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Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards started with a newly bobbed Taylor Swift performing “Out of the Woods” in a sparkly black jumpsuit. Plagued with glitches of a technical kind, streaming and performances by Adele and Justin Beiber took the hits. LL Cool J, hosted the ceremony for the fifth time, kept the focus on the music. A live broadcast from the Broadway musical Hamilton brought Stephen Colbert front and center. Best Rap Album, introduced by Ice Cube and his son and “Straight Outta Compton” star O’Shea Jackson Jr started the nights award.  Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt took the stage with a mash-up of Hunt’s “Take Your Time” and Underwood’s “Heartbeat.” The Weeknd followed with “Can’t Feel My Face” and “In the Night.” Andra Day and Ellie Goulding mashed-up of “Rise Up” and “Love Me Like You Do.”

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

LL Cool J brought out late night host James Corden to introduce a tribute to Person of the Year honoree Lionel Richie, who won his first Album of the Year Grammy 32 years ago. The medley included performances by John Legend, Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan and more. Stevie Wonder took the stage with Pentatonix for the first of the evening’s tributes to those the music community has recently lost, saluting Earth Wind and Fire’s Maurice White with “That’s the Way of the World.”

Eagles

Eagles

The surviving members of the Eagles taking the stage with Jackson Browne to pay their respects to the late Glenn Frey with a rendition of “Take it Easy.”  Tori Kelly and James Bay serenading each other with Bay’s “Let it Go” and Kelly’s “Hollow.”

The theater world easily stole the show on a live broadcast of the opening number of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” direct from New York and led by the show’s star and creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda and company accepted in rhyming style from the stage in New York.

Nomination leader Kendrick Lamar then took the stage as part of a chain gang for a riveting jailhouse rendition of “The Blacker the Berry,” a tribal, flame-licked “Alright” and a strobe-light strafed, lightning-fast new track, bringing down the house and marking one of the most electrifying and pointed performances of the night.

Introduced by Bruno Mars, Adele perform “All I Ask.”  Justin Bieber celebrated with a medley performance of “Love Yourself” and “Where Are U Now” with collaborators Skrillex and Diplo.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

In her tribute to the late David Bowie, Lady Gaga moved through the artist’s 1970s and ’80s work.

 

Record of the Year: Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Album of the Year: 1989, Taylor Swift

Best Rock Performance: Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”

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Best Musical Theater Album: Hamilton

Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor

Best Song Written For Visual Media: Glory

Song of the Year: Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

Best Country Album: Chris Stapleton, Traveller

Best Rap Album: Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat, “These Walls”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

Best Pop Solo Performance: Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Best Alternative Music Album: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color

Best Rock Album: Muse, Drones

Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Best Rock Song: Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”

Best R&B Album: D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah

Best Urban Contemporary Album: The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Best R&B Performance: The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”

Best R&B Song: D’Angelo and The Vanguard, “Really Love”

Best Traditional R&B Performance: Lalah Hathaway, “Little Ghetto Boy”

Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skrillex and Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Justin Beiber

Justin Beiber

Best Dance Recording: Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now”

Best Music Video: Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”

Best Country Song: Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”

Best Music Film: Amy Winehouse, Amy

Best Rap/Song Collaboration: Common & John Legend, “Glory”

Best Pop Vocal Album: Taylor Swift, 1989

Best Country Solo PerformanceChris Stapleton, “Traveller”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Tobymac, This Is Not a Test

Best Roots Gospel Album: The Fairfield Four, Still Rockin’ My Soul

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: Pitbull, Dale

Best Latin Pop Album: Ricky Martin, A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)

Best Comedy Album: Louis C.K., Live at Madison Square Garden

Best Spoken Word Album: Jimmy Carter, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

Score Soundtrack for Visual MediaBirdman

Best Gospel AlbumIsrael & Newbreed, Covered: Alive Is Asia [Live] (Deluxe)

Best Gospel Performance/Song: Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy?”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Francesca Battistelli, “Holy Spirit”

Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Stephen Paulus, Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano, Joyce & Tony – Live From Wigmore Hall

Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Augustin Hadelich, “Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L’Arbre Des Songes”

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Eighth Blackbird, “Filament”

Best Choral Performance: Charles Bruffy, “Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil”

Best Opera Recording: Saito Kinen Orchestra; SKF Matsumoto Chorus & SKF Matsumoto Children’s Chorus, “Ravel: L’Enfant Et Les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade”

Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman

Best Regional Roots Music Album: Jon Cleary, Go Go Juice

Best Folk Album: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Best Blues Album: Buddy Guy, Born to Play Guitar

Best Bluegrass Album: The Steeldrivers, The Muscle Shoals Recordings

Best Americana Album: Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free

Best American Roots Song: Jason Isbell, “24 Frames”

Best American Roots Performance: Mavis Staples, “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”

Best Tropical Latin Album: Rubén Blades With Roberto Delgado & Orchestra, Son De Panamá

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): Los Tigres Del Norte, Realidades – Deluxe Edition

Best Children’s Album: Tim Kubart, Home

Best World Album: Angélique Kidjo, Sings

Best Reggae Album: Morgan Heritage, Strictly Roots

Best Latin Jazz Album: Eliane Elias, Made in Brazil

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Maria Schneider, The Thompson Fields

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: John Scofield, Past Present

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Cécile McLorin Salvant, For One to Love

Best Surround Sound Album: James Guthrie and Joel Plante, Amused To Death

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)”

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color

Best Historical Album: Various artists; The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Various Artists, The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32)

Best Album Notes: Joni Mitchell, Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced

Best Recording Package: Sarah Dodds, Shauna Dodds & Dick Reeves; Asleep at the Wheel, Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Maria Schneider, “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: Avi Kaplin, Kirstin Taylor, Kevin K.O. Olusola; “Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy”

Best Instrumental Composition: Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, “The Afro Latin Jazz Suite”

MusiCares Person of the Year: Lionel Richie

Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry

Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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KNIVES OUT AGAIN — (Via Deadline) The next installment in the Knives Out series has its title. Writer/director Rian Johnson announced on social media this morning that the film will be called Wake Up Dead Man. It was also confirmed that the film would come out sometime in 2025 and that production would be under way soon with Daniel Craig returning to star.

Johnson returns as the writer and director of the series and will also produce the pic with his partner Ram Bergman. Plot details are unknown and as of now Craig is the only talent involved.

The most recent pic, Glass Onion, bowed in 2022 with Craig returning as world famous detective Benoit Blanc. The film premiered on Netflix after the streamer made a record setting $450 million deal for the two sequels with this being the third in the series.

SHORT TAKES — The trailer for Beverley Hills Cop 4 is out. Here it is:

Harold Faltermeyer

The theme for the movie sounds like a cheap re-working of “Alex F” an electronic instrumental track by German musician Harold Faltermeyer …

The Wallows

The Wallows, who I’ve never heard of, kicked off the Today Show Summer Concert series. When interviewed, each of them said they used to watch the show before they went to school. My, I wonder how that made the hosts feel? Even Carson Daly, who’s no kid either, must have batted an eye. Interesting band. Nothing special I saw, but good luck to them …

David Krumholtz

SIGHTING: David (Numbers) Krumholtz at the Factory Bar Friday for Trivia Night … (Via Theatermania) Grammy

Stephanie Mills

Award winner Stephanie Mills will return to Broadway to play Hermes in the Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown. Her first performance will be July 2, coinciding with the start dates of Maia Reficco and Yola. Mills takes over from Jon Jon Briones, who plays his final performance June 30. Mills originated the role of Dorothy in the first Broadway production of The Wiz in 1975. Her last appearance on Broadway was for a special concert in 1989 … The Washington Post will go full AI. Check out this story: https://futurism.com/washington-post-pivot-ai

Tracker

… A short Memorial Day-vacay in East Hampton was great. Checked out Sakura and was introduced to CBS’ Tracker with Justin Hartley. Smartly done and directed by Ken Olin from Thirtysomething. Impressed for sure …

Billy Joel

The Long Island Musical Hall of Fame abruptly canceled their June 7 event, honoring Billy Joel at Tilles Center.  Performers at the event were to be Run-DMC; Debbie Gibson; and Felix Cavaliere.  Joel said a family event would prevent him from attending …

RIP producer

Al Ruddy

. He produced The Godfather and Million Dollar Baby. Check out Deadline’s obit: https://deadline.com/2024/05/al-ruddy-dead-godfather-million-dollar-baby-1235942541/

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Backstage with Richie Ridge Presents

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Drama Desk and OCC member Richie Ridge, of Broadway World’s Backstage with Richie Ridge, will moderate a discussion with Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James, both Drama Desk nominees for Lead Performance in a Musical for Days of Wine and Roses, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29 at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Robin Williams Center (247 West 54th St., opposite Studio 54). Drama Desk members are invited. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m., and attendance is first come, first served. Latecomers may not be admitted.

Based on the 1964 movie about a couple falling in love in 1950s New York and struggling to maintain a family in the face of alcohol addiction, Days of Wine and Roses, with music and lyrics by Adam Guettel and a book by Craig Lucas, opened at Studio 54 on Jan. 28, 2024. O’Hara and d’Arcy James are both Tony nominees as well.

SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theater community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen.

If you would like to attend, please fill out the form here. Be sure to select the Non-member option.

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Backstage with Richie Ridge Presents The Outsiders

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Richie Ridge, of Broadway World’s Backstage with Richie Ridge, will moderate adiscussion with stars of the new Drama Desk– and Tony-nominated musical The Outsiders at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 31, at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Robin Williams Center (247 West 54th St., opposite Studio 54). Members of the Drama Desk are invited to attend. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m., and attendance is first come, first served. Latecomers may not be admitted.

Participants in the panel will be Drama Desk and Tony nominees director Danya Taymor and lead actor Brody Grant, along with Tony featured actor nominees Sky Lakota-Lynch and Joshua Boone. With music and lyrics by Justin Levine and a book by Levine and Adam Rapp, The Outsiders, is a nominee for both Drama Desk and Tony Awards for best musical, opened at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater on April 11, 2024.

SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theater community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen.

If you would like to attend, please fill out the form here. Be sure to select the Non-member option.

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Ashley Griffin and Danny Gardner

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We are so pleased to announce our guests this week are Director/ performer Ashley Griffin and Broadway’s Danny Gardner Join us Wednesday May 22nd at 5pm.

Ashley Griffin

Ashley Griffin is a Broadway writer/performer most well known as the first person in history to be nominated for a major award (New York Innovative Theater Award) for both playing and directing Hamlet (for a theatrical production.) As a writer Ashley’s work has been produced/developed at New World Stages, Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights Horizons and more. Ashley received the WellLife Network Award and a county commendation for her Off-Broadway play Trial (directed by Lori Petty and heralded as “If this show were on Broadway it would win the Pulitzer” – Stagescore) which is currently in talks for a transfer. She has written extensively for film and T.V. and is the author of two bestselling novels, Blank Paige and The Spindle. As a performer, Ashley has appeared extensively on and Off-Broadway as well as in T.V. and film. Highlights include work at The Gershwin Theater, Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, MTC and The Public Theater, as well as on The Greatest Showman and “Homeland.” She holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has trained at RADA, the National Theater and the Boston Conservatory. www.ashleygriffinofficial.com

Danny Gardner

Danny Gardner starred io Broadway Flying Over Sunset, A Christmas Carol and Dames At Sea. City Center Encores!: Dick Trevor in Lady, Be Good! (Subsequent Album). Radio City Music Hall: Dad / George M. Cohan in The NY Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes. His national tours include Here to Stay – The Gershwin Experience!, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and 42nd Street. Off-Broadway: Cheek To Cheek (The York Theater), Time Step (New Victory Theater), Room 17B and Everybody Gets Cake(59E59th Street Theaters). His regional theatre experience includes; Dial M For Murder (Geva Theater Center & Dallas Theatre Center), Bach At Leipzig (People’s Light and Theatre Company), Crazy For You (Signature Theatre), Singin’ in the Rain (Chicago’s Marriott Lincolnshire), Mary Poppins (Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (John W. Engeman Theater). @dannyjgnyc, www.danny-gardner.com

These two are staring in a limited three-week engagement of The Opposite of Love presented by NewYorkRep May 28 through June 15 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 W. 46th Street, NYC). The Opposite of Love is an intimate story about a down on his luck hustler and a trust fund baby who form an unlikely bond when she hires him to help overcome her sexual trauma. Can this unexpected connection transcend their darker inclinations in a world where love is a commodity? Directed by Rachel Klein (The Gospel According to Heather). Opening night is Thursday May 30 at 7PM. Tickets are now on sale at EventBrite.com.

“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents ”, is a show filmed at the iconic Hotel Edison, before a live audience. To see our past episodes; First episode click here second episode click here,  third episode click here, fourth episode click here, fifth episode click here, sixth episode here, seventh episode here, eighth episode here, ninth episode here, tenth episode here, eleventh episode here, our twelfth episode here, thirteenth episode here, fourteenth here and fifteenth here.

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Memorial Day Playlist

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As you lay out by the pool, the beach, Central Park or on the sidelines of a parade, T2C offers you music to celebrate and get you in the mood.

 

 

 

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