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Christopher Walken on CBS Early Show Tomorrow 5/22

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TONY-NOMINATED CHRISTOPHER WALKEN

STAR OF A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE

ON “CBS EARLY SHOW”

SATURDAY, MAY 22

www.ABehandingInSpokane.com

Academy Award-winner Christopher Walken, who has received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for his role in A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE, will appear on the “CBS Early Show” this Saturday, May 22.  The show airs from 7:00am to 9:00am on Channel 2, WCBS in the New York area.  Check local listings for times outside the New York area.

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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 – CHRISTOPHER WALKEN, A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE – BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY

CHRISTOPHER WALKEN


 

NOMINATIONS/WINS:

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

Outer Critics Circle – Nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play 

Drama League – Nomination for Distinguished Performance Award 

Drama Desk – Nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play 

This is Mr. Walken’s second Tony nomination.  He was previously nominated for his performance in James Joyce’s The Dead in 2000. 

 

LINKS:

Production Website: www.BehandingInSpokane.com

Facebook Page: www.Facebook.com/BehandingInSpokane

Twitter Page: www.Twitter.com/BehandingBway

Broadway.com: www.Broadway.com/ABehandingInSpokane

IMDB.com: www.imdb.com/ChristopherWalken

 

BIOGRAPHY:

CHRISTOPHER WALKEN (Carmichael) won an Academy Award and the New York Film Critic’s Circle Award for his performance in The Deer Hunter. Walken also received an Academy Award nomination and won BAFTA and SAG awards for Catch Me if You Can. Film: Annie Hall, Pennies From Heaven, The Dead Zone, At Close Range, Biloxi Blues, King of New York, Man On Fire, Man of the Year, Wedding Crashers, Hairspray, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Batman Returns. Theatre: The Lion In Winter (Clarence Derwent Award), The Seagull (Obie), The Rose Tattoo (Theatre World Award), James Joyce’s The Dead, The Seagull (NY Shakespeare Festival).  In 1997 Walken was awarded the Susan Stein Shiva Award for his work with Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre. Walken has hosted “Saturday Night Live” 6 times since 1990 and performed in Spike Jonze-directed music video for “Weapon of Choice.”

 

Behanding In Spokane Teaser: Christopher Walken

 

Christopher Walken performs Lady Gaga’s Poker Face

 

Read “Please, No More Mr. Bad Guy Roles! (But Creepy Is Fine)” from the NY Times: CLICK HERE

Read “Home Again” by The New Yorker: CLICK HERE

Watch Christopher Walken on ‘Live! with Regis & Kelly’: WATCH HERE

 

 


“CHRISTOPHER WALKEN IS A SCROFULOUS WONDER TO BEHOLD. HE HAS SELDOM BEEN MORE ENTHRALLING.” –Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 “WALKEN’s performance is the stuff Tony Awards are made of.” –Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News

 “WALKEN’S ENJOYMENT IS CONTAGIOUS. THE AUDIENCE EATS IT UP.” –David Rooney, Variety

“CHRISTOPHER WALKEN’s performance is a comedian’s dream: EVERYTHING HE SAYS COMES OUT FUNNY.” –Robert Feldberg, The Record

 “CHRISTOPHER WALKEN’s timing is ASTOUNDING. You will never hate a villain with greater glee.” – John Simon, Bloomberg News

“CHRISTOPHER WALKEN IS HANDS-DOWN PHENOMENAL!” –Pat Collins, WWOR TV

PRODUCTION PHOTO: 

[Pictured: Christopher Walken (Carmichael)]

www.BehandingInSpokane.com

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2009-2010 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS

2009-2010 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 64th annual Antoinette Perry Tony Awards, celebrating excellence on Broadway, were announced this morning.

A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE has been nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play (Christopher Walken).

COLLECTED STORIES has been nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play (Linda Lavin).

EVERYDAY RAPTURE has been nominated for Best Actress in a Musical (Sherie Rene Scott) and Best Book of a Musical (Dick Scanlan & Sherie Rene Scott).

FENCES has been nominated for Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play (Denzel Washington), Best Performance by a Leading Actresss in a Play (Viola Davis), Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play, (Stephen McKinley Henderson), Best Direction of a Play (Kenny Leon), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Santo Loquasto), Best Costume Design of a Play (Constanza Romero), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design of a Play (Acme Sound Partners), and Best Original Score (Branford Marsalis).

HAMLET has been nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play (Jude Law) and Best Lighting Design of a Play (Neil Austin)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES has been nominated for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Terry Johnson), Best Choreography (Lynne Page), Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Kelsey Grammer), Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Douglas Hodge), Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Robin De Jesus), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Tim Shortall), Best Costume Design of a Musical (Matthew Wright), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Nick Richings), Best Sound Design of a Musical (Jonathan Deans) and Best Orchestrations (Jason Carr).

LEND ME A TENOR has been nominated for Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play (Jan Maxwell), and Best Costume Design of a Play (Martin Pakledinaz).

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC has been nominated for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Catherine Zeta-Jones), Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Angela Lansbury) and Best Sound Design of a Musical (Dan Moses Schreier and Gareth Owen).

LOOPED
has been nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play (Valerie Harper).

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
has been nominated for Best Musical, Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Levi Kreis) and Best Book of a Musical (Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux).

NEXT FALL
has been nominated for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play (Sheryl Kaller).
 
PRESENT LAUGHTER has been nominated for Best Scenic Design in a Play (Alexander Dodge).

RAGTIME
has been nominated for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Marcia Milgrom Dodge), Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Christiane Noll), Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Bobby Steggert), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Derek McLane), Best Costume Design of a Musical (Santo Loquasto) and Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Donald Holder).
 
RED has been nominated for Best Play, Best Actor in a Play (Alfred Molina), Best Featured Actor in a Play (Eddie Redmayne), Best Director of a Play (Michael Grandage), Best Set Design (Christopher Oram), Best Lighting Design (Neil Austin) and Best Sound Design (Adam Cork).
 
THE ROYAL FAMILY has been nominated for 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), and Best Costume Design of a Play (Catherine Zuber).
 
SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM has been nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Barbara Cook) and Best Sound Design of a Musical (Dan Moses Schreier).
 
TIME STANDS STILL has been nominated for Best Play and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play (Laura Linney).
 
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE has been nominated for Best Revival of a Play, Best Direction of a Play (Gregory Mosher), Best Actor in a Play (Liev Schreiber), Best Actress in a Play (Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Hecht) and Best Sound Design of a Play (Scott Lehrer).
 
Not for profit company nominations:
 
MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB productions have been honored with eight Tony Award nominations including five for THE ROYAL FAMILY, two for TIME STANDS STILL and one for COLLECTED STORIES.

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY productions have been honored with five nominations including two for EVERYDAY RAPTURE, two for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM and one for PRESENT LAUGHTER.
 
TO READ THE COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES, VISIT: WWW.TONYAWARDS.COM 

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Christopher Walken featured in Newsday

Newsday, 05/02/10

Christopher Walken is on hand to chat about ‘Spokane’
Let’s give Christopher Walken a hand, and not just because he’s missing his left one in the offbeat Broadway comedy “A Behanding in Spokane.” The Oscar-winning actor has been wowing audiences and critics with his characteristically eccentric performance as a loner who has been searching for his left hand for nearly 50 years. Don’t be surprised if his name pops up among this year’s Tony nominees when the announcements are made Tuesday. And if he wins, you can bet his wife of 41 years will be there to cheer him on.

Newsday’s Daniel Bubbeo recently spoke with Walken, 67, about his unusual stage role, his days at Hofstra and his encounters with Walter Matthau and a lion named Sheba.

When you first heard about this show, what was your reaction?
I was concerned with making it convincing. It’s difficult to make something disappear. If I had to add a hand, it would be easier than taking one away. So we had to figure that out. We met with the people who do the prosthetics and it wasn’t that difficult. I finally got a dark coat and kept my arm bent and it really wasn’t as difficult as it initially seemed.

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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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Watch A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE’s Christopher Walken on Live with Regis & Kelly

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CHRISTOPHER WALKEN

STAR OF A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE

ON “LIVE WITH REGIS & KELLY”

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW: http://bit.ly/ckOhAJ

www.ABehandingInSpokane.com 

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