Tony and Drama Desk winner Laura Benanti will return as host for the festivities after a successful turn last year. Visit TheaterMania for a complete list of performers and presenters. Don’t forget to tune into TheaterMania, Sunday night at 8:00 to watch a Live-Stream of the ceremony directly from The Town Hall in New York City.
Tony and Drama Desk winner Laura Benanti gets “Cheeky” with the Huffington Post as she prepares for her second turn as host of the 2015 Drama Desk Awards. Read Laura’s full interview HERE and tune into TheaterMania to watch the Live-Stream of the Drama Desk Awards on Sunday, May 31 at 8:00.
On May 22, “The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld” opens at the The New-York Historical Society and runs through October 12. The exhibit, as well as a brand new book coming out in July, features portraits of celebrated artists by the legendary artist himself. Read more in this feature from The Associated Press.
Beloved Broadway Divas, Lillias White, Cady Huffman, and Randy Graff came together to celebrate the music of Cy Coleman at 54 Below on Friday, May 15. All three Tony award winners have originated a role in a Cy Coleman musical. Read Broadway World’s RAVE review of the night HERE. You can catch these divas in action one last time on May 20 at 7PM
Broadway.com takes a look at what the coming weeks at 54 Below have to offer. Highlights include 54 Sings The Life featuring “Scandal” star Bellamy Young (5/17), Tony winner and Grammy nominee Melba Moore (5/22) and Broadway Does Country featuring Tony nominee Laura Osnes. Visit 54Below.com for info on all these shows and many more.
Stephen Holden of The New York Times says that, “if the quirky world of New York cabaret were a high school class, Jennifer Sheehan would qualify for valedictorian, prom queen and the person most likely to succeed.” Click HERE to read the full review. You have one more chance to catch Jennifer at 54 Below on May 20.