More Nominees Are Here!Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
We’re back for our final week of getting to know the 2012 Drama League Awards Nominees and the last week before we begin the final countdown to the big event on May 18! This week we will feature not only our outstanding nominated productions, but our distinguished performer nominees as well. Click READ MORE to find out more. Here are today’s featured shows: OTHER DESERT CITIES (Distinguished Production of a Play), THE MAIDS (Distinguished Revival of a Play), and today’s featured performers are: Jane Alexander, Nina Arianda, Annaleigh Ashford, Angela Basset, Simon Russell Beale, Tracie Bennett, Christian Borle, Matthew Broderick, Kim Cattrall, Heather Christian, James Corden, Michael Cristofer, Tyne Daly, Jesse Eisenberg, Linda Edmont, Raul Esparza, and Santino Fontana.
Other Desert Cities:
In Jon Robin Baitz’s OTHER DESERT CITIES, Brooke Wyeth (Elizabeth Marvel) returns home to Palm Springs after a six year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents (Stockard Channing and Stacy Keach), her brother (Matthew Risch), and her aunt (Judith Light). Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history – a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
Revenge tragedy meets film noir in this seductively playful and incendiary masterpiece. House-maid sisters Solange and Claire spend their days dreaming of escape, while their bourgeois employer Madame floats through life on champagne bubbles – until fantasies turn deadly in this thrilling psychological kaleidoscope of a play. Set in a phantasmagoric world of masks and mirrors, ceremonies and sensuality, heightened language and beautiful gesture, The Maids is ritualistic exploration of class, the nature of identity, and the power of imagination.
And our performer nominees are: