Progressive or Traditional: Who will win the Tony Awards? by Kevin M. Thomas

Between the 11 nominations for both “Fela!” and “La Cage aux Folles,” the Tony Award nominations prove to be an even mix of progressive and traditional theatre. “Fela!” which is a politically-motivated true story musical that got its start off-Broadway is pitted against two men in drag in the more traditional “La Cage aux Folles,” […] Click to read more »

“Fela” Receives 11 TONY Nominations! Don’t Miss the Most Progressive Show on Broadway!!

The TONY nominations came out this morning and “Fela” received 11 TONY nominations including Best Musical, Actor – Sahr Ngaujah, Featured Actress – Lillias White, Bill T. Jones – choreographer, Direction of a Musical, Best Book of a Musical with Jim Lewis. Bill T. Jones says, “Here is a chance for people to come to […] Click to read more »

TONY Nomination Predictions: Last Minute Thoughts on Broadway’s Big Awards by Kevin M. Thomas

The Tony nominations are just around the corner (May 4th). And, while I can’t predict them with accuracy like I do the Oscars, it certainly does seem like a good time to remember the great theatre we’ve had this passed season. While I specialize in the musical and see few plays, the buzz surrounding possible […] Click to read more »

FELA: NEW MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY MUSICIAN BRINGS PARALLELED RELEVANCE TO TODAY’S POLITICAL CLIMATE!

Watching FELA, the new musical directed and choreographed by Tony award winner, Bill T. Jones and presented by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Will & Jada Pinkett Smith,  feels like you are a part of something radically and refreshingly new and different for musical theater. The show which officially opens November 23rd, centers around the late […] Click to read more »