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UPDATING LIVE: The 74th Annual Tony Award Winners
By Ryan McPhee | 09/26/2021
Playbill will provide live updates throughout the night as winners are announced at the Winter Garden Theatre.
74th Annual Tony Awards Presented September 26
By Andrew Gans | 09/26/2021
Tony winners Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom, Jr. host the two-part celebration, broadcast on Paramount+ and CBS.
Reggie D. White Wins 2nd Annual Colman Domingo Award
By Talaura Harms | 09/24/2021
The multidisciplinary artist will receive a cash stipend and development opportunities with The Vineyard Theatre.
Matthew Freeman Named Winner of 2021 Kesselring Prize
By Andrew Gans | 09/23/2021
The $25,000 award is given annually by the National Arts Club.
Heidi Schreck and Clubbed Thumb Announce 'Constitution Commissions' Recipients
By Dan Meyer | 09/23/2021
The award will gift $1000 each to 16 early-career playwrights.
Original Cast, More to Perform During Tony Awards Celebration
By Ryan McPhee | 09/23/2021
The 74th annual ceremony, presented in two parts, will take place September 26.
, Hannah Waddingham, More Shout Out Theatre Artist Representation on Screen
By Dan Meyer | 09/20/2021
Among the night's big winners were
Film & TV News
, More Win 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards
By Dan Meyer | 09/13/2021
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez’s
tune “Agatha All Along” won Outstanding Music and Lyrics.
Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom Jr. Will Host the 74th Annual Tony Awards
By Dan Meyer | 09/13/2021
The two-part celebration will take place September 26.
Stephen Adly Guirgis, Elizabeth Canavan, Liza Colón-Zayas, and Elizabeth Rodriguez Honored by Dramatists Guild Foundation
By Andrew Gans | 09/10/2021
The four artists are the recipients of the Madge Evans and Sidney Kingsley Award.
In the News: 2021 Relentless Award to Honor Adam Schlesinger, Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award Winners Named
By Talaura Harms | 09/09/2021
Plus, get a sneak peek of Celia Rose Gooding as Cadet Uhura in
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
Recipients of 2021 Dramatists Guild Foundation Awards Announced
By Andrew Gans | 09/09/2021
The annual awards recognize achievements of theatre writers.
Osh Ghanimah and Lawryn LaCroix Named 2021 Prince Fellowship Recipients
By Dan Meyer | 09/07/2021
The program for emerging theatrical producers is managed by Columbia University School of the Arts.
Stars in the House
's James Wesley and Seth Rudetsky, More Will Be Honored at Actors Fund Gala
By Andrew Gans | 08/19/2021
Niko Elmaleh and Stacey Mindich will also receive the Fund's Medal of Honor at the upcoming virtual event.
Recipients of 2021 Del Hughes Awards Named
By Andrew Gans | 08/17/2021
The annual awards honor stage managers for lifetime achievement.
Winners Announced for 2021 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
By Andrew Gans | 08/12/2021
The six plays will be published and available for licensing by Samuel French.
74th Annual Tony Awards Will Be Held at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre
By Andrew Gans | 08/11/2021
The ceremony will take place September 26.
Benefits and Galas
Doug Wright, Michael R. Jackson, and Kelli O’Hara to Be Honored by Provincetown Theater
By Dan Meyer | 08/11/2021
The gala event will take place August 14 in Massachusetts.
How the International Theatremakers Award Helped a Global Artist Stay Working in the U.S.
By Dan Meyer | 08/09/2021
Brazilian theatre director Danilo Gambini discusses the immigrant artist experience.
Irene Gandy, Beverly Jenkins, Fred Gallo, New Federal Theatre to Receive Honorary Tony Awards
By Ryan McPhee | 08/04/2021
The 74th annual ceremony will take place September 26.
Donja R. Love Announces Write It Out! Prize for Playwrights Living With HIV
By Dan Meyer | 08/02/2021
The award is funded by Tony and Emmy winner Billy Porter and GLAAD.
2021 Educational Theatre Association Award Winners Announced
By Logan Culwell-Block | 07/30/2021
The honors recognize exceptional achievements of arts educators and theatre programs nationwide.
Graciela Daniele to Receive Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
By Andrew Gans | 07/29/2021
The Tony Awards, presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will host a multi-platform celebration September 26.
J. Nicole Brooks, Diane Exavier, Franky D. Gonzalez, More Receive Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative Commissions
By Dan Meyer | 07/28/2021
The Manhattan Theatre Club incubator focuses on playwrights who explore themes of science and technology.
Winners Announced for 2021 Write Out Loud Contest
By Dan Meyer | 07/28/2021
The program, co-founded by Taylor Louderman, celebrates emerging musical theatre writers.
Bette Midler, Berry Gordy, Joni Mitchell, More Among 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honorees
By Andrew Gans | 07/21/2021
Recipients will be honored in December during a celebration of the arts to be filmed for subsequent TV broadcast.
2021 Jimmy Awards Winners Announced
By Logan Culwell-Block | 07/16/2021
Students from 36 regions across the U.S. competed at the streamed ceremony honoring the best in high school musical theatre.
Corbin Bleu Hosts the Virtual 2021 Jimmy Awards July 15
By Logan Culwell-Block | 07/15/2021
Kent Gash, Montego Glover, Tara Rubin, and more are on the judges panel for the streaming awards show, honoring the best in high school musical theatre.
Meet Some of This Year’s Jimmy Award Nominees... And Watch Them Dance
By Ryan McPhee | 07/14/2021
This year, 72 teens from around the country compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards—and in a first, it’s all digital.
2021 Emmy Nominations:
, Mj Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo, More Theatre Favorites Score Nods
By Dan Meyer, Ryan McPhee | 07/13/2021
Check out which stage names were recognized for their work on the small screen.
Virtual Theatre World Awards Ceremony, Honoring Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, and André De Shields, Presented July 11
By Andrew Gans | 07/11/2021
Among those performing are Ethan Slater, Phillip
Boykin, and Christy Altomare.
2021 Thespy Awards, Hosted by
Star Michael James Scott, Streams on Playbill June 25
By Logan Culwell-Block | 06/25/2021
Ten exceptional students were chosen from the Thespian honorees to receive $35,000 scholarships through the Princess Grace Foundation.
Recipients Named for Clive & Valerie Barnes Foundation's 2020 Innovation Awards
By Andrew Gans | 06/25/2021
Awards are presented in the fields of dance and theatre.
2021 Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teachers of the Year Announced
By Logan Culwell-Block | 06/24/2021
The honor is presented by The ASCAP Foundation and the Educational Theatre Association.
Theatre World Awards Will Honor Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, and André De Shields
By Andrew Gans | 06/23/2021
Due to the pandemic, the annual awards ceremony honoring debut performances will instead go virtual with an evening honoring Broadway's best.
Patti LuPone, Regina King, Ewan McGregor, More to Receive Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars
By Dan Meyer | 06/18/2021
Over 35 stars from theatre, television, film, and music are among the famed walkway's Class of 2022.
2021 Jimmy Awards Ceremony Announces Its 72 High School Nominees
By Logan Culwell-Block | 06/17/2021
The student participants from 36 regions across the U.S. will compete at the July 15 streamed ceremony honoring the best in high school musical theatre.
Lynn Nottage, Alan Menken, Leslie Uggams, More Among 2021 Theater Hall of Fame Inductees
By Andrew Gans | 06/14/2021
The 50th anniversary induction ceremony will be held in November at the Gershwin Theatre.
The Hot Wing King
Wins 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
By Ryan McPhee | 06/11/2021
The play made its world premiere at Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre in February 2020.
League of Professional Theatre Women Presents Its Theatre Women Awards June 7
By Dan Meyer | 06/07/2021
The virtual gala honors Estelle Parsons with the Lifetime Achievement Award and celebrates six other female theatre artists.
43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors
, Celebrating Debbie Allen, Dick Van Dyke, and More, Airs June 6 on CBS
By Andrew Gans | 06/06/2021
Recipients, who also include Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, and Midori, were honored in May at the Washington, D.C., venue.
2021 Rogers Rees Award Winners Announced
By Logan Culwell-Block | 06/03/2021
The program honoring the best in New York City-area high school musical theatre performers awarded more than $80,000 in educational scholarships.
Tony Awards, Sidelined by the Pandemic, Sets September Date for 4-Hour Celebration
By Ryan McPhee | 05/26/2021
The 74th annual ceremony will air in two parts across Paramount+ and CBS.
Winners Announced for 2021 Drama League Awards
By Dan Meyer | 05/21/2021
The organization honored digital theatre, audio plays, virtual concerts, and more in its 87th annual ceremony.
Date Set for 2021 Virtual Roger Rees Awards
By Logan Culwell-Block | 05/21/2021
The NYC-area program recognizes the best in high school musical theatre, sending winners on to compete nationally at The Jimmy Awards.
Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical
on Disney+, More Theatre Projects Win at 2021 Webby Awards
By Dan Meyer | 05/19/2021
The honors celebrate excellence on the internet.
Cabaret & Concert News
Jenifer Lewis, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, More Honored at 35th Annual MAC Awards May 13
By Andrew Gans | 05/13/2021
The annual celebration, presented by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets, is being held virtually.
Classic Arts News
Metropolitan Opera Celebrates National Council Auditions With Streams Featuring Past Winners, Announces 2021 Finalists
By Ryan McPhee | 05/10/2021
Ten singers will compete for cash prizes of $20,000 in the May 16 stream.
Sydney Chatman and Winsome Pinnock Named Inaugural Recipients of Golden & Ruth Harris Commission
By Andrew Gans | 05/05/2021
Each playwright will receive a $50,000 commission for a new theatrical work.
In the News: Donja R. Love Wins Terrence McNally Award, Rosalie Craig Joins
on Netflix, More
By Andrew Gans, Ryan McPhee, Dan Meyer | 05/03/2021
Plus: Andrea Miller will create a live performance installation for Lincoln Center's outdoor performing arts center,
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