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2012 Award Season

Posted on: May 1st, 2012 by Roundabout

 

* = Winner

Tony Award Nominations:

Don't Dress for Dinner
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play - Spencer Kayden
Best Costume Design of a Play - William Ivey Long

Man and Boy
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play - Frank Langella

The Road to Mecca
Best Lighting Design of a Play - Peter Kaczorowski

Full list of nominees.

Jennifer Tilly, Ben Daniels, and Spencer Kayden in 'Don't Dress for Dinner'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2012

Drama Desk Nominations:

Death Takes a Holiday
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical – Kevin Earley
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical – Matt Cavenaugh
Outstanding Director of a Musical – Doug Hughes
Outstanding Music – Maury Yeston
Outstanding Lyrics – Maury Yeston
Outstanding Book of a Musical - Thomas Meehan and Peter Stone
Outstanding Costume Design – Catherine Zuber
Outstanding Lighting Design – Kenneth Posner
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical – Jon Weston
Outstanding Orchestrations - Larry Hochman

Sons of the Prophet
Outstanding Actor in a Play – Santino Fontana
Sam Norkin Off Broadway Award – Stephen Karam: The profoundly moving Sons of the Prophet confirmed his status as one of the most promising playwrights of his generation.

The Road to Mecca
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Jim Dale

Full list of nominees.

Jim Dale, Carla Gugino, and Rosemary Harris in 'The Road to Mecca'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2011

Drama League Nominations:

Sons of the Prophet
Distinguished Performance Award: Santino Fontana

Man and Boy
Distinguished Performance Award: Frank Langella

The Road to Mecca
Distinguished Performance Award: Rosemary Harris

Look Back in Anger
Distinguished Revival of a Play
Distinguished Performance Award: Matthew Rhys

Read the full list of nominees.

Adam Driver, Sarah Goldberg, and Matthew Rhys in 'Look Back in Anger'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2012

Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations:

Death Takes a Holiday
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
Outstanding New Score (Broadway of Off-Broadway)
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical — Rebecca Luker

Sons of the Prophet
*Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
Outstanding Actor in a Play — Santino Fontana
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play — Joanna Gleason

Don't Dress for Dinner
*Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play — Spencer Kayden
Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) — William Ivey Long

Read the full list of nominees.

Rebecca Luker, Michael Sibbery and the cast of 'Death Takes a Holiday'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2011

New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards:

Sons of the Prophet
*Best Play

Full list of awards.

Lucille Lortel Award Nominations:

Death Takes a Holiday
Outstanding Costume Design — Catherine Zuber

Sons of the Prophet
*Outstanding Play
*Outstanding Lead Actor — Santino Fontana

Look Back in Anger
Outstanding Revival
Outstanding Director — Sam Gold
*Outstanding Featured Actor — Adam Driver
Outstanding Scenic Design — Andrew Lieberman

Read the full list of nominees.

Jonathan Louis Dent, Chris Perfetti, Santino Fontana and Yusef Bulos in 'Sons of the Prophet'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2011


Related Categories:
2011-2012 Season, Death Takes A Holiday, Don't Dress for Dinner, Look Back in Anger, Man and Boy, Roundabout News, Sons of the Prophet, The Road to Mecca


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Roundabout Roundup: Looking Back at ‘Sons of the Prophet’

Posted on: January 4th, 2012 by Roundabout

 

Sons of the Prophet Complete Cast Announced
August 4, 2011

We are pleased to announce the full cast of the New York premiere of Stephen Karam’s new play Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois. The cast will feature Yusef Bulos (Bill), Jonathan Louis Dent (Vin), Santino Fontana (Joseph), Joanna Gleason (Gloria), Lizbeth Mackay (Ms. McAndrews), Dee Nelson (Dr. Manor), Chris Perfetti (Charles), Charles Socarides (Timothy).

Read the entire article.

Sons of the Prophet Opens
October 20, 2011

Sons of the Prophet opened to great acclaim on October 20, 2011 at the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, Laura Pels Theatre. 
Read the Review Roundup.


Another Commission for Sons of the Prophet Playwright, Stephen Karam
October 26, 2011


We are pleased to announce a second commission to playwright Stephen Karam following his critically acclaimed first commission of Sons of the Prophet.

Karam’s play Sons of the Prophet is part of our New Play Initiative, a collection of programs, designed to foster and produce new work by emerging and established artists. Since 1995, Roundabout has commissioned 15 playwrights, conducted developmental readings and workshops of over 100 new works, produced 6 Roundabout Underground productions, 30 mainstage productions of new works and employed over 5,000 artists across all aspects of the New Play Initiative.

Read the entire article.

Stephen Karam Blogs for Roundabout

Stephen Karam's blog posts gave us insight into his process: from the first days of putting pen to paper to conceiving the sounds for the show.

“I thought 'Relief' embodied the emotional landscape I was trying to create–emotional and hopeful and sad…but not sentimental (this is my opinion, of course)."

Relief
[audio:http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/Roundabout/media/Media/Relief.mp3]

Read Stephen Karam's Blog Posts

Sons of the Prophet Recognized Among Top 10 of 2011 by The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Newsday
December 20, 2011

We are thrilled several Roundabout productions from the past year have landed in multiple “Top 10″ lists of 2011. Check out the lists below for some highlights of “Best of 2011″ coverage!

Read the entire article.

Jonathan Louis Dent, Chris Perfetti, Santino Fontana and Yusef Bulos in 'Sons of the Prophet'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2011

Santino Fontana and Sons of the Prophet wants you to let it out!

This video was created in partnership with Brooklyn School for Music and Theatre and Brooklyn School for Global Studies, two of Roundabout Theatre Company's partner high schools. The video was conceived by Santino Fontana who plays Joseph in Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet.


Related Categories:
2011-2012 Season, Education @ Roundabout, Roundabout Roundup, Sons of the Prophet, Stephen Karam's Blog


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Roundabout Roundup: “Best of 2011” Lists

Posted on: December 20th, 2011 by Bradley Sanchez

 

We are thrilled several Roundabout productions from the past year have landed in multiple "Top 10" lists of 2011.  Check out the lists below for some highlights of "Best of 2011" coverage!

TIME Magazine: The Top 10 Plays and Musicals 0f 2011

4.  Death Takes a Holiday
"The book (by Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan) takes its time to actually create characters and builds to a truly moving climax, while composer Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic) has served up a lovely, often soaring score. Death deserves to live on. "

10.  Anything Goes
"[Kathleen Marshall] has come up with an ideal showcase for Sutton Foster, who slides with confidence into the role created by Ethel Merman, and puts herself at the top of an impressive new class of Broadway musical divas."

Jill Paice and Kevin Earley in 'Death Takes a Holiday'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2011

The New York Times: Charles Isherwood's Top 10 of 2011

8.  Sons of the Prophet
"In the standout play of the fall season, the playwright Stephen Karam depicted a kaleidoscope of human suffering with both biting humor and boundless compassion. The gifted actor Santino Fontana led a flawless cast, portraying a young man plagued by a mysterious ailment who also has to cope with the sudden death of his father, the failing health of a troublesome uncle, and a needy boss also battling the brutal fates."

Read the full list.

Entertainment Weekly: Best of 2011

4.  Anything Goes
"A remarkable number of 2011′s new productions found fresh and inventive ways to surprise, delight, and challenge audiences...Without further ado, here are EW’s top 10 standouts in stage..."

Sutton Foster and the Company of 'Anything Goes'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2011

New York Magazine: This Year in Theater

7.  Sons of the Prophet
"In a single, dolefully sweet show, and one of the only new plays to take on the Great Recession at ground level, we discovered an important playwright in Stephen Karam and a bright new star: Santino Fontana...Greatness is prophesied herein: Perhaps all’s well in the future of American playwriting."


Newsday: 2011's Best: Plays took center stage

7.  Sons of the Prophet
"This major new play by gifted young playwright Stephen Karam takes us to a world both exotic and familiar with elegance and the kind of humor that understands how perilously we all linger near the emotional abyss. Peter DuBois' lean production, which includes a harrowing performance by Joanna Gleason as an unraveling publisher, is terrific."

Jonathan Louis Dent, Chris Perfetti, Santino Fontana and Yusef Bulos in 'Sons of the Prophet'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2011


Related Categories:
2010-2011 Season, 2011-2012 Season, Anything Goes, Death Takes A Holiday, Roundabout News, Roundabout Roundup, Sons of the Prophet


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