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Tony Award nominees

4 May

The Tony Award nominees were announced Tuesday morning.  The ceremony will take place on June 13, 2010 at Radio City Music Hall.

Best Play

In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play – Sarah Ruhl

Next Fall – Geoffrey Nauffts

Red – John Logan

Time Stands Still – Donald Margulies


Best Musical

American Idiot

Fela!

Memphis

Million Dollar Quartet


Best Book of a Musical

Everyday Rapture – Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott

Fela! – Jim Lewis & Bill T. Jones

Memphis – Joe DiPietro

Million Dollar Quartet – Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux


Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

The Addams Family, Music & Lyrics – Andrew Lippa

Enron, Music – Adam Cork, Lyrics – Lucy Prebble

Fences, Music – Branford Marsalis

Memphis, Music – David Bryan, Lyrics – Joe DiPietro, David Bryan


Best Revival of a Play

Fences

Lend Me a Tenor

The Royal Family

A View from the Bridge

Best Revival of a Musical

Finian’s Rainbow

La Cage aux Folles

A Little Night Music

Ragtime


Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

Jude Law – Hamlet

Alfred Molina – Red

Liev Schreiber – A View from the Bridge

Christopher Walken – A Behanding in Spokane

Denzel Washington – Fences


Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Viola Davis – Fences

Valerie Harper – Looped

Linda Lavin – Collected Stories

Laura Linney – Time Stands Still

Jan Maxwell – The Royal Family

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

Kelsey Grammer – La Cage aux Folles

Sean Hayes – Promises, Promises

Douglas Hodge – La Cage aux Folles

Chad Kimball – Memphis

Sahr Ngaujah – Fela!


Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Kate Baldwin – Finian’s Rainbow

Montego Glover – Memphis

Christiane Noll – Ragtime

Sherie Rene Scott – Everyday Rapture

Catherine Zeta-Jones – A Little Night Music


Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

David Alan Grier – Race

Stephen McKinley Henderson – Fences

Jon Michael Hill – Superior Donuts

Stephen Kunken – Enron

Eddie Redmayne – Red


Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Maria Dizzia – In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play

Rosemary Harris – The Royal Family

Jessica Hecht – A View from the Bridge

Scarlett Johansson – A View from the Bridge

Jan Maxwell – Lend Me a Tenor


Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

Kevin Chamberlin – The Addams Family

Robin De Jesús – La Cage aux Folles

Christopher Fitzgerald – Finian’s Rainbow

Levi Kreis – Million Dollar Quartet

Bobby Steggert – Ragtime


Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Barbara Cook – Sondheim on Sondheim

Katie Finneran – Promises, Promises

Angela Lansbury – A Little Night Music

Karine Plantadit – Come Fly Away

Lillias White – Fela!


Best Scenic Design of a Play

John Lee Beatty – The Royal Family

Alexander Dodge – Present Laughter

Santo Loquasto – Fences

Christopher Oram – Red


Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Marina Draghici – Fela!

Christine Jones – American Idiot

Derek McLane – Ragtime

Tim Shortall – La Cage aux Folles


Best Costume Design of a Play

Martin Pakledinaz – Lend Me a Tenor

Constanza Romero – Fences

David Zinn – In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play

Catherine Zuber – The Royal Family


Best Costume Design of a Musical

Marina Draghici – Fela!

Santo Loquasto – Ragtime

Paul Tazewell – Memphis

Matthew Wright – La Cage aux Folles


Best Lighting Design of a Play

Neil Austin – Hamlet

Neil Austin – Red

Mark Henderson – Enron

Brian MacDevitt – Fences


Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Kevin Adams – American Idiot

Donald Holder – Ragtime

Nick Richings – La Cage aux Folles

Robert Wierzel – Fela!


Best Sound Design of a Play

Acme Sound Partners – Fences

Adam Cork – Enron

Adam Cork – Red

Scott Lehrer – A View from the Bridge


Best Sound Design of a Musical

Jonathan Deans – La Cage aux Folles

Robert Kaplowitz – Fela!

Dan Moses Schreier and Gareth Owen – A Little Night Music

Dan Moses Schreier – Sondheim on Sondheim


Best Direction of a Play

Michael Grandage – Red

Sheryl Kaller – Next Fall

Kenny Leon – Fences

Gregory Mosher – A View from the Bridge


Best Direction of a Musical

Christopher Ashley – Memphis

Marcia Milgrom Dodge – Ragtime

Terry Johnson – La Cage aux Folles

Bill T. Jones – Fela!


Best Choreography

Rob Ashford – Promises, Promises

Bill T. Jones – Fela!

Lynne Page – La Cage aux Folles

Twyla Tharp – Come Fly Away


Best Orchestrations

Jason Carr – La Cage aux Folles

Aaron Johnson – Fela!

Jonathan Tunick – Promises, Promises

Daryl Waters & David Bryan – Memphis

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‘Sherlock Holmes’ Review

30 Apr

Sherlock Holmes

Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams

Director: Guy Ritchie

Director Guy Ritchie has an old detective story to thank for being the vehicle that finally showed him some box office success.  Sherlock Holmes, starring the versatile actor Robert Downey, Jr., came out swinging and is another impressive character for Downey to add to his expansive resume.

The recent retelling of the famous detective focused on Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson (Jude Law), as they try to solve the mysterious reemergence of presumed dead criminal, Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong).  Hanged after performing black magic on citizens of the town, Blackwood is determined to take control of the world with his powers.

Holmes is also faced with the appearance of Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams), a self-professed criminal, with whom he has a lengthy past.  Adler has more than one reason for reappearing in Holmes’ life and she may end up causing more harm than even she realizes.

Downey is a once in a lifetime kind of actor.  He has the ability to play any role thrown at him and with exquisite grace.  His turn as Holmes gave him the opportunity to play an iconic literary character.  He is charismatic, sarcastic and utterly enjoyable to watch in this role. 

Downey and Law have a remarkable chemistry onscreen as well.  They played off each other and made it appear effortless.  Law is an intriguing actor, himself.  He definitely held his own against the genius that is Downey.

The production value of this film is admirable.  The set designer went for broke trying to make this time period come alive.  The costumes, scenery and everything in between was done brilliantly.  When a film is able to take the background and surroundings and make them a character in themselves, it only adds to the dimension of the film.

I have mixed feelings on McAdams in this role.  She pulled it off, but I can’t help but think someone else may have worked better.  She had a decent amount of chemistry with Downey, but I hoped for more.  If her character shows up in the sequel, perhaps there will be more developed between the two.

Downey has another franchise on his hands with this film.  The story is amusing and the action is also exciting.  Ritchie does a great job showcasing the violent scenes mixed in with actual story.  This is definitely a film worth checking out.