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Jerry Lee Lewis & Million Dollar Quartet’s Levi Kreis Featured in Today’s New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/10/theater/10jerry.html?_r=1&ref=theater

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET’s Levi Kreis on “LX NY”

“Million Dollar Quartet kicks ass!” – John Lahr, The New Yorker

 

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET’s 

TONY NOMINEE

LEVI KREIS

will be live in-studio at

WNBC’s “LX New York”

Tuesday, May 25th between 5:00-6:00pm

WNBC – Channel 4

The Tony nominated BEST MUSICAL

At Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre

Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 25, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET’s Levi Kreis, a Tony nominee for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, will be a live guest on WNBC’s “LX New York” between 5-6PM on channel 4.

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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 – LEVI KREIS, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET – BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

LEVI KREIS


NOMINATIONS/WINS:

* TONY Awards – Nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

Drama League Awards – Nomination for Distinguished Performance Award

Outer Critic’s Circle – Win for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

LINKS:

Personal Website: www.LeviKreis.com

Personal Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/LeviKreis

Personal Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/LeviKreis

Wikipedia.org: www.wikipedia.org/LeviKreis

Production Website: www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com

Twitter Page:www.twitter.com/MillionDQuartet

Production Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/MillionDollarQuartet

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

Production Wikipedia.org: www.wikipedia.org/MillionDollarQuartet

TheaterMania: www.theatermania.com/MillionDollarQuartet

Broadway.com: www.broadway.com/MillionDollarQuartet

BIOGRAPHY:

Levi Kreis (Jerry Lee Lewis) brings his portrayal of Jerry Lee to Broadway after originating the role in Chicago, where he received a Jeff Award Nomination for “Best Supporting Actor”.  Films include the role of Adam Meiks in Bill Paxton’s directorial debut Frailty and the independent film Don’t Let Go. A multi-award-winning independent recording artist, he has toured over 300 cities nationwide.  Discography includes three albums to date with various T.V. and film placement.  His current release “Where I Belong” continues to receive critical acclaim.  www.levikreis.com

Meet LEVI KREIS

Read Million Dollar Star LEVI KREIS on His ‘Real Wild Child’ Rise’ on Broadway.com: CLICK HERE

Read ‘The Men Behind the Musicians of ‘MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET’ on Arts Beat NY Times Blog: CLICK HERE



“Mr. Kreis’s Lewis has a brash goofball charm. He looks like a demented Harry Connick Jr.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“Jerry Lee Lewis’ rapscallion randiness is captured perfectly by Levi Kreis.” – Staphanie Zacharek, New York

“LEVI KREIS dominates the evening as Jerry Lee Lewis, not only as an actor but as a pianist. HE ELECTRIFIES THE STAGE!” – Steven Suskin, Variety

PRODUCTION PHOTOS:

[Pictured: Hunter Foster (Sam Phillips), Levi Kreis (Jerry Lee Lewis)]

[Pictured: Levi Kreis (Jerry Lee Lewis), Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins), Eddie Clendening (Elvis Presley), Lance Guest (Johnny Cash)]

www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com

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Meet The Nominees – MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET – BEST MUSICAL

PRODUCTION: Million Dollar Quartet

NOMINATIONS:

TONY AWARDS

Best Musical – Colin Escott & Floydd Mutrux, Book

Best Featured Actor in a Musical – Levi Kreis

Best Book of a Musical – Colin Escott & Floydd Mutrux

DRAMA LEAGUE

Distinguished Production of a Musical

Distinguished Performance Award (Lance Guest & Levi Kreis)

OUTER CRITIC’S CIRCLE

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET has won Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Levi Kreis). 

DRAMA DESK

Outstanding Musical Revue

LINKS:

Production Website: www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com

Twitter Page:www.twitter.com/MillionDQuartet

Production Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/MillionDollarQuartet

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

Production Wikipedia.org: www.wikipedia.org/MillionDollarQuartet

TheaterMania: www.theatermania.com/MillionDollarQuartet

Broadway.com: www.broadway.com/MillionDollarQuartet

BLURB ABOUT THE SHOW:

On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley together. The place was Sun Records’ storefront studio in Memphis. The man who made it happen was Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock and Roll,” who discovered them all. The four young musicians united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time.

Inspired by the actual event, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET features a treasure trove of the greatest rock and roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these musicians, including such iconic songs as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Riders in the Sky,” “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET captures the infectious spirit, freewheeling excitement and thrilling sounds of a singular moment when four of the music industry’s most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, came together for one of the most memorable nights in music history.

 

 

 

Million Dollar Quartet’s TV commercial

MDQ Video Montage

ONLINE FEATURES:

Arts Beat – The Men Behind the Musicians of ‘Million Dollar Quartet’: CLICK HERE


“Million Dollar Quartet kicks ass!” – John Lahr, The New Yorker

“A buoyant new musical that whips the crowd into a frenzy with blast after blast of explosive vitality. The actors portraying these pioneers – Robert Britton Lyons, Lance Guest, Levi Kreis and Eddie Clendening are gifted musicians and likable performers who cut loose on a hit parade of early favorites. ” – Charles Isherwood, The New York Times CLICK HERE

“Musical fireworks that gets the cheering audience to its feet with galvanizing performances and high-energy entertainment. Sam Phillips, played by Hunter Foster with good ol’ boy charm, is an important part of Million Dollar Quartet. Lance Guest is an authentic, grade A Johnny Cash, looking and sounding amazingly like the country-western icon.” – Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press CLICK HERE

PRODUCTION PHOTOS:

[Pictured: The Cast of Million Dollar Quartet]

[Pictured: The Cast of Million Dollar Quartet]

www.milliondollarquartetlive.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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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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