From stage to screen, in comes Company

Jun 14

From stage to screen, in comes <i>Company</i>

After performing on the Tony Awards last Sunday with her fellow Company cast members, Anika Noni Rose, all glammed out in a gorgeous white gown, devoured a giant plate of nachos.

The Tony Award-winning actor laughs at the thought of herself devouring the late-night snack in all her red-carpet glory. "There I was grubbing on nachos. They were delicious." And how do we know that Rose enjoyed the snack? She posted a photo of the meal on her Twitter feed (@AnikaNoniRose).

This week, Rose is making a splash across the country. She's part of a starry cast that the New York Philharmonic pulled together for three concerts Stephen Sondheim's Company presented last April but forever preserved in an HD broadcast to be screened in movie theaters from coast to coast.

The first screenings start Tuesday, June 15. At San Francisco's Embarcadero Cinema, for instance, it screens June 15, 16 and 19, but there are also screenings in Cupertino, Rohnert Park, Napa, Pleasant Hill, Mill Valley, Sausalito, Walnut Creek, San Rafael, San Jose, Hayward and many more. As you can see, this Company is inviting lots of company.

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Tony, Tony, Tony!

Jun 07

Live (well, the West Coast version of live, which is actually three hours NOT live, but hey, we’re on the West Coast) 63rd Annual Tony Awards blogging! Please comment and join the conversation! Hit refresh for anything new. P.S. Comments will be shared (with your permission) in the main part of the post as they arrive. Warning: there’s liable to be a lot...

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Hail to the Broadway chief!

May 30

Not to get too political here, but isn’t it refreshing, theater fans, to have a First Family that enjoys and advocates the arts – and specifically theater? President and Mrs. Obama are scheduled to attend a Broadway show tonight: August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. Here’s from the New York Times report: Set in a Pittsburgh...

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Dolly Awar, er, Tony Awards nominations

May 05

Tony nominations came out today, and there are a couple of things that make me happy. Dolly Parton is a Tony nominee! [title of show] was not completely shout out! Some favorite actors – Jessica Hynes, Jane Fonda, Angela Lansbury, Janet McTeer, Raul Esparza, Harriet Walter, Gavin Creel, Allison Janney, Alice Ripley – were recognized. Jerry Herman is...

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Onion video: High School Tonys

Jun 17

This is just too funny not to share. Those good, warped kids at The Onion have put together this news item about the High School Tony Awards. High School Tony Awards Honor Nation’s Biggest Drama Club...

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Tony ratings up!(sort of)

Jun 17

Before we get to the news, here’s a clip from the Tony Awards broadcast featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning best musical In the Heights. OK. Now the news. Like gas prices, the Tony Awards broadcast ratings were higher this year. Official word from CBS is that “The 62nd Annual Tony Awards” was up 5 percent in households and was...

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