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This Sunday, June 13, 2009, watch the TONY AWARDS, live on CBS at 8:00PM ET/PT, and be a part of the Broadway fun live on TWITTER. Get all the insider information from the red carpet, the winners room, the show itself and much more.
 
Make sure to follow, send in questions and respond to the nominated Broadway shows live at the TONY AWARDS.
Also, follow the TONY AWARDS on TWITTER at http://www.twitter.com/TheTonyAwards and mention #Tonys   to win prizes, watch videos and converse with other followers.
 
Boneau/Bryan-Brown: www.twitter.com/BBBway
 
A Behanding in Spokane: www.twitter.com/BehandingBway

A Little Night Music: www.twitter.com/NightMusicBway  
 
A View From The Bridge: www.twitter.com/VIEWonBroadway
 
Fences: www.twitter.com/FencesBroadway
 
Hamlet: www.twitter.com/HamletBway09

La Cage aux Folles: www.twitter.com/LaCageBroadway      
 
Lend Me A Tenor: www.twitter.com/LendTenorNYC
 
Looped: www.twitter.com/LoopedBroadway
 
Manhattan Theatre Club: www.twitter.com/MTC_NYC
(The Royal Family/Time Stands Still/Collected Stories)
 
Million Dollar Quartet: www.twitter.com/MillionDQuartet

Ragtime: www.twitter.com/RagtimeonBway09
 
Red: www.twitter.com/REDonBroadway

Roundabout Theater Company:
www.twitter.com/RTC_NYC
(Present Laughter/Sondheim on Sondheim/Everyday Rapture)

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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 

  

Meet The Nominees – BOBBY STEGGERT, RAGTIME – BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

BOBBY STEGGERT


NOMINATIONS/WINS:

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

Drama Desk Awards – Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical 

Outer Critic’s Awards –  Nomination for Featured Actor in a Musical  

Mr. Steggert was nominated for a Drama Dest Award for Outstanding Actor in a Music for his role in YANK! 

LINKS:

Production Website: www.RagtimeBroadway.com

Personal Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/BSteggert

Personal Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/BobbySteggert

Wikipedia: www.wikipedia.org/BobbySteggert

Broadwayworld.com: http://broadwayworld.com/BobbySteggert

Production Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/RagtimeOnBWay09

Production Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/RagtimeBroadway

YouTube.com Pagewww.youtube.com/RagtimeBroadway


BIOGRAPHY:

BOBBY STEGGERT (Mother’s Younger Brother) originated the role of Mother’s Younger Brother at the Kennedy Center after last season’s Broadway: Three Generations. New York: the Broadway revival of 110 in the Shade (Outer Critics nomination), the Vineyard Theater’s The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations), Master Harold…and the boys (Broadway), columbinus (New York Theater Workshop), The Music Teacher (New Group), Mordred in Camelot (Live at Lincoln Center on PBS), and Yank! at the Gallery Players. Regional appearances include L.A. Theaterworks, St. Louis Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Pioneer Theater, Olney Theater, and Walnut Street Theater. Film/TV: The Namesake, Game Six, Night Swimming, Kinsey, For Richer or Poorer, and a year as Sam Grey on “All My Children.” He is a graduate of NYU and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

 

BOBBY STEGGERT performs THE NIGHT THAT GOLDMAN SPOKE AT UNION SQUARE in Broadway’s RAGTIME


From The NY Times, Read ‘Show Strives to Live Down Web-Driven Rumor Mill’: CLICK HERE



“Mr. Steggert, as a tentative rebel in search of a cause, provides a hot center of real pain.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times


PRODUCTION PHOTO:

[Pictured: Bobby Steggert (Mother’s Younger Brother), The Cast of RAGTIME]

www.RagtimeBroadway.com

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Meet The Nominees – CHRISTIANE NOLL, RAGTIME – BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

CHRISTIANE NOLL


NOMINATIONS/WINS:

TONY Awards – Nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical 

Drama Desk Awards– Nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical 

 

LINKS: 

Personal Website: www.ChristyCat.com/Christiane

Production Website: www.RagtimeBroadway.com

Personal Twitter Page: www.Twitter.com/ChristianeNoll

Production Twitter Page: www.Twitter.com/RagtimeOnBway09

Facebook Page: www.Facebook.com/RagtimeBroadway

Wikipedia.org: www.Wikipedia.org/ChristianeNoll

BroadwayWorld.com: www.broadwayworld.com/ChristianeNoll

BIOGRAPHY:

Christiane Noll (Mother). Broadway/Tour: Urinetown, Mambo Kings, It Ain’t Nothin But the Blues, Jekyll & Hyde, Grease, Miss Saigon, City of Angels, South Pacific. Film: The King & I (Singing Anna). Other: Ace – Helen Hayes nomination, Witches of Eastwick (Signature Theatre, VA), New Moon (Encores!), Lizzie Borden (Goodspeed Opera), The Student Prince (Paper Mill Playhouse), Lincoln Center American Songbook Series. Symphony Soloist with Marvin Hamlisch and the National Symphony Orchestra, Don Pippin and Peter Nero. Opera debut: Washington National Opera with Placido Domingo. christianenoll.com.

 

CHRISTIANE NOLL Singing Back to Before from RAGTIME on Broadway

Watch RAGTIMEs CHRISTIANE NOLL  on Returning to B’way in a Mother of a Role,’ on Broadway.com: CLICK HERE 

 


“Noll is superb at showing the clash of her character’s compassion and moral fortitude against her expected role as dutiful, unquestioning wife, and it’s touching to witness her nervously discovering the legitimacy of wanting something more. Her “Back to Before” stirringly cements that step, while “Our Children” is a tender realization of her first flickers of romance with Tateh.” – David Rooney, Variety

“Noll has been rewarded with a career-making role and the show-stopping, 11 o’clock number ”Back to Before.” She’s brilliant, uncovering in Mother an unexpected (and alluring) edge: ”If I had dreams, then I let you dream them for me,” she sings almost resentfully.” – Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly

PRODUCTION PHOTOS:

[Pictured: Christiane Noll (Mother)]

[Pictured: Christiane Noll (Mother), Ron Bohmer (Father)]

www.RagtimeBroadway.com
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Meet The Nominees – RAGTIME – BEST REVIVAL of a MUSICAL

PRODUCTION: RAGTIME

NOMINATIONS:

TONY AWARDS

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 Lighting Design of a Musical – Donald Holder

RAGTIME won THE DRAMA DESK AWARD for nominations for Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Acme Sound Partners). RAGTIME was nominated for Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Christiane Noll),Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Bobby Steggert), Outstanding Director of a Musical (Marcia Milgrom Dodge), Outstanding Choreography (Marcia Milgrom Dodge), Outstanding Orchestrations (William David Brohn), Outstanding Set Design (Derek McLane), Outstanding Costume Design (Santo Loquasto).

OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Bobby Steggert).

DRAMA LEAGUE nominations for Distinguished Revival of a Musical, Distinguished Performance Award (Bobby Steggert).

 

LINKS:

Production Website: www.RagtimeBroadway.com
Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/RagtimeOnBWay09
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/RagtimeBroadway
YouTube.com Page: www.youtube.com/RagtimeBroadway
Wikipedia.org: www.wikipedia.org/Ragtime(musical)
Broadway.com: http://www.broadway.com/Ragtime

BLURB ABOUT SHOW:

At the dawn of the century, everything is changing…and anything is possible. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s celebrated epic novel and set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, RAGTIME weaves together three distinctly American tales — that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician — united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Their personal journeys come alive as historic figures offer guidance and diversion – among them escape artist Harry Houdini, auto tycoon Henry Ford, educator Booker T. Washington and infamous entertainer Evelyn Nesbit. Together, their stories celebrate the struggle between tradition and independence all in pursuit of the American dream.

Tony nominee Christiane Noll performs on The View

 


THE BEST MUSICAL OF 2009. “A solid, well-sung revival. TERRENCE MCNALLY’S book is one of the BEST NOVEL-TO-MUSICAL TRANSFORMATIONS I’ve seen, and the STEPHEN FLAHERTY – LYNN AHRENS score reinvigorates the ragtime idiom.”  – Richard Zoglin, TIME

“AN ELEGANT, UPLIFTING PRODUCTION. A panoramic vision of America. Warmly acted with a majestic set, RAGTIME has moments of PIERCING SENSITIVITY and an AFFECTING HUMAN SOUL. TERRENCE MCNALLY’s script is a MARVEL of clarity.” – Ben Brantley, New York Times

“This is MUSICAL THEATER AT ITS MOST VIBRANT. No show investigates the nuances of the word ‘change’ as it relates to the American Dream more masterfully than RAGTIME. TRENCHANT and TIMELY, MARCIA MILGROM DODGE’s ELEGANT REVIVAL is delivered with fresh clarity and emotional immediacy. The focus is intimate, the sorrows piercing and the joys uplifting! The creative team is working at PEAK POTENTIAL. Under MARCIA MILGROM DODGE’s assured direction, the IMPECCABLE CAST plays like perfectly tuned instruments. The score is BEAUTIFULLY SUNG and played with all the exquisite dimension only a full-size orchestra can bring, making RAGTIME a TRANSPORTING SENSORY EXPERIENCE.” – David Rooney, Variety

“SOARING music and ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL singing. RAGTIME is about nothing less than the forces that shaped this country: immigration and risk-taking, ingenuity and generosity. It’s big ideas, with big songs, big stories and big personalities. MARCIA MILGROM DODGE has a great eye and comes up with many GORGEOUS, PAINTERLY COMPOSITIONS.” – Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post

RAGTIME features a supple cast under MARCIA MILGROM DODGE’S VIBRANT direction. LYNN AHRENS’ and STEPHEN FLAHERTY’s songs are well-crafted and GENUINELY SOULFUL. TERRENCE MCNALLY’s book tugs at your heart and conscience with such artful aggression that only an ogre could resist the urge to weep at some points and smile at others.” – Elysa Gardner, USA Today

PRODUCTION PHOTOS:

[Pictured: Christiane Noll (Mother), Ron Bohmer (Father), Robert Petkoff (Tateh), Sarah Rosenthal (The Little Girl)]

[Pictured: Stephanie Umoh (Sarah), Quentin Earl Darrington (Coalhouse Walker Jr.)]

[Pictured: The cast of RAGTIME on Broadway]

[Pictured: Quentin Earl Darrington (Coalhouse Walker Jr.), Cast of RAGTIME on Broadway]

www.RagtimeBroadway.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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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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