Media Morsels 10.21.11
- Watch The Nutcracker on Your TV!
As part of the Live from Lincoln Center series, PBS will bring George Balanchine's The Nutcracker into you homes on December 14 at 8pm. The live performance of City Ballet's The Nutcracker will be filmed (from eight different camera locations, according to the announcement) and broadcast to your living rooms (or wherever your TV is!) This performance will, of course, feature New York City Ballet principal dancers as well as 50 children from the School of American Ballet. Seeing a performance of The Nutcracker is a nice, family-friendly winter tradition, and now PBS is making it easier to enjoy! (NOTE: If you are in New York, and want to see the dancing snowflakes and Sugarplum Fairy live on stage, head over to the State Theatre between November 25 and December 31. Visit nycballet.com for more information and to purchase tickets.)
In other City Ballet news, check out these gorgeous photos of the beautiful dancers making up the company. Photos were taken by Henry Leutwyler, and City Ballet fans will recognize many of the photos from both the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 promotional materials. I'm particularly fond of this one capturing Sterling Hyltin's glow (Hyltin looks just like SJP in this one); this terrific tutu shot (also above); and this one, with newlyweds Andrew Vyette and Megan Fairchild.
- Star Stuff Coming to Broadway!
I gotta crow: Peter and the Starcatcher is coming to Broadway in 2012! This magical stage adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's Peter Pan prequel played at the New York Theatre Workshop this past winter, and now producers confirm it is coming to Broadway this spring. According to the announcement, the off-Broadway creative team is on board for the Broadway run; this includes co-directors Roger Rees (that's Lord John Marbury to The West Wing fans) and Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). No casting as been announced; ditto a theatre and exact dates. Check back regularly for updates!
- Award Season Update
The nominees for this year's Gotham Awards, which honor independent films, were announced this week. Alexander Payne's The Descendants, which stars George Clooney and will be released on November 23 (the same day The Muppets hits screens), received multiple nominations, as did The Tree of Life and Martha Marcy May Marlene, the latter of which has been gaining lots of buzz since Sundance and opens in select theaters today. Winners will be announced November 28. Visit thewrap.com for the full list of nominations.
- Joe Iconis Interview, Part One
Did you miss part one of my interview with Joe Iconis, posted earlier this week? No worries! You can find it right here. And check back next week for the second installment.
- Dig This
- American Idiot begins its first national tour in Toronto this December. Visit americanidiotthemusical.com for details.
- Comedy legend Carl Reiner was feted last week, receiving a tribute from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Deadline.com has the details.
- The Lyons, which opened on October 11, has been given a second and final extension. The caustic new Nicky Silver play will now run at the Vineyard Theatre through November 20.
- Sutton Foster talks to Broadway.com about getting into character as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes.
- Happy Birthday, Aaron Tveit! In honor of the talented performer's birthday, here's a video of him singing the incredible "Goodbye" from Catch Me if You Can.