broadway's Biggest Night of 2016

The 70th annual Tony Awards ceremony is almost here! We’ve pulled together some frequently asked questions about Broadway’s starriest ceremony so you can find all of the answers in one place. Happy Tonys, everybody!

When are the 2016 Tony Awards?
Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 8PM EST.

Where will the Tony Awards ceremony be held?
The Beacon Theatre on New ...

Read More...

It's Not a Moment, It's the Movement: Meet the Dope Ensemble Keeping Hamilton Going Non-Stop

It's Not a Moment, It's the Movement: Meet the Dope Ensemble Keeping Hamilton Going Non-Stop

There isn't a Tony Award for Best Musical Ensemble, but if there were, Hamilton would have nabbed 17 landmark nods this year. Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Sasha Hutchings, Morgan Marcell, Thayne Jasperson, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Jon Rua, Seth Stewart, Austin Smith, Ephraim Sykes and Voltaire Wade-Greene are the young, scrappy and hungry movers giving the Main Stem some major street cred ...

Read More...

#TBT! Go Way Back When with Vintage Broadway.com Videos of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Benanti, Jonathan Groff & More

#TBT! Go Way Back When with Vintage Broadway.com Videos of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Benanti, Jonathan Groff & More

As you've likely gathered from our Tony Beat docu-series, Tony-centric Culturalist Challenges and extra-starry photo galleries, Broadway's biggest night is getting closer! From the press days to the evening galas, we have been getting to know the 2016 Tony nominees in a whole new way. Lucky for us, we've been tight with the noms for quite some time now, and ...

Read More...

Five Wicked Cool 2016 Tony Nominations Facts

Five Wicked Cool 2016 Tony Nominations Facts

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, it's awards season. You can call it HamilTony time if you must, and though mega-hit Hamilton nabbed a record-breaking number of nods, there are still plenty more seats at the Broadway table. In addition to a community that honors excellence, diversity (14 acting nominees are people of color) and flying witches ...

Read More...

#Blessed! Nominated Stars & Supporters Tweet Their Feelings After the 2016 Tony Award Nominations

#Blessed! Nominated Stars & Supporters Tweet Their Feelings After the 2016 Tony Award Nominations

Tony Tuesday is upon us, and several Broadway favorites are rightfully very, very happy. Once Andrew Rannells and Nikki M. James announced the nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards, the stars took to social media to express their gratitude and excitement for receiving recognition. Take a look below to see what this year’s nominees—and a few names who’ll sit this ...

Read More...

Tony Winner Kelli O’Hara on Why Leaving The King and I Feels ‘Strange and Heartbreaking’

Tony Winner Kelli O’Hara on Why Leaving The King and I Feels ‘Strange and Heartbreaking’

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, but we love checking in with stars as they finish up a successful run. Kelli O’Hara, who was nominated five previous times over a decade, won her first ...

Read More...
Shows Subscriptions Theaters Buzz