tony awards

The Tony Awards set the bar for diversity on Sunday evening as several actors and actresses of color were recognized for their work; a major difference from the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that ensued earlier this year. For the first time in the ceremony’s history, four musical acting awards were nabbed by Black actors. Broadway hit show […]

The 2014 Tony Awards got a little taste of Hip-Hop during the telecast this past Sunday night. Host Hugh Jackman recruited rappers LL Cool J and T.I. for the special performance as well. During the Tonys telecast, Jackman took some time out to tell the audience about having a part in a stage production of […]

*Cicely Tyson, Patina Miller, Billy Porter and Valisia LeKae are among the nominees up for a 2013 Tony Award. Tyson received a nod for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her starring role in “The Trip to Bountiful,” which itself was nominated for Best Revival of a Play. Pippen and its star Miller each […]

Sure, last year’s Tony Award’s were filled with star-studded, head-banging moments, but was Jay-Z a nominee? We don’t think so. The Tony Awards recognize achievement in live American theatre, and are for Broadway productions and performances, so the producers of “Fela!”—that would include Jay-Z, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Alicia Keys—must be proud. They […]