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LEND ME A TENOR’S twice Tony nominated Jan Maxwell featured on TDF.org

 

LEND ME A TENOR’S JAN MAXWELL

2 TIME TONY AWARD NOMINEE

 FEATURED ON TDF.ORG  

 

“Leading Role vs. Featured Role”

Dual Tony nominee Jan Maxwell reflects on the difference
Lead performance. Supporting performance. Leading Actress. Featured Actress. Come awards season, these distinctions get made all the time, and it’s easy to take them for granted.

But what do they mean, really? Are supporting roles and leading roles so different? Do they demand such dissimilar things from an actor that they should be considered separately when it’s time to hand out trophies?

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American Theatre Wing’s Panel including Anthony LaPaglia, Laura Linney, Jan Maxwell & Alfred Molina to air 6/6

ANTHONY LaPAGLIA, LAURA LINNEY,

JAN MAXWELL & ALFRED MOLINA
TO APPEAR ON THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING’S

“WORKING IN THE THEATRE” DISCUSSION PANEL

SUNDAY, JUNE 6

Anthony LaPaglia, Laura Linney, Jan Maxwell and Alfred Molina will be part of a panel discussion with the American Theatre Wing’s “Working in the Theatre” seminar which will air on Sunday, June 6 at 5:00 PM with additional airings on June11 at 2:00PM and 7:30 PM and June 12 at 11:00AM.   The American Theatre Wing seminars, moderated by Howard Sherman, air locally on CUNY, Channel 75 with Time Warner, Channel 77 with RCN.  Check local listings.

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2009-2010 Drama Desk Award Winners

2009-2010

Drama Desk Award Winners

The 55th annual Drama Desk Awards, celebrating excellence in Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theatre, were presented last night.

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS won Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Santino Fontana).
 
FENCES won Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Viola Davis) & Outstanding Music in a Play (Branford Marsalis).
 
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES won Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Douglas Hodge) and Outstanding Costume Design (Matthew Wright).
 
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC’s Catherine Zeta-Jones won Outstanding Actress in a Musical.
 
A special award was presented to the cast, creative team and producers of THE ORPHANS’ HOME CYCLE as the theatrical event of the season.
 
RAGTIME won Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (ACME Sound Partners).

RED won Outstanding Play (John Logan), Outstanding Director of a Play (Michael Grandage) and Outstanding Lighting (Neil Austin).
 
MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S THE ROYAL FAMILY won Outstanding Actress in a Play (Jan Maxwell).
 
THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS won Outstanding Lyrics (John Kander, Fred Ebb).
 
ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY’S SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM won Outstanding Musical Revue.
 
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE won Outstanding Revival of a Play and Outstanding Actor in a Play (Liev Schreiber).

A special award was presented to Jerry Herman.  
 
TO READ THE COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES, CLICK HERE 

  

OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS WINNERS

   2009 – 2010

 

OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS

The Outer Critics Circle Award Winners were announced today.

 

The awards ceremony will take place on May 27, 2010.


FENCES won Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Actor in a Play (Denzel Washington) and Outstanding Actress in a Play (Viola Davis).
 
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES won Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Douglas Hodge), Outstanding Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson) and Outstanding Costume Design (Matthew Wright).  
 
LEND ME A TENOR won the Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Award (Jan Maxwell).
 
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC won Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Catherine Zeta-Jones).
  
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET has won Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Levi Kreis).

NEXT FALL playwright Geoffrey Nauffts has won the John Gassner Award.

THE ORPHANS’ HOME CYCLE won Outstanding Off-Broadway Play and Outstanding Director of a Play (Michael Wilson).  
 
RED won Outstanding Broadway Play.
 
WISHFUL DRINKING has won Outstanding Solo Performance (Carrie Fisher).

TO READ THE COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES, CLICK HERE 

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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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Watch Lend Me A Tenor’s Jan Maxwell on LX TV tomorrow 5/11:

LEND ME A TENOR’S JAN MAXWELL ON LX/TV

TUESDAY, MAY 11 AT 5 PM

LEND ME A TENOR’s Jan Maxwell will be a guest on WNBC’s LX TV tomorrow Tuesday May 11 at 5 PM.  LX is seen on WNBC TV, Channel 4 in New York.

 

Jan Maxwell has received a Tony Award nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, and Drama League nomination for her role as Maria, the jealous wife of world renowned tenor, Tito Merelli (Anthony LaPaglia.). She also received a Tony nomination in the Leading Actress category for her performance earlier this season in The Royal Family; she is one of four actors in Tony Awards history to receive two nominations in one season.

Additionally LEND ME A TENOR received Tony nominations for Best Revival of a Play and Best Costume Design of a Play (Martin Pakledinaz), Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Director of a Play (Stanley Tucci) and Outstanding Costume Design (Martin Pakledinaz), and Drama League Award nominations for Distinguished Revival of a Play and a Distinguished Performance Award for Tony Shalhoub as well as Ms. Maxwell.

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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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Meet The Nominees – LEND ME A TENOR – BEST REVIVAL of a PLAY

PRODUCTION: LEND ME A TENOR

NOMINATIONS:  

TONY AWARDS

Best Revival of a Play

Best Featured Actress in a Play – Jan Maxwell

Best Costume Design of a Play – Martin Pakledinaz

DRAMA LEAGUE

Distinguished Revival of a Play

Distinguished Performance Award – Tony Shalhoub 

Distinguished Performance Award – Jan Maxwell 

OUTER CRITIC’S CIRCLE 

Outstanding Revival of a Play

Outstanding Director of a Play – Stanley Tucci

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play – Jan Maxwell

Outstanding Costume Design – Martin Pakledinaz

LINKS:

Production Website:  www.lendmeatenoronbroadway.com

Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/LendTenorNYC

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/LendMeATenoronBroadway

YouTube.com Page: www.youtube.com/TenoronBroadway

TheaterMania: www.theatermania.com/LendMeATenor

Broadway.com: www.broadway.com/LendMeATenor

BLURB ABOUT SHOW:

 Set in the 1930s, LEND ME A TENOR is a madcap screwball comedy that takes place when Tito Merelli, the fiery-tempered and world famous Italian superstar, arrives in Cleveland, Ohio to make his debut with the local opera and promptly goes missing.  As Saunders, the show’s presenter, conspires to cover for Tito’s absence, placate his hot-blooded wife, and distract his most passionate fans, chaos on a truly operatic level ensues.

 

 

LEND ME A TENOR on Broadway

Watch Anthony LaPaglia, Tony Shalhoub & Justin Bartha on Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda CLICK HERE

Watch Opening Night: LEND ME A TENOR on  Broadway.com CLICK HERE

 



“Let me spell it out: Lend Me a Tenor is the most howlingly funny and ingeniously staged laugh machine to hit Broadway in years. There’s no point in telling you how superbly fun this all is: Go now, and don’t wait for the fat lady to sing.” – David Cote, TIME OUT NEW YORK

The laugh out loud, side splitting comedy you’ve been waiting for..or I may say Broadway has been waiting for..or I may say..we need now more than ever. Non-stop laughs and unbridled zaniness from a wonderful cast with better timing than a Swiss watch.” – Pat Collins, WWOR TV

“It’s often said that a good comedy must be like a well-oiled machine.  Actor-turned-director Stanly Tucci must have had a can of WD-40 handy…the slapstick is virtually non-stop.  Cheap stuff? Yes, and it’s wonderful.” – Elisabeth Vincentelli, NEW YORK POST

PRODUCTION PHOTO:

[Pictured: Brooke Adams (Julia), Mary Catherine Garrison (Maggie), Tony Shalhoub (Saunders), Jay Klaitz (Bellhop)]

 

[Pictured: Anthony LaPaglia (Tito Merelli), Tony Shalhoub (Saunders) and Justin Bartha (Max)]

 

[Pictured: Jan Maxwell (Maria), Tony Shalhoub (Saunders), Jay Klaitz (Bellhop)]

www.lendmeatenoronbroadway.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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