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Celebrated Broadway Stars Featured on “The Joan Hamburg Show” Tomorrow

CELEBRATED BROADWAY STARS

EDIE FALCO, LINDA LAVIN

ALFRED MOLINA

& ALISON PILL

FEATURED ON

 WOR’s “THE JOAN HAMBURG SHOW” 

TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2

Tomorrow’s broadcast of WOR’s “The Joan Hamburg Show” will feature New York’s most celebrated stars. The program can be found on 710 AM from 12–2 PM on Wednesday, June 2.

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Meet The Nominees – LINDA LAVIN, COLLECTED STORIES – BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

LINDA LAVIN


NOMINATIONS/WINS:

TONY Awards – BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Drama League Awards – Nomination for Distinguished Performance Award

This is Ms. Lavin’s fifth Tony nomination. She has previously been nominated for The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The Diary of Anne Frank, Broadway Bound, and The Last of the Red Hot Lovers. She won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play for her role as Kate in Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound.


LINKS:

Production Website: www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com/CollectedStories

Production Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/MTC_NYC

Production Facebook Page: www.Facebook.com/ManhattanTheatreClub

Wikipedia.org: www.wikipedia.org/LindaLavin

IMDB.com: www.imdb.com/LindaLavin

Broadwayworld.com: www.broadwayworld.com/LindaLavin

BIOGRAPHY:

LINDA LAVIN (Ruth Steiner) won a Tony award for her performance in Broadway Bound in 1987 as well as the Drama Desk, Outer Critics’, and Helen Hayes. She is a 4 time Tony nominee for her roles in The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, The Diary of Anne Frank, and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife. Twice again winner of the drama desk award and two time golden globe winner for her role as Alice on the t.v. show “Alice.” She was born, raised and educated in Portland, Maine and graduated from the College of William and Mary which has recently conferred on her a Doctor of Arts degree. She started her career in musicals in the chorus and has worked her way up to this part in Collected Stories. She credits her great friend and mentor, Hal Prince, with changing her llife many times, including the trip he and his wife, Judy, hosted to China. He gave her her first speaking role on a New York stage, and other roles thereafter. She credits Lynne Meadow, too, for enhancing her life and work, first with Allergist’s Wife and now with Collected Stories. When they are not touring her concert act with her musical director, Billy Stritch, she and her multi talented husband and drummer, Steve Bakunas, own and operate the Red Barn Studio, a 47 seat community theatre in Wilmington, North Carolina for which they have performed or directed 9 plays in the past 3 years – among them – Doubt, Driving Miss Daisy, Speed the Plow, Rabbit Hole. They have a beagle/jack named Mickey and a wonderful life.

 

Montage from COLLECTED STORIES


Read Playbill.com’s “Brief Encounter” with Linda Lavin: CLICK HERE

Read Broadway.com interview with Linda Lavin: CLICK HERE

Read The Star News profile on Linda Lavin: CLICK HERE

 


“Linda Lavin raises an eyebrow and communicates more than a lesser actor might squeeze from a long monologue. She knows this woman down to her fingertips, investing Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies’ words with a piercing truth.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

PRODUCTION PHOTO:

[Pictured: Linda Lavin (Ruth Steiner)]

www.manhattantheatreclub.com/CollectedStories

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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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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.” 

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MTC’s COLLECTED STORIES hailed by critics

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

COLLECTED STORIES

HAILED BY CRITICS

Linda Lavin is

“ASTONISHING” (AP), “MARVELOUS” (WOR), and “RIVETING” (Variety)

Sarah Paulson is

“TERRIFIC!” -New York Magazine

“An engaging tale with intelligence and sharp, literate humor.” -New York Times

The Manhattan Theatre Club production of COLLECTED STORIES by Donald Margulies, directed by Lynne Meadow featuring Linda Lavin and Sarah Paulson opened last night to overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics.

Below is a sampling of what critics said about the production:

“Linda Lavin raises an eyebrow and communicates more than a lesser actor might squeeze from a long monologue. She knows this woman down to her fingertips, investing Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies’ words with a piercing truth. Sarah Paulson gives an effective performance. Her teary earnestness in the climactic scene rings true.”
–     Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“Lovingly directed by Lynne Meadow, Donald Margulies delivers an engrossing play with characters that are interesting, intelligent women.”
–     Linda Winer, Newsday

“Linda Lavin is brilliant. She’s a marvel to watch in this splendid Manhattan Theatre Club production. Lynne Meadow skillfully guides the cast through Margulies’ absorbing exploration of power, betrayal and morality.”
–     Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News

“Sarah Paulson is terrific. Her performance is brittle and precise, which is what makes it so effective. She and Linda Lavin tear up the stage All About Eve style.”
–     Stephanie Zacharek, New York Magazine

“An exemplary revival of an engrossing play in the expert hands of Linda Lavin and Sarah Paulson. Lavin is a joy to watch. She gives one of those complete, nuanced performances with astonishing fidelity. Paulson is a fine actress giving an adept, profound portrait.”
–     Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

“Funny, powerful, and satisfying with sensitive direction by Lynne Meadow. Linda Lavin is brilliant and commanding as ‘Ruth Steiner,’ while Sarah Paulson is very good as ‘Lisa Morrison.’”
–     Robert Feldberg, Bergen Record

“So profound that all breathing in the auditorium seems to magically cease. There’s plenty to savor in Donald Margulies’ endlessly perceptive play. Linda Lavin’s performance is the stuff of superlative acting while Sarah Paulson charts her character’s transformation with commendable subtlety. Both actresses profit from Lynne Meadow’s astute guidance.”
–     David Finkle, Theatermania

The design team for COLLECTED STORIES includes Santo Loquasto (Scenic Design), Jane Greenwood (Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), and Obadiah Eaves (Sound Design).
 
This acclaimed drama chronicles the relationship between two female writers – a celebrated New York author (Lavin) and her young protégé (Paulson). As their fascinating story evolves, and the line between fact and fiction blurs, the twists and turns of this complex relationship weave a play that’s as smart and witty as it is powerful.

Lavin and Meadow reunite for this Broadway premiere after working together on MTC’s hit production of The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.
 
For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
 
TICKETING INFORMATION FOR COLLECTED STORIES

  • Single tickets to COLLECTED STORIES 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).
  • COLLECTED STORIES tickets range in price from $57.00-$97.00.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Please note COLLECTED STORIES is dark on Mondays:

  • THROUGH SUNDAY, MAY 2: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
  • MONDAY, MAY 3 – SUNDAY, JUNE 13: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.

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Follow MTC on Twitter: @MTC_NYC  or on Facebook.

 

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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Collected Stories Starts Previews Tomorrow at MTC’s Friedman Theatre

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

COLLECTED STORIES

STARTS PREVIEWS TOMORROW

BROADWAY PREMIERE OF DONALD MARGULIES’ ACCLAIMED PLAY,

DIRECTED BY LYNNE MEADOW, STARRING LINDA LAVIN & SARAH PAULSON

OPENS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 AT MTC’S SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE

The Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway premiere of COLLECTED STORIES, by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies (Time Stands Still, Dinner with Friends), directed by Lynne Meadow (The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The Loman Family Picnic) starts previews tomorrow in preparation for a Wednesday, April 28 opening night at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

COLLECTED STORIES stars Tony Award winner Linda Lavin (The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The New Century) and Golden Globe nominee Sarah Paulson (Still Life, Killer Joe, “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”).

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