Showing posts with label KEVIN SPACEY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label KEVIN SPACEY. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER TALKS TO ABC'S 'THE VIEW'


Christopher Plummer On The View




Christopher Plummer on replacing Kevin Spacey in All The Money In The World:



Plummer says he's "fortunate" for his continued success at age 88: "Every ten years is another career, it's incredible. I feel like I'm starting all over again."


Plummer is the oldest man to be nominated for an Oscar for his role in All The Money In The World — the film where he replaced Kevin Spacey amidst the assault and harassment accusations against him: "I've been replaced and I've replaced many times in my career ... "


"I love playing a troublemaker," Plummer talks his mischievous role in the new movie Boundaries. "They're so much more interesting than 'goody two-shoes!'"


Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney

Thursday, May 25, 2017

KEVIN SPACEY OUT AND ABOUT IN NEW YORK CITY

Kevin Spacey



Kevin Spacey was all smiles when he arrived at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in New York City the other day.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

CHOPRA & SPACEY TALK HOLLYWOOD BOLLYWOOD

Priyanka Chopra With Kevin Spacey



House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey and actress/singer Priyanka Chopra made an appearance at the International Indian Film Awards yesterday afternoon, April 26th in Tampa Bay, FL, where they co-hosted a Master Acting Class pannel. When Spacey was asked what he thought about Bollyood and Hollywood working together he made the crowd of 300 roar with his answer "well, it's about (expletive) time!" It's reported that Spacey has big plans for India, and plans to try his hand at reviving theater in India.



Priyanka is currently touring the US to promote the release of her new single "I Can't Make You Love Me," which was released last week.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

KEVIN SPACEY TO BE HONORED IN NEW YORK CITY

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MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
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Keven Spacey


As previously announced, two-time Oscar and Tony Award-winner Kevin Spacey will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image at its 28th annual Salute on April 9, 2014 in New York City.



Recently set to honor and introduce notable scenes from Spacey’s wide-ranging and awe-inspiring career are his friends and colleagues Samuel L. Jackson (The Negotiator), Beau Willimon (House of Cards), Denis Leary (The Ref/Recount), Dana Brunetti, Kate Bosworth (Beyond The Sea), Penn Badgley (Margin Call) and Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects), with more to come.



In addition, Museum of the Moving Image is also pleased to announce the stellar Dinner Chairs who will help make this Salute to Kevin Spacey an unforgettable evening including, Amy Pascal, Ted Sarandos, Dana Brunetti, Steve Mosko, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, Coralie Charriol Paul and Dennis Paul, and MMI Chairman Herbert S. Schlosser.



Spacey, who has effortlessly segued between acting/producing/directing in film, television, and theater, as well as being ahead of the curve in how we consume media with the hugely successful Netflix series “House of Cards,” and self distributing his documentary “NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage” May 2nd via www.nowthefilm.com, joins the ranks of past honorees who have received the Museum’s Salute, including Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Robert DeNiro, Goldie Hawn, Dustin Hoffman, Hugh Jackman, Steve Martin, Al Pacino, Sidney Poitier, Jimmy Stewart, Julia Roberts, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg.



Schlosser stated, “Kevin Spacey is one of our culture’s most exciting performers. He has proven his talent and versatility in a wide range of memorable and award-winning roles, and is also an accomplished executive producer and director. This is a great time to be honoring him.”

Monday, March 03, 2014

KEVIN SPACEY SLIPS ELLEN DEGENERES SOME GREEN

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THE GLORIOUS CORNER

Story By: G.H. Harding
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Kevin Spacey




OSCARS 86 --- After last year’s somewhat-mess-of-a-show with host Seth MacFarlane, the producers (Craig Zadan and Neil Meron) were determined more than ever to play it safe and that’s exactly what they got in the form of host Ellen DeGeneres, who was funny for sure, but somewhat laid back. Face it, when she hosted for the first time back in 2007, everyone loved her and though she wasn't as funny as, say Johnny Carson or even Bob Hope, she was an inspired and workable choice.


Her dressing up as a fairy godmother after Pink performed “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” worked fine and actually having pizza delivered during the show was simply fall down funny; with names like Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford chomping at the bit. 


For insiders, her asking for pizza-money from Hollywood-bigwig Harvey Weinstein in particular was funny. Damn. To wit: Harvey probably could have anted up with a bit more than he did! A dapper-looking Kevin Spacey was funny when he slipped Ellen some extra green, saying this is for you!


The show itself contained few surprises, but in the amazingly beautiful Dolby Theatre, the show moved fairly swiftly with many of the usual suspects winning: Jared Leto; Matthew McConaughey; the top prize going to 12 Years A Slave; Cate Blanchett, Best Director, Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity; and, Bette Midler singing “Wind Beneath My Wings,” were all just standout.


Bill Murray throwing out an acknowledgement to the late Harold Ramis during his presentation was terrifically sweet. I actually just watched the original Ghostbusters yesterday and couldn't believe how well it held up and how sturdy Ramis’ contributions were. Cate Blanchett’s pitch regarding the box-office viability of movies starring women was terrific; as was McConaughey’s acceptance speech.


For the most part, the stars were helpfully willing to play along – posing for a tweeted selfie, for example, which briefly crashed Twitter – but those kinds of gags are both slim and a hit-miss proposition. I guess in a way, Twitter was formally christened last night as Hollywood's new PR-tool.


For me, I really liked Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin as hosts; even, Whoopi was great. But, of course, no one ever did it better than Carson.


SHANNON ON CBS FM --- Funny thing about radio history; it goes by before you know it. Scott Shannon returned in fine fashion today to the tri-state radio airwaves - now on WCBS FM, and he sounded like he didn't miss a beat; although he explained to his listeners, he was still getting his feet wet there. 


Opening with an evocative radio narrative where the listener heard snippets from Murray The K, the great Dan Ingram, his own run on the Morning Zoo and even a brief memory of his outstanding 23-run with Todd Pettengill on WPLJ … and, then, to the strains of Survivor’s “Eye Of The Tiger” … Super Shannon was back. 


In an era of programmed-music and voices, Shannon’s a most treasured treat for sure. We think the world of him. Funniest moment: when Monkee-Micky Dolenz called in at 9:45 AM and asked Scott how he happened to get his old time slot! Hilarious. Scott … it’s like you never left!


MIDNIGHT RIDER --- Unclaimed Freight Productions, who is making the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider, has temporarily shut down production in light of last week’s tragic accident and the police investigation.


The production was filming on a bridge in Jessup, GA when a train suddenly appeared. The crew attempted to clear the bridge but was not able to get a mattress, being used in a train sequence, off in time. Second camera assistant Sarah Jones was killed by the train and a number of crew members were injured by flying debris.


Since the incident, it has come to light that the production may have not had permission to shoot on the bridge even though they claimed they had information on when two scheduled trains were scheduled to pass. If it is found that they did not have permission or were elegant, members of the crew could face criminal prosecution including homicide charges.


Authorities are now reviewing the footage from the scene to try and determine what occurred.


There is no word on when production on Midnight Rider will resume.


Unclaimed Freight Productions made the film CBGB and are currently working on Caribou Records, the story of James William Guercio's Colorado recording studios where artists like Elton John, Billy Joel and Chicago made some of their greatest albums. 


CLOSING NOTES --- Tonight’s Linda Lovelace event at Steve Walter’s Cutting Room should be great; some promised surprises too … 


I watched the Oscar’s at PR-pasha’s David Salidor’s home with a gaggle of industry guests and he noted how many of the winners thanked their PR-teams. Salidor explains, "These days, you need those PR-people more than ever" …


Jodi Ritzen announced over the weekend, that Monkee-Peter Tork will indeed appear at her Monkee Convention 2014, next week in New Jersey … 


Author-Mark Bego hosts a birthday party for The Supremes' Mary Wilson tonight in Beverly Hills. Expected guests include Freda Payne ("Band Of Gold") and Natalie Cole. Also on hand will be Debby Campbell, whose new book (Life With My Father Glen Campbell) was co-written by Bego ... 




Tuesday, February 18, 2014

KEVIN SPACEY & AMBER HEARD VISIT LETTERMAN

Kevin Spacey



Amber Heard



Cobie Smulders
 


Cobie Smulders along with Amber Heard and Kevin Spacey visited the Late Show With David Letterman in New York City this week.



Monday, January 20, 2014

KEVIN SPACEY'S WORK WAS SPOT ON EXCELLENT

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THE GLORIOUS CORNER

Story By G. H. Harding
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Kevin Spacey




SAG AWARDS --- As awards fatigue sets in, Saturday night was the SAG Awards (PGA Awards last night); with most of the winners the same from last week’s Globes and this past week’s Critic’s Choice Awards. It’s now time for a break; seven weeks till the Oscars.



I'm glad American Hustle finally came into play winning the SAG-award for outstanding cast over the much-acclaimed historical drama 12 Years a Slave. The event was held Saturday night at Los Angeles’ be-dazzled Shrine Auditorium. The Shrine is like an airplane hangar, but it looked most seductive and twinkling this night.



The night's winners included Matthew McConaughey for his lead role in Dallas Buyers Club and Lupita Nyong’o for her role in Slave. Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad took home his second lead actor award, to go with his recent Globe win and his numerous Emmy's. It’s a damn shame that Kevin Spacey (House Of Cards) is getting nudged out; as his work was spot-on excellent, but it was Bad’s final year and they're certainly going out in style.



Jared Leto won again for best supporting actor and is on track, as with McConaughey for Oscar wins. Leto was honored for playing the gaunt transsexual Rayon, alongside McConaughey’s Texas cowboy in Dallas Buyers Club. He dedicated the award to those who have died of AIDS and to “the Rayons of the world.” Great speech.



His co-star’s speech was one of the more energetic of the evening: McConaughey rhapsodized about the glory of acting like it was space travel: “It feels like they could put a blindfold on you and put you in a spaceship and take you to Neptune and you could hop off on the planet and they better have the sprockets rolling when you get off that spaceship because you are going to behave as your man."



Say what you will; but, Dallas Buyers Club is just an outstanding and ambitious piece of work; hard at moments to look and, but just a great, great movie. Ben (Bat) Affleck was there to hand out the final award (as was a sullen looking Robert DeNiro), and looked so glum. I'm tempted to say why so glum Ben? Maybe he found out his Batman/Superman-epic has been pushed back a few months. All in all, another satisfying night from the Left Coast.



ENTOURAGE A GO GO --- Doug Ellin’s Entourage movie began lensing last week after years of negotiations and near-starts. Has it been too long since the series officially wrapped up on HBO? Me, I just loved the show with its hilarious take on show biz in Hollywood. Funny thing was, Ellin based most of the characters on real-life characters. Martin Landau’s snobbish producer reportedly was based on producer Robert Evans.



Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) was marginally talented, but when he hit it big in the movie Aquaman … he was Hollywood-gold. For me, the character of Ari Gold (based on agent Ari Emanuel) was priceless. Essayed by funnyman Jeremy Piven, he was totally merciless, but with a heart of gold. His character made the phrase hug it out a national past time.



When we last left the boys, Vince tells the gang that he's flying to Paris in a few hours to marry Sophia. Eric quits his job and announces that he's moving to New York to try to be a good father for his child. Turtle and Drama try to convince Sloan to forgive Eric and fly to Paris for the wedding. She's on the fence, until Vince seals the deal by giving her a heartfelt speech about Eric. In the meantime, Ari quits his job for his family and reconciles with his wife. In the end, the entourage meets up at the airport where Sloan forgives Eric and together they fly away to a destination of their choice, compliments of Vince.



Meanwhile, Vince, Sophia, Drama, Turtle, Ari and Mrs. Ari fly to Paris for Vince's wedding while Scott stays behind in Los Angeles, presumably to continue looking after the day-to-day running of the Murphy Lavin Group agency.



In the post-credits scene, Ari and Mrs. Ari are busy resting on the Amalfi Coast when movie-mogul John Ellis suddenly calls. John explains to Ari that he wants to retire, and wants him to take his place as chairman and CEO of Time Warner. The final scene shows Ari contemplating the offer. Got that all?

Harold and Agatha: The Mysterious Jewel




CLOSING NOTES --- Micky Dolenz’s daughter, actress Ami Dolenz is out with her first children’s book; titled Harold and Agatha: The Mysterious Jewel (Friesen Press). In it, Dolenz uses two characters: a stepbrother and sister to convey the importance of getting along and working together.



Harold and Agatha was inspired by stories her father, Micky told her when she would visit him in England. Here’s the link for the book: www.friesenpress.com and www.amazon.com



Speaking of Micky, he’ll be part of the CNN special on The Beatles 50th anniversary called The Sixties – The British Invasion at 9:00 PM January 30. Tom Hank’s production company, Playtone, produced it for CNN …



There’s a new release from a new artist, of the classic “Nessun Dorma.” It’s brash, brusk and really does no good to this wonderful song. Sort of makes you wonder what the producers (and, artist) were thinking about in the first place. Also, this recent A/C duet, based on the classic Canon in D by Pachelbel, makes no sense either. Try this version – much more soothing and appropriate…



Dayme



Dayme attended Debra L. Rothenberg's show at the Rock Paper Photo pop-up store celebrating her new photo book on Bruce Springsteen, In Focus -1980 - 2012 ...



And, who knew Hoboken had their own Mayor? In my 59-years, this is the first time I knew it. Amazing! …



And, finally: after the success of Carrie Underwood in The Sound of Music … Peter Pan will be the next live-presentation. Who should play Peter?




Wednesday, September 18, 2013

THE WORLD PEACE ORCHESTRA'S STAR FETE

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NEW YORK'S LINCOLN CENTER

Photos By: James Edstrom
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Rita Cosby With Kevin Spacey And Tomaczek Bednarek



Rachel Pickup With Alan Cox



Rita Cosby With Tara Fowler, Montel Williams And Deepak Chopra



Emma Myles



Tommy Tune



Jill Martin



Zineb Oukach



Patricia Clarkson



Tony lo Bianco



Kathleen Turner With Rita Cosby



Baz Luhrmann



Hannah Yelland



Evan Jonigkeit



Derek Warburton



Anthony Rapp



Darlene Love



Jenna And Rosanna Scotto With Rita Cosby



Susan Lucci



Wrenn Schmidt And Johnny Orsini



 Jackie Cruz With Alicia Reiner




New York's Lincoln Center was the place to be when 134 young musicians from over 50 countries shared the passion of their talents last week in the name of peace.


Introduced by Kevin Spacey, the concert was a big success and the organizers were excited to have laid the groundwork to mount this magnificent concert again next year.


Young musicians rehearsed tirelessly for a month, and in the end, truly shined and presented themselves as some of the most exquisite music ambassadors their home countries could have ever hoped for.


Major talents who turned out for the historic concert included Deepak Chopra, Rita Cosby, Montel Williams, Susan Lucci and Kathleen Turner.  In addition, a celebrated host committee for the event with Denzel Washington, Neil Sedaka, Tony Orlando, Dionne Warwick, Lee Greenwood, Sigourney Weaver, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin lent their names in support.
 

As Tomaczek Bednarek (WPO coordinating producer) made note, "it was a real honor to create lasting memories with such a celebrated and magnificent list of ‘star partners’ … I think for everyone here, this evenings event will forever hold a very special place in their hearts.” The singer-songwriter and producer went on to say, "The excellence and brilliance of the music which these young musicians poured out from the stage, truly gives us confidence that no matter what our backgrounds, no matter what cultural differences we have… through music, we can all speak and hear in one voice… and embrace the song and message of peace.”


Tomaczek then noted that, "…every young musician in this orchestra brought something incredibly unique to what we experienced. Not only because of the vast differences in their situations, but also that which is embodied within their own creative brilliance… and the magnificence of the music which overflowed through each one of them distinctively and powerfully tonight!" The World Peace Orchestra truly delivered an amazing event.




Monday, July 22, 2013

TERRIFIC NETFLIX HOUSE OF CARDS NOMINATED

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THE GLORIOUS CORNER

By: G. H. Harding
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Kevin Spacey





Emmy Dearest --- Last week’s Emmy’s nominations declared once and for all - that all of the great drama series out now, are not on the networks anymore, but on cable. Netflix’s terrific House Of Cards, was nominated for a Best Drama Series; as well as its stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. CBS’ Good Wife, which has been nominated every year since its inception, didn't make the list this year either; USA’s Political Animals (now canceled) was nominated too, as well as the superlative Homeland.


One bone I've got with the Emmy-people (and, I'm not alone it seems) is over the fact that although Mad Men got nominated for Best Drama (and, star Jon Hamm); none of its episodes were nominated for Best Writing Awards. How it that possible? Creator Matt Weiner is writing Shakespeare and for him not to have been properly recognized is a true shame (his episode this season “The Quality Of Mercy” was an instant classic). 


Jane Fonda nabbed a nomination (her first in some 30 years) for her portrayal of Leona Lansing in HBO’s The Newsroom, as well as star Jeff Daniels; both richly deserved. Broadway-fave John Slattery, who we adore here, from Mad Men … nada. He’s been shunned year after year here and it is truly a shame; as some of his best work yet has been on this show. 


Also, The Office, which just finished its outstanding run … nothing either. On the plus side, HBO’s Beyond The Candelabra …. 15 nominations. And, it was a rather sumptuous affair as stars Michael Douglas, Matt Damon and Dan Aykroyd just superb. Al Pacino’s Phil Spector movie was recognized as well. 


If you ever needed proof the landscape of TV has indeed changed; this year’s ceremony was it. The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS, Sunday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.



DAYME ROCKIN’ --- Last year we told you about a new star on the horizon, Dayme. Last week in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial and verdict; she released her own music video via You Tube called “Rock The Hoodie.” In two days it generated over 440k views and a flurry of industry attention.


According to the artist, “I did the song prior to the verdict because it was close to my heart. I never did it as a climbing the ladder strategy.” There’s no question that this is, and remains, a hot button issue. Stevie Wonder has vowed never to play in Florida again; so, it’s justifiably created a divided opinion. Check it out HERE



CORY MONTEITH UPDATE --- According to Glee-creator Ryan Murphy, Cory Monteith’s character Finn will be killed off in the third episode of the new season.


After that third episode, the show will go off the air so Murphy can figure out the next step; and, whether Lea Michele will even remain with the show. It always a dicey-situation when something like this happens; especially to such an integral character in the show. The character of Finn was just so important to the show; it’s major situation to deal with. 


According to our sources, Murphy gave several many interviews at Comic Con this past weekend, and one thing is certain: After an intervention in March, Monteith was sent to rehab. Clearly Murphy knew what was going on and did his best. I'm quite sure whatever he and his brain-trust at the show decide; it will be handled perfectly. A tragedy all around. 



Thursday, December 09, 2010

CASINO JACK AT VEGAS PLANET HOLLYWOOD



Kevin Spacey


Holly Madison


Kevin Spacey And Holly Madison


Kevin Spacey and Holly Madison were snapped at the 'Casino Jack' movie screening at Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada last night.

Photos By: Scott Harrison / Retna Ltd.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

THE HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION

Kevin Spacey


Philip Berk


Philip Berk along with Kevin Spacey attended the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to announce the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Actor/director/producer Robert De Niro will receive the famed Award at the 68th Golden Globes.


Photos By:RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

Thursday, January 22, 2009

SHRINK PREMIERE AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Keke Palmer


Kevin Spacey


Actor Kevin Spacey attends the 'Shrink' premiere during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival at the Eccles Theater last night in Park City, Utah. Actress Keke Palmer was also there and she looked fantastic.
Photos By: RD/ Leon / Retna Digital

Thursday, May 15, 2008

KEVIN SPACEY FEARS PRESIDENTIAL TIE

Hollywood star Kevin Spacey fears November’s presidential elections could result in the same controversial stalemate that tied candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore in 2000, because of flaws in the vote-counting system in America.Spacey plays Gore’s lawyer in new movie Recount, about the dramatic conclusion to the election, when a tense recount in Florida handed Bush the White House, despite Gore having won the popular vote. Gore supporter Spacey is concerned another close race could result in a similarly chaotic conclusion, and is insisting technological innovations won’t help at all. Spacey tells the New York Daily News, "There’s no doubt in my mind that this could happen again. Even if you went from a punch-card ballot to a punch-screen ballot, in which case there’s no paper trail. You couldn’t do a recount. What was wrong with just checking a box?"

Friday, July 13, 2007

KEVIN SPACEY DANCES WITH HIMSELF ?

Straight Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey was allegedly spotted "dirty dancing with himself" at a New York nightclub.The 'American Beauty' actor was seen getting his groove on at Home last Friday and reportedly refused to speak to the waiting staff. A witness told the New York Post newspaper: "He was standing near a corner booth and dirty dancing by himself."When a cocktail waitress tried to take his order he wouldn't speak to her and just whispered his orders to a male friend."He only stopped dancing to order drinks or run frantically through the crowd to the bathroom."Despite his presence being confirmed by multiple witnesses and a representative for Home, Spacey is adamant he wasn't at the venue. A representative for the Oscar-winning star said: "He wasn't there, he was at Vassar."

Friday, June 15, 2007

KEVIN SPACEY NOT INTERESTED IN ACTING

Hollywood star Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey is no longer interested in being a movie star.The Oscar-winning 'American Beauty' star loves being an artistic director at London's Old Vic theatre and is happy taking a break from the big screen.He said: "I don't care about my personal acting career any more. I'm done with it. After ten years of making movies and going better than I ever could have imagined, I sort of had to ask myself: 'What am I supposed to do with all of this success that I have had?'"Am I just going to keep making movie after movie and be concerned with all of that 'Are you up, are you down, are you hot, are you not?', and I don't really care."What I care about is working with people, what I care about is the remarkable experience of being able to be a part of bringing people together."Spacey has starred in 'Richard II' and 'Moon for the Misbegotten' since he began working at the British theatre four years ago.He is set to team up with 'American Beauty' director Sam Mendes for an Old Vic production of 'The Tempest' and 'Hamlet'.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

THE DRAMA DESK AWARDS WERE HOT !

Christine Ebersole and Matt Cavanagh

The Drama Desk festivities began at 5 PM at that legendary home of theater dealmakers the newly refurbished Russian Tea Room. Thoroughly restored to its original glory, and the some, the glitzy red and gold rooms were the perfect showcase for the high glam event. The incandescent Christine Ebersole co-hosted the VIP reception with longtime Drama Desk show producer Robert Blume. After the reception, guests piled onto luxury buses for the short trip over to the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Center for the 52nd annual awards. The delightfully bubbly Drama Desk winner Kristen Chenoweth of Wicked fame hosted the ceremonies with Broadway and film biggest talents in attendance. The glittering crowd included: Kevin Spacey, Audra McDonald, Ashley Brown and the kids from Mary Poppins; Martin Short, Jim Dale, Tommy Tune, Phylicia Rashad, Marsha Mason, Lea Salonga, Raul Esparza, Lea Michele, and nominees including Vanessa Redgrave, Frank Langella, Liev Schreiber, Brian F. O’Byrne, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eve Best, Gianni Russo, Donna Moore, Annie Parisse, Jonathan Groff, Donna Murphy, Michael Cerveris, Jan Maxwell, Martha Plimpton, Gavin Lee, Billy Crudup, Boyd Gaines, Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba, Barbara Walsh, Orfeh, Jack O’Brien, Hal Prince, Michael Mayer, John Doyle, Patricia Birch, Jerry Mitchell, Matthew Bourne, John Kander, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Julian Fellowes, Rupert Holmes, Alfred Uhry, Jonathan Tunick, William Ivey Long, Santo Loquasto, Capathia Jenkins, Austin Pendleton. Before the show began there were more cocktails with still more theater folks thanks to the good people at Grey Goose Vodka and Lubov Wines. Then into the theater for the much awaited magic moments. When the first tallies were taken The Coast of Utopia, Tom Stoppard’s epic trilogy of intellectual life in pre-revolutionary Russia swept the drama category winning seven awards including Outstanding Play. Spring Awakening, the rock musical based on the 1891 German play about sexually anguished teens coming of age picked up four awards including Best Musical. The show’s composer rocker Duncan Sheik won the Outstanding Music award for his pulsating, high energy score. Frank Langella scored Outstanding Actor in a play for Frost/Nixon; Eve Best, Outstanding Actress in a Play for A Moon for the Misbegotten; Raul Esparza for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for Company which also won Outstanding Revival and a two way tie with a pair of dynamic talents Audra McDonald for 110 in the Shade and Donna Murphy for Love Musik for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. A midnight supper followed at the China Grill in a wonderful show of fellowship many non-winners came to congratulate their peers.
Report: John Wegorzewski