As the saying goes, you can’t choose your family. And that is a maxim we are forcefully reminded of during the holiday season, when we all return to our familial roosts, be they wacky or stern, neurotic or suffocating (or even fictionalized).
On December 12, 2013, The Weinstein Company’s presented The New York Premiere of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
It started with an intimate screening and luncheon at Le Cirque hosted by producer Jean Doumanian.
It ended with the bewilderingly talented cast attending the premiere later that evening at The Ziegfeld Theater.
Shindigger has more coming on the August: Read More
Like a general loaded with medals in a ticker tape parade, the Broadway play August: Osage County arrives on the screen with credentials convincing enough to impress even the most jaded skeptic: a Pulitzer Prize, a script adapted from his own play by the celebrated Tracy Letts and a high-octane cast of award-winning actors most filmmakers only dream about. The mixed result, I am sorry to report, is a gumbo from the kitchen, half-prepared—a case of too many eyes on the oven timer.
It’s time for the Golden Globe nominations, and with some of the more satellite awards pulling for early frontrunners (Gotham, Film Critics from New York, LA and Boston, etc.,) we’re starting to see some movie trends confirmed. Everyone loved 12 Years a Slave! Unsurprisingly! And Breaking Bad and Girls and Nebraska and American Hustle and Spike Jonze and Martin Scorcese movies that aren’t even out yet!
But there are some surprises…Brooklyn Nine-Nine, anyone? Rush? The Butler gets no love? Greta Gerwig for Frances Ha? That movie was great and all, but Lena Dunham is already representing the affected Brooklyn 20-something constituents with her Girls nominations, are you telling us that the portrayal of overly self-involved young women trying to “make it” in New York is going to start being a thing? Is already a thing?
See the full list of nominees below.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, George Clooney and writing partner Grant Heslov are set to produce the long-gestating film adaptation of Tony hog August: Osage County, by Tracy Letts. While Mr. Clooney has not indicated whether or not he’ll appear in the film, his Ocean’s on-screen squeeze Julia Roberts is set to star along Read More
The New York Sun sat down with Anna Shapiro, the director of Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County. She won the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for best direction of a play. But now she’s up for best director at the Tony Awards.
Only four women have received that honor: Read More
It has been almost three months since The Wire‘s series finale, and we’re all itching to hear about what our favorite actors on the show will be up to. We’ll soon see Jimmy McNulty, or Dominic West, on the big screen playing the villain in the sequel to The Punisher movie. Michael, er…Tristan Read More
August: Osage County, Tracy Letts’ "rambling and entertaining black comedy involving those essential props of American family life—child abuse, alcoholism, drug dependency, divorce, incest, pedophilia, nymphomania and suicide," as the Observer’s John Heilpern called it in his December review, has received a 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Ms. Heilpern called the play, currently being Read More
Dennis Letts, a retired professor and an actor who made his Broadway debut this season in his son’s acclaimed play August: Osage County, died on Friday from cancer. He was 73. August: Osage County, written by Tracy Letts, originated with the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago last summer and opened in New York in December Read More
Charles Isherwood wrote that August: Osage County is “the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years.”
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