Get to Know Your Nominees!Friday, May 4th, 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: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (Distinguished Production of a Play), LOOK BACK IN ANGER (Distinguished Revival of a Play), QUEEN OF THE MIST (Distinguished Production of a Musical) and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Distinguished Revival of a Musical).
Here are the nominees for May 4th! Click on the title to learn more about each production!
Bob Boyett and The National Theatre of Great Britain present the comedy sensation ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, winner of the Evening Standard Award and the Critics’ Circle Award. Breakout comic actor James Corden (The History Boys, BBC’s “Gavin & Stacey”) stars as Francis Henshall (“ONE MAN”). Always famished and easily confused, Henshall agrees to work for a local gangster as well as a criminal in hiding (“TWO GUVNORS”), both of whom are linked in a web of schemes, extortions and romantic associations… none of which Francis can keep straight. So he has to do everything in his power to keep his two guvnors from meeting, while trying to eat anything in sight along the way. Simple.
For Jimmy Porter, there is nothing more criminal than the lack of emotion and enthusiasm he sees evident in his generation, especially in his well-born wife, Alison, and their roommate Cliff, who have grown addicted to Jimmy’s passion and rage. But when Alison’s childhood friend Helena visits, she exposes the unsustainable madness of their relationships and living situation, forcing Alison to decide whether to leave the most exciting and dangerous man she’s ever known.
Queen of the Mist is a world premiere musical with words and music by 5-time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Marie Christine, Hello Again). Based on an astounding and outrageous true story, two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa stars as Anna Edson Taylor, who, in 1901 at the age of 63, set out to be the first woman to shoot Niagara Falls in a barrel of her own design. Navigating both the treacherous Falls and a fickle public with a ravenous appetite for sensationalism, this unconventional heroine vies for her legacy in a world clamoring with swindling managers, assassins, revolutionaries, moralizing family, anarchists and activists. Convinced that there is greatness in her and determined not to live as ordinary, she sets out to battle her fear and tempt her fate.
Since its Broadway debut, this spectacular musical phenomenon has thrilled millions of theatregoers worldwide; mesmerizing them with its passion, captivating them with its story and entrancing them with its anthemic title song. And now, two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff brings a bold, new vision to the classic rock opera by Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winners Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
We hope that everyone enjoyed meeting some of our great nominees this week! Make sure to check back on Monday when we will start to highlight our exceptional performers and continue to feature our great nominated productions! Tickets to the 78th Annual Drama League Awards are still available! The awards will be held at the Marriot Marquis in Times Square on Friday, May 18 at noon. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Tom Stein at the Drama League.