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Theater Awards

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Tamara Tunie & Hamish Linklater to Host the 2014 Village Voice OBIE Awards

    Two stars of the stage, small and big screens will co-host the 2014 Village Voice OBIE Awards on May 19 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street) in the East Village. Tamara Tunie, perhaps best known as the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida (among more credits listed below) and Hamish L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    The Voice's 2014 Obie Awards Scheduled for May 19 at Webster Hall

    Michael Feingold will return to chair the 2014 Village Voice Obie Awards -- Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway's highest honor -- to be presented Monday, May 19, at Webster Hall.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Cinderella Star On Not Having To Compete With The Matilda Girls

    Laura Osnes is very good in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, and as a result, she's one of the frontrunners for the Tony Award for best actress in a musical. One of the other frontrunners (or four of them, actually) would have been the girls who star in Matilda, alternating in the role. But in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Meryl Streep, Duncan Sheik, and More: Announcing the 58th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards

    Guess I'm giving a party on May 20th. I hadn't been thinking about this year's Obie Awards. I was too busy getting depressed about the state of the theater. (It's a known fact that critics always get depressed about the state of the theater.) So the theater, that tricky place, decided to cheer me up ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 28, 2012

    A WHITE-TRASH CHRISTMAS

    Don't expect any sugarplum fairies

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    The Tony Awards Are Over! My Roundup

    Here are the highlights from my very vivid three-hour viewing experience. Hold your applause till the end: Interviewed on the red carpet, Tyne Daly dismissively said the Tonys are a race meant for everyone else, "not for us." She wasn't nominated. How bad were the musicals this year? So bad that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Spider-Man Turns On The P.R.

    Ever since Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark didn't get a nomination for the Best Musical Tony award, they've been amping up the gimmick machine to get some press for the show. *First, they announced a special Tony Sunday performance for which anyone with the first name Anthony, Tony, Antonio, Antoinet ... More >>

  • Theater

    May 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Leap Of Faith Is Not The Shortest Running Best Musical Nominee Ever

    Not by a long shot! Leap is the musical about a con man who connects with his faith and makes a disabled kid walk (if not exactly making people run to the box office). It just closed after a mere 44 performances on Broadway (including previews). But it's nominated for the Tony for Best Musical, ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Will Spider-Man Get the Nomination?

    Next Tuesday morning, the Tony nominations will be announced, and people--even some people not on ropes--will be looking to see if Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is one of the four nominees for Best Musical. A year ago, that would have seemed as outlandish a proposition as a musical about a flying a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Five Artists Who Should Cover Beyoncé At Some Point In The Near Future (And The Songs They Should Tackle)

    ​In honor of BeyoncĂ©'s four-night run at Roseland, which continues with a sold-out show tonight, Sound of the City is celebrating the singer with a series of features. While she's a singular artist with her own way of handling tracks, it's fun to imagine what would happen if other artists tac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    My Salmon Jacket Looks Great On Theater Talk Tonight

    ​Isn't it a theatrical experience unto itself? And beyond that, Patrick Pacheco (NY 1, L.A. Times), Jesse Green (New York magazine), and I offer sparklingly dramatic and in fact award-worthy comments about last Sunday's Tony Awards telecast, the best one in ages.

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Spider-Man Has Opened! And I Have Spoken!

    ​The tangled web has sorted itself out and, after only eight years of waiting (or at least it felt that way), Spidey has finally swung his buggin' ass around for the critics--this time officially. Click here for my review in which I tell you whether the can of repellent is still called for, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Awkward Moment at Awards Show

    ​Last night at the Drama Desk Awards at the Manhattan Center, a man who was part of the Beatles revue Rain--which had just copped an award--started chatting me up. He and his wife turned out to be really nice and they even slipped me a ticket to get up to the after party. Everything was love ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 11, 2011

    Book of Mormon's Most Outrageous Outtake!

    Behind the scenes at how South Park mounted a musical missionary-position

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Broadway ChitChat From The Tony Nominees

    ​This week's column has my invigorating talks with various award nominees who sparkled up the Broadway season. Here are some extra tidbits from the stars: How did Mark Rylance (above), the volcanic actor who's Tony nominated for Jerusalem, feel about not also being nominated for his perform ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Daniel Radcliffe Snubbed By Tony Awards!

    ​Last year, the Tony awards fawned over Hollywood types, and a lot of died-in-the-wool theater people didn't have much of a chance against them. Well, this time the nominating committee obviously listened to the criticism about all that and swung the curve back to the real theater stars. (He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Mo Rocca's Boyfriend Wrote Tony Awards Joke

    ​I ran into Mo Rocca last night and congratulated him on being one of the writers for the Tony Awards on Sunday. (Shut up. I thought there was funny stuff.) I asked Mo if he wrote the great line that host Sean Hayes said about how at the World Cup they yell "Goal!" but at the Tonys they shri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Fela! Totally Hosed By The Tonys

    ​So the 2010 Tony Awards were dished out last night, and to the surprise/dismay of many -- and nobody more than the guy up there -- Fela! did not rule the night, ceding Best Musical (among others) to Memphis. Given our own bias, we, too, will have to check out Memphis soon, and like ?uestlove, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    2010 Tonys: Nominations Announced, Big on Idiot Material

    ​The 2010 Tony nominations are out, and the yearly ceremony that becomes more and more designed to persuade people from anywhere but New York City to spend money on theater is soon to follow. The idea behind the Tonys is simply to get Broadway to appeal to the rest of America in a big, fancy ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 2, 2010

    OH, BROTHER!

    Ethan Hawke stages A Lie of the Mind

  • Voice Choices

    September 29, 2009
  • Theater

    September 1, 2009

    The Critic Gets a Callback

    What readers need from reviewers—if there are any readers left

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Jack Nicholson Doesn't Know It All

    That's the message of this week's column, in which Jeff Daniels--currently in the rom-com The Answer Man--tells me that when he worked with Jack ages ago in Terms of Endearment, he was amazed to learn that the superstar isn't always the answer man himself. Daniels also tells me about whether he's g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Tony Awards Committee Drops Critics from Voter Rolls

    The Tony Management Committee has stopped letting critics vote on the Tony Awards for achievements in Broadway theater, on the grounds that the reviewers have a conflict of interest -- as opposed to actual theater artists and producers who, we guess, monkishly abstain from allowing personal relation ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Bret Michaels' Statement on Near-Beheading Onstage at the Tonys: I'm Fine, Thanks for Nothin', and Man, I Missed Anne Hathaway

    He lives. He types. Per Vulture comes news of Bret's official statement regarding his rather unfortunate run-in with a piece of scenery live onstage at the Tony Awards Sunday night. A few rather unpleasant pictures, too. He's trying to laugh this off, people, give him credit. Key graf:

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Billy Elliot Takes 10 Tonys

    The Tony Awards producers did not take our suggestions, but the show still moved at a relatively brisk pace and had some nice moments, such as the acceptance of the Best Actor in a Musical Award by the three nice young men who alternate the lead in Billy Elliot; they were physically poised as you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    5 Ways to Maybe Get People to Watch the Tony Awards

    Another year, another unwatched Tony Awards show. Let's face it: this Sunday's prize party isn't even getting you excited, is it? Sure, the Tonys provide the MDR of greasepaint 'n' glamour we learned to love as lonely, introverted children. But as a quick look back at, say, the justly famous 25th An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    My Tony Predictions, World!

    Here's who's I say is going to win the Tony awards for Broadway excellence this Sunday. Then again, I'm at a disadvantage because I've actually seen the shows. I'm even a Tony voter! Best Play: God of Carnage Best Musical: Billy Elliot Best Actor: Geoffrey Rush, Exit The King Best Actress: Jane ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    Quick Hits

    Some guy's leg and foot on the subway, via twitpic. We love Mary Louise Parker as much as anybody, maybe more, but find it hard to credit her claim that she was "goaded" into a nude scene in an (upcoming!) episode of Weeds and is "bitter" about it. She's, like, naked in everything. Here is a practic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Tony Award Nominees Announced

    The Tony Award nominees have just been announced. The best musical nominees are Billy Elliot, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, and Shrek the Musical. (Rock of Ages being a jukebox musical, its place in the Best Score category was taken by 9 to 5; [title of show] replaced it in the Best Book list.) Best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Get Your Tony Nominations And Cry

    This is my big day--when the announcement of the Tony nominations sends an insular yet powerful world of Broadway thesps and businesspeople shrieking into the street with either glee or despair! And they're not acting! This year's batch of honorees is a distinguished bunch led by the Billy Elliot g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    Zero Mostel, David Amram, Hal Holbrook -- It's Obies 1959!

    Six Hundred people jam the Village Gate for the 4th Annual Obies

  • Columns

    June 17, 2008

    Will Rihanna Go Hollywood?

    Uptown Saturday nights are more fabulous all the time. Meanwhile, back at the Tonys . . .

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008
  • Theater

    May 20, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008

    Who Will Get Tony Nominations? Only I Know--Or Care

    I know I'm the only one within miles who gives a rat's ass about this, especially so early in the game, but please humor me as I put out my predictions for my favorite Tony awards category, Best Actress in a Musical. (Come on, please! This can't really harm anyone and it'll make me feel so good.) It ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 12, 2007

    Haven Can Wait

    Rehab as a beautiful experience, plus cracks about pies. Psst! Ted Haggard was a top.

  • Theater

    May 15, 2007
  • Theater

    May 15, 2007
  • Theater

    December 5, 2006

    Delayed Transmission

    Václav Havel finally collects his Obies

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
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    October 18, 2005
  • NYC Life

    May 10, 2005
  • Theater

    May 3, 2005

    Watering the Off-Broadway Garden

    The founder of the 'Village Voice' Obies recalls what led to their inception 50 years ago

  • Theater

    June 1, 2004

    Stage Left

    Tony Awards look to Off-Broadway for excellence.

  • Columns

    May 23, 2000
  • Theater

    May 16, 2000

    The Wild Party 3

    The 45th Annual OBIE Awards

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