Get-To-Know Today’s Featured Drama League Awards Nominees!Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
We’re back and bringing you FOUR MORE productions nominated for 2012 Drama League Awards! Check out show descriptions and media by clicking READ MORE. Here are today’s featured shows: THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL’S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES (Distinguished Production of a Play), AND GOD CREATED GREAT WHALES (Distinguished Revival of a Play), ONCE (Distinguished Production of a Musical) and FOLLIES (Distinguished Revival of a Musical).
Here are your nominees for May 2nd! Click on the title to learn more about each production!
In the summer of 2007, Gus Marcantonio, a retired longshoreman and cousin of the late New York Congressman Vito Marcantonio, summons his three adult children to the family’s Brooklyn brownstone – to vote on the question of his committing suicide. The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures explores revolution, radicalism, marriage, sex, prostitution, politics, real estate, unions of all kinds and debts both unpaid and unpayable.
And God Created Great Whales is an extraordinary and haunting musical adventure into the psyche of a composer trying to create an opera based on Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Desperately fighting against a disease eating away at his mind, he is forced to rely on a tape recorder hung around his neck, each day pressing “Play” and hearing yesterday’s instructions to himself. Described by The New York Times as “an American loner-eccentric with touches of Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, and Tom Waits,” Rinde Eckert displays his full creative force in this frenzied, funny, romantic and moving play.
Once is the celebrated new musical based on the Academy Award®-winning film.
It tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together. Brought to the stage by an award-winning team of visionary artists and featuring an ensemble cast of gifted actor/musicians, once is a musical celebration of life and love: thrilling in its originality, daring in its honesty… and unforgettable in every way.
This is the groundbreaking show that defined musical theatre for a generation. Past and present, dreams and reality collide for one triumphant, haunting and unforgettable night when former members of the “Weismann’s Follies” reunite on the eve of their theater’s demolition. Two couples remember their glorious past and face the harsher realities of the present as the shadows of their younger selves remind them of the complicated steps they’ve danced—both on the stage and throughout their lives.