Latino Tony Winners through the Years: A Retrospective
Latino Tony Winners through the Years: A Retrospective
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/30/2013 - 10:13

The Tony Awards nominations were announced today, and we admit we're a bit bummed that no Latinos were nominated this year (except of course the superbly talented Lin-Manuel Miranda, a previous Tony winner who wrote the music for this year's hit Broadway musical Bring It On: The Musical, which was nominated for Best Musical). Congrats to Miranda!

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Funny Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo Channel Jay-Z and Rihanna in “Run This Tour”
By Lee Hernandez | 10/09/2009 - 11:55

As one of the biggest In the Heights fans on the planet, I had to share this brilliant video with all of you. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo star in this hilarious parody of Jay-Z's "Run This Town," featuring Rihanna and Kanye West. "Run This Tour" was made to promote the upcoming (and highly anticipated) National Tour of Broadway’s Tony-winning smash In the Heights—which will launch on Oct. 27 at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

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Review: Broadway's 'West Side Story' Offers Nada Nuevo
By Lee Hernandez | 08/06/2009 - 15:33

After watching Karen Olivo take home a Tony for her role in the Broadway revival of West Side Story, and hearing all of the buzz surroudning the play, I decided I had to check it out. After watching the show, which opened in March and can currently be seen at NYC's Palace Theatre, I was left wondering why 91-year-old American playwright and director Arthur Laurents revived this play if nothing new was going to come of it.

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Exclusive: Tony Award Winner Karen Olivo Shares Her Story
By Laura Checkoway | 06/09/2009 - 16:05

At the Palace Theater in New York City, the crowd cheers the loudest for Karen Olivo. She isn’t the lead of Broadway’s West Side Story revival, but as Anita, the Puerto Rican spitfire and Sharks gang girl originally played by Chita Rivera in the 1957 musical (and Rita Moreno four years later in the film version), she’s the one the audience jump to their feet for.

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Prince Falls in Love with Karen Olivo
By Mariela Rosario | 06/09/2009 - 10:25

Pint-size pop music powerhouse Prince was apparently so taken with Karen Olivo after watching her accept her TONY award that he decided right then and there that he had to meet her...that very night!

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VIDEO: Karen Olivo & David Alvarez Take Top Honors at Tony Awards
By Mariela Rosario | 06/08/2009 - 09:34

Karen Olivo and David Alvarez took home top honors at the 2009 Tony Awards, held last night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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