Friday, April 29, 2011

Media Morsels 4.29.11

  • Farewell, American Idiot
    My beloved American Idiot has ended its Broadway run. While I wasn't able to attend the rocking performance (I was seeing American Idiot alumnus Michael Esper in iHo), reports tell of a glorious final Broadway bow, capped by an hour-long Green Day concert. Take a look at these Broadway.com photos of the final curtain call and then watch the video below, which includes producers Ira Pittleman and Tom Hulce and director Michael Mayer giving their curtain speeches. (Never fear, rage+lovers: American Idiot will go on tour and launch international productions!)

  • Theatre Award Season Update
    With Tony nominations right around the corner (Tuesday, May 3), theatre award season is in full swing. This week, the Outer Critics Circle, the Drama League and the Astaire Awards nominations were announced. Visit my tumblr for the full list of nominees (taken from Playbill.com), along with my commentary, for the OCC Awards and the Drama League Awards. Visit Playbill.com for Astaire Award nominations, including ones for Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster, and for the winners of the first annual Off-Broadway Alliance awards. And don't forget to check back on Tuesday for Tony award nominations. (The Tony committee met one last time to determine eligibility. Visit Playbill.com for the full report.) Keep those fingers crossed for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson! (Stay up to date on theatre award dates by visiting Broadwayworld.com's comprehensive calendar page.)

    In addition to the above mentioned awards, today the Drama Desk nominations were announced. You can read the full list of nominees on Playbill.com; I will say that I'm very glad to see See Rock City and Other Destinations represented on this list, and I'm thrilled they're singling out Reed Birney for his continued excellence in the theatre. However, I'm sad to see that Aaron Tveit wasn't nominated for Catch Me.

    And, dear readers, it's your turn to vote: Choose your favorites in the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. Decisions are made by people who show up - so show up, theatre fans!

  • Boardwalk Empire, Season 2 Tease

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