Get-To-Know Today’s Featured Drama League Awards Nominees!Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
We’re back and bringing you FOUR MORE productions nominated for 2012 Drama League Awards! Check out show descriptions and media after the jump, and get your tickets to see today’s featured shows: THE COLUMNIST (Distinguished Production of a Play), GORE VIDAL’S THE BEST MAN (Distinguished Revival of a Play), NEWSIES (Distinguished Production of a Musical) and EVITA (Distinguished Revival of a Musical)
The Columnist (nominee for Distinguished Production of a Play):
For decades, Joseph Alsop was the most powerful journalist in the country. He was beloved, feared and courted in equal measure by the Washington political world. But as the ‘60s approached and American culture entered a time of dizzying change, the intense political drama Joe was embroiled in became deeply personal as well. Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow takes on the role of Joseph Alsop in The Columnist. David Auburn, whose Pulitzer- and Tony-winning Proof dazzled audiences and critics alike, returns to MTC with this fascinating new play directed by his Proof collaborator, Tony winner Daniel Sullivan.
Gore Vidal’s the Best Man (nominee for Distinguished Revival of a Play):
Gore Vidal’s THE BEST MAN is about the race to the presidency, as two front-runners vie for their party’s nomination in the midst of backstabbing, double-crossing, dirty-dealing and all the games politicians play. It’s a roller coaster ride of twists and turns which make for the most entertaining and fun night in the theatre this season!
Newsies (nominee for Distinguished Production of a Musical):
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teen aged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.
Evita (nominee for Distinguished Revival of a Musical):
Eva Perón used her smarts and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world — while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. EVITA tells Eva’s passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater’s most beautiful songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying, Adored.”