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A new issue of one the most essential film publications, La Furia Umana, is now available online. As always, alongside a rich collection of disparate texts, the issue has separate dossiers devoted to specific filmmakers, including ones on René Vautier (edited by Nicole Brenez) and Ida Lupino with Claire Denis. The amount of must-read coverage is daunting: included, too, are homages to Chris Marker and Stephen Dwoskin, a new video by David Phelps, and much more to explore.
In this issue, our pride and joy is to be found in the monograph-length dossier on Hollywood auteur William A. Wellman, a dossier edited by Gina Telaroli and Phelps. Our editor Daniel Kasman has contributed anoverview to Wellman's filmography; Telaroli has an incredible image-based piece on Good-bye, My Lady (alongside "scraps" and "findings" pointing the way for even more coverage of this filmmaker's wide oeuvre), filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier has a new piece, »
When I was a kid I was always drawn to stories with fantasy elements, like Harvey, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, On Borrowed Time and Death Takes a Holiday. Introducing unexplainable or mystical elements into a real-world setting is hard to resist, when it’s done right. If I had a 10-to-12-year-old child, I would take them to see The Odd Life of Timothy Green, because it traffics in that kind of everyday fantasy and plays it with sincerity. If it whets a young person’s appetite to see more of this kind of storytelling, that’s great. I’m only sorry it isn’t a better movie. Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton play a loving couple who want a baby more than...
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The New York Drama Critics’ Circle have announced the winners of the organization’s 77th annual awards on Monday night.Stephen Karam’s “Sons of the Prophet” won the award for Best Play. Other finalists included Amy Herzog’s “4000 Miles” and Nina Raines’ “Tribes.” According to the Nydcc website, it took four rounds of voting to determine a clear winner. “Tribes” went on to win the award for Best Foreign Play, over Richard Bean’s British import “One Man, Two Guvnors.”“Once,” which leads the pack of Tony competitors with 11 nominations, won Best Musical. Other finalists included “Death Takes a Holiday” and “Queen of the Mist.”The group also decided to bestow two special citations. One went to the Signature Theatre Company on the occasion of its major expansion, and the other went to director Mike Nichols for career achievement. Nichols directed the current revival of “Death of a Salesman” on Broadway. »
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In the running for Outstanding Actor, Spacey (Richard III) and Seymour Hoffman (Death of a Salesman) face competition from the likes of James Corden (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Hugh Dancy (Venus in Fur).
Pop star Ricky Martin has nabbed a nod for Outstanding Actor In A Musical for Evita, which is also up for the Outstanding Musical Revival crown.
The 57th annual Drama Desk Awards look set to be a big night for Broadway production Follies and the off-Broadway show Death Takes a Holiday - both landed 10 nominations each.
The trophies will be presented during a ceremony at The Town Hall in New York City on 3 June. »
The Drama Desk Award nominations, announced Friday, are causing some drama of their own. After inexplicably not including the Outstanding Orchestrations category in this year’s awards – the press release says, “The Board also decided to eliminate the category of Orchestrations” - the Drama Desk board has ruffled more than a few industry feathers.Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown took to his blog to register his outrage. Calling on this year’s nominated composers - Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová (“Once”), Michael John Lachiusa (“Queen of the Mist”), Alan Menken (“Leap of Faith” and “Newsies The Musical”), Frank Wildhorn (“Bonnie & Clyde”), and Maury Yeston (“Death Takes a Holiday”) - to boycott the awards on June 3, Brown wrote: “I think it's the duty of those writers to support the orchestrators who have served them so valiantly and brilliantly this season and throughout their careers. I think the. »
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Following an overwhelmingly less-than-friendly response to omitting the “Outstanding Orchestrations” category from their 2011-2012 nominations, the Drama Desk Executive Board has reversed its controversial decision, announcing the nominees for that award on Monday afternoon. The nominations for “Outstanding Orchestrations” are as follows:Bill Elliott, “Nice Work If You Can Get It”Larry Hochman, “Death Takes a Holiday”Martin Lowe, “Once”John McDaniel, “Bonnie & Clyde”Michael Starobin, “Queen of the Mist”Danny Troob, “Newsies The Musical”The initial decision to exclude the Orchestrations category this year met with a healthy amount of protest, Back Stage reported on Monday morning. The petition to reinstate the category racked up more than 3,000 signatures, while Drama Desk and Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown’s blog calling for this year’s nominated composers to boycott the award ceremony made the interweb rounds.Commenting on the reversal, Drama Desk President Isa Goldberg stated:“The Drama Desk prides »
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New York, April 28 (Ians/Efe) Singer and actor Ricky Martin was nominated Friday for a Drama Desk Award in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Musical, for his role in the current Broadway revival of "Evita".
"Thank u! What a way 2 srt my day!," the star said on Twitter.
Martin will compete for the prestigious prize with Raul Esparza for "Leap of Faith", Danny Burstein for "Follies", Kevin Earley for "Death Takes a Holiday", Jeremy Jordan for "Newsies The Musical" and Norm Lewis for "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess".
"Evita" also had another three nominations. »
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"Follies" and "Death Takes a Holiday" received the most nominations for the 57th annual Drama Desk Awards, which were announced by Broadway stars Donna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James at a press conference at Feinstein's at Loews Regency on Friday. Both performers are previous Drama Desk winners. Murphy will be featured in a revival of "Into the Woods" at the Delacorte Theatre this summer and d'Arcy James is currently starring on NBC's "Smash." Unlike the Tony Awards, the Drama Desks consider productions from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway equally in each of its multiple categories. "Follies," the hit revival of the 1971 Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical about a reunion of showgirls which will soon open in Los Angeles, and "Death Takes a Holiday," a Roundabout Theatre Company production which played Off-Broadway last summer, received 10 nominations each.The Drama Desk is an organization of New York-based theater writers, critics, and editors. »
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8 items from 2012
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