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The Last Journey…Westport

Photography: Barry Gordin

Charles Busch, Tricia Walsh-Smith
Peter Strauss, Tazewell Thompson, Jodi Schoenbrun Carter
Jim Randolph, Ward Morehouse, Dr. Donna Gaines
Carolyn Cantor, Patrick Christiano
Philip Smith, Tricia Walsh-Smith
Molly Ward, Jack Doulin, Sarah Grace Wilson, Debargo Sanyal
Charles Busch, Patricia Conolly, Rose Billings

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Melba Moore Celebrates

As a part of Black History Month, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts celebrated with a concert, "Melba Moore On Broadway" at their Whitman Hall Theatre. The Tony Award winning Melba Moore began her career in the ground breaking musical "Hair", where she eventually replaced Diane Keaton, becoming the first black actress to replace a white actress in a lead role on Broadway.

Photo by Barry Gordin

 

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Tammy Grimes

The two time Tony Award winning Broadway icon Tammy Grimes charmed a sold out audience of friend with songs and tales about her fascinating life at the Metropolitan Room.                     Photos By Rose Billings & Barry Gordin 

Tommy Tune, Tammy Grimes

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Wynn Handman Honored

In celebration of the 45th Anniversary of The American Place Theatre, The Players hosted a cocktail reception at their Gramercy Park South club, where they honored the theater's Aritstic Director Wynn Handman, a unique figure for over 50 years in New York theater.
Photos by John Wegorzewski & Barry Gordin

Wynn Handman
David Kener, Bruce Michael
Randie Levine-Miller, Tony Roberts
Tessa Ferrer, Bobby Abid
Linda Burns, Rose Billings
John Wegorzewski, Ed Callaghan, Tony Vargas

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Drama Desk At The Friars Club

52nd ANNUAL DRAMA DESK AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED AT THE FRIARS CLUB IN NYC

Photography : Ginger Propper

Beth Leavel, James Naughton, Randie Levine-Miller
James Naughton, Beth Leavel
Robert R. Blume, Roy A. Somlyo
Richie Ridge, Lillian Wolf
Barbara Siegel, Jamie deRoy
Andrea Reese, David Gibbs
Beth Leavel, James Naughton
Beth Leavel, James Naughton, Randie Levine-Miller, Robert Blume, Lauren Class Schneider

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Frost/Nixon Opening Night

Barbara Walters, David Frost

The Donmar Warehouse's original production of Peter Morgan/s new play "Frost/Nixon opened on Broadway and the evening directed by Michael Grandage is dynamic all around. The dramatic tale recounting how David Frost scored the 1977 interview with Nixon, and how television humbled, the already discrased President Nixon is compelling theater with terrific performances by both Frank Langella as the President and Michael Sheen as David Frost. The highly anticipated production was an acclaimed hit in London last year. The after party was at Tavern On The Green."Frost/Nixon" opened on April 22, 2007 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Ave for a limited 20 week run.For tickets call 212-239-6200 or visit the box office.

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In a Dark Dark House

Two vastly different brothers confront their traumatic past in Neil LaBute’s latest offering In a Dark Dark House, a mysteriously twisted tale of sibling rivalry and abuse that despite a powerfully volatile performance by Frederick Weller in the central role, curiously lacks tension. MCC Theater is presenting the world premier of the new drama Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, where the play opened a limited run engagement just last week.

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2007 Tony Awards Red Carpet

Photos: Barry Gordin
Christine Ebersole, Michael Borowski
Vanessa Williams, Martha Plimpton
Bebe Neuwirth
Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber
Philip Smith, Tricia Walsh-Smith

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Around The Town

The Wing’s Spring Gala

Carol Channing, Tommy Tune

The American Theatre Wing honored theater legends, Carol Channing, James Earl Jones, and Tommy Tune at their lavish Spring Gala held again at Cipriani. The 61st Annual Tony Awards, founded by the Wing, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall this Sunday June 10th, from 8:00 – 11:00 CBS. For more information on the American Theatre Wing's diverse activities go to www.AmericanTheatreWing.org

James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander

Photogrpahy by Barry Gordin

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Legally Blonde

Omigod I think Broadway’s Palace Theater totally has a huge hit with the new musical Legally Blonde. Based on the Reese Witherspoon film of the same name, the savvy new show is an effervescent delight, bristling with non stop energy for almost two and a half hours of lively fun. First time Broadway director Jerry Mitchell rarely lets up on the frenzied pace and I doubt the target audience will care one iota. The smart creative team has delivered the message of being true to yourself in a candy coated; pastel colored package that explodes with oomph bombarding the senses like an overdose of adrenalin.

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2007 Tony Awards

 

 

The rock musical Spring Awakening by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater took home eight Tonys including Best Musical making the ground breaking show the big winner at the 2007 Tony Awards presented live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday. Tom Stoppard's three part epic tale The Coast of Utopia stunningly produced by Lincoln Center was right behind winning seven awards including Best Pay, Director, Lighting, Scenic Design, Costumes, and Acting Awards for Billy Crudup and Jennifer Ehle. Besides Best Musical Spring Awakening took Best Book, Director, Music & Lyrics, Orchestrations, Lighting, Choreography, and Featured Actor in a Musical for John Gallagher, Jr.

Frank Langella, Christine Ebersole, Julie White, David Hyde Pierce

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Boyd Gaines in Journey’s End

By Ellis Nassour

Boyd Gaines, the Tony and DD-winner for Contact and Tony winner for Roundabout’s 1993 revival of She Loves Me, has starred in such musicals as the 1995 revival of Company [as Bobby] and the Lincoln Center Theatre revival of Anything Goes.
However, he's proved himself equally adept in heavy dramas, such as Roundabout’s recent Twelve Angry Men revival and The Heidi Chronicles, for which he won his first Tony. Now, he’s doing it again in the revival of Journey’s End, which started previews last night. It’s one of the most dramatic and provocative roles he’s played in a drama that has a fascinating past.

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Frost/Nixon

Frank Langella

Frank Langella is Richard M. Nixon, the 37th President of the United States and his towering portrayal of our disgraced leader is at the center of the briskly entertaining new play Frost/Nixon by Peter Morgan. In his story, Morgan dramatizes the account of the 1977 television interviews between the TV personality David Frost and the post Watergate Nixon as a winner take all prize fight between two hungry opponents. Michael Sheen playing Frost is Langella’s worthy adversary and watching the two consummate actors go at each other with all the skills in their arsenal is thrilling indeed.

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Radio Golf

Tonya Pinkins

An immensely entertaining Radio Golf, the final play by the late great playwright August Wilson has arrived on Broadway in a handsomely staged production by Kenny Leon that bristles with forceful urgency. Convincingly performed by an outstanding cast of five, Wilson’s potent story has numerous plot twists that bring added dimension and suspense to his compelling tale.

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SPOTLIGHT ON DRAMA DESK AWARDS

Kristin Chenoweth
Vanessa Redgrave

The Coast of Utopia and Spring Awakening were the big winner at the 2006/2007 Drama Desk Awards winning Outstanding Play and Outstanding Musical respectively in an evening that featured many wins by our British colleagues.
British playwright, Tom Stoppard's epic trilogy of 19th century Russian intellectuals,The Coast of Utopia, stunningly produced by Lincoln Center took home 7 awards at the ceremony hosted by Broadway darling Kristin Chenoweth. Besides being named Outstanding Play the saga won for Director Jack O'Brien and Martha Plimpton, Featured Actress in a Play, as well as awards for Sets, Lighting, and Costumes.

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