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Tony Awards 2014: We live-blogged them!!

The Tony Awards are proving to be as supersized as ever, with new presenters and performers being announced almost daily (Sting! Jennifer Hudson!), and Hugh Jackman (back on Broadway this fall in The River) presiding as host for the fourth time, sure to give us a little musical-theater whirl per usual. EW will be joining you for the sure-to-be-surprising telecast, in one of the closest, most competitive years in recent memory. Will Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tell A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder it’s too late? Will Bryan Cranston go All the Way? (Ummm, yeah.) Can anybody possibly beat Neil Patrick Harris’ Hedwig? And are those rumors true that John Travolta might pop up to reverse his bad Adele Dazeem Oscar-presenting mojo?

Please join senior editor Thom Geier and myself on Sunday, June 8, at 8 p.m. ET for EW’s annual live-blog of the Tony Awards, which will be filled with fun factoids and just the right amount of snark and sophistication. And on the scene will be intrepid reporters Marc Snetiker and Melissa Rose Bernardo to let you know what’s buzzing on the red carpet, in the press room, and inside Radio City Music Hall.

This Week on Stage: Kenneth Branagh's NYC debut and Tony weekend!

The weekend of the Tonys has finally arrived, and EW will be your shepherd through the entire night, with reports from the red carpet and Radio City Music Hall, and senior editor Thom Geier and myself hosting a live blog of the entire ceremony, beginning at 8 p.m. ET when it airs on CBS. Host Hugh Jackman must already have his eyes on a prize for next season when he returns for Jerusalem playwright Jez Butterworth’s three-person drama The River, and other starry productions are slowly finding homes for next season. Glenn Close, John Lithgow, and Martha Plimpton will star in Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance this fall at the Golden, James Earl Jones returns to Broadway in You Can’t Take it With You at the Longacre, and Bradley Cooper’s long-awaited return to Broadway in The Elephant Man is solid, with he and costars Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola assuming the Booth Theatre, a relatively intimate house, and perfect for B. Coop oglers as he will be largely unclothed for a large portion of the play. In other news, Blue star Julia Stiles returns to NYC in an Off-Broadway in a new work Off Broadway called Phoenix (her first production since tackling David Mamet’s Oleanna in 2009).

But never fear, EW’s Thom Geier is still checking out the latest productions amidst the Tony tornado; this week’s offerings include Kenneth Branagh (above) in his first-ever NYC stage appearance, Boardwalk Empire and Man of Steel star Michael Shannon tearing up Eugene Ionesco in Brooklyn, and veteran English actor Jim Dale (the voice behind the Harry Potter audiobooks) in a bioplay about his considerable theater career (click on the links below for full reviews): READ FULL STORY

CMA Awards 2013 -- We live-tweeted it!

The party has started! Tweet #EWtalksCMA to join the blog!


This Week On Stage: It's Tony weekend!

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It’s finally here — Broadway’s version of the Super Bowl — and EW’s own Melissa Rose Bernardo and Thom Geier have already firmed up who they think are going to win the big trophies at the Tonys on Sunday evening. It’s one of the most unpredictable years on record, so that, plus fourth time host Neil Patrick Harris (click here for our recent interview with Harris) and the promise of a boatload of show performances should make for one good time. (See below on how you can join us for the Tonys live).

In the land of Off Broadway, however, there are still quite a few new openings this week, including a quite-pregnant and lovely-as-ever Kelli O’Hara returning to the stage for the first time since her Tony-nommed performance in Nice Work If You Can Get It and Glee’s Jane Lynch takes on the Great White Way  for the very first time (click on the links below for the full reviews): READ FULL STORY

Olympics Opening Ceremony: We're live blogging it!

The Summer Games of the 30th Olympiad, or, as we prefer to call it, London XXX, have descended upon the land of cricket and crumpets. And EW’s got every last day of Olympics action covered, starting with tonight’s broadcast of the Opening Ceremony. Join Mandi Bierly, Jeff Labrecque, and me at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight as we live blog all the pomp and pageantry when 10,500 athletes from 204 countries–and one very special flame–make their way into London’s Olympic Stadium.

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Tony Awards 2011: We're live-blogging them!

Will The Book of Mormon tie (or even surpass) 2001’s hit The Producers as the winningest Broadway musical in the history of the Tony Awards? Will an all-American work like Good People or the provocatively titled The Motherf—er With the Hat manage to upset the British juggernaut War Horse for Best Play? And will Neil Patrick Harris shine as he returns to host the theater world’s biggest awards show — or follow the unfortunate Lion King-to-Spider-Man trajectory of Julie Taymor? Join Mandi Bierly and me this Sunday for EW.com’s annual live blog of the Tonys, beginning at 8 p.m. EST. We’ll have reports from EW’s stage gurus Aubry D’Arminio and Melissa Rose Bernardo on the red carpet, in the press room, and around the auditorium of the Beacon Theatre. READ FULL STORY

Oprah's final show: Read our live blog here!

What could possibly happen during the final, last-ever, never-gonna-be-another-one finale of The Oprah Winfrey Show, airing today at 4 p.m. ET? (Check your local listings to make sure you don’t miss it.) After a season of ante-upping spectaculars capped off by her two-part, star-studded blowout at the United Center earlier this week, we have to wonder: What could Oprah do to top all of that for her final show? Cure cancer? Bring Elvis, Tupac, and Marilyn Monroe back to life? Ride a unicorn to Atlantis for a one-on-one interview with the missing link?

Whatever she does, we’re pretty sure it’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime television event. That’s why EW’s Tim Stack (or, as Oprah would say, “tiiiiiiiiim staaaaAAAAAAAACK!!”) and I are going to be live-blogging it right here to make the most of every aha!-filled moment. So set your alarms now, and then come back at 4 p.m. ET for the big event!

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The Royal Wedding: We're live-blogging it!

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Set your alarm clocks, PopWatchers! EW is live-blogging the wedding of Wills and Kate, starting at the not-so-jolly-old hour of 5:15 a.m. ET Friday. In addition to the colorful commentary you’ve come to expect from our live blogs, we’ll be featuring a live video feed direct from Westminster Abbey. Huzzah!

Our own Hillary Busis and Christian Blauvelt will be your hosts for the joyous occasion, along with some friends from our sister publication, InStyle. Put the kettle on and join us, won’t you? The live blog is after the jump! READ FULL STORY

'American Idol': The Top 13 perform. Read our live blog here!

top-13-idolImage Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty ImagesUpdate: Annie’s recap is live

Tonight begins the American Idol finals, that time when we begin supporting our favorite contestants through even the most horrible performances, and start unloading irrational hatred upon robotic 17-year-old hopefuls whose biggest crime was… you know, I have no idea what exactly David Archuleta ever did wrong, yet, clearly, I still somehow manage to resent him for existing on the Idol stage. (And, apparently, I’m still stuck in 2008. Fauxhawks are awesome, guys.) But anyway! We’re tuning in tonight to find out who will soar — and who we’ll abhor — during “Songs By Your Musical Idol” week. Live blogging at 8 p.m. ET with us will be People‘s Aaron Parsley, who’ll give us his two cents about Idol‘s future musical idols. And as always, be sure to check back later tonight for Annie Barrett’s recap of the episode. Like J.Lo, her write-up will shine. Click the jump to read our live blog!

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'No Ordinary Family': Julie Benz and Stephen Collins live-tweet

no-ordinary-familyImage Credit: Bob D'Amico/ABCThanks for participating in tonight’s No Ordinary Family live tweet with stars Julie Benz and Stephen Collins. To relive the event, click the box below.  READ FULL STORY

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