The 67th Annual Tony Awards were held on June 9, 2013, to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2012–2013 season.
The ceremony was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and was broadcast live on CBS television. Neil Patrick Harris was the host, for the fourth time (his third consecutive year hosting).
Best Play: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
Best Musical: Kinky Boots.
Best Book of a Musical: Matilda the Musical
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Kinky Boots.
Best Revival of a Play: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Revival of a Musical: Pippin.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Tracy Letts, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Play: Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Billy Porter, Kinky Boots.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Patina Miller, Pippin.
The 67th Annual Tony Awards were held on June 9, 2013, to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2012–2013 season
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Courtney B. Vance, Lucky Guy.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Judith Light, The Assembled Parties.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Gabriel Ebert, Matilda the Musical.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Andrea Martin, Pippin.
Best Direction of a Play: Pam MacKinnon, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Direction of a Musical: Diane Paulus, Pippin
Best Choreography: Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots
Best Orchestrations: Stephen Oremus, Kinky Boots
Best Scenic Design of a Play: John Lee Beatty, The Nance
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Rob Howell, Matilda the Musical
Best Costume Design of a Play: Ann Roth, The Nance
Best Costume Design of a Musical: William Ivey Long, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Best Lighting Design of a Play: Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, Lucky Guy
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Hugh Vanstone, Matilda the Musical
Best Sound Design of a Play: Leon Rothenberg, The Nance
Best Sound Design of a Musical: John Shivers, Kinky Boots
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Bernard Gersten, Paul Libin, Ming Cho Lee
Regional Theatre Award: Huntington Theatre Company
Isabelle Stevenson Award: Larry Kramer
Samsung Galaxy S4 has been launched last night revealing a last generation smart phone complete with a gallery of never-before-seen technology.
In a much-hyped public event, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S4 with an array of new features, including a few triggered with simply a wave of the hand.
The event at New York’s Radio City Music Hall – which featured a live orchestra, bubbly master of ceremonies and even a tap dance number – was streamed on Samsung’s YouTube channel.
Samsung Galaxy S4, which crams a 5-inch 1080p screen into body slightly smaller than the S III’s, will go sale globally in the April to June period.
Skinny but durable, the S4 is 69 mm wide, and 7.9 mm thick. It weighs just 130 grams, and is encased in polycarbonate.
The newest features involve different options for navigation. If the phone senses someone is looking at the screen, the user can tilt it forward or backwards to scroll up and down a Web page.
That feature falls slightly short of what some consumers may have expected after the New York Times reported that the phone would be able to scroll automatically by tracking readers’ eyes.
But what it can do is sense when it has someone’s attention. When a video is playing the stream will automatically pause if the person looks away from the device and it will restart when the eyes come back to the screen.
Texting while driving will be a thing of the past, as the smart phone’s voice recognition feature has the capability to dictate, reply, forward and save messages using only verbal commands.
The same voice recognition can be seen in the translator feature, which can understand nine languages.
Samsung has also made efforts to combat the issue of messy fingerprints, with a screen that now senses fingers hovering just above the screen, and applications that react.
The Mail application shows the first few lines of an email when a finger hovers above it in the list, and the Gallery application shows an expanded thumbnail.
Users can control some other applications by making gestures in the air above the phone.
In the browser, you can command the screen to scroll up by swiping from top to bottom a few inches from the phone.
The Camera application can now use both the front and rear cameras simultaneously, and can insert a picture of the photographer even as he or she is capturing the scene in front of them.
Samsung Galaxy S4 also has an erase feature, which allows the phone to take several pictures of a subject, then create a composite of the images to remove an unwanted photobomber.
In the US, Galaxy S4 will be sold by all four national carriers – Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA – as well as by smaller ones US Cellular and Cricket.
Samsung did not say what the phone will cost, but it can be expected to start at $200 with a two-year contract in the US.
JK Shin, the executive in charge of Samsung’s mobile communications division, promised the money would be well spent for a “life companion” that will “improve the way most people live every day”.
Samsung Galaxy S4, which crams a 5-inch 1080p screen into body slightly smaller than the S III’s, will go sale globally in the April to June period
Slightly thinner than its predecessor, the Galaxy S4 will go on sale next month.
The skinny but durable handset includes such special features as voice-recognition text messaging, translator software that can recognize 9 languages and an incredible touchscreen technology that toggles some features just by waving your finger.
It uses apps like Samsung’s WatchOn to bring on-demand video straight to the phone.
The cameras on each side of Galaxy S4 can be used in sync with each other, planting the photographer inside the photo he or she is taking. It also has an erase feature.
The phone also utilizes HomeSync, a way to store data on a cloud – and beam a photo across the world to be viewed on the home TV. Speaking of television, the smart phone can double as the remote
SAMSUNG GALAXY S4
Height: 136.6 mm (5.38 inches)
Width: 69 mm (2.72 inches)
Depth: 7.9 mm (0.31 inches)
Weight: 130 grams (4.59 ounces)
Pixel density: 441 per inch
Display: 1920-by-1080 pixels
Network speeds: 3G and 4G LTE Lite
Camera: 13 megapixel in back-facing camera, 2 megapixel in front-facing
Voice recognition: Can translate 9 languages and utilizes voice-activated tools that can dictate, reply, forward or save text messages
Built-in apps: Video chat; internet browser; Gmail; Google Talk, Google Play Store; infrared LED; Google Maps; YouTube
Processor: 1.9GHz quad-core processor or 1.6GHz octa-core processor
Internal memory: 16GB; 32GB; or 64GB
Other memory: Data stored in Samsung’s HomeSync – a household cloud service
Battery: 2,600 mAh
Operating system: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Samsung Galaxy S4 will be unveiled in New York on Wednesday and rumors are the device will feature eye control.
Galaxy S4’s predecessor, the S3, already had a feature called Smart Stay that detected if users were looking at the screen.
But Galaxy S4 is expected to have revolutionary functions such as “eye pause” and “eye scroll”, which will let users scroll around apps and websites simply by moving their eyes.
Since its launch last year, Galaxy S3 briefly outsold the iPhone 4S but after the release of the iPhone 5, Apple have regained the top spot.
However, Galaxy S4 is predicted to become the biggest seller when it hits the stores in a few weeks thanks to rumored technological improvements such as wireless charging.
It is also expected to be powered by an eight core processing chip, compared to the iPhone’s two, and to have a larger screen – 5in compared to 4.8in on the S3.
Samsung Galaxy S4 will be unveiled in New York on Wednesday and rumors are the device will feature eye control
Other leaks suggest Galaxy S4 will have a 13 megapixel camera, as opposed to the iPhone’s eight.
Francisco Jeronimo, from technology analysis firm IDC, said: “Apple is not the one leading the market. I wouldn’t be surprised if the new Samsung device sells more than the new Apple device over the next two years.”
Galxy S4’s launch ceremony will be held at the famous Radio City Music Hall and will be broadcast live in Times Square.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung have released a few teaser advertisements for the phone, which show a boy’s face being lit up by a golden glow as he opens a box containing the S4, with the catchline “one of the most amazing products to hit the market since TVs went color”.