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  • Benedick
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    #430853

    http://playbill.com/news/article/165366-Drama-Desk-Nominations-Announced-Death-Takes-a-Holiday-and-Follies-Lead-the-Pack

    Again, lots of top Tony contenders ineligible because of previous Off-Broadway productions on the play side.

    The surprises on the musical side seem to be that Leap of Faith (which was punched in the face by every critic in town last night) has more nominations than both “Once” and “Newsies”, very bizarre. Also both leading actors from “Once” are nowhere to be found.

    Though these are the most legitimate of the precursors, they still have essentially nothing to do with the Tonys and I expect inconsistencies between the two lists will be numerous this year.

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    BrandoObsession
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    Other than the ‘Once’ actors, I’m also surprised only two performers from ‘Death of a Salesman’ got mentioned and neither of them are Linda Emond or Andrew Garfield. Also, no director nod for ‘Newsies’… interesting. And ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ is bouncing back rather nicely.

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    helmetz
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    Though these are the most legitimate of the precursors, they still have essentially nothing to do with the Tonys and I expect inconsistencies between the two lists will be numerous this year.

    They are legit, which makes the love for “Leap of Faith” all the more interesting.  After last night’s critical drubbing, I had written off “Leap” in terms of nominations, but maybe there’s some life in this one yet.  At the very least, it keeps Esparza’s hopes alive for a Tony nomination.

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    tonorlo
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    Among some other notable snubs: no Alan Rickman, John Lithgow, Nina Arianda, Cynthia Nixon, and especially no Elena Roger (but Ricky Martin gets in?)… oy.

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    Benedick
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    Arianda was eligible last year. Only Hugh Dancy was eligible from this production because he didn’t appear in the Off-Broadway version (same thing with Judith Light/Other Desert Cities).

    Elena Roger is so painfully miscast, just can’t handle the score, it’s really baffling to me why they chose her. Ricky Martin gave the sort of performance any high school kid would give; it was embarrassing. 

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    Anthony
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    I agree with the Elena Roger comments…before the cast of this revival was even announced, I wondered if they would bring her over so I recall looking her up on YouTube thinking it was so great to actually have an Eva Peron who was actually from Argentina. What I saw was definitely a strong actress, but someone who could not handle the score. “A New Argentina” had no power and she had to squeak those notes out. Now, I say this sadly because she has given MUCH better performances in “Piaf” and “Passion” on the West End that were definitely wonderful, but I honestly think vocally that she should never have been selected.

    As for the rest of the nominations, I am surprised that Bonnie and Clyde has had a small comeback especially considering how it didn’t get the best reviews and it only ran for like a month PLUS “Lysistrata Jones” got better notices and was still primarily ignored. Despite this, I never saw “Bonnie & Clyde” live, only clips and the cast recording and what I have heard and seen I am mixed on. Musically, I think it is Frank Wildhorn’s best score and that is saying a lot because this is coming from someone who has thoroughly hated most of his work…prior to this, the only thing of his I remotely tolerated was “The Scarlet Pimpernel”….but here, he does a lot of fresh new things mixed in with his usual fluff (and I question the era apporpriate-ness in the music), but in a weak year like this, I feel this score may be worthy to get him a nomination. 

    I think “Follies” and “Death Takes a Holiday” leading the pack is wonderful…especially the latter…oh, if only it could have been on Broadway and not Off-Broadway.

    After a good year last year, we are back to having a lackluster year for new musicals….though maybe not as bad as 2009-2010….however that year had great revivals…this year there aren’t as many.      

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    Djoko
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    Something tells me the leads from “Once” were ineligible bc there’s no reason they shouldn’t be here. So many shows were in eligible for these awards that you can’t take them seriously this year.

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    tonorlo
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    And the Drama Desk winners are:

    Outstanding Play

    David Henry Hwang, Chinglish
    Dan LeFranc, The Big Meal
    Members of the Plastic Theatre, Unnatural Acts
    Itamar Moses, Completeness
    Lynn Nottage, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
    Nina Raine, Tribes
    Nicky Silver, The Lyons


    Outstanding Musical

    Bonnie & Clyde
    Death Takes a Holiday
    Leap of Faith
    Newsies The Musical
    Nice Work If You Can Get It
    Once
    Queen of the Mist

    Outstanding Revival of a Play

    A Little Journey
    Death of a Salesman
    Edward Albee’s The Lady from Dubuque
    Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
    Lost in Yonkers
    Richard III

    Outstanding Revival of a Musical

    Carrie
    Evita
    Follies
    Jesus Christ Superstar
    The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
    The Threepenny Opera

    Outstanding Actor in a Play

    James Corden, One Man, Two Guvnors
    Hugh Dancy, Venus in Fur
    Claybourne Elder, One Arm
    Santino Fontana, Sons of the Prophet
    Joseph Franchini, The Navigator
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Death of a Salesman
    Kevin Spacey, Richard III

    Outstanding Actress in a Play

    Tracie Bennett, End of the Rainbow
    Sanaa Lathan, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
    Linda Lavin, The Lyons
    Jennifer Lim, Chinglish
    Kim Martin-Cotten, A Moon for the Misbegotten
    Carey Mulligan, Through a Glass Darkly
    Joely Richardson, Side Effects

    Outstanding Actor in a Musical

    Danny Burstein, Follies
    Kevin Earley, Death Takes a Holiday
    Raúl Esparza, Leap of Faith
    Jeremy Jordan, Newsies The Musical
    Norm Lewis, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
    Ricky Martin, Evita

    Outstanding Actress in a Musical

    Miche Braden, The Devil’s Music: The Life & Blues of Bessie Smith
    Jan Maxwell, Follies
    Audra McDonald, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
    Kelli O’Hara, Nice Work If You Can Get It
    Bernadette Peters, Follies
    Molly Ranson, Carrie

    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

    Bill Camp, Death of a Salesman
    Jim Dale, The Road to Mecca
    Tom Edden, One Man, Two Guvnors
    Bill Irwin, King Lear
    Jefferson Mays, Blood and Gifts
    Will Rogers, Unnatural Acts
    Morgan Spector, Russian Transport

    Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

    Stephanie J. Block, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
    Anna Camp, All New People
    Kimberly Hébert Gregory, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
    Lisa Joyce, The Ugly One
    Joaquina Kalukango, Hurt Village
    Angela Lansbury, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
    Judith Light, Other Desert Cities

    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

    Phillip Boykin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
    Matt Cavenaugh, Death Takes a Holiday
    Michael Cerveris, Evita
    Michael McGrath, Nice Work If You Can Get It
    Patrick Page, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
    Andrew Samonsky, Queen of the Mist

    Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

    Judy Kaye, Nice Work If You Can Get It
    Marin Mazzie, Carrie
    Jessie Mueller, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
    Elaine Paige, Follies
    Sarah Sokolovic, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World
    Melissa van der Schyff, Bonnie & Clyde

    Outstanding Director of a Play

    Jo Bonney, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
    David Cromer, Tribes
    Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, These Seven Sicknesses
    Sam Mendes, Richard III
    Mike Nichols, Death of a Salesman
    Tony Speciale, Unnatural Acts

    Outstanding Director of a Musical

    Christopher Ashley, Leap of Faith
    Jack Cummings III, Queen of the Mist
    Doug Hughes, Death Takes a Holiday
    Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It
    Eric Schaeffer, Follies
    John Tiffany, Once

    Outstanding Choreography

    Rob Ashford, Evita
    Warren Carlyle, Follies
    Breandán de Gallaí, No?tú
    Christopher Gattelli, Newsies The Musical
    Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It
    Sergio Trujillo, Leap of Faith

    Outstanding Music

    Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, Once
    Michael John LaChiusa, Queen of the Mist
    Alan Menken, Leap of Faith
    Alan Menken, Newsies The Musical
    Frank Wildhorn, Bonnie & Clyde
    Maury Yeston, Death Takes a Holiday

    Outstanding Lyrics

    Don Black, Bonnie & Clyde
    Jack Feldman, Newsies The Musical
    Joy Gregory and Gunnar Madsen, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World
    Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, Once
    Michael John LaChiusa, Queen of the Mist
    Maury Yeston, Death Takes a Holiday

    Outstanding Book of a Musical

    Douglas Carter Beane, Lysistrata Jones
    Janus Cercone and Warren Leight, Leap of Faith
    Joe DiPietro, Nice Work If You Can Get It
    Joy Gregory, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World
    Michael John LaChiusa, Queen of the Mist
    Thomas Meehan and Peter Stone, Death Takes a Holiday

    Outstanding Music in a Play

    Mark Bennett, An Iliad
    Mark Bennett, Richard III
    Tom Kitt, All’s Well That Ends Well
    Gina Leishman, Septimus and Clarissa
    Grant Olding, One Man, Two Guvnors
    Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik, Carson McCullers Talks About Love

    Outstanding Revue

    Newsical the Musical: End of the World Edition
    The Best Is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman

    Outstanding Orchestrations

    Bill Elliott, Nice Work If You Can Get It
    Larry Hochman, Death Takes a Holiday
    Martin Lowe, Once
    John McDaniel, Bonnie & Clyde
    Michael Starobin, Queen of the Mist
    Danny Troob, Newsies

    Outstanding Set Design

    Jon Driscoll, Rob Howell and Paul Kieve, Ghost The Musical
    David Gallo, The Mountaintop
    Roger Hanna, A Little Journey
    David Korins, Assistance
    David Korins, Chinglish
    Derek McLane, Follies

    Outstanding Costume Design

    Gregg Barnes, Follies
    ESosa , By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
    William Ivey Long, Lucky Guy
    Jessica Pabst, She Kills Monsters
    Martin Pakledinaz, Nice Work If You Can Get It
    Catherine Zuber, Death Takes a Holiday

    Outstanding Lighting Design

    Kevin Adams, Carrie
    Neil Austin, Evita
    David Lander, One Arm
    Brian MacDevitt, Death of a Salesman
    Kenneth Posner, Death Takes a Holiday
    Paul Pyant, Richard III

    Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical

    Acme Sound Partners, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
    Jonathan Deans, Carrie
    Clive Goodwin, Once
    Kai Harada, Follies
    Steve Canyon Kennedy, Jesus Christ Superstar
    Jon Weston, Death Takes a Holiday

    Outstanding Sound Design in a Play

    Quentin Chiappetta/mediaNoise, The Navigator
    Gregory Clarke, Misterman
    Gareth Fry, Richard III
    John Gromada, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
    Stowe Nelson, Samuel and Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War
    Shane Rettig, She Kills Monsters

    Outstanding Solo Performance

    Baba Brinkman, The Rap Guide to Evolution
    Suli Holum, Chimera
    Jeff Key, The Eyes of Babylon
    Cillian Murphy, Misterman
    Denis O’Hare, An Iliad
    Stephen Spinella, An Iliad

    Unique Theatrical Experience

    Give Me Your Hand
    Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good)
    Noctú
    The Complete & Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill, Vol. 1: Early Plays/Lost Plays
    The Ryan Case 1873
    White

      

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