Casa Valentina (Photos)

It’s the 1960′s in the Catskill mountains and nestled among the vacationing families escaping their normal lives for the summer is a colony of men trying to escape what society has labeled them as. Casa Valentina, written by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, is a new play that chronicles the lives of some heterosexual men who just didn’t enjoy being men. Their favorite pastime  is dressing and acting like women. However, when the men are given the opportunity to become an official recognized organization, they debate whether it is their time to stand up and show who they truly are as opposed to avoiding personal disaster by simply dealing with what life has handed them. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you a look at Casa Valentina on Broadway!

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Casa Valentina is now officially open on Broadway! The show began previews on April 1st and officially opened last night, April 23rd at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The show is being presented through Manhattan Theatre Club and is directed by Joe Mantello. It is running as a limited engagement through June 15th, 2014! Don’t miss it! Thank you to Matthew Murphy for the photos used in this blog post! For more information, visit Casa Valentina’s Official Broadway WebsiteBe sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!

Broadway’s Palace Theatre Will Get Makeover for Holler If You Hear Me

tupac_holler_if_ya_hear_me_a_pHoller If You Hear Me may not be eligible for anything this season as it begins previews after the official Tony Awards cut off date has passed but that isn’t stopping this Broadway production from hollering at us already to show just how different your experience may be on Broadway while attending this production. As if a Tupac inspired musical wasn’t enough to turn heads, now it looks as though the producers of Holler are looking to alter their new home. Altering a Broadway theatre is not unusual for productions that work to capture audiences in a new light as opposed to the unusual theatre setup. However, with little known about Holler If You Hear Me already, the news only builds excitement as Broadway awaits its new rap and first musical of the 2014-2015 season. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that Broadway’s Palace Theatre has received $200,000 for a makeover to the theatre for the upcoming Holler If You Hear Me!

Cast members of the new Broadway musical Holler If you Hear Me won’t need to holler at all it seems for their audience will be only just feet away from them. The iconic Palace Theatre on Broadway is getting a $200,000 makeover in order to better suit the new Tupac inspired musical set to begin previews in May. The idea comes from scenic designer Edward Pierce and the entire Holler creative team as they work to create an intimate experience in one of Broadway’s largest houses.

BN-CM081_NYHOLL_G_20140422134022The makeover solely focuses on the orchestra section of the Broadway theatre. The Palace, like most Broadway theatres, has a deep orchestra that extends far back into the house and under the balcony. For Holler If You Hear Me, the creative team has removed Row A through Row J and placed those seats on stadium like seating. The seats now angle up with the top row sitting right in front of the balcony. Below is photos showing what the Palace Theatre looks like for most productions and what is has been transformed to look like for Holler If Ya Hear Me.

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As previously managed, the dramatic re-positioning of the seats will bring the audience within feet of the performers during performances. The remaining rows in the orchestra section, Row K through Row Z, will not be used for the production. This will bring the Palace’s overall seat count down from 1,740 to 1,120. While it is not unusual for productions to alter specifics in a theatre for the experience of a production, two prime examples this season would be Cabaret and Rocky, it is unusual for a production to alter solely an entire section of seats in the theatre.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, scenic designer Edward Pierce talked about how he thinks the seating reconfiguration will not only be good for the production as a whole but the actors as well. He said;

“As an actor, you’re constantly trying to split your focus. I think the actors are going to find some great comfort in this because they only have to play up, which means they can keep their chin up, which allows them to be very consistent and clean in projecting these lyrics.”

Another interesting alteration made to The Palace for Holler If You Hear Me involves the show’s playing space. The stage has been extended past it’s proscenium to cover the orchestra pit. This will bring performers even closer to the audience. The orchestra will be located out of sight for performances.

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According to the Wall Street Journal, The Nederland Organization which owns The Palace Theatre approved Holler‘s seating reconfiguration from the very beginning. The proposal then went through the process all must when altering a historical building. In a statement to the Journal, Executive Vice President of the Nederlander Organization Nick Scandalios said;

“If we can help a producer and a set of artists live out their artistic dream and at the same time protect the public and the landmark, that’s something we want to encourage. We want a wide variety and as much artistic expression on Broadway as possible.”

Holler If You Hear Me is set to begin previews at The Palace Theatre in Times Square on May 29th before officially opening June 19th, 2014! The new show will come with a new look and feel for one of Broadway’s most iconic houses located in the heart of Times Square and the New York theatre district.  Stay with Luner on Theatre as we bring you everything you need to know about Holler If You Hear Me as we count down to Opening Night! For more information, visit Holler If You Hear Me’s Official Broadway WebsiteBe sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!

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Hedwig And The Angry Inch (Photos)

Neil Patrick Harris has come to Broadway in the Broadway premiere of Hedwig And The Angry Inch. The musical, which features a book by John Cameron Mitchell with music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, tells the story of a fictional rock and roll band. The band is led by the East German transgender singer, Hedwig, who narrates the story as it goes along. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you a first look at Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig And The Angry Inch on Broadway!

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Hedwig And The Angry Inch is officially open on Broadway! The show began previews on March 29th and officially opened last night, April 22nd, 2014! The show is currently at The Belasco Theatre and is playing a limited engagement through August 17th only! Hedwig And The Angry Inch is directed by Michael Mayer. Thank you to Joan Marcus for the photos used in this blog post. For more information, visit Hedwig And The Angry Inch’s Official Broadway WebsiteBe sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced

content_awards_1We meant it when we said it’s awards season! Just a day after the 2014 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations were announced, the nominations for the oldest theatrical awards in America were announced as well. Judith Light and Christopher Sieber proudly announced the 2014 Drama League Award nominations this morning at Sardi’s in the heart of the New York theatre district. As the second round of nominations was announced, many began to circulate trends as nominations per show begin to pick up. However, it is important to note nothing is guaranteed as we head full speed towards the 2014 Tony Award nominations less than one week away! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you a full list of the 2014 Drama League Award nominations!

The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical awards in American history. The awards were first given out in 1922 and officially were recognized in 1935. The awards honors new productions as a whole for plays and musicals in both the new and revival categories. There is also a celebration with some of Broadway’s most celebrated artists from performers to choreographers to directors and beyond. There are also several awards major awards given out for distinguished achievement. These are the only major theatre awards given out in America by the general public, Drama League, who attend both Broadway and Off-Broadway shows annually.

Here are the 2014 Drama League Award nominations:

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

All That Fall
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By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Trevor Nunn

All The Way
Neil Simon Theatre
By Robert Schenkkan
Directed by Bill Rauch

Casa Valentina
Manhattan Theatre Club/Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
By Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Joe Mantello

Domesticated
Lincoln Center Theater/Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
By Bruce Norris
Directed by Anna D. Shapiro

Mothers and Sons
Golden Theatre
By Terrence McNally
Directed by Sheryl Kaller

Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play
Playwrights Horizons
By Anne Washburn
Directed by Steve Cosson
 
The Open House
Signature Theatre Company
By Will Eno
Directed by Oliver Butler

The Realistic Joneses
Lyceum Theatre
By Will Eno
Directed by Sam Gold

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
 
After Midnight
Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Conceived by Jack Viertel
Directed by Warren Carlyle

Aladdin
New Amsterdam Theatre
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Book and Additional Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Directed by Casey Nicholaw

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Book by Douglas McGrath, Music by Barry Mann and Carole King, Lyrics by Cynthia Weil and Gerry Goffin
Directed by Marc Bruni

The Bridges of Madison County
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
Book by Marsha Norman, Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Bartlett Sher
 
Bullets Over Broadway
St. James Theatre
Book by Woody Allen, Music Adaptation and Additional Lyrics by Glen Kelly
Directed by Susan Stroman

Fun Home
The Public Theater
Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Directed by Sam Gold

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder
Walter Kerr Theatre
Book and Lyrics by Robert L.  Freedman, Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Directed by Darko Tresnjak

Murder For Two
Second Stage Theatre/New World Stages
Book and Music by Joe Kinosian, Book and Lyrics by Kellan Blair
Directed by Scott Schwartz
 
Rocky
Winter Garden Theatre
Book by Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Directed by Alex Timbers
 
OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY
 
The Cripple of Inishmaan
Cort Theatre
By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Michael Grandage

The Glass Menagerie
Booth Theatre
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by John Tiffany

Good Person of Szechwan
The Public Theater
By Bertolt Brecht, translated by John Willett
Directed by Lear deBessonet

The Mutilated
The New Ohio Theatre
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Cosmin Chivu

Of  Mice and Men
Longacre Theatre
By John Steinbeck
Directed by Anna D. Shapiro

A Raisin in the Sun
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Kenny Leon

Twelfth Night, or What You Will
Belasco Theatre
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tim Carroll

Waiting For Godot
Cort Theatre
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Sean Mathias
 
OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Belasco Theatre
Book by John Cameron Mitchell, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Directed by Michael Mayer

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Circle in the Square Theatre
by Lanie Robertson
Directed by Lonny Price

Les Misérables
Imperial Theatre
Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Original French Text by Alain Boubilil and Jean-Marc Natel
Directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell

Violet
Roundabout Theatre Company/American Airlines Theatre
Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by Brian Crawley
Directed by Leigh Silverman

*Please note: The Roundabout Theatre Company production of Cabaret won the Drama League Award in 1998 and was considered ineligible for this years. However, it was decided it’s performers could indeed be nominated for their performance.

DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD
One winner is selected from this category. The recipient can only receive the award once during his or her career.

Reed Birney, Casa Valentina
Steven Boyer, Hand to God
Zach Braff, Bullets over Broadway
Arnie Burton, The Mystery of Irma Vep
Michael Cerveris, Fun Home
Nick Cordero, Bullets over Broadway
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Alan Cumming, Cabaret
Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons
Mary Bridget Davies, A Night With Janis Joplin
Gabriel Ebert, Casa Valentina
Carson Elrod, The Heir Apparent
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, The Comedy of Errors
Sutton Foster, Violet
James Franco, Of Mice and Men
Peter Friedman, The Open House
Michael C. Hall, The Realistic Joneses
Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Joshua Henry, Violet
James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin
LaTanya Richardson Jackson, A Raisin in the Sun
Ramin Karimloo, Les Misérables
Andy Karl, Rocky
Adriane Lenox, After Midnight
Tracy Letts, The Realistic Joneses
Zachary Levi, First Date
Sydney Lucas, Fun Home
Taylor Mac, Good Person of Szechwan
Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Idina Menzel, If/Then
Laurie Metcalf, Domesticated
Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Chris O’Dowd, Of Mice and Men
Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County
Estelle Parsons, The Velocity of Autumn
Steven Pasquale, The Bridges of Madison County
Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy
Zachary Quinto, The Glass Menagerie
Daniel Radcliffe, The Cripple of Inishmaan
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, How I Learned What I Learned
Margo Seibert, Rocky
Robert Sella, The Mystery of Irma Vep
Tony Shalhoub, Act One
Jennifer Simard, Disaster!
Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie
Patrick Stewart, Waiting for Godot
John Douglas Thompson, Satchmo at the Waldorf
Denzel Washington, A Raisin in the Sun
Michelle Williams, Cabaret 

The Drama League also recognize the contributions to the season of its previous Distinguished Performance Award winners that include:

Eileen Atkins, All That Fall
Norbert Leo Butz, Big Fish
Kathleen Chalfant, Somewhere Fun/Tales From Red Vienna
Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Ian McKellen, Waiting For Godot/No Man’s Land
Frank Langella, King Lear
Mary-Louise Parker, The Snow Geese
Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night, Or What You Will/Richard III

The 2014 finalists for their Distinguished Contributions and Achievements in Theatre go to:

Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre
Barbara Cook

Unique Contribution to the Theatre
Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America

Founders Award for Excellence in Directing
John Tiffany

Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners already for the 2014 Drama League Awards! The winners will be announced at the 80th Annual Drama League Awards ceremony which will be hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The awards will take place May 16th at 11:30 AM at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Stick with Luner on Theatre as we not only bring you the Drama League Award winners but all of your award winners this season as the New York theatre awards season truly kicks in to full swing. For more information, visit The Drama League Award’s Official WebsiteBe sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!

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Fun Home at The Public Theatre scored a nomination for Outstanding Musical

South Pacific at Paper Mill Playhouse (Photos)

Some Enchanted Evening! South Pacificwhich features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, is now in performances at Paper Mill Playhouse. The musical tells a romantic story during World War II on a tropical island. An American stationed in the South Pacific falls in love with a French plantation owner but struggles to accept his children who are mixed races. Another American falls in love with an Asian woman he meets yet he worries about the consequences of loving someone of a different race. The musical  discusses love but also talks about the racial boundaries of it and how they only exist to those willing to see them. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you a first at Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of South Pacific!

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South Pacific began performances April 9th at Paper Mill Playhouse! The show is scheduled to run until May 4th, 2014!  South Pacific is directed Rob Ruggiero. It is the fourth show of Paper Mill’s 2013-2014 season which will conclude with Grease! running at the New Jersey venue from May 28th until June 29th! Thank you to Jerry Dalia for the photos used in this blog post! For more information, visit Paper Mill Playhouse’s Official WebsiteBe sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!

2014 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations Announced

outer-critics-circle-logo-tallLet the games begin! And by games, we clearly are talking about the theatre awards season now officially underway in New York! Earlier this morning, Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams proudly announced the nominations for the 64th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards. With just one week to go until the 2014 Tony Award nominations, the theatre community welcomed the announcement with great pride as the time comes to celebrate this season’s productions both on and off Broadway! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you a full list of the 2014 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations!

The Outer Critics Circle Awards  is celebrating its 64th year of bestowing awards of excellence in the field of theatre. The members of the committee are associated with more than 90 newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, internet and theatrical publications not only in America but also worldwide.The awards are presented for both achievement in both Off-Broadway and Broadway productions.

The 2014 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations are:

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY
Act One
All The Way
Casa Valentina
Outside Mullingar
The Realistic Joneses

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL
After Midnight
Aladdin
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Rocky

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY
Appropriate
Choir Boy
The Explorer’s Club
The Heir Apparent
Stage Kiss

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
Far From Heaven
Fun Home
Murder For Two
Storyville
What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Aladdin
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Fun Home
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Rocky

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Aladdin
The Bridges of Madison County
Fun Home
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
If/Then

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Glass Menagerie
Machinal
Twelfth Night
The Winslow Boy

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Cabaret
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Les Misérables
Violet

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
Tim Carroll, Twelfth Night
Michael Grandage, The Cripple of Inishmaan
Lindsay Posner, The Winslow Boy
Bill Rauch, All The Way
Lyndsey Turner, Machinal

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
Warren Carlyle, After Midnight
Laurence Connor and James Powell, Les Misérables
Sam Gold, Fun Home
Alex Timbers, Rocky
Dark Tresnjak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER
Warren Carlyle,  After Midnight
Peggy Hickey,  A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Steven Hoggett and Kelly Devine, Rocky
Casey Nicholaw, Aladdin
Susan Stroman, Bullets Over Broadway
 
OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
(Play or Musical)
Christopher Barreca, Rocky
Beowulf Boritt,  Act One
Bob Crowley,  Aladdin
Es Devlin,  Machinal
Alexander Dodge, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
 
OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
(Play or Musical)
Gregg Barnes, Aladdin
Linda Cho, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
William Ivey Long, Bullets Over Broadway
Jenny Tiramani, Twelfth Night
Isabel Toledo,  After Midnight
 
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
(Play or Musical)
Kevin Adams,  Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Howell Binkley,  After Midnight
Paule Constable,  Les Misérables
Natasha Katz, Aladdin
Philip S. Rosenberg,  A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
 
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Bryan Cranston, All The Way
Ian McKellen, No Man’s Land
Brían F. O’Byrne, Outside Mullingar
Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night
Tony Shaloub,  Act One
 
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons
Rebecca Hall, Machinal
Jessica Hecht, Stage Kiss
Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie
Estelle Parsons, The Velocity of Autumn
 
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Michael Cerveris, Fun Home
Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Andy Karl, Rocky
Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Bryce Pinkham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
 
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Sutton Foster, Violet
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Jessie Mueller, Beautiful:  The Carole King Musical
Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County
Michelle Williams, Cabaret
 
OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Paul Chahidi, Twelfth Night
Michael Cyril Creighton, Stage Kiss
John McMartin, All The Way
Alessandro Nivola, The Winslow Boy
Brian J. Smith,  The Glass Menagerie
 
OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Barbara Barrie, I Remember Mama
Andrea Martin, Act One
Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun
Anika Noni Rose, A Raisin in the Sun
Mare Winningham, Casa Valentina
 
OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Danny Burstein, Cabaret
Nick Cordero, Bullets Over Broadway
Joshua Henry, Violet
James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin
Jarrod Specter, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
 
OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Judy Kuhn, Fun Home
Anika Larsen, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Sydney Lucas, Fun Home
Marin Mazzie,  Bullets Over Broadway  
Lisa O’Hare, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
 
OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE
Jim Brochu,  Character Man
Debra Jo Rupp,  Becoming Dr. Ruth
Ruben Santiago-Hudson,  How I Learned What I Learned
Alexandra Silber,  Arlington
John Douglas Thompson,  Satchmo at the Waldorf
 
JOHN GASSNER AWARD
(Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)
Scott Z. Burns, The Library
Eric Dufault , Year of the Rooster
Madeleine George, The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence
Steven Levenson, The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin
Lauren Yee, The Hatmaker’s Wife

Congratulations to all of the Outer Critics Circle Award nominees! A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder came out swinging as the front-runner with 11 nominations overall. Disney’s new musical spectacular Aladdin flew in to second place with 8 nominations while The Public’s critically acclaimed Fun Home ranked third overall with 7 nominations. It is always so exciting to celebrate another season coming to an end and being able to take a look overall how successful so many productions have been over the course of the past year.

Luner on Theatre will kick off its sweeping awards season coverage for 2014 beginning today! Bringing you coverage on every major New York theatrical award from nomination day down to the winner and more, we will have it all right here on the blog! Stay tuned as we celebrate another incredible theatre season here in New York both on and off Broadway as we count down to Broadway’s biggest night, The Tony Awards! Winners of the Outer Critics Circle Awards will be announced on May 12th and celebrated May 22nd with a ceremony at Sardi’s. For more information, visit The Outer Critics Circle Awards Official WebsiteBe sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!

A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder leads with 11 Nominations

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder leads with 11 Nominations

Violet (Photos)

The Encores! Off-Center production of Violet has transferred to Broadway this spring after a critically acclaimed run this past summer! Sutton Foster stars as Violet, a young and bitter girl who has been accidentally scarred by her father. Refusing to accept her circumstances, she sets off on the road to Oklahoma where she hopes a TV evangelist can help cure her differences. On her way, she meets a young black solider who teachers her courage and what it means to be an outsider in the deep South during the Civil Rights movement of 1964. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you a first look at Violet on Broadway!

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Violet is now officially open and in performances on Broadway! However, it won’t be there forever! The show officially opened this past Sunday, April 20th and is playing a limited engagement through August 10th, 2014. The show is being presented at the American Airlines Theatre on 42nd Street. The show is directed by Leigh Silverman. Thank you to Joan Marcus for the photos used in this blog post. For more information, visit Roundabout Theatre Company’s Official WebsiteBe sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!