by Malcolm Mayhew/Performing Arts Fort Worth As expected, the runaway hit Hamilton, a hip-hop musical about U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, won most of the awards for which it was nominated at the 70th annual Tony Awards, held tonight at the Beacon Theater in New York. Created by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show took home […]
North Texas will be well-represented at tonight’s 71st Annual Tony Awards. Here’s how: • Up for seven Tonys, the 9/11-themed musical Come From Away features a character based on North Texan and TCU grad Beverley Bass. Bass, a former pilot for American Airlines (and the airline’s very first female captain), was at the controls of a Boeing 777, en route from Paris to Dallas, when flights were … Continue reading The Texas Connection: How North Texas will be repped at tonight’s Tony Awards
by Malcolm Mayhew/Performing Arts Fort Worth As expected, the runaway hit Hamilton, a hip-hop musical about U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, won most of the awards for which it was nominated at the 70th annual Tony Awards, held tonight at the Beacon Theater in New York. Created by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show took home 11 statues, including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best … Continue reading Hamilton wins 11 Tony Awards!
The winners of the 2015 Tony Awards: BEST PLAY **** WINNER The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Disgraced Hand to God Wolf Hall BEST MUSICAL An American in Paris **** WINNER Fun Home Something Rotten! The Visit BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY The Elephant Man **** WINNER Skylight This is Our Youth You Can’t Take it With You BEST REVIVAL OF A … Continue reading 2015 Tony Award winners!
We’re not sure who was more excited – Jacob Sanchez for winning a trip to New York to see the Tony Awards rehearsal, or us when he agreed to blog about it for us. The stage is yours, Jacob! My name is Jacob Sanchez and I’m a senior theatre major at Fort Worth’s Texas Wesleyan University. This past April, I entered a contest sponsored by … Continue reading Broadway or Bust: Texas Wesleyan student wins trip to New York to see Tony Awards rehearsal!
When we heard local actor Dennis Yslas had shared the stage – OUR stage, as a matter of fact – with recent Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, we just had to ask Dennis: “What was it like?” In today’s blog post, Dennis tells us. Take it away, Dennis! In 2007 I had the pleasure of doing a production of SHOW BOAT at Bass Hall … Continue reading Local actor remembers that time when he shared Bass Hall stage with future Tony winner!
The winners of 2014 Tony Awards: BEST PLAY Act 1 *** WINNER All The Way Casa Valentina Mothers and Sons Outside Mullingar BEST MUSICAL After Midnight Aladdin Beautiful – The Carole King Musical *** WINNER A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY The Cripple of Inishmaan The Glass Menagerie *** WINNER A Raisin in the Sun Twelfth Night BEST REVIVAL … Continue reading Tony Awards 2014: The Winners!