Despite the cold, we headed to the beach to celebrate the 74th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on the set of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway Revival of the musical Once on This Island. Thanks to the hard work of president Dale Badway the celebration continued from The Circle In The Square to The Copacabana Rooftop (268 West 47th Street). Circle in the Square Theatre was not only proud to host the only major theatrical award ceremony scheduled in a Broadway house, this season, but there theatre school kids joined in the festivities
We wanted to know what first performance made theses attendee fall in love with theatre. In this video Dale Badway, Victor Garber, Wesley Taylor, Neil Pepe, Nicholas Barasch and Lea Solanga talk about what performer inspired them to go into the business.
Hosted annually by well-known theater journalist Peter Filichia, the 74th Annual Theatre World Awards ceremony is produced by Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors headed by Dale Badway (President) with Tom Lynch (Vice-President), Stephen Wilde (Secretary), Honorable Ilene Zatkin-Butler (Treasurer), and Michael Kostel.
Presenters included Daniel N. Durant, Cynthia Erivo, Anita Gillette, Rodney Hicks, Marin Ireland, Baayork Lee, Lea Salonga, Wesley Taylor, and more.
Directed by Stephen Nachamie (She Loves Me), the afternoon’s activities include a special performance by Theatre Award-winnerNicholas Barasch (She Loves Me).
Theatre World Alum Tony Award-winner Bernadette Peters (Hello, Dolly!) bestow the John Willis Award on castmate Victor Garber and the Theatre World Award to Charlie Stemp.
Grand dame of theatre Glenda Jackson (Three Tall Women) presented the Dorothy Loudon Award to Ben Edelman.
Photo’s the red carpet by Genevive Rafter Keddy
Ahead of the Broadway Opening of Lempicka The Longacre Theatre Is Showcasing Art Work By Tamara de Lempicka
The Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St.), soon-to-be home of the sweeping new musical, Lempicka, is showcasing a curated selection of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka’s most famous works. Eschewing traditional theatrical front-of-house advertising, the Longacre’s façade now boasts prints, creating a museum-quality exhibition right in the heart of Times Square. The musical opens on Broadway on April 14, 2024 at the same venue.
The Longacre’s outdoor exhibition includes works of Self Portrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti) (1929), Young Girl in Green (1927), Nu Adossé I (1925), The Red Tunic (1927), The Blue Scarf (1930), The Green Turban (1930), Portrait of Marjorie Ferry (1932), Portrait of Ira P. (1930), Portrait of Romana de la Salle (1928), and Adam and Eve (1932).
Starring Eden Espinosa and directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, Lempicka features book, lyrics, and original concept by Carson Kreitzer, book and music by Matt Gould, and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly.
Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, Lempicka boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.