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Josh Groban, Lynn Nottage, Ben Platt and others talk about how it feels to be nominated.
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The Tony nominators spread the joy to 25 of 37 eligible shows this morning, giving multiple nods to box office smashes that included the shoo-ins Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! , check. Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen , check. Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole in War Paint , check. while still managing to cause some pain in several quarters, including those occupied by a few of the season's biggest audience pleasers. (And don't forget that three of the most acclaimed...
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The Tony nominators spread the joy to 25 of 37 eligible shows this morning, giving multiple nods to box office smashes that included the shoo-ins Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! , check. Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen , check. Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole in War Paint , check. while still managing to cause some pain in several quarters, including those occupied by a few of the season's biggest audience pleasers. (And don't forget that three of the most acclaimed...
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If you want to check out Dear Evan Hansen , the buzzy new toast of Broadway, you better hope to already have tickets for this summer. The blockbuster new show just scored nine Tony noms this morning, including one for Best Actor frontrunner Ben Platt ( Pitch Perfect ). It'll compete for best new musical alongside Come From Away, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and Groundhog Day . The race was mainly thought to be a two-way competition between Evan Hansen , about an anxious teen and a lie that spirals out of control, and Come From Away , which is based on a true story about a small town in Canada in the days following 9/11. But Natasha, Pierre ... scoring 12 nominations (!) total this morning could be considered the rising dark horse. Read more... More about Tonys and Entertainment
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If you want to check out Dear Evan Hansen , the buzzy new toast of Broadway, you better hope to already have tickets for this summer. The blockbuster new show just scored nine Tony noms this morning, including one for Best Actor frontrunner Ben Platt ( Pitch Perfect ). It'll compete for best new musical alongside Come From Away, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and Groundhog Day . The race was mainly thought to be a two-way competition between Evan Hansen , about an anxious teen and a lie that spirals out of control, and Come From Away , which is based on a true story about a small town in Canada in the days following 9/11. But Natasha, Pierre ... scoring 12 nominations (!) total this morning could be considered the rising dark horse. Read more... More about Tonys and Entertainment
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If you want to check out Dear Evan Hansen , the buzzy new toast of Broadway, you better hope to already have tickets for this summer. The blockbuster new show just scored several Tony noms this morning, including one for Best Actor frontrunner Ben Platt ( Pitch Perfect ). It'll compete for best new musical alongside Come From Away, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and Groundhog Day . The race is mainly thought to be a two-way competition between Evan Hansen , about an anxious teen and a lie that spirals out of control, and Come From Away , which is based on a true story about a small town in Canada in the days following 9/11. Read more... More about Tonys and Entertainment
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If this isn't doing the rounds on Broadway by the end of the year, there's something seriously wrong with the world. SEE ALSO: James Corden records himself traveling after the Muslim ban, makes a powerful point For a segment on The Late Late Show , James Corden teamed up with Tim Minchin, Ben Platt and Abigail Spencer to create a Trump-themed parody of Matilda's "When I Grow Up". Come for the harmonies, stay for Minchin's spectacularly creepy impression of the president. Read more... More about Uk , The Late Late Show , Musical , Donald Trump , and Abigail Spencer
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We parents will never understand what it's like to grow up with two selves, one that must be constantly tended online and another that might be very different. Take Teresa Hall, who brought her daughter Avery from the Dallas area to New York City for her sweet-16 birthday. I have two teenagers. You ask them every day, Are you O.K.? They always say, I'm good, I'm good, I'm good. But you never know. You don't want to push them, you want them to open up on their own terms. But they don't usually come to you. In a show about feeling isolated, moments when characters are able to bridge that gulf that hit hard. At one point, Evan Hansen (played by the spectacularly talented Ben Platt) and his mother Heidi Hansen (Rachel Bay Jones) are at last able to embrace each other. We see a mother trying to comfort a son who's now too big to fit in her arms, and a son who finally allows her to get close.
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In lots of different ways, 2016 was ... far from ideal. Which made various theatrical productions both serious and not so serious a welcome escape for many fans, whether that come in the form of taking in a show or listening to a cast album on repeat or marathoning YouTube clips in between rage-reading politics articles. In no particular order, here are eight shows that soared in 2016 (to pre-empt angry emails, a reminder that the excellent Hamilton, which you spent most of 2016 listening to on repeat, opened on Broadway in 2015). SEE ALSO: 10 movies we can't wait to see in 2017 1. Dear Evan Hansen Broadway's newest hit (it opened just a few weeks ago) stars Pitch Perfect 's Ben Platt as an awkward and deeply anxious teen who gets caught up in a big lie following the death of a classmate. Soaring and sad, with music by La La Land duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the show explores that all-too-familiar feeling of being an outsider in your world and what happens when you attempt to change that, in one troubling way or another.
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In lots of different ways, 2016 was ... far from ideal. Which made various theatrical productions both serious and not so serious a welcome escape for many fans, whether that come in the form of taking in a show or listening to a cast album on repeat or marathoning YouTube clips in between rage-reading politics articles. In no particular order, here are eight shows that soared in 2016 (to pre-empt angry emails, a reminder that the excellent Hamilton, which you spent most of 2016 listening to on repeat, opened on Broadway in 2015). SEE ALSO: 10 movies we can't wait to see in 2017 1. Dear Evan Hansen Broadway's newest hit (it opened just a few weeks ago) stars Pitch Perfect 's Ben Platt as an awkward and deeply anxious teen who gets caught up in a big lie following the death of a classmate. Soaring and sad, with music by La La Land duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the show explores that all-too-familiar feeling of being an outsider in your world and what happens when you attempt to change that, in one troubling way or another.
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In lots of different ways, 2016 was ... far from ideal. Which made various theatrical productions both serious and not so serious a welcome escape for many fans, whether that come in the form of taking in a show or listening to a cast album on repeat or marathoning YouTube clips in between rage-reading politics articles. In no particular order, here are eight shows that soared in 2016 (to pre-empt angry emails, a reminder that the excellent Hamilton, which you spent most of 2016 listening to on repeat, opened on Broadway in 2015). SEE ALSO: 10 movies we can't wait to see in 2017 1. Dear Evan Hansen Broadway's newest hit (it opened just a few weeks ago) stars Pitch Perfect 's Ben Platt as an awkward and deeply anxious teen who gets caught up in a big lie following the death of a classmate. Soaring and sad, with music by La La Land duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the show explores that all-too-familiar feeling of being an outsider in your world and what happens when you attempt to change that, in one troubling way or another.