It happens, whether because of campaigning or a mistake or a misguided sense that certain perfs should be pushed where they don't belong. And it seems to pay off because all these people won their categories (with one still pending, but building steam).
Geoffrey Rush flips out in a Gogol adaptation
Let me explain. Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush -- nominated once again, for The King's Speech -- was interviewed onstage at the Directors Guild Theater the other night, and I was there to soak in his wit and wisdom.
Geoffrey Rush knows crazy
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
Speechifying on Broadway, plus plenty of cussing and discussing
Colin FirthHere it is: Unfounded, un-called for, and way too early. Best Actor nominees will surely include Colin Firth (The King's Speech), James Franco (127 Hours), and Robert Duvall (Get Low). Firth is the favorite to win right now, especially since he was so good in A Single Man last ye ... More >>
Plus: Israel's own neurotic Etgar Keret's $9.99
Here's who's I say is going to win the Tony awards for Broadway excellence this Sunday. Then again, I'm at a disadvantage because I've actually seen the shows. I'm even a Tony voter! Best Play: God of Carnage Best Musical: Billy Elliot Best Actor: Geoffrey Rush, Exit The King Best Actress: Jane ... More >>
Some guy's leg and foot on the subway, via twitpic. We love Mary Louise Parker as much as anybody, maybe more, but find it hard to credit her claim that she was "goaded" into a nude scene in an (upcoming!) episode of Weeds and is "bitter" about it. She's, like, naked in everything. Here is a practic ... More >>
Not all the liquid refreshment was at the after-parties.
Yes, darlings, I met my idol, Liza Minnelli, at a Tony nominees' reception last week, and she was faaaabulous! "I know you!" Liza said when introduced, promptly sitting down to talk to me as I kneeled at her feet. I asked Liza how her eye is. (She recently had to cancel out of a Kander & Ebb tribu ... More >>
The Tony Award nominees have just been announced. The best musical nominees are Billy Elliot, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, and Shrek the Musical. (Rock of Ages being a jukebox musical, its place in the Best Score category was taken by 9 to 5; [title of show] replaced it in the Best Book list.) Best ... More >>
To combat the dull economy, big movie stars have taken over Broadway's stages, trophy in hand, hoping people will see them in just about anything. And they pretty much will, though some of these stars are offering way more than just reading the phone book. Their lustrous likes include:
Those darned kids—like Alig, Lindsay, Samantha—will do anything to get attention, won't they? By Michael Musto
Ionesco's 1962 drama sounds familiar
Queen Hard with a Vengeance's golden age and porcelain throne
It's time to throw Jack Sparrow overboard
Spielberg's dour tale of assassination gets lost in a morass of moral ambivalence
Booty Is Truth, Truth Booty
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
Definitely honor-free will be Joseph Fiennes for Shakespeare (sorry, but the Bard didn't look like Rob Lowe).
A Winter Movie Preview
[Some Dates Guaranteed To Change]
Shekhar Kapur, Queen Maker
'I'm Australian,' said Cate Blanchett. 'I haven't read that much Elizabethan pornography!'