Andrew C. McGibbon
EMMY® AWARD WINNER DEBRA MESSING JOINS
TONY® AND EMMY® AWARD WINNER DAVID HYDE PIERCE
AS CO-HOST OF
THE 79th ANNUAL DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS
FRIDAY, MAY 17TH
AT THE MARRIOTT MARQUIS TIMES SQUARE
2013 AWARDS HONORARY CO-CHAIRS INCLUDE
BOBBY CANNAVALE, ALAN CUMMING, EDIE FALCO, JUDITH IVEY,
NATHAN LANE, JUDITH LIGHT, PATINA MILLER, DONNA MURPHY,
FIONA SHAW, HOLLAND TAYLOR, CICELY TYSON AND MICHAEL URIE
2013 AWARD PRESENTERS INCLUDE
CYNDI LAUPER, MARY TYLER MOORE, TOMMY TUNE,
RACHEL CHAVKIN, PAM MACKINNON, DIANE PAULUS AND ALEX TIMBERS
New York, NY (May 8, 2013) – The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) has announced Emmy® Award winner Debra Messing will join Tony® and Emmy® Award winner David Hyde Pierce as co-host of the 79th Annual Drama League Awards. One of the high points of the theater season, the Awards Luncheon will be held Friday afternoon, May 17th at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) at noon.
“FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE BEATLES, THIS SHOW IS ABOUT AS GOOD AS IT GETS. THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING!”
- Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph
THE CONCERT THE WORLD WANTED TO SEE.
THE EXPERIENCE YOU’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER.
HIT PRODUCTION COMES TO BROADWAY THIS SUMMER,
DIRECT FROM LONDON’S WEST END
ORIGINAL PRODUCTION CONTINUES ITS CELEBRATED OPEN-ENDED RUN AT SAVOY THEATRE
PERFORMANCES BEGIN TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
AT BROADWAY’S ST. JAMES THEATRE
(May 8, 2013– New York, NY) The Fab Four will hit Broadway this summer in LET IT BE, a spectacular concert experience direct from London’s West End, where it continues its celebrated open-ended run, featuring 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits. Born as a West End production to celebrate the legendary band’s 50th anniversary, LET IT BE uses state-of-the-art projection technology and 3D sound to put audiences at the heart of The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces with live performances of songs including “Twist and Shout,” “She Loves You”and “Drive My Car,” “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” “Come Together”and, of course, “Let It Be.”
OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES
NOMINEES FOR 3RD ANNUAL
OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE AWARDS
The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 3rd Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2012-2013 season.
“I’ve never been more deeply moved by any theatrical production of any kind.
The Trip to Bountiful is without flaw.”
-Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal
“Soul Stirring and Flawless, *****!”
-David Cote, Time Out New York
“Cicely Tyson is remarkable.”
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times
TONY NOMINATED BEST REVIVAL
EXTENDS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
The critically acclaimed revival of Horton Foote’s American masterpiece, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, which had been scheduled for a 14-week limited engagement through July 7, will extend eight additional weeks and will now run through September 1, 2013. One of the most distinguished productions on Broadway, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL has been nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Actress in a Play (Cicely Tyson), Best Featured Actress in a Play (Condola Rashad), Best Sound Design for a Play (John Gromada), and Best Revival of a Play.
THE PECCADILLO THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS
THE FIRST MAJOR NEW YORK CITY REVIVAL OF
T H E S I L V E R C O R D
BY GONE WITH THE WIND
SCREENWRITER SIDNEY HOWARD
Performances Begin June 5 at Theatre at St. Clement’s
The Peccadillo Theater Company will present the first major NYC revival of Sidney Howard’s 1926 play THE SILVER CORDthis summer, directed by OBIE Award winner Dan Wackerman. Performances are set to begin June 5th, with the Opening on Tuesday, June 11th at 7pm at Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.)
FROM NBC'S "SMASH" AND BROADWAY'S 9 TO 5 AND WICKED
FROM BROADWAY'S MAMMA MIA! AND A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
TO STAR IN A STAGED READING OF
A NEW BROADWAY-BOUND PRODUCTION OF COLE PORTER'S
JULY 15, 16 AND 17 IN NEW YORK CITY
Producer Jonathan Burrows has announced that Megan Hilty (NBC's "Smash," Broadway's 9 to 5 and Wicked, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at Encores!) and Aaron Lazar (Broadway's Mamma Mia!, A Little Night Music, Les Miserables and The Light in the Piazza) will star in a staged reading of his Broadway-bound revival of the Cole Porter musical Can-Can. Hilty will star as Pistache and Lazar as Aristide in the by-invitation-only presentation on July 15, 16 and 17 in New York City.
THE TONY AWARD-NOMINATED PLAY
WILL PLAY ITS FINAL PERFORMANCE ON BROADWAY
SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013
The producers of the Tony Award-nominated play ORPHANS have announced that the Broadway production will play its final performance on SUNDAY, MAY 19 after 27 previews and 37 regular performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The production began performances on March 26 and opened on April 18. The Broadway production of Lyle Kessler’s ORPHANSstars Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge and is directed by Daniel Sullivan.
They have magic to do, just for you, do they ever. Diane Paulus has done it once again, taken a staple of the musical theatre catalog and breathed new life into it. The last time she did this on Broadway was Hair in 2009. Ms. Paulus’s new interpretation of Pippin is breathtaking (tweet this).
SIGNATURE THEATRE ANNOUNCES
BETTY BUCKLEY, HALLIE FOOTE and LOIS SMITH
WILL APPEAR IN THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
THE OLD FRIENDS
Directed by MICHAEL WILSON
PRODUCTION WILL REPLACE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED
EDWARD ALBEE’S LAYING AN EGG
2013-14 SEASON WILL ALSO INCLUDE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF BRANDEN JACOBS-JENKINS’ APPROPRIATE
2013-14 SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE AT SIGNATURETHEATRE.ORG
Signature Theatre (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin) announced a change to the theatre’s Legacy Program for the 2013-14 All-Premiere Season: the theatre will produce the World Premiere of Horton Foote’s THE OLD FRIENDS, directed by Michael Wilson and featuring Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote and Lois Smith. THE OLD FRIENDS replaces the previously announced EDWARD ALBEE’S LAYING AN EGG, which Signature remains committed to premiering in a future season.
NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS’ CIRCLE NAMES
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
BEST PLAY OF 2012-13
BEST MUSICAL AWARD TO MATILDA
SPECIAL CITATIONS AWARDED TO SOHO REP,
NEW YORK CITY CENTER’S ENCORES!,
AND JOHN LEE BEATTY
FULL VOTING DETAILS TO BE AVAILABLE AT DRAMACRITICS.ORG
New York – Friday, May 3, 2013 – Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, written by Christopher Durang, today won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award (NYDCC) for Best Play of the 2012-2013 season. Matilda received the award for Best Musical. The selections were made at the 78th annual voting meeting of the organization today at the offices of Time Out New York in Manhattan.