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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Wins 6 Tony Awards; Bette Midler Is Best Leading Actress

• “Dear Evan Hansen” was the big winner of the night, winning best new musical at the 2017 Tony Awards on Sunday. • “Oslo,” a crackling drama about the little-known back story behind the 1993 Middle East

 -  - Theater - Print Headline: "‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and ‘Oslo’ Top Tonys"

• “Dear Evan Hansen” was the big winner of the night, winning best new musical at the 2017 Tony Awards on Sunday.

• “Oslo,” a crackling drama about the little-known back story behind the 1993 Middle East peace talks, won the hard-fought competition for best new play.

• The new musical “Come From Away” won a prize for its director Christopher Ashley, while Rebecca Taichman won a directing award for the play “Indecent.”

• Cynthia Nixon, of “Sex and the City” fame, was recognized for her role in “The Little Foxes,” while Laurie Metcalf, best known for “Roseanne,” won for “A Doll’s House, Part 2.”

 


High Ticket Prices Are Fueling a Broadway Boom
seats. The Broadway season that ended on Sunday was one for the record books. Box-office grosses, which have been climbing since 2013, rose 5.5 percent, to $1.449 billion, a new high, according to figures released on Tuesday by the
May 23, 2017 -  - Theater - Print Headline: "Broadway’s High Prices For Tickets Fuel Boom"


Nora Mae Lyng, 66, Theater Actress At the Heart of ‘Forbidden Broadway
“Forbidden Broadway,” that campy, saucy and enduring Off-Broadway sendup of legitimate theater, died on May 4 in Manhattan. She was 66. Her daughter, Phoebe Lyng Kmeck, said the cause was breast cancer. Ms. Lyng
May 25, 2017 -  - Theater - Print Headline: "Nora Mae Lyng, 66, Theater Actress At the Heart of ‘Forbidden Broadway’"


Broadway Tickets, for the Price of an Economics Lesson
pricing, in which costs shift constantly to match demand, top ticket prices for hit shows on Broadway have hit previously unheard-of levels. Annual Broadway ticket sales reached a record $1.45 billion for the
June 08, 2017 -  - Business Day - Print Headline: "Broadway Tickets, for the Price of an Economics Lesson"


Glenda Jackson Plans A Return to Broadway
and former member of the British Parliament who returned to the stage last fall at the age of 80 as King Lear, will star on Broadway next year in Edward Albee’s play “Three Tall Women,” the producers announced on Thursday. 
 
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