The 72nd annual Tony Awards aired Sunday night to reveal an outspoken Robert De Niro and a surprising snub for Tina Fey's "Mean Girls," which received no accolades. The show began with hosts Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles, both performers who have never won a Tony, saluting the evening's losers, singing, "We're perfectly suited for this because neither one of us have ever won anything."Fey's musical adaptation of 2004's film "Mean Girls" was one of the most nominated shows of the night, securing 12 nominations including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, and others. "Mean Girls" led with the highest number of nominations, tied with "SpongeBob Square Pants: The Musical," also nominated for 12 awards. In the end, however, it was "The Band's Visit," a musical adaptation of the 2007 film, that swept most of the musical nominations, securing seven wins. Though "Mean Girls" didn't take home any awards, audiences got a peek at the show with a stage performance of … [Read more...] about Tina Fey’s ‘Mean Girls’ gets snubbed, Robert De Niro drops multiple F-bombs during Tony Awards
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ASCENSION day marks the Christian belief that Jesus ascended to heaven and is celebrated on the fortieth day of Easter. The event is one of the earliest Christian festivals and dates back to 68 CE. Here is everything you need to know about it. What is the meaning behind Ascension Day? According to the bible Jesus met with his disciples during the 40 days after his resurrection to teach them how they could pass on his message. On the 40th day it is said he took them to the Mount of Olives where they watched him ascend to heaven - which is what Ascension Day marks. The day also marks the end of the Easter season and takes place 10 days before Pentecost. Ascension Day is also known as Holy Thursday, Ascension Thursday, and The Feast of Ascension. How is it marked by Christians? Christians mark the day by attending church services, praying and singing hymns and the Easter candle, called a Paschal, is put out. The congregation might be offered communion known as Euchrist and those who … [Read more...] about Ascension Day 2018 is today – what is the meaning behind the date and how is it marked by Christians?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Arts and Entertainment by Peter Marks by Peter Marks Email the author May 1 at 12:15 PM Email the author The ensemble of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” (Manuel Harlan) NEW YORK — In this, the Year of the Brand Extension on Broadway, some viewers of the Tony Awards next month will have to be forgiven for wondering what medium is being honored. With “Mean Girls,” “SpongeBob Squarepants,” “Frozen” and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” among the nominees for best musical and best play — not to mention Bruce Springsteen receiving a special Tony … [Read more...] about ‘Mean Girls,’ ‘SpongeBob,’ ‘Band’s Visit,’ ‘Harry Potter’ lead Tony nominations
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on nominations for the Tony Awards (all times local):9 a.m.The musicals "Mean Girls" and "SpongeBob SquarePants" have each gotten 12 Tony nominations, leading the pack for the 2018 awards to be given out in June."The Band's Visit," ''Carousel" and "Angels in America" closely follow with 11 nods each.Critic and audience favorite "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has garnered 10, along with the revival of "My Fair Lady."Best musical nominees are "The Band's Visit," ''Frozen," ''Mean Girls," and "SpongeBob SquarePants."Best play nominees are "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," ''The Children," "'Farinelli and the King," ''Junk" and "Latin History for Morons."Among the prominent names given acting nods are Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane for "Angels in America," Denzel Washington for "The Iceman Cometh," Glenda Jackson for "Three Tall Women," Amy Schumer for "Meteor Shower," Mark Rylance for "Farinelli and the King," and Katrina Lenk for "The Band's … [Read more...] about The Latest: ‘Mean Girls,’ ‘SpongeBob’ lead Tony noms list
Even superheroes aren’t immune to criticism. During Monday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live, the “Avengers: Infinity Wars” stars came face-to-face with online villains in the form of Kimmel’s Mean Tweets segment. “I bet Tom Holland is one of those whities who claps when the plane lands,” the “Spider-Man” actor read. “Also while I’m comparing old men to reptiles, ever notice that Samuel L. Jackson looks like a snapping turtle?” the actor who plays Nick Fury said. Not even “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman was safe. “How did the coolest blackest dude in the galaxy end up with some whitebread a-- name like ‘Chadwick?’” his tweet asked. Congratulations, @MarvelStudios and @Avengers: #InfinityWar. pic.twitter.com/PnHfaouOlP— Star Wars (@starwars) May 1, 2018 “Infinity War,” which opened last week, had the highest grossing opening weekend in … [Read more...] about SEE IT: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ stars read mean tweets on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’