Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Popdose duties, so save me the aisle seat, and thanks for dropping by.
Saturday, June 09, 2012
Friday, June 01, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Plus Death Takes a Holiday, Nice Work if You Can Get It, and Richard III, and others in the usual potpourri derived from the bustling New York theater scene. I was a nominator once, and, like Sally in Follies (pictured), I felt like I was "losing my mind" as I saw all those shows. But away we go. The awards will be held on June 3.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Writer-producer-director wunderkind Joss Whedon, that is, represented by no less than two films this week as the world awaits his superheroic mashup The Avengers: the monster mash The Cabin in the Woods (pictured) and the doc Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope. Let's give the man a hand!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Reviewed for Live Design magazine, Death of a Salesman with Philip Seymour Hoffman and the late, unmourned revisal of Carrie. And, for Theater News Online, a largely successful screen to stage adaptation (pictured). The cast album is gorgeous, by the way.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Friday, March 09, 2012
Friday, March 02, 2012
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Hangin' with Tom Cruise as I (finally) tackle a Top 10 movie list for Popdose, just in time for tonight's thing. Check my Twitter feed below for my Oscar picks and cast your ballot accordingly.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Ah, Audra. And two more plays on and Off Broadway. (Broadway, land of Smash, which had its moments last night, if not the most compelling first episode. I hear it improves--the American Idol beginning was amusing, the other more embedded nods to that type of performing not so much-- and with a roster of local talent to draw from how could it not?)
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Here's the release. Pictured is the outstanding design for The Normal Heart.
"Six theater artists will be honored by the Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee during the presentation of its 47th Annual Awards in a luncheon ceremony this winter. Eighty-six theater artists were nominated for outstanding work in 61 productions presented during the 2010-2011 New York season.
These annual awards honor designers for work in venues on Broadway, Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway, recognizing not only the traditional categories of Scenic Design, Costume Design and Lighting Design, but also "Notable Effects," which encompass sound, music, video, puppetry and other creative elements. All nominated designs must have originated in United States productions. The Hewes Awards Committee considered more than 200 productions when making its nominations.
John Lee Beatty extends his record of honors with his seventh Hewes Award; William Ivey Long receives his fourth; Jeff Croiter, David Rockwell and Batwin+Robin each receive their first such honor. Beatty, Long, Rockwell, Ben Stanton, David Zinn and Catherine Zuber led all nominees with three nominations each. Eight other designers received two nominations for their work during the 2010-2011 season.
Theatre for a New Audience's production of Notes From Underground and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's production of The Hallway Trilogy each received four distinct nominations to lead all other contenders. Broadway productions of Anything Goes, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and Good People received three nominations each, as did the Signature Theatre Company's Angels in America, New York Theatre Workshop's Peter and the Starcatcher and Three Pianos, the Public Theater's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures and Manhattan Theatre Club's The Whipping Man. Another 10 productions on, Off and Off Off Broadway each received two nominations.
The HHDA Committee named honorees in four categories: Scenic Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design and Notable Effects. As of the 2011 awards, the Committee has bestowed 277 honors on 174 artists representing 191 productions.
Originally known as the Maharam Awards at their inception in 1965, the Hewes Awards were later known as the American Theatre Wing Design Awards in honor of the Wing’s generous sponsorship. They were renamed in 1999 for noted critic Henry Hewes, who created the awards and served as a board member of the American Theatre Wing until his death in 2006 at age 89.
2011 HENRY HEWES DESIGN AWARDS HONOREES
John Lee Beatty
The Whipping Man (Manhattan Theatre Club)
William Ivey Long
The School for Lies (Classic Stage Company)
Peter and the Starcatcher (NY Theatre Workshop)
(Scenery and Projections)
The Normal Heart (Broadway)
The Normal Heart (Broadway)"