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2009-2010 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD NOMINATIONS

2009-2010 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 76th annual Drama League Awards, celebrating excellence in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre, were announced this morning.

AS YOU LIKE IT has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play.
 
A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE
has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Play, and Distinguished Performance (Christopher Walken).

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play.
 
COLLECTED STORIES has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play and Distinguished Performance (Linda Lavin).
 
FENCES has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Denzel Washington and Viola Davis).  In addition, director Kenny Leon will be honored with the Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing.

THE GLASS MENAGERIE has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Judith Ivey).

HAMLET has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Jude Law).
 
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge).
 
LEND ME A TENOR has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Jan Maxwell and Tony Shalhoub).

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones).

LOOPED has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Valerie Harper).

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Musical and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Lance Guest and Levi Kreis).

NEXT FALL has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Play.

PRESENT LAUGHTER has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Victor Garber).
 
RAGTIME has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and Distinguished Performance (Bobby Steggert).
 
RED has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Play and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne).
 
THE ROYAL FAMILY has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Jan Maxwell). In addition, Rosemary Harris, a previous Distinguished Performance Award winner, will be recognized at the ceremony.
 
SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Musical and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Barbara Cook and Vanessa Williams).
 
TIME STANDS STILL has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Laura Linney).
 
THE UNDERSTUDY has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Mark-Paul Gosselaar).

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Hecht).
 
WISHFUL DRINKING has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Carrie Fisher).
 
Not for profit company nominations:

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY has been honored with a nomination for Stephen Rea, a past recipient of the Distinguished Performance Award who will be honored on the dais for his work this season in AGES OF THE MOON.

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB productions have been honored with four Drama League nominations: two nominations for COLLECTED STORIES, one nomination for THE ROYAL FAMILY and one nomination for TIME STANDS STILL.

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY productions have been honored with seven nominations including three for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, one for THE GLASS MENAGERIE, one for PRESENT LAUGHTER, one for THE UNDERSTUDY and one for WISHFUL DRINKING.
 

TO READ THE COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES, VISIT: http://tinyurl.com/y4wwz35 

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The Bridge Project concludes BAM engagement March 13

FINAL WEEK!  LIMITED ENGAGEMENT ENDS MARCH 13

Bank of America presents
THE BRIDGE PROJECT
Produced by Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Old Vic, & Neal Street

BAM engagement:
AS YOU LIKE IT
playing though March 13th
THE TEMPEST playing though March 13th

By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DIRECTED BY SAM MENDES

“Both works (The Tempest & As You Like It) exude a generosity of spirit.” – Associated Press

The Bridge Project’s second season concludes its engagement at BAM on Saturday, March 13th at the BAM Harvey Theater.  The Bridge Project will next embark on an international tour visiting Asia and Europe before opening in London at The Old Vic in June 2010.

Following a critically acclaimed inaugural year, theater and Academy Award-winning film director Sam Mendes again directs a transatlantic company of actors for the second season of The Bridge Project, a unique three-year series of co-productions by BAM, The Old Vic, and Neal Street devoted to producing large-scale, classical theater for international audiences.

Year two features the intriguing double-bill pairing of Shakespeare’s witty pastoral comedy As You Like It and his late masterpiece The Tempest with another stellar British/American cast that includes Christian Camargo as Orlando and Ariel in As You Like It and The Tempest; Stephen Dillane as Jaques and Prospero; Ron Cephas Jones as Charles the Wrestler and Caliban; Alvin Epstein as Adam and Gonzalo; Juliet Rylance as Rosalind and Miranda; and Thomas Sadoski as Touchstone and Stephano; and Michelle Beck as Celia and Ceres.  Claire Béjanin is the international tour producer for The Bridge Project.

Tickets are on sale now for the The Bridge Project at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  Tickets are available online at http://www.bam.org, by phone at (718)636-4100 or in person at the BAM box office (30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn NY).

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“The Bridge Project on WNYC Radio Today at Noon”

THE BRIDGE PROJECT on WNYC RADIO’s
LEONARD LOPATE SHOW TODAY

Christian Camargo, Juliet Rylance and Thomas Sadoski guests
at Noon on 820 AM/93.9 FM

Christian Camargo, Juliet Rylance and Thomas Sadoski, three principals in The Bridge’s Project’s productions of AS YOU LIKE IT and THE TEMPEST will be guests on WNYC Radio’s Leonard Lopate Show today at Noon. The show is broadcast on 820 AM and 93.9 FM and can be heard on http://www.wnyc.org <http://www.wnyc.org> .
 
Following a critically acclaimed inaugural year, theatre and Academy Award-winning film director Sam Mendes directs the transatlantic company of actors for the second season of The Bridge Project, a unique three-year series of co-productions by The Old Vic, BAM and Neal Street devoted to producing large-scale, classical theatre for international audiences.   

In AS YOU LIKE IT and THE TEMPEST, the actors play the following roles respectively, Christian Camargo (Orlando/Ariel), Juliet Rylance* (Rosalind/Miranda), Thomas Sadoski (Touchstone/Stephano).

The Bridge Project began its international journey in New York with the January opening of AS YOU LIKE IT;   THE TEMPEST begins performances on February 14 and opens on February 25.

The Bridge Project is co-commissioned by and produced in association with Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Holland Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Singapore Repertory Theatre and Théâtre Marigny-Paris.
 
*indicates British cast member

British cast members are appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association and the American cast members are appearing with the permission of UK Equity, incorporating Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association and UK Equity for their assistance of these productions.

http://www.boneaubryanbrown.com/TheBridgeProject.htm 

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The Bridge Project’s AS YOU LIKE IT reviewed by AP

ASSOCIATED PRESS
 
Wintry ‘As You Like It’ finds warmth in Juliet Rylance, a spirited Rosalind
By MICHAEL KUCHWARA, AP Drama Critic
January 27, 2010

 

Wear a sweater. Who knew the Forest of Arden, the setting for much of Shakespeare’s bucolic “As You Like It,” could be so chilly?
But that’s the take director Sam Mendes has chosen for The Bridge Project’s brooding yet effective revival of the Bard’s romantic comedy, now on view at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater.

The play may have plenty of laughs, but “As You Like It” is also a tale of separation: the gulf between parent and child, brother and brother and, most importantly, its two young lovers. And Mendes, director of such films as “American Beauty” and “Revolutionary Road,” has found the darker elements in a play usually awash in sunnier production values.

What softens Mendes’ wintery ideas (including a forest of bare trees by set designer Tom Piper) is the warm, thoroughly entrancing presence of Juliet Rylance, who plays Rosalind. She is one of Shakespeare’s most spirited heroines, and the actress is a delight, whether swooning over a surprisingly gloomy Orlando or scampering about in male drag as an adventurer named Ganymede.

Rosalind is banished to Arden after her usurping uncle takes over from her exiled father. Yet for her cross-dressing, woodland adventure, Rosalind gets a companion, her cousin Celia, an equally lively young woman played by Michelle Beck.

Christian Camargo’s Orlando is severely moonstruck, yet there is a touch of melancholy to his performance, a man adrift until he finally is reunited with his true love.

But Orlando is edged out in the sadness department by Jacques, the courtier entrusted with one of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches: His recitation of the “Seven Ages of Man,” which begins with “all the world’s a stage.” A superb Stephen Dillane delivers this exquisite meditation on life with a disquieting matter-of-factness that makes it all the more touching.

TO READ THE FULL STORY CLICK HERE:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iU3OkAu9qRfJSLCHrwSbNdkbjqSw 

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The Bridge Project’s AS YOU LIKE IT opens tonight 1/26

“AS YOU LIKE IT” OPENS TONIGHT!

Bank of America presents
THE BRIDGE PROJECT
Produced by Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Old Vic, & Neal Street

BAM engagement:
AS YOU LIKE IT
opens tonight January 26th
THE TEMPEST begins previews February 14th

By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DIRECTED BY SAM MENDES

Season Two of The Bridge Project opens tonight January 26th with As You Like It at the BAM Harvey Theater.

Following a critically acclaimed inaugural year, theater and Academy Award-winning film director Sam Mendes again directs a transatlantic company of actors for the second season of The Bridge Project, a unique three-year series of co-productions by BAM, The Old Vic, and Neal Street devoted to producing large-scale, classical theater for international audiences.

The Bridge Project again begins its international journey in New York, with As You Like It followed by The Tempest at the BAM Harvey Theater. It will then embark on an international tour visiting Asia and Europe before opening in London at The Old Vic in June 2010.

Year two features the intriguing double-bill pairing of Shakespeare’s witty pastoral comedy As You Like It and his late masterpiece The Tempest with another stellar British/American cast that includes Christian Camargo as Orlando and Ariel in As You Like It and The Tempest; Stephen Dillane as Jaques and Prospero; Ron Cephas Jones as Charles the Wrestler and Caliban; Alvin Epstein as Adam and Gonzalo; Juliet Rylance as Rosalind and Miranda; and Thomas Sadoski as Touchstone and Stephano; and Michelle Beck as Celia and Ceres.  Claire Béjanin is the international tour producer for The Bridge Project.

Tickets are on sale now for the initial engagement of The Bridge Project at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  Tickets are available online at http://www.bam.org <http://www.bam.org/> , by phone at (718)636-4100 or in person at the BAM box office (30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn NY).

The complete acting company is as follows:  Ashlie Atkinson (Phoebe/Juno), Jenni Barber (Audrey/Iris), Michelle Beck (Celia/Ceres), Edward Bennett (Oliver/Ferdinand)*, Christian Camargo (Orlando/Ariel), Stephen Dillane (Jaques/Prospero)*, Alvin Epstein (Adam/Gonzalo), Jonathan Lincoln Fried (Le Beau/Alonso), Richard Hansell (Amiens/Sebastian)*,  Ron Cephas Jones (Charles the Wrestler/  Caliban), Aaron Krohn (Silvius/Adrian), Anthony O’Donnell (Corin/Trinculo)*, Juliet Rylance (Rosalind/Miranda)*, Thomas Sadoski (Touchstone/Stephano), Michael Thomas (Dukes Frederick and Senior/Antonio)*, Ross Waiton (Boatswain, Francisco, First Lord)* Production Stage Manager: Richard Clayton* Assistant Stage Manager:  Jenefer Tait* Assistant Stage Manager:  Sarah Ford.
 
*indicates British member of company
 
The British cast members are appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association and the American cast members are appearing with the permission of UK Equity, incorporating Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association and UK Equity for their assistance of these productions. Anne-Marie Duff, who was previously announced for the season, has had to withdraw due to illness in her family.

Creative team
Director                                  Sam Mendes
Set Designer                            Tom Piper
Costume Designer                   Catherine Zuber
Lighting                                  Paul Pyant
Sound                                     Simon Baker
Music                                      Mark Bennett
Choreography                         Josh Prince
Casting                                    Nancy Piccione and Maggie Lunn

BAM Engagement:
BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St)
Jan 12–Mar 13 (As You Like It)/ opening: Jan 26
Feb 14–Mar 13 (The Tempest)/ opening: Feb 25
Tickets: $35, 65, 85, 95
As You Like It: *$25, 55, 75, 85 *Jan 12-18, Tue-Thu only
The Tempest: *$25, 55, 75, 85 *Feb 16-25, Tue-Thu only

As You Like It performance schedule. Note: opening Jan 26
Jan 12-17, Jan 19-23, Jan 26-30, Feb 2-6, Mar 2-5 at 7:30pm
Mar 7 and 13 at 2 PM
Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7 at 3pm
March 6 at 2pm

The Tempest performance schedule. Note: opening Feb 25
Feb 14, Feb 16-17*, Feb 18-21, Feb 23-28, Mar 6, Mar 9-12 at 7:30pm
Feb 28 at 2 PM
Mar 7, Mar 13 at 7:30 PM
*Spring Gala: BAM Patron Celebration

The Old Vic engagement
June 12—August 21, 2010
 
International tour dates to be announced

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