Media Morsels 5.27.11
- Theatre Award Season Update
- Tony Presenters Announced - Among the starry presenters set to appear on the Tony broadcast on June 12 are Viola Davis, Patrick Wilson, Joel Grey and James Earl Jones. Visit tonyawards.com to find out who else will be presenting!
- Drama League Awards - Winners included War Horse, The Book of Mormon, The Normal Heart, Anything Goes and Mark Rylance. Visit Playbill.com for a full list of winners. Visit Broadwayworld.com for photos of both the women and men.
- Drama Desk Awards - Winners included (again) War Horse, The Book of Mormon, The Normal Heart, Anything Goes as well as Sutton Foster, Norbert Leo Butz, Peter and the Starcatcher and See Rock City and Other Destinations. Visit Playbill.com for a full list of winners. Visit Broadwayworld.com for full photo coverage, including arrivals, part one and part two and the press room.
- Outer Critics Circle Awards - These award winners were previously announced but this week the winners were honored during a celebration at Sardi's. Visit Broadwayworld.com for photo coverage.
- Michael Esper: First Person
Want to know what the last couple of years have been like for Michael Esper, who has recently immersed himself in not one but two incredible shows? The accomplished actor has been going back and forth between American Idiot and The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He was involved in developmental workshops and out of town try outs of both productions, as well as seeing both pieces of art to their New York debuts. Visit Broadway.com to read what Esper has to say about the whirlwind experience.
- Catch Me Treats
- Want to swoon? Check out this video of Aaron Tveit and the cast and orchestra of Catch Me if You Can recording the show's opening number, "Live in Living Color." The original Broadway cast recording is now available on iTunes and available for pre-order from sh-k-boom.com. (CDs will ship on June 9.)
- Look who caught Catch Me this week - it's none other than Tony host Neil Patrick Harris!
- Catch Catch Me on tour, starting in Providence, Rhode Island. (...Which just happens to be the setting for the uber funny movie, Safe Men.)
- Josh Gad Cue & A
Want to know interesting tidbits about The Book of Mormon's Tony nominated co-star, Josh Gad? Watch this video Cue & A!
- City Ballet
Good news! New York City Ballet's 2011-2012 season has been announced and current subscribers can now renew their subscriptions. It's going to be an incredible season with lots of new works. There will be two new Peter Martins ballets (including one scored by Sir Paul!); two new Christopher Wheeldon ballets, one a world premiere and one a NYCB premiere; and one new Benjamin Millepied ballet. Plus, favorites, like Interplay, Polyphonia and Fancy Free, and classics, like Apollo and Stravinsky Violin Concerto, are also on the schedule. Visit nycballet.com to stay up to date.
- Babs and Seth Rogen Team Up on Screen
Funnyman Seth Rogen will play onscreen son to Barbra Streisand in the upcoming My Mother's Curse. The movie is set to be released in 2012 and follows Rogen's character as he tries to sell a product while also reuniting his mom with a long lost love. The movie is written by Dan Fogelman, who also penned the upcoming Crazy Stupid Love. Visit Playbill.com for more details.
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