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Was kostet ein Tony Award? 2500 Dollar

Das Revival des Broadway-Musicals »Pippin« hat 22, »Kinky Boots« hat 20, »Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike« immerhin noch 19 und »Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf« 18. – Nicht Tony Awards, sondern Produzenten. Allen diesen Produktionen ist gemeinsam, dass sie bei den heurigen Tony Awards in den Kategorien Best Musical/Play; Best Revival of a Musical/Play ausgezeichnet wurden, und mithin alle ihre Produzenten.

Nachdem »Pippin« in der Kategorie Best Revival of a Musical gewonnen hatte, wurde Jonathan Reinis, der 125.000 Dollar in die Show investiert hatte, gebeten, 2500 Dollar für seinen Tony Award zu bezahlen. Und warum? Bei den Tony Awards ist es üblich, dass alle Produzenten ihre ganz eigene Trophäe bekommen, nicht nur die wichtigsten (wie bei den Oscars oder den Grammys) – allerdings müssen sie dafür bezahlen, und zwar 2500 Dollar.

2013 ist ein großartiges Jahr, denn die Produzenten des Awards haben mit dieser Masche die Möglichkeit, 250.000 Dollar einzunehmen. Und dass sie an das Geld rankommen, ist sehr wahrscheinlich. Wer würde schon auf die Chance verzichten, einen eigenen Tony im Wohnzimmerregal stehen zu haben.

Gratis bekommen nur die beiden Hauptproduzenten ihre Trophäe. 79 weitere Statuetten wären zu bezahlen (das ergibt 197.000 Dollar), und da jede Investorgruppe bzw. jedes Unternehmen bis zu vier weitere Tonys bestellen kann, ist die oben angeführte Summe von 250.000 Dollar erzielbar.

Nähere Infos in einem interessanten Artikel der New York Times –> hier.

IN YOUR FACE: Jason Robert Brown über die Streichung der Kategorie “Orchestrations” bei den Drama Desk Awards

Mind you, New York theatre musicians feel like they’re under siege all the time anyway. Pit orchestras have fewer and fewer players, the musicians themselves are often hidden away, miked to a level of utter artificiality, the quality of the music they make is more in the hands of the mix engineer than under their own very capable control, and there is constant pressure from producers to allow the music to be pre-recorded (a pressure that the Musicians’ Union, almost entirely on its own, has thus far managed to deflect, though I assure you that fight is far from over). Furthermore, even though the Tonys now do have an Orchestration award, there is no major award for Music Directors, a slight which drives those irreplaceable and versatile collaborators justifiably up a wall. So this kerfuffle about the Drama Desks, which might seem simply puzzling in any other year, this year seems like yet another shot across the bow.

Der ganze Artikel bei broadwayworld.com –> hier.

Link
- playbill.com: Drama Desk Awards Drop Outstanding Orchestrations Category

Grammy-Nominierungen 2012

Am 12. Februar 2012 finden die 54. Grammy Awards statt, in der vergangenen Nacht wurden die Nominierungen für die begehrten Preise der National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences verlautbart. Ein paar Nominierungen in den in etwa Musiktheater (& -Film)-relevanten Kategorien:

Best Musical Theater Album
01. Anything Goes - New Broadway Cast Recording [Ghostlight Records]
02. The Book of Mormon - Original Broadway Cast [Ghostlight Records]
03. How to succeed in Business without really trying - 2011 Broadway Cast Recording [Decca]

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
01. Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1 - (Various Artists) [Elektra]
02. Burlesque - Christina Aguilera [RCA Records]
03. Glee: The Music, Volume 4 - (Glee Cast) [Columbia Records]
04. Tangled - (Various Artists) [Walt Disney Records]
05. True Blood: Volume 3 - (Various Artists) [WaterTower Music]

Best Song Written For Visual Media
01. Born to be somebody (aus “Never say Never”)
Diane Warren, songwriter (Justin Bieber) [Island/Raymond Braun/School Boy]
02. Christmastime is killing us (aus “Family Guy”)
Ron Jones, Seth MacFarlane & Danny Smith, songwriters (Danny Smith, Ron Jones & Seth MacFarlane)
[Fox Music]
03. I see the light (aus “Tangled”)
Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, songwriters (Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi) [Walt Disney Records; Publishers: Wonderland Music/Walt Disney Music]
04. So long (aus “Winnie the Pooh”)
Zooey Deschanel, songwriter (Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward) [Walt Disney Records; Publisher: Walt Disney Music]
05. Where The River Goes (aus “Footloose”)
Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Drew Pearson & Anne Preven, songwriters (Zac Brown) [Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville; Publishers: Weimerhound Publishing,Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, CYP Two Publishing,
Lil Dub Music/Angelika Music]
06. You Haven’t seen the last of me (aus “Burlesque”)
Diane Warren, songwriter (Cher) [RCA Records; Publisher: Realsongs]

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
01. Body and Soul: Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
Track from: Duets II [Columbia Records]
02. Dearest: The Black Keys
Track from: Rave On Buddy Holly [Fantasy]
03. Paradise: Coldplay
[Capitol Records]
04. Pumped up Kicks: Foster The People
Track from: Torches [Star Time Intl./Columbia]
05. Moves like Jagger: Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera
Track from: Hands All Over [A&M/Octone Records]

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
01. Duets II: Tony Bennett & Various Artists - [Columbia Records]
02. The Gift: Susan Boyle - [Syco Music/Columbia Records]
03. In concert on Broadway: Harry Connick Jr. - [Columbia Records]
04. Music is better than words: Seth MacFarlane - [Universal Republic]
05. What matters most: Barbra Streisand - [Columbia Records]

Eine Liste aller Nominierungen gibt es –> hier zum Download.

Tony Awards: Die Schlussnummer

Großen Eindruck hat bei vielen Zusehern der diesjährigen Tony Awards beispielsweise die Schlussnummer hinterlassen. Sie wurde von Lin-Maunel Miranda (”In The Heights”) während der Live-Ãœbertragung getextet und von Tony-Präsentator Neil Patrick Harris “gerappt”. Der Text:

We straightened things out in the opening number, Ellen Barkin and John Benjamin Hickey took home awards for their hilarious performances in THE NORMAL HEART.
Daniel Radcliffe kicked some butt, and we were so elated
Even Voldemort was sad he wasn’t nominated
Norbert Leo Butz sang and danced and tried to catch ya, comin’ atcha,
Chasing Trey and Casey ‘cause they nabbed a Tony statue
Commencing in the Chattanooga station
From the grand imagination of the Kander-Ebb collaboration
It takes a lot for a recipient to humble me
But everybody cried for gorgeous Nikki James, the bumblebee
Andrew Rannells sang “I Believe” and he landed it
So well now he’s Mitt Romney’s V.P. candidate
All across the country, from the north and to the south
They’re saying Brooke’s a hottie with a crazy potty mouth
John Larroquette brought an eloquent mood to the room
I’m still imagining him at home in his Fruit-of-the-Looms
SPIDER-MAN and Mary-Jane gave us perspective here
They sang a ballad, we didn’t need protective gear
Patina Miller nun sang “Raise Your Voice” with cheer
And MEMPHIS is relentless, they’re performing every year
THE NORMAL HEART won, Larry Kramer made us weep
And WAR HORSE dazzled us with a theatrical sweep
Sutton Foster never lost her knack
For talking smack
And tapping a full-on assault attack
I’m awesome, Hugh Jackman, take that
Go ahead and roll the credits if you need to
I’m out of control, I’m on a roll, this is my Tonys speed-through
ANYTHING GOES took the best revival prize in stride
We didn’t see it, we were singing “Side By Side By Side.”
McDormand loves her job, Sutton Foster won again
Paul Shaffer sang and suddenly it started raining men
Mark Rylance runs at fences, he’s won the Tony twice
That guy can do it all, his follow-up is “Fanny Bryce.”
Norbert Butz and MORMON swept the floor,
Won even more awards than WAR HORSE
Par for the course,
Someone get a car for the horse
And in the final analysis, what survives tonight?
Theater, because it’s what we live, we’re changing some lives tonight
And theater thrives because we live to give it, so to speak
This ain’t reality TV, this is eight shows a week
Every chorus member that you saw tonight tappin’
Had to make miracles happen
For a chance to see you clappin’
And applauding in the audience. What’s next? Who knows?
Anything goes. Now go see a motherfucking Broadway show.
Thank you, good night.

Tony Awards 2010/11 - Die Gewinner und Verlierer

In der Nacht vom 12. zum 13. Juni 2011 gingen die diesjährigen Tony Awards im New Yorker Beacon Theatre über die Bühne. Wie erwartet, konnte sich die Show “The Book of Mormon” als eindeutiger Sieger im Musicalbereich der Awards durchsetzen. 14 Nominierungen erbrachten insgesamt 9 Tony Awards für die Show. Als “bestes Revival” ausgezeichnet, konnte “Anything Goes” insgesamt 3 Tonys abstauben.

Wer waren die Verlierer dieser Verleihung, die gänzlich leer ausgingen:
- “The Scottsboro Boys (12 Nominierungen, kein Tony Award)
- “Sister Act (5 Nominierungen, kein Tony Award)
- “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” (3 Nominierungen, kein Tony Award)
- “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” (2 Nominierungen, kein Tony Award)
- “Baby It’s You” (1 Nominierung, kein Tony Award)
- “The People in the Picture” (1 Nominierung, kein Tony Award)

Die Gewinner des diesjährigen Tony Awards:

The Book of Mormon (14 Nominierungen, 9 Tonys Awards)
- Best Musical
- Best Book of a Musical: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone
- Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
- Best Orchestrations: Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus
- Best Direction of a Musical: Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker
- Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Scott Pask
- Best Sound Design of a Musical: Brian Ronan
- Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Brian MacDevitt
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Nikki M. James

Anything Goes (9 Nominierungen, 3 Tony Awards)
- Best Revival of a Musical
- Best Choreography: Kathleen Marshall
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Sutton Foster

Catch Me if You Can (4 Nominierungen, 1 Tony Award)
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Norbert Leo Butz

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (8 Nominierungen, 1 Tony Award)
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: John Larroquette

Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical (2 Nominierungen, 1 Tony Award)
- Best Costume Design of a Musical: Tim Chappel, Lizzy Gardiner

Drama Desk Awards 2011 - Die Gewinner

“The Book of Mormon” und “Anything Goes”, das sind die Gewinner der diesjährigen Drama Desk Awards. Beide Shows wurden mit je fünf Preisen ausgezeichnet, darunter mit den wichtigsten: “Outstanding Musical” und “Outstanding Revival of a Musical”.

Abgeschlagen Shows wie “Catch Me if You Can”, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” oder “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”, die jeweils nur einen Preis für sich entscheiden konnten.

Ganz leer ging “Sister Act” aus [auslastungsmäßig liegt “Sister Act” derzeit bei 85,8 Prozent].

Die Liste der Gewinner im Musicalbereich:

The Book of Mormon
- Outstanding Musical
- Outstanding Director of a Musical: Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parke
- Outstanding Music: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone
- Outstanding Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone
- Outstanding Orchestrations: Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus

Anything Goes
- Outstanding Revival of a Musical
- Outstanding Actress in a Musical: Sutton Foster
- Outstanding Choreography: Kathleen Marshall
- Outstanding Set Design: Derek McLane
- Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical: Brian Ronan

See Rock City & Other Destinations
- Outstanding Book of a Musical: Adam Mathias

Catch Me if You Can
- Outstanding Actor in a Musical: Norbert Leo Butz

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
- Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: John Larroquette

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
- Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical: Laura Benanti

Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical
- Outstanding Costume Design: Tim Chappel, Lizzy Gardiner

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway
- Outstanding Revue

Link
- Drama Desk Awards 2011 - Die Nominierungen

Drama League Awards 2011 - die Gewinner

Am 20. Mai wurden die Gewinner der Drama League Awards 2011 bekannt gegeben. Die Liste der Preisträger liest sich wie folgt:

Distinguished Production of a Play
War Horse | Lincoln Center Theatre

Distinguished Production of a Musical
The Book of Mormon | Eugene O’Neill Theatre

Distinguished Production of a Revival—Play
The Normal Heart | John Golden Theatre

Distinguished Production of a Revival—Musical
Anything Goes | Roundabout Theatre Company

Distinguished Performance Award
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem and La Bête

Die Tony Awards und die Kategorie Das “beste Musical”

Was haben

- “The Light in the Piazza”
- “Grey Gardens”
- “Wicked”
- “Caroline, or Change”
- “Next to Normal”
- “The Drowsey Chaperone”
- “Amour”
- “The Color Purple”
- “A Class Act”
- “The Wild Party”

gemein? Nun, sie waren zwar nominiert, haben aber den Tony Award in der Kategorie “Bestes Musical” nicht gewonnen.

Und was haben:

- “Memphis”
- “Billie Elliot”
- “In the Heights”
- “Spring Awakening”
- “Jersey Boys”
- “Spamalot”
- “Avenue Q”
- “Hairspray”
- “Thoroughly Modern Millie”
- “The Producers”
- “Contact”

gemein? Sie wurden als die jeweils besten Musicals ihres “Jahrgangs” mit dem Tony Award als “Best Musical” gekürt, sie sind die besten Musicals des 21. Jahrhunderts, bis dato, so es nach jener Jury geht, die die Tonys vergibt.

Dieses Jahr sind nominiert: “The Book of Mormon”, “Catch Me If You Can”, “The Scottsboro Boys” und “Sister Act”.

In der New York Times machte Kritiker Ben Brantley dieser Tage auf sich aufmerksam, als er die Show “The Book of Mormon” als das beste Musical des Jahrhunderts, also des 21. Jahrhunderts, bezeichnete (”the show that snared 14 Tony nominations this month and happens to be the best new musical (so far, anyway) of the 21st century”).

Kann man nur hoffen, dass die Tony-Jury sich da an seiner Meinung orientiert, denn fast könnte man anhand der Listen den Eindruck gewinnen, dass “Sister Act” am ehesten “Best Musical”-kompatibel ist.

Tony Awards 2011 - die Nominierungen

42 neue Produktionen feierten in der vergangenen Saison am Broadway Premiere, davon waren 14 Musicals (12 neue Musicals und 2 Revivals). Von den 25 Sprechtheaterstücken waren 16 neue Produktionen - das gabs zuletzt 1986/87.

Am 3. Mai 2011 wurden die Nominierungen für die diesjährigen Tony Awards bekannt gegeben, und es läuft auf ein Duell der beiden Shows “The Book of Mormon” mit 14 Nominierungen und “The Scottsboro Boys” mit 12 Nominierungen hinaus. Mit 9 Nominierungen liegt das Revival von “Anything Goes” auf Platz 3. Abgeschlagen: “Sister Act” mit 5 Nominierungen, keine Nominierung etwa für Frank Wildhorns “Wonderland”.

Die Nominierungen im Musicalgenre:

The Book of Mormon (14)
Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone
Best Direction of a Musical: Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker
Best Choreography: Casey Nicholaw
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
Best Orchestrations: Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Scott Pask
Best Costume Design of a Musical: Ann Roth
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Brian MacDevitt
Best Sound Design of a Musical: Brian Ronan
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Josh Gad
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Andrew Rannells
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Rory O’Malley
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Nikki M. James

The Scottsboro Boys (12)
Best Musical
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Music & Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb
Best Book of a Musical: David Thompson
Best Direction of a Musical: Susan Stroman
Best Choreography: Susan Stroman
Best Orchestrations: Larry Hochman
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Beowulf Boritt
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Ken Billington
Best Sound Design of a Musical: Peter Hylenski
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Joshua Henry
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Colman Domingo
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Forrest McClendon

Anything Goes (9)
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical: Kathleen Marshall
Best Choreography: Kathleen Marshall
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Derek McLane
Best Costume Design of a Musical: Martin Pakledinaz
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Peter Kaczorowski
Best Sound Design of a Musical: Brian Ronan
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Sutton Foster
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Adam Godley

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (8)
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical: Rob Ashford
Best Choreography: Rob Ashford
Best Orchestrations: Doug Besterman
Best Costume Design of a Musical: Catherine Zuber
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Howell Binkley
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: John Larroquette
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Tammy Blanchard

Sister Act (5)
Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical: Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner, Douglas Carter Beane
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Music: Alan Menken/Lyrics: Glenn Slater
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Patina Miller
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Victoria Clark

Catch Me if You Can (4)
Best Musical
Best Orchestrations: Marc Shaiman, Larry Blank
Best Sound Design of a Musical: Steve Canyon Kennedy
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Norbert Leo Butz

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (3)
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Laura Benanti
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Patti LuPone

Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical (2)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Tony Sheldon
Best Costume Design of a Musical: Tim Chappel, Lizzy Gardiner

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (2)
Best Book of a Musical: Alex Timbers
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Donyale Werle

Baby It’s You (1)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Beth Leavel

The People in the Picture (1)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Donna Murphy

Link
- The Tony Awards: Die Nominierungen 2011

UPDATE
[zur Gewinnerliste gehts –> hier]

Lucille Lortel Awards 2011 - “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” gewinnt zwei Awards

Lucille Lortel (1900-1999) war eine amerikanische Schauspielerin und Theaterproduzentin, die ganz sicher in Erinnerung bleiben wird, wurde doch ein Award nach ihr benannt, der seit 1986 jedes Jahr an die besten Off-Broadway-Produktionen vergeben wird. Hinter den Lucille Lortel Awards stehen drei Organisationen: die League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers, die Lucille Lortel Foundation und der Theatre Development Fund.

2011 gabs auf dem Musicalsektor zwei Auszeichnungen für “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”.

Outstanding Musical
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - Produced by The Public Theater and Center Theatre Group in association with Les Freres Corbusier; Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman, Book by Alex Timbers

Outstanding Scenic Design
Donyale Werle, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Eine Liste mit allen Preisträgern findet man –> hier.

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