Click here to preview the new Fast Company

Want to try out the new

If you’d like to return to the previous design, click the yellow button on the lower left corner.

The Tony Awards

Sunday, June 12

Star power hits the Broadway stage this season. | Photograph courtesy of Sarak Rulwich/the New York Times (Pacino) ; Bruce Glikas / Getty Images (Redgrave ); Walter McBride/Retnalt D./Corbis (Jones)

Of the 42 shows on the Broadway stage this season, a total of 26 are based on Hollywood productions or star a Tinseltown celebrity. "They're joined at the hip," says Broadway League director Charlotte St. Martin of the stage and screen meccas. Star power goes a long way: Al Pacino's turn in The Merchant of Venice is the biggest success among this season's new shows with $21 million in sales, followed by Driving Miss Daisy's $14 million, anchored by Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones. As this year's awards are handed out in New York, will the silver-screen stars get any respect? "If you look at award-winning shows, there's rarely a big name," says St. Martin. Lots of luck, Pacino.

Tuesday, June 14 >>

Add New Comment