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Tony Awards 2015 – Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play / Musical

Posted on: May 27th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

Here are the women nominated for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play” and “Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical”:

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Annaleigh Ashford, “You Can’t Take It With You”

Patricia Clarkson, “The Elephant Man”

Lydia Leonard, “Wolf Hall Parts One & Two”

Sarah Stiles, “Hand to God”

Julie White, “Airline Highway”

 

Here are a few fun facts:

– Nathan Peck, currently in the Broadway production of “Kinky Boots,” helped Annaleigh Ashford create all of her choreography in “You Can’t Take It With You.”

– The last time Patricia Clarkson was on Broadway was in 1986 when she debuted in “The House of Blue Leaves.”

– The last time you saw Julie White was as the Masha replacement in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” from July 30, 2013 – August 25, 2013.

 

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Victoria Clark, “Gigi”

Judy Kuhn, “Fun Home”

Sydney Lucas, “Fun Home”

Ruthie Ann Miles, “The King and I”

Emily Skeggs, “Fun Home”

 

Here are a few more fun facts:

– Victoria Clark joined “Gigi” after director Eric Schaeffer asked her and because she had always admired Heidi Thomas’ writing from “Call the Midwife” and “Upstairs, Downstairs.”

– Judy Kuhn was seen last season as the ill-fated Fosca in the critically acclaimed, much-extended Classic Stage Company production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Passion.”

– Ruthie Ann Miles recently played Imelda Marcos in “Here Lies Love,”  which she was won the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award and the 2013 Theatre World Award.

Chicago’s Tony Award Nominees!

Posted on: April 29th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled about the Chicago representation in this year’s Tony Award nominations! (more…)

Five Reasons to See Annaleigh Ashford: Lost in the Stars

Posted on: February 6th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

Annaleigh Ashford 1_photo by Jenny Anderson

Tony Award® nominee Annaleigh Ashford  makes her solo Chicago premiere with an evening of song, story and sequin in her critically-acclaimed, Lost in the Stars, for one-night only on Saturday, March 21 at 8 PM at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut). Tickets to the show are now on sale!

With songwriter and music director Will Van Dyke and The Whiskey 5 band, Lost in the Stars celebrates the classic cabaret with an eclectic mix of music from the disco days of Donna Summer, to Judy at Carnegie Hall, to a sing-a-long of Alanis Morrisette, as well as the haunting melodies of Stephen Sondheim and Kurt Weill. They are all woven together through fabulous, funny and most of all heartfelt storytelling. After this glossy and glittery evening with a special appearance by the Sun and the Moon, you will be sure to get Lost in the Stars.

Here are just five reasons to see Annaleigh Ashford live, although we’re sure many more exist!

1. She’s that hilarious friend you want at all of your parties.

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2. Her amazing comedic timing and off the charts vocals in the musical Kinky Boots were what earned her a 2013 Tony Award®  nomination!

3. She’s apparently pirate ship mates with Craig Ferguson. Um…AWESOME.

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4. She has the ability to draw you in with her flawlessly gorgeous tone.

5. The New York Times has proclaimed the show, “FIREWORKS! ANNALEIGH IS IN A LINEAGE OF FEARLESSLY SAUCY ENTERTAINERS WHO SEEM BORN TO CONQUER!”

You can purchase tickets here at BroadwayInChicago.com, at all BIC box office locations and Ticketmaster retail outlets or by calling 800-775-2000.