Tony Awards: "Welcome to the Tonys," said host Sean Hayes when it began — "the World Cup of show tunes."
Broadway musicals that ground themselves in the songbook of a famous pop artist are energizing the Great White Way.
Top shows in New York this fall, including plays by David Mamet, Enda Walsh, and newcomer Tarell Alvin McCraney.
Brazilian and Latin musicians, via San Francisco and Boston, join British electronica wizards, via India, to redefine global musical styles.
Bluesy, trancelike melodies pull in wider audiences in the US and Europe, as the music's exotic rhythms move mainstream.