William Ivey Long is an iconic presence on Broadway, designing costumes for shows such as Diana: The Musical and Chicago. Now two men have accused the former Tony Awards chairman of sexual abuse.
Musicals get Tony Awards. Scores get Tony Awards. Orchestrators get Tony Awards. But this year, a number of Broadway musicians are stepping out of the pit and onto the stage.
Tootsie, Beetlejuice and The Prom round up the Tony category for best musical, while The Ferryman, Gary, Ink, Choir Boy and What the Constitution Means to Me are all up for best play.
Melody Herzfeld sheltered dozens of students during the February shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. On Sunday, she'll receive a Tony Award for excellence in education.
The first Broadway show to grace NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series, The Band's Visit is nominated for 11 Tony Awards. Stars Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk sat down with Ari Shapiro after the performance.
The new musicals, based on a movie and an animated TV show, earned 12 nominations each. Angels in America, The Band's Visit and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel each received 11.
The 2017 Tony Awards weren't a coronation of any one show, but it was hard not to notice a theme of pointed social and political thought behind many of the winners.
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with director Rachel Chavkin and actress Denée Benton of Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, which retells Tolstoy's War and Peace with a diverse cast.