7. Fosse! Fosse! Fosse!Pippin, a musical about the meaning of life that had a high-flying circus-themed revival last year. Christopher Wheeldon has a chance to repeat the feat this year for An American in Paris, which qualifies as a dance-heavy "ballet musical" but still creates audience love pangs for its ensemble cast and their quirky characters (evidenced by best featured actor nods for Max von Essen and Brandon Uranowitz, who are perfect). … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons Broadway Beginners Should Watch the Tony Awards
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British pop star and Take That frontman Gary Barlow’s score for Finding Neverland, adapted from the 2004 film and the first lead producing endeavor of Harvey Weinstein, received no love, and the musical as a whole was shut out from receiving any awards recognition on Tuesday. Other new musicals that also didn’t receive a single nomination include Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Bergman’s Honeymoon In Vegas, based on Bergman’s 1992 film; It Shoulda Been You, a wedding comedy written by Brian Hargove and Barbara Anselmi and directed by Hargrove’s husband, David Hyde Pierce; and Dr. Zhivago, a musical adaptation of the 1957 novel and subsequent film about civil war-ridden Russia. … [Read more...] about A Close Look at the 2015 Tony Award Nominations
It reveals that Filbert Street only comes out on top when looking at the more touristy areas of the city. Von Worley made it his mission to explore the more neglected backstreets and concluded that after being repaved in 2009, the modest, one-block, dead-end stretch of Bradford Street, near where the 101 and 280 freeways converge, reigned supreme at a vertigo-inducing 41% grade. This discovery pushed North Beach's treacherous Romolo Street into second place. … [Read more...] about Where is San Francisco’s actual steepest street? This guy found out the hard way.
More established names in the nominations list included Judi Dench and Steve Coogan for best actress and best actor respectively for Philomena (with Coogan receiving an extra nod for best screenplay, along with co-writer Jeff Pope), Tom Hardy with a best actor nom for Locke, and Kristin Scott Thomas a best supporting actress nomination for The Invisible Woman. Jonathan Glazer and Scarlett Johansson both picked up nods for Under the Skin. … [Read more...] about Starred Up heads British independent film awards nominations
The academy responded the next day, keeping their response short. “Ava & David, we hear you,” they quote-tweeted Duvernay a few hours later. “Unacceptable. We’re committed to progress.” Yeah, they’re definitely getting roasted in the replies. … [Read more...] about David Oyelowo Says the Academy Punished