“I’m a believer that karma takes care of everything in the long run,” Gabriel Mann, who plays billionaire Nolan Ross on ABC’s prime-time soap opera Revenge, told Shindigger last week in a leathery corner of the Royalton Hotel’s lobby bar. In person, the former model is hardly anything like his über-preppy, vengeful TV character.
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“I’m always pleasantly surprised when anybody wants to see a production that I’ve directed,” said John Tiffany over the phone from Glasgow two days after the Tony Awards, erasing all traces of false modesty with child-like wonder. “I kinda go, ‘Oh, wow!’ I feel humbled and privileged that people are actually interested. I’ve a strong philosophical belief that works should be accessible and popular—there shouldn’t be obstacles to anybody being able to connect with what you do—but I wouldn’t say I have a mainstream commercial gene in my body at all. All I know how to do is tell the stories in the most accessible way possible.”
That, apparently, is enough: His Once was Tony king at the recent ceremonies, raking in eight awards in all—among them those for Best Musical and Best Director.
Music has always been a key component in Mr. Tiffany’s theatrical pieces, but never before had he attempted a musical per se
People are talking about the Tony Awards this year, and not just to complain. (Clarification: Those few people who might talk about the Tony Awards are talking about them. Last year, the CBS broadcast of the annual awards show was viewed by seven million people, or a million and change fewer than watched a rerun Read More
Where were you when you found out that Daniel Radcliffe had not received a Tony nomination? Surely not far into any of the articles about this morning’s nominee announcement (the actual nominees are here)! In a move akin to the Los Angeles Times illustrating a Jennifer Egan critics’ award win with a photo Read More
On a Tuesday night last summer-July 14, Bastille Day-I saw my first play as The Observer‘s new theater reviewer. It was Vanities, an awful Off Broadway musical at the Second Stage, and the evening was memorable only because it was also the night the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, the trade Read More
This year’s Tony nominations were announced today and everyone paid attention, but only a little.
Gawker notes that Scarlett Johansson is now a Tony nominee (for A View from the Bridge), but manages not to get too offended. The Journal touts the Johansson nomination in its headline alongside Denzel Read More
I would like to begin my highly influential tips for the winners of this season’s Tony Awards with heartfelt congratulations to Dolly Parton.
Dolly has been nominated for Best Score of a Musical for the music and lyrics of 9 to 5. She isn’t going to win. I just think Dolly’s amazing.
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The Observer‘s John Heilpern was right. The Tony Awards last night at Radio City Music Hall was the night for the great Ms. Patti LuPone and the diva’s devoted followers known as LuPonistas. It had been almost three decades since Ms. LuPone won her first Tony Award for Evita. She was nominated in 1988 Read More
And so to the moment the nation and Patti LuPone have been waiting for—the Tony Awards on CBS, Sunday, June 15, at 8 p.m. What a great night it’ll be for Ms. LuPone and the diva’s devoted followers known as LuPonistas. It better be! But first things first:
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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: Julie Read More