Do the Tony nominees feel like best friends from high school you’ve never actually met, given all the photographs and interviews and….celebrations over the past six weeks? It feels just like the last few weeks as a Senior. Graduation is this Sunday.
(Photographs from All 39 Tony Award nominees reveal their old headshots)
The Week in New York Theater Awards
.@TheTonyAwards in theater education will go to Melody Herzfeld, the one-woman drama department at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl.https://t.co/y0bTvFglNG pic.twitter.com/ISWfgyLsFC
— New York Theater (@NewYorkTheater) June 3, 2018
Photographer Sara Krulwich receives a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater, the first journalist to be so honored. Here are a selection of her theater photographs,
The Week in New York Theater Reviews
Fifty years after the Off-Broadway opening of Mart Crowley’s groundbreaking play about a group of gay men at a birthday party, “The Boys in the Band” is debuting on Broadway with an all-gay cast of A-list actors who make the play pop….Does the play traffic in stereotypes and depict characters who are self-loathing, as it’s long been accused of doing? Well, yes, especially in the second half. Yet, at the same time, helped by the alchemy of Joe Mantello’s smart direction and a stellar cast, the play can still feel daring, and its characters delightfully defiant.
Happy Gay Pride Month pic.twitter.com/mBPLJJUPgx
— New York Theater (@NewYorkTheater) June 1, 2018
The Week in New York Theater News
Escape to Margaritaville will play its final Broadway performance at the Marquis, July 1, 2018, after 29 preview and 124 regular performances.
Donna Murphy will play Dolly in Hello, Dolly on five successive Sunday matinees July 22-August 19 plus Monday August 20
2018-19 @PublicTheaterNY season features
A Bob Dylan musical written by Conor McPherson
Glenn Close as Joan of Arc’s mother
Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal in new plays by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne
new plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, Luis Alfaro, MORE
— New York Theater (@NewYorkTheater) June 5, 2018
Good news John Leguizamo fans. Netflix is taping “Latin History for Morons” at NJPAC June 28-30. You can attend…or wait until it’s online.
— New York Theater (@NewYorkTheater) May 31, 2018
The 25 Best American Plays since Angels in America, according to New York Times critics.
Tim Federele, former Broadway dancer turned novelist about Broadway turned Broadway book writer, has been hired to write the High School Musical TV series in the works at Disney’s forthcoming streaming service.
RIP Allyn Ann McLerie, 91, actress, dancer, singer, who made her Broadway debut 75 years ago, performed in hits Where’s Charley, On the Town, West Side Story, then went on to a career on TV and in the movies.
I close with this photograph I took of Lea Salonga at the Theatre World Awards, just because…