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Who in the theatre industry won at the Tony’s last night

Tony Awards Winners Breakdown

Who in the theatre industry won last night – number of Tony Awards

Telecharge – 25

Spotco – 19

Shubert Organization (landlord) – 18

Boneau/Bryan-Brown – 16

Britons – 9

Hartman Group – 7

101 Productions – 6

CAA – 6*

Donmar Warehouse – 6

Jujamcyn – 6

Red (play) – 6

Gersh Agency – 5*

Alchemy Production (GM) – 4

Memphis (musical) – 4

Menier Chocolate Factory – 4

Stuart Thompson (GM) – 4

Art and Commerce – 3

Fela! (musical) – 3

Fences (play) – 3

Roy Gabay (GM) – 3

BJ Holt (GM) – 3

Richard Kornberg Associates – 3

La Cage (musical) – 3

Serino Coyne – 3

WME agency – 3*

* may be a low number because of incomplete information or shared representation.

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Broadway is Live on TWITTER During the TONY AWARDS







This Sunday, June 13, 2009, watch the TONY AWARDS, live on CBS at 8:00PM ET/PT, and be a part of the Broadway fun live on TWITTER. Get all the insider information from the red carpet, the winners room, the show itself and much more.
Make sure to follow, send in questions and respond to the nominated Broadway shows live at the TONY AWARDS.
Also, follow the TONY AWARDS on TWITTER at http://www.twitter.com/TheTonyAwards and mention #Tonys   to win prizes, watch videos and converse with other followers.
Boneau/Bryan-Brown: www.twitter.com/BBBway
A Behanding in Spokane: www.twitter.com/BehandingBway

A Little Night Music: www.twitter.com/NightMusicBway  
A View From The Bridge: www.twitter.com/VIEWonBroadway
Fences: www.twitter.com/FencesBroadway
Hamlet: www.twitter.com/HamletBway09

La Cage aux Folles: www.twitter.com/LaCageBroadway      
Lend Me A Tenor: www.twitter.com/LendTenorNYC
Looped: www.twitter.com/LoopedBroadway
Manhattan Theatre Club: www.twitter.com/MTC_NYC
(The Royal Family/Time Stands Still/Collected Stories)
Million Dollar Quartet: www.twitter.com/MillionDQuartet

Ragtime: www.twitter.com/RagtimeonBway09
Red: www.twitter.com/REDonBroadway

Roundabout Theater Company:
(Present Laughter/Sondheim on Sondheim/Everyday Rapture)

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Highlights of 2009-2010 Broadway Season

2009-2010 Broadway Season Officially Ends


Burn The Floor • Bye Bye Birdie • The Royal Family • Hamlet • After Miss Julie • Wishful Drinking • Ragtime • White Christmas  • A Little Night Music • A View From the Bridge • The Miracle Worker • A Behanding in Spokane •
Times Stands Still • Present Laughter • Next Fall • Looped • Red • Lend Me a Tenor • Million Dollar Quartet • La Cage aux Folles •  Sondheim on Sondheim • Fences • Collected Stories • Everyday Rapture

With the opening last night of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Everyday Rapture, the 2009-2010 Broadway Season officially comes to an end.
One of the busiest and exciting Broadway seasons in years included many moments that will make it truly memorable.  
Follow along with us on Twitter (@BBBway) as we look back at this electric, star-packed season.  
“Last summer, the Longacre heated up with the dancers of BURN THE FLOOR.  Maks and Karina from DWTS were a special treat for audiences.”
“The new Henry Miller’s Theatre opened in September with the first revival of the famous rock-n-roll musical BYE BYE BIRDIE.  Mayor Bloomberg cut the ribbon!”

“THE ROYAL FAMILY was so luscious, even the NY Times is still talking about it:   http://tinyurl.com/39yw4vg .”
“Jude Law returned to Broadway last fall in the Donmar Warehouse’s mega-hit acclaimed production of HAMLET.”
“Celebrated stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury lit up Broadway this Winter in the first revival of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.”
“Carrie Fisher had audiences rolling in the aisles as she told her sordid, martini soaked tale in WISHFUL DRINKING.”
“The Neil Simon Plays: Brighton Beach Memoirs, directed by David Cromer, earns enthusiastic reviews, but plays briefly at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre.”
“Patrick Marber’s AFTER MISS JULIE brought Sienna Miller & Jonny Lee Miller together in an intoxicating tango.”
 “Signature Theatre enjoys one of its biggest critical successes with the marathon trilogy production, Horton Foote’s THE ORPHANS’ HOME CYCLE, directed by Michael Wilson.”
“The celebrated musical RAGTIME returned to Broadway this Fall, breathing new life into the beloved American epic.”
“IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS returned to Broadway at the Marquis Theatre this Winter, making it New York’s newest holiday tradition.”

“The new year began dramatically with Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson in a definitive production of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE.
“The dashing Victor Garber nailed the classic Noel Coward matinee idol role in a very funny revival of PRESENT LAUGHTER.”
“Donald Margulies’ newest play, TIME STANDS STILL earns rave reviews in its Broadway debut at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.”
“THE MIRACLE WORKER brought Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin to Circle in the Square for her Broadway debut, alongside Tony nominee Alison Pill.”
“Valerie Harper returned to Broadway in March in a tour-de-force performance as Tallulah Bankhead in LOOPED.”
“Geoffrey Naufft’s new American play NEXT FALL opened in March and was lauded by critics for its humor, compassion and depth.”
“March roared in like a lion with Chris Walken’s memorable portrayal of a one-handed man in A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE.”
“In April, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET became Broadway’s newest smash hit musical featuring a treasure trove of beloved rock and roll songs.”
“Uproarious laughter has filled The Music Box since the April bow of Ken Ludwig’s madcap comedy Lend Me A Tenor, directed by Stanley Tucci.”
“Stage & screen vet Alfred Molina and Broadway newcomer Eddie Redmayne paint NY RED in John Logan’s new play, directed by Michael Grandage.”
“LA CAGE AUX FOLLES opens to raves for Kelsey Grammer & Douglas Hodge and the ingeniously reinvented production, directed by Terry Johnson.”
“The adoration for Sondheim’s musical genius continued this spring in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM.  Barbara Cook is a rare treat for Broadway audiences.”
“Donald Margulies’ COLLECTED STORIES premiered on Broadway at MTC, starring Linda Lavin, Sarah Paulson and directed by Lynne Meadow.”
“The first Broadway revival of FENCES, directed by Kenny Leon, opened to a chorus of raves for stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.
“Sherie Rene Scott finished the season off with a bang, wowing critics with her new musical EVERYDAY RAPTURE.” 

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Boneau/Bryan-Brown celebrates the decade

Boneau/Bryan-Brown takes this opportunity to remember the decade by the numbers.  From 2000 to 2009, Boneau/Bryan-Brown opened 151 Broadway productions, which have won 80 Tony Awards and five Pulitzer Prizes. 


We’ve hired 13 new staff members, moved to one new office, celebrated one wedding and welcomed the birth of one baby and three puppies.  


We wish you a happy and healthy New Year and look forward to working with you in 2010.   

Chris Boneau      Adrian Bryan-Brown


Jim Byk     Jackie Green     Joe Perrotta     Matt Polk     Susanne Tighe


Jessica Johnson      Aaron Meier      Heath Schwartz


Kelly Guiod       Amy Kass      Emily Meagher     Christine Olver     Michael Strassheim


Brandi Cornwell      Linnae Hodzic      Kevin Jones





March 2

Matthew Warchus’ smash hit staging of Sam Shepard’s True West opens at Circle in the Square, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly, who gain further attention by switching roles at various performances. 

March 23

Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA opens at the Palace Theatre, going on to win four Tony Awards, including Best Score and Best Actress (Heather Headley).  The production continued on for a successful four-and-a-half year run.

April 11

Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen opens at the Royale Theatre.  The play wins three 2000 Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Featured Actress (Blair Brown) and Best Director (Michael Blakemore).   Blakemore will also win a second Tony Award for his direction of the revival of Kiss Me, Kate, becoming the only director to win Tonys for his direction of a play and a musical in the same year. 

April 17

The acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing opens at the Barrymore Theatre, directed by David Leveaux.  The production would win three Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play and Best Actor and Best Actress for stars Stephen Dillane and Jennifer Ehle.


April 27

Meredith Willson’s The Music Man opens in a new production at the Neil Simon Theatre, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman and starring Craig Bierko and Rebecca Luker. 


June 4

Boneau/Bryan-Brown productions win 14 Tony Awards, including Best Play (Copenhagen), Best Score (AIDA), Best Revival of a Musical (Kiss Me, Kate) and Best Revival of a Play (The Real Thing).

July 21

Jackie Green celebrates her 10 year anniversary with Boneau/Bryan-Brown.

July 27

Roundabout Theatre Company moves to its new home on Broadway, the former Selwyn Theatre on 42nd Street.  The theatre, rechristened the American Airlines, reopens with a revival of the Kaufman & Hart classic, The Man Who Came to Dinner, starring Nathan Lane and directed by Jerry Zaks. 

October 24

David Auburn’s Proof moves from Manhattan Theatre Club’s Stage I to Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre, starring Mary-Louise Parker and directed by Daniel Sullivan.  The play would go on to win the 2001 Pulitzer and Tony Award for Best Play, with Parker and Sullivan also taking home Tony honors.  Proof, which would also see such star replacements as Jennifer Jason Leigh and Anne Heche, ends up as the longest running Broadway play of the decade, with a phenomenal 917 performances.

November 2

Manhattan Theatre Club opens a second commercial success with the transfer of Charles Busch’s The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, starring Linda Lavin, Michele Lee and Tony Roberts and directed by MTC artistic director Lynne Meadow.   The production runs an impressive 777 performances and features such starry replacements as Valerie Harper, Marilu Henner and Rhea Perlman. 

The year also includes David Hirson’s Wrong Mountain, a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar and Roundabout Theatre Company’s stagings of Uncle Vanya and Betrayal.


January 22

Jim Byk joins Boneau/Bryan-Brown.

February 28

Susanne Tighe celebrates her 10 year anniversary with Boneau/Bryan-Brown. 

April 1

The unique two-hander, Stones in His Pockets, opens on Broadway at the Golden Theatre following success in Ireland and London.   Actors Conleth Hill and Seán Campion dazzle audiences by effortlessly switching between dozens of characters.  

May 2

A revival of the tap-dance spectacular 42nd Street opens on 42nd Street at the Ford Center, going on to win Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical for star Christine Ebersole.  The production delights audiences for 1,524 performances.

May 17

Linnae Hodzic (nee Petruzzelli) joins Boneau/Bryan-Brown.

June 3

Boneau/Bryan-Brown productions win six Tony Awards, including Best Play (Proof) and Best Revival of a Musical (42nd Street). 

August 6

Aaron Meier joins Boneau/Bryan-Brown.

September 13

Broadway resumes performances following the horror of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

September 20

The unlikeliest of Broadway musicals, Urinetown, opens at Henry Miller’s Theatre.  The show, written by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann, choreographed by John Carrafa and directed by John Rando, becomes a true Broadway sensation, winning three 2002 Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book and Best Director and running for 965 performances.

October 18

Global phenomenon, Mamma Mia! opens on Broadway at the gloriously restored Winter Garden Theatre, where it has since amassed over 3,300 performances.  Featuring the songs of ABBA, Mamma Mia! is now in its eighth smash hit year on Broadway, where it is one of Broadway’s top selling musicals.  It has been seen by over 40 million people around the world and the film version grossed an astonishing $600 million worldwide. 

November 8

An all-star cast, including Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Tilly and Kristen Johnston, headlines Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Clare Booth’s The Women, directed by Scott Elliott at the American Airlines Theatre. 

The year also includes productions of the marching band spectacular Blast!, which would win the 2001 Special Theatrical Event Tony Award, Kate Burton in Hedda Gabler, Roundabout’s Major Barbara and Design for Living and country superstar Don Schlitz’s Broadway musical composing debut with The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.



March 22

Kevin Jones joins Boneau/Bryan-Brown. 

April 7

Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog moves from the Public to Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre, in a production starring Jeffrey Wright and Mos Def and directed by George Wolfe.   The production wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama the following day. 

April 14

Billy Crudup headlines a revival of The Elephant Man at the Royale Theatre, directed by Sean Mathias and also starring Kate Burton (in her second Tony-nominated performance of the season) and Rupert Graves.

April 30

A revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical Into the Woods opens at the Broadhurst Theatre, under the direction of Lapine, who helmed the original production.  The production stars Vanessa Williams and John McMartin and wins the 2002 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

June 2

Boneau/Bryan-Brown productions win five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Score (Urinetown, The Musical) and Best Revival of a Musical (Into the Woods). 

August 8

Stanley Tucci and Edie Falco prove a critical and box office sensation in Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune at the Belasco Theatre, directed by Joe Mantello.

December 8

Film wunderkind Baz Luhrman debuts on Broadway with his spectacular production of Puccini’s La Boheme at the Broadway Theatre.  The production earns rave reviews for its three pairings of Mimis and Rodolfos and sumptuous physical production.  All six actors receive a special Tony Award honor.    

The year also includes productions of Michele Lowe’s comedy, The Smell of the Kill, Simon Callow in The Mystery of Charles Dickens, a new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song and Roundabout’s productions of Arthur Miller’s first play, The Man Who Had All The Luck starring Chris O’Donnell, the Rodgers and Hart musical, The Boys from Syracuse and Heather McDonald’s An Almost Holy Picture starring Kevin Bacon. 


January 27

Joe Perrotta joins Boneau/Bryan-Brown.

February 27

The Donmar/Public Theatre collaboration of Take Me Out, a play by Richard Greenberg, directed by Joe Mantello, opens at the Walter Kerr Theatre, where the production would go on to win the Tony Award for Best Play, Best Featured Actor (Denis O’Hare) and Best Director (Joe Mantello). 

March 30

The Play What I Wrote, an entertainment recreating the work of the British comedy act Morecambe and Wise, opens at the Lyceum Theatre in a production directed by Kenneth Branagh and featuring a glittering array of special guest stars, including Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Glenn Close and Nathan Lane, among many others. 

March 31

Matthew Warchus directs Yazmina Reza’s Life (x) 3 at Circle in the Square, starring Helen Hunt, John Tuturro, Brent Spiner and Linda Emond.

April 3

Eddie Izzard and Victoria Hamilton star in Roundabout’s critically acclaimed production of Peter Nichols’ A Day in the Death of Joe Egg at the American Airlines Theatre.

April 10

Roundabout opens its critically heralded, Tony Award-winning production of Nine at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, directed by David Leveaux.  Antonio Banderas makes a spectacular Tony-nominated Broadway debut as Guido, with Jane Krakowski winning a Featured Actress Tony Award for her scene-stealing performance as Carla. 

April 30

Jessica Johnson joins Boneau/Bryan-Brown. 

May 1

Bernadette Peters opens in Sam Mendes’ production of the classic Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents musical, Gypsy at the Shubert Theatre.  The production would be nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress. 

June 8

Boneau/Bryan-Brown productions win eight Tony Awards, including Best Play (Take Me Out) and Best Revival of a Musical (Nine). 

July 23

Studio 54 becomes Roundabout’s newest theatrical home on Broadway and the company embarks on a major renovation and restoration project to update it into a state-of-the-art 1,015-seat theatre.

July 24

Roundabout opens the Deaf West Theatre’s revelatory production of Big River at the American Airlines Theatre.

October 16

Hugh Jackman dazzles New York, making his Broadway debut in the musical, The Boy from Oz at the Imperial Theatre, playing the role of fellow Aussie, recording artist Peter Allen.  Jackman would win a Tony Award for his marathon performance. 

November 6

Manhattan Theatre Club reopens Broadway’s Biltmore Theatre, which had been shuttered and left derelict for 17 years.  MTC launches the theatre with Richard Greenberg’s The Violet Hour

November 9

Roundabout opens a revival of Pinter’s The Caretaker at the American Airlines, in a production starring Patrick Stewart and Kyle MacLachlan. 

The year also includes the two-hander Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks starring Polly Bergen and Mark Hamill, a stage version of the movie musical, Swing Time, entitled Never Gonna Dance and Roundabout’s productions of Tartuffe, MASTER HAROLD…and the boys and the Burt Bacharach musical revue, The Look of Love,




January 4

Roundabout’s Cabaret ends its record-breaking run at Studio 54 after 2,377 performances.

February 27

Stomp celebrates its 10th year in New York at the Orpheum Theatre. 

March 25

Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche head the cast of Roundabout’s revival of the classic Hecht-MacArthur comedy, Twentieth Century, directed by Walter Bobbie, at the American Airlines.

April 8

Frank Langella gives a bravura performance in Stephen Belber’s Match, directed by Nicholas Martin at the Plymouth Theatre.

April 22

The Stephen Sondheim-John Weidman musical Assassins makes a triumphant Broadway debut at Roundabout’s Studio 54, where it will win five Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical and for director Joe Mantello.

April 25

Tom Stoppard’s mind-bending Jumpers returns to Broadway in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production directed by David Leveaux and starring Tony-nominees Simon Russell Beale and Essie Davis at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. 

May 2

Caroline, or Change, the breathtaking musical by Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner, moves from the Public to the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, starring Tonya Pinkins and Anika Noni Rose, who will win a Tony Award for her performance.  The production is directed by George Wolfe.

May 4

Byrony Lavery’s chilling play, Frozen, moves from MCC Theater to Circle in the Square, featuring acclaimed performances by Swoosie Kurtz and Brian F. O’Byrne, who will win a Tony Award for his performance.   Doug Hughes directs the production.

May 25

Laura Linney returns to MTC and to Donald Margulies’ Sight Unseen, after creating a role in the original Off-Broadway MTC production.   Ben Shenkman co-stars under Dan Sullivan’s direction. 


June 6

Boneau/Bryan-Brown productions win nine Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical (Assassins). 

June 25

Carla Gugino dazzles in her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller’s After the Fall at Roundabout’s American Airlines.  Peter Krause also makes his Broadway debut in the production, directed by Michael Mayer.

September 24

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS celebrated the 20th Annual BROADWAY FLEA MARKET and GRAND AUCTION with a cumulative fundraising total of $6,045,511 since 1987.

September 27

Brandi Cornwell joins Boneau/Bryan-Brown

October 14

Mary-Louise Parker reunites with Craig Lucas to play the heroine on the run in MTCs production of Reckless at the Biltmore, under the direction of Mark Brokaw.

October 28

Roundabout scores a critical and box-office hit with the Broadway debut of Reginald Rose’s great courtroom drama, Twelve Angry Men, under Scott Ellis’s direction at the American Airlines.

November 1

Heath Schwartz joins Boneau/Bryan-Brown

November 18

Playwright Michael Frayn reunites with director Michael Blakemore after their triumph with Copenhagen for the Broadway production of the National Theatre’s Democracy, starring James Naughton and Richard Thomas at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

December 2

Amon Miyamoto’s acclaimed staging of the Stephen Sondheim-John Weidman musical Pacific Overtures opens at Roundabout’s Studio 54 and starring B.D. Wong. 

The year also includes Dracula, The Musical, Brooklyn, The Musical, Marsha Norman’s ‘night Mother, starring Edie Falco and Brenda Blethyn and MTC’s Drowning Crow.


March 17

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT opens on Broadway. The highlight of the red carpet is a reunion of the surviving original members of the legendary comedy troupe: Eric Idle (who authored the show with composer John Du Prez), John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. SPAMALOT, directed by Mike Nichols, went on to become 2005’s most honored new Broadway musical, including winning the Tony Award for Best Musical.  

March 31

Doubt, by John Patrick Shanley, moves from MTC’s Stage I at City Center to Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre, where it will win all of the major theatrical awards, including the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize.  Star Cherry Jones was also Tony-honored for her performance as the fearsome Sister Aloysius and Doug Hughes was awarded for Director of a Play. 

April 3

Denzel Washington returns to Broadway to star in the box office smash, Julius Caesar, under the direction of Daniel Sullivan at the Belasco Theatre.  

April 26

Natasha Richardson stars as Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire at Roundabout’s Studio 54.  Roundabout’s production at Studio 54, under the direction of Edward Hall, also features John C. Reilly.

June 5

Boneau/Bryan-Brown productions win seven Tony Awards, including Best Play (Doubt) and Best Musical (Monty Python’s SPAMALOT).

November 6

Jersey Boys opens at the August Wilson Theatre to raves and becomes an instant cultural phenomenon, winning four Tony Awards, including Best Musical.  Jersey Boys also went on to win the 2006 Grammy for Best Show Album and the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical.

December 8

Gabriel Byrne takes on Eugene O’Neill’s classic A Touch of the Poet at Roundabout’s Studio 54, under the direction of Doug Hughes. 

The year also includes the Beach Boys musical, Good Vibrations, a revival of Robert Harlin’s Steel Magnolias, MTC’s Brooklyn Boy by Donald Margulies, After the Night and the Music by Elaine May and Alan Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular, Roundabout’s The Constant Wife and Richard Greenberg’s A Naked Girl on the Appian Way and the musical revue, Lennon.


January 5

Boneau/Bryan-Brown moves from 150 West 46th to 1501 Broadway, Suite #1314.

February 2

MTC produces David Lindsay-Abaire’s first play on Broadway, Rabbit Hole, at the Biltmore Theatre in a production directed by Daniel Sullivan.  Star Cynthia Nixon wins a Tony Award for her performance and Lindsay-Abaire wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 

February 23

Harry Connick Jr. and Kelli O’Hara burn up the stage in Roundabout’s exuberant revival of The Pajama Game at the American Airlines.  The production, directed by Kathleen Marshall, wins the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

March 30

Lisa Kron’s Well earns rave reviews at the Longacre Theatre, in a production directed by Leigh Silverman.  Jayne Houdyshell is lauded for her performance as Kron’s mother. 

April 20

A starry cast including Alan Cumming, Cyndi Lauper, Jim Dale and Nellie McKay heads the Roundabout’s revival of The Threepenny Opera at Studio 54, in a production directed by Scott Elliott.

April 23

Alan Bennett’s exhilarating The History Boys crosses the Atlantic with its original National Theatre cast from London, directed by Nicholas Hytner.  The production becomes an instant sellout hit at the Broadhurst Theatre and wins six Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Director and Best Actor for star Richard Griffiths. 

April 26

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS celebrated the 20th Annual EASTER BONNET Competition with a cumulative fundraising total of $28,710,451 since 1989.

May 1

The Drowsy Chaperone, a truly original new musical, opens at the Marquis Theatre.  The show, which began as a wedding gift from writers Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison to star and co-creator Bob Martin, winds its way from Toronto to Los Angeles and to a critically acclaimed berth on Broadway, in a production directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw.  It would win five Tony Awards, including Best Score and Best Book.

May 3

Martin McDonough’s bloody brilliant The Lieutenant of Inishmore moves from the Atlantic Theatre to the Lyceum Theatre, in an unforgettable production directed by Wilson Milam.  

May 9

Robert Falls directs Conor McPherson’s Shining City for MTC at the Biltmore Theatre.  The production features sensitive performances from stars Oliver Platt and Brián F. O’Byrne. 

May 10

Disney’s Tarzan opens on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, marking the Broadway directing debut of designer Bob Crowley and Broadway musical composing debut of Phil Collins.  

June 11

Boneau/Bryan-Brown productions win 18 Tony Awards, including Best Play (The History Boys), Best Musical (Jersey Boys) and Best Revival of a Musical (The Pajama Game). 

August 7

Amy Kass joins Boneau/Bryan-Brown.

October 25

Nathan Lane gives a great dramatic performance in Simon Gray’s Butley, in a production directed by Nicholas Martin at the Booth Theatre.

November 3

Christine Olver joins Boneau/Bryan-Brown.

November 16

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh partner for the first time to bring the beloved character of Mary Poppins to Broadway.  The team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe write new songs to accompany the film songs by Robert and Richard Sherman.  The production, directed by Richard Eyre and co-director Matthew Bourne, with choreography by Bourne, opens at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

December 14

Kristin Chenoweth delights in a trio of roles in the intimate musical comedy, The Apple Tree, directed by Gary Griffin, at Roundabout’s Studio 54.

The year also includes Ring of Fire, the Johnny Cash musical, Roundabout’s production of Heartbreak House and MTC’s production of Losing Louie.


January 25

MTC stages the first Broadway production of Brian Friel’s gorgeous play, Translations, in a new production directed by Garry Hynes at the Biltmore.  The production is Tony-nominated for Best Revival.

March 22

One of the final Kander & Ebb musicals, Curtains, comes to Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre, under the direction of Scott Ellis.  David Hyde Pierce wins a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his endearing performance as a show tune-loving detective. 

March 29

Vanessa Redgrave stars in a stage adaptation of Joan Didion’s shattering Year of Magical Thinking at the Booth Theatre, under the direction of David Hare.

April 22

The Donmar Warehouse production of Peter Morgan’s riveting Frost/Nixon comes to Broadway’s Jacobs Theatre, directed by Michael Grandage.  Frank Langella wins a Tony Award for his thrilling, mesmerizing performance as Richard Nixon.

May 3

Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya return to Broadway in MTC’s Lovemusik at the Biltmore Theatre, under the direction of the legendary Hal Prince.  Donna Murphy and Michael Cerveris receive Tony nominations for their performances.

May 6

Angela Lansbury returns to Broadway for the first time in almost 25 years to star with Marian Seldes in Terrence McNally’s Deuce at the Music Box Theatre, under the direction of Michael Blakemore. 

May 9

Audra McDonald gives a heartbreaking, Tony-nominated performance in Roundabout’s 110 in the Shade at Roundabout’s Studio 54, under the direction of Lonny Price. 

May 14

Matt Polk celebrates 10 years at Boneau/Bryan-Brown. 

June 10

Boneau/Bryan-Brown productions receive three Tony Awards, including Best Actor in a Musical for David Hyde Pierce (Curtains) and Best Actor in a Play for Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon).

July 29

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the first of the company’s musicals on Broadway, ends its spectacular run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre after 5,461 performances.

October 4

Theresa Rebeck makes her Broadway playwriting debut with her captivating play, Mauritius, directed by Doug Hughes at the Biltmore Theatre.

October 25

Chazz Palminteri brings his dynamic one-man show, A Bronx Tale, to the Walter Kerr Theatre, under the direction of Jerry Zaks.

November 4

Tom Stoppard’s Rock ’n’ Roll, directed by Trevor Nunn, wins raves at the Jacobs Theatre for its heartfelt depiction of Communism’s fall in Czechoslovakia and for Tony nominees Rufus Sewell and Sinead Cusack. 

November 13

Disney’s phenomenal The Lion King celebrates 10 sold out years on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre. 

December 3

Hank Azaria and Jimmi Simpson star in Aaron Sorkin’s intriguing play, The Farnsworth Invention, about the invention of television.  Des McAnuff directs at the Music Box Theatre.

December 6

A flawless five-member cast, including soon-to-be Tony-winner Jim Norton, play cards with the Devil in The Seafarer, written and directed by Conor McPherson at the Booth Theatre.

December 9

Norbert Leo Butz delivers a hilarious dual-character performance in the newly discovered Mark Twain play, Is He Dead?, directed by Michael Blakemore at the Lyceum Theatre.  

The year also includes the new musical The Pirate Queen, a revival of Inherit the Wind with Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy, the National Theatre’s sprawling production of Coram Boy and Roundabout’s productions of Craig Lucas’s Prelude to a Kiss, John Van Druten’s Old Acquaintance, Terrence McNally’s The Ritz and Shaw’s Pygmalion. 


January 10

Disney’s The Little Mermaid opens on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, under the direction of Francesca Zambello. 

January 15

Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps opens at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre.  The ingenious four-person quick change comedy runs for two years on Broadway, winning two Tony Awards and playing two additional Broadway theatres. 

January 24

S. Epatha Merkerson wins raves in William Inge’s Come Back Little Sheba, directed by Michael Pressman at MTC’s Biltmore Theatre.

February 21

Roundabout’s production of Sunday in the Park with George, with its Olivier Award-winning leads from London, Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell, earns cheers at Roundabout’s Studio 54. 

March 24

Kelly Guiod joins Boneau/Bryan-Brown.

May 7

Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls makes a smashing Broadway debut at MTC’s Biltmore Theatre, under the direction of James Macdonald. 

June 15

Boneau/Bryan-Brown productions win three Tony Awards, including Featured Actor in a Play Jim Norton (The Seafarer).

September 4 

Manhattan Theatre Club renames its Broadway home, the landmarked Biltmore Theatre, in recognition of Samuel J. Friedman, the pioneering Broadway publicist. 

October 2

Critics are ecstatic over Chekhov’s The Seagull at the Walter Kerr Theatre.  The Royal Court production is directed by Ian Rickson and stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Peter Sarsgaard, Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan.

October 7

Frank Langella captivates Roundabout audiences in Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons at the American Airlines, directed by Doug Hughes.

October 16

Arthur Miller’s All My Sons is the talk of the town for Simon McBurney’s adventurous staging and for the Broadway debut of Katie Holmes at the Schoenfeld Theatre. 

November 23

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, a popular favorite around the country, makes its long-awaited Broadway debut at the Marquis Theatre, featuring direction by Walter Bobbie and Randy Skinner’s toe-tapping choreography. 

December 8

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS celebrated the 20th Annual GYPSY OF THE YEAR Competition with a cumulative fundraising total of $35,730,000 since 1991.

December 11

Petey and Lulu Boneau Bucci arrive in New York and join Boneau/Bryan-Brown. 

December 14

The Broadway Theatre goes green when Shrek, The Musical makes its debut.   A talented cast, led by Brian d’Arcy James and Sutton Foster, brings life to the beloved fairy tale characters, under the direction of Jason Moore.

December 18

Roundabout is wild again and beguiled again with the revival of Rodgers and Hart’s Pal Joey at Studio 54, starring Stockard Channing, Matthew Risch and Martha Plimpton, directed by Joe Mantello.

The year also includes productions of The Country Girl with Morgan Freeman, Frances McDormand and Peter Gallagher, Glory Days, Roundabout’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Ben Daniels and Laura Linney and MTC’s To Be or Not To Be. 


January 22

Richard Greenberg’s The American Plan makes its Broadway debut at MTC’s Friedman Theatre, starring Mercedes Ruehl and Lily Rabe, under David Grindley’s direction.

February 27

Stomp celebrates its 15th year in New York at the Orpheum Theatre. 

March 9

Jane Fonda makes a long-awaited return to Broadway after 46 years to star in 33 Variations, written and directed by Moises Kaufman at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre.

March 22

Yazmina Reza’s God of Carnage becomes Broadway’s hottest play, when two warring married couples wreak havoc on the stage of the Jacobs Theatre.  The quartet of Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden win raves and the show wins three Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Director (Matthew Warchus) and Actress in a Play (Marcia Gay Harden). 

March 26

Geoffrey Rush is declared the king of Broadway, earning raves as a dying monarch refusing to go out without a fight in Ionesco’s Exit the King at the Barrymore Theatre, directed by Neil Armfield.  Rush is honored with every award under the sun, including the Tony Award.

April 19

More royalty on Broadway when Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter hit the Broadhurst Theatre in the Donmar Warehouse’s critically acclaimed production of Schiller’s Mary Stuart.  Director Phyllida Lloyd also wins praise for her stark and stylish production. 


April 20

Lynn Nottage is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Ruined at Manhattan Theatre Club. The honor marks the sixth Pulitzer Prize for MTC, an accomplishment unparalleled by any New York theatrical institution.

April 23

A tumultuous weekend is relived three times over in Alan Ayckbourn’s The Norman Conquests at Circle in the Square Theatre.  The Old Vic’s brilliant original ensemble cast makes the journey to New York under the direction of the very busy Matthew Warchus, with the production taking Best Revival of a Play honors at the Tonys.

April 30

Nathan Lane and Bill Irwin are the cosmic clowns in Beckett’s masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, in Roundabout’s wildly acclaimed production at Studio 54, directed by Anthony Page.

June 7

Boneau/Bryan-Brown productions win eight Tony Awards, including Best Play (God of Carnage) and Best Revival of a Play (The Norman Conquests). 

July 20

Luke Hodzic is born at 3:41 PM.

August 2

The ballroom sensation Burn the Floor scorches the stage of the Longacre Theatre.  Broadway’s sexiest cast, directed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison, includes special guest stars Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff.

August 3

Emily Meagher joins Boneau/Bryan-Brown.

August 17

Michael Strassheim joins Boneau/Bryan-Brown.

August 21

Buttercup Bryan-Brown arrives in New York and joins the BBB family.

October 4

Carrie Fisher’s hilarious one-woman show, Wishful Drinking, comes to Roundabout’s Studio 54, under the direction of Tony Taccone.  Fisher keeps the audience in stitches and glitter.

October 6

Jude Law is the melancholy Dane, giving an acclaimed, kinetic performance in the Donmar Warehouse’s Hamlet, under the direction of Michael Grandage at the Broadhurst Theatre.

October 8

MTC opens a smashing revival of Kaufman and Ferber’s The Royal Family at the Friedman, under Doug Hughes’ direction and featuring delicious performances from Rosemary Harris and Jan Maxwell. 

October 15

Roundabout reopens Henry Miller’s Theatre with the first Broadway revival of the beloved musical comedy, Bye Bye Birdie.  John Stamos and Gina Gershon head the cast of Robert Longbottom’s colorful production. 

November 15

The people call it Ragtime as the popular turn-of-the-century musical makes a welcome Broadway return, under the direction of Marcia Milgrom Dodge in an acclaimed new staging at the Neil Simon Theatre.

November 19

The company of A Steady Rain starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman became the only Broadway show to break the million dollar mark in fundraising for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS during one six-week period. 

December 10

Gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones makes her Broadway debut and Angela Lansbury reunites with Stephen Sondheim in the first revival of the sophisticated and sexy A Little Night Music, under the direction of Trevor Nunn at the Walter Kerr Theatre. 

December 31

As of this date, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will have granted cumulatively since 1988 more than $51 Million to seven programs of The Actors Fund, $52.7 Million to 400+ AIDS and family service organizations in the US and $2.6 Million to AIDS service organizations in South Africa. 

The year also includes Soul of Shaolin, Impressionism with Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Roundabout’s productions of Hedda Gabler with Mary-Louise Parker, The Philanthropist with Matthew Broderick, After Miss Julie with Sienna Miller and MTC’s production of Accent on Youth starring David Hyde Pierce.