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Tony awards 2015: winners list in full
In Performance | Ruthie Ann Miles
In any regular year, Broadway operates in waves. The first comes in the fall when a host of new shows open just before the influx of Christmastime tourists. The second arrives in the spring, as plays and musicals clamor for Tony Awards consideration. That being said: There's truly never a bad time to see some great theater. But what to see? Good thing you're here. We've compiled a list of our favorite productions that debuted within the past three years. Expect updates and changes as more shows come and go.
Theater, especially in its expensive incarnations on Broadway, too often feels shackled by fears that to risk the unfamiliar is to court failure. Yet was a year of astonishments, of productions that bent and sometimes shattered the rules that govern traditional stage genres. But their multiple victories on Tony night blaze like a beacon for a year of living daringly in the theater. Though this list is limited to 10 — by the usual inane arbitrariness demanded by our love of quantification — there were many other shows that, excepting the top three, could just as easily have appeared here. So feel free to substitute any of those for Nos. And be grateful and incredulous , as I am, that there is such an abundance to choose from. In its casting, staging by the director Thomas Kail and the choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and eclectic musical language, this show is a defiant juggernaut of chutzpah, energy and inventiveness that charges right through — and soars over — the avalanche of hype now surrounding it. Read the review.
The 69th Annual Tony Awards were held on June 7, , to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the —15 season. Shows that opened on Broadway during the —15 season before April 23, were eligible for consideration. The award was presented to an educator who demonstrates "a positive impact on the lives of students, advancing the theatre profession and a commitment to excellence. This year, the number of nominees in several categories may be increased, depending upon the number of eligible candidates. This change affects performance categories, Best Direction of both plays and musicals, and Best Choreography. The presenters included:  . Tommy Tune received the Lifetime Achievement Award. This was the first time an all-female team won in this category.