A Tony Awards roundup, and other theatre news
The stories theatre lovers have been talking about this week.
1. Takei talks 'Allegiance' in NYC by James Hebert [UTSanDiego.com]
June 11, 2013
The Tony Awards dominated the cultural news in New York this week, but it turned out they weren't the only red-carpet game in town.
On Monday night, Manhattan's landmark Stella Adler Studio of Acting hosted its annual Stella By Starlight Gala ...
2. 'War Horse' trots out a spectacle at Orpheum by Rohan Preston [StarTribune.com]
June 14, 2013
If theater is a conspiracy of imagination between actors and audience, one of this season's deepest collusions happens with "War Horse," the Tony Award winner that opened Wednesday at Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre.
We can clearly see the actors as they ...
3. Of Shakespeare And Superheroes: 'Venice,' by Eric Rosen and Matt Sax, Teems With Action by Ben Brantley [Theater.NYTimes.com]
June 13, 2013
There's enough plot in Eric Rosen and Matt Sax's "Venice," the action-flooded new musical at the Public Theater, to fill a whole year in a Marvel comics series. Though it borrows some of its story from Shakespeare's "Othello" and much of its tone from apocalyptic movie blockbusters like "The Dark Knight Rises," this tale ...
4. Sackler Center First Award Recipient Julie Taymor Talks About Women in Theatre and Staying True to Her Vision by Carey Purcell [Playbill.com]
June 14, 2013
"I did play Cinderella," Julie Taymor said of her childhood performing in the Boston Children's Theatre program. "But I turned down Snow White."
This decision, made by Taymor when she realized she was always cast as the princess but really wanted to play "one of the juicy bad guys" ...
TONY AWARD ROUNDUP
Want to relive the magic of last Sunday's ceremony? Check out these links for a mixed bag of commentaries, recaps and videos from theatre's biggest night!
- Tony Awards 2013, 'Kinky Boots' takes best musical title by David Ng [LATimes.com]
- Neil Patrick Harris and Best Moments of the 2013 Tony Awards (VIDEO) by Kevin Fallon [TheDailyBeast.com]
- Tony Awards 2013: The Complete List of Winners by TIME Staff [Entertainment.Time.com]
- African-American Actors Win Big at Tonys by Barbara Chai [Blogs.WSJ.com]
- Check out video from onstage, backstage and the red carpet here! [TonyAwards.com]