Saturday, May 19, 2007

Tonys Fever

Just a brief round-up for today:

  • "How Did You Celebrate Your Tony News?" is what asked the nominees at the Press Reception. Watch the video to hear their responses. Unfortunately, Jennifer Ehle wasn't included in this one, but there should be more in the coming weeks.
  • The Tonys site has a cute picture of Jennifer Ehle, David Pittu, and Martha Plimpton at the Press Reception. It can be found on the fourth page of the nominees gallery.
  • Wire Image also has a couple of photos from the same event.
  • The New York Times now has a poll where fans can vote for the Tony Nominees and view the current standings. Jennifer Ehle is currently leading her category with 36% of the votes, and Martha Plimpton is in second place with 25% of the votes. Note that The Coast of Utopia is leading in all of its categories save one! (Hopefully it will pan out this way on Tonys Night!)
  • I don't believe this has been posted yet. Here is Brendan Lemon's latest post for the Lincoln Center backstage blog, in which he talks about the cast party after the final Salvage.
    [...] Cast and crew spent much of the party telling each other what their immediate post-Utopia plans would be. Some people are taking a long-deserved break; others have already plunged into their next project. In the former category can be counted Jennifer Ehle, who's planning to catch up with her family and Larry Bull, who's taking a trip to Slovenia and Croatia; in the latter category are Brian O'Byrne, who's already begun his work on the Showtime series Brotherhood, and David Pittu, who says he's enjoying playing Brecht in the Broadway production of LoveMusik. (For this work, Pittu won an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.) [...]
  • Playbill has some more news about Ethan Hawke's upcoming plans:
    Ethan Hawke, Mark Brokaw and artistic director Scott Elliott will stage works by Mike Leigh and more for the forthcoming New Group 2007-2008 season.
    The Off-Broadway troupe — who will again take up residence at Theatre Row — has announced the productions to be featured in its 13th season. Dates and further details are yet to be revealed. [...]
  • Here is an interesting tidbit about Jennifer Ehle from mag78 of All That Chat:
    [...] randomly, i was at lincoln center on saturday [May 12] and jennifer ehle was outside, in costume, at 1:45, having her photo taken professionally...
  • Just for kicks, here is Time out of Mind's very reasonable prediction for Best Featured Actress:
    [...] Best Featured Actress in a Play is a toss-up. I know absolutely nothing in this. I'm betting The Coast of Utopia again. I pick Jennifer Ehle, just because I like that name better than Martha Plimpton. Unless Dana Ivey, who's been nominated a buncha times, makes a surprise comeback for the not-well-liked Butley revival. [...]
  • If you hurry to ebay, you can bid on this collection of production photos and a programme from The RSC's 1995 production The Relapse, which starred Jennifer Ehle and Douglas Henshall.
  • Also at ebay is a programme from The RSC's The Painter of Dishonour as well as some production photos and a newspaper review.