Tony Awards Recap

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FUN HOME made history at the 69th annual Tony Awards®, winning five awards, including Best Musical. The show, a heartfelt coming of age tale told through the eyes of the main character Alison, also won for best book, best lead actor for Michael Cerveris and best direction for Sam Gold. Songwriting team Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron became the first female writing team to win a Tony for musical score.

FUN HOME has strong St. Louis connections, the show is produced by four local residents including Kristin Caskey and Mike Isaacson of Fox Theatricals, Terry Schnuck, and Jack Lane of Stages St. Louis. The Fox partners Mary Strauss, Julie Baudendistel-Noonan and Lisa Baudendistel-Suntrup were able to attend the Tony Awards and accept the award for Best Musical. “It was a great night with an even greater finish,” said Mary Strauss. “Winning Best Musical is an absolute thrill!  We couldn’t be more proud of Kristin and Mike and the whole team including the cast and crew of FUN HOME.”

The entire list of nominees and winners is available from the Tony Awards official website.


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Tony Awards Countdown

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Mark your calendars for Broadway's Night of Nights! The 69th annual Tony Awards® will be broadcast live on CBS Sunday, June 7 and you don’t want to miss it!

Tony-Award nominee Kristin Chenoweth and recent Cabaret star Alan Cumming will host the 69th Annual Tony Awards on June 7 live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The pair has teamed up before— they previously worked together on the animated movie Strange Magic, The Good Wife and the 1999 version of Annie.

Two new musicals, An American In Paris and Fun Home, produced by Fox Theatricals, led the Tony nominations with 12 nods each. Both shows also earned nominations for best musical. An American In Paris also scored nominations for leads Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, as did Michael Cerveris and Beth Malone for their leading roles in Fun Home. Something Rotten, a bawdy parody of Broadway musicals set in 1590s Tudor England, and The Visit, about a wealthy widow returning to her hometown to seek revenge, are also nominated for Best Musical.

Shows competing in the Best Revival of a Musical category include The King and I, On the Twentieth Century and On the Town. Two favorite leading ladies, Kelli O'Hara and Kristin Chenoweth, are nominated for leading actress in a musical for their performances in The King and I  and On the Twentieth Century.

A full list of this year’s nominees and ongoing coverage of the Tony Awards is available on their website

Take a look at the 2015 nominated shows celebrating this season on Broadway:


Join Us for the Fabulous Fox Open House and Season Preview Event on Sunday, May 31!

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You’re invited to an Open House and Preview Event highlighting the fabulous shows that will visit the Fox Theatre during the 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway series on Sunday, May 31 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

New U.S. Bank Broadway season subscriptions will be available for purchase on Sunday, May 31 beginning at 12 p.m. Fabulous Fox staff will also be available to answer questions about all of the exciting new shows coming to the Fox.

The 2015-2016 six-show season ticket package includes the heartwarming and head-spinning world of MATILDA THE MUSICAL; the unforgettable songs and sensational dancing featured in NEWSIES; the beloved songs from BEAUTIFUL; the deeply moving story in IF/THEN; the soulful music introduced in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY and the stirring new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

Visitors can “try out” seats in the theatre while enjoying performances from MATILDA THE MUSICAL and BEAUTIFUL, video previews from other season shows and other fun activities that highlight each of the shows visiting the Fox this season!

Live Performances from MATILDA THE MUSICAL will take place at 1:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Performances from BEAUTIFUL will take place at 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Video previews for the other season shows will be shown throughout the event and door prizes are available for those who attend.

Free popcorn, soda and cookies will be provided throughout the event and Fox Tour Guides will be available to answer questions. Free parking is available during the event at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, located at 527 North Grand Boulevard. The Fox Theatre box office will be open to all patrons from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please visit FabulousFox.com or call 214-534-1111.

Current U.S. Bank Broadway season subscribers should have received their renewal information in the mail.   Dance St. Louis subscribers will receive information about priority ticket purchase for RIVERDANCE and Ballet St. Louis patrons will receive information about priority tickets for JERSEY BOYS in August. On-sale dates for individual shows will be announced later. For more information, please call the Fox Subscription office at 314-535-1700. Groups of 15 or more should call 314-535-2900 for special rates and reservations. The Broadway Series at the Fabulous Fox Theatre is presented by U.S. Bank.

2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series and Specials

MATILDA the Musical * October 21-November 1, 2015

MAMMA MIA! * November 6-8, 2015

Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS * November 17-22, 2015

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE * December 4-6, 2015

WICKED * December 9, 2015-January 3, 2016

Disney’s NEWSIES * January 19-January 31, 2016

RIVERDANCE – 20th Anniversary World Tour * February 12-14, 2016

BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical * February 23-March 6, 2016

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST * March 11-13, 2016

IF/THEN * March 15-27, 2016


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC * April 26-May 8, 2016

JERSEY BOYS * May 18-22, 2016

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What's Hot On Broadway: Fun Home

Broadway’s newest hit has strong St. Louis ties. With 12 Tony nominations including Best Musical, FUN HOME is a heartfelt coming of age tale told through the eyes of the main character, Alison, during three different stages of her life. As her younger self grows, she reflects on her memories of her rather unique and dysfunctional family. It is her family life that gives every audience member a chance to really connect with Alison. We see her struggle with finding out who she really is and watch her overcome the life lessons we have all have to learn. One of the lead producers of the musical is Fox Theatricals president Kristin Caskey. Caskey was inspired by the story which is based on a graphic memoir written by Alison Bechdel, and helped bring the cartoon graphics to life. 

The story concerns the father-daughter relationship between Alison Bechdel and her father Bruce Bechdel. FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family – her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father – that connect with her in surprising new ways.

The Off-Broadway musical has now made it to Broadway where its story will continue to shine and hopefully claim the title of Best Musical.

Check out this clip of FUN HOME's journey to Broadway.


Don't Miss Driving Miss Daisy at a Theatre Near You!

Published by Sara at 9:27 AM under Contests

Update: This contest has ended. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of those who participated!


Fathom Events and Broadway Near You are thrilled to bring the beloved classic, DRIVING MISS DAISY to cinemas nationwide on Thursday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m.  Shot during the play’s Australian tour, Driving Miss Daisy, offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to see two iconic Broadway and Hollywood veterans in one of the most enduring and popular stage plays of our time. The production also stars four time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines.

DRIVING MISS DAISY, written in 1987, tells the touching story of the relationship between an elderly Southern Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and her compassionate African-American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn, from 1948 to 1973. Their iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship has warmed the hearts of millions worldwide.

Don’t miss your chance to see this theatre classic on the big screen in St. Louis! 

For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the movie on-screen, comment below and tell us the name of the playwright who composed DRIVING MISS DAISY


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