10:51 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 06/09/2013 11:05PM
It was showdown at the Times Square Corral Sunday night.
This year's 67th annual Tony Awards race boiled down to a hotly contested duel between a homegrown musical about thigh-high footwear, Kinky Boots, and a British import about a contemporary little girl's Dickensian life, Matilda.
When the smoke cleared, Broadway's big winner was Kinky Boots, which, besides being named best musical of the season, took home a total of six awards, including one for best leading actor in a musical Billy Porter – whose jet-propelled acceptance speech left the crowd touched and breathless.
Originally posted 06/03/2013 12:25PM
Cyndi Lauper has plenty to celebrate – and she's not doing it alone.
Not only is the singer-songwriter Tony-nominated for her critically acclaimed score to the best-musical contender Kinky Boots, but she's also marking the 30th anniversary of the monster hit that first put her on the map, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," which she released in 1983.
To celebrate? She was totally surprised by the Kinky Boots ensemble. After quietly securing permission from Lauper's manager and her record company, Sony Music, they assembled this performance music video (see below) of Lauper's signature number.
"It's so sweet, I'm crying," Lauper, 59, during a quick break from rehearsal Monday, told PEOPLE of her reaction to what was done – and about those who participated. She first saw the video Sunday night, before it was posted to YouTube.
Originally posted 05/08/2013 03:15PM
Robin Roberts's fans always worry about her when she's off-screen too long (just check out her Twitter), but the Good Morning America anchor says people needn't be concerned.
"I feel great. I feel the best I've felt in a long time – and I mean that sincerely," Roberts told PEOPLE Monday at the 12th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City.
Roberts, rocking tight black leather pants and spiked heels at the luncheon to celebrate women's accomplishments, took Thursday and Friday off last week on the heels of a brief hospitalization in April. But taking care of herself has worked wonders, she says.
Originally posted 04/30/2013 09:25AM
Star power shined on Broadway this season – and some of the big names even managed to gain Tony nominations, it was announced Tuesday morning.
Among them: Tom Hanks, in the Tony-nominated best-play contender by the late Nora Ephron, Lucky Guy; Laurie Metcalf, in Sharr White's The Other Place; Cicely Tyson, in a revival of Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful; Holland Taylor, in the play about the late, outspoken Texas governor Ann Richards, written by Taylor herself, Ann; David Hyde Pierce, in Christopher Durang's best-play nominee Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Nathan Lane, in Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance.
In the best musical category, the nominees are Bring It On, A Christmas Story, Matilda and Kinky Boots, which received the most nominations of any show: 13, including a nod for its Cyndi Lauper-written score.
Best play contenders, besides Lucky Guy and the side-splitting homage to Chekhov, Vanya, are Richard Greenberg's The Assembled Parties and Colm Tólbin's The Testament of Mary.
Originally posted 11/08/2012 12:30PM
Cyndi Lauper said her elderly uncle died in Superstorm Sandy and dedicated a performance of her iconic ballad "Time After Time" to him at Lenox Hill's Autumn Ball in New York City on Monday.
George Stathis, 90, was found dead in his home in the hard-hit Rockaways neighborhood of Queens, N.Y., the New York Post reports.
More than 110 people in the U.S. lost their lives in the storm.
Originally posted 05/05/2012 01:00PM
A little horseplay before Saturday's big race at the Kentucky Derby?
With no sign of his recent companion, Mila Kunis, at his side, Ashton Kutcher made it a boys' night out at Friday's Barnstable Brown Party, Louisville's most elite and swanky Derby Eve celebration – where he also patched up a simmering feud with Miranda Lambert.
Having formerly accused the Two and a Half Men star of making fun of country music when he presented her with the Female Vocalist of the Year award at last month's Academy of Country Music Awards, Lambert posed for a friendly picture with Kutcher at Friday night's soiree, then Tweeted, along with the photo: "here it is y’all. He is sweet and lives country music! For real!:)"
Originally posted 04/11/2012 06:00AM
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Originally posted 12/10/2010 03:35PM
There are two Cyndi Laupers: One is the wisecracking, tough-talker people know from Celebrity Apprentice. The other is a sincere and soft-spoken mom who is committed to finding ways to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths don't end up homeless.
"The kids are our future," says Grammy-nominated Lauper, 57, whose True Colors Fund launched the Give a Damn Campaign in April in order to "call out to other straight people and show them the real things at stake."
Originally posted 05/19/2010 03:00PM
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