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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


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Students and Subscribers Learning Together

Posted on: March 10th, 2012 by Education @ Roundabout

 

In Roundabout's production of The Road to Mecca, Education@Roundabout brought together Roundabout subscribers and students from the Brooklyn School for Global Studies, one of Education@Roundabout's partner schools, for an inter-generational theatre workshop. The whole group took part in a pre-show workshop before attending The Road to Mecca matinee together.

The workshop began with students and subscribers forming groups using quotes from The Road to Mecca. The teams became fast friends. Together the groups were presented with the challenge of visually expressing these quotes in 15 minutes. As the groups collaborated they were given obstacles including "One person in your group cannot use his/her hands in making this project, but still must contribute ideas.” Those who had been the dominant artist in their group were forced to give responsibility over to others who tried to understand the directions and visions of the other artists. Each group worked in harmony to create 8 varying representations of The Road to Mecca.

A subscriber and students working together on their pre-performance project at Education@Roundabout's Inter-Generational Workshop

After they completed this project, the groups were then handed a scene from the play that highlighted the central conflict of the play. They explored Miss Helen's divided feelings between seeking care and preserving her freedom. The students performed this scene for the subscribers and invited the subscribers to join in an improvisation exercise to better understand Miss Helen's struggle.

Then the groups were tasked with writing their own scene. The scenes explored two scenarios: an older person deciding between independence and great care, and a younger person deciding whether to stay or leave home.

At the end of the workshop, students and subscribers reflected on their experience over lunch. One student shared, "I enjoyed meeting new people like Miss Janet. She had some very good ideas."

A subscriber and students working together on their pre-performance project at Education@Roundabout's Inter-Generational Workshop

By the end of the workshop students and subscribers bonded over what they had learned about The Road to Mecca and made a connection with the characters from the play. They watched the show together, and following the performance, experienced a post-show discussion with the cast. One of the subscribers reflected, " I enjoyed meeting new people and seeing the creative, fertile minds that represent students from your school. It was a most enjoyable experience."

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2011-2012 Season, Education @ Roundabout, The Road to Mecca


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Roundabout Roundup: Looking Back at ‘The Road to Mecca’

Posted on: March 7th, 2012 by Roundabout

 

Fugard's The Road to Mecca added to the 11-12 Season
August 8, 2011

We are pleased to present Tony Award® winner Rosemary Harris, Carla Gugino and  Tony Award winner Jim Dale in the Broadway premiere production of Athol Fugard’s play The Road To Mecca, directed by Gordon Edelstein.

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A Conversation with Carla Gugino
December 13, 2011

Ted Sod, Education Dramaturg, interviewed actress Carla Gugino about her thoughts on The Road to Mecca and her character, Elsa Barlow.

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The The Road to Mecca Marquees are Installed
December 19, 2011

The marquees for The Road to Mecca, starring Rosemary Harris, Carla Gugino, and Jim Dale, are up at the American Airlines Theatre!  The Road to Mecca began previews on December 16, 2011 and opens on January 17, 2012.

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A Note on Miss Helen by Athol Fugard
December 30, 2011

It was a drive into the Karoo to spend a holiday on a friend’s farm and the route I drove that took me for the first time through what had only been a name on a map until then: New Bethesda, a small village in what turned out to be an absolutely magnificent setting. As I drove through it, I couldn’t help responding to it, because I was actually born in that part of the world—as a matter of fact, I was born fifteen miles away from New Bethesda in a place called Middelburg. Driving to my friend’s farm I was struck by its isolation and thought to myself, hell, this would be quite a nice place to have a house to escape from the city if ever I felt like getting away from the world.

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Rosemary Harris in 'The Road to Mecca'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2011

Opening Night
January 17, 2012

Review Roundup
January 19, 2012

“It makes you catch your breath. Rosemary Harris asks us to look close to find the creative soul within. And with the generosity of a great artist, she rewards us with the illusion that we have discovered the majesty of her character all by ourselves. Carla Gugino is bracingly vital and Jim Dale is first-rate in this powerful production.” - Ben Brantley, The New York Times.

Read the entire article.

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

Artists Inspired by Artists: Jim Dale and Carla Gugino



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2011-2012 Season, Roundabout Roundup, The Road to Mecca


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