'A Strange Loop’ makes history at Tonys; ‘Company’ wins 5
“A Strange Loop,” an irreverent, sexually frank work about Blackness and queerness took home the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on Sunday, as voters celebrated Broadway’s most racially diverse season by choosing an envelope-pushing Black voice.
‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ sashays home with 10 Tony Awards
“The Inheritance” by Matthew Lopez was named the best new play, and Charles Fuller’s “A Soldier’s Play” won best play revival. The Musical” won for scenic design, costume, lighting, sound design, orchestrations and a featured acting Tony for Broadway favorite Danny Burstein. In a surprise to no one, Aaron Tveit won the award for best leading actor in a musical for “Moulin Rouge! She dedicated the win to three family members she lost while playing Turner — and thanked Turner herself. It won for best book, and Lauren Patten won the award for best featured actress in a musical.mlive.com
Meryl Streep, Mary-Louise Parker to star in spring plays
Mary-Louise Parker attends the Broadway opening of "After Midnight" on Nov. 3, 2013 in New York, left, and Meryl Streep arrives at the premiere of the film 'The Laundromat' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, on Sept. 1, 2019. Parker and Streep have signed on to perform in a new virtual play series this spring while Broadway is closed. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – Meryl Streep, Mary-Louise Parker, Audra McDonald, Kevin Klein, Carla Gugino and Keanu Reeves have signed on to perform in a new virtual play series this spring while Broadway is closed. The series kicks off Thursday with “The Thanksgiving Play” by Larissa FastHorse, directed by Leigh Silverman starring Reeves, Bobby Cannavale, Heidi Schreck and Alia Shawkat. The next show — on April 8 — will feature “Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous” by Pearl Cleage directed by Camille A.
'Jagged Little Pill' leads Tony Awards nominations with 15
This image released by Vivacity Media Group shows Elizabeth Stanley, left, and Celia Rose Gooding during a performance of "Jagged Little Pill." The musical leads the Tony Awards nominations with 15 nods in a pandemic-shortened season. The dozen nods make “Slave Play” the most nominated play in Tony history. The nominations were pulled from just 18 eligible plays and musicals, a fraction of the 34 shows the season before. The 2020 Tony Awards ceremony will be broadcast digitally and take place later this year, at a date still to be announced.
"Weeds" star Mary-Louise Parker unveils her hot new memoir, "Dear Mr. You"
She was in “Weeds,” and won an Emmy as well as a Tony and two Golden Globes. Now Mary Louise Parker is an author. Her new book is a memoir titled, “Dear Mr. You.” It’s an introspective look back at the men who’ve influenced her life -- her father, most of all.cbsnews.com
Best of Broadway: 2015 Tony Award nominations revealed
Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker joins Bruce Willis, who makes his Broadway debut this fall, to announce the nominees for major categories. "An American in Paris," "Hand to God," "Something Rotten!" and "The King and I" were among the nominees. Contributor, actor and playwright Jamie Wax joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss this year’s contenders.cbsnews.com