Tony Awards Watch: ‘The Band’s Visit’ Delivered A Personal Reckoning (And A Broadway Catchphrase) To Ari’el Stachel
Do you know Chet Baker? Among its other achievements, Broadway’s acclaimed musical The Band’s Visit has handed the theater community its best pick-up line in ages. Repeated with faux-debonnaire panache and minor variations to great comic effect by actor Ari'el Stachel in the supporting role of Haled, the self-styled ladies man and trumpet player in the tale’s Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra, the show’s unplanned catchphrase – equal parts earnestness and desperation… Read
Broadway’s ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Mean Girls’, ‘Angels In America’ Among Drama League Award Nominees – Complete List
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, Angels in America, the Denzel Washington-starrer The Iceman Cometh and the Tina Fey-penned Mean Girls were among the Broadway productions scoring nominations for this year’s New York Drama League awards.
The 2018 Broadway and Off-Broadway nominees were announced in the categories of Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical… Read
Sara Bareilles And Josh Groban Set To Host 72nd Annual Tony Awards
Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will host the 72nd Annual Tony Awards live from New York’s Radio City Music Hall, the awards producers announced today.
The awards are set for Sunday, June 10, 8 pm ET/delayed PT, on CBS.
Both Bareilles and Groban will be first-time hosts the show, each coming off recent Broadway successes. Bareilles starred in the hit Waitress, which she also composed the music and lyrics for, earning her first Tony Award nomination. She more… Read
Leonardo DiCaprio To Present Martin Scorsese With Inaugural Robert Osborne Award At TCM Classic Film Fest – Update
UPDATED, 12:14 PM: Organizers of the TCM Classic Film Festival said today that Leonardo DiCaprio will present the fest’s inaugural Robert Osborne Award to his frequent director Martin Scorsese. The hardware will be bestowed on opening night, April 26, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood
PREVIOUSLY, March 1: Martin Scorsese has been chosen as the first recipient of the TCM Classic Film Festival’s Robert Osborne Award in recognition of “his work as a film… Read
Tony Awards: ‘Frozen’ Eligible For Original Score; Other Decisions Announced
Broadway’s Frozen will be Tony Award-eligible for Best Original Score despite a portion of it – and “Let It Go”, of course – coming from the movie.
That eligibility determination was one of seven made today by the Tony Awards Administration Committee. Other decisions include Frozen actresses Caissie Levy and Patti Murin both eligible in the leading role category, and Andrew Garfield eligible as a Leading Actor among the large cast of Angels in America.
Many of the… Read
Tony Awards Watch: ‘Mean Girls’ Star Erika Henningsen Talks Tina Fey, #MeToo And Meeting (Or Not) Lindsay Lohan
Erika Henningsen was just a year out of the University of Michigan when she made her Broadway debut as Fantine in the 2015 revival of Les Miserables. Now, she’s back in high school for a production that has her graduating to both star status and critical acclaim: In the role that put Lindsay Lohan at the top of Hollywood’s hot list circa early 2000s, Henningsen plays Cady Heron, the sweet kid who transforms into one of the terrors who give Mean Girls its title.
As the… Read
Warren Beatty, Chita Rivera, Uma Thurman & Broadway Director Kenny Leon Named 2018 Actors Fund Honorees
The Actors Fund named Warren Beatty, Chita Rivera, Uma Thurman and film/theater director Kenny Leon (currently on Broadway with his new production of Children of a Lesser God), as its 2018 Medal of Honor recipients. The awards will be handed out at the Fund’s annual gala on Monday, May 14.
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chairman of The Actors Fund, called the recipients “four legends of the film, theater and dance worlds," adding "Their artistry represents the best of our… Read
Peabody Awards: ‘Insecure,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘One Day At A Time’ Among Nominees
The jurors for the 77th annual Peabody Awards announced today the 60 nominees representing the best in storytelling. From news to podcasting to entertainment, the nominees represent the most compelling and empowering in electronic media for 2017. Those among the nominated are HBO’s Insecure, the Emmy-winning Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale, Netflix’s Cuban reboot of One Day at a Time and more.
The awards ceremony will be hosted by Hasan Minhaj of The Daily Show with Trevor… Read
Jane Krakowski & Tituss Burgess Set To Announce Drama Desk Award Nominations
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt duo Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess will announce the nominations for the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards on Thursday, April 26, the organization announced today.
The awards ceremony, as previously announced, will be hosted by Michael Urie at Manhattan’s The Town Hall on Sunday, June 3.
“What an honor to have Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess announce this year’s Drama Desk Nominations,” said Gretchen Shugart, President of Arts and Culture of… Read
GLAAD Media Awards: Ricky Martin Returns As Special Guest; Logo To Air Ceremony
EXCLUSIVE: Latino icon Ricky Martin is set to return as a special guest at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 12. The LGBTQ media advocacy organization also announced today that the awards show will air exclusively on Logo on April 18 at 8 PM ET/PT.
The crossover pop star-actor recently appeared on Ryan Murphy’s critically acclaimed The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story on FX opposite Penelope Cruz, Darren Criss, and Edgar… Read
‘Hamilton’ Captures Seven Olivier Awards; ‘The Ferryman’ Wins Best New Play
Hamilton‘s revolutionary run is recording more milestones in the UK, with the Lin-Manuel Miranda show collecting seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical.
On the drama side, Jez Butterworth's Northern Irish drama The Ferryman was named Best New Play. It also snagged a Best Director Olivier for Sam Mendes and took Best Actress honors for Laura Donnelly.
Miranda and orchestrator Alex Lacamoire received the Outstanding Achievement in Music prize. Other Hamilton wins… Read
‘Okja’, ‘Megan Leavey’ & ‘The Simpsons’ Top Humane Society’s Genesis Awards
EXCLUSIVE: Okja, the Netflix parable film about a supersized pig and the theme of treatment of animals raised for food, and Bleecker Street’s military drama Megan Leavey, about the bond between a Marine and her combat dog, both have been named Outstanding Feature Film at 32nd annual Genesis Awards.
Presented by the Humane Society of the United States, the awards are designed to honor animal-protection themes in news and entertainment and are awarded in 18 categories… Read