Tony Update The 2012 Tonys now have a date. As I suspected, the 66th Annual Tony Awards will be handed out from the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 10. Several technical awards will be handed out (and not televised) at 7pm, and the CBS broadcast will begin at 8pm. Look for lots of shows to open this spring before the April 25 Tony eligibility deadline (see two examples below), and stay tuned for updates, like who will host. (Let's get Neil Patrick Harris to host for a third time!) Also, what do you think of this year's Tony logo, at right?
Starstuff Coming to Broadway Another show competing for Tony love will be Peter and the Starcatcher, the terrific Peter Pan prequel that ran off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop last February. It was magical and inventive and wonderfully playful, and now it's coming to Broadway. It will play at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre beginning March 28, and will celebrate its official opening on April 15. Tickets go on sale on February 13. Casting has not been announced, but I'm hoping that NYTW cast members Adam Chanler-Berat, Celia Keenan Bolger and Christian Borle will reprise their roles. Stay tuned for details!
Bruce Springsteen's New Record The Boss got back in the studio and recorded new music! As reported by Rolling Stone, his 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, will "drop" on March 6th. You can listen to the first single, "We Take Care of Our Own," on his official website, brucespringsteen.net. (Or you can listen/watch below.) It's a great track - driving and powerful - and if it's any indication of the rest of the record, we can expect an amazing new set of songs.
Award Season Update The Golden Globes are behind us, Oscar nominations come out on Tuesday the 24th and the SAG Awards are next Sunday (the 29th). But this week, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Award nominees were announced. The most notable thing about the list of nominees is that it's heavy on the British spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and leaves off Alexander Payne and Woody Allen in the directing category. BAFTA awards will be presented on February 12. (More across the pond awards: the London Film Critics' Circle name The Artist the film of the year. See the full list of winners at thewrap.com.)
Now. Here. This. Team [title of show] is at it again. Now. Here. This., the latest collaboration between Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, Jeff Bowen, Michael Berresse and Larry Pressgrove, will return to the Vineyard Theatre this spring. Over the summer, it had a week-long lab run (it was amazing - and made my list of favorite things in 2011); this time, it will receive a full, multi-week run at the venerable off-Broadway venue, running from March 7 through April 15. (It may be extended, but there's no guarantee.) Visit vineyardtheatre.org to book your tickets today!
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