At Sunday’s Tony Awards, The Talent Is Mature

Tune in to the 67th Annual Tony Awards Sunday and you will see an outpouring of appreciation for performing greats in their 50-plus years.  Seriously, many of the most anticipated moments of this awards ceremony involve names who prove that talent, like fine wine, is at its best when it reaches maturity. The Best Actress in a Play category alone gives us Holland Taylor, who at 70 not only starred in, but also wrote her one-woman play about the late, …

Eclectic Group of Stars in ‘Dust to Dreams’ Special

 I’ll admit it:  I still get a teenage-style thrill out of seeing favorite music stars performing together for the first time – like Carole King with Jennifer Hudson and Mavis Staples. Is that cool or what? The threesome are among the highlights of this Friday’s (9/21) From Dust to Dreams: Opening Night at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts special on PBS, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. They’re part of a lineup of luminaries that ranges from John Fogerty …

Good TV This Week: The 66th Annual Tony Awards

It’s not just the return of “Dallas” that has me feeling revved up about TV this week.  Producers of tonight’s 66th Annual Tony Awards promise there will be more performances from the musicals and plays nominated this year on the show than ever, and prodigiously talented host Neil Patrick Harris is back for his third turn emceeing — which is as close as you can get to a guaranteed quality evening.  (Watch online encore here.) Tony followers are waiting to …