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Shut Out at the 2014 Tony Awards: Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway,' Idina Menzel and 'If/Then' >>

Idina Menzel's pop-culture ascendance may have hit a tiny snag Sunday night when she lost out in the Tony Awards balloting to newcomer Jessie Mueller.

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Bryan Cranston, Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald Among 2014 Tony Award Winners >>

But a bigger story out of the 2014 Broadway season didn't come so much from the winners' envelopes, but from the number of shows focussed on African-American culture or starring African-American performers.

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'Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder' Leads Tony Nominations >>

Rocky battles Hedwig in a wide-open field, but Harry Potter isn't even a contender.

Strings and Glove: Gojira's Iconic Roar from 1954 Was Simple Foley, Better Than the Best CGI of 'Godzilla' 2014 >>

The biggest roar in movies, Godzilla's emblematic scream of discontent reverberated through the franchise since the first feature film was released in 1954. As it turns out, though, Zilla's clarion was created via simple machine: a resin-covered glove and loosened double-bass strings, slowed down to a teaming yell.

Hollywood Scars on Broadway: Rebecca Hall, Bryan Cranston, James Franco, Leighton Meester, Denzel Washington, Michelle Williams

Scars on Broadway: Rebecca Hall, Bryan Cranston, James Franco, Leighton Meester, Denzel Washington, Michelle Williams >>

Broadway is Dark Tonight: Scars, umm, stars are lighting up Broadway in limited-run plays that might just prove box office gold for New York's star-fucking theater industry.

Breaking LBJ: Bryan Cranston Goes 'All the Way' with Lyndon Baines Johnson in Broadway Debut

Breaking LBJ: Bryan Cranston Goes 'All the Way' with Lyndon Baines Johnson in Broadway Debut >>

Cranston researched the 36th U.S. president, who was often referred to as LBJ, and talked to people who knew him. But he also said he tried to keep an open mind and not have any judgments about the character. "You never know what you are about to gleam from your experiences," he said.

Ozymandias: 'Breaking Bad' Opera Given Life by One World Symphony's Sung Jin Hong >>

Perhaps one of the most captivating cable shows of the last two years, Breaking Bad will again be "the one who knocks," yet this time on the operatic stage. And like the Breaking Bad musical before it, it's playing now.

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