- NYC Ballet Season Begins!
City Ballet's 2011-2012 has begun! Here are a couple of treats:
- Dancers' Must Sees
City Ballet's soloist and corps dancers, who are featured in this season's beautifully photographed (by Henry Leutwyler) marketing campaign, tell you which ballets included in the 2011-2012 season are must sees. For example, Ana Sophia Scheller (pictured in the promo shot, at right) says, "You can't help but see that Allegro Brillante is a joy to dance." And Rebecca Krohn, Likolani Brown and Sean Suozzi like one the few Balanchine ballets I like, Stravinsky Violin Concerto. Visit nycballet.com/mustsee to find out what other dancers want you to see this season, and then visit nycballet.com to purchase tickets.
Robbie Fairchild Meets Sir Paul!
If you've been following my Morsels about the 2011-2012 season, then you know that Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins is choreographing a new ballet set to a score composed by Sir Paul McCartney. The ballet, called Ocean's Kingdom, will debut this month and starring in the ballet as the prince is my favorite principal dancer, Robbie Fairchild! Fairchild recently spoke to Pointe Magazine about what it was like to meet Sir Paul while he (Fairchild) was practically naked!
- Side by Side by Susan Blackwell
In this episode: Jonathan Groff. Susan Blackwell. Goats. You must watch!
- Creative Arts Emmys
While the Emmys Award that many of you will tune in to watch be handed out is this Sunday, last weekend the Creative Arts Emmys were handed out, honoring excellence in writing, make up, cinematography and other design and technical elements, plus guest-star awards. HBO led the pack (as they very well might on Sunday - tune in at 8pm to Fox) with 15 wins, including Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series for Boardwalk Empire. (Those four Michaels are fantastic! The Empire strikes back on the 25th!!!). The 64th Annual Tony Awards took home two awards, and SNL funny men and woman Seth Meyers, John Mulaney (who I saw perform stand up a couple of weeks ago - watch for his very funny special on Comedy Central), Katreese Barnes and Justin Timberlake (who, again, took home an award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearance on SNL) won the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics Award for the song Timberlake sang in his opening monologue. Visit emmys.com for the full list of winners.
In other Emmy news, the list of presenters at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards is growing. The list now includes Lea Michele, Don Cheadle and
Sam SeabornRob Lowe, who join previously announced Juliana Margulies (I can't wait for The Good Wife. It's now on Sundays and premieres on the 25th, the same night as Boardwalk Empire.), Sofia Vergara and the funniest husband and wife team since Burns and Allen, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett. Tune in this Sunday night as the awards are presented with the help of host Jane Lynch.
- Foo Fighters Rock on Conan (Again!!!)
- Dig This
- Former Hippie (he was Woof in Hair) and current Emcee (in Reprise Theatre's production of Cabaret) Bryce Ryness fills out Playbill.com's Cue & A.
- Stephen Sondheim also makes puzzles.
- You can thank Captain Obvious for this one: A The Book of Mormon movie adaptation is on the horizon.
- Kristen Chenoweth may be headed back to Broadway (possibly with Hugh Jackman) in On the Twentieth Century.
- Leap of Faith, a musical stage adaptation of the Steve Martin film, may be headed to Broadway, after the creatives revamped the LA iteration.
- Check out this preview of what's happening this fall on HBO: