It was the last day of 2015 and Sophie Okonedo was getting ready to go out and have fun at a New Year's Eve party when she got an email that would keep her very sober indeed.
Earning a clutch of Tony Award nominations is usually good for business on Broadway and that was certainly true last week for shows like "Waitress," "Shuffle Along" and "The Color Purple."
Two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle has gotten the golden ticket: He'll star as Willy Wonka in the musical "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" when it comes to Broadway in the spring of 2017.
Darren Criss, the former "Glee" star, had so much fun playing an East German transsexual on Broadway that he's taking her on the road.
The last year has proven to be an incredible journey for "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, culminating this week with a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations. It has also produced a best-selling cast album, and there's a huge tour planned for 2017. The Tony-Award winner for "In the Heights" sat down with The Associated Press to talk about his "wild ride" and a weird request.
Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" has opened to audiences in the Gaza Strip, albeit with a distinctly Palestinian twist.
The megahit musical "Hamilton" has grabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another notch in the show's march into theatrical history.
William Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday leads the global celebrations to mark 400 years since the playwright's death, with enough star-studded plays, concerts and parades to bring the town to a standstill.
"Hamilton," the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama, honoring creator Lin-Manuel Miranda for a dazzling musical that has captured popular consciousness like few Broadway shows.
More than 400 years after her rule, Queen Elizabeth I will appear on the Metropolitan Opera stage this weekend for "Roberto Devereux," capping a season of fascination with the royals.