Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Drama Critics' Circle: Utopia is best play!

  • In the first awards ceremony of many, the New York Drama Critics' Circle have named The Coast of Utopia 'Best Play' for the 2006-7 season! Congrats to them all! This is Sir Tom's sixth award for Best Play. There are mentions of the win at numerous places such as and Theatermania. Scroll down on the official NYDCC link above for a detailed look at who voted for what ballot-wise.

  • Brendan Lemon meanwhile on the LCT backstage blog tells a very touching story of Utopia's effect on one audience member.

  • The latest batch of Tony Memories interviews (including Jennifer Ehle) are not yet up, but should be over the next couple of days.

  • Meanwhile on the Tonys homepage, there is a countdown clock to the awards - currently 32 days, 22 hours, 3 minutes and 25 seconds!

  • A reminder from CD Universe that you can pre-order your Coast of Utopia music CD, at the sale price of $15.18. The scheduled release date is currently June 12th.

  • Capacity figures for the week of May 6th were as follows: The Year of Magical Thinking 93.3%, Utopia 91.6%, Inherit the Wind and Moon for the Misbegotten both at 82.3%, Frost/Nixon 77.4% and Deuce 75.3%. All other plays were down in the forties, thirties and even twenties.

  • Only two performances of each part now remain...gosh the intensity!

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