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Meet The Nominees – ROSEMARY HARRIS, THE ROYAL FAMILY – BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

ROSEMARY HARRIS


NOMINATIONS/WINS:

TONY Awards – Nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play

Drama League Awards – A Previous Distinguished Performance Award winner, Ms. Harris will be recognized at the ceremony

Outer Critic’s Circle – Nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

This is Ms. Harris’ ninth Tony nomination.  She was previously nominated for her work in Waiting in the Wings, A Delicate Balance, Hay Fever, Pack of Lies, Heartbreak House, the 1976 revival of The Royal Family, and Old Times; she won for her role in The Lion in Winter.       

LINKS:

Production Website: www.mtc-nyc.org/TheRoyalFamily

Production Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/mtc_nyc

Production Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ManhattanTheatreClub

Production Youtube Page: www.youtube.com/MTCBroadway

IMDB.com: www.imdb.com/RosemaryHarris

Wikipedia.org: www.wikipedia.org/RosemaryHarris

BIOGRAPHY:

ROSEMARY HARRIS (Fanny Cavendish) Broadway: A Delicate Balance, Waiting in the Wings, An Inspector Calls, Hay Fever, Pack of Lies, Heartbreak House, The Royal Family, A Streetcar Named Desire, Old Times, The Lion In Winter. Six years with APA, two years with APA-Phoenix at The Lyceum. Royal National Theatre: Women of Troy, The Petition, Hamlet, Uncle Vanya. Films: Spiderman, Tom & Viv. Televison: “Notorious Woman,” “Holocaust.” 

 

THE ROYAL FAMILY montage 


Read ‘The Tangle of Branches in a Royal Tree’ from The New York Times: CLICK HERE

Listen to ‘The Leonard Lopate Show: THE ROYAL FAMILY on Broadway’ on WNYC.org: CLICK HERE

Read ‘PLAYBILL.COM’S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Rosemary Harris.’ CLICK HERE

Read ‘Rosemary Harris: My Royal Family Reunion’ on Broadway.com: CLICK HERE

Read ‘Climbing THE ROYAL FAMILY Tree’ on Playbill.com: CLICK HERE

 


“Rosemary Harris and Jan Maxwell are giving the kind of performance that turn agnostics into true believers. It’s something close to a miracle.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Rosemary Harris gives a thrilling and ravishing performance.” – Linda Winer, Newsday

“A fine showcase for two marvelous actresses, Jan Maxwell and Rosemary Harris. They are a joy to behold. Maxwell’s elegant, high-cheekboned beauty and comic dexterity suit the part perfectly. It’s impossible to imagine an actress who would be more likable or funnier. Harris similarly makes us laugh and breaks our heart.” – Elysa Gardner, USA Today


PRODUCTION PHOTO:

[Pictured: Rosemary Harris (Fanny Cavendish)]

www.mtc-nyc.org/TheRoyalFamily

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Meet The Nominees – JAN MAXWELL, THE ROYAL FAMILY – BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY & LEND ME A TENOR – BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

JAN MAXWELL


NOMINATIONS/WINS:

THE ROYAL FAMILY

TONY Awards – Nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Outer Critic’s Circle – Nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play

Drama Desk Awards – Nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play

Drama League Awards – Distinguished Performance Award

LEND ME A TENOR

TONY Awards – Nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Outer Critic’s Circle – Winner for Outstanding Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Drama League – Distinguished Performance Award

LINKS:

Broadwayworld.com: www.BroadwayWorld.com/JanMaxwell

Production Website: www.mtc-nyc.org/TheRoyalFamily

Production Website: www.LendMeATenorOnBroadway.com

Production Twitter Page: www.Twitter.com/MTC_NYC

Production Twitter Page: www.Twitter.com/LendTenorNYC

BIOGRAPHY:

JAN MAXWELL. Broadway: Lend Me A Tenor (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), The Royal Family, Coram Boy (Tony, Drama Desk nominatons), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang(Drama Desk Award, Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Sixteen Wounded (Drama Desk nomination), A Doll’s House(OCC Nom), The Sound of Music (OCC Nom), The Dinner Party (OCC Award), Brian Friel’s Dancing At Lughnasa, and City of Angels. Off-Broadway: Howard Barker’s Scenes From An Execution (Drama Desk nom.) and Camille (Potomac Theatre Project/NYC), Anton Dudley’s Substitution, Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Drama Desk, OCC nom.), Tina Howe’s translation of Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano (Atlantic Theatre), Jules Feiffer’s A Bad Friend (Lincoln Center), Israel Horovitz’s My Old Lady(Lortel Award, Drama Desk nom),Opening Doors (Carnegie Hall), Alan Ayckbourn’s House and Garden (MTC), The Seagull(Kennedy Center). TV: PBS’ “AIDS: Changing the Rules,” “Law & Order,” “Gossip Girl.”

Watch a clip from LEND ME A TENOR featuring Jan Maxwell & Anthony LaPaglia: CLICK HERE

Read Jan Maxwell in Broadway.com on LEND ME A TENOR and being a double nominee: CLICK HERE 

Read an article on Jan Maxwell from THE ROYAL FAMILY on Playbill.com: CLICK HERE

Read an article on THE ROYAL FAMILY in the NY Times: CLICK HERE

 

The Royal Family:

“Jan Maxwell and Rosemary Harris are giving the kind of performance that turn agnostics into true believers. It’s something close to a miracle.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Effervescent! This comedy is graced with a terrific collection of actors. Jan Maxwell hilariously raises neurotic indecision to a fine art.” – Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

Lend Me A Tenor:

“Maxwell is DELICIOUSLY SERPENTINE as the tenor’s beleaguered, but hardly long-suffering wife.” – Linda Winer, NEWSDAY

“Jan Maxwell is LIVING LAUGHING GAS as his hissing, howling hellcat of a wife, Maria.” – Joe Dziemianowicz, DAILY NEWS

PRODUCTION PHOTOS:

 

[Pictured: Jan Maxwell (Maria) LEND ME A TENOR]

 

[Pictured: Jan Maxwell (Julie Cavendish) THE ROYAL FAMILY]

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Watch TV – See Broadway

WATCH TV, SEE BROADWAY 

FOUR DAYS, SIX SHOWS

Today, Monday May 10
Tune in to “The Late Show with David Letterman” (CBS)
to hear a performance by Best Musical Tony nominee, Million Dollar Quartet,  and to see guest Sam Rockwell from A Behanding in Spokane. “The Late Show” airs on WCBS TV/Channel 2 in New York at 11:35 PM.  Check local listings.
 
Tuesday, May 11
Tune in to “Live! with Regis & Kelly” (ABC)
to see Lucy Liu, star of the Tony Award-winning Best Play, God of Carnage. Live” airs in the New York area on WABC-TV/Channel 7 at 9:00am.  Check local listings.  
 
Tune in to “LX-TV” (WNBC) to see double Tony Nominee Jan Maxwell from Lend Me a Tenor and The Royal Family. “LX” airs on WNBC TV/Channel 4 at 5 PM in New York.
 
Thursday May 13
Tune in to “The View” (ABC)
to see Sondheim on Sondheim’s Vanessa Williams  co-host, and perform with her Broadway co-star Barbara Cook.  “The View” airs on WABC-TV/Channel 7 in New York at 11 AM. Check local listings.

Friday, May 14
Tune in to “Good Morning America” (ABC)
to see La Cage aux Folles’ Kelsey Grammer, Douglas Hodge and the Cagelles between 8:30 – 9:00 AM.  
 
Tune into “Theatre Talk” (WNET) to see Christopher Walken, star of A Behanding in Spokane. “ Theatre Talk” airs on WNET-TV/ Channel 13 at 12:30 AM in New York. 

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Meet The Nominees – THE ROYAL FAMILY – BEST REVIVAL of a PLAY

PRODUCTION: The Royal Family  

NOMINATIONS: 

TONY AWARDS

Best Revival of a Play

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play – Jan Maxwell

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play – Rosemary Harris

Best Scenic Design of a Play – John Lee Beatty

Best Costume Design – Catherine Zuber

DRAMA LEAGUE

THE DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS nominated THE ROYAL FAMILY for Distinguished Performance Award (Jan Maxwell) and made Rosemary Harris a Distinguished Performance Award winner.

THE OUTER CRITICS CIRLCE AWARDS nominated THE ROYAL FAMILY for Outstanding Revival of a Play,  Outstanding Director of a Play (Doug Hughes), Outstanding Actress in a Play (Jan Maxwell), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Reg Rogers), Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Rosemary Harris), Outstanding Set Design (John Lee Beatty) and Outstanding Costume Design (Catherine Zuber).

THE ROYAL FAMILY won THE DRAMA DESK AWARD for Outstanding Actress in a Play (Jan Maxwell).

LINKS:

Production Website: www.mtc-nyc.org/TheRoyalFamily

Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/mtc_nyc

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ManhattanTheatreClub

TheaterMania: www.theatermania.com/TheRoyalFamily

Youtube Page: www.youtube.com/MTCBroadway

Broadway.com: www.broadway.com/TheRoyalFamily

BLURB ABOUT SHOW:

Follow a famous family of stage stars as they go about the drama of the day: choosing scripts, dashing off to performances, stealing kisses from handsome beaus. But what’s this business about the youngest diva wanting to quit the stage for domestic bliss? Never, darling! 

THE ROYAL FAMILY montage 

Watch Opening Night: THE ROYAL FAMILY on  Broadway.com CLICK HERE

 

 

Rosemary Harris and Jan Maxwell are giving the kind of performance that turn agnostics into true believers. It’s something close to a miracle.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

4 STARS (OUT OF 5). Doug Hughes’ 16-member cast executes the hullabaloo to perfection. Watching Reg Rogers as Tony is a delight, reminding audiences that there are still actors alive who can marry rapier swordplay with rapier wit. Rosemary Harris possesses the driest wit in the house. Jan Maxwell draws huzzahs for humanity and comic attack. Her performance is highly accomplished.” – Brendan Lemon, The Financial Times

“Manhattan Theatre Club offers a splendid spread of Broadway pleasures. Rosemary Harris glides like a swan over the glistening pond of the play, while the divine Jan Maxwell plays her role with the sparkle, bubble, sweetness and bite of a properly chilled champagne.” – Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

New York Times Feature on George S. Kaufman. No, Mr. Kaufman, Satire Lives on, if It’s Yours: CLICK HERE

Playbill Feature.Climbing The Royal Family TreeCLICK HERE 

PRODUCTION PHOTO:

[Pictured: Jan Maxwell (Julie Cavendish), Kelli Barrett (Gwen Cavendish), Rosemary Harris (Fanny Cavendish)]

[Pictured: Jan Maxwell (Julie Cavendish), Tony Roberts (Oscar Wolfe)]

www.mtc-nyc.org/TheRoyalFamily

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Highlights of 2009-2010 Broadway Season

2009-2010 Broadway Season Officially Ends

HIGHLIGHTS OF A HISTORIC STAR-FILLED YEAR, PACKED WITH SHOWS:

Burn The Floor • Bye Bye Birdie • The Royal Family • Hamlet • After Miss Julie • Wishful Drinking • Ragtime • White Christmas  • A Little Night Music • A View From the Bridge • The Miracle Worker • A Behanding in Spokane •
Times Stands Still • Present Laughter • Next Fall • Looped • Red • Lend Me a Tenor • Million Dollar Quartet • La Cage aux Folles •  Sondheim on Sondheim • Fences • Collected Stories • Everyday Rapture


With the opening last night of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Everyday Rapture, the 2009-2010 Broadway Season officially comes to an end.
 
One of the busiest and exciting Broadway seasons in years included many moments that will make it truly memorable.  
 
Follow along with us on Twitter (@BBBway) as we look back at this electric, star-packed season.  
 
@OfficialBTF:
“Last summer, the Longacre heated up with the dancers of BURN THE FLOOR.  Maks and Karina from DWTS were a special treat for audiences.”
 
@B3onBroadway:
“The new Henry Miller’s Theatre opened in September with the first revival of the famous rock-n-roll musical BYE BYE BIRDIE.  Mayor Bloomberg cut the ribbon!”

@MTC_NYC:
“THE ROYAL FAMILY was so luscious, even the NY Times is still talking about it:   http://tinyurl.com/39yw4vg .”
 
@HamletBway09:
“Jude Law returned to Broadway last fall in the Donmar Warehouse’s mega-hit acclaimed production of HAMLET.”
 
@NightMusicBway:
“Celebrated stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury lit up Broadway this Winter in the first revival of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.”
 
@RTC_NYC:
“Carrie Fisher had audiences rolling in the aisles as she told her sordid, martini soaked tale in WISHFUL DRINKING.”
 
@BBBWAY:
“The Neil Simon Plays: Brighton Beach Memoirs, directed by David Cromer, earns enthusiastic reviews, but plays briefly at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre.”
 
@RTC_NYC:
“Patrick Marber’s AFTER MISS JULIE brought Sienna Miller & Jonny Lee Miller together in an intoxicating tango.”
 
@SignatureTheatr:
 “Signature Theatre enjoys one of its biggest critical successes with the marathon trilogy production, Horton Foote’s THE ORPHANS’ HOME CYCLE, directed by Michael Wilson.”
 
@RagtimeonBway09:
“The celebrated musical RAGTIME returned to Broadway this Fall, breathing new life into the beloved American epic.”
 
@BBBWAY:
“IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS returned to Broadway at the Marquis Theatre this Winter, making it New York’s newest holiday tradition.”

@VIEWonBroadway:
“The new year began dramatically with Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson in a definitive production of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE.
 
@RTC_NYC:
“The dashing Victor Garber nailed the classic Noel Coward matinee idol role in a very funny revival of PRESENT LAUGHTER.”
 
@MTC_NYC:
“Donald Margulies’ newest play, TIME STANDS STILL earns rave reviews in its Broadway debut at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.”
 
@MiracleWorkerNY:
“THE MIRACLE WORKER brought Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin to Circle in the Square for her Broadway debut, alongside Tony nominee Alison Pill.”
 
@LoopedBroadway:
“Valerie Harper returned to Broadway in March in a tour-de-force performance as Tallulah Bankhead in LOOPED.”
 
@NextFall:
“Geoffrey Naufft’s new American play NEXT FALL opened in March and was lauded by critics for its humor, compassion and depth.”
 
@BehandingBWAY:
“March roared in like a lion with Chris Walken’s memorable portrayal of a one-handed man in A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE.”
 
@MillionDQuartet:
“In April, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET became Broadway’s newest smash hit musical featuring a treasure trove of beloved rock and roll songs.”
 
@LendTenorNYC:
“Uproarious laughter has filled The Music Box since the April bow of Ken Ludwig’s madcap comedy Lend Me A Tenor, directed by Stanley Tucci.”
 
@RedonBroadway:
“Stage & screen vet Alfred Molina and Broadway newcomer Eddie Redmayne paint NY RED in John Logan’s new play, directed by Michael Grandage.”
 
@LaCageBroadway:
“LA CAGE AUX FOLLES opens to raves for Kelsey Grammer & Douglas Hodge and the ingeniously reinvented production, directed by Terry Johnson.”
 
@RTC_NYC:
“The adoration for Sondheim’s musical genius continued this spring in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM.  Barbara Cook is a rare treat for Broadway audiences.”
 
@MTC_NYC:
“Donald Margulies’ COLLECTED STORIES premiered on Broadway at MTC, starring Linda Lavin, Sarah Paulson and directed by Lynne Meadow.”
 
@FencesBroadway:
“The first Broadway revival of FENCES, directed by Kenny Leon, opened to a chorus of raves for stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.
 
@RTC_NYC:
“Sherie Rene Scott finished the season off with a bang, wowing critics with her new musical EVERYDAY RAPTURE.” 

www.twitter.com/bbbway 
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2009-2010 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

2009-2010 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 60th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, celebrating excellence in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre, were announced this morning.
 

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MTC’s The Royal Family concludes an extended limited engagement

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

THE ROYAL FAMILY

PLAYS FINAL PERFORMANCE OF THE

EXTENDED LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13

“Rosemary Harris and Jan Maxwell are giving the kind of performance

that turn agnostics into true believers. It’s something close to a miracle.”

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Manhattan Theatre Club’s hit production of THE ROYAL FAMILY, written by theatre legends George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber is currently playing its final week.  The twice extended production, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes will play its final performance on Sunday, December 13 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

THE ROYAL FAMILY opened Thursday, October 8 and was instantly hailed by critics and receives standing ovations at the Friedman nightly. Below are some recent quotes from New York critics:

THE ROYAL FAMILY has moments of sheer joy and lots of laughs from an amazing cast led by the adorable and charming Rosemary Harris and Jan Maxwell who brilliantly plays Julie.”

–        Joan Hamburg, WOR

“Manhattan Theatre Club offers a splendid spread of Broadway pleasures. Rosemary Harris glides like a swan over the glistening pond of the play, while the divine Jan Maxwell plays her role with the sparkle, bubble, sweetness and bite of a properly chilled champagne.”

–        Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

4 STARS (OUT OF 5). Doug Hughes’ 16-member cast executes the hullabaloo to perfection. Watching Reg Rogers as Tony is a delight, reminding audiences that there are still actors alive who can marry rapier swordplay with rapier wit. Rosemary Harris possesses the driest wit in the house. Jan Maxwell draws huzzahs for humanity and comic attack. Her performance is highly accomplished.”

–        Brendan Lemon, The Financial Times

The cast of THE ROYAL FAMILY features “Saturday Night Live” alum Ana Gasteyer (Kitty Dean), Tony Award winner John Glover (Herbert Dean), Tony Award winner and Oscar nominee Rosemary Harris (Fanny Cavendish), Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Jan Maxwell (Julie Cavendish), Broadway veteran Larry Pine (Gilbert Marshall), Tony Award nominee Tony Roberts (Oscar Wolfe), and Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award nominee Reg Rogers (Tony Cavendish). They are joined by Freddy Arsenault (Perry Stewart), Kelli Barrett (Gwen Cavendish), Caroline Stefanie Clay (Della), Rufus Collins (McDermott, Gunga), David Greenspan (Jo), Anthony Newfield (Chauffeur), Henny Russell (Miss Peake), Cat Walleck (Hallboy), and John Wernke (Hallboy).

Follow a famous family of stage stars as they go about the drama of the day: choosing scripts, dashing off to performances, stealing kisses from handsome beaus. But what’s this business about the youngest diva wanting to quit the stage for domestic bliss? Never, darling! 

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR THE ROYAL FAMILY

  • Single tickets to THE ROYAL FAMILY are available via www.Telecharge.com; by telephone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250 if outside the NY metro area; and at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue).
  • THE ROYAL FAMILY tickets range in price from $57.00-$111.00.